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   whiteshark has kibitzed 31646 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-03-15 H Bastian vs Karpov, 1983
whiteshark: This game has been played at the last GM open (international) German Chess Championship. Crosstable:
   Sep-03-15 Svidler vs D Khismatullin, 2015 (replies)
whiteshark: <framsey> You appreciate <Peter>!
   Sep-03-15 Team White vs Team Black, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-02-15 Kramnik vs Shirov, 1998
whiteshark: Shirov also thought that <20.... f5?> was a mistake, too. Instead he gave 20...Rfc8 21.Nd4 Bc4 22.Bxc4 Rxc4 23.Nb5 Bh6 24.Rxc4 Nxc4 25.Bxf6 Be3+ 26.Kh1 a5 and the passed pawn is becoming a force...
   Sep-02-15 Alexandru Crisan (replies)
whiteshark: <dumbgai> Alushta Summer 2015 I-X "For the last six years the chess players from all over the word took part in the tournaments in this city. Many leading chess players began their sport career in those tournaments and now they play for the national teams of their ...
   Sep-02-15 lost in space chessforum (replies)
   Sep-02-15 D H Campora vs K Shirazi, 1981 (replies)
whiteshark: Keep your eyes peeled! <58.Rxf6+ Kxf6 59.Qb6+!>, and that's it.
   Sep-02-15 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
whiteshark: <<Golden Executive>> Thank you for keeping this contest alive, and congratulations to all the winners!
   Sep-02-15 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
whiteshark: <chessmoron/OhioChessFan> Thank you for running the contest, and congratulations to all the winners!
   Sep-02-15 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
whiteshark: <<lostemperor> Thank you for running the contest, congratulations to all the winners!> I'll second that!
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Rapture of deep chess

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  whiteshark: Thou shalt honor thy scanners ;)
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  tpstar: <whiteshark> Here's a nice major piece endgame = G Tkachenko vs G Kuzmin, 1989
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  whiteshark: <H. Rinck>, Sala Imperio, 1916 - <White to move <wins>>

click for larger view

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  whiteshark: <relative value of chess pieces>
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  parisattack: Interesting...thanks for posting.

I wonder how Berliner arrived at his evaluations?

Some extra for the synergy of 2Bs?

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  whiteshark: <parisattack: I wonder how Berliner arrived at his evaluations?>

In the intro of chapter 1 he wrote:

"This description of [values of /ws] advantages is based on:

a) 30 years of top US over-the­ board chess play;

b) The most outstanding record in world-class correspondence chess ever compiled;

c) Extensive experience in im­plementing these ideas for computer use."

<Some extra for the synergy of 2Bs?> There is no explicit mention of it in the book.

When reading over this chapter you get an idea of how dynamic these (relative) values are, always depending on the specific circumstances.

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  whiteshark: Oh goody, Microsoft is goin all Googly...

More than 14 million devices are already running Microsoft’s Windows 10 after its global launch on Wednesday, but it’s unclear how many of their users read the company’s <Privacy Policy and Service Agreement> before downloading. Tucked away in the 45 pages’ worth of terms and conditions (effective August 1) is a substantial power grab: The company is collecting data on much of what you do while using its new software.

From the moment an account is created, Microsoft begins watching. The company saves customers’ basic information—name, contact details, passwords, demographic data and credit card specifics —but it also digs a bit deeper.

Other information Microsoft saves includes Bing search queries and conversations with the new digital personal assistant Cortana; contents of private communications such as email; websites and apps visited (including features accessed and length of time used); <and contents of private folders. Furthermore, “your typed and handwritten words are collected,” the Privacy Statement says, which many online observers liken to a keylogger. Microsoft says they collect the information “to provide you a personalized user dictionary, help you type and write on your device with better character recognition, and provide you with text suggestions as you type or write.”>

<You! have been! warned! <<>>>

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  whiteshark: check Game Collection: Endgame technique
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  whiteshark: check Game Collection: Instructive Endgames
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  whiteshark: Game Collection: Instructive Endgames II
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  whiteshark: Game Collection: Vladimir Kramnik - Immortal masterpieces by Karpova !
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  tpstar: Two interesting major piece endgames from the British Championships (2015)

M E Page vs Flear, 2015

C Ward vs D Gormally, 2015

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  tpstar: Two more:

Harry Grieve vs J Jarmany, 2015

Jonah B Willow vs A Hill, 2015

Here's a nice R&P ending:

Andrew I Paterson vs P J Batchelor, 2015

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  whiteshark: bookmark: Game Collection: The Chess Book Companion (a meta-collection)
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  WinKing: Sinquefield Cup 2015 Tournament starts tomorrow -

The tournament runs from August 23rd - September 2nd, 2015.

< Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: Golden Executive - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 (3 categories to medal in)

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User: OhioChessFan - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves for each game. (4 categories to medal in)

All three contests will be active!


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Aug-22-15  jerseybob: Whiteshark: Where do you get the typewriter characters for the eyes? Are those umlauts from a German or Scandanavian typewriter? <(°!°)>
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  whiteshark: <WinKing> Thanks for the reminder

<jerseybob> I've no idea - it's on my keyboard as additional character, probably the 'degree sign'.

There are also similar signs/symbols in unicode (hex) with < 25E6, Alt-C > or < 25CB, Alt-C >

If that doesn't help, please ask <WannaBe> ;)

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  whiteshark: now that you said it I'm not so sure myself anymore (°!°)'j

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  whiteshark: Don't reinvent the wheel - more bookmarks:

♔ O T O V
Game Collection: Think Like A Grandmaster

Game Collection: Think Like a Grandmaster(continuation)

♙ A C H M A ♘
Game Collection: Modern Chess Strategy I by Ludek Pachman

Game Collection: Modern Chess Strategy II by Ludek Pachman

Game Collection: Modern Chess Strategy III by Ludek Pachman

♔ E ♖ E S
Game Collection: The Road to the Top & The Quest for Perfection

Aug-22-15  jerseybob: Thanks
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  lost in space: Wenn alle Stricke reißen, kann man sich mal mehr aufhängen.
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  lost in space: <Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
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Every single day
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Every night you stay
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  whiteshark: <lost_in_space> Einfach genial!

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  whiteshark: <Windows 10> summarises it clearly and distinctly.
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