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beatgiant
Member since Jun-05-04 · Last seen Jan-22-19
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 3374 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-20-19 Louis Stumpers (replies)
 
beatgiant: <nok> <climate change> is not the same thing as <anthropocene>. Climate change is only one out of a number of markers for the epoch. I did read your article, but I doubt you read any article defining anthropocene (like the wikipedia link I posted above). OK, if
 
   Jan-18-19 Robert James Fischer (replies)
 
beatgiant: <AylerKupp> Thanks. Just want to make sure you understood, even given the unreal assumptions, I have a few points of disagreement with your procedure. And it won't help to tell me that Jeff Sonas did the same thing ;-)
 
   Jan-09-19 J S Morrison vs Capablanca, 1913
 
beatgiant: <keypusher> My earlier suggestion 17...Nb6 undefends the e-pawn and allows 18. Bb2. As for earlier play, Black's 16...0-0-0 took me by surprise. Maybe that would have been a good time to play 16...Nb6. Capablanca must have been thinking already about ...Qc4 and potential ...
 
   Jan-03-19 Blitz World Championship (2018) (replies)
 
beatgiant: <tonsillolith> <If only I were wealthy enough to sponsor the Corruption and Human Rights Violations Tiebreaks for the tournament.> Bear in mind that world chess championships have been held in Nazi Germany ( Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship Rematch (1934) ), ...
 
   Dec-31-18 Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1931
 
beatgiant: <keypusher> You're right. The players would have seen that. But you're also right that with two Black pieces out of play, it doesn't matter.
 
   Dec-30-18 Rapid World Championship (2018) (replies)
 
beatgiant: I think the point of the remark was supposed to be that Carlsen defended his <world chess champion> title by winning the <rapid> tiebreak, but now he's not even the <rapid world champion>. The flaw in the argument, of course, is that neither Caruana nor Dubov ...
 
   Nov-30-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
 
beatgiant: <fabelhaft> <What is his score in classical against Kramnik and Anand? :-)> That's exactly my point.
 
   Nov-28-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
 
beatgiant: White's passer looks faster than Black's.
 
   Nov-28-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
 
beatgiant: <Sally Simpson> But the point is, if you change the rules the players will change their play. The current rules give Carlsen a strong incentive to play to tie the classical play, as happened in both the previous and the current world title defense.
 
   Nov-22-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
 
beatgiant: <nohayseisdos> If you must test your chatbot on a chessgames.com forum, why not put it on a page like The Kibitzer's Café where random kibitzing is more welcome?
 
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