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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 20830 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-27-17 W So vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
 
keypusher: [DIAGRAM] So thoughtfully provided a puzzle for Monday.
 
   Mar-26-17 Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948
 
keypusher: A couple of interesting notes from Keres' tournament book: Botvinnik was indeed happy with a draw and played the Four Knights to see if Reshevsky was too. If Reshevsky had played 4.....Nd4, Botvinnik could have continued 5.Nxd4 exd4 6.e5 which <quickly gives rise to a dead ...
 
   Mar-26-17 Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1948
 
keypusher: <Zephyr10: Benzol: This is the correct game score. I'd like to think so, as 10. Bd2 just looks better than 10. Kd2, but ... 1) as Surena pointed out, 21. Rc1 doesn't make sense, ... the alternate score's move (the only other different move from this score) is 21. Ke1, which ...
 
   Mar-23-17 Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948
 
keypusher: Part IV 17.c4-c5! <Naturally White utilizes the chance to open up new lines with gain of tempo. Black now falls under a mating attack.> Interestingly, Shredder prefers 17.f4 Qc5 18.Qxc5 19.dxc5 and now either 20.Bxf6 gxf6 21.Nh5 f5 22.Nf6+ or 20.e5 Ne8 21.f5 Bd7 22.Bg4 ...
 
   Mar-21-17 Keres vs Botvinnik, 1948 (replies)
 
keypusher: Part VII 33….Rf8-b8 34.Qf2-f4 <Naturally not 34.Qxf5? Qxe3+ 35.Qf2 Rb2! and Black wins.> 34….Qe5-e6 35.Rd4-d2 Rb8-b5 36.h2-h3 Rb5-e5 37.Kg1-h2 <Simpler was 37.Rf3 Rf6 38.Qd4 and Black’s attack has come to an end.> 37….Rg6-f6 38.Rf1-d1? <The decisive mistake, ...
 
   Mar-17-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
keypusher: <saffuna: What about late 20th century Chile?> Not indefinitely, right? In a case I'm working on, the company had subsidiaries focused on the developing and developed world. I noticed the company classed Chile in the latter category. Not so common for a country to change ...
 
   Mar-17-17 Paul Morphy (replies)
 
keypusher: <Staunton was the most profound opening analyst of all time ... Playing over his games, I discovered that they are completely modern; where Morphy and Steinitz rejected the fianchetto, Stanton embraced it.> But, Fischer is wrong, <RookFile> is right. Harrwitz vs ...
 
   Mar-17-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
keypusher: < diceman: I even had “My 60 Memorable Games” as a beginner. While a beginner wont readily understand Fischer's level of play, his verbiage is simple/descriptive and doesn't lose you.> Someone once wrote that would be the one chess book he'd take to a desert island, for ...
 
   Mar-17-17 Curacao Candidates (1962) (replies)
 
keypusher: <offramp> Interesting point. Impressive performances by England, in any case. Sometimes it seems like the "Fischer boom" went off in the UK rather than in the USA.
 
   Mar-16-17 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
keypusher: This must have been a blast to watch: Dallas 5, Detroit 0 in a 1970 divisional playoff. Landry and Munson combined to go 7-20 for the Lions; Morton racked up four completions in 18 tries for the Cowboys. http://www.pro-football-reference.c... Morton, incidentally, had a career ...
 
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May-17-16  Shams: Well I see it so rarely that I can never remember my analysis. As much blitz as I play I still see it only a couple times a year so I end up playing into Black's hands. But John Watson recommends the very simple and seemingly compliant line <4.Qc2 Qa5+ 5.Nc3 Nxc3 6.Bd2 e5 7.Bxc3 Qc7 8.f4 d6 9.Nf3> and now both of Black natural replies, 9.Nd7 and 9...exf4 (the latter given by Vulture guru Stefan Bücker) are met by 10.e3 with promising play for White even if he is gambiting a pawn. I was wondering if you had an opinion on this variation, or any experience in it.
May-18-16
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  keypusher: <shams> Yes, I hated that line. It's one of the reasons I stopped playing the Vulture. It's so hard to deal with that bishop on c3.

http://gameknot.com/analyze-board.p...

I didn't play well in that game by any means, but I never felt anywhere close to equal.

Here's a game by the man himself.

http://gameknot.com/analyze-board.p...

May-18-16  Shams: Ok, I'm calling that a seal of approval. If you ever want to share a line that gave you trouble against the Czech Benoni, I'm all ears. I find that a tougher nut to crack than I feel it should be. Thanks.
May-18-16  Shams: For your troubles.
http://www.newcriterion.com/article...

<The gist of an old joke—it has a dozen local iterations—is that the Loeb Classical Library translations are so baffling that you have to consult the original Greek or Latin on the left-hand page to decipher the English translation on the right.

Funny or not, the wisecrack catches the condescension long directed at the Loebs, that venerable series of Greek and Latin classics in uniform volumes with facing English translations. Professors of classics in particular used to frown upon them. Until recently, merely to be seen on campus with a Loeb was to court scandal. There were gradations of disgrace. Those Loeb editions of Boethius, Bede, and Augustine I saw on the shelves of the professor who taught me Anglo-Saxon: those were permissible for an English scholar. But I, as a classics major, was to eschew the very same volumes. Even as an undergraduate, though I prized my Loeb edition of The Republic, edited and imaginatively annotated by Paul Shorey, I knew better than bring it to my seminar on Plato. That same tact—that same hypocrisy—accounts for the care I took, as a graduate student, to avoid detection as I sifted the used bookshops of Cambridge for second-hand Loebs. For many of us, the pleasure we took in the Loebs was tinged with guilt.

But attitudes are changing. Once treated as evidence of the decline of Western civilization, the Loeb Classical Library is now, in its centennial year, more often regarded as, if not quite a pillar of our culture, at least one of its more enduring and useful props. The centenary invites consideration of how the Loebs have both reflected and, increasingly, shaped our literary culture.>

Jun-14-16
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  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
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