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|Jun-10-05|| ||aw1988: What nationality is Tal Shaked?|
|Jun-10-05|| ||mohd rafi fan: American, I believe. I don't know what his origin is, though, if that is what you're looking for.|
|Jun-10-05|| ||MrSifter: He comes from a Israeli-Jewish background.|
|Jun-10-05|| ||WMD: Unfortunately his most famous game was a stinker: Shaked vs Kasparov, 1997|
|Jun-11-05|| ||madlydeeply: Shaked grew up in Tucson Arizona and I think that his parents might have pushed him to play chess. Just a hunch...|
|Dec-28-05|| ||Jim Bartle: Shaked wrote a fairly long article in Inside Chess about the "learning experience" of his disaster at Tilburg 1997. He sure sounded like a dedicated player, anxious to improve and move up in the world, but he seems to have played very little since. Maybe he went to college and gave up serious chess?|
|Apr-15-06|| ||Knight13: <Shaked grew up in Tucson Arizona and I think that his parents might have pushed him to play chess. Just a hunch...> Yeah... But if he was pushed to play chess and he didn't like it much, he wouldn't be rated THIS high. ;)|
|Apr-15-06|| ||Jim Bartle: Too bad he never played black vs. Mikhail Tal. Then you vs. yourself could have annotated the game.|
|Jun-09-06|| ||babakova: I remember how Kasparov got pissed about how Shaked was invited to Tilburg in 1997. He really does have a winning personality that Mr. Kimovich.|
|Jun-09-06|| ||Caissanist: <Maybe he went to college and gave up serious chess?> Basically, yes. He's pursuing a PhD in computer science from the University of Washington, although he seems to spend most of his time on leave working for various high tech companies. Last I heard he was at Google, and he's also worked for Microsoft and Intel. He still gives simuls from time to time, but that's all as far as chess is concerned.|
|Mar-07-08|| ||mistreaver: I only remember this guy for blundering his queen in 1 move against Kasparov|
|Mar-20-08|| ||waustad: His website link is now dead.|
|Apr-13-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: He gave up chess for the computer industry? Fool! :)|
|May-16-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
Homepage (up): http://talshaked.com/
|Jun-06-09|| ||WhiteRook48: he was trying computer chess|
|Aug-29-09|| ||melianis: But his surname isn't Visitor?|
|Feb-05-10|| ||wordfunph: <He is on leave from his PhD program in computer sciences, currently working for Google as a software engineer in the Search Quality team.>|
hope GM Tal Shaked gets back to his first love....chess!
|Jun-24-10|| ||Don Cossacks: OVERRATED|
|Jun-24-10|| ||Stonehenge: Aren't we all?|
|Jun-24-10|| ||Don Cossacks: Just being an American made him popular...|
|Jun-24-10|| ||Petrosianic: In that case, how come Bush isn't popular?|
|Dec-28-10|| ||Queen 18: Tal Shaked is born in the United States, and grew up in Tucson.
His mother, who does not play chess, didn't push him to play chess, but to play soccer. |
Tal met a friend, who was in the chess club, and had to join, so his mother can carpool with his friend's mother to soccer's games. But, Tal started to like to play chess more than to play soccer.
|Dec-29-10|| ||kingfu: It sounds like Master Shaked is Arizonian in nationality. |
Computer Science pays a lot better than chess, especially, when Google is about $600 a share.
|Dec-29-10|| ||ounos: Hey!! I'm in search quality too! I'll look for his office tomorrow. Nice, now I know with whom to play chess or go!|
|May-26-11|| ||shalgo: Too bad that the database is missing what is arguably Shaked's most significant game--his win against Morozevich from the penultimate round of the World Junior Championship that helped clinch Shaked's victory:|
[Event "Wch U20"]
[White "Shaked, Tal"]
[Black "Morozevich, Alexander"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 e5 4. e3 e4 5. Qb3 Nf6 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Nh3 b6 8. cxd5
cxd5 9. Nf4 Bb7 10. Bb5+ Kf8 11. Be2 g6 12. f3 Nc6 13. fxe4 Na5 14. Qd1 dxe4
15. O-O Kg7 16. Rc1 Rc8 17. Nb5 a6 18. Na3 Rxc1 19. Qxc1 b5 20. Qe1 Nc6 21. Bd1
Qd6 22. Bb3 Nb4 23. Nb1 Nbd5 24. Nc3 Nb6 25. a3 Rc8 26. Qe2 Nc4 27. Be1 Qd7 28.
h3 Ne8 29. a4 Ned6 30. axb5 axb5 31. Ncd5 Bd8 32. g4 Kg8 33. Nc3 Bc6 34. Na2
Na5 35. Bc2 b4 36. Nxb4 Bb5 37. Qf2 Bxf1 38. Qxf1 Nac4 39. Nfd5 f5 40. gxf5
Qxf5 41. Qxf5 gxf5 42. Bc3 Bh4 43. Ba4 Kh8 44. Nc2 h6 45. Kf1 Rb8 46. b3 Nb6
47. Nxb6 Rxb6 48. d5+ Kh7 49. Bd4 Rb7 50. Bc5 Bg3 51. Nd4 Rf7 52. Ke2 f4 53.
exf4 Bxf4 54. b4 Bg3 55. Ne6 Rf5 56. Bc6 Nc4 57. d6 Nxd6 58. Bxd6 Bxd6 59. Bxe4
Bxb4 60. Bxf5+ Kh8 61. Kf3 h5 62. Kg3 Be1+ 63. Kf4 h4 64. Kg5 Kg8 65. Kg6 Bf2
66. Be4 Be1 67. Bc6 Bf2 68. Be8 Be1 69. Bf7+ Kh8 70. Nd4 Bf2 71. Nf5 Be1 72.
Bc4 Bf2 73. Kf7 Be1 74. Bd3 Bf2 75. Ne7 Bc5 76. Ng6+ Kh7 77. Nxh4+ Kh8 78. Kg6
Kg8 79. Nf5 Bf2 80. h4 Bxh4 81. Nxh4 Kf8 82. Kf6 Kg8 83. Nf3 Kf8 84. Ne5 Kg8
85. Nf7 Kf8 86. Bh7 Ke8 87. Ne5 Kd8 88. Ke6 Kc7 89. Nd7 Kc6 90. Bd3 Kc7 91. Be4
Kd8 92. Kd6 Ke8 93. Bd5 Kd8 94. Bf7 Kc8 95. Nc5 1-0
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