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Tony Palmer

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   Aug-17-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
tpstar: <devere> I am a big fan of your lucid writing. Just to give you some context, even casual visitors to this site don't confuse this page for a proper debate forum, given the frequent personal attacks. Moreover, two of the main contributors here have been repeatedly warned and ...
   Aug-07-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
tpstar: "Join me, and together we will rule the galaxy as Father and Son. It is your destiny."
   Aug-07-14 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
tpstar: <Jimmy> Thank you very much for the nice message. =) Remember when you started your own business? Well I just left my group and started solo practice six weeks ago, defying the odds by trying to make it on my own. So far things have been great, and my patients are thrilled that
   Jul-27-14 Annie Kappel (replies)
tpstar: <Annie> Happy Birthday!! Peace.
   Jun-11-14 Odd Lie (replies)
tpstar: <pick and roll> Ugh, that should be a two snot foul. At least there's no double dribble.
   Jun-11-14 YouRang chessforum (replies)
tpstar: <WannaBe> Thank you for reviving the grand tradition of Rest Day Entertainment. =) 2) Once? 3) An upside-down table?
   Jun-09-14 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2014 (replies)
tpstar: <> Thanks for the live broadcast. =) 12 database games up to 8. Nxd4, then 8 ... d5 is Black's best chance = Opening Explorer Go Topalov.
   Jun-07-14 Caruana vs A Giri, 2014 (replies)
tpstar: <> Thanks for the live broadcast. =) <At the French Open they just showed Djokovic playing chess waiting for the court to clear.> Did he play the French Defense?
   Jun-06-14 Jeremy Lim (replies)
tpstar: The worst play from Game 1 was Splitter flopping: Come on guys, this is basketball, not soccer. <It's impressive the old guys Duncan and Ginobili got thru game1> Agreed. They looked fresh at the finish, plus the Spurs buried their threes.
   Jun-05-14 Wesley So (replies)
tpstar: <dunkenchess> Alas, there is justice on this page: Poetic Justice. If only you had chosen Good five years ago, there wouldn't be so much gloom despair and agony on Wesley (whoa). But once you turn toward the Dark Side, forever will it dominate your destiny. The old furniture ...
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  tpstar: <Best Games of 2012> Yes indeedy!

Voting begins on January 2.

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  OhioChessFan: My list is ready
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  Annie K.: Happy New Year, Tony! :)
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  chancho: Happy New Year, Mr Palmer!
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  tpstar: <Annie> <chancho> <OhioChessFan> Happy New Year!
Jan-01-13  FairyPromotion: <tpstar: <Best Games of 2012> Voting begins on January 2.>

Hey there tpstar! I was wondering if the voting is open to all the members, or is it for a selected group only.

Either way thanks for making these lists, as they make for great references in the future!

Oh, and happy New Year! (:

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  tpstar: <FairyPromotion> Nice to meet you. =)

The Best Games contest began in 2004 by User: iron maiden who has the first six years stored as Game Collections. In 2009 he went to college, so I tabulated the votes while he announced the results, then I ran the show in 2010 and 2011. It is open to all posters, Premium or not, for any database game from 2012.

I ask that people don't calculate running updates during the voting, as that has been shown to affect the results. Twice. The only other restriction is against sockpuppet voting which will be erased instantly.

Have fun voting! =)

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  cormier: Happy New Year ... tks G
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  tpstar: <cormier> Happy Good News New Year!
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  Chnebelgrind: 1 Wang Hao vs Nakamura, 2012
2 A Giri vs Aronian, 2012
3 Morozevich vs Jakovenko, 2012
4 Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2012
5 Aronian vs Morozevich, 2012
6 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2012
7 Morozevich vs Leko, 2012
8 Grischuk vs Svidler, 2012
9 Nakamura vs Wang Hao, 2012
10 Nakamura vs Wang Hao, 2012
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  OhioChessFan: Nakamura vs A Giri, 2012

Kramnik vs Judit Polgar, 2012

H Tikkanen vs S Grover, 2012

Caruana vs Anand, 2012

Caruana vs A Giri, 2012

A Giri vs Aronian, 2012

Leko vs J Gustafsson, 2012

Carlsen vs Aronian, 2012

Jobava vs V Malakhov, 2012

Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2012

Jan-02-13  FairyPromotion: <tpstar> =)

Here is my top ten:
1. A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012 <-- I would like everyone to give a look to this game in case they missed it. A true IMMORTAL. Even as a Shak fan I have to admit that this game is head and shoulders above the rest.

2. Karjakin vs Caruana, 2012

3. Grischuk vs Gelfand, 2012

4. Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2012 *

5. Mamedyarov vs A Giri, 2012

6. Kramnik vs Aronian, 2012

7. Anand vs Gelfand, 2012

8. Caruana vs A Giri, 2012

9. Carlsen vs Anand, 2012

10. Jobava vs Kamsky, 2012


* You said it's any database game, but if it's classical time control's only, remove Carlsen - Moro (blitz), then fill in the list with A Giri vs Bacrot, 2012

Jan-02-13  Blunderdome: 1. J Gustafsson vs Kramnik, 2012 Kramnik’s spectacular KID win over Gustafsson

2. Yifan Hou vs Judit Polgar, 2012 Historic moment in women’s chess

3. H Ziska vs Radjabov, 2012 Beautiful Radjabov win in a game with imbalanced material

4. Kramnik vs Aronian, 2012 Vlad sacs a knight and declines several chances to win it back while his passed pawn goes to work

5. Kramnik vs McShane, 2012 An instructive Kramnik win from London

6. Grischuk vs Svidler, 2012 A rare two rooks vs. three minors game

7. A Giri vs Aronian, 2012 Known simply as “Don’t Trust Ne1”

8. Gelfand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2012 Gelfand win with an exchange sac and passed pawn tricks

9. Ivanchuk vs A Giri, 2012 Ivanchuk dazzles in the most instructive K+P ending of the year

10. McShane vs Aronian, 2012 Features a wild endgame and an underpromotion

There are another 34 honorable mentions at Game Collection: Blunderdome's favorite games of 2012

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  OhioChessFan: <* You said it's any database game, but if it's classical time control's only, remove Carlsen - Moro (blitz), >

I had a blitz win, with Black in a French, against Carlsen. I don't think you even need to see the game to know that rocks.

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  tpstar: <Chnebelgrind> <OhioChessFan> <FairyPromotion> <Blunderdome> Thanks for voting! Lots of great games already.

<any database game> Correct. The Top Ten are typically all at classical time controls, but we've had blitz, rapid, blindfold, computer, consultation, and advanced chess games (player + engine) nominated before.

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  Annie K.: Caruana vs Topalov, 2012

That's all for now... :)

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  tpstar: <Annie> What a barnburner!

Just to clarify for others, you may choose up to nine more games before January 15, or else just vote for that one.

Thanks for voting. =)

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  Bureaucrat: Thanks for organizing this. I'll vote for just three games. My favorites are:

1. E Berg vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012

2. A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012

3. Aronian vs McShane, 2012

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  tpstar: <Bureaucrat> Thanks for voting!
Jan-04-13  rogge: Hello fellow fish!

1. McShane vs Aronian, 2012 g8=N

2. Anand vs Nakamura, 2012 Wild draw

3. Kramnik vs Grischuk, 2012 Demolition

4. Carlsen vs Anand, 2012 Nh3!

5. Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2012 Well done Karjakin

6. G Meier vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012 Nice and short

7. Morozevich vs Jakovenko, 2012 Nice and short #2

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  tpstar: <rogge> Thanks for voting!

Anyone with less than ten has until the end of January 14 to nominate more. Sometimes you might find a game you liked from someone else's list.

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  tpstar: 1) Carlsen vs Aronian, 2012 #1 over #2 in a year where Carlsen makes chess history.

2) Karjakin vs Caruana, 2012 Two exchange sacrifices yield a pair of monster Bishops against a helpless King.

3) A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012 21. Bd8!! is as stunning as it is unexpected.

4) A Giri vs Aronian, 2012 Aronian's finest win of the year.

5) Anand vs Gelfand, 2012 The best fight from the World Championship match where Anand held off a determined and resourceful Gelfand.

6) Kramnik vs Aronian, 2012 An entertaining Queen versus three pieces encounter where Kramnik kept everything under control.

7) Jobava vs Kamsky, 2012 Both Sides Queen in a thrilling unbalanced ending.

8) Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2012 Nakamura has always been known for his endgame mastery.

9) Caruana vs A Giri, 2012 An overwhelming Pawn avalanche with sharp play on both sides of the board.

10) McShane vs Aronian, 2012 Aronian converts a material advantage which was much harder than it looked.

Everybody vote! And everybody have fun voting!

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  Jim Bartle: Nice post.
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  parmetd: Ah Dear Tony! Thank you for playing my Adams Clock simul :)

My vote is 1) Yusupov vs Shirov, 2012 2) Jobava vs Kamsky, 2012 3) Svidler vs Ponomariov, 2012 4) Kamsky vs E Romanov, 2012 5) Adams vs D Fridman, 2012 6) Wang Hao vs Carlsen, 2012 7) McShane vs Carlsen, 2012 8) Kamsky vs E Romanov, 2012 9) Kamsky vs Seirawan, 2012 10) Karjakin vs Aronian, 2012

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  tpstar: <Jim Bartle> Thanks for visiting! ;>D

<parmetd> Thanks for voting!

Note you have Kamsky vs E Romanov, 2012 at #4 & # 8 so please double check your list.

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