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

< NN chess enthusiast from Germany. <)))o>><

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   whiteshark has kibitzed 32661 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-29-16 Carlsen vs Eljanov, 2016 (replies)
 
whiteshark: Bogo-Catalan
 
   Apr-29-16 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
 
whiteshark: <Round 9> Carlsen - Eljanov 0-1 45 Harikrishna - Aronian 1-0 33 Topalov - Kramnik 1-0 35 Grandelius - Vachier-Lagrave 1-0 38 Chao - Giri 1-0 41
 
   Apr-29-16 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
 
whiteshark: <Round 9> Carlsen - Eljanov 0-1 Harikrishna - Aronian 1-0 Topalov - Kramnik 1-0 Grandelius - Vachier-Lagrave 1-0 Chao - Giri 1-0
 
   Apr-28-16 Ultimate Blitz Challenge (2016) (replies)
 
whiteshark: This is Ultima Fun
 
   Apr-28-16 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
 
whiteshark: This looks like one of my games.... DISAPPOINTED!
 
   Apr-28-16 T Spanton vs I Bern, 2000
 
whiteshark: <Feel the Bern!> Famous ♔'s walk 2.0
 
   Apr-28-16 J Lundin vs J M Bellon Lopez, 2015 (replies)
 
whiteshark: I 'found' a more complex solution: After the Xchg sac I put the ♕on f3 and advance my h-♙. I thought on h6 black's ♔ is perfectly safe. There's also the ...♙e3-push which creates some serious threats.
 
   Apr-27-16 Harikrishna vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 (replies)
 
whiteshark: 0.00 <43. b3 Ne3+ 44. Kg1 c4 45. Qg7+ Qd7 46. Qxd7+ Kxd7 47. bxc4 Nxc4 48. Nd3 Nb6 49. Nb2 Ke6 50. h4 Kd5 51. h5 Ke6 52. Kf2 Kf6 53. Ke2 Nd5 54. Kf3 Kg7 55. Nc4 Kh6 56. Nxa5 Nc3 57. Nb3 Nxa4 58. Nxd4 Kxh5> 5,258,391,229 nodes, 36,646,139 nodes/sec, depth 40 ply (33 ...
 
   Apr-27-16 Norway Chess (2016) (replies)
 
whiteshark: Can't wait to hear what silliness will come out of Vlad's mouth at the press conf... &-)
 
   Apr-27-16 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2016 (replies)
 
whiteshark: Can't wait for Kramnik's post-mortem
 
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Rapture of deep chess

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Dec-24-15
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  whiteshark: Christmas puzzle:


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white to move, # in 2

Dec-25-15
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  moronovich: Merry Christmas <whiteshark> !
Dec-26-15
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  whiteshark: Thanks <moronovich>, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too!
Dec-26-15
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  whiteshark: A player's first battlefield is always his own mind.
Jan-08-16
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  whiteshark:

< Neanderthal Man played only blindfold chess.

< How do we know?

< In excavations of their sites, no chessboards and pieces have been found.

<)))o>>>><

Jan-08-16
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  whiteshark: Commenced today: Game Collection: 85___ mate otb
Jan-14-16
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  WinKing: Two More Days!!!

♘Tata Steel♘ !!! Tata Steel 2016 !!! ♗Tata Steel♗

This tournament will run from January 16th thru January 31st 2016.

Participants include: Magnus Carlsen, Anish Giri, Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Sergey Karjakin, Ding Liren, Pavel Eljanov, Shakhryar Mamedyarov, Michael Adams, David Navara, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Wei Yi, Hou Yifan & Loek van Wely.

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Jan-18-16
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  tpstar: <whiteshark> A memorable major piece endgame:

Mamedyarov vs Eljanov, 2016

Jan-20-16  FICSwoodpusher: Hello whiteshark,

I saw the following in one of your links. I think there might be a typo in the position given here, as both rooks would be positioned on the same file.

White: Kf1, Ra7; pawns - e2, f2, g3, h2
Black: Kf6, Ra4; pawns - e6, f7, g7, h7

White to move. This is another very standard endgame which is of great practical importance. Korchnoi claims that with correct play White should be able to draw this position and suggest 34 h4 as the best move to start with. Later he provides a very interesting and deep analysis of this ending. There are over eight pages of in depth analysis of this ending! This would certainly appeal to many readers. Another attractive point is Korchnoi's highly critical attitude towards his own play - he does not try cover up his mistakes. For example, commenting on this endgame after 41 Ra6? Korchnoi writes: "Black's position - at this precise point - is won. I am ashamed to have to confess that during the break of one and a half hours I failed to find a win." Despite this, I again wish that author's presentation would be clearer and more methodological. I have a passion for endings, but even I find it difficult to follow this analysis.

Jan-20-16
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  whiteshark: Hello <FICSwoodpusher>! That's really attentive/most kind of you. Thank you very much!

The corrected position after <33... Rxa4> in Ribli vs Korchnoi, 1981 is

White: Kf1, Ra7; pawns - e2, f2, g3, h2
Black: Kf6, Ra4; pawns - <a5> e6, f7, g7, h7


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I've also corrected the/(Baburin's) mistake in Game Collection: 28a_Korchnoi's "Practical Rook Endings"

:)

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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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) !!
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