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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 2196 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-29-15 Fischer vs Ivkov, 1965 (replies)
beatgiant: <perfidious> Maybe it seemed that way to <drukenknight> because Ivkov finished near the bottom of the star-studded field in Santa Monica 1966. In fact Ivkov was probably among the top 20 players in both years.
   Nov-28-15 Korchnoi vs Gheorghiu, 1980
beatgiant: <whiteshark> 17...exd5 18. exd5 Bb7 19. g3 Be7 20. Re1 Kf8 21. Bxe7+ and I think Black is still in some trouble, although I agree the line by <jvv> is more convincing.
   Nov-23-15 Keres vs Bogoljubov, 1936
beatgiant: <Honza Cervenka> You're right. Then on 31...Qe5, maybe White should simply play 32. Qh7+ Kf8 33. Qh8+ trying for a better endgame, although Black probably holds with a very careful defense.
   Nov-23-15 David J Strauss (replies)
beatgiant: Check these out: These confirm the UC Riverside faculty role and also add that he's currently a researcher with the Life Expectancy Project in San Francisco.
   Nov-21-15 Kramnik vs E Inarkiev, 2014 (replies)
beatgiant: My solution was 30. Bf3, preparing the rook sac in even better conditions. For example 30...Nd5 31. Rxh6+ gxh6 32. Qxh6+ Kg8 33. Be4 f5 32. exf6(e.p.) Ra7 33. Qg6+ Kh6 34. f7 Rxf7 35. Be5+ wins routinely. Black might have to decline the rook with 30...Nd5 31. Rxh6+ Kg8 32. Qg3 and
   Nov-13-15 Capablanca vs Henry J Kapp, 1928
beatgiant: Ahh what I missed was ...Bf4+ is possible in between.
   Nov-11-15 Smyslov vs Uhlmann, 1966
beatgiant: <PhilFeeley> On 42...Ke7 White can break through with <43. g4> fxg4 44. Bxg4, now threatening Be6 followed by Bd5. On 57...Bxc4, White can avoid the queen ending with <58. Bb1> a2 59. Bxa2 Bxa2 60. f6, winning back the Bishop and it's 2P against nothing.
   Nov-05-15 Chigorin vs Schiffers, 1878
beatgiant: <dernier loup de T> White was anyway threatening 11. Nd5 followed by Nxf6 breaking up the kingside.
   Nov-03-15 M Smith vs Capablanca, 1911
beatgiant: <King.Arthur.Brazil> 26. Bf1 as suggested by <acirce> above appears to rescue the rook, but Black will win another pawn in the near future.
   Nov-01-15 Chigorin vs Tarrasch, 1896
beatgiant: <vinividivici> might have been right about 34...Kg8. If then 35. Ke4 Kf8 36. Rd7 Kg8 37. Rd5, Black has a clear draw with <37...Rxd5> (which I missed). [DIAGRAM] While White's king goes offside to pick up the a-pawn, Black prepares to play ...f5 at the right time and ...
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