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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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   Apr-29-16 Ultimate Blitz Challenge (2016) (replies)
 
keypusher: Geezer Garry whomps Nakamura! Wow, it's fun watching blitz online.
 
   Apr-29-16 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
keypusher: <Shams: <al wazir> <What harm did Hastert's pedophilia actually do? I see the *potential* for harm. But is there anything showing that his victims were actually damaged?> This is not a smart comment and that's all I'm going to say.> Here's another dumb comment, ...
 
   Apr-29-16 Carlsen vs Eljanov, 2016 (replies)
 
keypusher: <chancho: <Ulhumbrus> You're trolling <keypusher>, admit it. :-)> Nonsense, it's far more likely that Eljanov underestimated the #1 player in the world who also has a clean score against him.
 
   Apr-29-16 D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956
 
keypusher: <EssChess: Probably already mentioned in the 54 previous pages, but what's wrong with white playing 16. Qxc3> 16....Rfe8 wins the piece back and Black is up a pawn with a better position. Plus that move would have denied the world 17....Be6!!.
 
   Apr-29-16 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
 
keypusher: <dr. leper> It's not just that comment. It's the 10,000 identical Ulhumbrisms that preceded it, and the 10,000 more to follow.
 
   Apr-28-16 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
keypusher: <Bobsterman> Right, Georghe. He was actually a decent scorer, but gradually other teams figured out he couldn't play defense <at all>. Some good-but-not-great forward would come to DC and score 50 points. Thank God for Billy Crystal.
 
   Apr-28-16 Kramnik vs Harikrishna, 2016
 
keypusher: <LucB> Plenty of responses by stronger players already, but one sort of basic point is that after 3.e3 the bishop is hitting the b-pawn. Black takes a move to defend it with ...a6. So the combination of g2-g3 and e2-e3 is less of a loss of time than it normally would be.
 
   Apr-28-16 Norway Chess (2016) (replies)
 
keypusher: <alexmagnus> Topalov is certainly playing better than he did in the Candidates, but...he's gotten six draws and a win against Grandelius here. It's possible that he has psychological issues <AND> age is catching up with him.
 
   Apr-28-16 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2016 (replies)
 
keypusher: <Geigermuller: As it will be clear from my question, this game is above me: Why not 13. ..., f5, which would chase the a-knight? I understand it locks up the bishop, but that seems temporary.> Well, if Black plays ...f5 on move 13 White can just take the pawn. But I'd love ...
 
   Apr-27-16 Morphy vs Maurian, 1863 (replies)
 
keypusher: <bobinator>. See uglybird and <Calli>'s posts. White is threatening Ng6#, and if Black takes the knight Morphy's rooks mate the king. And thanks to Morphy's amazing 34th move, Black's QR can no longer save Black's bacon.
 
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   Mar-30-16 N Gaprindashvili vs J Kristinsson, 1964 (replies)
   Mar-30-16 Botvinnik vs N Grigoriev, 1927 (replies)
   Mar-29-16 Nakamura vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-27-16 Caruana vs Svidler, 2016 (replies)
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   Mar-25-16 Caruana vs Aronian, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-25-16 Botvinnik vs Ake Olsson, 1962
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   Feb-07-16 M Porges vs Lasker, 1896
   Feb-04-16 Yu Yangyi vs G Jones, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-31-16 Tradewise Gibraltar (2016) (replies)
   Jan-31-16 Tomashevsky vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-31-16 Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-30-16 Caruana vs Van Wely, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-30-16 W So vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-30-16 Carlsen vs Yifan Hou, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-28-16 Nigel Short (replies)
   Jan-28-16 Wei Yi vs Navara, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-27-16 Fred Reinfeld (replies)
   Jan-27-16 Caruana vs Wei Yi, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-27-16 A Giri vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-27-16 Carlsen vs Adams, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-24-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-23-16 Jon Rigai vs A Williams, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-23-16 Mamedyarov vs Yifan Hou, 2016
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   Jan-22-16 F Bohatirchuk vs Botvinnik, 1933
   Jan-22-16 Carlsen vs Tomashevsky, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-22-16 W So vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-21-16 Caruana vs Yifan Hou, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-20-16 Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1934 (replies)
   Jan-20-16 Caruana vs Ponomariov, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-19-16 M Antipov vs Dreev, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-19-16 A Giri vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-18-16 Tata Steel (Group B) (2016) (replies)
   Jan-18-16 Wei Yi vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-17-16 Spassky vs Larry Evans, 1962 (replies)
   Jan-17-16 Wesley So (replies)
   Jan-17-16 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-16-16 Navara vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-15-16 Carlsen vs Anand, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-14-16 T Koop vs N Goodhue, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-13-16 Paul Keres (replies)
   Jan-09-16 Steinitz vs Lasker, 1894
   Jan-09-16 Qatar Masters (2015) (replies)
   Jan-06-16 Steinitz vs Lasker, 1894 (replies)
   Jan-01-16 Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941
   Jan-01-16 Harikrishna vs Nakamura, 2014
   Jan-01-16 Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894
   Dec-30-15 Carlsen vs Yu Yangyi, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-29-15 Carlsen vs A Giri, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-26-15 Wei Yi vs S Bromberger, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-26-15 Burn vs Pillsbury, 1900
   Dec-24-15 Carlsen vs Li Chao, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-24-15 K Spraggett vs G Basanta, 1992 (replies)
   Dec-23-15 Wei Yi vs N R Vignesh, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-23-15 C Aravindh vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-22-15 Carlsen vs D Yuffa, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-22-15 Tartakower vs Burn, 1911 (replies)
   Dec-22-15 Dubois vs Wyvill, 1859
   Dec-20-15 A Giri vs S L Narayanan, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-20-15 Yifan Hou (replies)
   Dec-18-15 London Chess Classic (2015) (replies)
   Dec-18-15 Mikhail Botvinnik (replies)
   Dec-18-15 Chigorin vs Lasker, 1895 (replies)
   Dec-17-15 Wei Yi (replies)
   Dec-15-15 Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Rematch (1969) (replies)
   Dec-15-15 Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-14-15 A Giri vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-14-15 William James Lombardy (replies)
   Dec-13-15 Anand vs A Giri, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-12-15 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Adams, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-11-15 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-10-15 A Giri vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-10-15 Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 (replies)
   Dec-08-15 Lasker - Steinitz World Championship (1894)
   Dec-08-15 Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 (replies)
   Dec-08-15 Caruana vs Grischuk, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-08-15 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-08-15 M Vachier-Lagrave vs A Giri, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-06-15 Anand vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-04-15 Topalov vs A Giri, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-04-15 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-01-15 Bilbao Masters (2015) (replies)
   Dec-01-15 Chigorin vs Tarrasch, 1893
   Dec-01-15 European Team Championship (2015) (replies)
   Nov-30-15 Steinitz vs Lasker, 1894
   Nov-25-15 Lasker vs Mieses, 1890
   Nov-24-15 Lasker vs Blackburne, 1892 (replies)
   Nov-24-15 Carlsen vs R Wojtaszek, 2015 (replies)
   Nov-22-15 New York (1927)
   Nov-21-15 Lasker vs Blackburne, 1892 (replies)
   Nov-20-15 A Giri vs Beliavsky, 2015 (replies)
   Nov-20-15 James Kulbacki (replies)
   Nov-19-15 Leko vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Nov-19-15 Tony Palmer (replies)
   Nov-16-15 Marcel Duchamp (replies)
   Nov-14-15 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
   Nov-14-15 Karpov vs Spassky, 1973 (replies)
   Nov-12-15 Capablanca vs Henry J Kapp, 1928 (replies)
   Nov-12-15 Kevin Spraggett
   Nov-11-15 Browne vs D Byrne, 1973 (replies)
   Nov-11-15 Quinteros vs Fischer, 1970
   Nov-09-15 Kasparov - Kramnik World Championship Match (2000) (replies)
   Nov-08-15 Aron Nimzowitsch (replies)
   Nov-08-15 David Moody (replies)
   Nov-07-15 Samuel Reshevsky (replies)
   Nov-06-15 Q Seijp V/d vs T Kett, 2014
   Nov-06-15 Spassky vs J H Donner, 1973
   Nov-06-15 Robert Huebner (replies)
   Nov-06-15 Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894
   Nov-04-15 Richard Reti (replies)
   Nov-03-15 Tartakower vs S Rosselli del Turco, 1926
   Nov-02-15 D Barua vs Korchnoi, 1982 (replies)
   Nov-01-15 Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894
   Oct-30-15 A Giri vs Anand, 2015 (replies)
   Oct-29-15 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 (replies)
   Oct-27-15 François André Philidor (replies)
   Oct-23-15 European Club Cup (2015) (replies)
   Oct-23-15 Botvinnik / Polugaevsky vs Keres / Prins, 1966
   Oct-22-15 St Petersburg (1914)
   Oct-21-15 Pelletier vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
   Oct-21-15 Piket vs R Douven, 1988 (replies)
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   Oct-18-15 Shredder vs Gull, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-17-15 Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961
   Oct-16-15 World Blitz Championship (2015) (replies)
   Oct-15-15 Spielmann vs J Perlis, 1905
   Oct-15-15 Millionaire Chess (2015) (replies)
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   Oct-10-15 Lasker vs Teichmann, 1895 (replies)
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   Oct-02-15 Breyer vs Tarrasch, 1920
   Oct-02-15 Emil Joseph Diemer (replies)
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   Oct-02-15 Karjakin vs Svidler, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-30-15 Botvinnik vs H Ree, 1969
   Sep-30-15 Botvinnik vs T van Scheltinga, 1966
   Sep-29-15 Botvinnik vs T van Scheltinga, 1963
   Sep-28-15 Flohr vs Botvinnik, 1965 (replies)
   Sep-27-15 A Giri vs Leko, 2015
   Sep-25-15 Wei Yi vs Svidler, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-25-15 W Napier vs Chigorin, 1902 (replies)
   Sep-24-15 Ivanchuk vs V Pechenkin, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-22-15 Botvinnik vs M Czerniak, 1966
   Sep-19-15 Botvinnik vs C B van den Berg, 1965
   Sep-18-15 Gruenfeld vs Tartakower, 1922
   Sep-16-15 Topalov vs S Zhigalko, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-15-15 USSR Championship (1945)
   Sep-13-15 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
   Sep-11-15 Saidy vs Fischer, 1965
   Sep-10-15 Ragozin vs Bronstein, 1945 (replies)
   Sep-08-15 Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921 (replies)
   Sep-08-15 Gosta Stoltz (replies)
   Sep-06-15 Milner-Barry vs Botvinnik, 1935
   Sep-04-15 Carlsen vs A Rodriguez Vila, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-04-15 J Dueball vs G Jacoby, 1976 (replies)
   Sep-03-15 W So vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-02-15 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-02-15 Edmund Beronio (replies)
   Sep-01-15 AVRO (1938) (replies)
   Aug-31-15 Sinquefield Cup (2015) (replies)
   Aug-31-15 Grischuk vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-31-15 Aronian vs Anand, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-30-15 Carlsen vs W So, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-29-15 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2015
   Aug-28-15 Short vs Piket, 2001 (replies)
   Aug-28-15 Anthony Santasiere (replies)
   Aug-27-15 Topalov vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-27-15 Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2011 (replies)
   Aug-27-15 Keres vs Botvinnik, 1948
   Aug-27-15 Korchnoi vs Nunn, 1981 (replies)
   Aug-26-15 W So vs Aronian, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-25-15 Keres vs Botvinnik, 1941
   Aug-25-15 Anand vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-24-15 Phillips & Drew Kings (1982)
   Aug-23-15 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-23-15 Blackburne vs Rubinstein, 1914
   Aug-19-15 Botvinnik vs Alekhine, 1938 (replies)
   Aug-19-15 Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1938
   Aug-18-15 Reshevsky vs Euwe, 1953
   Aug-15-15 Vasily Smyslov (replies)
   Aug-14-15 Paul Morphy (replies)
   Aug-04-15 Chekhover vs Botvinnik, 1931 (replies)
   Jul-30-15 S Williams vs D Howell, 2015 (replies)
   Jul-30-15 M Vachier-Lagrave vs R Rapport, 2015 (replies)
   Jul-30-15 Botvinnik vs Koblents, 1945
   Jul-29-15 Fischer vs M Green, 1963 (replies)
   Jul-26-15 Szabo vs K Langeweg, 1964 (replies)
   Jul-25-15 Kasparov vs Miles, 1986 (replies)
   Jul-23-15 Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 (replies)
   Jul-23-15 Santasiere vs B Pehnec, 1957 (replies)
   Jul-23-15 Klaus Junge (replies)
   Jul-23-15 Anish Giri (replies)
   Jul-22-15 Kaufman vs Larsen, 1968
   Jul-21-15 Botvinnik vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1966
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   Jul-21-15 Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948
   Jul-17-15 Doll (replies)
   Jul-17-15 Fischer vs W A Nyman, 1964
   Jul-16-15 Alekhine vs Wong CE, 1933 (replies)
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Feb-22-15
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  keypusher: <Fusilli> You do me far too much honor even asking for my opinion!
Feb-22-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: <Carlsen is the best tactically. Better than Aronian, better than Topalov, better than all the others. His positional play creates winning tactics, which his opponent dare not risk, and so Carlsen wins "positionally">

This reminds me that Spassky said that Petrosian was, first and foremost, a superb tactician. I'm pretty sure I read it somewhere, but you know, there are so many ambiguous and unsourced quotes in the world of chess...

Feb-22-15
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  Fusilli: <keypusher: <Fusilli> You do me far too much honor even asking for my opinion!>

Ha! Not at all!

BTW, are you still active or have you quit competitive play?

Feb-24-15
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  keypusher: <Fusilli: <keypusher: <Fusilli> You do me far too much honor even asking for my opinion!> Ha! Not at all!

BTW, are you still active or have you quit competitive play?>

I never had too much of an OTB career to give up, honestly. I played in 10 or so tournaments in the American South in the 80s, and I played in the Dominican Republic and at Wood Green chess club in London when I lived there. But after returning to the U.S. in 1992 I've played in exactly two events: a NY tournament in 2006 and the National Open in Las Vegas in 2008 (where WannaBe took my picture).

I've played a few hundred games at gameknot over the last 10 years, and a handful of blitz games at chess.com. I'm the world's worst at blitz.

This site has gotten me hooked on chess history. I'm better at reading about chess than playing it. :-)

But tell me about your career. You have collected some impressive scalps!

Feb-24-15  crawfb5: <morfishine: <keypusher> Good morning! Most of what we looked at are in emails exchanged between January 2013 - July 2014, at which point <DcGentle> disappeared altogether from <CG>. Sadly, I have not heard from him since that time. A considerable amount of data was posted on <DcGentle>'s forum, which is now closed down.>

The forum may be closed but the posts are only "hidden." Individual posts may be found with the <search kibitzing> feature.

Feb-24-15
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  Fusilli: <But tell me about your career.>

As it happens, yesterday I heavily edited my profile in a way that answers your question!

All I can add is that when I was a youngster I had some wins against other kids who went on to become titled players, even some GMs. I'm pretty sure I have a positive score against GMs Alejandro Hoffman, Diego Valerga, and Pablo Zarnicki. But I am 4 years older than Valerga and 5 years older than Zarnicki. Of course, when you are 16 or 17 and they are 12, that's a huge advantage! So, no merit in that. But I did beat Hoffman fairly at the 1985 Argentine junior championship.

The only time I did not lose against a GM (I mean someone who was a GM at the time of playing him) was a draw I got against Zenon Franco Ocampos. But I have played only a handful of GMs... less than ten in my life.

Feb-26-15
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  morfishine: <crawb5> Yes, thats right. Every now and then I will search for <DcGentle> too see if he's re-appeared, and all I get are others mentioning him :(
Mar-08-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from ottopk4"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
[Date "2015.03.08"]
[Round "-"]
[White "keypusher"]
[Black "ottopk4"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2012"]
[BlackElo "1763"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. e5 d5 6. Bb5 Ne4 7. Nxd4 Bc5 8. Be3 Bd7 9. Bxc6 bxc6 10. Nd2 Qe7 11. Nxe4 dxe4 12. e6 fxe6 13. Nxc6 Qd6 14. Qh5+ g6 15. Qe5 Rg8 16. Bxc5 Qxc6 17. Qg5 Rg7 18. Qf6 Qxc5 19. Qxg7 O-O-O 20. O-O-O Qxf2 21. Rhf1 Qe3+ 22. Kb1 Qe2 23. Qd4 e3 24. Rf7 Qxd1+ 25. Qxd1 Bb5 26. Qf3 Rd5 27. c4 Bxc4 28. Qxe3 e5 29. Qxa7 1-0

Mar-12-15  goldenbear: I think Korchnoi "owned" Tal because he played openings which lend themselves more to specific analysis than to creativity. For example, the Open Ruy Lopez or the French Defense or many of his c4 or d4 openings.
Mar-20-15
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  Shams: How often do you end up in a French Defense, a la this game? Maroczy vs Lasker, 1924
Mar-24-15
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  keypusher: <Shams: How often do you end up in a French Defense, a la this game? Maroczy vs Lasker, 1924>

Never. I have three responses to 1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3: 2....d6, 2....e5 and 2....d5. (Three decent alternatives at any stage is a luxury in Alekhine's Defense.) ...d7-d6 generally gets me to a Pirc, which I played before I took up Alekhine's, so that's fine. The Vienna is also fine; quite a few people who play 2.Nc3 don't know the Vienna at all.

The only time I remember that 2....d5 3.e5 came up I played 3....Ne4, though I note that the cool kids meet that with 4.Nce2 and then drive the knight away. Lots of people play 3.exd5, which is harmless.

I used to play the French, but what I knew was the Winawer, so 2....d5 is not a very attractive move for me.

Apr-17-15
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  OhioChessFan: ** Last Call **

** Gashimov Memorial Moves Prediction Contest **

Conducted by the Legendary <chessmoron> and hosted at Graceland, home of Elvis. Click on Elvis for details

Apr-25-15
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  FSR: <keypusher> Did you have Hill and Reese for Torts? I see that Hill is apparently still with us. http://www.law.columbia.edu/fac/Alf... He must be about 100 by now.
Apr-28-15
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  keypusher: <FSR> No, Richard Epstein, who apparently is still just 72. Torts was pretty much a fog after I de S v. whoever the hell it was from 13-whatever.
May-29-15
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  keypusher: <gokusano: So Naka had shown maturity with his style now? The style is to draw with the top guns and pounce on the lower rated. Is this the same tactics being employed by Magnus?> <torrefan: It's not really a style. It's just what happens. For the weaker is easier to beat than the stronger.>

I got curious about this, so I looked at Carlsen's 2015 events: Tata, GRENKE and Gashimov. For Tata I consulted the FIDE rating list; for the other two I took the ratings from the tournament website.

At Tata he beat Van Wely (2667), Aronian (2797), Caruana (2820), Hou (2673), Jobava (2727), and Radjabov (2734). Average rating: 2736.

He lost to Wojtaszek (2744).

He drew with Giri (2784), So (2762), Ivanchuk (2715), MVL (2757), Ding (2732), and Saric (2666). Average rating: 2736.

GRENKE

He beat Adams (2738), Baramidze (2594), and Anand (2797). Average rating: 2710.

He lost to Naiditsch (2694).

He drew with Aronian (2797), Caruana (2820), and Bacrot (2711). Average rating: 2776.

Gashimov

He beat Mamedyarov (2754), Caruana (2802), MVL (2762), Kramnik (2783), and Mamadov (2651). Average rating: 2750.

He drew with Anand (2791), Adams (2746), Giri (2790), and So (2780). Average rating: 2777.

Combining the three events, the people he beat had an average rating of 2736, the people he lost to averaged 2719, and the people he drew with had an average rating of 2757.

Too small a sample to be meaningful, but it's interesting that he scored +2-0=1 against opponents rated over 2800 (in reality, just Caruana) and +4-1=1 against opponents rated under 2700. If we expand to opponents rated over 2790, his score is +4-0=2.

So, for 2015 at least, the answer to gokusano's question is no. But torrefan's point is obviously correct.

Jun-01-15  hv.U.grwnup: <keypusher> , nice post at <rogoff> forum about india population. your contribution at rogoff forum looks very productive from where i see.

thanks.

Jun-05-15
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  Alex Schindler: You had epstein for torts! Hah, he cowrote my casebook with my professor! Small world....
Jun-05-15
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  keypusher: <Alex Schindler: You had epstein for torts! Hah, he cowrote my casebook with my professor! Small world....>

No, sorry, my torts teacher used Epstein's casebook.

Aug-17-15
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  offramp: It's weird how people don't get jokes. YOU DO. But I posted a little harmless and pointless joke about an asteroid on the Smyslov page and one kibitzer took pains to refute it. Thankfully you commented TO THE EFFECT THAT he shouldn't have taken my post so seriously...

A Mad World My Masters....!

Dec-25-15
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  chancho: http://scottsspot.net/wp-content/up...
Dec-25-15
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  wordfunph: <keypusher> Merry Christmas!
Mar-31-16
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  keypusher: [room in five star hotel]
[Sapiko plays tetris on her phone, whilst scrolling
through list of expensive handbags on her tablet;

[enters Giri]

Giri:

The moon's in half! The clock's on half past twelve! That semidarkness tieing half of shelve!
No gloom of winner neither looser's doom!

Sapiko:

I didn't notice you were in the room.
How was... Lipo.. Liponares? Any good?"

Giri:

I fought as hard as every chessman should.
I won all seven, proving I am mighter;
I lost just seven. People call me "fighter"

Chorus: Oh no, they don't.

Giri: Oh yes, they do.

Chorus: They not.

Giri: They do.

Chorus: They not. They not.

Giri (visibly shaken):

Who's there again? Again this "not" and "not".
Show face, you coward. I will have you shot.

(grabs colt hanging on the wall)

So many days of perpetual spite!
So many days you split in half "the" site!

(putting colt to his head)

Awww, all these voices ringing in my head:
you not! you not! I wish that I was dead."

[enters Leko carryin big treasure draw,
dressed like a pirate]

Leko:

Arrr, hold yer horses, do not dare to bolt,
once draws went "chessgames". Drop that bloody colt! ye sail to stalemate, to be tied ye raw;
that's life of chess-wolves: beauties, rum, and draw!

Giri:

"But all these voices ringing in my head:
you not! you not! I wish that I was dead."

Leko:

Oh, shut yer trap! By dieing in yer prime,
lest ye to hear, ye lose; ye lose on time.
Just hold my coffer. I'll teach ye "Leko's game"
to make both life and death not one, but same"

(Leko takes all the bullets out of colt,
spins, put colt to his own head,
and pulls the trigger)

Now ye. Now me. Now ye. Now me. That's how
ye misdoubt not, "not not" you not allow.

(as bored Sapiko looks at them, Leko and Giri take spins and "fire shots" with no bullets; the curtain slowly falls)

last scene from play "A draw in Moscow" by NN

Apr-05-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Castleinthesky: <Keypusher> On fixing matches in the 1960s by Soviet Players. I don't believe it is "imaginary" as you stated. In Mikhail Tal's autobiography, he admits to purposely drawing matches with Petrosian so that Soviet players would be fresher for their games with Fischer. Fischer himself complained about the very short games of the Soviets, a complaint that was not denied.
Apr-11-16
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  keypusher: <Castleinthesky: <Keypusher> On fixing matches in the 1960s by Soviet Players. I don't believe it is "imaginary" as you stated. In Mikhail Tal's autobiography, he admits to purposely drawing matches with Petrosian so that Soviet players would be fresher for their games with Fischer. Fischer himself complained about the very short games of the Soviets, a complaint that was not denied.>

I have Tal's autobiography. It doesn't say that.

The Soviets made short draws among themselves in just about every Western tournament (and many Soviet tournaments) they played in the 1960s and 1970s, whether Fischer was present or not.

Apr-13-16
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  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
[Date "2016.04.13"]
[Round "-"]
[White "keypusher"]
[Black "greenwich"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2013"]
[BlackElo "1534"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bd3 Nbd7 8. Nge2 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 c6 11. Qc2 Nh5 12. O-O-O a5 13. f3 Qb6 14. Bf2 Nhf6 15. e4 dxe4 16. fxe4 Ng4 17. Bg1 Ngf6 18. Kb1 c5 19. e5 cxd4 20. exf6 Bxf6 21. Nxd4 Bg7 22. Nf5 Qd8 23. h4 f6 24. Bc4+ Kh8 25. hxg5 fxg5 26. Nxh6 Qf6 27. Nf7+ Kg8 28. Qh7# 1-0

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