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   scutigera has kibitzed 237 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-11-21 Ponomariov vs Topalov, 2005
scutigera: <eternaloptimist>: Which Stockfish are you using, and how do you have it set? My Stockfish-231-64 gives me 24 a3 also on ten seconds per move, but on 60 seconds it gives me Nh6+, just like the game.
   Jul-29-21 Teichmann vs Spielmann, 1909 (replies)
scutigera: I do remember Alekhine (or "Alekhine") complimenting Teichmann's "very fine chess sensibility" in one of the two notorious articles on Aryan vs Jewish chess published in 1941.
   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 that's shown by how such players take even ...
   Jul-11-21 Capablanca vs H E Chambers, 1912 (replies)
scutigera: "'Time Has Come Today' is a hit single by the American psychedelic soul group the Chambers Brothers, written by Willie & Joe Chambers. The song was recorded and released as a single in 1966 by Columbia Records...It is now considered one of the landmark rock songs of the ...
   Jul-10-21 Valeri Lilov (replies)
scutigera: If you're as old as I am, it's hard to see that picture and not think "Nigel Short + Pee Wee Herman."
   Jul-06-21 Furman vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1954
scutigera: Steinitz can say what he will about "aesthetic horror"; if my every loss were like Nezh's here instead of my usual slop, I'd play a whole lot more chess.
   Jul-02-21 Alekhine / Koltanowski vs Antwerp, 1934 (replies)
scutigera: I guess "tandem" isn't a familiar word anymore. All it means is a pair arrangement where one is behind the other instead of side-by-side. This was much more common back in the horse era when you might need more than one horse for a cart or carriage, but did not have horses that ...
   Jun-28-21 Kosteniuk vs C Foisor, 2012 (replies)
scutigera: Suction sac + skewer -- two tactics in one combo. A nice change from the usual queen-sac Monday: instead of a man sacrificing a female, a woman sacs a piece of architecture.
   Jun-27-21 NN vs G H Derrickson, 1860 (replies)
scutigera: <goodevans>: That was my feeling the moment I saw the move. With Black's g4-pawn gone, the g7-pawn blockaded, and a pawn firmly anchored to e4, White will always have the option of f3-Kf2 etc., making the h-file for which Black gave up the bishop something of a booby prize.
   Jun-19-21 Kmoch vs Prins, 1940 (replies)
scutigera: People keep calling this game a queen sac, but it isn't, of course; White gets three pieces and the Two Bishops in exchange for the queen and the isolation of his QP. And look at the position after 11 Bxc4: White has three well-developed pieces while Black has nothing off the back
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