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Member since Jun-05-04 · Last seen Jun-27-17
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 2718 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-27-17 Capablanca - Alekhine World Championship Match (1927)
beatgiant: As one of the most famous and popular Cubans of those times, Capablanca was considered a propaganda asset by the Cuban government and received their financial support. $20,000 was a lot of money for an individual in 1921, but not for a government. After winning the title, ...
   Jun-26-17 Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 (replies)
beatgiant: <patz8491> On 46. Rd8, Black has <46...Qg7> and the result looks similar to the actual game.
   Jun-15-17 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
beatgiant: <ajk68> 33...Bg6 <34. Be3> Q moves 35. Bd4
   Jun-15-17 Altibox Norway (2017) (replies)
beatgiant: <devere> Here's where you lost me: <all other required games are drawn against equal opposition> But he's now rated 2805. <Equal opposition> means other 2805 players. If he draws a game against a 2800 player, he will lose rating points. If he draws games ...
   Jun-15-17 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
beatgiant: <RookFile> <forever banish nonsense> I agree with you about the actual issue at hand in this case: <first to 10 wins> predated Karpov and was actually accepted, only <9-9 tie> was rejected. But one thing I've learned about is, you can never
   Jun-14-17 Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914
beatgiant: <vrkfouri> <22...a5> I think Capa would reply <23. Qd2> Rxd4 24. Qxd4 to control the d-file.
   Jun-14-17 Karjakin vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
beatgiant: <chancho> <Kramnik beats Carlsen and Aronian showing that he belongs in the championship conversation.> Did you get the names switched here? It was Aronian who beat Carlsen and Kramnik.
   Jun-14-17 M Saucey vs J Piat, 2001
beatgiant: <pawndude88> Yeah, probably 20. Qc4 instead of Qe4
   Jun-13-17 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985
beatgiant: <tamar> We were looking for double r's, not quadruple l's. Your suggestion would be good for a game by Guillermo Llanos
   Jun-13-17 Verlinsky / Brannasky vs Alekhine, 1918
beatgiant: <RKnight> <last two moves> Black is already two pawns down at that point, so what else do you suggest?
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