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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://chs119.chs.harvard.edu/venic...

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

Of course the Fried Liver is unsound. Everybody knows that, especially once they get home and fire up Fritzy and his Friends. Alas, before the post mortem the gods have placed the game.

--Phony Benoni (commenting on a Shirov game)

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   keypusher has kibitzed 21046 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-17-17 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
keypusher: ...based on trailer, maybe Shue plays Riggs' wife? Hope the movie isn't about her getting woke. As always, YouTube comments are funny/terrifying: <___ Trailer gave away everything Reply _____ its based on a true story honey, thats like being surprised JFK gets ...
 
   May-16-17 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
keypusher: To generate their table of hypothetical results, they picked each player's best year. They used different parameters to pick a best year. For the graph people are reacting to, the best year was as follows: <for each player, the “best year” was found by searching for the year ...
 
   May-15-17 Korchnoi - Polugaevsky Candidates Semifinal (1980) (replies)
 
keypusher: <What if Polugaevsky had read the Clarin, and thereby won game 14?> Reading <Clarin> would not have caused Polugaevsky to win game 14, unless Larsen gave a forced win in his analysis.
 
   May-15-17 Kramnik vs Anand, 2016
 
keypusher: <kramnov: 50. b7 ends the game> I suspect that was what Anand was hoping Kramnik would play, because it leads to a Q v. R+P ending that I would guess would be hard to win (50....Rxa6 51.b8/Q Ra2+). Kramnik's 50.Ra3+ seems much better.
 
   May-15-17 Mikhalchishin vs Pavasovic, 1999 (replies)
 
keypusher: Nice pun! Before today I knew the winner mostly for Mikhalchishin vs Kasparov, 1981 .
 
   May-14-17 Wei Yi vs Wang Chen, 2017 (replies)
 
keypusher: After 29....Qxd6 30.Nd5+ Kc6, White has 31.Qf2!!. Beautiful!
 
   May-14-17 23rd Sigeman & Co (2017) (replies)
 
keypusher: <Marmot PFL: You might be right, but I think if they played the top players more often their strength (and ratings) would increase. For playing men in general that wouldn't matter, which I should have said.> I'm skeptical, given that top women (and everyone else) already can
 
   May-11-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
keypusher: <Nosnibor: With regard to the U.K.tax rates the maximum rate was 83% on earned income but if you had unearned income above a certain level in addition to your earned income you would be liable to pay an investment income surcharge of 15% which meant that some persons could be ...
 
   May-11-17 Karlsbad (1911) (replies)
 
keypusher: <nok: <How do you link to a specific post such that the kibitz number appears?> Well but, what is it good for?> I think the idea is it works no matter the content of the poster or the reader's ignore list.
 
   May-10-17 J Perlis vs H Suechting, 1911
 
keypusher: I think it was Lasker who said that games where both sides castle queenside tend to be dull. Of course every rule has its exceptions: Chigorin vs Lasker, 1899 Lasker vs Marshall, 1914
 
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Jun-14-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: keypusher: Thanks, Shams. When I got the Iliad and Odyssey I bought the Oxford editions, because I didn't want the English on the facing page (and I liked the pale blue dust jackets). Overambitious, and they've completely fallen apart too. Maybe I'll get the Loebs.
Jun-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: <Keypusher> I would like to have the Chigorin - Gunsberg Match (1890) included in the Tournament Index. I note, however, that you have already assembled the games so you have precedence.

Is this currently an on-going project for you? If it is not may I write it up for submission? If you wish, it could be a joint enterprise.

Regards, Chessical.

Jun-27-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Hi, Chessical. Please feel free to write it up -- it's a noteworthy match and deserves a page.
Aug-14-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: I have submitted Game Collection: Chigorin-Gunsberg Match, as a first draft to the Biographers' Bistro consideration and comments.

Thank you for agreeing to allow me to clone your collection.

Oct-06-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <keypusher> Happy Birthday!!
Oct-06-16  Pulo y Gata: <keypusher: <Pulo y Gata: Proving, simply, that there's no good in byes.> :-)

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

And may you have a great day today. Happy birthday, <keypusher>!

Oct-06-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Happy Boithday, <keypusher>!!
Oct-06-16
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  Travis Bickle: Happy Birthday Maestro Keypusher!
Oct-06-16
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  Keyser Soze: Happy birthday!!
Oct-07-16
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  brankat: Please accept my belated congrats. Happy Birthday!
Oct-14-16
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  keypusher: <shams>

I'll give you a name I like-- Tibor Fischer. Either "The Collector Collector" or "The Thought Gang" are a lot of fun. The guy can really write but there's not a trace anywhere in those books of a writer desperate for literary immortality. English novelists tend to be much better about that anyway. Another, maybe even better example is Magnus Mills' dark comic novella "The Restraint of Beasts". What a trifle, but a miracle of sly suggestion. Any one of those three books I'd recommend to you, with a slight lean towards Collector Collector because of your interest in history.

Oct-14-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: thanks, birthday well-wishers
Oct-14-16  Open Defence: Belated birthday wishes!
Oct-14-16
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  keypusher: <open defence> Thanks, Deffi.
Oct-15-16
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  Benzol: Sorry I missed it too. Belated birthday wishes matey.

:)

Oct-15-16
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  keypusher: Happy to hear from you any time, Paul.
Oct-29-16
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  parmetd: Let me know how it is best to connect.
Oct-29-16
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  WannaBe: <keypusher>, <parmetd> You're going to buy the ticket? I charge 50% match-making fee!! Payable in carrots.
Jan-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/chess.pl?bd=252..."] [Date "2017.01.12"]
[Round "-"]
[White "greenwich"]
[Black "keypusher"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1534"]
[BlackElo "2013"]
[TimeControl "1/1209600"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Termination "normal"]

1. d4 b6 2. e4 Bb7 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bd3 e6 5. Kf1 d5 6. e5 Ne4 7. f3 Nxc3 8. bxc3 c5 9. Rb1 Nc6 10. Be2 Be7 11. f4 Qd7 12. Nf3 O-O-O 13. Kf2 Rdf8 14. Rf1 f6 15. Kg1 Na5 16. Nd2 c4 17. Nf3 Qa4 18. Ra1 Bc6 19. exf6 gxf6 20. Bb2 Be8 21. Qc1 Bg6 22. Ne1 Nb7 23. Qe3 Be4 24. Qh3 Bf5 25. Bg4 Nd6 26. Bxf5 Nxf5 27. Rf2 h5 28. Re2 Qd7 29. Nf3 Bd6 30. g3 Rfg8 31. Kf1 e5 32. Qg2 exf4 33. Bc1 fxg3 34. h3 Re8 35. Ng1 Nh4 36. Rxe8+ Rxe8 37. Qxd5 g2+ 38. Kf2 Bg3+ 39. Kxg3 Qxd5 0-1

Feb-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
[Date "2017.02.27"]
[Round "-"]
[White "keypusher"]
[Black "greenwich"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2013"]
[BlackElo "1534"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 O-O 11. Bc4 Nc6 12. O-O a6 13. Rac1 Qd6 14. Rfd1 Bd7 15. e5 Qc7 16. Ng5 h6 17. Ne4 Qd8 18. Nc5 b5 19. Bd3 Ne7 20. Be4 Nd5 21. Bxd5 exd5 22. Rc3 Be6 23. Ra3 Bg4 24. Rg3 Qh4 25. Qf4 h5 26. f3 g5 27. Qf6 Be6 1-0

Feb-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: 18. Rc3 Ne7 19. Rh3 Ng6 20. Bd3 Re8 21. Rxh6 Re7 22. Rh3 Ba4 23. Bc2 Bxc2 24. Qxc2 Rc8
Mar-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
[Date "2017.03.30"]
[Round "-"]
[White "greenwich"]
[Black "keypusher"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1534"]
[BlackElo "2013"]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 d5 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 a6 9. e4 c5 10. e5 cxd4 11. Nxb5 axb5 12. exf6 gxf6 13. Nxd4 Qb6 14. Bxb5 Bb4+ 15. Ke2 e5 16. Bxd7+ Bxd7 17. Nb3 Bb5+ 18. Kf3 e4+ 19. Kg3 Rg8+ 20. Kh4 Qxf2+ 21. g3 Rd8 22. Qg1 Qf5 23. g4 Be1+ 24. Kh3 Bf1+ 25. Qxf1 Qxg4# 0-1

Apr-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Challenge from keypusher
keypusher vs. greenwich 14 days per move
started: 30-Mar-17, ended: 11-Apr-17
Result: white won (black resigned)

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. Nc3 g4 5. Ne5 Qh4+ 6. g3 fxg3 7. Qxg4 Qxg4 8. Nxg4 d5 9. Bh3 h5 10. Nf6+ Nxf6 11. Bxc8 Nbd7 12. Bxb7 Rb8 13. Bxd5 Bc5 14. hxg3 Ke7 15. Ne2 Nb6 16. d4 Bd6 17. Bc6 Ng4 18. e5 Bxe5 19. dxe5 Nxe5 20. Bg2 Rbe8 21. Bf4 Kf6 22. O-O-O Ng4 23. Rde1 Ne3 24. Bf3 c5 25. Nc3 Nbc4 26. b3

May-02-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
[Date "2017.05.02"]
[Round "-"]
[White "greenwich"]
[Black "keypusher"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1534"]
[BlackElo "2013"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 Ne4 4. Nd2 Nf6 5. e4 e5 6. Ngf3 d6 7. h3 Be7 8. Nb3 O-O 9. Bd3 Na6 10. a3 b6 11. Be3 Nc7 12. Qc2 a6 13. g4 Nce8 14. Nbd2 Nc7 15. O-O-O Rb8 16. g5 Nh5 17. Bf1 Kh8 18. Rg1 g6 19. h4 Bd7 20. Nh2 Ne8 21. Qc3 f6 22. Ndf3 b5 23. b4 cxb4 24. axb4 Rc8 25. Kb2 bxc4 26. Bxc4 Bb5 27. Nd2 fxg5 28. hxg5 Nf4 29. Qb3 Bxg5 30. Bxb5 axb5 31. Ndf3 Bf6 32. Rde1 Bg7 33. Ng4 Nf6 34. Bd2 Nd7 35. Rh1 Nb6 36. Kb1 Nc4 37. Bc1 Ra8 38. Nd2 Ra3 39. Qc2 Qa8 40. Nxc4 Ra1+ 41. Kb2 Qa2+ 42. Kc3 Qxc4+ 43. Kd2 Ra2 44. Bb2 Rxb2 45. Qxb2 Qd3+ 46. Kc1 Rc8+ 47. Qc3 Qxc3+ 48. Kb1 0-1

May-10-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/chess.pl?bd=258..."] [Date "2017.05.09"]
[Round "-"]
[White "keypusher"]
[Black "greenwich"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2013"]
[BlackElo "1534"]
[TimeControl "1/1209600"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Termination "normal"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Na5 4. Be2 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. d4 exd4 7. Nxd4 Bb4 8. O-O Bxc3 9. bxc3 Nxe4 10. Qd3 d5 11. Ba3 Ne5 12. Qe3 c5 13. Bxc5 Qc7 14. Bb4 f6 15. f3 Nxc3 16. Bxc3 O-O 17. Bb4 Re8 18. f4 Bg4 19. fxe5 Rxe5 20. Qf2 Bxe2 21. Nxe2 Qc4 22. Nf4 Qxb4 23. Nd3 Qe7 24. Nxe5 fxe5 25. Rae1 e4 26. c4 dxc4 27. Rxe4 Qf6 28. Rf4 Qd6 29. Rxc4 Rf8 30. Qxf8+ Qxf8 31. Rxf8+ Kxf8 32. Rc8+ 1-0

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