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beatgiant
Member since Jun-05-04 · Last seen Aug-29-14
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.

What's the worst opening? 1. h4.

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   beatgiant has kibitzed 2025 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-23-14 M Ridge vs E Spencer, 2012 (replies)
 
beatgiant: Why not <18. Nxd6>?
 
   Aug-22-14 Louis F Stumpers (replies)
 
beatgiant: <al wazir> A source about the phenomenon: http://tinyurl.com/mjmwfgc Besides the issue of sex-selective abortions (for example, in Femalaysia, a couple wanting more than one child might abort when the ultrasound shows a boy), some other factors mentioned were age of ...
 
   Aug-16-14 Shirov vs D Reinderman, 1999 (replies)
 
beatgiant: I was studying 22. Qh4 h6 23. g4 Re8 24. g5 Bf8 26. gxh6 gxh6 27. Rg2+ Kh8 28. f5 which looks like an easy win. That's not all forced, but I don't see anything much better for Black either. What am I missing?
 
   Aug-16-14 Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1926
 
beatgiant: <Ulhumbrus> On 17...exf5, why not <18. exd5>, then 18...Bxd5 19. Rxe7 wins. So 17...exf5 18. exd5 g6 19. c4 with a much better pawn structure for White.
 
   Aug-15-14 Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1914 (replies)
 
beatgiant: <tamar> You weren't convinced by my now 10-year-old suggestion of <20. Qb3>? I'm no Capablanca, but I would have a hard time holding that position as Black.
 
   Aug-05-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Mamedyarov, 2014
 
beatgiant: <sycophante> How about 16. Bxb5 <Bxh3> 17. Bxe8 Bg4
 
   May-27-14 Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 (replies)
 
beatgiant: 31. Qh6+ looks great too, but pretty similar to the actual game. What am I missing?
 
   May-25-14 A Terekhov vs D Fridman, 2009 (replies)
 
beatgiant: <Shams> Earlier, how about <33...Rd1#>? Or <31...b2>?
 
   May-23-14 Karpov vs F Visier Segovia, 1972 (replies)
 
beatgiant: <bluestar2022> Then <32. c4> must be wrong as well. Do you have a source for a corrected game score?
 
   May-18-14 V Lyukmanov vs D Jabot, 1998 (replies)
 
beatgiant: <Steve.Patzer> Simply 27...Kd8 28. Qxc5 looks good enough.
 
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