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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 19481 times to chessgames   [less...]
   May-26-16 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
keypusher: <chancho> This made sense to me: <Memo to poll-obsessed Democrats: Don’t freak out. Hillary Clinton remains a strong favorite to defeat Donald Trump in November. Mr. Trump’s poll numbers rose after he secured his party’s nomination, and hers will when she does. Mrs. ...
 
   May-21-16 Botvinnik vs Bisguier, 1962
 
keypusher: [DIAGRAM] Position after 27.Qc3. Suppose Black had just stayed in a shell with ...Ne7, maybe ...Nb8 and ...Be8 after the White knight goes to b4. How does White win?
 
   May-21-16 Botvinnik vs F J Perez Perez, 1961
 
keypusher: After 28....Qc6: [DIAGRAM] If 29.Bxa6, then 29....Nfg4+ 30.Kg3 Nxe3 and if 31.Be2, then 31...f6 and Black wins.
 
   May-21-16 Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1944
 
keypusher: <Dr Siggy> A reasonable guess is this game: Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1945 The misidentification might be a translator's fault rather than Polugaevsky's; the Soviet GM might have written "14th USSR Championship" and the translator got the year wrong.
 
   May-19-16 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
keypusher: < Jim Bartle: What matters is how much a players contributes to winning, whether through learned skill or natural ability. Did Larry Bird not deserve his MVPs? If young players try to emulate Curry <too much>, it might not be so good. Not many players can shoot like that,
 
   May-18-16 keypusher chessforum (replies)
 
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
 
   May-18-16 Ultimate Blitz Challenge (2016) (replies)
 
keypusher: <Did you know that of the 10 highest IQ's on earth, 8 are theists? And of those 8 6 are Christians?> Since no global reliable register of IQ scores exists, this claim is utter crap.
 
   May-17-16 Alan Shaw (replies)
 
keypusher: May-17-16 Premium Chessgames Member <RookFile: I guess somebody here was looking at the US Chess Federation website and getting excited. Something to understand is that it only goes back to 1991. I played Alan Shaw in Boston, in 1987 or 1988 I think, at the Boylston club. ...
 
   May-17-16 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
keypusher: Just reading up on doubles and triples on this page and thinking you could put together a good baseball book from the posts on this forum. <Amazing that Biggio ranks so high. At first I wondered why Musial managed to hit one more than Cobb, but probably Cobb got a lot of ...
 
   May-16-16 Boleslavsky vs Lisitsin, 1956 (replies)
 
keypusher: <kingscrusher: Keypusher : nc7 is a typical nonsensical engine move which is very easy for any strong otb player to miss.> If that's so, then if I were a coach I'd be trying to teach my students to spot moves like that. It seems like a much more promising avenue of ...
 
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   Apr-20-16 Carlsen vs Eljanov, 2016 (replies)
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   Apr-19-16 Carlsen vs Harikrishna, 2016 (replies)
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   Apr-18-16 A Chandra vs W So, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-16-16 I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1927 (replies)
   Apr-15-16 C Jaffe vs Capablanca, 1911
   Apr-15-16 C Jaffe vs Capablanca, 1910
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   Apr-11-16 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
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   Apr-03-16 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Apr-03-16 Petrosian vs G Uusi, 1958 (replies)
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   Apr-02-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2012
   Apr-02-16 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-01-16 P Ware vs J Grundy, 1880
   Apr-01-16 Mandolfo vs Kolisch, 1859 (replies)
   Mar-30-16 N Gaprindashvili vs J Kristinsson, 1964 (replies)
   Mar-30-16 Botvinnik vs N Grigoriev, 1927 (replies)
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   Mar-27-16 Caruana vs Svidler, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-26-16 Spassky vs Botvinnik, 1970
   Mar-26-16 Karjakin vs Topalov, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-25-16 Caruana vs Aronian, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-25-16 Botvinnik vs Ake Olsson, 1962
   Mar-24-16 Anand vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-23-16 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-23-16 Aronian vs Topalov, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-23-16 Caruana vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
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   Mar-20-16 Aronian vs A Giri, 2016 (replies)
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   Mar-12-16 Fischer - Spassky (1992)
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   Mar-12-16 Aronian vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-11-16 Women's World Chess Championship (2016) (replies)
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   Mar-09-16 Yifan Hou vs Jobava, 2015 (replies)
   Mar-06-16 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 (replies)
   Mar-05-16 G Jones vs J O'Connor, 2016
   Mar-04-16 Euwe vs Keres, 1940 (replies)
   Mar-04-16 Curt von Bardeleben (replies)
   Mar-03-16 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (replies)
   Mar-02-16 M Muzychuk vs Yifan Hou, 2016 (replies)
   Feb-27-16 Chigorin vs Lasker, 1896
   Feb-26-16 Rossolimo vs Fischer, 1966
   Feb-25-16 Howard Staunton (replies)
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   Feb-23-16 Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Match (1978) (replies)
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   Feb-21-16 Kasparov vs R Rodriguez, 1982
   Feb-21-16 Levenfish vs Botvinnik, 1937
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   Feb-18-16 Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948
   Feb-16-16 Akiba Rubinstein (replies)
   Feb-14-16 A Giri vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Feb-14-16 Zurich Chess Challenge (2016) (replies)
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   Feb-07-16 M Porges vs Lasker, 1896
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   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)
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   Jan-30-16 Carlsen vs Yifan Hou, 2016 (replies)
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   Jan-27-16 Fred Reinfeld (replies)
   Jan-27-16 Caruana vs Wei Yi, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-27-16 A Giri vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
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   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
   Jan-23-16 Eljanov vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-23-16 Lasker vs Schlechter, 1910 (replies)
   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 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 J 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)
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   Nov-11-15 Browne vs D Byrne, 1973 (replies)
   Nov-11-15 Quinteros vs Fischer, 1970
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   Nov-08-15 Aron Nimzowitsch (replies)
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   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)
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   Oct-21-15 Pelletier vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
   Oct-21-15 Piket vs R Douven, 1988 (replies)
   Oct-20-15 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
   Oct-18-15 Shredder vs Gull, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-17-15 Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961
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   Oct-15-15 Spielmann vs J Perlis, 1905
   Oct-15-15 Millionaire Chess (2015) (replies)
   Oct-14-15 D Andreikin vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Oct-12-15 P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 (replies)
   Oct-10-15 Lasker vs Teichmann, 1895 (replies)
   Oct-08-15 Spassky vs Yusupov, 1990 (replies)
   Oct-07-15 Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 (replies)
   Oct-07-15 Lasker / Chigorin / Marshall / Tei vs Janowski / Marco / Schlechter / La, 1904 (replies)
   Oct-05-15 World Cup (2015) (replies)
   Oct-03-15 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (replies)
   Oct-02-15 Breyer vs Tarrasch, 1920
   Oct-02-15 Emil Joseph Diemer (replies)
   Oct-02-15 Lasker vs Tinsley, 1895
   Oct-02-15 Bird vs Pillsbury, 1899
   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)
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   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)
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   Sep-04-15 Carlsen vs A Rodriguez Vila, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-04-15 J Dueball vs G Jacoby, 1976 (replies)
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   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
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   Aug-28-15 Anthony Santasiere (replies)
   Aug-27-15 Topalov vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-27-15 Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2011 (replies)
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   Aug-27-15 Korchnoi vs Nunn, 1981 (replies)
   Aug-26-15 W So vs Aronian, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-25-15 Keres vs Botvinnik, 1941
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: How often do you end up in a French Defense, a la this game? Maroczy vs Lasker, 1924
Mar-24-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  Alex Schindler: You had epstein for torts! Hah, he cowrote my casebook with my professor! Small world....
Jun-05-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: http://scottsspot.net/wp-content/up...
Dec-25-15
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  wordfunph: <keypusher> Merry Christmas!
Mar-31-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

May-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: Are you still playing the Vulture?
May-16-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: <keypusher>

You might be interested in this: http://www.unz.com/article/the-iq-g...

May-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <Shams> I'm really not playing at all. I've got one online game going with an old friend.

When I did play in recent years I mostly had gone back to the Czech Benoni after a few too many curb stompings with the Vulture. Why do you ask?

<twinlark> Thanks!

May-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.>

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