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   whiteshark has kibitzed 31886 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-28-15 Korchnoi vs Gheorghiu, 1980 (replies)
whiteshark: Thanks! <jvv: 20.Qf4 f6 21.Qf5+ Kd8 22.Bxf6+> That's it! Black loses house and home. <beatgiant> It seems that after your <19.g3 Be7!> is good enough. Black safeguards his ♔ w/ Kf8/Re8
   Nov-28-15 Team White vs Team Black, 2015 (replies)
   Nov-28-15 R Svane vs F Zeller, 2014
whiteshark: <Domdaniel: White's 5.e4, giving up a pawn, is very strange.> It's probably called contemporary theory or the art of modern play, aka counter-gambiting the counter-gambit. ;) All games with <1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 c5 4. d5 b5 5. e4 Nxe4 6. Bd3 Nf6 7. O-O> have been
   Nov-27-15 Christof Sielecki
whiteshark: <Octal: I hear he's writing a book on the Nimzo-Indian.> Check Christof's video about <My Book 'Nimzo and Bogo Indian' - What's it all about ?!> Additionally (or independently if you like) there's a review video by IM John ...
   Nov-27-15 Borislav Ivanov
whiteshark: Christof Sielecki with White vs a (probable) cheater 5...4...3...2...1... You can 'smell' the cheater panicing when his time is trickling off.
   Nov-27-15 V Malakhov vs Yinglun Xu, 2015
whiteshark: <Mr. V: What's White's winning plan> ♕ing the h-♙ by deflecting the defending ♘ or winning the defending ♘ for the h-♙
   Nov-25-15 L Christiansen vs Nunn, 1989 (replies)
whiteshark: There's your <KID-hedgehog>
   Nov-25-15 whiteshark chessforum
whiteshark: <ketchuplover> Thank you, and the same to your cirle, too!
   Nov-25-15 F Berend vs S Coffey, 1982 (replies)
whiteshark: <saturn2> I actually thought that <17... Rb4 18.cxb4 Nxd4 19.b5 Bc2+ 20.Kd2 Bf4+> is checkmate, but it isn't due to <21.Kc3> (which I missed) .
   Nov-20-15 D Wagner vs K Grigoryan, 2015
whiteshark: Unfortunately, yes.
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Aug-22-15  jerseybob: Whiteshark: Where do you get the typewriter characters for the eyes? Are those umlauts from a German or Scandanavian typewriter? <(°!°)>
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  whiteshark: <WinKing> Thanks for the reminder

<jerseybob> I've no idea - it's on my keyboard as additional character, probably the 'degree sign'.

There are also similar signs/symbols in unicode (hex) with < 25E6, Alt-C > or < 25CB, Alt-C >

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  whiteshark: <Windows 10> summarises it clearly and distinctly.
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  tpstar: <whiteshark> An interesting major piece endgame with a cute finish:

G Schebler vs M Wormuth, 2001

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  tpstar: <whiteshark> Two more major piece endgames:

Bu Xiangzhi vs K Asrian, 2008

A Sokolov vs Antoshin, 1981

Oct-17-15  capanegra: <whiteshark> Would you be so kind to show the solution to the endgame study posted in Theodorus Cornelis Kok some years ago?
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  whiteshark: ¡Hola <capanegra>! Wow, that has been more than seven years ago.... ;)

T.Kok, "De Maasbode", 1935

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There are a few preliminary considerations:

White can't play Bxg6 due to ...b1Q Bxb1 Bc3-e1xh4 which is OCB draw

Without the (3) pieces on the queenside it would be a draw due to opposition.

But due to the queenside pieces black hasn't the square e8 (because of <Bxg6+!> w/check) so that white's King will invade (black can't hold the opposition).

So here's the solution:

<1.Kf3!> (1.Ke3? Ke7 2.Ke2 Ke6!) <1...Kf7 2.Kf2 Kf8! 3.Ke2 Ke7 4.Ke3 Kd7 5.Kd3> (5. Kf4? Kd6!) <5...Kd6 6.Kd4 Ke6 7.Kc5 Ke5 8.Kc6 Ke6 9.Kc7 Ke7 10.Kc8 Ke8> (10...Kf7 11.Kd7 Kf8 12.Ke6) (10...Kf8 11.Kd7 Kf7 12.Kd6 Kf8 13.Ke6 Kg7 14.Ke7 Kg8 15.Kf6 Kh7 16.Kf7 Kh8 17.Kxg6) <11.Bxg6+ Ke7 12.Bb1 Ke8 13.g6 Ke7 14.Kc7 Ke6 15.Kd8 Kf6 16.Ke8 Kg7 17.Ke7 Kh6! 18.Ke6> (18.Kf6?) <18...Kg7 19.Kf5 Kh6 20.Kf4! Kg7 21.Kg5> 1-0

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  whiteshark: <tpstar> 1k thanks again. Are you loo♔ for games with a special topic / motif / theme (which I could look for on my daily chess-forays)?
Oct-17-15  capanegra: Thanks <whiteshark>, you are the man! That was I've been burning my brains the last seven years trying to solve this piece. ;)

Beautiful and deep maneuver by the white ♔.

Oct-17-15  capanegra: <whiteshark> Since you seem to know Kok's repertoire, I wonder if you are familiarized with the following study:

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I've seen it long ago in the chess column of a Uruguayan newspaper, and it only said it was composed in 1936. Do you recognize it, and it that case do you know the source? (I believe he published most of his studies in Tijdschrift)

By the way, the key move is charming and subtle in equal proportions.

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  whiteshark: <capanegra> Thanks, that's also a beautiful study. Oh, those clumsy ♖♖! ;)

The study database of Harold van der Heijden gives as source

Tijdschrift van de KNSB / <Tijdschrift v.d. KNSB/5> year: 1936

(I'd guess that means issue no. 5 of 1936)

Oct-18-15  capanegra: <whiteshark> Vielen dank!! Yes, those Rooks were very clumsy. Interference has always been one of my favorite tactical motifs.

Since you have access to van der Heijden database, I will bother you just one more time: do you know the source of the following V. Chekhover study?

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  whiteshark: <capanegra> It says

<Gatchinskaja Pravda>, 1954.??.??

and feel free to 'bother me' with chess riddles whenever you like... :D

Oct-18-15  capanegra: Thanks again <whiteshark>. As I said previously, you're the man!
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Nov-22-15  ketchuplover: Wishing your circle a great holiday season :)
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  whiteshark: <ketchuplover> Thank you, and the same to your cirle, too!
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