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|Oct-31-10|| ||LIFE Master AJ: g-twig, master ross, blown open, Normandy. Mutton, well-roasted, bitter herbs. (My best CO imitation.) |
Fading. Going, going, gone ... ... ...
|Oct-31-10|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <<SugarDom> Anyway, the point is we are tired of people harassing AJ...>|
Thanks dude. I appreciate it, I really do.
My wife would have loved your avatar, she loved, "Pirates of the Carribean."
|Oct-31-10|| ||Jim Bartle: Looks like a lot of posts were deleted. Good to see. This whole mess started, I think, when I made an innocent comment: |
<"i could see the Bishop a3 comin a mile off" (markcf)
And could you also see that the white king could eventually avoid perpetual check from the black king?>
And the guy took that as some sort of insult.
|Oct-31-10|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <Jim Bartle> The guy was nuttier than <The Mad Hatter> in "Alice in Wonderland."|
|Oct-31-10|| ||Jim Bartle: Good luck, AJ.|
|Nov-01-10|| ||piltdown man: A thing of beauty.|
|Nov-01-10|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Isn't it?
Botvinnik played many wonderful games, but personally considered this to be the very best that he ever played.
|Jan-06-11|| ||Lennonfan: Iv never understood why this game is referred to as a bishop and knight sac...the knight is merely exchanged,capablanca just happened to pick his knight up two moves earlier if memory serves me correctly.....|
|Jan-26-11|| ||acme: "In the latter part of [his second game against Botvinnik] Capa suddenly got up and quickly went out. I noticed that when he returned his face had a rather grayish pallor, although he continued the game to its end. He graciously surrendered to Botvinnik, shaking his hand with a smile. Later he told me he had had blackness before his eyes when he rushed out, to throw some cold water on his face in the wash-room. As was his rule, he offered no excuse or explanation, merely saying, “Botvinnik played well and I did not”. I was the only one who knew how unwell he was at AVRO.’"|
- Olga Capablanca quoted by Edward Winter here: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
|Jul-05-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Maybe one of the greatest games ... of all time. (MANY masters have told me that this was their favorite game down through the yaers.)|
|Aug-18-11|| ||IRONCASTLEVINAY: a finest example of great deflection|
|Aug-20-11|| ||coolchess1: Thanks acme for the link of Olga Capablanca's reminiscences. It was a fascinating read to know such great details on Capa and his character. Absolutely loved it. Great player coupled with great humility and character, much like Vishy Anand.|
|Sep-25-11|| ||Crazychess1: I agree with those who say this is one of the greatest games of all time. Very few games are played where you can literally see chess change before your eyes. This game is a symbolic turning point in the history of chess. Bravo to Botvinnik (and Capa).|
|Oct-15-11|| ||kingscrusher: I have video annotated this game here:
|Nov-09-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: My chess commentary / video on this game:
|Nov-11-11|| ||jackpawn: <AJ> I really enjoyed your commentary on youtube. I've played the game over many times through the years, but it's still fun to see it again. |
Btw, your voice isn't anything like I imagined. I was expecting a Southern accent, but heard only a slight trace. Funny the fixed ideas we all have. Probably partially explains my chess limitations!
|Nov-12-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <<Nov-11-11
jackpawn: <AJ> I really enjoyed your commentary on youtube. I've played the game over many times through the years, but it's still fun to see it again.
Btw, your voice isn't anything like I imagined. I was expecting a Southern accent, but heard only a slight trace. Funny the fixed ideas we all have. Probably partially explains my chess limitations!>> |
Thanks, I really appreciate that.
|Nov-12-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <jackpawn> I practised this one a few times ... |
Probably the best video I have made to-date was the one on the Wells-vs-Shirov game. I only did one "read-through," but I was less nervous ... and it turned out pretty good. (imo)
|Jun-29-12|| ||e4 resigns: <<Jim Bartle> The guy was nuttier than <The Mad Hatter> in "Alice in Wonderland.">|
"Actually, I composed a game that started out e4 e5 nf3 d6 d4 Bg4...
People decided to attribute the fame to Morphy." -Mad Hatter
|Aug-04-12|| ||DrNyet: This is just to note a cross-reference (and considerable interesting commentary IMO) between this game and Kavalek vs Uhlmann, 1976.|
|Oct-21-12|| ||Tigranny: I always wondered why this game was so famous other than because Botvinnik beat Capablanca, but now I know. It's now one of my favorites. :)|
|Dec-01-12|| ||Tigranny: Actually, after a while, I've seen even more exciting games from Botvinnik. Nice game to see, just nothing like his game against Portisch.|
|Mar-23-13|| ||Everett: A strangely heralded game: a victory against one of the cellar-dwellers, big deal.|
|Mar-24-13|| ||wachter123680: mabe its Capa would not have sacrificed the dark square bishop at move 5..|
|Mar-24-13|| ||wachter123680: mabe its Capa would not have sacrificed the dark square bishop at move 5.. and Capa did not active the king's rook until move 25.|
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