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   nok has kibitzed 2520 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-18-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
nok: <I can offer my extensive literary analysis> I knew it would be a borefest ever since someone started to analyze Blowin' in the wind. That's why I prefer instrumentals.
   Aug-14-17 St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid) (2017) (replies)
nok: <we no longer take pawns-we 'clip' them> Or eyeball them.
   Aug-03-17 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
nok: That's actually a throwback to the XIX century when any strong enough tournament was seen as a de facto WC, the top 2 finishers often playing a match to settle it. I've mentioned it time and again. Playing it in several legs is a possible refinement, indeed.
   Jul-07-17 YourNextMove (Rapid) (2017) (replies)
nok: and the 200 words that go with it.
   Jul-02-17 YourNextMove (Blitz) (2017) (replies)
nok: Actually Nepo resigned there.
   Jul-02-17 Daniel Gormally (replies)
nok: <Would stealing a Ray Keene book from a charity shop be considered a mortal sin or an act of mercy?> Just tear the cover out and ta-da! it's not a Ray Keene book anymore.
   Jul-01-17 Emanuel Lasker (replies)
nok: <Just out of curiosity - do you have any recommended titles for the history of mathematics? Or of physics?> A people's history of science by Cliff Conner. One can also look up underrated figures like Biruni or Buridan.
   Jun-29-17 Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid) (2017) (replies)
nok: Highest rating ever means nothing as the pool changes.
   Jun-26-17 Louis Stumpers (replies)
nok: I think the question was best play(s) against a uniformly random opponent, not optimized. (And how it depends on the jar contents' ratio, I guess.) <I imagine a computer program that selects the distribution entirely at random.>
   Jun-26-17 Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz) (2017) (replies)
nok: <Rapid champ is Ivanchuk. Blitz Champ is Karjakin.> The shorter time controls getting more attention is a good thing. The days of the classical title getting all the prestige are gone. In fact, the rapid and blitz titles are much fairer. I've always found the Steinitz privilege of
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