Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing User Profile Chessforum
Member since Feb-19-04 · Last seen Oct-09-15
Tony Palmer

Smiles, everyone, smiles. ;>D

>> Click here to see tpstar's game collections. Full Member

   tpstar has kibitzed 11987 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-09-15 Millionaire Chess (2015) (replies)
tpstar: <WannaBe> Thanks for the link! Great to follow the action live.
   Oct-09-15 Wesley So (replies)
tpstar: <Wesley So> Happy Birthday!! Go Wesley.
   Oct-08-15 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
tpstar: <If we really want to stop mass shootings, we need to understand what causes them: we need to understand suffering, and what is causing such extreme despair that people pick up guns and start shooting. And if we really want to solve the problem, we must do more than just fix gun ...
   Oct-08-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
tpstar: <diceman> Speaking of B.C.: <Stevie King> This is more your style: <cormier> Behold our best shot to defeat terrorism:
   Oct-07-15 E Hintikka vs Y Jouhki, 1996
tpstar: Black to Play and Win after 47. Rb1. A funny game where both Kings castle by hand. White sure looked better after 39. Nd5 but something went wrong. Good defense by Black.
   Oct-07-15 J Lenier vs C Mueller, 2014
tpstar: 5. f4 scores great against the Kan = Opening Explorer 19. Rae1 was very nice, following up a sacrifice with a quiet move. Black's King was hopelessly helpless.
   Oct-07-15 C Eliason vs Eichborn, 1859
tpstar: 8. Ba4?! is a stock mistake which loses material after 10. Ne5?! Qd4 (Fork) 11. Bxc6+ Nxc6 12. Nxc6 Qc5 trapping the Nc6. Another way to win the piece is 12 ... Qd5 = I Braskin vs W Muir, 1984 Black to Play and Win after 23. Rg1.
   Oct-07-15 Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2007
tpstar: Black's central Pawn mass just sits there for the entire middlegame as a giant weakness. <"40...Qf7?? A relatively convincing proof that the recent accusations against Topalov do not have a solid basis." GM Mahail Marin (18.02.07)> Harsh.
   Oct-04-15 Karjakin vs Svidler, 2015 (replies)
tpstar: <> Thanks for the live broadcast. =) White spent a lot of time on 9. Be3.
   Oct-03-15 Svidler vs Karjakin, 2015 (replies)
tpstar: <> Thanks for the live broadcast. =) 4. Nxd4 is thirty times more common than 4. Qxd4 = Opening Explorer
(replies) indicates a reply to the comment.

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 52 OF 69 ·  Later Kibitzing>
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

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Caruana vs Topalov, 2012

That's all for now... :)

Premium Chessgames Member
  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. =)

Jan-04-13  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

Premium Chessgames Member
  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

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  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!

Jan-05-13  Jim Bartle: Nice post.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  parmetd: #4 was supposed to be Nakamura vs A Giri, 2012

Anyways, I did my own writeup on the event as did Mickey:

and mine:

I actually had clipped the start of your game at Adam's request.

I really wish would have informed me you were coming as you were late and indeed Mickey being gracious was okay with you playing anyways. But had it been another less friendly GM, the person might have stoutly refused. I would have been dismayed to see one travel so far to end up with naught except an article material. As it was, things worked out quite alright.

Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <I did my own writeup on the event> It is fantastic!

<I actually had clipped the start of your game at Adams' request> Oh dear - that bad, eh? ;>D

<things worked out quite alright> Doctors have a hard time giving 100% commitments as things tend to come up at the most inconvenient times.

Good luck with the team contest. =)

Jan-07-13  HeMateMe: Best games, 2012

1. < Nakamura vs Kramnik 2012 > The underpromotion and endgame are worth waiting for.

2. < Carlsen vs Morozevich 2012 > Maybe not the best played game, but the tactics are exciting.

3. < Ivanchuk vs A Giri 2012 >

4. < Volokitin vs Mamedyarov 2012>

5. <Fabiano Caruana vs Anish Giri 2012> Absolutely Fabiano-lous

Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <HeMateMe> Thanks for voting! Those are great choices.

You may add up to five more before January 15 if you like.

Jan-07-13  Blunderdome: <HeMateMe> People usually link to the games so there's no ambiguity. Caruana has two white wins against Giri this year, for example. Although I guess tpstar knows which games you meant.
Jan-07-13  HeMateMe: <B> Sorry, agreed, but I don't know how to make the games appear as a link.
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Click 'Help', upper right hand, read #12
Jan-07-13  Blunderdome: Basically, just copy & paste the link and the computer will render it as "Player A vs Player B, Year"
Jan-07-13  HeMateMe: I tried to c/p the link, and all I got was character gibberish. No big deal, I look through the games but rarely post them anywhere.
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <HeMateMe> I counted your votes. =)

To post a game link, you start with Chessgames Home Page and then add "perl/" and then the key part "chessgame?gid=1234567" to get the individual game you want.

Jan-09-13  DcGentle: Here there is my selection:

E Berg vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012
A queen sac!

Ding Liren vs Lu Shanglei, 2012
A really crushing kingside attack!

S Soors vs A R Saleh Salem, 2012
A positional queen sac!

The World vs Akobian, 2012
Why this one, you can read here (DcGentle chessforum), just scroll down to read all three parts.

J Gustafsson vs Kramnik, 2012
The remarkable advance of the a-pawn!

McShane vs Aronian, 2012
A <pawn roller> is too slow.

Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2012
The d-pawn was underestimated.

Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2012
Three connected passers are not enough.

Carlsen vs Anand, 2012
The e-pawn was underestimated.

A Liang vs Kaufman, 2012
Triumph of Liang, 9 year old.

Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <DcGentle> Thanks for voting!
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 69)
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 52 OF 69 ·  Later Kibitzing>

Bobby Fischer Tribute Shirt
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. Don't post personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific user and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.

You are not logged in to
If you need an account, register now;
it's quick, anonymous, and free!
If you already have an account, click here to sign-in.

View another user profile:

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2015, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies