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beatgiant
Member since Jun-05-04 · Last seen May-29-15
An American amateur.

Following are positions on many hot-button issues of the site.

Greatest player of all the 18th century? Philidor.

Who would have won a hypothetical Staunton-Steinitz matchup? Steinitz.

Was there an unwritten "win by two" clause in the Lasker-Janowski (1910) match? No.

Did Alekhine deliberately throw the 1935 title match, so as to get a rematch and thus be paid twice for playing Euwe? Hmmm....

Did Stalin order Flohr not to try hard to beat Botvinnik? No.

Who would have won a never-played Fischer-Gligoric match? Fischer.

What's the worst opening? 1. h4.

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   beatgiant has kibitzed 2109 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-14-15 Robert James Fischer (replies)
 
beatgiant: "If you got the joke, you're no slowpoke."
 
   May-13-15 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
 
beatgiant: <MissScarlett> As you mentioned above, Lupe Requena had a simul win against Capablanca, and her father was a strong amateur too. Maybe he also had a simul win? If that's not your answer, I give up, and I'd like to know who were the pair of close relatives with wins against
 
   Apr-12-15 W So vs Akobian, 2015 (replies)
 
beatgiant: <Tiggler> Those rules were posted on page 1 of the kibitzing. In brief: 8.1b (scoresheet only for game data), 11.3 (no use of notes), 11.5 (no distracting or annoying opponent), 11.7 (persistent defiance punished by forfeit).
 
   Mar-19-15 Petrosian vs V Liublinsky, 1949 (replies)
 
beatgiant: <Ladyanavt> Have you read the help page ( Chessgames Help )? <The most common mistakes include: ECO code for the game is wrong. (This happens a lot with transpositions.)>
 
   Mar-15-15 Louis F Stumpers (replies)
 
beatgiant: <Shams> Thanks. I've been assuming set membership is not defined by an actual geographical property. Otherwise, it's hard to explain how India is not in the set, but Kashmir (a state in India) is. Instead, it's a property of the collection of letters that make up the ...
 
   Mar-08-15 Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship Match (1929)
 
beatgiant: <WCC Editing Project> Looking through your timeline, I don't see where <Alekhine had agreed that Capablanca's original $500 be refunded.> Instead, it looks like Capablanca merely claimed that Alekhine failed to timely object to refunding it. Thanks for the source about
 
   Feb-21-15 Karjakin vs Aronian, 2015 (replies)
 
beatgiant: My guess is the score sheet is wrong and 59...Re4 was played (instead of 59...Rd4).
 
   Feb-20-15 Browne vs Smyslov, 1982 (replies)
 
beatgiant: <Cheapo by the Dozen> My guess is Browne resigned after moving. It looks like a quick win for Black after 32...Ne5+, at least.
 
   Feb-18-15 Tal vs J Klovans, 1954 (replies)
 
beatgiant: <al wazir> A joke, right? He probably played it at least a dozen times per year throughout his career and has some well-known wins such as Tal vs Fischer, 1959 Tal vs Bronstein, 1982 Tal vs Bronstein, 1957
 
   Feb-17-15 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
 
beatgiant: <Olavi> <It is very unlikely> On a brief search, the only tournament I found in which both appeared is the Leipzig 1960 Olympiad, although they don't seem to have played each other. Korchnoi was board 3 for the USSR and Euwe was board 1 on the Dutch team.
 
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