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   devere has kibitzed 5043 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-11-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
devere: Climate Science and the Myths of Renewable Energy
   Dec-09-18 London Chess Classic (2018) (replies)
devere: <Pedro Fernandez:> What is an "integral champion"? Someone who draws all games at classical chess so he needs to win at rapid chess? It seems to me as though the slow death of classical chess is upon us.
   Nov-30-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
devere: <KnightVBishop: Magnus is already the GOAT of chess> Surely the supposedly greatest player would have contributed something memorable to the literature of chess. But in the case of Magnus Carlsen I can't think of what it is. Can anyone suggest what are Magnus Carlsen's immortal
   Nov-26-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
devere: After taking a draw in this position, Carlsen deserves to lose in rapids. That would be poetic justice.
   Nov-22-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
devere: <WDenayer: This is a theoretical draw.> As White Carlsen would have played on for another 50 or 100 moves.
   Nov-21-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
devere: <Count Wedgemore: 25.h5 was a strange and premature choice.> Not strange at all, I'd call it cliched. Magnus might have been shocked that Fab took the pawn and then gave it back. Clever play by Fab. Now both Kings are exposed to attack.
   Nov-16-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
devere: <Sargon: Does anyone know offhand what the <tiebreak rules for the 1972 Fischer - Spassky WC Match> were?> Of course the defending champion, Spassky, had draw odds. The practice of using speed chess as a world championship tie-breaker is the worst of the of many bad ...
   Nov-14-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
devere: <Ron:> Good suggestion.
   Nov-12-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
devere: A very disappointing performance by Fab.
   Nov-10-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
devere: So far Fab has barely paused to remember his prep and has a 36 minute time advantage.
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