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Member since Jun-05-04 · Last seen May-21-18
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 3051 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-20-18 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
beatgiant: <SChesshevsky> In the line under discussion, it goes on, 30. g3 h5 31. Ke2 h4 32. Kf3 h3 33. Kg4 Bg1 34. Kxh3 Bxf2 and now it's necessary to foresee <35. Bd2> preventing Black's bishop from escaping via e1. This line includes two captures, some circling around, and ...
   May-17-18 Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1851 (replies)
beatgiant: <SHIVREVL> Maybe the result is reported wrong here. Looks to me like the final position is won for White.
   May-11-18 Alexander Alekhine (replies)
beatgiant: <sneaky pete> <freedom of the press> If Alekhine had told them the Germans treated him perfectly well and released him quickly, would the British press, at the height of World War I, have printed that?
   May-09-18 B Verlinsky vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1925 (replies)
beatgiant: <Howard> You mean this game Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 but see the Apr-24-06 kibitz on that game by <YouRang> <the claim was invalid> because the turn to move was different in one of the repetitions. That example speaks to <offramp>'s point, the current ...
   May-06-18 Ju Wenjun vs Tan Zhongyi, 2018 (replies)
beatgiant: <DirkMcCallahan> 10...Nxe5 has been tried before. J Bai vs B Socko, 2014
   May-05-18 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
beatgiant: <Everett> That last one is interesting, the link displays as "Steinitz-Zukertort" but the headline on the page sayz "Zukertort vs Steinitz". I think the simple fact is that the authors of these pages have not yet standardized on any rule.
   May-04-18 V Zaltsman vs D Lucky, 1985
beatgiant: <Calli> I don't see a clear win after 37. a5 either. For example, 37. a5 Be5 38. Rh1 Kg2 39. Re1 Bf6 40. Ba3 h3 41. Bd6 h2 42. Bxh2 Rxh2 43. Re6 and White gets some annoying counterplay. [DIAGRAM] After your suggestion, White's position has a lot of... of... of... ...
   Apr-26-18 Capablanca - Alekhine World Championship Match (1927) (replies)
beatgiant: <Nerwal>, <Olavi> Thanks. I stand corrected.
   Apr-22-18 Jennifer Yu vs S Foisor, 2018
beatgiant: <Smothered Mate> Very instructive. So on 53...Rb1 54. Rg5+ Kh6 55. Kh4, Black has <Rh1+>, while on 53...Rb4 54. Rg5+ Kh6 55. Kh4, Black has <Rxf4+>.
   Apr-19-18 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
beatgiant: <Old players versus today's players> This is the age-old <nature versus nurture> question. What has Magnus Carlsen got that Gioachino Greco hasn't got? <visayanbraindoctor> has posted extensively on the <nature> side (perhaps relying on some brain science ...
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