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kevinatcausa
Member since Jan-21-05 · Last seen Jul-24-16
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   kevinatcausa has kibitzed 319 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-20-16 Aronian vs A Giri, 2016 (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: What's the idea behind Aronian's Ke2? Is it mainly to avoid getting harassed by the black bishop, or is there something else going on? It just feels a bit counterintuitive how it blocks Aronian's own bishop.
 
   Dec-24-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: <OBIT:> Could you imagine if American football had some sort of equivalent to the offside rule? Like, say, if there was a sort of rule that players had to stay behind some sort of imaginary "line of scrimmage" before the start of the play to keep them from just waiting ...
 
   Dec-21-15 T Hillarp Persson vs A Smith, 2008 (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: <thegoodaanarchist>: It's a novelty song from the 1950's ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2De... ), and references the hippopotamus opening from the game.
 
   Dec-17-15 M Karthikeyan vs Eljanov, 2014 (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: Jimfromprovidence: My instinct is no. White plays Kxg3 and plans to push the h pawn next turn. Black can win a piece, but it'll be irrelevant with no pawns left on the board.
 
   Sep-23-15 Eljanov vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: Holyavatar: If two moves are both completely winning, how is either of them inferior?
 
   Mar-08-15 European Individual Championship (2015) (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: Duc Hoa Nguyen won a double norm at the 2014 Olympiad, and Kenneth T Solomon won one at the 2012 Olympiad. Not sure if they're the most recent or not.
 
   Dec-24-14 Louis Stumpers (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: An alternative way of looking at it: For us to have the same color, we have to flip different ranks up. There's a 2/3 chance that happens. Once we know that you're flipping a different rank, it's 50/50 we have the same color (e.g. if I flip up an ace and you flip up a queen, ...
 
   Nov-17-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: <HeMateMe:> Several players have won a Rook+Knight vs. Rook endgame when their GM-level opponent made a mistake in defense. See Carlsen vs E L'Ami, 2011 , Onischuk vs L Dominguez, 2008 , Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 1996 It's not an automatic mindless draw they were playing ...
 
   Nov-12-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: In an attempt to get Anand out of his opening prep, Carlsen will open 1. f4. A little Bird told me.
 
   Nov-02-14 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014) (replies)
 
kevinatcausa: Interesting that all of Andreikin's wins came against people with positive records.
 
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