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   devere has kibitzed 4764 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-12-18 Hou - Karpov Match (2018) (replies)
devere: <alexmagnus: To me delay is better because I see it as counter-intuitive to have more time on the clock at some point of the game than at the game's start> It should be an easy matter to program a chess clock to put a limit on maximum time remaining, if there was general ...
   Feb-11-18 Tata Steel (2018) (replies)
devere: <epistle: There are only two results in the Candidates: the winner and the losers > The Candidates Tournament is a winner-take-all event. Back in the old days the runner-up used to get an invitation to the next Candidates Tournament, and that is certainly a better idea than ...
   Feb-09-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
devere: "Donald Trump Shouldn’t Talk to the Feds. And Neither Should You." <When the feds interview a subject or target, their goal is not fact-finding or "clearing a few things up." Their goal is the hunt.>
   Feb-01-18 Tradewise Gibraltar (2018) (replies)
devere: I think I was mistaken. If Wang Hao had beaten Howell his performance rating would have been ~2750 to 2746 for Aronian, So Aronian would in fact have been eliminated from the playoff. If Howell had won the game, Aronian would also have been eliminated.
   Jan-31-18 A Sokolov vs Naiditsch, 2015 (replies)
devere: I looked at 39.Qxf8+ Qxf8 40.Re8 and couldn't find a good answer to 40...Ra8. Then I spotted 40.Rd8. It's a good Wednesday problem. Naiditsch was born and raised in Latvia, before moving to Germany for 10 years, and now Azerbajian.
   Jan-27-18 Carlsen vs M Matlakov, 2018 (replies)
devere: 52.Be7+ Kh3 53.Rg3+ Kxh2 54.Bd6 seems to win for White.
   Jan-27-18 D Dubov vs A Brkic, 2016 (replies)
devere: Very pretty but not very difficult. Not many chess players would miss the opportunity to play 19.Ba6!!. Black must have missed 26...R(d)f8 27.R(h)b1 Kd8,or he would have played on. Better for White was 25.Bd5+ Kc8 26.Bc4.
   Jan-21-18 Carlsen vs G Jones, 2018 (replies)
devere: <JPi: <Cormier> I don't understand the idea behind 21...Kh8.> Getting out of a pin is often a good tactical idea. But 22...Kh8 would have been slightly more effective after 21...Bf8 kicking the White Queen. Then it's hard to see what Carlsen could have done to save ...
   Jan-17-18 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
devere: <technical draw: Svidler is crushing Hou. Poor girl can't catch a break.> Svidler missed 22.Nc8 Re6 23.Ng5 winning the exchange, so Hou certainly "caught a break".
   Jan-01-18 Ernesto Inarkiev (replies)
devere: FIDE should take disciplinary action against Inarkiev.
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