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Member since Jun-05-04 · Last seen Feb-21-17
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 2563 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-20-17 Zsofia Polgar vs A Chernin, 1989
beatgiant: <Cheapo by the Dozen> 20...Nf6 <21. Qxg7#>
   Feb-18-17 Alekhine vs Spielmann, 1927
beatgiant: <andrea volponi> Does this change anything? <28 Te3 Txe3-Kxe3 Ke6 -Kf4 f5!> or 28. Re3 Rxe3 29. Kxe3 Ke6 30. Kf4 f5, and now 31. h4 g6 32. Ke3. [DIAGRAM] Does Black have anything better here than 32...Kd7 33. Kd3 Kc8 34. Kc3 Kb7 35. Kb4, etc. with a result similar to ...
   Feb-17-17 Tradewise Gibraltar (2017) (replies)
beatgiant: <all> There is a page Kenneth S Rogoff where feuding over politics is tolerated.
   Feb-13-17 Women's World Championship (2017) (replies)
beatgiant: <donjova> I'll grant that host countries can have their own dress codes and their own politics, within reason, and one can debate whether Iran has gone over those lines. But, I don't see how it can be argued that Iran should be able to limit players from Israel from ...
   Feb-10-17 A Medina Garcia vs Alekhine, 1944
beatgiant: Oh, got it: 27...Bxe7 28. Ne7+ Kh7 29. Nxf5 is not too bad for White.
   Feb-09-17 Sahovic vs Korchnoi, 1979 (replies)
beatgiant: <stst> 39...Kg6 <40. h5+> and then 41. cxd5.
   Feb-07-17 Keres vs D Mardle, 1964 (replies)
beatgiant: <ChessHigherCat> 26...Bf6 <27. Rxd7+> looks like it wins everything.
   Feb-04-17 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
beatgiant: <RandomVisitor> Wouldn't that position still be in the engine's opening book?
   Jan-29-17 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
beatgiant: Is it just me, or is the betting on Cheparinov - Topalov broken?
   Jan-21-17 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016) (replies)
beatgiant: <YouRang> Regarding (M), a line could be 10 moves deep but include some branching bringing the total number of moves up to 70, such that a player would only need to actually <play 10 perfect moves> within a <perfect 70-move line>. As for (K), presumably ...
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