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Member since Jun-05-04 · Last seen Aug-18-17
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 2797 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-17-17 St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid) (2017) (replies)
beatgiant: <Pawn Dillinger> is a satire site, and Garry does not actually own a "Fat Kasparov Burger" chain in Moscow.
   Aug-16-17 Navara vs L Dominguez, 2017 (replies)
beatgiant: Yeah, why not 37...Rxb6 38. Qxb6 Bd4 39. Qd6 <Qf2#>?
   Aug-16-17 Portoroz Interzonal (1958)
beatgiant: <Howard> <Is someone saying...> Tal and Averbakh are saying. And it's consistent with what we discussed on the Curacao Candidates (1962) page, the new bits being the timing and the background. So, I'm inclined to believe this.
   Aug-16-17 Louis Stumpers (replies)
beatgiant: <al wazir> I don't think you are missing anything. To get the result over all numbers, one takes a limit as min(a,b) goes to infinity.
   Aug-13-17 Kasparov vs Deep Blue, 1996
beatgiant: <HeMateMe> Here's an example with your kingside attack plan: 43...Kg8 44. g4 hxg4 45. h5 gxh5 46. Qe3 Kf8 47. Qg5. I don't see how Black stops the mate threats, even with computer moves. Besides that, Black's pieces can hardly move, and White also threatens to lift the ...
   Aug-12-17 Karpov vs Seirawan, 1989 (replies)
beatgiant: <Howard> <To repeat> There are some free online resources for computer analysis of a chess position, such as So no need to ask and repeatedly nag the forum to analyze positions for you anymore.
   Aug-11-17 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
beatgiant: <offramp>, <Sneaky> I always thought 'per' in these contexts is a slangy abbreviation of 'pursuant to,' which is U.S.-style legalese for citing a rule or regulation. For example, if you reply to my post and say I'm a pedantic piece of $#!+, I can blow the whistle for ...
   Aug-08-17 Sinquefield Cup (2017) (replies)
beatgiant: <devere> <Sorry, I'm not sure why you don't understand that a game played in December 2016 shouldn't count 12 times as much as a game played in November 2017.> I do agree with that statement. The point where we disagree is whether using average ratings actually has ...
   Aug-08-17 Korchnoi vs Suetin, 1953 (replies)
beatgiant: <ChessHigherCat> <16. h5> Great find! One also has to look at the counterplay with <16...Nd3+> or <16...Bd3>. 16. h5!! Nd3+ 17. exd3 Bxd3 18. Qa1 fxg5 19. hxg6 Bxg6 <20. Ne5> and I don't see how Black can parry all the threats. 16. h5 Bd3 17. exd3 ...
   Aug-01-17 Yifan Hou vs Bacrot, 2017 (replies)
beatgiant: <patzer2> After 36...Qh7 37. Qg5+ followed by 38. Qxd8+, isn't White just winning a rook with check? What am I missing?
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