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The Curious Emblem
Member since Feb-11-12 · Last seen Feb-16-16
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   The Curious Emblem has kibitzed 46 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-25-13 Nakamura vs Aronian, 2013 (replies)
The Curious Emblem: Good game.
   Sep-05-12 hms123 chessforum (replies)
The Curious Emblem: <hms123> You can always tell who cares about you the most by seeing who visits you first in the hospital. I believe I was the first. Although that was not very difficult because nobody knows where he is. ;-)
   Jun-11-12 Karpov - Seirawan Match (2012) (replies)
The Curious Emblem: They have similar FIDE rating, so likely close in strength. They were also from the non-computer age, competed with a lot of the same people over the decades. I'd say they are from the same chess generation. Why not?
   Jun-04-12 Cambridge University
The Curious Emblem: The famous theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, works here.
   May-28-12 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012 (replies)
The Curious Emblem: <The key is to try to motivation at least some women players to be ambitious and strong, while remembering that many promising male players lose ambition as well, so it not always avoidable.> Don't forget that some men lose ambition to persue something else that ...
   Mar-01-12 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 (replies)
The Curious Emblem: 14. Bb1 looks good as well. The Bishop would seem more happy after moving to a2, putting pressure on the hanging pawns. White can then follow up with Rd2-Rcd1, piling up on d5 and indirectly weakening c4. But, unfortunately, Black has the ... a5-Ba6 countermeasure, as ...
   Mar-01-12 Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 (replies)
The Curious Emblem: <Knight13> White has no weak points to exploit in the final position, even though his poisition is more active. <beatgiant> is right.
   Mar-01-12 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 (replies)
The Curious Emblem: 21. e5 Be7 22. Bf3 Bxd6 23. Bxd5 Be7 24. Rfd1 Rxd5 25. Rxd5 exd5 26. Rxd5 Ra7 =. But 22.... Bxf3 23. gxf3 Bxd6 24. exd6 Ra7 25. Rfd1 e5 followed by ... f6 and ... Kf7-e6 and White loses the pawn.
   Feb-27-12 Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 (replies)
The Curious Emblem: <RookFile> I see what you mean. Ex. 9... Re8 10. Bd3 dxc4 11. Bxc4 Nf8 12. Ne5 Ng6 13. f4 Nxe5 14. fxe5 Nd5 15. Bxe7 Qxe7 16. e4 and Black is on the defensive. Thanks for pointing it out.
   Feb-26-12 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 (replies)
The Curious Emblem: Seems to me like they were just going through the motions after move nineteen. Before that, Black fought hard to better his position while White built a thick iron wall and safely slept behind it.
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