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   Troller has kibitzed 2485 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-27-17 Wei Yi vs Ivanchuk, 2017 (replies)
Troller: If clocks on chessbomb are correct for this game, it would seem Ivanchuk spent 13 minutes for 13..0-0 and another 6 for 16..Qb6+, but everything else was blitzed out.
   Oct-27-17 Chigorin Memorial (2017) (replies)
Troller: In rd 6 Abdusattorov defeated GM Levin in what looked like a smooth win. Meanwhile Artemiev turned the tables in a miserable position and won also. Sjugirov managed to lose a piece early on against Triapishko (who?), played on for a while until finally resigning a hopeless position.
   Oct-25-17 Diego Flores
Troller: Diego Flores just won the Argentinian Championships 1 points clear of #2-4. The tournament was a 14-player RR, including Sandro Mareco and Alan Pichot . http://federacionargentinadeajedrez...
   Oct-18-17 Tilburg Interpolis (1977) (replies)
Troller: <Strongest tournament of the decade> is indeed an exaggeration. Chessmetrics is perhaps not always accurate, and ratings are of course not everything, but still these are the world rankings of the players according to Chessmetrics September list 1977: Karpov 1 Miles 46 ...
   Oct-18-17 Ziya Mammadov
Troller: He is not an International Master though. But he does have the "Candidate Master" title; this must stem from the World Cadets tournament, as normally elo rating of 2200 is required to qualify for the CM title. Silver or bronze in the U12 group automatically gives the CM title, gold
   Oct-10-17 P Jakobsen vs Yagmur Bereketoglu, 2017
Troller: Well, Black is rated 1333. I am not sure if this is some local children's team, they range from 1765 on first board to this one on board five and an unrated player on board six. The team is going to struggle for each half board-point in this event; first two rounds have expectedly ...
   Oct-05-17 Alexey Sokolsky
Troller: <As far as openings are concerned, more particularly White's first move, Henri Grob played more than 5000 corr-games with 1.g2-g4 which therefore bears his name. It is the worst of the 20 possibilities, an error! I am not sure I would call 1.f3 that, neither 1.Nh3. Both 1.h4 and ...
   Oct-02-17 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 (replies)
Troller: <The Boomerang: "This is a beautiful win by the second greatest chess player of all time."> And all the more impressive, seeing as it was done against the greatest chess player of all time.
   Sep-13-17 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
Troller: This is a very late answer, but <You are factually wrong here. To posit the proposition, "God does not exist" is to make a positive claim to knowledge.> The positive claim would be to say 1. God exists Before this claim has been proven, the default presumption would be that
   Sep-13-17 Ivanchuk vs A Giri, 2017 (replies)
Troller: <FSR: I thought no one played 3.d4 anymore, although I have no idea why it seems to have fallen into desuetude.> Larsen has written that it is clearly inferior to 3.Ne5, this at a time when it was still fairly common. I don't remember his reasoning though; but apparently top ...
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