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   devere has kibitzed 3991 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-28-17 Women's World Championship (2017) (replies)
devere: <beatgiant: Is wearing a hijab really the Moslem equivalent of wearing a crucifix for Christians? Or is it more like wearing Amish-style clothing while visiting an Amish community?> You don't get arrested for not wearing Amish clothing in an Amish community. In Iran a woman who
   Mar-28-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
devere: Can anyone cite a single indisputable fact (not opinion) proving Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election? I am still leaning toward that story being a "big lie", repeated over and over, but I don't want to unreasonably ignore real evidence, if there is any.
   Mar-25-17 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
devere: < ZonszeinP: Some great players Like Euwe Pointed out that if he (Karpov) didn't beat Fischer in 1975 he would certainly beat him in 78 While Spassky who was a friend of Bobby's, and far from it of Karpov Believed that Karpov was the greatest player of the XXth century (I'm ...
   Mar-24-17 I Cheparinov vs Drasko, 2007 (replies)
devere: Nice combination, but 23...Qd4 was a losing error. 23...Ne2 was Black's best chance. [DIAGRAM]
   Mar-19-17 E Tate vs A Chibukhchian, 2013 (replies)
devere: I think that this is the easiest Sunday problem I've seen at
   Mar-16-17 Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 (replies)
devere: <Ironmanth: Safe to say I don't understand this game; perhaps after another cup of morning Joe! I suspect infinite subtlety being negotiated that I am just missing. Sigh. C'est la vie. Hope others enjoy this one.> This to me is the classic "what do you do when there is nothing ...
   Mar-13-17 USSR vs. Rest of the World (1970) (replies)
devere: Botvinnik, Tal, and Keres played the bottom 3 boards for the USSR, and together they were +3. That was some team.
   Mar-13-17 O Bernstein vs Najdorf, 1954 (replies)
devere: <OhioChessFan: How about clearing the long diagonal by <26. Rd5>> Yes that certainly wins also; it's just a bit more prosaic than 26.Re7. Is this the most brilliant game ever played by a 70+ year old chess player? Or has Viktor Korchnoi or Vasily Smyslov played one that ...
   Mar-11-17 N Mohota vs S Swaminathan, 2011 (replies)
devere: <ChemMac: <devere> If 17.Rfd1, then 17...Qe5> then 18.Qc3 and White wins at least a rook. [DIAGRAM]
   Mar-01-17 A Korotylev vs Mamedyarov, 2007
devere: A difficult problem with an unusual tactical theme
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