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Game Collection: Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1980

   achieve has kibitzed 17998 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-09-19 moronovich chessforum (replies)
achieve: Thank you so much <virginmind> for the warm welcome and kind words, also extended to <moro> and <morfishine>! The story about your musical development is very touching and I literally want to hear more about it! Sorry to cut this post short atm, but I will come ...
   Feb-09-19 Susan Freeman chessforum (replies)
achieve: Oh, one PS, <Susan> - I did read your little piece on Peter Sellers vs Steve Martin, I think it was at the Kib Cafe, and couldn't agree more, Peter Sellers was a genius, one of a kind really, and the way he played, inhabited, Clouseau in the "Pink Panther Strikes Again" has ...
   Feb-06-19 Carlsen vs Anand, 2019 (replies)
achieve: <Eyal: Several people already mentioned that 70...b5? (instead of bxa5!) was the losing move, but it should be noted that 70...bxa5 works for a <very> concrete reason, which requires precise calculation: 71.Kd5 Nf4+! > I disagree with the notion that it requires precise
   Jan-18-19 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
   Dec-13-18 AlphaZero (Computer) (replies)
achieve: In a minute or so... Hang in there cruella.
   Dec-01-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
achieve: <Imagine the FIFA World Cup being decided by a futsal game.> Overtime and penalty shootout are pretty much equivalent to a Rapid format to determine a tie in Classical Chess, either that or declare Carlsen the winner, as Caruana was the challenger.
   Nov-16-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
achieve: Carlsen will be playing here, Very simple improvements will be enough, mark my words. Space. time, as well as piece plavement are in white's favour, might as well press on now. Caruana would very well yo hold the fort.
   Apr-20-15 Gashimov Memorial (2015) (replies)
achieve: One game at a time; So is showing his potential, despite his formerly perceived lack of resilience. Or passiveness. Much like the bit younger Giri. This is just an expected result from a major player bouncing back at a young age, 3/4 whites, but a few games are to be played yet. All
   Mar-06-15 Abdel Irada chessforum (replies)
   Mar-06-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
achieve: And I just concluded a brief survey of Carlsen's Wijks from 2008-2013, Result is that he clearly clamps down on the lower half of the field and scores significantly, increasing his rating, not at all scoring barely even, as you claimed. Still a smallish sample, but these are some of
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