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Member since Jun-05-04 · Last seen Oct-24-16
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.

Did Kenneth Rogoff write an update to "Eight Centuries of Financial Folly" called "Nine Centuries of Financial Folly"? No.

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   beatgiant has kibitzed 2456 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-24-16 Kasparov vs Z Sturua, 1976
beatgiant: <poulh> 38...Ke7 39. Qh7 and it looks to me like Black has to allow a repetition if he wants to keep the g-pawn. Other 38th moves by Black allow an immediate perpetual check. So I don't see how Black would play for a win here.
   Oct-19-16 Rotlewi vs Alekhine, 1909
beatgiant: <RKnight> <There is no Philodor's mate> after 16. c5 Yes, but there is the threat of 17. Nf7+ Kg8? 18. <Nd8+> winning the queen.
   Oct-17-16 Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927
beatgiant: <crwynn>,<Calli> I think we can agree on the following: 21...Rxc5 22. b4 Nxa3 23. Qb3 Qa4 24. Qxa4 bxa4 25. bxc5 g6 26. Nf4 [DIAGRAM] But now there are many branches. Besides 26...Bc6 as I suggested above, Black can also try simply 26...Kf8 to go for the bishop ...
   Oct-14-16 Louis Stumpers (replies)
beatgiant: <john barleycorn> Better sharpen your crayon again; I posted some more data to your forum.
   Oct-14-16 john barleycorn chessforum (replies)
beatgiant: For the next step in verification, here are 29 randomly selected ones the script considered were non-associative, along with the alleged violation of associativity it found. bc=a aa=c bb=b ba=c ca=a cb=a cc=a ab=a ac=a (aa)b=a a(ab)=c bc=b aa=c bb=b ba=c ca=a cb=a cc=a ab=b ...
   Oct-13-16 Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship Match (1929) (replies)
beatgiant: <Petrosianic> Those who did not sign it were not bound by it, and so I doubt they could claim any rights under it either. For example, if a lesser master like Znosko-Borovsky or Ahues managed to raise $10,000 for a title match, would Capablanca be obliged to accept the ...
   Oct-09-16 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927
beatgiant: <Allanur> At first glance, 42. Nd6 <Bxc3> looks strong for Black, if then 43. bxc3 <d4+>. Could you post more details about your idea for White?
   Oct-08-16 G Walker vs Saint Amant, 1836 (replies)
beatgiant: At first glance, 24. Nxc8 exd4 25. Nd6 dxe3 appears to win back the piece in the near future via ...Qf2+ or, if 26. Bxe3, ...Qe1+.
   Sep-28-16 Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966
beatgiant: <Aunt Jemima> Title matches in those days were twice as long as today, and how to pace oneself is an important part of the sport. But here's one by Carlsen from the last title match: Carlsen vs Anand, 2014
   Sep-27-16 Chess Olympiad (2016) (replies)
beatgiant: <WorstPlayerEver> <'Lesser Carribeans'> If you want a belittling name, how about <U.S. Minor Outlying Islands>? That includes the likes of Midway, remembered mostly for some little splash fight in 1942. And now, I'll let this thread gradually subside beneath the ...
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