Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing User Profile

Member since Apr-30-07 · Last seen Feb-28-23
no bio

   Cibator has kibitzed 928 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-25-23 B Hayden vs NN, 1952
Cibator: <Sally Simpson: This game is given by Bruce in his book 'Cabbage Heads and Kings' a good chatty read. He says his never had time to get his cigar smoking opponents name as the game was over so quick> Didn't he also say in his notes something to the effect that "White hasn't ...
   Feb-23-23 Miles vs Nunn, 1969 (replies)
Cibator: <Brenin: Miles and Nunn finished in a four-way tie for joint 2nd in this championship, with 8/11, a point behind Clive Cubitt, whose subsequent chess career was rather less spectacular than theirs.> Both players were 14 at the time (born only two days apart, I've just ...
   Feb-20-23 Miles vs Dake, 1973
Cibator: Breakin' down the walls of Art Dake. (Pun submitted - look at if it seems too obscure.)
   Feb-14-23 Paul List
Cibator: Interesting to see that name Odess crop up. I wonder if List-Odess was any blood-relation (however tenuous) to Dr Matthew Odess, whose practice was in Notting Hill, London, and who saw rather an awful lot of a certain Mr Christie. (And whose locum once was Dr Stefan Fazekas .)
   Feb-05-23 V Kovalev vs Carlsen, 2022 (replies)
Cibator: In 1964 the UK's BBC aired a TV play called Justin Thyme, which was yet another spy-spoof. But there must have been many even earlier examples of fictional characters using that joke-name. Anyone know of any .... anyone ... ?
   Feb-04-23 H Berliner vs H Bullwinkel, 1955 (replies)
Cibator: Slightly reminiscent of Anderssen-Morphy (Game 4). By the time White gets his Q to h7, it's only a check instead of mate, and his game's a total ruin.
   Feb-02-23 R Loman vs W Schelfhout, 1913
Cibator: What you might call panic buying* - Loman sure cleared that Schelfhout double-quick. (Yes, yes - I know the pun doesn't work nearly as well if you use correct Dutch pronunciation.) * Pun submitted
   Jan-30-23 A P Smith vs A Chibnall, 2018
Cibator: I felt a bit dubious about 19. ... Bxf3. Sure, it breaks up the WPs, but leaving the BQ to deal with an opposing B-pair while lacking any minor-piece support doesn't seem a good idea.
   Jan-28-23 Geller vs Velimirovic, 1971 (replies)
Cibator: <OhioChessFan: >Just to clarify: I wasn't saying ALL named-based puns should be deprecated (I'm as "guilty" of them as anyone), only that there seem to have been an awful lot of them lately, and a more diverse approach would be welcome.
   Jan-28-23 A Powers vs Dake, 1937 (replies)
Cibator: Bent Larsen gave a simul at our club in north London in 1973, and let his 30-odd opponents have the choice of colour!! The number who did the "honourable" thing and took Black was surprisingly high.
(replies) indicates a reply to the comment.

You are not logged in to
If you need an account, register now;
it's quick, anonymous, and free!
If you already have an account, click here to sign-in.

View another user profile:
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 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC