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   Calli has kibitzed 5868 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-17-19 Morphy vs F Perrin, 1857
Calli: <MissScarlett> All is revealed in Game Collection: Morphy New York 1857 - Non Tournament I believe the game ended with 25.e6+ Kd6.
   Sep-15-19 Alekhine vs K Junge, 1942
Calli: After 23...c4. Alekine says "It is already the end. To 23...Nd5 White would have replied 24.Qf3 after which Black's position could not be held." Hmm, 24...Nf6 and then what? [DIAGRAM]
   Sep-11-19 MissScarlett chessforum (replies)
Calli: Thanks for the Morphy correction. Did the Morphy collections a decade ago and don't remember my source or what mislead me on the date for that game. Noticed that CG's 33rd move was not actually played in that game.
   Aug-28-19 Paul Demoulin
Calli: Paul Demoulin died in January. Two months short of a 100 years old.
   Aug-22-19 Capablanca vs A C Thomas, 1926 (replies)
Calli: AlFred sadly missed that after 22...Nxe1 23. Rb3, he had 23...Nc2! and the White Q can't move, i.e., after 24. Qa4 then Rd1+ 25. Nxd1 Re1#
   Aug-22-19 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Calli: I bought one of those "Instant Pot" gadgets. Turns out it is for cooking food! Very disappointing...🤔
   Aug-12-19 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
Calli: After 11 moves, the game reaches the same position as Wemmers vs Paulsen, 1878 !
   Jul-05-19 Ding Liren vs Carlsen, 2019 (replies)
Calli: On 29. Bf8, I disagree that this is something hard to find. It's really the only move to keep winning chances alive. Bd4 or Bd6 allow Nd6 equalizing and all other moves lose a piece.
   Feb-19-19 V Berger vs Alekhine, 1937 (replies)
Calli: Berger was drunk!
   Feb-09-19 Morphy vs S Boden, 1858
Calli: Lawson says that the Lowenthal's manuscript arrived in New York in October 1859 where Morphy proofread it. This brings up the question of why weren't the errors corrected by the NY publisher or in the London edition by JL (I assume that PM wrote to him about the corrections.) Oh, ...
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  Calli: <thomastonk> Thanks, added it to the list. Think I'll put "Chess Player's Magazine" in there too because it fills in the years 1863-67.
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  martin moller: Hello Calli - i´m back doing a little reaserch on E.Lasker´s simultanious tour in denmark 1919.
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  martin moller: Merry Christmas :-)
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  martin moller: Hello Calli - Do you know if there are any books on Capablanca who gives the games from the Copenhagen 1928 simul ? The Danish chess magazine from december 1928 gives the 2 games won by danes.
Dec-26-13  TheFocus: The book <The Games of Capablanca> by Rogelio Caparros gives Desler, A. - Capablanca, 1-0; Gemzoe, J.E. - Capablanca, 0-1; and Capablanca - Olson, K., 0-1.

Perhaps it was actually Olson, K. - Capablanca, 0-1. Does the report say if he had Black in every game?

Gemzoe is listed as a winner, but Caparros has him as the loser. Perhaps that was also wrong, and it should be Capablanca - Gemzoe.

Dec-31-13  TheFocus: Happy New Year <Calli>!
Jul-23-14  Oldboot: Hi Calli, please, which were his last words?
"This time last year he weighed 16 stones; he went abroad, and his strength seemed suddenly to leave him. With difficulty he got into a cab. He gradually wasted away, until he became 7 st. 8 Ib., and this was the last time he was weighed (two months since), and he was certainly much less weight at the last. Physicians were in vain. No one really knows the cause of his death ; some have suspected a cancer in the stomach, and, unfortunately, he would not give permission to have a post mortem, so that the real cause will always remain a matter of surmise. Our impression is that he died from " banting." from being an enormous eater he suddenly stopped his food, taking meat only once a week ; and soon, from want of use, the stomach refused to fulfil its functions. He died in peace, and desired kind remembrances to all his friends. To us his last words were whispered, " Kind, kind to the last ; God bless your wife and little ones." He lost his voice ten days before his death, and for twelve days he ate nothing." - Westminster Papers
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  sachistu: Hi Calli, just wondering about the source for the opponent list in Morphy's 8 game blind simul at Cafe de la Regence in 1858. Maroczy's book of Morphy's games just lists 'Bornemann' so I was wondering who identified 'H. Bornemann'? I noticed the notes by Loewenthal, so perhaps that came from Loewenthal's book (which I do not have).
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  sachistu: Thanks for the references <Calli>. Evidently, you have one of the earlier German copies of Maroczy's book on Morphy as mine does not have p433. A second question is the citation of Florent Guibert as one of Morphy's opponents at that same simul. My understanding is Florent is a more modern day player, and Guibert's first initial was 'A'. Rod Edwards provided documentation on Winter's website (see CN#7982). Edwards identifies him as 'A.M', but I have not found a reference (so far) for the 'M'(which is a common French method of name identification). All the other sources I can find list only 'Guibert' (or M.Guibert). Can you point to the source that uses 'Florent'? Thanks!
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  sachistu: Thanks again for the references.
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  sachistu: Hi <calli> This is 'old', but wondering about the kibitz for E.Morphy-P.Morphy. You cite Sergeant regarding the score e.g. stopping after move 29. (Maroczy's book also stops after move 29 with different wording.) However, you mentioned the year was in dispute. Maroczy (and I presume Sergeant) list 1854. Wondering what was the source of 1850 citation? I tried to go back in your kibitz' before posting this, but that was back in 2005. Also, wondering why there are two copies of this in the database (or did I just miss something simple?)
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  sachistu: Hi <Calli> Hope you saw my kibitz from March 2nd re: Kevitz & Pinkus vs Alekhine. If you haven't seen it, please take a look when you can. If you are involved in other work, I understand.
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  sachistu: Thanks for the citation <Calli>. However,the account and score from Brooklyn Daily Eagle raises more questions. The score is missing a move pair (move 36) and apparently move 35 is a typo. The version I have gives 35.Bf2 Kc8 36.Bg1 Qh5 with the remaining moves as given on the <cg> site and BDE.
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  MissScarlett: There are four new games for Game Collection: Capablanca's 65 board Simul Exhibition. Just search Capablanca 1915.
Jan-18-16  zanzibar: <Calli> - of course great thanks for your collection of various online resources.

I believe there's a mistake in the Shule's tournament book you give for <London (1862)>.

The present link is for <Bristol (1861)>, here's the correct Shule link

<Pawn and Two> was the one who spotted this:

Biographer Bistro (kibitz #12670)

Hope this is useful, thanks again.

Mar-17-16  zanzibar: <Calli> - another suggestion...

is a freely downloadable version of the <Philadelphia (1876)> tournament-book.

I prefer having a local copy over Hathitrust with their restrictions (over a public domain document).

Thanks (actually your link was helpful, giving the exact title in hand).

Apr-21-16  zanzibar: <Calli> - another suggestion:

is a freely downloadable version of the <Nuremberg (1883)> tournament-book.

I prefer having a local copy over Hathitrust with their restrictions (over a public domain document).

(Hathitrust's version is from U.Wisc, the above is from Princeton)

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  sachistu: Hi <Calli>. Saw your post for the Knight-Pratten game. I currently have 153 of Pratten's games (mostly transcribed from the Paige book, which has 400 in total). If this is a player of interest to you or the site, I could see about uploading them.
Jul-05-16  zanzibar: <Calli> - please recheck your link for <Karlsbad (1907)> in your tournament book collection.

I think the google book version isn't publicly viewable.

The best I could come with is the Hathitrust version:

I'd love to be able to download the PDF, so if you do know of a google book version...

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  Chessical: <Calli> You may be interested in the quoted contemporary newspaper report for your collection - Game Collection: Morphy's blindfold exhibition at the London CC

Morphy vs Alfred Jones, 1859

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  MissScarlett: Game Collection: Alekhine takes Manhattan (and Staten Island too) is missing Alekhine vs Brooklyn CC, 1932

Alekhine's game against the Correspondence Chess League of America will be submitted.

May-23-18  takchess: I am surprised not to see any 2018 posts here . *) Cheers,
May-30-18  takchess: i am surprised find Taimanov vs G Goldberg, 1947
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  MissScarlett: Morphy vs NN, 1858 This game is from Morphy's 5-board blindfold simul of March 17th, not the 4-board from the 10th as you have here: Game Collection: Morphy's Blindfold Games, New Orleans 1858 Source is Maurian's column in the <Sunday Delta> of March 21st, p.1.
Nov-24-19  cameosis: there is no crosstable for the main tournament because it was a knockout competition and not a round-robin tournament.
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