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Member since Nov-15-03 · Last seen Oct-16-17
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   denopac has kibitzed 85 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-25-17 J Gustafsson vs Navara, 2006
denopac: GM Jan Gustafsson commented on this game in his Banter Blitz episode 102 (1:15), eleven years later. He said that 8. d4 didn't lead to much in this game, and in the blitz game on the show played 8. Re1 and 9. e4 first instead, so that after the later pawn swap on d4 Black can't swap
   Sep-21-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
denopac: <Didn't somebody here suggest a system where each player writes down an amount of time they would accept as black (like let's say I write down 4 minutes and you write down 2) and whoever writes down the lower number gets black?> This is not a new idea. In the 2010 US ...
   Jan-26-17 Tata Steel (2017) (replies)
denopac: <I like playing with sounds and find it fascinating. U instead of you, ur instead of your, and so on.> With all due respect, I couldn't disagree more strongly.
   Dec-31-16 World Blitz Championship (2016) (replies)
denopac: <Sokrates> Thanks very much, and Happy New Year to you as well.
   Dec-28-16 World Rapid Championship (2016) (replies)
denopac: <I think the classical time limit should be reset to: 40 moves in 60 minutes...> I have to agree that there must be a place for games that last two to three hours (as games do in most other sporting events). Five to six hour games can be difficult to watch (especially if ...
   Dec-26-16 Robert James Fischer (replies)
denopac: <Fischer scored great results against the bottom half> Yes, but surprisingly was held to draws by Naranja, Ujtumen, and Jimenez, none of whom ever achieved the grandmaster title.
   Dec-20-16 London Chess Classic (2016) (replies)
denopac: <The world chess championship match that took place was by far the worst ever> This was worse: Anand - Gelfand World Chess Championship (2012)
   Nov-25-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016) (replies)
denopac: <Magnus adjusted the f2 pawn and he didn't have any intention of moving that piece.> Article 4.3 from The Laws of Chess: ...if the player having the move touches on the chessboard, <with the intention of moving or capturing> one or more of his own pieces, he must move ...
   Nov-18-16 Saidy vs Fischer, 1964 (replies)
denopac: This game was cited by Magnus Carlsen as the first game to come to mind when asked at the press conference after game 6 of the Karjakin match to choose his favorite Fischer game. He said that he was impressed by Fischer's handling of the knight vs. bishop ending.
   Oct-15-16 Russian Superfinals (2016) (replies)
denopac: <This happened before the Tal Memorial, otherwise Nepo almost surely would have gotten an invitation.> But the Olympiad also happened before the Tal Memorial and Nepo got that invitation, so they must have already had a pretty good idea of what he could do.
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