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Eggman
Member since Oct-11-03 · Last seen Nov-26-22
Once almost beat a guy who once almost beat Bobby Fischer

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   Eggman has kibitzed 3958 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-23-22 San Antonio (1972) (replies)
 
Eggman: I love Fischer's "I've hardly heard of him" comment about Karpov, who was ranked =7 in the world at the time, and who on the following list, 7 months later (ratings were published just once a year at the time), would be ranked =2, with Tal.
 
   Nov-20-22 Vaganian vs Quinteros, 1985 (replies)
 
Eggman: OK, looks like it has been corrected now!
 
   Nov-19-22 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
Eggman: I believe the score of Vaganian vs Quinteros, 1985 is incorrect. See the discussion on the page, especially the comments by Olavi. Surely the moves 56...Re8, 63...Re5+, and 64...Re4+ should be replaced by 56...Ra8, 63...Ra5+, and 64...Ra4+, respectively.
 
   Nov-11-22 G Thompson vs Lasker, 1902 (replies)
 
Eggman: How do you overlook the "Lasker Trap" when your opponent is Lasker?! Pathetic! C'mon!
 
   Oct-20-22 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Eggman: <FTB> I have no issue with the technique of counting, nor how the technique is taught to beginners. I'm only saying that it is a technique for thinking clearly when confronted with certain tactical motifs, and not in itself a tactic.
 
   Oct-19-22 J Yu vs I Krush, 2022 (replies)
 
Eggman: I was trying to think of a pun for the title of this game, but I tell ya I'm just stumped!
 
   Oct-18-22 Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1956 (replies)
 
Eggman: Interesting thoughts, <Keypusher>. But then again Petrosian (in his prime) would have been ideally suited for the elimination matches format that succeeded Curacao.
 
   Oct-10-22 A Mengarini vs Reshevsky, 1951
 
Eggman: [DIAGRAM] 10.♘e6 is another interesting try, since if 10...♕xe3 then 11.♘d5 threatens both 12.♘xe3 and 12.♘dc7#. Nevertheless, after 10...♕xb2 11.♘xg7+ we see a simple transposition to the actual game. By the way, many have commented on the ...
 
   Oct-09-22 Amsterdam IBM (1981) (replies)
 
Eggman: After starting off the tournament with two consecutive losses, Ljubojevic goes on to score a win and eight draws, the draws all being less than 25 moves, three of them less than 20 moves. This is something I don't miss about chess from the pre-internet era.
 
   Sep-20-22 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
Eggman: Thanks <Cassandro>, fair enough.
 
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-04-06
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  Eggman: Another classic puzzle, one of the prettiest combinations of its kind ever played:


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Farges - Rakhinshteyn, Toronto, 1984

White to play and draw. Solution to follow.

Jul-05-06
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  Eggman: <<cyruslaihy>>

Here is a puzzle with a theme similar to the one you posted on the kibitzer's cafe page a couple of days ago (the one that you said took you twenty minutes to solve):


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Karsa-Meneth, 1986
White to play and win.

Jul-05-06  cyruslaihy: i got it!

1 Ne7+ Kf8 2 Nc8+ Kg8 3 Re8+ Nxe8 4 Ne7+ Kf8 Nxh7#

1...Kh8 2 Nxf7#

4...Kh8 5 Nxf7#

thanks for the puzzle!

Jul-06-06
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  Eggman: Solution to Farges-Rakhinshteyn above:

1.♖xg6+!! ♔xg6 (1...fxg6 2.♕xf8+ ♔h7 3.♖f7+ ♖xf7+ 4.♕xf7+ ♔h8 5.♕f8+ =) 2.♕f6+ ♔h7 (2...♔h5?? 3.♖f5+ exf5 4.♕xf5#) 3.♖g3 ♖g8 4.♖g7+! ♖xg7 5.♕xh6+! ♔g8 6.♕h8+! ♔xh8 Stalemate!

Jul-07-06
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  Eggman: <<cyruslaihy>> Well done. You can see the similarity to the Nimzo puzzle you sighted - in both cases White uses a discovered check to block an enemy piece (in this case the Rook on a8), thus making the rest of the combo possible.
Oct-25-07
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  whiteshark: Any relations to Eggman ??
Nov-23-07
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  Eggman: <<Whiteshark>>

Wierd! I wouldn't mind taking credit for that guy's one game, but no, it's just a coincidink.

Nov-25-07  timhortons: bonjour...im from montreal..if youre from toronto then we had the same time schedule....almost 3 am aight? im playin in fics and gameknot till 6am almost daily
Nov-25-07
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  Eggman: Hello, timhortons! I had an intuition that you were Canadian. I'm afraid I've never actually played on-line.
Nov-30-07  timhortons: eggman lately i play blitz for i dont trust games done in correspondence chess....with lot of chess software around who knows what they well do..in blitz i always had quarrel with people who adjourn the game when we reach a complicated position....at fics i almost got banned for that...at icc there is these 2100 plus player that in mid game when his downed on 10 seconds he postpone the game and come back 20 minutes after...i dont feel good about it though i restraint my self from confronting him for his rating alone would tell he could blow me to pieces on board but in blitz who knows what would happen between us...i feel bad of players who adjourn the blitz game... i feel theyre cheatin... i didnt finish the game with that man..i intentionally loss on time
Dec-04-07
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  Eggman: <timhortons> What about (heaven forbid!) playing someone face to face? People did this for hundreds of years before the dreaded internet came along, and Montreal has a pretty good chess community, n'est pas?
Oct-07-08  timhortons: <eggman> how are you? you know last canadian open i meet some guys from toronto, they come to montreal to join the tournament and these guys are rated 1400 and 1700, they come here and stay in the hotel for one week just to join the tournament, I cant come to terms of it. I even hear some masters from toronto complaining about hotel accomodation and these and that but patzers dont mind spending money for there beloved sport.
Oct-07-08
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  Eggman: Maybe the masters don't have so much money because of all the time they've invested to become chess masters?
Oct-23-10
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  Phony Benoni: <Eggman> I've spruced up the Yasser Seirawan bio a bit. I was a little uneasy about his top world standing, as I could find no actual confirmation. Chessmetrics puts him at #14 at his peak, but that's not really official.

I like to confirm stuff I put into the bios, so if you have some definite information I would appreciate hearing it.

I'm also pretty sure that Seirawan made a People Magazine "Beautiful People" list, but couldn't find any details.

Oct-24-10
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  Eggman: Thanks so much for getting back to me, PB! The top 13 on the FIDE July 1990 world rankings were as follows:

1. Kasparov, G 2800
2. Karpov, A 2730
3. Ivanchuk, V 2680
4. Gelfand, B 2680
5. Timman, J 2660
6. Ehlvest, J 2655
7. Salov, V 2655
8. Kamsky, G 2650
9. Gurevich, M 2640
10. Seirawan, Y 2635
11. Andersson, U 2630
12. Korchnoi, V 2630
13. Vaganian, R 2630

This information, as far as I know, is not available on the internet. Nevertheless, if you have a few minutes you can confirm it for yourself. I would direct you the following page maintained by Mark Weeks: http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/rat...

Here you can download a file called 1990-07.zip. This is the July 1990 ratings, listed alphabetically. To confirm that Seirawan, rated 2635, was indeed 10th in the world, simply do a 'find' for ' 28' (space 28), to find all the players (namely Kasparov) rated 2800 or better, then do a 'find' for ' 27' to find all the players (namely Karpov) rated 2700-2799, and then search ' 26' to look at all the players rated 2600-2699 (there are 31 of these). You will see that only Kasparov, Karpov, and seven othters are rated higher than Seirawan's 2635. Hope this helps.

Oct-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <Eggman> Thanks for finding that information; makes a bio editor's job easier!

I think the Candidates touraments were missing because they weren't mentioned in Seirawan's Wikipedia entry. These sometimes get copied a bit too slavishly.

Amazing how he could be #10 in 1990 with 2635, then twenty years later barely be in the top 100 with a higher rating.

Jan-11-13
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  Phony Benoni: <Eggman> Updated Todd Southam's biography.
Jan-29-13
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  Eggman: Thanks, PB.
Nov-28-16  ketchuplover: koo koo ka choo
Jul-11-20
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  technical draw: Eggman! The first member I "met" here. That was back in the aughts. Glad to see you around, (you are the original Eggman, right?)
Jul-14-20
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  Eggman: Yes, <technical draw>, I am the original Eggman. Except perhaps for John Lennon. But then he was rated under 1800, so he doesn't count.

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