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Jul-27-21 Morozevich vs G Tunik, 1992
Straclonoor: [DIAGRAM] This 7-pieces ending won for white 52. Rh6+ Kd7 53. Rh8 Rg4+ 54. Ke5 Rg5+ 55. Kf4 Rg1 56. a7 Rf1+ 57. Ke4 Re1+ 58. Kd5 Rd1+ 59. Kxc5 Ra1 60. a8=Q Rxa8 61. Rxa8 Ke6 62. Rd8 Kf6 63. Rd5 Ke6 64. Kd4 Kf6 65. c5 Ke6 66. c6 Kf6 ...
Jul-27-21 Bellon Lopez vs Borges Mateos, 2000
chrisowen: Buffers in i bluffed its Qg8 gungho axiom juggled its a hod in i riddle i crack buffers in i bluffed its grippy yaks in i munch in hello in loquacious wits in i jastha javelin velcro zinc its div inside flush hoof truant mew blips in i ...
Jul-27-21 T Bree vs V Krutti, 1999
TheaN: <38.Rd8+ Nxd8 (Ke7 39.R3d7#) 39.Qxd7+ Kf8 40.Qxd8#>. Surprising that White missed this, you would look at Rd8+ firsthand when you're in such an attack.
Jul-27-21 Kenneth Rogoff
Larryfyffe: As <colonel>'s comment clearly indicates, it indeed takes a trollster to catch a trollster.
Jul-27-21 Pomar Salamanca vs E Lundin, 1960
Straclonoor: [DIAGRAM] <28....Rb6?> wrong idea. Black must immediately play 28...b4! creating connected passed pawns or 28...Bc6 inceasing pressure on white pawn on 'e4'. Analysis by Stockfish 210621: 1. -+ (-7.00): 28...b4 29.cxb4 c3 ...
Jul-27-21 Robert James Fischer
Absentee: <George Wallace: Catholics believe that the Pope is infallible, like God, speaking on scriptural or moral matters.> Not quite. Catholic orthodoxy considers the pope infallible when speaking <ex cathedra>. <The Catholics ...
Jul-27-21 FIDE World Cup (2021)
virginmind: Esipenko will not advance without problems.
Jul-27-21 La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834
George Wallace: I found that if I took my time studying this match, and only looked at one game per day, and tried to find the right moves for each side as I played through it, slowly, taking my time, that I not only learned a lot, but I also gain
Jul-27-21 S Shankland vs Svidler, 2021
Ulhumbrus: One idea against 3 h4 is the pawn sacrifice 3...e5. One question is whether this counts as an improvement over the Budapest counter-gambit 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e5. One example of an answer is that for this to be the case the move ...g6 has to ...
Jul-27-21 Jim Loy
GrahamClayton: Biography: http://myenglishstudying.blogspot.c...
Jul-27-21 D Di Benedetto vs L Llaudy Pupo, 2018
WTHarvey: Black wins (pin): [DIAGRAM] 34. ... ? if 35.♕f3 ♖f8
Jul-27-21 L Draskovic vs F Fernandez, 2016
WTHarvey: White mates in 4 (clearance): [DIAGRAM] 33. ? Better is 34.♕h5+ gxh5 g5+
Jul-27-21 A Colovic vs Dr Murtaza Ali, 2016
WTHarvey: White wins (decoy): [DIAGRAM] 28. ? if 29...♖d2 30.♕f4
Jul-27-21 M Muzychuk vs Kosteniuk, 2021
FSR: And triple exchange sacrifices are pretty much unheard of.
Jul-27-21 G Philippe vs M Kennefick, 1976
FSR: Duplicate of G Philippe vs M Kennefick, 1976 . Correction slip submitted.
Jul-27-21 Dzindzichashvili vs Fedorowicz, 1978
FSR: A total crush by Dzhindzhi en route to a great tournament victory. I went to a Fedorowicz lecture in which he related that after he resigned this game, Dzhindzhi unkindly remarked "You are not a positional genius." A few years later, the Fed ...
Jul-27-21 P Dely vs Adorjan, 1969
Messiah: Black is KO
Jul-27-21 W Elliott vs Ermenkov, 2008
perfidious: That particular rule is what an old friend would doubtless call stupidness in motion.
Jul-27-21 Kibitzer's Café
HeMateMe: i think the USA will have to beat Sweden in the elimination round early, it won't be the gold medal game. They better find some memories, fast...Looks like this is the last trip for Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd. Lloyd is 39, 'pino is 35, ...
Jul-27-21 Caruana vs S Megaranto, 2021
Fanques Fair: It´s totally ABSURD ! PCR tests are NOT a secure way to diagnosis ! In the opinion of its own inventor !!! We´re living a distopic world. It´s a crime against chess and against humanity !
Jul-27-21 William Lombardy
HeMateMe: I used to own the Denker book, can't remember much about it. I think he knew Fischer as a teenager, when Bobby was being driven around to tournaments by Larry Evans.
Jul-27-21 V S Gujrathi vs V Durarbayli, 2021
Mayankk: Seems White missed a win by 20 Nd6+ after which 20 …. Bxd6+ 21 Qg6+ Kd8 22 exd6 Qc6 21 Rh3 etc… gives it a winning advantage. Black returned the favour by missing 33 … Rd6 where the option Bd5 to pin the e6 Rook is no longer ...
Jul-27-21 Y Petrov vs V Komissarov, 2006
OhioChessFan: Ugh. The Knight on a3 and Rook on h3 make an ugly impression. White's unnecessary Pawn pushes left no space for his pieces to develop.
Jul-27-21 Yifan Hou
Albertan: Hou Yifan and the wait for Chess’s First Woman World Champion:
Jul-27-21 J Polgar vs Anand, 1999
scutigera: <A Bobby Fischer or Gary Kasparov just lives and breathes chess. They want to gut you in the tournament hall with a bowie knife.> And yet even then the element of gloating over the opponent's loss is usually absent, and I think ...
Jul-27-21 V Durarbayli vs V S Gujrathi, 2021
offramp: [DIAGRAM] White has just played 21.bxc3; the winning move is 21.Bc4! White's bishop ends up trapped behind the pawn on c2.
Jul-27-21 Gata Kamsky
Albertan: Kamsky won the rapid section of the Grandmaster triathlon at the Biél Chess Festival:
Jul-27-21 Gregory Kaidanov
Albertan: Kaidanov won thé U.S Seniors:
Jul-27-21 Vachier-Lagrave vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2021
cormier: sf Depth 37 +0.09 18....Rc8 19.Qxa7 O-O 20.Qd4 Qe7 21.Bf3 Bxf3+ 22.gxf3 d6 23.Rc1 Qb7 24.Rf1 e5 25.Qb6 Qd7 26.Qb3 d5 +0.23 18....d5 19.Bd4 Kf7 20.Rc1 Rf8 21.Ke1 Kg8 22.Rf1 dxc4 23.Bxc4 Nd5 24.Bxd5 Bxd5 25.Rf2 Rf7 26.Kf1 Bxa2 +0.43 ...
Jul-27-21 Max Euwe
gezafan: <diceman> Congratulations on winning that endgame. It's surprising how even some highly rated players do not play the endgame well. Euwe may have meant what you said in that quote but it's still somewhat vague. I wonder if it was ...
Jul-27-21 S Mlotkowski vs E R Perry, 1919
MissScarlett: In this case " essbooks.html" would have sufficed. But given the number of broken links on the site, I'd only include a source_url if there was no obvious/easy alternative. ...
Jul-26-21 Janowski vs Yates, 1924
superstoned: Wow, Black has gotta feel good after a game like this....playing on in a miserable position, ignoring any depression that mighta made you want to resign. Playing the most stubborn annoying defense you can, and then, voila! first White
Jul-26-21 Geller vs Keene, 1975
Jonathan Sarfati: Another great scalp for the second British-born GM.
Jul-26-21 N Whitaker vs S Mlotkowski, 1921
MissScarlett: This game doesn't appear in the collection in Hilbert's <Shady Side>, but from his account of the tournament, we learn that it occurred in round 2, which, as the event began on July 6th, we presume to date to the 7th.
Jul-26-21 Wei Yi vs Ju Wenjun, 2021
Diana Fernanda: She is my favorite player, it is true that she lost this game, but she is still for me the best chess player in the world. we love you Wenjun.
Jul-26-21 Francois Philidor
Z truth 000000001: <Gottschalk> - sorry, but I'm indirectly responsible for your submission being bounced. I suppose it's due to the valid criticism I made about both its sourcing and historical accuracy (specifically the date, but also its ...
Jul-26-21 Motylev vs A Elarabi, 2021
HeMateMe: Too many holes to plug, I guess.
Jul-26-21 David Max Schapiro
hemy: <Alan McGowan> made a research about the <record from 1935 Cologne address book> and concluded that David Max Schapiro's name may be carried over from earlier address books.
Jul-26-21 Jeremy Lim
HeMateMe: Wow, Sweden beat USA in soccer 3-0. The USA has won group play at the olympics every year since 1996, but not this time. We have the Matildas next, team Australia.
Jul-26-21 Viswanathan Anand
MissScarlett: Are you <Yury V. Bakayev>, by any chance?
Jul-26-21 Morphy vs T Lichtenhein, 1857
MissScarlett: I very much doubt this game was blindfold, but I think it can be ruled out entirely that it came from a simultaneous blindfold display.
Jul-26-21 Alexander Beaufort Meek
MissScarlett: The <New York Daily Tribune> of October 7th, p.5. in its report of the opening day of the 1857 Congress, called Meek, who assumed the Presidency of the Committee of Management, <a splendid specimen of a man, six feet four in
Jul-26-21 Velimir Ivic
rcs784: This kid is putting up one heck of a Cinderella run right now in the 2021 World Cup!
Jul-26-21 A Esipenko vs Carlsen, 2021
Ulhumbrus: 16...Bxc4 concedes the bishop pair. 16...Bc7 keeps it. It may be that if Carlsen had the white side of this ending with the bishop pair Black would have to be lucky to save the game. One can only guess why Esipenko settled for a draw.
Jul-26-21 So vs Ding Liren, 2015
saffuna: kingscrusher analysis of this great game ("This is becoming like a Stephen King novel"): 32. Qe8 comes at 24:30.
Jul-26-21 J Xiong vs So, 2017
Teyss: Great play by Wesley So. 28. "Sure, take my Queen." 29. "C'mooon…" 30. "Just do it!" 31. "Alright I’ll take your Rook then."
Jul-26-21 B Hartmann vs Lasker, 1927
Chessist: According to Schachwart 1927, p 42/43, Lasker's opponent was "Dr. Hartmann - Muskau". This person is obviously not Bruno Hartmann from Berlin.
Jul-26-21 Russian Championship (Women) (2000)
Tabanus: There's a photo of medal winners + report in 64 but I don't understand Russian. Else I found only TWIC. The four missing game scores (all from Round 1): Sirotkina vd Kharashkina 1-0 Kursova vs Korbut 0-1 Malina vs Lopatskaya 0-1 ...
Jul-26-21 Svetlana Bezgodova
Tabanus: Born Filichkina or born Bezgodova?
Jul-26-21 Bogoljubov vs I Rabinovich, 1914
NM JRousselle: Black missed his chance. With 19... b4 20 Nd1 Ne4 21 Re4 c5, the complications favor Black.
Jul-26-21 E Tettenborn vs N Mueller, 1975
louispaulsen88888888: If black captures the knight on move ten and then plays Kt-K5, white can undermine the outpost with B-Q3, P-QB4,PxP, and BxKt.
Jul-26-21 Joseph G Gallagher
louispaulsen88888888: Look him up in the phone book. Or try the Yellow Pages under Grandmasters.
Jul-26-21 R O'Donovan vs E O'Connor, 1998
louispaulsen88888888: This is like the big fight at the end of The Quiet Man.
Jul-26-21 Sergei Nikolayevich Soloviov
tibone: what is the postal adress of the chess stars book edition? does anybody know?
Jul-26-21 Dautov vs Morozevich, 2002
Straclonoor: Usually two connected passed pawns with rook wins vs. rook. Surprised that here wouldn't. 66... Rd1 67. f4 Kg6 68. Rb5 Rd6 69. g5 Kh5 70. Rb8 Kg6 71. Kc4 Kf5 72. Rf8+ Kg6 73. Rh8 Rd1 74. Rh6+ Kf7 75. Rc6 Rf1 76. Rf6+ Kg7 77. Kd4 Rb1 ...
Jul-26-21 Alekhine vs Euwe, 1927
Straclonoor: I want to uphold discussion started here - Euwe vs Alekhine, 1927 'if Alekhine find idea that Euwe would be pushover'. [DIAGRAM] Here is position after 53 move. Every chessplayer knows that in ending, if you have piece down, you need ...
Jul-26-21 M A Tabatabaei vs Martirosyan, 2021
Ulhumbrus: <beatgiant: <Ulhumbrus> What makes you think there's anything wrong with the 9. d5 move? That's what White usually plays in this position.> The sequel to the move d5 appears to consist of attempts by White to keep his grip ...
Jul-26-21 Pomar Salamanca vs Golombek, 1960
Straclonoor: Black had good chances to win in the ending Analysis by Stockfish 210621: -+ (-5.44): 37...b4 38.Nxc6 dxc6 39.Bf3 b3 40.Bd1 b2 41.Bc2 Rb7 42.Kf2 c5 43.e5 Nc3 44.e6 Kf6 45.Rc6 Rb5 46.e7+ Kxe7 47.Rc7+ Ke6 48.Rxh7 b1Q 49.Bxb1 Rxb1 ...
Jul-26-21 D Yuffa vs Aronian, 2019
Stanco: 46. f5 is winning
Jul-26-21 Larsen vs Gheorghiu, 1975
floryncd1970: Yes, a fascinating final in which, despite black's stubborn defence, white wins
Jul-26-21 Louis Wolff
GrahamClayton: Wolff was a prominent New York attorney and professor at the New York Law School. In 1906 he was captain of the Columbia University team in its collegiate and cable matches, playing 2nd board - Jose Capablanca was 1st board.
Jul-26-21 Norman Reider
GrahamClayton: "Norman Reider was born in Canton, Ohio in 1907 and passed away in San Francisco in 1989. He obtained both his B.A. and M.D. degrees at Western Reserve University (now known as Case Western Reserve University) in Cleveland, Ohio. ...
Jul-26-21 Rufus Rhoades vs Marion A Sanders, 1949
GrahamClayton: Repeating N Tchinenoff vs R Maillard, 1925
Jul-26-21 Z S Ilic vs S Press, 1984
GrahamClayton: Press offered Ilic a draw earlier in the game, unaware that such an offer was a breach of simultaneous exhibition etiquette.
Jul-26-21 Walter Morris vs B Holmes, 1977
GrahamClayton: 22. Rxf5 Qh8 (22...gxf5?? 23. Qg5+ Kf8 24. Qg8#) 23. Qf4 Rh1+ 24. Kf2 Qh4+ 25. Ke3 gxf5 winning, as the queen covers the g5 square.
Jul-26-21 T Rakic vs K Notaros, 1973
GrahamClayton: Notaros weakens the c6 square with 12...e5, allowing Rakic to post a knight on c6 followed by the invasion of the other knight - 19...Qa8 20. Nb6 traps the queen.
Jul-26-21 L Thompson vs Val Zemitis, 2004
GrahamClayton: The Merk Memorial Correspondence Tournament was organised in the memory of RR "Bob" Merk (1892-????) who was Circulation Director and Postal Chess Editor for the Washington Chess Letter in the 1950's.
Jul-26-21 Yifan Hou vs Ju Wenjun, 2011
Messiah: <Penguincw: 29/73 of the moves have a check in them.> Interesting!
Jul-26-21 V Smirnov vs G Oliver, 2007
GrahamClayton: 17. g3?? Bg4+ loses the queen, but once Oliver's rook reaches the 2nd rank, the end is near for Smirnov.
Jul-26-21 Britt Greenbaum
perfidious: Recall reading of him in the mid 2000s, along with the connexion to Braden Bournival .
Jul-26-21 Nick de Firmian
andrewjsacks: Happy birthday, Nick. Hope you're doing well.--Andy
Jul-26-21 A Arribas Lopez vs M Leon Hoyos, 2016
fredthebear: Two GMs do battle here. 3.d4!? is not common, but more common than I would have guessed: Opening Explorer White is on the run. Castling short seems better (not possible), but White has been off-kilter throughout. Can't recommend this ...
Jul-26-21 Alekhine vs M de las Clotas, 1945
louispaulsen88888888: I asked Stockfish to weigh in on the queen check 5.Qe2+. 1) -0.27 (28 ply) 5...Ne7 6.Nxg5 Qxd5 7.Qb5+ c6 8.Qxd5 Nxd5 9.Nc3 Rg8 10.h4 h6 11.Nge4 Be7 12.Nxd5 cxd5 13.Nc3 Be6 14.d3 Rg4 15.Be2 Rxg2 16.Bxf4 Nc6 17.Kf1 Rg7 18.Bxh6 ...
Jul-26-21 Karpov vs Timman, 1982
Honza Cervenka: Karpov was trying hard to get an advantage but in the end he was quite happy with draw. Maybe 29.h4 with intention h5 and h6 was a better chance to get something.
Jul-26-21 S Shankland vs J Xiong, 2019
fredthebear: Links (some video, some not) of this 2019 battle: - (analysis is in the written notes) - - - ...
Jul-26-21 M Bosiocic vs T Gareyev, 2018
fredthebear: The king is a poor defender (23...Qa5), for he must run from a fight (intermezzo 25...Nf4+). The defendant falls next (26...QxNf3), 0-1.
Jul-26-21 Maroczy vs Von Scheve, 1902
KEG: Post III 20... g6?! I'm not sure whether this was a blunder or a wild effort to create counterplay after 21. Qxh6 Rh7. On any theory, this is at best a desperate venture. 21. Ne5 21. Qxh6 is of course best, but over the board ...
Jul-26-21 Bacrot vs P Ponkratov, 2021
HiHoHum: Incredible game.
Jul-26-21 A Esipenko vs Dubov, 2021
beatgiant: <paladintanks> What do you find after 41...Kh6 <42. g4> with a major king hunt?
Jul-26-21 Karpov vs Timman, 1988
OhioChessFan: Maybe it's like Simon and Sanjaya. They'll keep running it until we say we love it.
Jul-26-21 Anand vs Kramnik, 2020
cormier: sf Depth 39 +0.09 7....Qb6 8.a3 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Bc5 10.Ncb5 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 O-O 12.b4 Bxd4 13.Qxd4 a5 14.Rb1 axb4 15.axb4 f6
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