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Scott Thomson

The Perseus Project: The classics in Greek, Latin & English--hyperlinked

A page from the Venetus A, the oldest complete manuscript of the Iliad, courtesy of Harvard's Multitext Library:

From Google Books, a link to Tarrasch's book on the 1908 world championship. I've translated his notes on the game pages.

Lasker's book on St. Petersburg 1909

Tarrasch's <Dreihundert Schachpartien>, which covers his career from the beginning through his match with Chigorin in 1893

Chess-play is a good and witty exercise of the mind for some kind of men, and fit for such melancholy, Rhasis holds, as are idle, and have extravagant impertinent thoughts, or troubled with cares, nothing better to distract their mind, and alter their meditations; invented (some say) by the general of an army in famine, to keep soldiers from mutiny: but if it proceed from overmuch study, in such case it may do more harm than good; it is a game too troublesome for some men's brains, too full of anxiety, all out as bad as study; besides it is a testy choleric game, and very offensive to him that loseth the mate. William the Conquerer, in his younger years, playing at chess with the Prince of France (Dauphine was not annexed to that crown in those days) losing a mate, knocked the chess-board about his pate, which was a cause afterwards of much enmity between them.

--Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

"Just because many great chess players were obnoxious jerks, doesn't mean that if you're an obnoxious jerk you're a great chess player."


"You are also a machine, as are Anand, Carlsen, Kasparov, and Fischer. You and the others are just inferior machines. Your idea of beautiful chess is simply faulty chess that is not caught in its faults."


"Alas, before the post mortem the gods have placed the game."

--Phony Benoni

"A chess engine is a great antidote to human optimism."


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   keypusher has kibitzed 22405 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-20-18 Marshall vs Duras, 1913
keypusher: <MissScarlett: Another dig in the ribs - not to say a punch in the guts - for <John Nunn>.> Only if this game had been played in Carlsbad 1911. Are you saying all those mistakes he found were really just flaws in the game scores?
   Apr-20-18 US Championship (2018) (replies)
keypusher: <Orwell distinguishes nationalism and patriotism, greatly to the disadvantage of the latter.> I meant "former," obviously.
   Apr-19-18 Jeremy Lim (replies)
keypusher: <wannabe> Enormous gap in experience -- Young was 30 when he finally got the starting job. Garoppolo threw fewer than 100 passes as a Patriot.
   Apr-19-18 Sultan Khan vs Flohr, 1932 (replies)
keypusher: There must be something in the water on this page.
   Apr-17-18 J H Donner vs Portisch, 1968 (replies)
keypusher: <sneaky pete> Foregoing an engine, this old-fashioned patzer would play 17....Be4 and I think the king will survive.
   Apr-17-18 Duras vs Marshall, 1912
keypusher: A little quicker was 62.Rb8 Rf6+ 63.Rb6! and the pawn queens.
   Apr-16-18 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987
keypusher: <Howard> Pretty sure it would have given Petrosian some really bad flashbacks. Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1956 <offramp> How about retaking with the piece in this game? Gligoric vs Fischer, 1961
   Apr-10-18 Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 (replies)
keypusher: <Petrosianic: Al Horowitz describes this as "the finest odds game ever played." Anyone have any better candidates?> I don't. It's funny, though, Zukertort missed 12.Rg1, which as Random Visitor pointed out wins at once (12....Ne8 13.Qxg7+) and the Count missed a couple of ...
   Apr-09-18 Lutikov vs Botvinnik, 1966 (replies)
keypusher: Looks like Botvinnik went astray with 37....Rc2 -- he should have played ...exf5 first. Then 38.e6 Rc2. If White tries to keep his battery in business with 39.Ba1, ...Rdd2 threatens mate. 40.Ne4+ Kg8 41.Nxd2 Rxd2 and Black should win the ending. 39.e7 Rxc3 40.exd8+ Bxd8 and again ...
   Apr-09-18 Vitiugov vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
keypusher: Really enjoyed this game. It reminded me of Nimzowitsch, or this old favorite: J Peters vs Seirawan, 1984 Hard to believe it started as a Petroff.
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  chancho: <Any idea what happened to it?>

I noticed that yesterday.

Did you notice how he spelled Magnus?


Did Tolengoof hijack his account?

And yeah, I was banned from that page. Haha..


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  OhioChessFan: I noticed it Wednesday and posted on Odd Lie. I was wondering when other people would take note. I suspect <rogge> is about to get banned. And I'll put 10-1 odds it's Lotis Key ghostwriting.
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  rogge: Just happened. I'm honored... :)
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  OhioChessFan: I can't believe she tripled down on this.
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  chancho: Yup, unbelievable.
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  WannaBe: Wesley was jet-lagged and couldn't see the final results correctly, he was tied for first.


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  OhioChessFan: <Appaz> is about to get banned.
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  OhioChessFan: <I think it's your English.>

I've got a bad case of the giggles over that one.

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  keypusher: What is this outbreak of sedition on my moribundorum?
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  keypusher: PGN notation:

[Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2018.02.05"]
[Round "-"]
[White "greenwich"]
[Black "keypusher"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1534"]
[BlackElo "2013"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 d5 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bd3 Bd6 8. h3 O-O 9. Qe2 Re8 10. Qc2 Qe7 11. Bd2 Ne4 12. Nxe4 dxe4 13. Bxe4 Qxe4 14. Qb3 Nf6 15. Ng5 Qd5 16. Qxd5 Nxd5 17. O-O-O h6 18. Nf3 Bf5 19. Nh4 Bh7 20. Rde1 Nb4 21. a3 Nd3+ 0-1

Feb-14-18  ughaibu: Looking up your friend Burton, I find "he received the first rudiments of learning at the free school of Sutton Coldfield". You know the only other interesting fact about Sutton Coldfield? It was from thence that the magazine Chess issued.
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  zborris8: Hello, <keypusher>: The invitation has been sent for the CG Tournament I on GameKnot.
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  keypusher: <zborris> thanks.

<ughaibu: Looking up your friend Burton, I find "he received the first rudiments of learning at the free school of Sutton Coldfield". You know the only other interesting fact about Sutton Coldfield? It was from thence that the magazine Chess issued.>

Who knew? I wonder if you put every issue of <Chess> together you'd get as many words as were in <Anatomy of Melancholy>.

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  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2018.02.26"]
[Round "-"]
[White "keypusher"]
[Black "greenwich"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2013"]
[BlackElo "1534"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 d5 4. fxe5 Nxe4 5. Qf3 Nc6 6. Bb5 Nxc3 7. bxc3 Qh4+ 8. g3 Qe4+ 9. Qxe4 dxe4 10. Bxc6+ bxc6 11. Ne2 Be7 12. Rf1 O-O 13. Rf4 f5 14. exf6 e.p. Rxf6 15. Rxe4 Bd6 16. Nd4 Bb7 17. Rb1 Ba6 18. d3 c5 19. Nb5 Bb7 20. Nxd6 Bxe4 21. Nxe4 Re6 22. c4 a6 23. Rb7 Rc6 24. Be3 Re8 25. Kd2 Rf8 26. Bxc5 Rf1 27. Rb8+ Kf7 28. Rf8+ 1-0

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  keypusher: [Event "CG Tournament I"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2018.03.01"]
[Round "-"]
[White "goodchessactor"]
[Black "keypusher"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1708"]
[BlackElo "2016"]

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Be2 e6 6. O-O Be7 7. c4 Nb6 8. Nc3 O-O 9. Be3 d5 10. c5 Bxf3 11. Bxf3 Nc4 12. Bc1 b6 13. b3 Na5 14. a3 bxc5 15. dxc5 Nac6 16. Re1 Bxc5 17. b4 Bd4 18. Bb2 Qg5 0-1

Mar-29-18  madlydeeply: Fischer's antics made him a millionaire... so yeah his pr was downright efficient. much more so than "i quit gma i quit pca" kasper
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  keypusher: <madlydeeply> Kasparov is a millionaire who's held on to his money...Karpov is a billionnaire according to some, despite having a face like a pencil sharpener and a body like Stephen Hawking. I don't think you can infer PR from wealth.
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  keypusher: <madly deeply> I enjoy your posts, by the way. Didn't you clobber me on gameknot a few years ago?
Mar-31-18  madlydeeply: maybe we played on gameknot. I just play hundreds of lichess games nowadays. so easy. i guess they are all millionares. Kaspy was good at making money, of course. I'm still upset that he didn't play shirov! maybe i should let that go....
Mar-31-18  madlydeeply: aww gameknot deleted my account! we will never know! my nick there was "reubenfine"
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  chancho: <5 Theories Behind The Unsolved Death of Sonny Liston>

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  keypusher: <madlydeeply: aww gameknot deleted my account! we will never know! my nick there was "reubenfine">

Well, maybe you clobbered me on some other site. Nothing wrong with being mad about Kasparov stiffing Shirov...

<chancho> Thanks, I look forward to watching.

Apr-04-18  madlydeeply: That could have been Shirov's buster douglas moment! anyway Kasparov was exposed at that st louis quad a few years ago... he did ok on the first day... with his meticulously prepared openings.. but then Naka, So and Fab did exactly one night of computer homework and busted them all. Kasparov owns the 80s-90s just like Fischer owns 1972
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  chancho: Jack Dempsey footage restored and colorized:

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  chancho: Here's a doc on Don King from PBS:

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