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TheFocus
Member since Jun-23-09
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   TheFocus has kibitzed 14183 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-27-15 Mihail Marin
 
TheFocus: I once watched a high schooler, who should have won the state high school championship tournament, get carried away by trying to promote as many pieces as he could. He had a great material advantage over his opponent, several pieces in fact, when suddenly, he overlooked that he had
 
   Mar-27-15 Robert James Fischer (replies)
 
TheFocus: dward Winter again discusses the hoax <My 61 Memorable Games> in Chess Note #9190. http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... .
 
   Mar-27-15 Emanuel Lasker
 
TheFocus: <The fatal hour of this ancient game is approaching. In its modern form this game will soon die a drawing death - the inevitable victory of certainty and mechanization will leave its stamp on the fate of chess> - Emanuel Lasker.
 
   Mar-27-15 Savielly Tartakower
 
TheFocus: <Drawn games are sometimes more scintillating than any conclusive contest> - Savielly Tartakower.
 
   Mar-26-15 Nigel Short
 
TheFocus: <I know that with perfect play, God versus God, Fritz versus Fritz, chess is a draw > - Nigel Short.
 
   Mar-26-15 Viswanathan Anand
 
TheFocus: <I think the draw quotient has always been high in world championship matches because the amount of effort people put into neutralizing each otherís openings. Itís just now with computers that it has reached a new level> - Viswanathan Anand.
 
   Mar-26-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
TheFocus: <I think the draw quotient has always been high in world championship matches because the amount of effort people put into neutralizing each otherís openings. Itís just now with computers that it has reached a new level> - Magnus Carlsen.
 
   Mar-26-15 Bent Larsen
 
TheFocus: <A draw may be the beautiful and logical result of fine attacks and parries; and the public ought to appreciate such games, in contrast, of course, to the fear-and-laziness draws> - Bent Larsen.
 
   Mar-25-15 Boris Gelfand
 
TheFocus: <A lot of these ideas are built under wrong presumptions which officials have that chess players are lazy bastards whose sole idea is to deceive (the) public and to make short draws and go home. It's not true. It's a lie. (On the Sofia Corsica rule)> - Boris Gelfand.
 
   Mar-25-15 Michael John Basman
 
TheFocus: <Chess will always be in the doldrums as a spectator sport while a draw is given equal mathematical value as a decisive result> - Michael Basman.
 
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