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   May-29-17 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
whiteshark: <EICC2017> Rd 1 pairings: What about betting on the numb3rs of rd 1 upsets on the top 20 boards (at a rough estimate 240-260 ELO points difference per board) or something like that ?
   May-29-17 Aron Nimzowitsch (replies)
whiteshark: <Quote of the Day> "The <old dogmas>, such as the ossified teaching on the center, the worship of the open game, and in general the whole formalistic conception of the game, <who bothers himself today> about any of these? " -- Nimzowitsch
   May-29-17 G Soutar vs G Chandler, 1994 (replies)
whiteshark: <16...Rh1+>, and that's it. (pretty much the same of what <Phony Benoni> said)
   May-28-17 Alekhine vs Gruenfeld, 1925
whiteshark: Well, this was the last (21st) round game and Alekhine had already secured the 1st prize, so ...
   May-28-17 Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1925
whiteshark: <Maybe he was just looking for a quiet session.> There is much to be said for it. This was the third from last round and Alekhine had a 2 point lead towards the runner-up Rubinstein. Furthermore Alekhine made two short draws in the final 2 rounds: Tartakower vs Alekhine, ...
   May-28-17 T Spanton vs B Tan, 2001
whiteshark: The last move should indicate mate (#)
   May-27-17 E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910
   May-27-17 T Kosintseva vs D Kaps, 2013
whiteshark: <tamar> , .
   May-27-17 Karpov vs Alburt, 1980
whiteshark: If the US intended chiefly to provoke the USSR in the supposed match by letting a 'traitor' play against the reigning World Champion, then the move clearly backfired.
   May-27-17 V Zvjaginsev vs Ni Hua, 2016
whiteshark: Unfortunately white moved <5.Qxe5> which led to an ♕less Petroff middlegame structure. zzzzzzz More fun would have been e.g. <5. Bb3 Nc6 6. Nb5 g6 7. Qf3 f5 8. Qd5 Qe7 9. Nc7 Kd8 10. Na8 b6 11. Nb6 ab6 12. Qf3 Nd4 13. Qh3 Bg7 14. c3 etc> aka ...
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