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whiteshark
Member since Aug-22-06
<Oops, I'm still alive! It will probably be a very nice day!

< NN chess enthusiast from Germany. <°)))o>><

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   whiteshark has kibitzed 32295 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-13-16 Caruana vs P Genov, 2012
 
whiteshark: "White has the more dynamic position here, his pieces are more coordinated and he controls more space (pawn on e5). But the more critical factor here is the relative position of the two Kings: Black’s monarch lacks a stable home! Should he castle Kingside then White will shift ...
 
   Feb-13-16 Daniel Freeman (replies)
 
whiteshark: Happy birthday, <Daniel>! Take a moment to appreciate how awesome you are!!!
 
   Feb-13-16 Stahlberg vs Najdorf, 1941 (replies)
 
whiteshark: Time?
 
   Feb-13-16 M Matto vs R Black, 2005
 
whiteshark: Well, <26... cxb1=Q+> would have been my 1st choice. Just sayin...
 
   Feb-13-16 D Harika vs V Gunina, 2016
 
whiteshark: In the post game analysis Harika said she wanted to go for a long game...
 
   Feb-13-16 D Harika vs V Gunina, 2016
 
whiteshark: Incomplete duplicate to D Harika vs V Gunina, 2016
 
   Feb-13-16 Evgeny V Mochalov
 
whiteshark: Any relations to <Leonid Mochalov>, the Russian Sam Loyd ? http://www.puzzlemochalov.narod.ru/
 
   Feb-13-16 FIDE Women's Grand Prix Tehran (2016) (replies)
 
whiteshark: <sonia91: <FIDE Women's Grand Prix Tehran (2015)> *2016> 2016 or not 2016 - that's the question! ceegee is still puzzling around it...
 
   Feb-13-16 Miguel Medina Paz
 
whiteshark: ¡Hola Miguel Medina Paz !
 
   Feb-13-16 Sutovsky vs K Spraggett, 2015
 
whiteshark: ¡Hola Miguel Medina Paz !
 
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Rapture of deep chess

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Dec-22-15
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  whiteshark: <qkxwsm> One cannot not communicate. Keep it up! ;)
Dec-22-15
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  whiteshark: <tpstar> Thanks again. There was also another ♕♖endgame in London 2015: Carlsen vs Caruana, 2015

But you can't follow all the games, can you? ;)

Dec-22-15
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  whiteshark: <Dom> Thanks, I think a few collections aren't that bad, but most intros are just related copy&paste material.

And Baburin's review is indeed worth reading: Game Collection: 28a_Korchnoi's "Practical Rook Endings"

Dec-22-15
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  whiteshark:

I wish you all a wonderful festive season with your family and friends –

and a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Dec-23-15
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  whiteshark: <T. Nissl> "Akademisches Monatsheft für Schach", 1910


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#6

Solution: --> Game Collection: 43_R+B -opp.col.

Dec-24-15
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  lost in space: Wünsche dir und den Deinen ein Frohe Weihnacht.
Dec-24-15
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  whiteshark: Christmas puzzle:


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white to move, # in 2

Dec-25-15
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  moronovich: Merry Christmas <whiteshark> !
Dec-26-15
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  whiteshark: Thanks <moronovich>, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too!
Dec-26-15
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  whiteshark: A player's first battlefield is always his own mind.
Jan-08-16
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  whiteshark:

< Neanderthal Man played only blindfold chess.

< How do we know?

< In excavations of their sites, no chessboards and pieces have been found.

<°)))o>>>><

Jan-08-16
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  whiteshark: Commenced today: Game Collection: 85___ mate otb
Jan-14-16
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Jan-18-16
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  tpstar: <whiteshark> A memorable major piece endgame:

Mamedyarov vs Eljanov, 2016

Jan-20-16  FICSwoodpusher: Hello whiteshark,

I saw the following in one of your links. I think there might be a typo in the position given here, as both rooks would be positioned on the same file.

White: Kf1, Ra7; pawns - e2, f2, g3, h2
Black: Kf6, Ra4; pawns - e6, f7, g7, h7

White to move. This is another very standard endgame which is of great practical importance. Korchnoi claims that with correct play White should be able to draw this position and suggest 34 h4 as the best move to start with. Later he provides a very interesting and deep analysis of this ending. There are over eight pages of in depth analysis of this ending! This would certainly appeal to many readers. Another attractive point is Korchnoi's highly critical attitude towards his own play - he does not try cover up his mistakes. For example, commenting on this endgame after 41 Ra6? Korchnoi writes: "Black's position - at this precise point - is won. I am ashamed to have to confess that during the break of one and a half hours I failed to find a win." Despite this, I again wish that author's presentation would be clearer and more methodological. I have a passion for endings, but even I find it difficult to follow this analysis.

Jan-20-16
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  whiteshark: Hello <FICSwoodpusher>! That's really attentive/most kind of you. Thank you very much!

The corrected position after <33... Rxa4> in Ribli vs Korchnoi, 1981 is

White: Kf1, Ra7; pawns - e2, f2, g3, h2
Black: Kf6, Ra4; pawns - <a5> e6, f7, g7, h7


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I've also corrected the/(Baburin's) mistake in Game Collection: 28a_Korchnoi's "Practical Rook Endings"

:)

Jan-20-16  FICSwoodpusher: You're welcome.
Jan-25-16
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  whiteshark: <Grandmaster Chess Strategy> by Kaufeld + Kern

Game Collection: Grandmaster Chess Strategy ;

Game Collection: Ulf Andersson (Grandmaster Chess Strategy)

Jan-25-16
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  whiteshark: <I Play Against Pieces> by Svetozar Gligoric :

Game Collection: I Play Against Pieces

Feb-08-16
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  lost in space: Helau
Feb-08-16
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  whiteshark: Welcome to the 'fifth season of the year'!
Feb-09-16
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  WannaBe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e54...

Please translate, what did the conductor say??

Feb-10-16
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  whiteshark: <WannaBe> The Vienna Phillarmonicans and I wish you wholeheartedly a <Happy New Year>.
Feb-10-16
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  WannaBe: <whiteshark> Thanks for the help! =)
Feb-10-16
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  whiteshark: <WannaBe> You are welcome! :=)
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