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keypusher
Member since Sep-23-04
Scott Thomson

The Perseus Project: The classics in Greek, Latin & English--hyperlinked

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper...

A page from the Venetus A, the oldest complete manuscript of the Iliad, courtesy of Harvard's Multitext Library:

http://chs119.chs.harvard.edu/venic...

From Google Books, a link to Tarrasch's book on the 1908 world championship. I've translated his notes on the game pages.

http://books.google.com/books?id=0C...

Lasker's book on St. Petersburg 1909

http://www.google.com/books?id=o3eC...

Tarrasch's <Dreihundert Schachpartien>, which covers his career from the beginning through his match with Chigorin in 1893

https://books.google.com/books?id=9...

Chess-play is a good and witty exercise of the mind for some kind of men, and fit for such melancholy, Rhasis holds, as are idle, and have extravagant impertinent thoughts, or troubled with cares, nothing better to distract their mind, and alter their meditations; invented (some say) by the general of an army in famine, to keep soldiers from mutiny: but if it proceed from overmuch study, in such case it may do more harm than good; it is a game too troublesome for some men's brains, too full of anxiety, all out as bad as study; besides it is a testy choleric game, and very offensive to him that loseth the mate. William the Conquerer, in his younger years, playing at chess with the Prince of France (Dauphine was not annexed to that crown in those days) losing a mate, knocked the chess-board about his pate, which was a cause afterwards of much enmity between them.

--Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

"Just because many great chess players were obnoxious jerks, doesn't mean that if you're an obnoxious jerk you're a great chess player."

--AgentRgent

"You are also a machine, as are Anand, Carlsen, Kasparov, and Fischer. You and the others are just inferior machines. Your idea of beautiful chess is simply faulty chess that is not caught in its faults."

--vsaluki

Of course the Fried Liver is unsound. Everybody knows that, especially once they get home and fire up Fritzy and his Friends. Alas, before the post mortem the gods have placed the game.

--Phony Benoni (commenting on a Shirov game)

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   keypusher has kibitzed 21755 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-23-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
keypusher: < saffuna: No, I just didn't know. The point about the "Southern Aristocracy" is interesting. Speaking of which, has anybody read "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"? Excellent book, a mixture of fact and fiction I guess, touching on all the traditions and changes in ...
 
   Oct-23-17 L Rosen vs Lasker, 1900 (replies)
 
keypusher: <As is obvious, Lasker is about to win a pawn. But he thereafter almost flubbed the win. How this came about will be discussed in my next post on this game.> I'm on tenterhooks! :-) (I am, really.)
 
   Oct-23-17 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
keypusher: < Absentee: I have less sympathy for filthy Saudi Arabia than I have for Canada, and that's saying a lot, but thinking that they'll jump at the chance to inflict whatever scary thing you saw on the telly on a foreign participant to an event THEY are organizing is just deeply ...
 
   Oct-23-17 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
keypusher: Rams 33, Cards 0. Earlier this year the Saints shut out the Dolphins. Has there ever been a good NFL game in London?
 
   Oct-23-17 R Edouard vs Thore Perske, 2017
 
keypusher: <sbevan > Bit of a slug fest.> Yes, those molluscs were making merry.
 
   Oct-22-17 Dus Chotimirsky vs Rubinstein, 1907
 
keypusher: <It was Akiba Rubinstein who showed that endgames are artistic and not "that boring part with only a few pieces".> Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858 Winawer vs Steinitz, 1882 Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 I would say the first endgame maestro was Philidor. Or maybe Scipione Genovino. ...
 
   Oct-22-17 Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1944
 
keypusher: Incidentally, White was better throughout the opening, mostly because Black has a hard time getting his rook into play if the game opens up. For example 19.e4 dxe4?! 20.Nxe4 Nxe4 21.Bxe4 Bxe4 22.Qxe4 with a sizable advantage. But Kotov dithered, and by move 21 Botvinnik had a firm
 
   Oct-20-17 Bondarevsky vs Botvinnik, 1941 (replies)
 
keypusher: < john barleycorn: <keypusher: ... Everyone says it's overrated, which proves that it isn't. <there is not much left.> Now that's just silly. ...> <Everyone says it's overrated, which proves that it isn't.> No, it doesn't. Ask <Everyone>. <Now ...
 
   Oct-19-17 St. Petersburg (1895/96) (replies)
 
keypusher: <hemy> Wow, thanks! I kind-of know the Russian alphabet, so I can more or less pronounce printed words (and recognize cognates), even though I know very little of the language. But I struggle with cursive print as used in that caption.
 
   Oct-19-17 Tal vs Larsen, 1965 (replies)
 
keypusher: <WorstPlayerEver: Sup with the nonsense annotation?> This game brings out the chessic equivalents of perpetual-motion-machine makers.
 
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Oct-07-16
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  brankat: Please accept my belated congrats. Happy Birthday!
Oct-14-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <shams>

I'll give you a name I like-- Tibor Fischer. Either "The Collector Collector" or "The Thought Gang" are a lot of fun. The guy can really write but there's not a trace anywhere in those books of a writer desperate for literary immortality. English novelists tend to be much better about that anyway. Another, maybe even better example is Magnus Mills' dark comic novella "The Restraint of Beasts". What a trifle, but a miracle of sly suggestion. Any one of those three books I'd recommend to you, with a slight lean towards Collector Collector because of your interest in history.

Oct-14-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: thanks, birthday well-wishers
Oct-14-16  Open Defence: Belated birthday wishes!
Oct-14-16
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  keypusher: <open defence> Thanks, Deffi.
Oct-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Sorry I missed it too. Belated birthday wishes matey.

:)

Oct-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Happy to hear from you any time, Paul.
Oct-29-16
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  parmetd: Let me know how it is best to connect.
Oct-29-16
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  WannaBe: <keypusher>, <parmetd> You're going to buy the ticket? I charge 50% match-making fee!! Payable in carrots.
Jan-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/chess.pl?bd=252..."] [Date "2017.01.12"]
[Round "-"]
[White "greenwich"]
[Black "keypusher"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1534"]
[BlackElo "2013"]
[TimeControl "1/1209600"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Termination "normal"]

1. d4 b6 2. e4 Bb7 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bd3 e6 5. Kf1 d5 6. e5 Ne4 7. f3 Nxc3 8. bxc3 c5 9. Rb1 Nc6 10. Be2 Be7 11. f4 Qd7 12. Nf3 O-O-O 13. Kf2 Rdf8 14. Rf1 f6 15. Kg1 Na5 16. Nd2 c4 17. Nf3 Qa4 18. Ra1 Bc6 19. exf6 gxf6 20. Bb2 Be8 21. Qc1 Bg6 22. Ne1 Nb7 23. Qe3 Be4 24. Qh3 Bf5 25. Bg4 Nd6 26. Bxf5 Nxf5 27. Rf2 h5 28. Re2 Qd7 29. Nf3 Bd6 30. g3 Rfg8 31. Kf1 e5 32. Qg2 exf4 33. Bc1 fxg3 34. h3 Re8 35. Ng1 Nh4 36. Rxe8+ Rxe8 37. Qxd5 g2+ 38. Kf2 Bg3+ 39. Kxg3 Qxd5 0-1

Feb-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
[Date "2017.02.27"]
[Round "-"]
[White "keypusher"]
[Black "greenwich"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2013"]
[BlackElo "1534"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 O-O 11. Bc4 Nc6 12. O-O a6 13. Rac1 Qd6 14. Rfd1 Bd7 15. e5 Qc7 16. Ng5 h6 17. Ne4 Qd8 18. Nc5 b5 19. Bd3 Ne7 20. Be4 Nd5 21. Bxd5 exd5 22. Rc3 Be6 23. Ra3 Bg4 24. Rg3 Qh4 25. Qf4 h5 26. f3 g5 27. Qf6 Be6 1-0

Feb-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: 18. Rc3 Ne7 19. Rh3 Ng6 20. Bd3 Re8 21. Rxh6 Re7 22. Rh3 Ba4 23. Bc2 Bxc2 24. Qxc2 Rc8
Mar-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
[Date "2017.03.30"]
[Round "-"]
[White "greenwich"]
[Black "keypusher"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1534"]
[BlackElo "2013"]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 d5 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 a6 9. e4 c5 10. e5 cxd4 11. Nxb5 axb5 12. exf6 gxf6 13. Nxd4 Qb6 14. Bxb5 Bb4+ 15. Ke2 e5 16. Bxd7+ Bxd7 17. Nb3 Bb5+ 18. Kf3 e4+ 19. Kg3 Rg8+ 20. Kh4 Qxf2+ 21. g3 Rd8 22. Qg1 Qf5 23. g4 Be1+ 24. Kh3 Bf1+ 25. Qxf1 Qxg4# 0-1

Apr-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Challenge from keypusher
keypusher vs. greenwich 14 days per move
started: 30-Mar-17, ended: 11-Apr-17
Result: white won (black resigned)

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. Nc3 g4 5. Ne5 Qh4+ 6. g3 fxg3 7. Qxg4 Qxg4 8. Nxg4 d5 9. Bh3 h5 10. Nf6+ Nxf6 11. Bxc8 Nbd7 12. Bxb7 Rb8 13. Bxd5 Bc5 14. hxg3 Ke7 15. Ne2 Nb6 16. d4 Bd6 17. Bc6 Ng4 18. e5 Bxe5 19. dxe5 Nxe5 20. Bg2 Rbe8 21. Bf4 Kf6 22. O-O-O Ng4 23. Rde1 Ne3 24. Bf3 c5 25. Nc3 Nbc4 26. b3

May-02-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
[Date "2017.05.02"]
[Round "-"]
[White "greenwich"]
[Black "keypusher"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1534"]
[BlackElo "2013"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 Ne4 4. Nd2 Nf6 5. e4 e5 6. Ngf3 d6 7. h3 Be7 8. Nb3 O-O 9. Bd3 Na6 10. a3 b6 11. Be3 Nc7 12. Qc2 a6 13. g4 Nce8 14. Nbd2 Nc7 15. O-O-O Rb8 16. g5 Nh5 17. Bf1 Kh8 18. Rg1 g6 19. h4 Bd7 20. Nh2 Ne8 21. Qc3 f6 22. Ndf3 b5 23. b4 cxb4 24. axb4 Rc8 25. Kb2 bxc4 26. Bxc4 Bb5 27. Nd2 fxg5 28. hxg5 Nf4 29. Qb3 Bxg5 30. Bxb5 axb5 31. Ndf3 Bf6 32. Rde1 Bg7 33. Ng4 Nf6 34. Bd2 Nd7 35. Rh1 Nb6 36. Kb1 Nc4 37. Bc1 Ra8 38. Nd2 Ra3 39. Qc2 Qa8 40. Nxc4 Ra1+ 41. Kb2 Qa2+ 42. Kc3 Qxc4+ 43. Kd2 Ra2 44. Bb2 Rxb2 45. Qxb2 Qd3+ 46. Kc1 Rc8+ 47. Qc3 Qxc3+ 48. Kb1 0-1

May-10-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/chess.pl?bd=258..."] [Date "2017.05.09"]
[Round "-"]
[White "keypusher"]
[Black "greenwich"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2013"]
[BlackElo "1534"]
[TimeControl "1/1209600"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Termination "normal"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Na5 4. Be2 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. d4 exd4 7. Nxd4 Bb4 8. O-O Bxc3 9. bxc3 Nxe4 10. Qd3 d5 11. Ba3 Ne5 12. Qe3 c5 13. Bxc5 Qc7 14. Bb4 f6 15. f3 Nxc3 16. Bxc3 O-O 17. Bb4 Re8 18. f4 Bg4 19. fxe5 Rxe5 20. Qf2 Bxe2 21. Nxe2 Qc4 22. Nf4 Qxb4 23. Nd3 Qe7 24. Nxe5 fxe5 25. Rae1 e4 26. c4 dxc4 27. Rxe4 Qf6 28. Rf4 Qd6 29. Rxc4 Rf8 30. Qxf8+ Qxf8 31. Rxf8+ Kxf8 32. Rc8+ 1-0

May-31-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <keypusher> You might enjoy this Russian chess set:

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/ch...

He has other sets pictured in his blog over there.

Jun-19-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from greenwich"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/chess.pl?bd=259..."] [Date "2017.06.18"]
[Round "-"]
[White "greenwich"]
[Black "keypusher"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1534"]
[BlackElo "2013"]
[TimeControl "1/1209600"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Termination "normal"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 c5 5. Nge2 cxd4 6. exd4 O-O 7. a3 Be7 8. Ng3 d5 9. b3 Nc6 10. Be2 dxc4 11. O-O cxb3 12. d5 exd5 13. Qxb3 Nd4 14. Qb2 Qc7 15. Bd3 Bg4 16. f3 Be6 17. Be3 Nc6 18. Nb5 Qd7 19. Bf4 Rac8 20. Be3 a6 21. Na7 Nxa7 22. Bxa7 b5 23. Bd4 Rc6 24. f4 Qb7 25. f5 Bd7 26. Kh1 Rfc8 27. Qe2 Bc5 28. Bxf6 Rxf6 29. Nh5 Rh6 30. f6 g6 31. Ng7 Qc7 32. g3 Qxg3 33. Rg1 Bxg1 34. Rxg1 Qf4 35. Qg2 Bg4 36. Bf1 Bf3 0-1

Jun-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Text of the London Rules

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Jul-13-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: knot.com/"]
[Date "2017.07.13"]
[Round "-"]
[White "keypusher"]
[Black "greenwich"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2013"]
[BlackElo "1534"]

1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 d5 4. Bb5 Bd6 5. f4 Qh4+ 6. g3 Qe7 7. Nf3 f6 8. Nc3 Be6 9. O-O Nh6 10. Nh4 Bg4 11. Be2 Be6 12. Bh5+ Kd7 13. fxe5 Nxe5 14. e4 Bc5+ 15. d4 Nhg4 16. exd5 Ne3 17. dxe6+ Kxe6 18. Ne4 Nxd1 19. Nxc5+ Kd5 20. Raxd1 Kc6 21. dxe5 Qxc5+ 22. Bd4 Qb5 23. exf6 Qxh5 24. fxg7 Rhg8 25. Rd2 b6 26. Nf5 Rae8 27. Nh6 Qg5 28. Rdf2 Qd5 29. Nxg8 Qxd4 30. Ne7+ Kb7 31. g8=Q Rxe7 32. Qc4 Qe3 33. Qd3 Qc5 34. Kg2 h5 35. Rf5 Qc6+ 36. Qd5 Re2+ 37. R1f2 1-0

Sep-10-17  Dr Winston OBoogie: Glad you enjoyed listening to Revolver again, KP. I'm listening to it now and in my opinion it's the greatest album in musical history, it's better than Peppers anyways..

Here's John Lennon having a fanboy moment when he gets to play <instruments> with your great Chuck Berry...

Jonny?

"Yeah!?"

Let's Be Goode https://youtu.be/ZbGuxGGOIV0

Oct-08-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Thanks for the well wishes Scott.

I believe <TD> lives in Bayamon and some parts of that city are still without electricity and water.

It will take months before some semblance of normalcy returns to Puerto Rico.

Oct-09-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <chancho> Great to hear from you, anyway. Hope things get better sooner rather than later.
Oct-15-17  Dr Winston OBoogie: For you and your daughter Sir

https://youtu.be/U0VCLMlTU1M

#Revolver!

Oct-17-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Thanks!
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