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Jonathan Sarfati
Member since Sep-27-06 · Last seen Oct-16-14
FM, Ph.D. (physical chemistry), New Zealand Champion 1988, author of five books and co-author of two more, club captain of the Wellington Chess Club in New Zealand and Logan City Chess Club in Queensland, Australia for over a decade each, http://members.optusnet.com.au/loga... This site also has ~260 of my games http://members.optusnet.com.au/loga..., a mixed bag ;) See also bio http://www.creationontheweb.com/con.... I admire Capablanca and Karpov.

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   Jonathan Sarfati has kibitzed 1002 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-16-14 Bretislav Modr
 
Jonathan Sarfati: Apparently Břetislav Modr has died, unfortunately, according to http://praguechess.cz/index.php?mod...
 
   Oct-05-14 J Bruce Kay (replies)
 
Jonathan Sarfati: RIP Bruce Kay (1933–2014). http://www.chesschat.org/showthread...
 
   Sep-17-14 Peter Dely
 
Jonathan Sarfati: The Hungarian name “Dely” would be pronounced like the English “day”.
 
   Aug-13-14 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1994 (replies)
 
Jonathan Sarfati: Korchnoi talked about this game in an interview at the time: That win against Karpov must have been quite satisfying. Of course. And it really was some game. At a certain moment, there were three queens on the board, two of Karpov's and one of mine. I have been in that ...
 
   Aug-11-14 Martin P Dreyer (replies)
 
Jonathan Sarfati: Only one game from the 1992 NZ Champs he won very convincingly?
 
   Aug-08-14 D Smerdon vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
 
Jonathan Sarfati: Smerdon's own blog has a good explanation for why he played the sac http://www.davidsmerdon.com/?p=1565
 
   Aug-08-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Jonathan Sarfati: Duplicate games D Smerdon vs W Van Rensselaer, 2014 and D Smerdon vs W Van Rensselaer, 2014 ; the latter has the correct result.
 
   Jul-15-14 Jozsef Horvath
 
Jonathan Sarfati: Horváth is only the 4th most common family name in Hungary. It comes from the endonym for Croatian. So not surprisingly, the indentically pronounced name Horvat is the commonest Croatian name. Hungarians put their surnames first, so this grandmaster would be called Horváth ...
 
   Jun-21-14 Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 (replies)
 
Jonathan Sarfati: Don't forget that Petrosyan was the first world champ actually to win a world championship match while champ ( Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1966) ) since Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship Rematch (1934)
 
   Jun-19-14 scormus chessforum (replies)
 
Jonathan Sarfati: A Gor fan?
 
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Nov-28-09
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  Benzol: <Jonathan> I need your help. I've got hold of the tournament bulletin for the NZ Championship of 1995-96 and I know that you played in it. It says that the tournament was held at the Wellington Airport Hotel from 28th of December 1995 until the 11th of January 1996. I would like to upload the games into the database, however, no dates are given as to what day each round was played on. Assuming Round 1 was played on the 28th Dec and Round 11 on the 11th Jan can you remember the dates for rounds 2 to 10? As it was 13 years ago I know it's a big ask.
Jan-01-10
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  Jonathan Sarfati: <Benzol>, sorry, missed that request. I have no idea where to find that info. Much chess stuff was lost when I moved to Oz :(
Jan-03-10
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  Benzol: <Jonathan> I knew it was a big ask. Thanks anyway. I'll sort something out eventually. Cheers.
Dec-13-10
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  OhioChessFan: I had no idea a PhD Creationist was on the site. I've had a bit of fun with some evolutionists on my forum, but should have simply pointed them in your direction.
May-18-11  newzild: <OhioChessFan> We should probably stick to chess on this page.

Jonathan, about a year ago I found all my old chessgames stuck away in a drawer. There are only 100 or so, as I only played club chess in 1995 (Hamilton) and 1996 (Civic), plus a few tourneys. Anyway, I found one of your old 30-30 games, which is a win against me:

[Event "Civic Quickplay"]
[Site "Wellington"]
[Date "1996.04.08"]
[Round "01"]
[White "MacLeod, Scott"]
[Black "Sarfati, Jonathan"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C89"]
[WhiteElo ""]
[BlackElo "2223"]

1. e4 This game was played on Board 1 - a rare privilege for me at that time e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 0-0 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. Bxd5 cxd5 13. d4 Bd6 14. Re1 More common is 14. Re3 Qh4 15. h3, when Black can draw with 15...Qf4 16. Re5 Qf6 17. Re3 Qf4, etc. 15...f5 is objectively okay, but risky in practice, eg 16. Qf3 Bb7 17. Nd2 g5 18. Qe2 f4 19. Nf3 Qh5 20. Nxg5! Huebner-Nunn, 1989 Qh4 15. g3 Qh3 16. Qf3 Bf5 17. Qg2 17. Qxd5!? looks dangerous because of the open diagonal, but might be okay Qh5 18. f3 Bh3 19. Qf2 Rae8 20. Bd2 It seems more natural to play 20. Be3, allowing 21. Nd2. 20...f5 looks like the critical response. f5 21. Na3 f4 22. Rxe8 Rxe8 23. Re1 Rxe1 24. Bxe1 Qg6 25. Nc2 a5 26. a3 ? Losing. White had to try 26. Na1, with the idea Nb3-c5, although Black is better Qd3 27. Na1 Qd1 28. Nc2 Bf5 0-1

May-19-11
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  Deus Ex Alekhina: <newzild> <we should stick to chess on this page> But Dr Sarfati is justifiably proud of his work in creation science, as he mentions it in his bio and lists his books on it. Hopefully I can find one or two of his works on the subject. If I may ask one little innocent question it would be: how old is planet earth? Tks.
May-20-11  newzild: <how old is planet earth?> When I was at school, about 30 years ago, I read that the earth was 6 billion years old. But according to radiometric dating of meteorite material, it is now estimated to be "only" 4.54 billion years old.
May-20-11
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  Deus Ex Alekhina: <newzild> Not according to creationists.
Jun-29-11
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Thanks Scott. I have moved countries twice now, and a lot of old game records have disappeared.
Dec-15-11
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  OhioChessFan: It isn't often I am impressed with someone else's intellectual prowess. But after reading some of your articles, I am thoroughly impressed with your rigid logic and gentle demeanor. You have several discussions of loving God with all your mind, which I've often said is an incredibly under discussed point of Christianity.
Jan-18-12
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Thanks, Ohio. I now live near Atlanta.
Jan-08-13
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  Benzol: <Jonathan> is Tom H Stonehouse playing in this years Hastings tournament or is it another player with the same name?
Jan-08-13
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  Travis Bickle: Hello I just happened upon your forum and was surprised to see you are a PhD and a creationist. I'd like to read one of your books on creation and anti-evolutionary ideas. I realize this is a chess site and your forum but I am a believer of God & creation and am interested. One question I have is why are the majority of evolutionists so angry at the idea of a God and creation? They antagonize anyone who doesn't accept their "science", that has more questions than answers. Cheers
Feb-06-13
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  OhioChessFan: I found the list of quotes about the old GM's on the best ever on page 1 to be very interesting. I have always leaned toward Alekhine and am surprised how much support he had. Kasparov was too late for consideration in the discussion, but surely he'd be mentioned by many.
Feb-06-13
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  playground player: <Travis Bickle> Chess site? Have you seen my page lately?
Feb-06-13
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  playground player: <Jonathan Sarfati> Welcome aboard, and salutations. Don't worry--I won't even try to draw you into any of the non-chess controversies that are ongoing in my forum. I'm sure you have other things to do.
Oct-14-13
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  Jonathan Sarfati: New opening trap that's a variant on a well known Cambridge Springs theme:

1. d4 d5 2.c4 Nf6?! 3.cxd5 Nxd5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5. e4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Bg4 7. d5 Bxf3 [7... Ne5 8. Nxe5! Bxd1 9. Bb5+ c6 10. dxc6 , and Black will have to give back the Q because of 11. cxb7 or c7 discovered checks, remaining at least a piece down. This is a good simul trap.] 8. Qxf3 Nd4 9. Qd1 c5 10. e5 Nxd5 11. Qxd4! cxd4 12. Bb5+ Qd7 13. Bxd7+ Kxd7 14. Nxd5 and won easily with the extra N.

Oct-28-13
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  Jonathan Sarfati: [Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2013.10.28 "]
[Round "NA"]
[White "Sarfati_FM"]
[Black "ron123"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2240"]
[BlackElo "1533"]
[Board "9004125"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nc3 Bf5? (Exposing the B to what Cecil John Seddon Purdy called ‘biff’) {4. e4 Bg6 5. Bxc4 e6 6. Nf3 Nc6 (Now the N gets ‘biffed’ as well) 7. d5 exd5 8. exd5 Ne7 9. Qb3 b6? (White now has a forced win) 10. Bb5 c6 11. dxc6 Qc7 12. Bf4! Qxf4 13. c7+ Nc6 14. Bxc6 Ke7 15. Nd5+ 1-0
Nov-01-13
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  Jonathan Sarfati: [Date "2013.10.31"]
[White "maraton"]
[Black "Sarfati_FM"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Termination "White resigned"]
[WhiteElo "1568"]
[BlackElo "2240"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[DateLastMove "2013.11.1"]
[Board "9011405"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.O-O d6 6.h3? h6! (The difference between these superficially identical moves is that White has castled. So White's move is just a target, while Black's is the forerunner to aiming at the target) 7.Bd2 g5 8.Nh2 Rg8 9.Nc3 h5 10.Nd5 g4 11.Nxf6+ Qxf6 12.hxg4 hxg4 13.Re1 Qxf2+ 14.Kh1 Rh8 15.Re2 g3 16.Rxf2 Rxh2+ 17. Kg1 Bxf2+ 18. Kf1 Rh1+ 19.Ke2 Nd4# (White resigned at B15) 0-1

Nov-02-13
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Kevin Bonham points out a quicker win by 15...Rxh2+ 16.Kxh2 Qh4#, and a way for White to hold out a few more moves: “16.Bh6! vacating its square for the king 16...Rxh6 17.Rxf2 Rxh2+ 18.Kg1 Bxf2+ 19.Kf1 Nd4 Closing the net but now white has the move. 20.Bxf7+ Kf8 21.Qh5 Bg4! Forcing the queen off the only square where it defends the mate yet is itself defended 22.Qh8+ [22.Qxh2 Be2#] 22...Rxh8 23.Bh5 Be2+ 24.Bxe2 Rh1# ”
Nov-05-13
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Time-wasting P mmoves can be weakening as well:

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2013.10.31"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "Sarfati_FM"]
[Black "arted"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Termination "Black king mated"]
[WhiteElo "2240"]
[BlackElo "1493"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[DateLastMove "2013.11.5"]
[Board "9012665"]

1.c4 Nc6 2.d4 a6 3.Nf3 h6 4.d5 Na7 5.e4 d6 6.Nc3 Bd7 7.Be3 c6 8.Bd3 c5 9.e5 dxe5 10.Nxe5 e6 11.Nxf7 Kxf7 12.Qh5+ Ke7 13.Bxc5+ Kf6 14.Ne4+ Black king mated 1-0

Feb-16-14
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  Benzol: <Jonathan> Take a look now at Craig Laird
Feb-18-14
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  Benzol: <Jonathan> Hope this might help you. Cheers matey.

Game Collection: Craig Laird at the 85th NZ Ch

:)

Mar-07-14
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Very good, thanks <Benzol>!
Jul-08-14
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  scormus: Player of Gor!
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