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whiteshark
Member since Aug-22-06
<Oops, I'm still alive! It will probably be a very nice day! ʘ‿ʘ

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   whiteshark has kibitzed 32721 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-24-16 Stein vs Keres, 1967 (replies)
 
whiteshark: <WhoKeres: It should also be noted that this was one of the first times Keres played the Open Defense to the Ruy Lopez as black.> Ahem, no! http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
 
   May-24-16 whiteshark chessforum (replies)
 
whiteshark: Hi <perfidious>, thanks for stopping by. Where's <crafb5's> quote from? Guess he has been kidding there. You're absolutely right on Bogo-Tal. <do not know whether he was ever 'rehabilitated' by the powers that were.> Me neither. But the last words of the ...
 
   May-23-16 Evgenija Shmirina
 
whiteshark: Daughter and student of Igor Shmirin , she "became an international master at the age of 14 years. She has participated in five World Championships and four European Championships among girls of her age and was a vice-champion of Europe among girls younger than 14 years old ...
 
   May-23-16 Igor Shmirin
 
whiteshark: He "used to work as a chess trainer in the Ukraine and is currently living in Dresden, Germany. His daughter and student Evgenija Shmirina became an international master at the age of 14 years. She has participated in five World Championships and four European Championships among
 
   May-23-16 Blackburne vs West, 1885
 
whiteshark: The Decline of the West
 
   May-23-16 M Golubev vs G Sagalchik, 1983 (replies)
 
whiteshark: ٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶
 
   May-23-16 European Individual Championship (2016) (replies)
 
whiteshark: Congrats to Ernesto Inarkiev for winning the <17th European Individual Championship>
 
   May-22-16 Stefansson vs J Norqvist, 1998
 
whiteshark: The last move should indicate mate (#)
 
   May-21-16 Yelena Gorlin
 
whiteshark: Here's an older photo of her: http://nezhmet.files.wordpress.com/... (from John Henderson‘s photo gallery from various US Championships)
 
   May-20-16 H Buehler vs Lasker, 1916 (replies)
 
whiteshark: H Buehler quotes, anyone? Anyone?
 
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Rapture of deep chess

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Jan-20-16  FICSwoodpusher: You're welcome.
Jan-25-16
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  whiteshark: <Grandmaster Chess Strategy> by Kaufeld + Kern

Game Collection: Grandmaster Chess Strategy ;

Game Collection: Ulf Andersson (Grandmaster Chess Strategy)

Jan-25-16
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  whiteshark: <I Play Against Pieces> by Svetozar Gligoric :

Game Collection: I Play Against Pieces

Feb-08-16
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  lost in space: Helau
Feb-08-16
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  whiteshark: Welcome to the 'fifth season of the year'!
Feb-09-16
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  WannaBe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e54...

Please translate, what did the conductor say??

Feb-10-16
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  whiteshark: <WannaBe> The Vienna Phillarmonicans and I wish you wholeheartedly a <Happy New Year>.
Feb-10-16
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  WannaBe: <whiteshark> Thanks for the help! =)
Feb-10-16
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  whiteshark: <WannaBe> You are welcome! :=)
Mar-02-16
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  luftforlife: <whiteshark>: Thanks for your explanation today of "TN." That was new to me, the term-of-art "technical novelty," and I'm happy for the edification.

What's more, I really appreciate your being kind and friendly, and not making me feel ill-at-ease for asking the question -- especially amidst the kibitzing during a live match. There is so much to learn, and I'll never learn it all, but learning is a major reason I'm here, along with socializing, and so to do both at once with someone so helpful and good-natured as you makes me feel welcome here, and a part of the proceedings, and that makes it all worthwhile.

Thanks again, and hope to see you around soon! Take care.

Best, ~ lefty

Mar-03-16
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  luftforlife: Meant to write "lufty"! My eyes are going . . . . Great to kibitz live with you once again this morning. Thanks very much for the information on the Ruy Lopez Open, and for the splendid game. I'll play through it soon. In the meantime, kind regards.
Mar-08-16
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  WinKing: Three More Days!!!

♘Candidates♘ !!! Candidates 2016 !!! ♗Candidates♗

This tournament will run from March 11th thru March 28th 2016.

Participants include: Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Anish Giri, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Peter Svidler & Veselin Topalov

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<<> The 'Candidates Tournament 2016' ! <>>

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: lostemperor - Predict the order the players will finish. (3 categories to medal in)

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

This year will be the 10th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2016 - 10 years running)

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

All three of the organizers <lostemperor>, <Golden Executive> & <chessmoron> have confirmed they will be running their contests for this event.

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Also don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

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Apr-08-16
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  tpstar: <whiteshark> Some interesting major piece endgames:

Tal vs Bagirov, 1967

Nunn vs D H Campora, 1983

Apr-16-16
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  WinKing: Only 2 more days!!!

♘Norway 2016♘ !!! Norway 2016 !!! ♗Norway 2016♗

This tournament will run from April 19th thru April 29th 2016.

Participants include: Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Li Chao, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, Veselin Topalov, Pavel Eljanov, Pendyala Harikrishna & Nils Grandelius

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<<> Norway 2016! <>>

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: lostemperor - Predict the order the players will finish. (3 categories to medal in)

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

This year will be the 10th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2016 - 10 years running)

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

All three of the organizers <lostemperor>, <Golden Executive> & <chessmoron> have confirmed they will be running their contests for this event.

*****

Also don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

ChessBookie Game

Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!

Apr-23-16
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  whiteshark: Game Collection: The Chess Book Companion (a meta-collection) !!
May-20-16
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  whiteshark: Game Collection: Ideas In The French Defense
May-20-16
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  whiteshark:

Game Collection: Strategie 1 - 6 Tigersprung auf DWZ 1500

Game Collection: Strategie 1 - 6 Tigersprung auf DWZ 1800

Tigersprung 2100 ?

May-21-16  thegoodanarchist: <whiteshark: <I Play Against Pieces> by Svetozar Gligoric :

Game Collection: I Play Against Pieces>

He was Patsy Cline's favorite GM

May-22-16
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  whiteshark: <tga> hehe ლ(́◉◞౪◟◉‵ლ)
May-22-16
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  whiteshark:

Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns

Game Collection: Checkmate: Smothered

Game Collection: Endgame: Stalemate

May-23-16
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  WinKing: Hi <whiteshark>!

Coming soon Shamkir 2016 (Gashimov Memorial Tournament)!!!

♘Shamkir 2016♘ Gashimov Memorial ♗Shamkir 2016♗

This tournament will run from May 26th thru June 4th 2016.

Participants include: Fabiano Caruana, Anish Giri, Sergey Karjakin, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teimour Rajabov, Eltaj Safarli, Hou Yifan & Rauf Mamedov

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<<> Shamkir 2016! (Gashimov Memorial) <>>

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: lostemperor - Predict the order the players will finish. (3 categories to medal in)

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

This year will be the 10th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2016 - 10 years running)

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

***<Golden Executive> & <chessmoron> have confirmed they will be running their contests for this event. I am hoping that <lostemperor> will be running his as well.***

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Also don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

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May-23-16
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  perfidious: <crawfb5: I thought (the photograph) looked a bit like the older Bogoljubov, but I don't know if Tal ever played him.>

One would imagine such an encounter could never have taken place, quite apart from Bogo's death when Tal was a mere fifteen years old, given Bogo's status as a non-person in Soviet Union back then; do not know whether he was ever 'rehabilitated' by the powers that were.

May-24-16
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  whiteshark: Thanks <WinKing>! but due to some family commitments I probably can't participate. (◕︵◕)
May-24-16
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  whiteshark: Hi <perfidious>, thanks for stopping by. Where's <crafb5's> quote from? Guess he has been kidding there. You're absolutely right on Bogo-Tal.

<do not know whether he was ever 'rehabilitated' by the powers that were.> Me neither. But the last words of the following quote might indicate such 'rehab':

"Returning to the political realm, it was after his victory in Moscow 1925 that the Soviet chess overlords came into being and began to distribute their favours. Although Bogoljubow was still internationally active, these bureaucrats restricted his access to a couple of tournaments and, mainly because of his loss of income and rising debts, he renounced his Russian/Soviet citizenship in 1926. From that point onward he was condemned by the Soviet State and became a 'non-person', with his name was erased from all records, including tournaments, <for many decades>."

Source: http://theweekinchess.com/john-wats...

May-26-16
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  OhioChessFan: ** Coming Soon ** Gashimov 2016 Moves Prediction Contest. Conducted by the Legendary <chessmoron> and hosted at Graceland, home of Elvis. Click on Elvis for details.
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