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Eyal
Member since Jun-20-05
My chess blog:

http://debuzzer.com/segal

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   Eyal has kibitzed 18412 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-20-14 Nakamura vs B Savchenko, 2014 (replies)
 
Eyal: <The video is pretty spectacular> Also featuring Dimitri Komarov at his best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sL...
 
   Jun-19-14 Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2014 (replies)
 
Eyal: The live broadcast of this crucial game (in the penultimate round), with commentary by the inimitable Komarov, can be seen on http://new.livestream.com/accounts/... (starting at about 10:20) & http://new.livestream.com/accounts/... . At the end of the 1st part & beginning of the 2nd ...
 
   Jun-11-14 A Giri vs Karjakin, 2014 (replies)
 
Eyal: <whiteshark> Yeah, this looks winning for White - very nice. I don't have time to do it myself right now, but 122...Bc3 (instead of Qh1) might be worth checking as well. At any rate, had Giri actually played 120.Qd7 I suppose many things could have happened:-)
 
   May-09-14 V Ni vs A Eswaran, 2014 (replies)
 
Eyal: During the live broadcast ( http://new.livestream.com/accounts/... - starting from about 5:18:30), the commentators - especially Maurice Ashley - were almost going nuts; first when Eswaran set up the sophisticated trap with 70...e5 and Ni fell for it with 71.dxe5 (instead of b7), then ...
 
   May-08-14 Aronian vs Anand, 2014
 
Eyal: <Aronian: As for Anand, I was affected by the second game against him. I don't think the loss in the first round had any influence on me, but in the second I made a strategic mistake [...] I played that move [3.Qb3] in the hope it would be an interesting game, and so it proved, as ...
 
   May-03-14 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
 
Eyal: During the live chess24 commentary ( http://new.livestream.com/chess24/S... ), Svidler joined Trent & Gustafsson around move 20, and it's very interesting to hear his perspective on the position, starting from about 3:06:00 (particularly the idea of a piece sac - 22.b4 f4 23.Qc1!? - to
 
   May-02-14 Gashimov Memorial (2014) (replies)
 
Eyal: <Kinghunt: I haven't collected the data for Karpov yet, but I have Kasparov's total at 40. (I likely missed a couple in my count, though.) Carlsen is averaging about four tournament victories a year, so he's probably about five years or so from catching Kasparov.> Btw, perhaps ...
 
   Apr-27-14 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
 
Eyal: <cro777: Nielsen (Carlsen's second) on Norwegian TV now: "I have the same feeling now that I got in Zürich."> "History repeats itself: first as tragedy, second as farce" (Karl Marx)
 
   Apr-21-14 I Nepomniachtchi vs Svidler, 2014
 
Eyal: The number of entertaining sidelines here is huge. For example, if White tries 19.Qxa8 (instead of Na4+) then 19...Qxc3+! 20.Kxc3 Bg7+ followed by Rxa8 with advantage to Black. Or if 19.Be3 c5 20.Rxf1 Qxf1 21.Qxa8: [DIAGRAM] with Nd5+ being a massive threat, Black can still save ...
 
   Apr-03-14 Anand vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
 
Eyal: <1. = (0.12): 17.Qe2 Rg6+ 18.Kh2 Bd6 19.Nh4 Rg1 20.Kxg1 Qxh3 21.f3 Qg3+ 22.Qg2 Qxe5 23.Bh6 bxa4 24.Bxg7 Bc5+ 25.Kf1 Qxg7 26.Rxa4 Bc8 27.Qxg7+ Kxg7 28.Rxa5 Bd4 29.Nf5+ Bxf5 30.Rxf5 Bxb2 31.Rc5 Rc8 32.Bd5 Bd4> I actually looked at this line. Try instead 19...Bxe5+ 20.Qxe5 Re8 and ...
 
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Nov-27-12  achieve: Hi, <Eyal>, hope you are doing well.

*Off Topic*

Announcement/Invitation

-- to participate in a "fun" Prediction Contest over at the Hans-Joachim Federer page. I know a number of the regulars here might be interested, may find it fun, so hereby the invitation!

Dec-17-12  mckmac: < Eyal > Here's one more page to add to my swelling collection of self-centred mythology. I know some members find it all a little tiresome, so I have decided to try to 'share the blame' a little. Hence my visit to your forum today.

< Between the sea and the island lies the shore >

there is no faithful hound, nor honest son, both grown weary with the weight of waiting

there is no shepherd's hut with smokey walls, my old toy bow still safe in a chest in the corner

there is no mighty loom, sporting cloth so fine, awaiting the picker's knife, night after night, under the moonlight

there is no gaggle of pretty suitors, their bellies now soft, their Father's wallets getting shorter, beneath their fashionable cloaks

but there is an oar and I have buried it deep in a swamp not far from Pokeno. Only the clay cuddles it now

Dec-27-12  mckmac: < Eyal > Good Doctor, I would like to wish you and your Family the very best for the New Year. I am sure that I am not alone in hoping that you find the time and inclination to post more often, particularly on subjects not directly related to our beloved game. That you are an analyst of exception and generosity is widely known, but I still hanker for the days when you, Jess, and Domdaniel ' ranged wide on the airwaves...

I finished my little poem and will post it here. I don't even like poetry, or poets, very much. Every poet I have ever met has had one hand on my drink and the other on my Girlfriends bottom. Or my wallet.

Dec-27-12  mckmac: < Eyal > I am at the Library and have had to wait some time to get back on a computer. The Librarian at the desk was, at best, only charming and helpful so I perused the Children's trolley of recently returned books. The first tome to come to hand was entitled ' Why Eating Boogers is Good for You ' It doesn't get any better than this. Praise The Lord.

< Between the Island and the Sea lies The Shore >

there is no faithful hound, nor honest son, both growing weary with the weight of waiting

there is no Shepherd's Hut with smokey walls, my old toy bow still safe in a chest, in the corner

there is no mighty loom, sporting cloth so fine, awaiting the picker's knife, night after night, under the moonlight

there is no swag of pretty suitors, their bellies grown soft, their Father's wallets getting shorter, beneath their downtown cloaks

but there is an oar and I have buried it deep in the swamps of Pokeno, only the clay cuddles it now

Dec-30-12  mckmac: < Eyal > Professor, I have finished another.

< dirtywork?...dirtywork??. This is Dirty Work. >

for "The Divine Miss Caitlin Smith"

women talk best and if there were none of them we would not be here but there is never any excuse for bad manners no excuse for wanton disregard no excuse for the friends you think you have 25 people in the room and half of them you know by name you call this a career just as well you have a day job I saw Kevin Field get off the Ferry last night before I made the the optimists mistake of coming to see you again so women talk best but men shake hands I have already shaken 30 hands already today I will shake 30 more before the year is gone probably won't be any where near enough to clean off the s$%t of last night but anyway I will never rid myself of that man's bad breath was it only garlic and do you think we are playing without Knights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Af3...

Jan-02-13  mckmac: < Eyal > Please delete that last post and I'll put up the revision.
Jan-02-13  mckmac: Hamadryads

for PKLoose

women talk best but men shake hands I have shaken 30 already today and will shake 30 more before the year is gone not enough to marshall the smell of the s^%t of last night off me women talk best but you chose your mates and there's never an excuse for bad manners or callous disregard I saw Roskill Field get off the Ferry last night before I made the dreamer's mistake of coming to see you again 25 people in the roomyouknow half by name and you call that a living and that man's breath was it only garlic and your dress needed a press and it doesn't hang right on you anywayanyway great big note and wow like the boots and if you really do think that we are supposed to battle it out ad infinitum tere will always be losers

Jan-08-13  mckmac: < Eyal > Well, you were right to ask me to think again. My trouble is that I have waited so long for this that I now want it all to happen yesterday. I am sure it is finished now, and will post them up after this. Yes of course they go together.

I don't know if you are back yet, but when you are, pleeeze get rid of that first one... As I said, I was a little het up, it is far too nasty, even for me, and I am afraid someone might see it!

"Hamadryads", is in many ways a tribute to Hubert Selby Jnr. I was 19 and living in Gent, Belgium. I struck up a friendship with a Gentleman by the name of Chris Thomas. He was Welsh and had also once been a bike rider. We worked together at the same Fabriek over the border in Zeeland, and spent our nights together in the little bars that he knew so well. When morning came, the Barman would just close the drapes. It's important to show respect to those of us who have to head off to work each morning.

Chris turned me on to Soul Music. He understood how important it was, both culturally and politically. He loved the Atlantic/Stax sound best and I scoured every record shop around, carried vinyl home in bundles, sat down, turned the lights off, and cranked it up. That music changed me utterly.

Chris was very well read. He spoke a number of languages and was always giving me books. 'Last Exit to Brooklyn' is one of the greatest 'novels' I have read, not just for its amazing approach to language and structure, but for its subject matter. One of the problems that serious literature has, in my opinion, is that it is all so middleclass. Middleclass folk with middleclass concerns and facinating middleclass interior lives. It's the working, poor and destitute and criminal classes that interest me. There's more action, and they have much more fun.

Jan-08-13  mckmac: Between the Island and the Sea lies the Shore

For The Divine Miss Caitlin Smith

With thanks to my dear Parents, Maisie Alexandra, and Peter Bryden McKinnell

there is no faithful hound, nor honest son, both growing weary with the weight of waiting

there is no Shepherd's Hut with smokey walls, my old toy bow still safe in a chest, in the corner

there is no mighty loom, sporting cloth so fine, awaiting the picker's knife, night after night, under the moonlight

there is no swag of pretty suitors, their bellies grown soft, their Father's wallets getting shorter, beneath their downtown cloaks

but there is an oar and I have buried it deep in the swamps of Pokeno, only the clay cuddles it now

Hamadryads

for PKLoose

women talk best and if there were none of them we would not be here but there is never any excuse for bad manners no excuse for callous disregard no excuse for some of the mates you have I saw Roskill Field get off the Ferry last night before I made the dreamer's mistake of coming to see you again so women talk best but men shake hands and I have shaken 30 already today and will shake 30 more before the year is gone won’t be enough to marshall the reek of the @#$% that was last night off of me so women talk best but 25 people in the roomyouknow half by name and you call that a career so women talk best but men shake hands and that man's breath was it only garlic and your dress needed a press and it doesn't hang right on you anywayanyway truly great big note and wow love the boots butbutbutt seriously my dear do you think we are playing without Knights?

Jan-23-13  mckmac: < Eyal > I might have shown this to you before.

If there is a time for waiting,
then there is, there is a time for more,
when a ship has crept through darkness,
that ship will sail for shore,
they say we never walk alone,
they say the rat will find a way,
when somone is looking for you,
he might just plainly say,
my love lies on the mountain,
my love sings by the streams.

Jan-25-13  mckmac: < Eyal > That last one has two more lines. I left them off because they were too predictable, but I think I can live with this...

We Lie We Walk With Orpheus
(for Robertson Davies)

If there is a time for waiting,
then there is, there is a time for more,
when a ship has crept through darkness,
that ship will sail for shore,
they say we never walk alone,
they say the rat will find a way,
when somone is looking for you,
he might just plainly say,
my love lies on the mountain,
my love sings by the streams,
my love stays with her sisters,
my love is sleeping with the trees.

Mar-02-13  mckmac: Greetings Eyal! First rain here today in weeks...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gz7...
Mar-23-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen: <Eyal: It's possible that Radjabov missed a win with 25...f2+, but I would expect anyone saying that not just to quote engine evaluations but to show some clear winning plan for Black in order to break White's defense after the latter manages to blockade on f2. At the very least it's not trivial.>

That's why they pay you the big money. Well ok they don't give you any money but they should.

I watched this whole game and my "method" of watching is to spar against my Shredder from various positions in the game as they arise. Your comments are key- your ideas with the aid of your trusty engine assistant. written in the King's English. Very useful to a club player like me to have intelligible top level analysis.

Also I appreciate your penmanship. I imagine you first draft the comments with an Eagle Quill and ink, and then your valet transcribes them to type?

Thanks!

Jun-04-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Thanks for analysis on Perez v. Topalov regarding stopping the doubling of Topalov's rooks on the a file. I was so sure.
Jun-06-13  WiseWizard: You're the man <Eyal>!
Jun-22-13  isemeria: <Eyal>, you're the best. Keep up the good work!
Jun-23-13
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  Eyal: Thanks everyone:-)
Jun-29-13
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  twinlark: <Eyal> Have you won yourself an IM title?
Sep-14-13
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  twinlark: Where's Eyal?
Sep-16-13
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  Eyal: <Where's Eyal?>

He's been very busy lately.

Nov-07-13  NGambit: Is <Eyal> going to be back here for the WCC 2013?
Jan-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: <NGambit> Well, no:-) But to answer the question more generally - I'm now devoting most of my "chess time" to writing a chess blog of my own, so I don't know if I'll be posting here again on a regular basis.
Jan-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: <Eyal> Is your blog written in English? You should link to it.
Jan-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: No, it's in Hebrew... But here's the link anyway: http://debuzzer.sport5.co.il/segal
Mar-11-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: ... Now it's http://debuzzer.com/segal
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