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Member since Jun-05-04 · Last seen Oct-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 2948 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-20-17 European Club Cup (2017)
beatgiant: <Weeping Warrior> <Who Is Globus; And where's His Games Located?> In case you weren't kidding, Globus is the name of one of the teams. For more details, follow the link
   Oct-19-17 Louis Stumpers (replies)
beatgiant: Here's a new spinoff stumper based on <al wazir>'s stumper. As we saw, the <al wazir>-efficiency of representations of pi is increasing without bound but apparently very slowly. The new stumper is: Define AW(b) as the best attainable al wazir efficiency for a given ...
   Oct-18-17 Short vs Ljubojevic, 1987
beatgiant: <WorstPlayerEver> Agreed, White should aim to trade down to a book draw. But the big question is whether that can be achieved. There are many mysteries in this ending. Starting from our line above: <30.Qe4 Bxe4+ 31.Kg1 Bd5 32.Nd4 Rxb2 33.Nxf5 gxf5> [DIAGRAM] One plan
   Oct-16-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
beatgiant: <keypusher> His CV posted online said, "FIDE Master in Chess". <How did this even come up?> Some of the media reports on the memo controversy said he was an elite chess player. Since I had never heard of him, I tried to look it up. I'd agree this wouldn't have any ...
   Oct-08-17 Yates vs Rubinstein, 1925 (replies)
beatgiant: <Howard> Have you already tried reading all the previous kibitzing above?
   Oct-05-17 Isle of Man Open (2017) (replies)
beatgiant: <AylerKupp> And there is a discussion on the talk page about the rating computations. If you think they made a mistake, post your correction there!
   Oct-04-17 Siegbert Tarrasch (replies)
beatgiant: <offramp> <I can only think of one book by Réti: Masters of the Chessboard. I suppose he might have been prolific in Czech.> Make that two: he also wrote <Modern Ideas in Chess>. <whiteshark> said <'prolific' writers>. Do only books count? Does two ...
   Oct-03-17 Tarjan vs Kramnik, 2017 (replies)
beatgiant: Tartan Army - Torpedo Vladimir.
   Oct-03-17 Alekhine vs N Pavlov-Pianov, 1909
beatgiant: <reti> <Why black did not play 9...d4!> Maybe he did not want to give up the e4 square after 9...d4 10. a3 Bxc5 11. Ne4.
   Sep-29-17 Caruana vs P V Vishnu, 2017
beatgiant: Was 55...Kd5 really played, or was that the well-known equipment malfunction (using king on center square to signal the win)?
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