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   Helios727 has kibitzed 880 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-30-21 Stockholm Interzonal (1962)
Helios727: Given that Bisguier was 4th and Benko 8th in the qualifying U.S. Championship of 1960, how did these two men end up playing in this interzonal?
   Nov-29-21 Karpov - Spassky Candidates Semifinal (1974)
Helios727: For whomever asked why Spassky played the same Sicilian Defense against Karpov in 1974 as he did against Fischer in 1972, he did not. Fischer played the Sozin and Rauzer Attack against Spassky in 1972. Karpov varied with 6.Be2 in both 1974 games, so Spassky had no opportunity to ...
   Nov-27-21 US Championship (1972)
Helios727: It does not seem right that America was reduced to two players in the interzonals and yet at the same time the 24-player interzonal was expanded to 36 players in two interzonals.
   Nov-16-21 58th US Open (1957)
Helios727: Back then did they have no reserve section for lower rated players?
   Nov-14-21 Korchnoi - Spassky Candidates Final (1977/78)
Helios727: Spassky later claimed that his toughest match was with Karpov in 1974, where he lost 4-1 with 6 draws. However, one should take note that if the "4 wins" rule had been present here, Korchnoi would have won 4-0 with 4 draws, making this his toughest match.
   Nov-12-21 Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 (replies)
Helios727: Did the championship games back then have only one adjournment, or could a really long game like this end up with more than one?
   Oct-21-21 Robert James Fischer (replies)
Helios727: Was Karpov going to get a rematch if Fischer had won, even though he was just a challenger?
   Oct-14-21 Samuel Reshevsky (replies)
Helios727: Reshevsky did not play in the 1950 candidates tournament, nor the 1952 interzonal. So how did he get placed in the 1953 candidates tournament?
   Oct-14-21 Vasily Smyslov (replies)
Helios727: Boleslavsky was #2 in the 1950 candidates tournament, with Smyslov as #3. Yet, Smyslov got to play in the 1953 candidates tournament without playing in the interzonal first. Does that mean they originally allowed more than the top 2 candidates to be seeded into the next candidates
   Oct-12-21 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018)
Helios727: If the new procedure is for the 30 second increment to start on move 61, that would seem to go against the spirit of one of the purposes for Fischer to invent the Fischer clock. Fischer had wanted a 60 second increment for GM games, probably because he figured that a GM can always
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