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keypusher
Member since Sep-23-04
Scott Thomson

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

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper...

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

http://www.homermultitext.org/hmt-d...

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

http://books.google.com/books?id=0C...

Lasker's book on St. Petersburg 1909

http://www.google.com/books?id=o3eC...

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

https://books.google.com/books?id=9...

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."

--AgentRgent

"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."

--vsaluki

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

--Phony Benoni

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

--johnlspouge

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   keypusher has kibitzed 22487 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-23-18 Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1914
 
keypusher: keypusher: At move 8, Black has quite a few alternatives, and will be a little worse after any one of them. Most common has been 8....Bd7; SF's choice is 8....Be7. Interestingly, after 8....g6 9.Nxc6 bxc6 10.Qa6 Qd7 11.Qb7 Rc8 12.Qxa7 Bg7 SF sees the position as almost completely ...
 
   Jun-23-18 Nimzowitsch vs Gilg, 1927
 
keypusher: < DWINS: In "Combinations: The Heart of Chess", Irving Chernev says that if 13...0-0, White wins the exchange with 14.Bh6 However, Black saves himself with the clever 14...Bf6! 15.exf6 Qxg3 16.fxg3 gxh6 (Thanks Junior!)> Instead 14.Bb3! and Black is in a bad way: if ...
 
   Jun-22-18 Kunath vs N Grant, 1875 (replies)
 
keypusher: < whiteshark: My guess is that this game has been played privately in <1975> [with 5...Nc6 as suggested improvement] after the following game had ended:> I'll go you one better: I'll bet they (or one of them) composed it.
 
   Jun-22-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
keypusher: <Check It Out: I'm going to start an uptight AC/DC tribute band, OCD/C.> Ha! That justified today's visit to ceegee.
 
   Jun-21-18 keypusher chessforum
 
keypusher: Kee-runch, as Bobby might say: [Event "CG Tournament I"] [Site " http://gameknot.com/ "] [Date "2018.06.20"] [Round "-"] [White "keypusher"] [Black "rollthebones"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2011"] [BlackElo "2053"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. exd5 ...
 
   Jun-21-18 Balashov vs M Joffe, 1969 (replies)
 
keypusher: Why was a Swede playing in a Soviet team event?
 
   Jun-20-18 Botvinnik vs Ragozin, 1940
 
keypusher: [DIAGRAM] Botvinnik's bad position becomes hopeless after 39.Qf2? Ba6! 40.Rcd1 d4! 41.exd4 Bxe2 42.Rxe2 Nxf4. As has already been pointed out, White could have resigned after 43.d5 Nxe2 44.Qxe2 Qxh4 45.e6 Qf4+. Instead Ragozin let Botvinnik gradually climb back into the game, then
 
   Jun-19-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
keypusher: <Instead of walling off the whole southern US border, all 2000 miles or so, if Trump were sensible he would be stationing border patrols along *Mexico's* southern border, which is only a few hundred miles long.> <al wazir> Did you decide to write the stupidest post on ...
 
   Jun-18-18 H Rossetto vs Rossolimo, 1950
 
keypusher: <TheAlchemist: I'm not sure, but I think if black takes the Queen 19...Nxc2, then 20.Nxf6 Kh8 21.Rxa8 Qh6 22.Rxf8 Qxf8 23.Bxc2 and White should be winning.> That definitely works. SF's top line goes 21.Rxf8+ Rxf8 22.Nxh5 Bxh5 23.Bxc2 and White is a piece up.
 
   Jun-12-18 H E Atkins vs A M Levin, 1902
 
keypusher: <whiteshark: 31...Rc7 throughs the game immediately away.> But it was hopeless given the threat e5-e6.
 
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Feb-04-18
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  OhioChessFan: <Appaz> is about to get banned.
Feb-04-18
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  OhioChessFan: <I think it's your English.>

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

Feb-04-18
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  keypusher: What is this outbreak of sedition on my moribundorum?
Feb-09-18
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  keypusher: PGN notation:

[Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
[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.
Feb-22-18
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  zborris8: Hello, <keypusher>: The invitation has been sent for the CG Tournament I on GameKnot.
Feb-25-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  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>.

Feb-26-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
[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

Mar-03-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "CG Tournament I"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
[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
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  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
Mar-30-18
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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.
Mar-30-18
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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
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  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
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  madlydeeply: aww gameknot deleted my account! we will never know! my nick there was "reubenfine"
Apr-01-18
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  chancho: <5 Theories Behind The Unsolved Death of Sonny Liston>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyh...

Apr-03-18
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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
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  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
Apr-05-18
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  chancho: Jack Dempsey footage restored and colorized:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb6...

Apr-14-18
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  chancho: Here's a doc on Don King from PBS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-G...

Apr-24-18
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  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/chess.pl?bd=271..."] [Date "2018.04.24"]
[Round "-"]
[White "keypusher"]
[Black "greenwich"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2016"]
[BlackElo "1534"]
[TimeControl "1/1209600"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Termination "normal"]

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Bg2 Nb6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. a3 Be7 8. d3 O-O 9. b4 Bd6 10. O-O a6 11. Bb2 Be6 12. Na4 Nd7 13. Qc1 f5 14. Nc5 Bxc5 15. bxc5 Bd5 16. Qc2 Bxf3 17. Bxf3 Nf6 18. Bxc6 bxc6 19. Bxe5 Ng4 20. Qc4+ Kh8 21. Bc3 h5 22. f3 Ne3 23. Qf4 Nxf1 24. Qh6+ Kg8 1-0

Apr-24-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "CG Tournament I"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
[Date "2018.04.16"]
[Round "-"]
[White "keypusher"]
[Black "zborris"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2019"]
[BlackElo "1639"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 Bc5 5. Bxf7+ Ke7 6. Bd5 Rf8 7. O-O Qe8 8. c3 Kd8 9. d4 Nxd4 10. cxd4 Bxd4 11. Nc3 h6 12. Nf3 Bxc3 13. bxc3 c6 14. Bb3 Nxe4 15. Re1 Nxc3 16. Qd3 d5 17. Rxe5 Be6 18. Qxc3 1-0

May-03-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "CG Tournament I"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
[Date "2018.05.02"]
[Round "-"]
[White "keypusher"]
[Black "wannabecg"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2020"]
[BlackElo "1531"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bf4 e6 4. e3 c5 5. c3 Nc6 6. Nbd2 cxd4 7. exd4 Be7 8. Bd3 g6 9. h4 Nh5 10. Bh6 Bf8 11. Bxf8 Rxf8 12. Bb5 Bd7 13. Bxc6 bxc6 14. Nb3 Rb8 15. Qd2 f6 16. Qh6 Qe7 17. g4 1-0

May-03-18
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  WannaBe: I sure did left that knight out high and dry didn't I? Knight on the grim is rim. =)
May-28-18
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  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
[Date "2018.05.28"]
[Round "-"]
[White "greenwich"]
[Black "keypusher"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1534"]
[BlackElo "2020"]

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Be2 e6 6. c4 Nb6 7. Nc3 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. h3 Bh5 10. g4 Bg6 11. Nh2 dxe5 12. c5 exd4 13. Bf3 Nc6 14. cxb6 dxc3 15. Qb3 cxb6 16. Qxc3 Qd4 17. Qxd4 Nxd4 18. Bxb7 Rad8 19. Be3 Nc2 20. Rac1 Nxe3 21. fxe3 Bc5 22. Rfe1 Rd2 23. Nf3 Rxb2 24. a4 Rd8 25. Nh4 Rd3 26. Ng2 Ra2 27. Bc6 Rd6 28. Bb5 Be4 29. Nf4 Rdd2 30. Ne2 Bxe3+ 31. Kf1 g5 32. Ra1 Rab2 33. Rad1 f5 34. Rc1 f4 35. Rc8+ Kg7 36. Rc7+ Kf6 37. Be8 f3 38. Rf7+ Ke5 39. Bb5 fxe2+ 40. Rxe2 Rd1+ 0-1

Jun-21-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Kee-runch, as Bobby might say:

[Event "CG Tournament I"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
[Date "2018.06.20"]
[Round "-"]
[White "keypusher"]
[Black "rollthebones"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2011"]
[BlackElo "2053"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. exd5 exd5 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 Nge7 8. Qh5 Be6 9. Nf3 Qd7 10. Ng5 g6 11. Qe2 Bf5 12. f4 h6 13. Nf3 f6 14. Be3 O-O-O 15. O-O Rhe8 16. Qf2 Na5 17. Nd2 Bxd3 18. cxd3 Qb5 19. c4 dxc4 20. dxc4 Nxc4 21. Rab1 Qd5 22. Nxc4 Qxc4 23. Qb2 b6 24. Rfc1 Qa4 25. Qa2 Nd5 26. Rc4 Qd7 27. Bf2 Nxf4 28. Qc2 g5 29. Rb2 Re7 30. Bg3 Rde8 31. Bxf4 gxf4 32. h3 Re1+ 33. Kh2 f3 0-1

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