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   denopac has kibitzed 103 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-27-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
denopac: <He didn't "storm out" he just didn't appear> I was there that day. Magnus did appear for the press conference. Karjakin was detained backstage doing an interview and after a few minutes Magnus lost patience and left the scene, visibly annoyed.
   Oct-04-18 Chess Olympiad (2018) (replies)
denopac: <Tiggler> Yeah, I remember someone saying something similar two years ago when I posted re: the S-B numbers at the 2016 Olympiad. Itís my favorite event, although I do wish they would schedule more rounds on weekends (one of eleven is not enough for the working chess fan).
   May-01-18 US Championship (2018) (replies)
denopac: It would normally be the 2019 Zonal results that are used for qualifying for the 2019 World Cup. That's exactly how it worked in 2017 (Zonal 2016 results were not used for qualification purposes for 2017). It is true that some events promote qualifiers over two years, but in the ...
   Apr-12-18 GRENKE Chess Classic (2018) (replies)
denopac: Dang, The Count just beat me to it.
   Apr-07-18 G Meier vs Caruana, 2018
denopac: <If it needs a name, how about the Harmonist variation?> Max Harmonist definitely deserves a variation in his name. I tried this line at my club today, but unfortunately White took on d4 with the Queen and we transposed to the tried and true paths.
   Mar-24-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
denopac: <morfishine, with apologies to everyone else for off topic> The 12/48 is from baseballreference. Against HoF pitchers Belanger did best against Bert Blyleven (.321/.406/.375 in 64 PAs). I'm sure Weaver knew that too ;-)
   Nov-10-17 Champions Showdown in Saint Louis (Rapid) (2017) (replies)
denopac: <No. I am not interested in 20th century chess (when the clocks did not allow increments) and artificial suspense (flagging and mega-blunders).> Yeah, really. What's up with that? The web site brags <the games will be faster and more exhilarating for fans to watch>, but ...
   Nov-10-17 Wilhelm Steinitz (replies)
denopac: <Born in Germany, he defeated the reining World Chess Champion Adolf Anderssen in 1866> That bio from findagrave can use some fact checking: as pointed out by <Gypsy>, he was born in Prague, and Anderssen was not a World Chess Champion. Plus it misspells "reigning" to ...
   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 ...
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