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Member since Jan-07-20 · Last seen Aug-11-22
My name is Gabriel Velasco. I am the author of 3 chess books: 1) The Life and Games of Carlos Torre, 2) Masterpieces of Attack, and 3) another chess book in Spanish language. I live in Mexico City. I am from Mexico, but many years ago I lived and studied in Kiev (Ukraine) for more than three years. I even won a norm of Candidate Master in Kiev by sharing 1st-3rd prize in a chess tournament. I loved living in Kiev, a city where I got my doctorate in mathematics and learned a lot of chess when I was young. I have worked as a College Professor of Mathematical Analysis and Probabilty Theory in Mexico City. I am retired now. Back in 1991 I won the chess championship of the Mexican state of Guanajuato. I am also an avid collector of chess books written in many languages (mainly Russian, Spanish and English). I believe that I have collected more than one thousand chess books, though I have only read about 40 of them.

   Gaito has kibitzed 732 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Mar-07-22 J Szmetan vs K Frey Beckman, 1977
Gaito: Komodo 13 doesn't like the move 7...c6? Instead, the engine recommends 7...h6 with equality.
   Dec-03-21 Marshall vs F Duz-Khotimirsky, 1911
Gaito: 12...Qg3. "Poor Marshall dead"" 13.Qxg4. "Oh no. Marshall not dead. I dead!"
   Oct-21-21 Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971 (replies)
Gaito: On 19...Nxb4, there would have followed 20.Qd8+ Kc6 21.Qd6 mate. [DIAGRAM]
   Oct-21-21 Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1983 (replies)
Gaito: <Olavi> Apparently Kasparov lost a classical game against Smyslov when Garry was 12 years old and Smyslov was 54 years old. Kasparov vs Smyslov, 1975 That was a classical chess game, wasn't it? I am not sure under what conditions that game was played, but apparently it was ...
   Oct-21-21 Tal vs Petrosian, 1975 (replies)
Gaito: A beautiful finish for this very nice miniature by Tal. If there wasn't a White pawn on b3, the final position would be even more pleasantly aesthetic. Another very nice blitz game by Tal with the same opening can be seen in this link: Tal vs Korchnoi, 1970 Only a genius at blitz ...
   Oct-21-21 Tal vs Korchnoi, 1970
Gaito: An outstanding game by Tal. Another miniature won by Tal (against Petrosian) also with the Tarrasch variation of the French Defense can be seen in this link: Tal vs Petrosian, 1975 The Tarrasch variation seemed very powerful for White when Tal played it!
   Oct-08-21 Marshall vs Petrov, 1930 (replies)
Gaito: <fredthebear: In the final position, if Black accepts the rook sacrifice, 17.Qh4 will mate in one.> Maybe not mate in one, but mate in a few moves: [DIAGRAM] 16...Qxc5 (on 16...bxc5 17.Qh4 wins the queen) 17.Qh4 f5 18.Bxf5 h5 19.Qxh5+ Kg7 20.Qg5+ and mate in two more moves.
   Oct-08-21 Marcel Sisniega (replies)
Gaito: <Sep-27-09 syracrophy: El excelente libro de la vida y partidas de Sisniega escrito por Gabriel Velasco (quien tambien escribio un libro sobre Torre) puede considerarse de lectura y estudio obligado para quien desee conocer a fondo a uno de los ajedrecistas mas reputados de ...
   Oct-07-21 Boyang Zhao vs Bruzon Batista, 2021
Gaito: White resigned in this position: [DIAGRAM] In case of 20.Rfxc1 (or Raxc1) Rxc1+ 21.Rxc1 Bxf3 22.gxf3 Qg5+ gobbles a whole rook. A nice and instructive miniature.
   Oct-06-21 Alekhine vs Janowski, 1924 (replies)
Gaito: This very good game was played during the sixth round of the tournament, but unfortunately it somehow went unnoticed, because it was outshined or overshadowed by another game played in a neighboring table where the current World Champion Capablanca displayed his artistry in a ...
   Oct-05-21 Illescas Cordoba vs Kamsky, 1990
   Oct-05-21 Torre vs Reti, 1925
   Oct-05-21 Kindermann vs Korchnoi, 1995
   Oct-04-21 Shirov vs Ivanchuk, 2007
   Oct-04-21 S Hmadi vs Smyslov, 1990
   Oct-04-21 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984
   Oct-03-21 Evans vs H Opsahl, 1950 (replies)
   Oct-03-21 Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2021 (replies)
   Oct-02-21 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 (replies)
   Oct-01-21 P K Wells vs Y Habu, 2005
   Sep-30-21 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984
   Sep-30-21 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984
   Sep-30-21 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 (replies)
   Sep-30-21 Karpov vs Adorjan, 1989
   Sep-29-21 Janowski vs Capablanca, 1924
   Sep-29-21 Lilienthal vs Najdorf, 1948 (replies)
   Sep-27-21 Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2021
   Sep-26-21 Duda vs Carlsen, 2021 (replies)
   Sep-26-21 Carlsen vs Duda, 2021 (replies)
   Sep-26-21 J Sarrau vs Carlsen, 2021
   Sep-25-21 Capablanca vs G Wheatcroft, 1939 (replies)
   Sep-24-21 K Alekseenko vs M Ragger, 2021 (replies)
   Sep-24-21 Alekhine vs Koltanowski, 1932
   Sep-24-21 Torre vs C E Norwood, 1925 (replies)
   Sep-23-21 Tal vs J G van Eybergen, 1959
   Sep-23-21 Fischer vs R Burger, 1964
   Sep-20-21 Petrosian vs G Trikaliotis, 1970
   Sep-20-21 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (replies)
   Sep-20-21 Torre vs Marshall, 1925
   Sep-19-21 D Anton Guijarro vs A Predke, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-13-21 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2021 (replies)
   Sep-12-21 L L Labatt vs Torre, 1923
   Sep-08-21 Bellon Lopez vs Antunes, 1994
   Sep-07-21 Hug vs Korchnoi, 1978
   Sep-07-21 Kasparov vs V Chuchelov, 2003
   Sep-07-21 Miles vs Korchnoi, 1978
   Sep-06-21 Kramnik vs Huebner, 2000 (replies)
   Sep-03-21 F Olafsson vs Stein, 1962
   Aug-23-21 Portisch vs Petrosian, 1974 (replies)
   Aug-23-21 Carlsen vs Nisipeanu, 2011
   Aug-18-21 Lasker vs J Mason, 1900
   Aug-17-21 Lasker vs J M Hanham, 1893
   Aug-15-21 Illescas Cordoba vs Polgar, 1994
   Aug-15-21 Hort vs Portisch, 1973 (replies)
   Aug-15-21 Larsen vs Portisch, 1964 (replies)
   Aug-14-21 Larsen vs F J Perez Perez, 1964
   Aug-12-21 Carlsen vs Anand, 2019 (replies)
   Aug-12-21 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014
   Aug-10-21 Anand vs Carlsen, 2015
   Aug-10-21 L E Johannessen vs Carlsen, 2006
   Aug-09-21 Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962
   Aug-09-21 Carlsen vs V Popov, 2004
   Aug-09-21 Carlsen vs Dolmatov, 2004 (replies)
   Aug-05-21 Carlsen vs S Grover, 2017
   Aug-05-21 V Fedoseev vs Carlsen, 2021 (replies)
   Aug-04-21 Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2008
   Aug-02-21 R Hoen vs Carlsen, 2006
   Aug-02-21 V Gazik vs Mamedyarov, 2020
   Aug-01-21 Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 (replies)
   Aug-01-21 Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007
   Jul-31-21 Shankland vs M Stojanovic, 2019
   Jul-29-21 Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2010
   Jul-28-21 Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1971 (replies)
   Jul-28-21 Vachier-Lagrave vs Karjakin, 2021
   Jul-25-21 Steinitz vs Meitner, 1860
   Jul-25-21 Portisch vs Forintos, 1958 (replies)
   Jul-25-21 Portisch vs Eliskases, 1964 (replies)
   Jul-23-21 Portisch vs Gulko, 1993 (replies)
   Jul-21-21 R Praggnanandhaa vs Topalov, 2020 (replies)
   Jul-21-21 Bachmann vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-18-21 Huebner vs Kasparov, 1985
   Jul-18-21 V Malakhov vs Zvjaginsev, 2004
   Jul-16-21 R Nezhmetdinov vs Y Kotkov, 1957
   Jul-16-21 V Ciocaltea vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1954
   Jul-15-21 Samsonov vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1929
   Jul-15-21 R Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 (replies)
   Jul-15-21 Polugaevsky vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1958 (replies)
   Jul-14-21 Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi, 2011
   Jul-13-21 Nepomniachtchi vs A Korobov, 2017
   Jul-12-21 Nepomniachtchi vs Li Chao, 2017
   Jul-12-21 Shabalov vs Aronian, 2004
   Jul-12-21 Nepomniachtchi vs Karjakin, 2020
   Jul-11-21 Kramnik vs Nepomniachtchi, 2011
   Jul-11-21 Short vs Nepomniachtchi, 2010
   Jul-05-21 Romanishin vs Tal, 1977 (replies)
   Jun-28-21 So vs Caruana, 2020
   Jun-28-21 Kamsky vs Ding Liren, 2011
   Jun-27-21 B Lalith vs Dubov, 2018
   Jun-26-21 Carlsen vs Dubov, 2021 (replies)
   Jun-25-21 J B Bjerre vs Dubov, 2019
   Jun-25-21 N Huschenbeth vs Dubov, 2019
   Jun-25-21 Dubov vs Potkin, 2012
   Jun-22-21 Kasparov vs Shirov, 1994
   May-04-21 Karpov vs Short, 2002
   May-04-21 Karpov vs H Hamdouchi, 2005
   May-04-21 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 2008
   May-03-21 Movsesian vs Kasparov, 2000 (replies)
   May-03-21 Kasparov vs Krasenkow, 2002
   May-03-21 Azmaiparashvili vs Kasparov, 2003
   May-02-21 Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 (replies)
   Apr-26-21 K Ruxton vs Hsu Li Yang, 1989
   Apr-25-21 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 (replies)
   Apr-20-21 E Jimenez Zerquera vs Pomar Salamanca, 1966
   Apr-16-21 Romanishin vs Rublevsky, 2001
   Apr-15-21 Shulman vs M Ginsburg, 2001
   Apr-14-21 Aronian vs Anand, 2007
   Apr-06-21 L Aronson vs Korchnoi, 1947
   Apr-05-21 Onischuk vs Shabalov, 2007
   Apr-02-21 K Roper vs R Karch, 1960
   Apr-01-21 Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945
   Mar-29-21 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2012
   Mar-29-21 Yusupov vs Caruana, 2008
   Mar-29-21 S Kristjansson vs Caruana, 2008
   Mar-28-21 So vs Kasparov, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-28-21 Stein vs Anikaev, 1972
   Mar-27-21 Korchnoi vs Shirov, 1993
   Mar-27-21 Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1895
   Mar-26-21 Korchnoi vs Svidler, 1997
   Mar-26-21 Korchnoi vs H A Gretarsson, 2003
   Mar-26-21 A Donchenko vs Korchnoi, 2006
   Mar-26-21 Korchnoi vs M Cebalo, 2006
   Mar-26-21 J Jarvet vs Korchnoi, 2010
   Mar-26-21 Korchnoi vs Tiviakov, 2006
   Mar-25-21 Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 (replies)
   Mar-25-21 Karpov vs Kasparov, 2009
   Mar-25-21 Short vs Adams, 1997
   Mar-24-21 B Siff vs Kashdan, 1948 (replies)
   Mar-24-21 Botvinnik vs E Zagoryansky, 1943 (replies)
   Mar-24-21 Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1977 (replies)
   Mar-22-21 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990
   Mar-21-21 Karpov vs Romanishin, 1996 (replies)
   Mar-21-21 Polgar vs Mamedyarov, 2002
   Mar-21-21 Karpov vs Polgar, 1998
   Mar-20-21 Karpov vs M Gurevich, 2000
   Mar-17-21 Tolush vs Botvinnik, 1945
   Mar-16-21 Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1938
   Mar-16-21 Alburt vs Tal, 1972
   Mar-16-21 Tal vs S Saeed, 1985
   Mar-15-21 Tal vs Letelier, 1963 (replies)
   Mar-15-21 Tal vs NN, 1963
   Mar-15-21 K Pytel vs Tal, 1983 (replies)
   Mar-15-21 Tal vs R Forbis, 1988 (replies)
   Mar-14-21 J Meyer vs Tal, 1988 (replies)
   Mar-14-21 Tal vs A Chihu Amparan, 1988 (replies)
   Mar-14-21 Tal vs D Donchev, 1986 (replies)
   Mar-13-21 Capablanca vs Menchik, 1929 (replies)
   Mar-12-21 Menchik vs Capablanca, 1929
   Mar-08-21 Sakaev vs V Belov, 2003 (replies)
   Mar-07-21 Kramnik vs Bruzon Batista, 2006
   Mar-07-21 S Chanda vs I Krush, 2010
   Mar-07-21 S Chanda vs S Himanshu, 2006
   Mar-06-21 Minic vs Fischer, 1970 (replies)
   Mar-06-21 M Bertok vs Fischer, 1962 (replies)
   Mar-05-21 Sasikiran vs Kasparov, 2002
   Mar-05-21 Polgar vs Kasparov, 2002
   Mar-05-21 T Dao vs Kasparov, 2001
   Mar-05-21 Kasparov vs Carlsen, 2004 (replies)
   Mar-03-21 Kasparov vs Short, 2001 (replies)
   Mar-03-21 Kasparov vs Vladimirov, 2001
   Mar-03-21 Vladimirov vs Kasparov, 2001
   Mar-02-21 Alekhine vs Marshall, 1925
   Mar-02-21 Marshall vs Bogoljubov, 1924
   Mar-01-21 Reti vs Marshall, 1924 (replies)
   Mar-01-21 Janowski vs Marshall, 1916 (replies)
   Mar-01-21 E M Jackson vs Marshall, 1899
   Feb-28-21 F Bohatirchuk vs Torre, 1925
   Feb-28-21 F Bohatirchuk vs Capablanca, 1925 (replies)
   Feb-28-21 Capablanca vs E Lundin, 1928
   Feb-27-21 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1936 (replies)
   Feb-27-21 J Enevoldsen vs Capablanca, 1939 (replies)
   Feb-26-21 Capablanca vs O Trompowsky, 1939 (replies)
   Feb-26-21 Ivanchuk vs P Lukacs, 1988
   Feb-26-21 Ivanchuk vs Dreev, 1985
   Feb-25-21 Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2001
   Feb-25-21 Wang Hao vs Bacrot, 2012
   Feb-24-21 J Cori vs Radjabov, 2013
   Feb-23-21 Karpov vs Polgar, 1994 (replies)
   Feb-23-21 Karpov vs Polgar, 1994
   Feb-23-21 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014
   Feb-22-21 Carlsen vs Anand, 2012
   Feb-22-21 Carlsen vs Anand, 2017
   Feb-22-21 Carlsen vs Anand, 2007
   Feb-21-21 Anand vs Topalov, 1998
   Feb-21-21 Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1998 (replies)
   Feb-21-21 Kengis vs Anand, 1995
   Feb-21-21 Anand vs Karpov, 1994 (replies)
   Feb-16-21 Spassky vs Geller, 1968 (replies)
   Feb-15-21 A Chistiakov vs Petrosian, 1956 (replies)
   Feb-14-21 Tal vs Korchnoi, 1971 (replies)
   Feb-14-21 E E Book vs V Ingerslev, 1929 (replies)
   Feb-13-21 Tal vs Korchnoi, 1955 (replies)
   Feb-12-21 Ivanchuk vs Gelfand, 1986
   Feb-09-21 Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996
   Feb-06-21 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1971
   Feb-05-21 Pelletier vs Karpov, 1997
   Feb-03-21 B Berger vs Reshevsky, 1964
   Feb-02-21 Timman vs Van Wely, 1998
   Feb-01-21 Lasker vs D M Martinez, 1892
   Jan-31-21 Spassky vs L Aronson, 1957
   Jan-31-21 G Chepukaitis vs Spassky, 1952
   Jan-31-21 Spassky vs Rivas Pastor, 1991
   Jan-31-21 Spassky vs R Sanguineti, 1958
   Jan-29-21 Nunn vs I Nataf, 1999
   Jan-27-21 Shirov vs Polgar, 1996 (replies)
   Jan-22-21 Carlsen vs A Tari, 2020
   Jan-22-21 Svidler vs Carlsen, 2019
   Jan-19-21 O H Castro Rojas vs Petrosian, 1976
   Jan-19-21 Petrosian vs Kopelevic, 1942 (replies)
   Jan-12-21 Geller vs A Bandza, 1983
   Jan-12-21 Geller vs Bobotsov, 1968 (replies)
   Jan-12-21 Geller vs Fischer, 1965
   Jan-11-21 Geller vs Averbakh, 1950 (replies)
   Jan-10-21 Geller vs A Fuderer, 1955
   Jan-10-21 Geller vs Simagin, 1951 (replies)
   Jan-09-21 Petrosian vs Fischer, 1958 (replies)
   Jan-06-21 Hoi vs Geller, 1980
   Jan-05-21 Geller vs Z Gofshtein, 1989 (replies)
   Jan-05-21 Geller vs Fischer, 1962
   Jan-03-21 Kotov vs Geller, 1949
   Jan-03-21 Geller vs Smyslov, 1965
   Jan-03-21 S Witkowski vs Geller, 1959
   Jan-02-21 Geller vs P Papapavlou, 1954 (replies)
   Jan-02-21 H Karlsson vs Geller, 1986
   Jan-02-21 Geller vs Kindermann, 1989
   Jan-01-21 P Delekta vs Geller, 1992
   Dec-31-20 Aronin vs Geller, 1950
   Dec-31-20 Geller vs V Mikenas, 1955
   Dec-31-20 Taimanov vs Lisitsin, 1955
   Dec-31-20 Geller vs Spassky, 1955 (replies)
   Dec-30-20 V Shcherbakov vs Spassky, 1955 (replies)
   Dec-30-20 Geller vs Kotov, 1955
   Nov-14-20 Shirov vs Karpov, 1994
   Nov-11-20 Larsen vs Tal, 1965 (replies)
   Oct-28-20 Stoltz vs Alekhine, 1931 (replies)
   Oct-25-20 J Mieses vs Reshevsky, 1935 (replies)
   Sep-03-20 Geller vs Portisch, 1967
   Sep-02-20 L Christiansen vs Gheorghiu, 1977
   Sep-01-20 Petrosian vs Estrin, 1968 (replies)
   Aug-28-20 Karpov vs Gavrikov, 1988
   Aug-28-20 Karpov vs Hort, 1984
   Aug-23-20 Tal vs Gufeld, 1972 (replies)
   Aug-20-20 Anand vs Kasparov, 1991
   Aug-20-20 Morphy vs Paulsen, 1857
   Aug-19-20 Reshevsky vs J H Donner, 1966
   Aug-19-20 Ribli vs Tal, 1985 (replies)
   Aug-18-20 Lutikov vs Geller, 1966
   Aug-17-20 A Sokolov vs Speelman, 1988
   Aug-16-20 Kasparov vs Short, 1994
   Aug-15-20 Seirawan vs P Zarnicki, 1993
   Aug-15-20 Geller vs Anikaev, 1979 (replies)
   Aug-07-20 Reshevsky vs L Christiansen, 1984 (replies)
   Jun-15-20 Najdorf vs Reshevsky, 1953
   Apr-11-20 Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1928 (replies)
   Apr-11-20 Spassky vs N Rashkovsky, 1973 (replies)
   Mar-29-20 Capablanca vs N Zubarev, 1925 (replies)
   Mar-19-20 G Ravinsky vs Simagin, 1957
   Mar-16-20 Y Troinov vs L Popov, 1962
   Mar-04-20 Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1928 (replies)
   Feb-27-20 Kupreichik vs Estrin, 1965
   Feb-17-20 Steinitz vs Hirschfeld, 1863 (replies)
   Feb-15-20 Anand vs Robatsch, 1992
   Feb-11-20 Suetin vs L Zinn, 1965
   Feb-09-20 Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909
   Jan-30-20 Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909 (replies)
   Jan-28-20 A Khasin vs Tal, 1956 (replies)
   Jan-27-20 Hoi vs Gulko, 1988 (replies)
   Jan-26-20 Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1925 (replies)
   Jan-10-20 Parma vs Fischer, 1970 (replies)
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