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kevinatcausa
Member since Jan-21-05 · Last seen Jul-22-14
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   kevinatcausa has kibitzed 276 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-07-14 G Mazzoni vs J Minaya Molano, 1964 (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: <What would you classify this tactic, e.g. an attraction?> In 15th century Britain there was a Archbishop by the name of John Morton who was responsible for collecting taxes. His argument was that if you lived extravagantly, you obviously had the money to spare for your ...
 
   Apr-27-14 Gashimov Memorial (2014) (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: Decisive games involving Carlsen: 6 (86% of Carlsen games) Decisive games not involving Carlsen: 2 (14% of non-Carlsen games).
 
   Mar-16-14 European Individual Championships (2014) (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: There were 23 slots for the World Cup up for grabs, and 24 players finished at 7.5/11 or better. Grigoriy Oparin was the unfortunate player in 24th.
 
   Feb-03-14 Kiril Georgiev vs Y Yu, 2013 (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: I could easily see myself falling into perpetual with Rxe8 if I didn't know that this was a puzzle.
 
   Feb-01-14 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: The old maxim: "Passed pawns are meant to be pushed". Magnus: "So...many...choices..."
 
   Jan-26-14 Tata Steel (2014) (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: <thegoodanarchist>: The tournament's held in Holland, and traditionally they invite a couple top Dutch players every year. Van Wely has played most recent years, and he has a pretty impressively consistent record of finishing just below 50% while collecting at least one ...
 
   Dec-24-13 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: <Oliveira>: In any sort of substitution, HOHOHO will equal 10101 times HO. So the numerator's always going to be divisible by 10101, which means it's divisible by 3367 (10101/3). So you might hope the denominator is also divisible by this number, though it's not a ...
 
   Dec-23-13 Louis F Stumpers (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: <al wazir>: Yes, such sequences exist. For example, 199, 409, 619, 829, 1039, 1249, 1459, 1669, 1879. You can find arithmetic progressions of primes of arbitrary length, but the numbers involved get large. For a 4x4 square, the smallest example has 198,793,279 as one of ...
 
   Dec-22-13 Butler vs G W Baynes, 1891 (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: <thomastonk> Thanks for the source and the fascinating link. I love the opinionated commentary back then (on a different game) <An eccentric defense which Mr. Baynes insists on playing that is likely to be the cause of the loss of many a game>.
 
   Dec-20-13 A F Ludvigsen vs S Sorensen, 1872 (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: <perfidious> Although Sorensen managed to still have some fun in Rubel vs B Sorensen, 1876
 
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