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   nok has kibitzed 1946 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-26-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
nok: <some people thought Kingdom Come was a complete Zeppelin rip off> Thought you were talking about Kingdom Come the album by Sir Lord Baltimore. Big balls were needed to fight off the competition in 1970.
   May-25-16 Louis Stumpers (replies)
nok: Yeah, Brazzaville. Kinshasa was Leopoldville. <Yes, Mobile is in Alabama.> Knew that because of a bootleg.
   May-16-16 Ultimate Blitz Challenge (2016) (replies)
   Mar-29-16 World Championship Candidates (2016) (replies)
nok: <Even Giri is making Giri jokes, "Thanks everyone for your incredible support! Missed far too many chances, now time to draw(?!) some conclusions."> The annotation is a blunder though, making it far too obvious.
   Mar-09-16 Women's World Chess Championship (2016) (replies)
nok: <If men and woman are equal at chess why have a best female prize? It's a simple question.> Simple answer: scrap it.
   Feb-20-16 FIDE Women's Grand Prix Tehran (2016) (replies)
nok: <<In this day and age, such countries, if they existed, would promptly be invaded by the United States and probably a bunch of other more civilized countries> Not unless they were sitting on a fat cache of oil.> Zing!
   Feb-18-16 Tradewise Gibraltar (2016) (replies)
nok: <<How do we know hormones affect chess ability? Because women don't do as well as men in chess.> Yet there are studies and science behind all that,> You wish, but the studies don't say that. They show men slightly ahead in recognizing some patterns, women slightly ahead in ...
   Feb-15-16 Tata Steel (2016) (replies)
nok: You got me there.
   Feb-09-16 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
nok: <<Who would do this nowadays in a championship match?> In 1889 Steinitz played 1.Nf3 so Chigorin could play his ...Bg4 defense, which Steinitz disapproved of.> Iirc the 1889 match wasn't for the title. Note it was a best-of 20 games when Steinitz favoured the first-to-x-wins
   Jan-31-16 Carlsen vs Yifan Hou, 2016 (replies)
nok: <Comparing it to Petrosian blundering his Queen is complete nonsense.> Look, after the queen trade, what's the most glaring feature in the position? The hole on b6. Any player remotely her class sees that once the White king goes there, bang you're dead. Yet she immediately played
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