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optimal play
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   optimal play has kibitzed 5622 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-20-18 optimal play chessforum
 
optimal play: Merry Christmas Everyone!
 
   Dec-20-18 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
optimal play: Merry Christmas Lee to you and your family. And a merry Christmas to all those who contributed interesting and thoughtful posts on your forum throughout the year. <The Three Drovers - An Australian Christmas Carol> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wq... Across the ...
 
   Dec-20-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
optimal play: Merry Christmas to everyone on Rogoff! https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/27... <DOES 'MERRY CHRISTMAS' MATTER?>
 
   Dec-20-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
optimal play: Merry Christmas to everyone on the Kibitzer's Cafe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UM... <Paul Kelly ~ How To Make Gravy>
 
   Dec-01-18 Wallace - Esling (1895)
 
optimal play: My pleasure <offramp>. It's doing this sort of thing which I most enjoy at Chessgames. This is what the site's all about. I'm happy if I've been able to make a small contribution in this way, although of course I acknowledge there are many others who have done a great ...
 
   Nov-28-18 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
optimal play: Congratulations Magnus! 1. Anand 2. Anand again 3. Karjakin 4. Caruana NEXT!
 
   Nov-28-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
 
optimal play: Congratulations Magnus! I think Fab may have over-estimated his chances in the tie-breaks. He needed to take a couple of calculated risks during the classical games if he wanted to become world champion. He would have had more of a chance than trying to beat Magnus in the ...
 
   Nov-26-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
 
optimal play: I'm dismayed at Carlsen offering such an early draw in this slightly better position, with so much more time on his clock. Compare this with game 10 in his World Championship Match against Anand in 2013 when Carlsen could have drawn early with a simple three-move repetition and
 
   Nov-24-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
 
optimal play: Queens exchanged at move 13 By move 26 the only remaining pieces are opposite-coloured bishops. Even with six pawns each it's obviously a draw but I guess they considered 26 moves is too short, so to give the public their monies worth they played on for another 30 odd moves.
 
   Nov-23-18 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2018) (replies)
 
optimal play: Congratulations to Ju Wenjun on winning the Women's World Championship. At least Kathryn Hardegen can say she was only beaten by the World Champ!
 
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