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beatgiant
Member since Jun-05-04 · Last seen Jul-31-14
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 2014 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-27-14 Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 (replies)
 
beatgiant: 31. Qh6+ looks great too, but pretty similar to the actual game. What am I missing?
 
   May-25-14 A Terekhov vs D Fridman, 2009 (replies)
 
beatgiant: <Shams> Earlier, how about <33...Rd1#>? Or <31...b2>?
 
   May-23-14 Karpov vs F Visier Segovia, 1972 (replies)
 
beatgiant: <bluestar2022> Then <32. c4> must be wrong as well. Do you have a source for a corrected game score?
 
   May-18-14 V Lyukmanov vs D Jabot, 1998 (replies)
 
beatgiant: <Steve.Patzer> Simply 27...Kd8 28. Qxc5 looks good enough.
 
   May-18-14 Louis F Stumpers (replies)
 
beatgiant: <Sneaky> I find mate in one only if the board is upside down. Maybe the coordinates along the side of the diagram were an oversight by the editor.
 
   Apr-12-14 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984
 
beatgiant: <Olavi> <h-pawn and wrong coloured bishop> If Black plays absolutely passively, White might eventually reach a position like the following: [DIAGRAM] White threatens 1. Bxf7+, and some traps exist, such as 1...Be7+ 2. Kd5 f6 3. Ke6 fxe5 4. h6 Bf8 5. Bb5+ Kd8 6. g5, ...
 
   Mar-09-14 Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 (replies)
 
beatgiant: <offramp> Cannot White push the h-pawn before Black gets <g4> in? 30...Re6 31. Rxe6+ Rxe6 <32. h4>
 
   Mar-05-14 Lasker - Capablanca World Championship Match (1921)
 
beatgiant: <RedShield> OK, it was not the <exact> same reason - in fact Capablanca had it easier than Rubinstein did.
 
   Mar-05-14 Carlsen vs Aarland, 2002 (replies)
 
beatgiant: White must have been winning for a long time, right? Where did he finally throw away the win? For example 33. Rxd6 Rxd6 34. Bxe5 Rd2 35. Bg3, followed by pushing the queenside pawns, looks like a pretty foolproof way to win.
 
   Mar-05-14 Benko vs Fischer, 1960 (replies)
 
beatgiant: <bharat123> Black defends with 23. Nf4 <Qf6> to answer either 24. Nxe6 or 24. Nh5 with <24...Qxh6>, or 24. Bxg7 Qxf4. White would still win only the exchange, as far as I can see.
 
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