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   maoam has kibitzed 769 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Dec-09-05 Nigel Short (replies)
maoam: Because then we'd be dead, right?
   Nov-27-05 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
maoam: Again, what's the point of memorising pi? Aside from being able to say "I have memorised N digits of pi" for some suitably large N.
   Nov-21-05 E J Diemer vs Portz, 1948 (replies)
maoam: <...and proving the Riemann-Zeta function> It's the Riemann Hypothesis that needs proving (or disproving if, like me, you think it's false). The Riemann Zeta function cannot be proved, it's not a theorem of any sort, it is just defined.
   Nov-11-05 Robert James Fischer (replies)
maoam: <Sleepkid: did you ever get round to biffing him in the hooter?> The miniturisation technique was horribly flawed, Sleepkid started to return to his normal size before he could land a punch inside Fischer's nostrils.
   Nov-10-05 Kasparov vs Short, 1993 (replies)
maoam: Short didn't invent 10...Qa5, it had been played before: Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 It's typical of Short not to acknowledge his coach, Lubomir Kavalek, who describes the preparation of this line in
   Nov-09-05 Martin Fette (replies)
maoam: He and his brother, Boba, always had trouble playing the White side.
   Aug-03-05 Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 (replies)
maoam: <Sharpnova is on my ignore list, I can only gather that you wish to be there as well.> It's not high on my list of things I could give a toss about, actually. It's slightly below wondering how many fruit labels (the ones they put on apples and the like) I can fit on the back of ...
   Aug-03-05 Alex Yam (replies)
maoam: Sorry, I shouldn't spread vicious rumours.
   Jul-21-05 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
maoam: <acirce> Thanks for posting that, that's the best punishment for not resigning in a clearly lost position I've ever seen!
   Jul-21-05 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986 (replies)
maoam: The most recent issue of Informant at, "Highlights from the Anthology of Chess Combinations" (archived at ), describes a beautiful queen sacrifice that could've arisen in the game. The diagram given indicates it must occur in the ...
   Jul-17-05 Raymond Keene (replies)
   Jul-15-05 Svidler vs Leko, 2005 (replies)
   Jul-14-05 D Ham (replies)
   Jul-12-05 Vidmar vs Tarrasch, 1906 (replies)
   Jul-11-05 Captain La Force (replies)
   Jul-11-05 Van Wely vs Svidler, 2005 (replies)
   Jul-11-05 Dortmund Sparkassen (2005) (replies)
   Jul-10-05 Ground Control (replies)
   Jul-09-05 Mikhail Tal (replies)
   Jul-03-05 Beer (replies)
   Jul-02-05 W Potter vs Matthews, 1868 (replies)
   Jun-27-05 Adams vs Hydra, 2005 (replies)
   Jun-26-05 Hydra vs Adams, 2005 (replies)
   Jun-26-05 Michael Adams (replies)
   Jun-26-05 Adams - Hydra Match (2005) (replies)
   Jun-25-05 Grunfeld (D85) (replies)
   Jun-25-05 Adams vs Hydra, 2005 (replies)
   Jun-25-05 Yuri L Averbakh (replies)
   Jun-25-05 Hydra (Computer) (replies)
   Jun-24-05 F Berkes vs Sutovsky, 2005
   Jun-23-05 Hydra vs Adams, 2005 (replies)
   Jun-21-05 Hydra vs Adams, 2005 (replies)
   Jun-21-05 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense (D57) (replies)
   Jun-21-05 Emanuel Lasker (replies)
   Jun-20-05 Speelman vs J Feller, 1978 (replies)
   Jun-20-05 E Tate vs R Mandl, 1987 (replies)
   Jun-20-05 Alexander Karpov (replies)
   Jun-20-05 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line (E84) (replies)
   Jun-20-05 Teimour Radjabov (replies)
   Jun-20-05 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit (D08) (replies)
   Jun-19-05 Korchnoi vs Vaganian, 1989 (replies)
   Jun-15-05 Anand vs Morozevich, 2005 (replies)
   Jun-15-05 Emory Tate (replies)
   Jun-14-05 Vladislav Tkachiev (replies)
   Jun-13-05 Morozevich vs McShane, 2001 (replies)
   Jun-12-05 Sicilian, Najdorf (B90) (replies)
   Jun-12-05 Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 (replies)
   Jun-09-05 A Gubajdullin vs O Biriukov, 2003 (replies)
   Jun-05-05 E Steiner vs Capablanca, 1928 (replies)
   Jun-03-05 Tal vs Petrosian, 1962 (replies)
   Jun-03-05 Zsuzsa Polgar (replies)
   Jun-02-05 Unzicker vs L A Sanchez, 1952 (replies)
   Jun-02-05 Polugaevsky vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1958 (replies)
   Jun-01-05 Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 (replies)
   May-30-05 Adams vs Leko, 1996 (replies)
   May-30-05 Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 (replies)
   May-29-05 J Kraai vs Kamsky, 2005 (replies)
   May-28-05 Alekhine vs Fine, 1937 (replies)
   May-22-05 Alexander Baburin (replies)
   May-21-05 Judit Polgar (replies)
   May-18-05 Bronstein vs V Malaniuk, 1995 (replies)
   May-17-05 Grischuk vs H A Gretarsson, 2000 (replies)
   May-17-05 Kramnik vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 (replies)
   May-16-05 Eric Schiller (replies)
   May-15-05 J Polgar vs Anand, 2005 (replies)
   May-14-05 Adams vs Kramnik, 2005 (replies)
   May-13-05 Ponomariov vs J Polgar, 2005 (replies)
   May-13-05 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
   May-12-05 Kramnik vs Ponomariov, 2005 (replies)
   May-12-05 Curt Hansen (replies)
   May-12-05 MTel Masters (2005) (replies)
   May-11-05 Nimzo-Indian (E20) (replies)
   May-10-05 Jonathan MacDonald vs N Davies, 2004 (replies)
   May-10-05 E Schuehler vs W Muster, 1963 (replies)
   May-10-05 Mark Dvoretzky (replies)
   May-10-05 F Bohatirchuk vs R E A Doe, 1961 (replies)
   May-10-05 Flear vs Nunn, 1987 (replies)
   May-09-05 Carlsen vs O Hole, 2001 (replies)
   May-08-05 Kasparov vs Bacrot, 2004 (replies)
   May-06-05 A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 (replies)
   May-06-05 Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1951 (replies)
   May-06-05 Sutovsky vs Filippov, 2005 (replies)
   May-05-05 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   May-04-05 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
   May-04-05 Gelfand vs Kasparov, 1992 (replies)
   May-03-05 Ruslan Ponomariov (replies)
   May-03-05 Kramnik - Leko Classical World Championship Match (2004) (replies)
   May-03-05 Z Almasi vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 (replies)
   May-03-05 Queen's Gambit Accepted (D20) (replies)
   May-03-05 R Berzinsh vs Pribyl, 2001 (replies)
   May-01-05 Robatsch (B06) (replies)
   Apr-30-05 Dutch (A80) (replies)
   Apr-29-05 Kasimdzhanov vs Adams, 2004 (replies)
   Apr-28-05 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Apr-28-05 Mir Sultan Khan (replies)
   Apr-28-05 Levon Aronian (replies)
   Apr-27-05 Korchnoi vs Ribli, 1988 (replies)
   Apr-27-05 Zhu Chen vs Kosteniuk, 2001 (replies)
   Apr-26-05 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Apr-21-05 Najdorf vs Botvinnik, 1946 (replies)
   Apr-14-05 J Mieses vs M Brody, 1908 (replies)
   Apr-13-05 Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 (replies)
   Apr-13-05 Boris Spassky (replies)
   Apr-13-05 Alexander Alekhine (replies)
   Apr-12-05 Tal vs Geller, 1967 (replies)
   Apr-12-05 M Steinberg vs Karpov, 1969 (replies)
   Apr-12-05 Carlsen vs Dolmatov, 2004 (replies)
   Apr-11-05 Botvinnik vs Levenfish, 1935 (replies)
   Apr-09-05 Szabo vs B Benediktsson, 1968
   Apr-07-05 A Matanovic vs Pirc, 1950 (replies)
   Apr-07-05 D Howell vs J Flynn, 2005
   Apr-05-05 F Al Geran vs G L Wijesuriya, 1989 (replies)
   Apr-04-05 Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927 (replies)
   Apr-02-05 Alekhine vs Pita / Allies, 1944 (replies)
   Apr-02-05 Keene vs V Kovacevic, 1973 (replies)
   Apr-02-05 Karpov vs Wang Pin, 1998 (replies)
   Apr-01-05 Keene vs C Micheli, 1973 (replies)
   Apr-01-05 Sicilian (B20) (replies)
   Apr-01-05 Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 (replies)
   Apr-01-05 Joshua Waitzkin (replies)
   Mar-31-05 Kramnik vs Van Wely, 2005 (replies)
   Mar-27-05 Ivanchuk vs Van Wely, 2005 (replies)
   Mar-27-05 Jeroen Piket (replies)
   Mar-26-05 14th Amber Tournament: Rapid (2005) (replies)
   Mar-24-05 Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2005 (replies)
   Mar-21-05 Pilnik vs Fischer, 1959 (replies)
   Mar-07-05 Vladimir Epishin (replies)
   Mar-07-05 Alexander Morozevich (replies)
   Mar-01-05 Joop van Oosterom (replies)
   Feb-26-05 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   Feb-14-05 I Ibragimov vs Kramnik, 1991 (replies)
   Feb-13-05 Karpov vs Yusupov, 1983 (replies)
   Feb-10-05 Deep Blue vs J Polgar, 1993 (replies)
   Feb-09-05 Albert Einstein (replies)
   Feb-08-05 Tartakower vs J Mieses, 1925 (replies)
   Feb-07-05 Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970 (replies)
   Feb-06-05 P Nikolic vs S Ernst, 2005 (replies)
   Feb-06-05 Kramnik vs Van Wely, 2005
   Feb-06-05 Andrei Volokitin (replies)
   Feb-05-05 Laura Ross (replies)
   Feb-04-05 Ragozin vs Boleslavsky, 1942 (replies)
   Feb-04-05 Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-28-05 Short vs Adams, 2005
   Jan-18-05 Corus Group A (2005) (replies)
   Jan-12-05 Indochess Man - Machine (2005) (replies)
   Jan-11-05 Chigorin vs Charousek, 1896 (replies)
   Jan-11-05 John Nunn (replies)
   Jan-09-05 Tal vs Speelman, 1988 (replies)
   Jan-08-05 Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 (replies)
   Jan-08-05 Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 (replies)
   Jan-07-05 Renate Schmidt vs R Solice, 1993 (replies)
   Jan-07-05 Socrates (Computer) (replies)
   Jan-06-05 Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1909 (replies)
   Jan-06-05 Alekhine vs V Berger, 1932 (replies)
   Jan-06-05 Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 (replies)
   Jan-06-05 Cochrane vs Staunton, 1842 (replies)
   Jan-01-05 Evans Gambit (C51) (replies)
   Jan-01-05 Kaidanov vs Nakamura, 2004 (replies)
   Dec-29-04 Korchnoi vs Carlsen, 2004 (replies)
   Dec-29-04 Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1994 (replies)
   Dec-29-04 Duras vs Raskovsky, 1902
   Dec-28-04 Krasenkow vs Klovans, 1987 (replies)
   Dec-28-04 J Polgar vs Karpov, 1993 (replies)
   Dec-28-04 Gelfand vs Anand, 1993 (replies)
   Dec-28-04 SmartFish Chess Masters (2004) (replies)
   Dec-27-04 Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 (replies)
   Dec-25-04 Shirov vs Kasparov, 2002 (replies)
   Dec-25-04 Ulf Andersson vs Tal, 1983 (replies)
   Dec-23-04 Ksenya Rybenko (replies)
   Dec-23-04 Deep Blue (Computer) (replies)
   Dec-22-04 Radjabov vs Anand, 2003 (replies)
   Dec-16-04 Janosevic vs Geller, 1968 (replies)
   Dec-14-04 Karjakin - Nakamura Match (2004) (replies)
   Dec-05-04 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
   Dec-03-04 Nakamura vs Goldin, 2004 (replies)
   Dec-02-04 Stripunsky vs P Zhao, 2001 (replies)
   Dec-01-04 Alexander Stripunsky (replies)
   Dec-01-04 Peter Leko (replies)
   Dec-01-04 Nakamura vs Stripunsky, 2004
   Dec-01-04 Serper vs A Hahn, 2004
   Nov-30-04 T Abrahamyan vs T Vayserberg, 2004 (replies)
   Nov-29-04 Nakamura vs Kudrin, 2004 (replies)
   Nov-29-04 Kamsky vs Y Lapshun, 2004 (replies)
   Nov-29-04 Grischuk vs Kasparov, 2004 (replies)
   Nov-28-04 I Novikov vs Kudrin, 2004 (replies)
   Nov-28-04 Oleg Romanishin (replies)
   Nov-28-04 C H Alexander vs Szabo, 1947 (replies)
   Nov-26-04 Russian Championship Superfinal (2004) (replies)
   Nov-19-04 Gligoric vs Fischer, 1960 (replies)
   Nov-19-04 B de Cat vs T Arcasoy, 2001 (replies)
   Nov-19-04 Alexandra Kosteniuk (replies)
   Nov-12-04 King's Indian Attack (A07) (replies)
   Nov-12-04 S Slipak vs F Braga, 1998 (replies)
   Nov-02-04 Botvinnik vs A Y Model, 1927 (replies)
   Nov-01-04 Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Botvinnik, 1938 (replies)
   Oct-31-04 Adams vs Z Almasi, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-31-04 Geller vs Unzicker, 1952 (replies)
   Oct-30-04 Tal vs Quinteros, 1987 (replies)
   Oct-20-04 Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 (replies)
   Oct-20-04 Adams vs S B Hansen, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-18-04 Kramnik vs Leko, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-17-04 Fischer vs K Warner, 1955 (replies)
   Oct-16-04 Diep vs Crafty, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-14-04 Degraeve vs C Marcelin, 2002 (replies)
   Oct-14-04 Andrew Smith vs Philidor, 1790 (replies)
   Oct-14-04 Kramnik vs Leko, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-14-04 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack (B81) (replies)
   Oct-14-04 A J Mestel vs A Hynes, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-14-04 M Roiz vs Z Mamedjarova, 2004
   Oct-13-04 Krasenkow vs B Ahlander, 2004
   Oct-04-04 Shabanov vs Kramnik, 1990 (replies)
   Oct-04-04 Rozentalis vs Tseitlin, 2004
   Oct-04-04 Bird vs Janowski, 1895
   Oct-03-04 Kramnik vs Leko, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-01-04 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 (replies)
   Oct-01-04 La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 (replies)
   Sep-19-04 A Karklins vs A Sandrin, 1990 (replies)
   Sep-18-04 Kasparov vs Morozevich, 2000 (replies)
   Sep-18-04 Miles vs Kramnik, 1989 (replies)
   Sep-18-04 A Volokitin vs V Malakhatko, 2004 (replies)
   Sep-11-04 Zsofia Polgar (replies)
   Sep-10-04 Krasenkow vs Adianto, 1998 (replies)
   Sep-06-04 M O Tataev vs Kramnik, 1989 (replies)
   Sep-05-04 Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 (replies)
   Aug-31-04 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3) (E71) (replies)
   Aug-28-04 Capablanca vs Colle, 1930 (replies)
   Aug-12-04 W Loch vs B Knorr, 1989 (replies)
   Aug-12-04 Kasparov vs Van Wely, 2004 (replies)
   Aug-11-04 Paul Morphy (replies)
   Aug-11-04 E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 (replies)
   Aug-11-04 Salwe vs Tartakower, 1911 (replies)
   Aug-11-04 Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 (replies)
   Aug-10-04 Kasimdzhanov vs Topalov, 2004 (replies)
   Aug-02-04 Karpov vs Spassky, 1982 (replies)
   Aug-01-04 Steinitz vs H Strauss, 1860 (replies)
   Aug-01-04 Graham K Burgess (replies)
   Aug-01-04 Shamkovich vs G Lebredo, 1978 (replies)
   Jul-31-04 J Wisker vs Bird, 1873
   Jul-30-04 Estrin vs Berliner, 1965 (replies)
   Jul-30-04 Bird vs J Wisker, 1873 (replies)
   Jul-29-04 D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956 (replies)
   Jul-28-04 Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 (replies)
   Jul-28-04 Rustam Kasimdzhanov (replies)
   Jul-14-04 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3 (B43) (replies)
   Jul-04-04 C H Alexander vs Uhlmann, 1958 (replies)
   Jul-04-04 Adams vs Radjabov, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-03-04 Radjabov vs Adams, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-02-04 Van der Wiel vs Kasparov, 1976 (replies)
   Jul-02-04 Anand vs Radjabov, 2003 (replies)
   Jul-01-04 Radjabov vs Adams, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-01-04 Gregory P Shahade (replies)
   Jun-29-04 V Akopian vs Adams, 2004 (replies)
   Jun-29-04 Ludek Pachman (replies)
   Jun-28-04 Lawrence Day (replies)
   Jun-27-04 Adams vs Nakamura, 2004 (replies)
   Jun-25-04 E J Diemer vs H G Gunderam, 1959 (replies)
   Jun-14-04 I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1939 (replies)
   Jun-11-04 Peter Svidler (replies)
   Jun-09-04 S Matveeva vs A Houli, 2004 (replies)
   Jun-09-04 Cargnel vs F Hegeler, 1987
   Jun-08-04 Ljubojevic vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 (replies)
   Jun-06-04 FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004) (replies)
   Jun-06-04 Reshevsky vs Boleslavsky, 1953 (replies)
   Jun-06-04 Tigran V Petrosian (replies)
   Jun-06-04 Fischer vs G Badilles, 1967 (replies)
   Jun-06-04 Rublevsky vs A Volokitin, 2004 (replies)
   Jun-06-04 Lasker vs J Mieses, 1890 (replies)
   Jun-06-04 O Sarapu vs E Torre, 1978 (replies)
   Jun-06-04 Wilhelm Steinitz (replies)
   Jun-05-04 Lutikov vs Velimirovic, 1966 (replies)
   Jun-04-04 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense (C63) (replies)
   May-26-04 Max Euwe (replies)
   May-17-04 S Sery vs Z Vecsey, 1921 (replies)
   May-12-04 Najdorf vs E Goldenberg, 1961 (replies)
   Apr-07-04 Tat Thang Dang (replies)
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