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Dec-01-22 Spassky vs Portisch, 1957
MissScarlett: See Game Collection: Puzzle of the Day 2022
 
Dec-01-22 Adams vs L Comas Fabrego, 1988
GrahamClayton: 22. Nc7+ Kf8 23. Nxa8 Bxa8 wins the exchange, but Adams has bigger fish to fry.
 
Dec-01-22 Adams vs N Tumurhuyag, 1994
GrahamClayton: 26. Qh7+ Kf8 27. Qh8+ Ke7 28. Qxg7+ Ke8, and Tumurhuyag can still defend, eg 29. Qh6 Bf8, and the bishop can be sacrificed to stop Adams' g-pawn from promoting.
 
Dec-01-22 Kosten vs K Berg, 1988
GrahamClayton: Kosten had a strategically won game after 20. Nc6 - the knight cannot be dislodged, and his queen controls the a1-h8 diagonal, courtesy of Berg exchanging bishops with 18...Bc3.
 
Dec-01-22 Kenneth Rogoff
FSR: <al wazir> Then there's the male and female Kelly Hildebrandt who met on Facebook, got married, then got divorced. https://www.nydailynews.com/news/na...
 
Dec-01-22 MrDodgy Invitational 3 (2022)
Check It Out: Painful Beats
 
Dec-01-22 A Harksen vs Bogoljubov, 1930
GrahamClayton: 18...d6 is a nice way of stopping 19. Rb1 - the White queen is blocked from supporting the rook.
 
Dec-01-22 Tata Steel India (2022)
Check It Out: This is Tata Steel India, so that makes sense.
 
Dec-01-22 M Bosboom vs V Ouwendijk, 2006
FSR: Nothing better than seeing a Dutch Defense getting annihilated. In a game between two Dutchmen played in Amsterdam, as it happens. h4-h5-h6 on moves 3-5 is a striking idea, the sort of thing AlphaZero would love, but that you don't expect to ...
 
Dec-01-22 Kan vs Levenfish, 1933
GrahamClayton: A devastating example of the power of bishops on open diagonals.
 
Dec-01-22 Kibitzer's Café
harrylime: <<Luke Warm: harry baby, Let me know, did you like this song?>> Yes . Oh yes ! Loved it xx
 
Dec-01-22 F Rhine vs NN, 2022
FSR: Black should have played 15...O-O or 15...c4, with equality.
 
Dec-01-22 Hebden vs S Williams, 2009
FSR: <beatgiant> Sorry, you're quite right. My bad. White played 12.Qd2, not 12.Rc1 as in the other games.
 
Dec-01-22 Hans Niemann
EvanTheTerrible: He has crossed 2700 for the 3rd time on the live list. Let's see if it sticks this time.
 
Dec-01-22 Ding Liren
Eggman: Do I detect a note of cynicism, <MissScarlett>? Is there some doubt that a location can be found in time?
 
Dec-01-22 Biographer Bistro
MissScarlett: Dr. Johnson's House in London, off Fleet St., is worth a visit: https://www.drjohnsonshouse.org/ The entrance fee is normally £8, but I went on an open day, so got in for free.
 
Dec-01-22 Jeremy Lim
plang: Congratulations to Morocco and Japan for each unexpectedly winning their groups today. Japan is a great story trailing both Germany and Spain at halftime and rallying in both games to win. Costa Rica should get some credit for recovering ...
 
Dec-01-22 D Xu vs R Gibbons, 2003
Knighthawkmiller: Alternatives to 31... Bd4 31... Bxc1 -36.3 (22 ply) 32.Rd1 Rb2 33.f4 Bxf4 34.Rdd3 Qg6 35.Rd1 Qh5 36.Rf1 Qe2 mate-in-5 (35 ply) 31...Qh4 32.Re1 Bxh3 33.Rcxe3 Bxg2+ 34.Kxg2 Qh2+ 35.Kf1 Qf2#
 
Dec-01-22 S Knight vs M J R White, 2008
Nosnibor: Do you prefer "White Christmas" to "Summer Nights" ? After 14..Nxd4 it appears that snowballs fell upon Knight.
 
Dec-01-22 G Gamrekeli vs Petrosian, 1944
bmulligan: ...
 
Dec-01-22 A Nilsson vs Spielmann, 1924
Retireborn: Geoff, that's faintly bizarre, isn't it? It seems Vidmar knew the earlier game and had found 18...Qh4 to be a big improvement, but Marshall didn't know it at all. I used to own a booklet of NY 27 with annotations by Tarta; he gave ...
 
Dec-01-22 E Lazarev vs R Ermakov, 1962
Fusilli: <sea7kenp: Was White's Bishop Sacrifice (18 Bxe6) sound? What happens if Black responds 18 ... fxe6? Thanks!> Answering three years after the question was asked, but what I see is a forced white win: 18...fxe6 19.Nb3 (forking ...
 
Dec-01-22 Vladimir Kramnik
stone free or die: <CCastillo> I suppose that's one reading. I didn't take the time to do any more than glance at the article - but it seemed they were evaluating AlphaZero's gameplay at various stages of its training. I saw how they ...
 
Dec-01-22 G Bue vs T Serra Olives, 2005
stone free or die: O'Henry, that's a groaner.
 
Dec-01-22 Adianto vs Yusupov, 1983
Mississaugan: <females played chess in 1956 but then they did not have breasts... > @#$%&??
 
Dec-01-22 Keres - Unzicker (1956)
Olavi: Not only the eight games here were Ruys, all 15 games between the two were.
 
Dec-01-22 F Bracker vs M Kuebler, 2022
offramp: I think Black resigned owing to a general feeling of revulsion for his position. He could have defended the position for another 15 to 20 moves but he would have lost.
 
Dec-01-22 Mamedyarov vs S P Sethuraman, 2022
HeMateMe: Tactics 101.
 
Dec-01-22 N Wachinger vs M Saltaev, 2022
offramp: Mihail Saltaev v Nikolas Wachinger Saltaev-Wachinger = <Saltaev and Winegar Crisp>.
 
Dec-01-22 So vs Mamedyarov, 2022
HeMateMe: So's play on the a file was weak.
 
Dec-01-22 P San Segundo Carrillo vs R Vera, 2002
Damenlaeuferbauer: An enemy of mine, who 2 years earlier tried to betray my friend FM Dr. Thomas Bohn (Koblenz/Germany) by reporting a wrong result (a win instead of a draw) to the arbiter, played an instructive game in this variation, which I ...
 
Dec-01-22 Sebastian Mihajlov
FSR: Mihajlov is the author of the chessable course <The Energetic 1.e4 - Part 1>. https://www.chessable.com/the-energ... The complete course includes 108 hours and 28 minutes of video, by far the most of any chessable course. I was ...
 
Dec-01-22 B Ostenstad vs E J Gausel, 1988
Cheapo by the Dozen: Black looks like he's violating every precept of pawn structure, but somehow winds up with a winning endgame.
 
Dec-01-22 T M Haub vs Psakhis, 2003
FSR: I can't imagine that GM Psakhis played 5...Be6??, not seen in any other game in the database, White responded with 6.g4??, and Black played 6...h6?? rather than taking the free pawn. After 5...Be6??, White gets a winning advantage with 6.Nxe6
 
Dec-01-22 Magnus Carlsen
amadeus: 150 months as #1. Congrats!
 
Dec-01-22 Karpov vs A J Mestel, 1984
kingscrusher: 38.Be4 seems technically strongest 192: Anatoly Karpov - Andrew Jonathan Mestel 1-0 10.0, Phillips & Drew GLC Kings 1984 [DIAGRAM] Analysis by Stockfish 15 - 3 threads max: 1. +- (2.06): 38...dxe4 39.Rxc4 Rf3 40.Rc8 Rd3 41.Rxe4 ...
 
Dec-01-22 First Lady's Cup (1983)
Olavi: Jakarta-Yogyakarta-Bali, seven rounds each.
 
Dec-01-22 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984
kingscrusher: I have quite a detailed video annotation of this game here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwV...
 
Dec-01-22 S Bekker-Jensen vs S Williams, 2013
FSR: 9...Nxd5 is a fun but objectively losing variation. Williams won even more quickly with it in Hebden vs S Williams, 2009 (0-1, 18), where White's 16.f4? was a fatal blunder. 16.Bh5+! wins if White plays perfectly, as in P San Segundo Carrillo
 
Dec-01-22 United States Championship (1980)
HeMateMe: Kavalek is a Czech, yes? Did he legally emigrate here or did the fellow defect, escape the Czech regime, the post WWII communist Czech regime?
 
Dec-01-22 A Jones vs G Garcia, 1990
WTHarvey: Black wins (entrapment): [DIAGRAM] 38. ... ? 41.♘d2 ♗xf3
 
Dec-01-22 Esmenares Hugues vs M Mahgub, 1990
WTHarvey: Black wins (zwischenzug): [DIAGRAM] 22. ... ?
 
Dec-01-22 S Goundar vs M Orr, 1990
WTHarvey: Black wins (double attack): [DIAGRAM] 19. ... ?
 
Dec-01-22 Ftacnik vs F Levin, 2015
Straclonoor: [DIAGRAM] Looks like won for black but tablebase draw.
 
Dec-01-22 Janosevic vs Geller, 1968
generror: Every single move is pure perfection, and also a horrible blunder at the same time. Ergo, the most unique chess game of all time can only be the unplayed game. Isn't chess a philosophical game?
 
Dec-01-22 B Malisov vs T Serra Olives, 2014
Straclonoor: [DIAGRAM] SF suggests 19....Nb4 or 19....f6 with advantage enough for win. Analysis by Stockfish 070222: 1. -+ (-6.69): 19...Nb4 20.Kg3 Bxe2 21.Qxe2 Nxd3 22.Qg4 Qxg4+ 23.Kxg4 Nxc4 24.b3 Nce5+ 25.Bxe5 Nxe5+ 26.Kf4 Nc6 27.Nf3 Rd8 ...
 
Dec-01-22 A V Filipenko vs Beshukov, 1999
Straclonoor: [DIAGRAM] <24.Bd2?> why not 24.exf4! with advantage? Analysis by Stockfish 070222: +- (5.72): 24.exf4 Bb7 25.Qd1 Qxf4 26.Kh1 Qf5 27.Rg1 h6 28.Rg3 Bc8 29.Bd3 Qf4 30.Ne5 Bf5 31.Nxc6 Bxd3 32.Qxd3 Qf6 33.Qg6 Qxg6 34.Ne7+ Kh7 ...
 
Dec-01-22 Tomislav Music
perfidious: RIP Christine McVie.
 
Dec-01-22 Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908
KEG: Post V 21... Re8 The question here, not discussed so far as I can see, is whether Tarrasch would have been better to seek active play with 21...g5. After, e.g., 22. Nd3 (if 22. Nd5 g4! 23. Nf6 gxf3 24. gxf3 Rg5 with approximately equal ...
 
Dec-01-22 Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909
perfidious: <A.T PhoneHome: <offramp: 24...Qd6 allows the jobbernowling 25. Nxf7!!+-> And I allowed myself to look like an idiot yet again....> You never did so; we all err. Your contributions are missed.
 
Dec-01-22 AlphaZero (Computer)
stone free or die: Apparently neural networks get bored, the same as people do: <We have found many cases where its preferences are not stable over different training runs. We describe one such example in detail, a very important theoretical ...
 
Dec-01-22 Lasker vs W Napier, 1904
generror: One of my favourite games. I haven't yet analyzed it, but the way the battles rages back and forth, with both players keeping surprising me throughout the game, is just marvelous. So what if moves are unsound and modern God-like ...
 
Dec-01-22 Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan
stone free or die: <Missy>'s post raises some alarms. First, what good is a measurement if the measurement device hasn't been calibrated? In other words - you can have screening, but can you trust it? One might think a few trials, with a ...
 
Dec-01-22 Matthew Chippendale
perfidious: Does he model as a sideline?
 
Dec-01-22 Henry W Hawks
DataFly: Although Henry William Hawks can be found in all the censuses from 1871 to 1911, his father is missing from 1871, 1881 and 1891; reappearing in the household in 1901 and 1911 and giving his occupation as "retired engineer". I suppose he ...
 
Dec-01-22 D J Young vs P Lalic, 2022
Granny O Doul: I do not know who was previously identified as the White player here, but whoever he is, I'm sure he is grateful for the quick correction. So, good work, guys.
 
Dec-01-22 Paul Morphy
Honest Adin Reviews: YO, CHECK OUT WHAT VENERABLE WANDA NIDA DISCOVERED (MORE LOGIC): let's say today is your 100th birthday, that is it, however if you make it to the next day, you are entering your 101st year... also, let's say you are a boxer ...
 
Dec-01-22 Pomar Salamanca vs Spassky, 1971
Fanques Fair: How does Black win here ? 50- h6, Be2 51- h7, Bd3#
 
Dec-01-22 Kieseritzky vs E Rousseau, 1843
FSR: The debut of the Slav in the chessgames database.
 
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