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tpstar
Member since Feb-19-04 · Last seen Feb-12-16
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   Feb-12-16 tpstar chessforum
 
tpstar: https://youtu.be/lsHld-iArOc
 
   Feb-10-16 W So vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
 
tpstar: Congratulations to Hikaru Nakamura for finishing Fourth Place in our annual Game Collection: Best Games of 2015 contest with this brilliant KID win over Wesley So. See how the centralized Black Knights at e4 and f3 dominate the board and play key roles in the final mating sequence. ...
 
   Feb-09-16 S P Sethuraman vs B Pratyusha, 2016
 
tpstar: <21. Rc1> Yes, much better - thank you.
 
   Feb-09-16 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
tpstar: I prefer Prodigious Inspiring Terrible Awe. <YouRang> Don't bump the Esc key.
 
   Feb-08-16 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
 
tpstar: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
 
   Feb-06-16 Y Saber vs R Vazquez Igarza, 2016
 
tpstar: Usually Black does poorly in the QID allowing e2-e4 but here the double fianchetto set-up worked perfectly in a closed center, then the tempo-wasting moves 4. a3 & 8. h3 were met by the tempo-wasting moves 10 ... a5 & 11 ... h5. Black was pretty brave with 14 ... Kf8 & 17 ... g5. ...
 
   Feb-06-16 P Hommerson vs Grigoriants, 2016
 
tpstar: 25 ... Rxh3! was a clever move, justified by the game continuation.
 
   Feb-06-16 E Iturrizaga vs O B Vea, 2016
 
tpstar: White to Play and Win after 22 ... e6. Oy Vea.
 
   Feb-06-16 Nakamura vs M Muzychuk, 2016 (replies)
 
tpstar: 23. Qxg6+ must have been a fun move to play. 17 ... Nxd5 with a Discovery on the Nh4 looks interesting.
 
   Feb-06-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
tpstar: <rockofstrength> Welcome to the site. =) Repertoire Explorer: Wilhelm Cohn (white) Repertoire Explorer: Wilhelm Cohn (black)
 
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Jan-07-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <FairyPromotion> Thanks for voting! Great list.

<Draw of the Year> I heard draws are boring. ;>D

Jan-07-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: 1) D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015 44. Kg1!! is the Move of the Year, creating a major piece endgame for all of the texts.

2) Ivanchuk vs W So, 2015 14 ... Nxg2!! was an inspired Marshall Gambit bombshell changing theory.

3) Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015 A King hunt for the ages.

4) Motylev vs E Najer, 2015 Surprising double Rook sacrifice for mate.

5) I Nepomniachtchi vs S Sjugirov, 2015 35. Qxd6!! caps off a brilliant attack.

6) Carlsen vs Li Chao, 2015 Carlsen calmly plays around a mate threat.

7) Navara vs R Wojtaszek, 2015 White's King goes for a long walk.

8) W So vs Nakamura, 2015 Relentless attack by Black.

9) Anand vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 33 ... Rxf2!! wins neatly.

10) W So vs Ding Liren, 2015 Entertaining Queen versus three pieces contest.

Jan-08-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Best games of 2015>

some beautiful games have already been mentioned before...

Navara vs R Wojtaszek, 2015

W So vs Ding Liren, 2015

D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015

Wei Yi vs Y Vovk, 2015

Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015

Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015

W So vs Nakamura, 2015

Carlsen vs Li Chao, 2015

I Nepomniachtchi vs S Sjugirov, 2015

M Muzychuk vs Koneru, 2015

Jan-08-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <whiteshark> Thanks for voting!
Jan-08-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Thanks to everyone who has voted. I am playing over every single game since they all had something to recommend them. In fact, if I did another vote, I'd probably have at least 5 different games in my top 10. I hope we get a lot more voters, for two reasons: One, to celebrate the very best games, which are the best, even if everyone says so, and two, to see games I might have otherwise missed this year.
Jan-08-16  FairyPromotion: <OhioChessFan> I'll second what you wrote. Every year I see many spectacular games that have skipped my radar. I.e. last month I was a bit busy, and didn't follow much chess, but thanks to this thread I enjoyed going over the Matlakov v Bok, Carlsen v Chao, and Mamedyarov v Lenderman games.

Here's another fun game that I was quite impressed with: A Korobov vs Sutovsky, 2015. It's probably not top 10 worthy, but the way Korobov paralyzes black's pieces is something worth playing over.

Maybe <tpstar> should advertise his competition in other pages, so the others can join in. Or maybe we should do it for him? ;)

Jan-08-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: If someone likes to vote for another great attacking game (check Gustafsson's analysis!) I Iljiushenok vs Eljanov, 2015
Jan-09-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: If we're mentioning games that weren't included in the top-10 choices, I liked Robson vs Y Vovk, 2015 (best French Defense game of the year?) a lot.
Jan-09-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Golden Executive: RE: <Golden Executive:

1. Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2015

2. Anand vs Topalov, 2015>

Here games 3 - 10:

3. D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015

4. Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015

5. Navara vs R Wojtaszek, 2015

6. Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2015

7. Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015

8. W So vs Aronian, 2015

9. W So vs Ding Liren, 2015

10. Carlsen vs Li Chao, 2015

Jan-10-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Golden Executive> Thanks for voting! Great list.
Jan-13-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Unfortunately, I haven't been active enough in 2015 to really remember a bunch of games. Maybe I should start keeping a collection...

Anyway, I quickly scrapped together this list:

1. D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015

Khismatullin allows Eljanov to take a free rook with check!

2. Wei Yi vs S Bromberger, 2015

One slip from Bromberger, and Wei Yi wins. However, instead of re-capturing the queen, Wei Yi makes <8> Zwichenzug moves!

3. M Matlakov vs B Bok, 2015

4. Svidler vs D Khismatullin, 2015

Really cool double check and mate.

5. Carlsen vs Topalov, 2015

Carlsen, who lost to Topalov in black in a winning position (lost on time), loses to Topalov again in black in the same year, this time, without the clock being a major factory.

6. Wei Yi vs N R Vignesh, 2015

Black defends really well, and ends up winning after Wei Yi blunders.

7. Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015

8. A Giri vs Grischuk, 2015

Jan-14-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Penguincw> Thanks for voting!

You may add two more by the end of the day, or else just those eight.

Jan-14-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karposian: Hi, <tpstar>. Here are my nominations:

1. Aronian vs Caruana, 2015

2. W So vs Nakamura, 2015

3. Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015

4. Aronian vs Nakamura, 2015

5. Topalov vs Nakamura, 2015

6. Anand vs W So, 2015

7. Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015

8. Anand vs Carlsen, 2015

9. W So vs Aronian, 2015

10. Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2015

Jan-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Karposian> Thanks for voting!

Game Collection: Best Games of 2015

Jan-15-16  HeMateMe: Game of the year? Very Talesque, going king hunting while his own king is facing mate in one!

<Carlsen vs Li Chao, 2015>

Jan-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Thanks for running the show <tps> I'm still working on playing all the games over. Interesting to me that MC had 4 games in the top 10, but my #1 was an MC game that didn't make the cut.
Jan-15-16  HeMateMe: That was my vote, BTW, one vote for game of the year, just one game.
Jan-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Carlsen-Chao> That great battle received five votes (#6 on my list) and finished the year at #8. Too late to vote for it now, either here or the site awards. See what happens when liberal voices fall silent.

#1 & #2 were separated by one point, underscoring how every list is important. This also reinforces why we don't post running updates during the voting, which has been shown to affect the results. Twice.

<OhioChessFan> Thanks for your help with the Best Games contest. I hope everyone had a great time!

Jan-15-16  Keyser Soze: I second mr. <ohio>. Thanks for hosting the show. Great fun replay all those games!
Jan-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karposian: <OhioChessFan: Interesting to me that MC had 4 games in the top 10, but my #1 was an MC game that didn't make the cut.>

Yeah, I had that game on my list also. A game from Tata Steel where Carlsen convincingly outplayed Radjabov.

Thanks for running this, <tpstar>. Like <OCF> I enjoy playing through the games that people voted for.

I think the Carlsen vs Li Chao, 2015 game is highly entertaining, but not one of the year's best games in terms of quality.

Jan-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: Carlsen-Radjabov (Tata, 2015) received 11 points for 17th place. Carlsen played well but Black's Bb6 was pretty useless.

<highly entertaining, but not one of the year's best games in terms of quality> The eternal question of substance versus style. =)

Jan-26-16  Bdellovibrio: "Black Knights Matter" Good grief, the puns are strong with this one.
Jan-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Bdellovibrio> Nice to see you. =)

That title is an inside joke of sorts, as I find BLM to be a hate group.

Be sure to vote next year! ;>D

Feb-07-16  cormier: act of desire. - Come , O divine Jesus , Savior of souls , come take possession of my soul, I fervently wish to join you . Come, sweet Doctor of souls !
Feb-12-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: https://youtu.be/lsHld-iArOc
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