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Jun-06-23 11th Norway Chess (2023)
fabelhaft: <At the press conference, someone asked the players to summarize in a word Caruana's performance. Everyone had the highest praise for Fabiano, except MC, who chose the word "depressing." How petty and self-centered is that?> I ...
Jun-06-23 Kibitzer's Café
Schwartz: Stravinsky : Apollon Musagète tps://
Jun-06-23 Kenneth Rogoff
saffuna: <Colonel Mortimer: <FBI AGAIN refuses to share document Republicans say proves Biden was involved in criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national - 24 hours after McCarthy said they would hand it over> The FBI continue to ...
Jun-06-23 Lasker vs Pirc, 1935
perfidious: A near call in the modern epoch: Nunn vs A Sokolov, 1986 .
Jun-06-23 Jeremy Lim
HeMateMe: Pat Riley used to say that the team that wins game 3 wins the series.
Jun-06-23 V Tietz vs Lasker, 1889
Mathematicar: A very rich game.
Jun-06-23 Cecil De Vere
Nosnibor: De Vere won the 1st British Chess Association Challenge Cup in 1866 which formerly established him has the first British Champion. He won it with a 100% score of 9 points from 9 games, excluding his 3 games won by default against ...
Jun-06-23 Carlsen vs Giri, 2011
Justin796: This Magnus guy is supposed to be good? I'm pretty good at 2 move tactics and would undoubtedly destroy this guy in all time formats!
Jun-06-23 Kosteniuk vs Koneru, 2023
goodevans: Humpy's refusal to see the mate through with 41...Ke1 was her 'sitting on a wall' (rather than 'having a great fall'). That tiny fact is what elevates this pun from the tediously bland to the dazzlingly brilliant. Well done!
Jun-06-23 G Mammadzada vs B Khotenashvili, 2023
al wazir: 10...Bxg4 was a mistake. Black was a piece down after 11. Nxc6, yet the game continued for 18 more moves. Why?
Jun-06-23 Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858
Diademas: 8.Qxb7 with the rook on a8 next to go.
Jun-06-23 George Hatfeild Gossip
MissScarlett: <London Daily Chronicle & Clerkenwell News>, July 29th 1871, p.5: <MIDDLEMAS V. WILMER - A TURF TRANSACTION. The plaintiff in this case, Andrew Middlemas, 5, Cross-street, Essex-road, sued the defendant, Mr. George Wilmer, ...
Jun-06-23 Norman Tweed Whitaker
Nosnibor: Whitaker was the man in the radio serial " Journey into space." His main comment was that "Orders must be obeyed". He was under control by the only Martian being through some sort of hypnosis. This was broadcasted in the mid 1950s.
Jun-06-23 Rubinstein vs A Mundt, 1906
StevieB: I thought Tuesday was relatively easy. This "solution" comes up way short.
Jun-06-23 11th Norway Blitz (2023)
ketchuplover: Carlsen collapsed apparently
Jun-06-23 JO Soderborg vs Hort, 1961
Honza Cervenka: 31.Rxc6 bxc6 32.Qxe5 deserved attention.
Jun-06-23 Dubai Open (2023)
ultrausurper: Very impressive by Aravindh Chithambaram to win this incredibly strong event for the second year in a row. He breaks into the world's top 100 with this triumph.
Jun-06-23 Euwe vs B van Trotsenburg, 1919
jffun1958: Hard to believe that Euwe lost a game this way.
Jun-06-23 Tal vs W R Chandler, 1974
Sally Simpson: "In a sport where neurotic behavior can be the norm..." 😊
Jun-06-23 G A Thomas vs Marshall, 1930
Sally Simpson: This game was recently used by John Nunn in his splendid 'Great British Chess Players' series in The English Chess Federation's 'Chess Moves' A couple of notes by John. After 14...a6. [DIAGRAM] This was Black’s last chance to do
Jun-06-23 Caruana vs A Tari, 2023
HeMateMe: Trading a Queen for two rooks was an immediate loss.
Jun-06-23 Vadim Malakhatko
Troller: <FSR: People on Facebook are reporting that he has died.> Also updated in his bio here now. Rather a premature death unfortunately. It would be fitting to include his relocation to Belgium in the bio as well.
Jun-06-23 A Tari vs Carlsen, 2023
fredthebear: Thanks DG! That one square is a mighty big difference!
Jun-06-23 A Tari vs Carlsen, 2023
fredthebear: If I recall correctly (the stream was showing all 5-6 tournament games at once), both players finished in a time scramble. Adding ten seconds per move provided some much needed relief. Carlsen made a particular move late in the game ...
Jun-06-23 K Torotoova vs M Jambrich, 1999
fredthebear: This is the only example of 3.d4?! in the database to date, which is better for Black after 3...exd4 as played in the game above. White's most common response is 3.Nc3. Acceptance of the gambit 2.Nxe5 is also good for White.
Jun-06-23 E Paehtz vs D Abel, 2014
fredthebear: Nicely done exchange sacrifice to bust open the castle. This Black attacking pattern won't work if White plays <36.Rxb5> as the White queen will be able to check and fork to retreat to the defense of the castle. Thus 36...Qe1+ ...
Jun-06-23 T Banusz vs A Dany, 2014
WTHarvey: White wins (undermining): [DIAGRAM] 27. ? if 28...♖xc5 29.♕xa8
Jun-06-23 V Malakhatko vs A Mazurok, 2000
saffuna: Just saw your post on "recent kibitzing."
Jun-06-23 N Abdusattorov vs Caruana, 2023
Saniyat24: Find the miracle from agadmator... Quiet an intense game indeed...!
Jun-06-23 David Adolf Albin
Alan McGowan: A further reference to Albin's son is in Kagans Neueste Schachnachrichten 1930, August/September, p. 254. In a short article about 'Schach in Bulgarien,' a comments in the final paragraph shows he was still connected to Sofia and ...
Jun-06-23 USSR Championship (1920)
perfidious: Link on this event with some contemporaneous observations by Alekhine et al:
Jun-06-23 I Nikolayev vs J Rossi, 2013
Triebe: Excellent game!!
Jun-05-23 Kotov vs M Yudovich Sr., 1939
Retireborn: <perf> Thanks. So Kahn himself was probably one of the masters who analysed Kotov's game on the ship, and he may have been disappointed that Schmidt chose 9...gxf6. I forget now where I saw Kahn v Schmidt analysed, but I suspect ...
Jun-05-23 W Napier vs Marshall, 1902
KEG: Post VI Black is up a clear piece and should win. While the win would be difficult with no pawns on the board, Marshall had two connected passed pawns on the Queen's side. While Napier had two passed pawns of his own on the King's side, the ...
Jun-05-23 Alapin vs S von Freymann, 1912
whiteshark: <Very easy?> far too early!
Jun-05-23 Morozevich vs Sasikiran, 2004
plang: 17 c4 was a new move; 17 Qc2 and 17 Rb1 had been played previously though Morozovich recommended 17 b4 as a possible improvement. Black started to go wrong with 24..Qb2?; instead 24..Nxf3+ 25 Nxf3..Qf6 26 e5..Qd8 was suggested. However, ...
Jun-05-23 Yifan Hou
Ninas Husband: I prefer her brother, Yoo Hoo! :)
Jun-05-23 D Dinic vs B Komnenic, 2000
FSR: I tried to submit "The Dragan Variation" as a pun for this game, which features a diabolical trap that deserves to be better known. Alas, someone beat me to it. Here is another game where Black, rated 2365, avoided the immediate tactic but ...
Jun-05-23 Hort vs I Radulov, 1961
Honza Cervenka: Another quick win was 28.Re1+ Kd8 29.Be7+ Kc7 30.Rc1+ Kb6 31.Rc3 Bf8 32.Rb3+ Ka5 33.Rxb7 Bxe7 34.Rxd7 Rd8 35.Rxe7 Rxd5 36.Rxa7+ Kb6 37.Rxh7 etc.
Jun-05-23 O Pollack vs R Cumming, 2019
playground player: <PB>--Gone but not forgotten.
Jun-05-23 Lombardy vs Hort, 1961
Honza Cervenka: 22.Nxe6 eased black's task to defend his position. 22.f4 could have been more challenging.
Jun-05-23 K W Lloyd vs Hort, 1961
Honza Cervenka: 31.e4 was a mistake. 34...Qh8 wins but more precise was 34...Bxf3+ at first with idea 35.Rxf3 Qh8 with quick mate. In the game white could still play 35.Rd1, which avoids immediate mate at the cost of piece.
Jun-05-23 Hort vs H Djait, 1961
Honza Cervenka: It was possible to play 10.Rxa4! with idea 10...Qxb2 11.Kd2 Qb7 12.Bc4 e6 13.Nxe6 +-
Jun-05-23 Y Hou vs Kramnik, 2023
Whitehat1963: Sure, it�s just blitz, but how many players can claim to have beaten Kramnik at whatever time control and whatever age?
Jun-05-23 F Soby vs Larsen, 1963
Honza Cervenka: Crazy game. 16...Ne4 was definitely entertaining attempt but absolutely incorrect. White could take the Knight without fear, as after 17.fxe4 Qh4+ 18.Qf2 Qxe4 19.Rc1 Qxh1 20.Qg3! f6 21.Nf3 the black Queen is trapped. 18...Bg4 was ...
Jun-05-23 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2023
HeMateMe: The beat goes on
Jun-05-23 F Soby vs Hort, 1961
Honza Cervenka: 23.d4 was a little slip with fatal consequences, which became more apparent only after 26...Qd2. Even better 27.Ne3 would have not saved white for 27...Kh8 28.d5 Rxc3! 29.bxc3 Ne4, for example 30.Rgf3 Ng5 31.Qg3 Nxf3 32.Rxf3 Bxd5 ...
Jun-05-23 J Rudd vs J P Le Roux, 2006
samvega: Black's spectacular and correct-looking 23..Re3 turns out to be neither sufficient nor necessary. 23..? Black to play could be a good puzzle; the engine gives some fascinating variations for the alternatives that do work. 27.? White to ...
Jun-05-23 Levenfish vs Rubinstein, 1912
Fusilli: <offramp: A thing I have noticed about Akiva Rubinstein is that he doesn't really care about his pawn formation as long as he gets good piece play. After 12...hxg5 his pawns are a bit messed up.> True. Then there is the subtlety ...
Jun-05-23 Giri vs Ding Liren, 2023
VerySeriousExpert: 7.c3!! is a transposition into Yury V. Bukayev's old good invention: ("Bruno's Chess Articles" page of "Bruno's Chess Problem of the Day"). Mr. Giri's 9.a4 isn't good, he hasn't read Mr. ...
Jun-05-23 T Kosintseva vs A Stefanova, 2010
tibone: If 14...Nd8 then a) 15. a3 (Now White can take back on b4 with the a-pawn.) or b) 15. g3 (Now White can play h2-h4 and later Be3-g5.)
Jun-05-23 Reshevsky vs Larsen, 1968
Albanius: This should be ECO E56, not E54, and is known as Larsen's Variation.* In E54 Black plays ..cxd4; in E56 B omits .. cxd4, instead plays dxc4 and ..Ba5. The normal move order is as in this game 7 OO bxc4; 8 Bxc4 Nc6; 9 a3 Ba5 followed by
Jun-05-23 Carlsen vs Giri, 2023
MissScarlett: <12...Rc2> is an inaccuracy. No doubt Magnus was familiar with the game Morozevich vs E Alekseev, 2009 . Anish resigned almost from embarrassment.
Jun-05-23 D Gukesh vs Nakamura, 2023
HeMateMe: Squeezed. White can't save his king side pawns.
Jun-05-23 Firouzja vs Caruana, 2023
DaltriDiluvi: Up to and including <16.Qd3>, we were following a game from the Bundesliga: T Abergel vs Fridman, 2014
Jun-05-23 Gunsberg vs Blackburne, 1889
TwoMinutesToMidnight: blackbourne cos he was human
Jun-05-23 Burille vs J W Baird, 1889
TwoMinutesToMidnight: mocked
Jun-05-23 Frederick Rhine
thegoodanarchist: <Petrosianic: I don't know who gets baffled more often these days. Police or doctors?> Lint
Jun-05-23 G Walker vs F Slous, 1836
TwoMinutesToMidnight: very mocked game
Jun-05-23 Petrosian vs R Teschner, 1962
fiercebadger: 12 Ba3 !white stops ..a5 prophylaxis of the highest order
Jun-05-23 Reshevsky vs Capablanca, 1935
Sally Simpson: <'Capablanca returned to number 1 in the world in May, 1937, and stayed there for several months.> That was May, June and July 1937. The Jeff Sonas research fails in this respect (IMO) ...
Jun-05-23 R Ekstroem vs Seirawan, 1983
Mathematicar: When Seirawan plays the Sicilian against you, you know you suck.
Jun-05-23 N Kagan vs Kasparov, 1978
rwbean: White must have had some pretty straightforward draws on moves 37, 38 and 39. Time trouble?
Jun-05-23 R Isaacs vs P Lalic, 2023
moronovich: -25 -Nf4 . White is totally locked up.
Jun-05-23 Staunton vs Horwitz, 1851
TwoMinutesToMidnight: agreed kc
Jun-05-23 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990
beatgiant: This was a thought-provoking discussion. Black seems to have a strong advantage on move 26, but after move 38 it's hard to find any convincing winning try. What happened? Black's plan is to advance the kingside pawns to gain space and ...
Jun-05-23 S Ernst vs R Appel, 2014
WTHarvey: White wins (entrapment): [DIAGRAM] 34. ?
Jun-05-23 E Paehtz vs V Jacob, 2013
WTHarvey: White wins (pin): [DIAGRAM] 35. ? if 36...♘f6 37.♘xd6
Jun-05-23 D Hausrath vs A Lauber, 2014
WTHarvey: Alternate ending - White mates in 5. [DIAGRAM] 28.♗xd4+ ♕xd4 29.♕g8+ ♔f6 30.♕f7+
Jun-05-23 Nunn vs Seirawan, 1983
Mathematicar: Seirawan's immortal.
Jun-05-23 Hans Niemann
perfidious: Over time, the 'inflation' from that single result will disappear.
Jun-05-23 Torre vs J M Bringas, 1926
nizmo11: According <The Life and Games of Carlos Torre> this game is from simul (34 boards), played in Veracruz, 20 April 1926
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