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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.

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 2373 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-24-16 Fischer vs Keres, 1961 (replies)
beatgiant: Sorry for the misprints. We are analyzing <28. Kf1>.
   Jun-24-16 Ante Brkic
beatgiant: If Euwe had lived a couple more decades and played him, we'd now have a great "Brexit vs EU" pun.
   Jun-22-16 McDonnell vs W Fraser, 1831
beatgiant: The next earlier big moment in the <nimh>/Rybka evaluation is on move 56, where White played 56. Ke2 (instead of 56. Nc3+), and Black replied 56...Kc2 (instead of 56...Kc1). Now I'll try to make sense of these evaluations. First: would 56...Kc1 have made a big difference? ...
   Jun-16-16 Keres vs Fine, 1935
beatgiant: <tamar> On some investigation, I concluded that Black wins from my last diagram above.
   Jun-14-16 J Smeets vs Yifan Hou, 2008
beatgiant: <byedidia> <explain 27 ... Nf2> Deflection (28. Qxf2 Qxe5) or deflection + interference + pin (28. Rxf2 Bxh4) while also threatening mate in 1 (...Qxc2#) and escaping the knight (...Nh3).
   Jun-08-16 Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1851
beatgiant: <Christoforus Polacco> 34...Nxd6 takes a whole piece and looks fine. Black later blunders with <37...Rxe7?> hanging the back rank. Simple 37...a6 looks good enough.
   Jun-08-16 N Bakulin vs Korchnoi, 1950 (replies)
beatgiant: <YouRang> I always thought <If you find a good move, look for a better one> was from Lasker's Manual of Chess, but wikipedia gives an earlier citation by William Wayte , in any case it is much older than Tal.
   Jun-06-16 Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886 (replies)
beatgiant: <Christoforus Polacco> On 38. Rhf1, <38...Rb2+> 39. Bxb2 Bxa5+ looks like a quick win for Black.
   Jun-06-16 Steinitz vs Zukertort, 1886
beatgiant: <Christoforus Polacco> <40. Kh2 Re2+ 41. Nxe2 Qf2+ 42. Kh3 Qf1+ 43. Kh2 <Qxf3> with mate in a few moves.
   May-13-16 Fischer vs C Witte, 1957 (replies)
beatgiant: <Al2009> O n15. f6 gxf6 16. Nf5 Bxf5 17. exf5 Nd7 18. g6 fxg6 19. fxg6 hxg6 20. Qg4 Kg7 21. Qe6 Nc5 22. Bxc5 dxc5 23. Rad1, why not <23...Qc8>?
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