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Tony Palmer

Smiles, everyone, smiles. ;>D

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   tpstar has kibitzed 10978 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-13-14 A Lein vs J Barle, 1979 (replies)
tpstar: This game is brutally handsome.
   Sep-13-14 chessforum (replies)
tpstar: Once upon a time you moderated so fine You threw the babies a dime in your prime - didn't you? People'd call, say, "Beware troll, you're bound to fall" You thought we were all - kiddin' you You used to laugh about Live Events that were freakin' out Now you don't pun so loud ...
   Sep-13-14 J Davies vs J Reese, 1991
tpstar: White had a bind on the Queenside for the entire game, and Black's pieces were passive. Cute Skewer Trick at the end.
   Sep-09-14 Jobava vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2014 (replies)
tpstar: 44 ... Kxc7 45. Qg3+ wins the Rh4. Great fighting game, and a nice Q vs R conversion.
   Sep-07-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
tpstar: <concern over police killings of blacks> Everything we heard about the Michael Brown case was wrong. He was no "gentle giant" but a menacing criminal who strong-armed a clerk and stole cigars. He wasn't merely Walking While Black but blocking the middle of the street and ...
   Sep-07-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
tpstar: <jphamlore> Sinquefield openly supported Kasparov for FIDE President so the entire WC/contract issue was off limits during the whole event, and indeed the American commentators showed admirable restraint. Even when Kasparov called in during the final round, Ashley ...
   Sep-07-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
tpstar: <I salivate at the prospect of his posterior being stripped> Wow. <Caruana is breathing down his neck> Wow again. Carlsen deserves major credit for trying so hard to grind out endgame wins. The last round draw versus Topalov was disappointing yet very typical of elite ...
   Sep-06-14 Aronian vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
tpstar: Well played by both sides - congratulations Caruana!
   Sep-06-14 Nikolai Nikolaevich Riumin
tpstar: Riumin vs Euwe, 1934
   Sep-03-14 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
tpstar: Round 7 games have started. =)
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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!
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  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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