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   rea has kibitzed 30 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-19-18 Milan Vukic (replies)
rea: Banja Luka 1979 was Vukic's Ossip Bernstein moment. (See Capablanca-Bernstein San Sebastian 1911) Vukic objected to the participation of an untitled 16 year old Russian boy, only to get crushed by him.
   Jan-08-18 J Cori vs F Benediktsson, 2009 (replies)
rea: Young Cori would become an exceptionally young GM later that year . . .
   Dec-29-17 D Bekker-Jensen vs E Forsa, 2014
rea: I have long suspected that GOTDs are chosen for their puns, rather than for the game quality. I'd sure be proud if I won this game, but then, I'm not a very good player.
   Aug-28-17 Estrin vs Berliner, 1965 (replies)
rea: "I am a jelly doughnut"
   Jul-23-17 Judit Polgar (replies)
rea: "Tal in a skirt," as Smyslov said.
   Jun-18-17 C Chaplin vs Reshevsky, 1923 (replies)
rea: "I don't see Chuck's moustache. Was that real, or did he just glue one on for the movies?" He grew it to mock Hitler, who no one had heard of in '21, when the picture was taken.
   Jun-13-17 Paul Motwani (replies)
rea: Scots, wha hae wi' Motwani bled, Scots, wham Rowson has aften led; Welcome to your gory bed, Or to victory!
   Jun-12-17 Prince Dadian vs Doubrava, 1896 (replies)
rea: This is the guy who forced the exclusion of Chigorin from the Monte Carlo tournament of 1903, claiming that Chigorin had insulted him.
   Jun-07-17 London vs Paris, 1834 (replies)
rea: (1) this is the game that gave the French Defense its name, isn't it? (2) Even if the English team was using black-colored pieces, they were "white" because they moved first. The color of the physical pieces on the board doesn't matter. (and they were playing by correspondence anyway). ...
   Apr-24-17 Jackson Whipps Showalter (replies)
rea: One of the inventors of the curveball!
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