Jul2111 Dortmund (2011)

pferd: <Kinghunt: Slightly off topic, but what do people think about Kasimdzhanov's proposal: "We play classical chess, say with a time control of four to five hours. Draw? No problem – change the colours, give us 20 minutes each and replay. Draw again? Ten minutes each, change the ...


  Jul1911 Carlsen vs Shirov, 2011

pferd: <pferd: Of course Carlsen had an answer for 31...Nxd5, but what was it? hedgeh0g: Probably 32. Qb5+.>
Yeah, probably but I was hoping for a wee bit more analysis after obvious replies like 32...Kf7 and 33...Kg8


  Jul1211 A Sulypa vs Kupreichik, 1989

pferd: <vsiva1: what about 21....rb8, probably, 22.RXf7 RXf7 23. exf7 Bd7. Black may not loose power Sastre: White is winning after 24.Ne8 Rxe8 25.fxe8Q+ Bxe8 26.Bxb6.> After 21...Rb8 I like 22.Ng6+ hxg6 23.e7


  Jun0611 H Tirard vs A Silvert, 2000

pferd: Check (there's only one). Check again (there's still only one). Whoops, it's mate.


  Jun0211 D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956

pferd: Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907 has 12 pages of kibitz; this one has 43.


  Apr1511 G Swathi vs Short, 2011

pferd: <Sneaky: "White to Move. What's the probability here?" A more interesting question regarding that diagram may be, "What was Black's previous move to lead up to this position?"> I think the answer is that Black's previous move was a capture (perhaps KxQ). I suspect the position ...


  Oct2510 Sultan Khan vs G A Thomas, 1933

pferd: I'm sure that the database contains many G.A.Thomas wins, but it's his losses that make him famous. Consider Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1919 or Menchik vs G A Thomas, 1932
or Ed Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912


  Oct1410 Anand vs Shirov, 2010

pferd: <visayanbraindoctor:
This is one really messy game. Anand's fans will have to forgive him for understandably missing those computerlike moves. [23.h6] > I don't think 23.h6 is a computer move  just a good move. On a different day, or with longer time control, Anand (or ...


  Sep2010 N J Kalton vs J N Sugden, 1964

pferd: It may not conform to any accepted mathematical definition, but one could say that a series "converges to infinity" iff the reciprocal of its sum converges to zero. Certainly not every divergent series has this property so the term is not trivial.


  Sep1010 Shirov vs Jakovenko, 2007

pferd: <echever7:
Simple, 29.Re2Qxb2 30.Rae1 Rxd4 31.Nf1 and 32.Qxh3 winnig a piece.> 31.Nf1 Qxe2 32.Rxe2 Rxh4 33.gxh4 Bxf1 34.Kxf1 and Black is better, I think.


  