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   firefly3 has kibitzed 82 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-07-09 Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2009 (replies)
firefly3: Winning on demand seems to be the theme of the tournament =P Magnus did it with once with Wang Yue, again with Ivanchuk, and then another time with Ivanchuk in this Armageddon. It shows some real psychological strength from Magnus.
   Jun-07-09 XXII Magistral Ciudad de Leon (2009) (replies)
firefly3: Congratulations Magnus Carlsen!
   May-19-09 Topalov vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
firefly3: someone said earlier they have 30 seconds left...? why do the clocks read 0:06-0:20?
   May-16-09 Carlsen vs Shirov, 2009 (replies)
firefly3: oh, that's true
   Apr-08-09 Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1928 (replies)
firefly3: h6 and a6 (played on moves 15 and 16) are moves I see a lot in endgames like this. Can someone please explain the purpose of these moves? a6 here leads up to b5, but still... I see this move played in a lot of endgames in which there is no consequent pawn push. Is it just to ...
   Mar-21-09 Wang Yue vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
firefly3: according to the database, this is carlsen's first win over wang yue
   Mar-16-09 Robert James Fischer (replies)
firefly3: acirce's critics: It is your duty to fight fraud (even when it has not been proven to be fraud), thus you must agree with us and conform! acirce: It is not a black-and-white situation -- not "all Fischer or all fraud" -- and it is not completely clear, thus it is best to keep an ...
   Mar-15-09 Aronian vs Leko, 2009 (replies)
firefly3: I suppose 20... Qe8 is better (and not losing).
   Mar-15-09 Mamedyarov vs I Kurnosov, 2009 (replies)
firefly3: Your arguments are unfounded. "I do it, so it must be okay." I leave the board at tournaments too, but oftentimes I just walk around the playing hall. Leaving the board and leaving the room is different than leaving the board and staying in the room. And leaving the room a few ...
   Feb-25-09 Carlsen vs Anand, 2009 (replies)
firefly3: Any opinions on what were the ! or !! moves in this game?
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