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Member since Nov-04-10 · Last seen Nov-20-17
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   rea has kibitzed 27 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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
rea: One of the inventors of the curveball!
   Apr-13-17 Garry Kasparov (replies)
rea: MGP is fascinating (I talked my public library into buying the 5 volumes), but really it's in some ways as much the first 5 volumes of Kasparov's 12-volume autobiography as it is a history.
   Feb-11-17 Aleksandar Kovacevic
rea: Evidently not the GM Kovacevic who famously beat Fischer (with a little help from his Soviet friends)
   Feb-09-17 Fischer vs Smyslov, 1965 (replies)
rea: <em> There's a funny photo of Fischer complaining about something at the board, with Castro looking really exasperated, and in the background Korchnoi has a big smile on his face. couldn't find it on the net.</em> Must have been the Olympiad in '66. In '65, Fischer couldn't ...
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