chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Pascual Cutillas Ripoll vs Sergey Olegovich Khlusevich
? - corr (2000) (correspondence), Jul-01
French Defense: Advance Variation. Nimzowitsch System (C02)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 33 more games of S Khlusevich
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You should register a free account to activate some of Chessgames.com's coolest and most powerful features.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-12-09  MagisterMusicae: Oh... nunca pensé en Shakira para solucionar el acertijo. Creí que era un grupo de glam o rock de los 70s, 80s...
Dec-12-09  Vorph: Same here.. I thought it was Led Zeppelin and was quite disappointed that google didn't find anything useful.
Dec-12-09  scrambler: <NakoSonorense> Congrats, but how did you get this, how does this video frame lead one to some obscure chessplayer named Ripoll, Shakira's mother's maiden is Ripoll but still how does that lead you to this particular game even if you just happen to know Shakira's mothers maiden name, it could just as well been her first name, whatever that is.

I went crazy trying to solve this one I saw the 2 black rooks and the rock 'n' roll group and though ok rook 'n' rook ending and the guy on the right resembles Rubinstein, Kashdan, and Seriawan, so I checked all their games... nothing. Then I noticed what seemed like a spotlight on the lower right on the players hands and throught ok hands, let's try hans I tried Hans Ree and Hans Kmoch... nothing.

Dec-12-09  JaneEyre: I thought it was the all-female rock band, Vixen. But there the trail went cold.
Dec-12-09  Thrajin: I thought maybe it was the '80s hair band Poison, so I searched every Poisoned Pawn game I could find, to no avail. LOL!
Dec-12-09  NakoSonorense: <scrambler> Thanks.

I tried many things, too. Among others, I googled pictures with several combinations of the words "chess, concert, rock, blonde, mustache" etc. The more pictures I looked, the more conviced I became that it wasn't really a picture, but a still from a video.

So I abandonded that path and went with my first hunch: Shakira. I got her full name from her wikipedia article and then I put all four of them (Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll) individually into cg.com search engine. Shakira gives 0 results; Isabel gives 28 results; Mebarak 0 results; and Ripoll only 15.

Since Isabel didn't work, I thought about searching other variations of it, like Isabella, Isabelle, Isabela, etc. but only after I had finished with her official name. Luckily for me, this game was the fourth in the list of games from this player.

Dec-12-09  TheBish: Curious why Black resigned here. I like White's position, but Fritz says Black is better by almost a full pawn (-0.82).
Dec-12-09  DeltaHawk: Dang it! I should have searched for "Saddam Hussein chess" in Google. I should have known the man with the mustache playing chess in the video still in the photo was Saddam Hussein.
Dec-13-09  whatthefat: So. Obscure.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CORRESPONDENCE. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Shakira's (from the concert) mother's maiden name is Ripoll
from Special Games Part 3 by Brit
Clue #10
from Holiday Present Hunt Solutions: 2009 by Penguincw

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC