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Alberto A Artidiello vs Daniel Freeman
"Ten Years After" (game of the day Dec-10-2011)
Skittles (2001), Fort Lauderdale, FL USA, Jan-12
Slav Defense: Winawer Countergambit (D10)  ·  1-0



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  profK: Thanks to I will probably hit the chessboard again professionally after I retire and it will be all your fault...A great global site !!
Dec-10-11  Ladolcevita: Happy Birthday to!
Thanks for your wonderful site,and the game from our two cofounders is brilliant:)
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  Stonehenge: Ten years after :)

Dec-10-11  pikuels: Happy birthday, Thanks for everything
Dec-10-11  Karpova: One of the greatest chess websites! Happy birthday,!
Dec-10-11  whiteshark: <Cheers!> on the next 10 exciting years to come.
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  keypusher: Happy anniversary! And thanks!
Dec-10-11  tommy boy: Happy birthday,!
Dec-10-11  acapo: Great site happy birthday and thanks for all the wonderful games keep up the good work!!!
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  Penguincw: Grest game by both players.
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  ketchuplover: Happy Birthday and may ye have endless more :)
Dec-10-11  kevin86: Here's hoping upon the 10th anniversary to,that many,many more are to follow.

The finish of this game is a cross between a Reti-Tartokower ending and a crossfire mate.

Dec-10-11  rapidcitychess: And many more...
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  Benzol: Alvin Lee eat your heart out.


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  fm avari viraf: Congrats to & my friend Daniel for celebrating glorious 10 years! May God Shower His Divine Blessings on all of us.
Dec-10-11  knighterrant999: Well done gentlemen! Here's to another ten!
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  tpstar: Bangkok - Oriental setting where the city don't know what the city is getting (1. d4 d5)/The creme de la creme of the chess world in a show with everything but Yul Brynner (2. c4 c6)/Time flies - doesn't seem a minute since the Tirolean spa had the chess boards in it (3. Nc3 e5)/All change but don't you know that when you play at this level there's no ordinary venue (4. dxe5 d4)/It's Iceland - or the Philippines (;>D) - or Hastings - or - or this place! (5. Ne4 Qa5+)/One night in Bangkok and The World 's your oyster (6. Nd2 Nh6)/The bars are temples but their pearls ain't free (7. Ngf3 Nf5)/You'll find a god in every golden cloister (8. g3 Ne3)/And if you're lucky then the god's a She (9. fxe3 dxe3)/I can feel an angel sliding up to me (10. Bg2 Bc5)/One town's very like another when your head's down over your pieces, brother (11. a3 Bf5)/It's a drag [last book move], it's a bore (12. Nh4 Bg6), it's really such a pity [12 ... Bg4!? 13. b4 Bxb4 14. axb4 Qxa1 ]/To be looking at the board (13. Nxg6 fxg6) not looking at the city [13 ... hxg6 14. b4 Bxb4 15. axb4 Qxa1 ]/Whaddya mean?! (14. b4 Bxb4) Ya seen one crowded, polluted, stinking town (15. axb4 Qxa1)/Tea girls, warm and sweet (16. 0-0 exd2)/Some are set up in the Somerset Maugham suite (17. Qxd2 Qa6)/Get Thai'd! You're talking to a tourist whose every move's among the Purists [17 ... Qxe5 18. Rf3 Nd7 ]/I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine (18. Qf4 Qb6+)/One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble (19. Be3 Qc7)/Not much between despair and ecstasy (20. Bc5 Na6)/One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble (21. Qf8+!! Rxf8)/Can't be too careful with your company (22. Rxf8+ Kd7)/I can feel the Devil walking next to me (23. Bh3# 1-0) - Murray Head + Fritz 7, "One Night In Bangkok"

Happy Birthday!!

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  eternaloptimist: <cg> I just want to say thx 4 making 1 of best chess websites (& 1 of the best websites period 4 that matter)! The programmers, web designers, database personnel etc that u guys have r some of the best in the business!! U guys have provided chess fans w/ some great features on this website 4 10 years!! Keep up the great work!!
Dec-10-11  THE pawn: Hanging around since 2005, it's always been a pleasure to surf on chessgames! To another successful decade!
Dec-10-11  chesstoplay: Congrats! Looking forward to the next ten!!


Feb-15-15  zanzibar: Paul Benson, in an online Skype coaching lesson, compares this game to

<Beliavsky--Gelfand, Linares (1992)>

<Opening: Black plays an interesting knight manoeuvre to keep white from completing harmonious development. Early middlegame: White offers some material for a lead in development, the black queen will be slow to return to assist the defence. Middlegame: Every white piece joins the attack, note how the white dark square bishop becomes very strong. Tactics flow from move 17 onwards, look out for a powerful finish.>

The game which Freeman refers to having studied, I believe. Benson then comments on this game:

<This game is between the co-founders of the web site

Opening: Black plays the same interesting knight manoeuvre to keep white from completing harmonious development.

Early middlegame: White deviates from the above game on move 12 but offers the same material for a lead in development, the black queen is again too slow to return to assist the defence.

Middlegame: White again invades the black kingside, and again there is a powerful finish to find and yet again the dark squares play an important role. >

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  Richard Taylor: That's the way! Win at skittles! Nice crazy attacks by both players actually enjoying chess, well at least one really enjoyed it!

[Yes, the founders, bosses?

Sadly, Artidello has recently passed away.]

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  Richard Taylor: Great mate combo at the end!
Mar-04-15  SimplicityRichard: My condolences.

The Founders of demonstrate how it's done. A brilliant game culminating with an equally stupendous combination.

Jan-08-19  jith1207: A sad comeback to this game as both founders of the site and the players of this game are no more with us. 18 years, and thank you everyone who has been building and still supporting this great product of the Internet era.

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