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Member since Nov-18-03 · Last seen Apr-01-04
1.Rd6! (threatening a Q sac at h5 and mate by the R at h6). 1...cxR (blocking the power of the B leading to eventual mate...see if you can work it out.)
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   shadowmaster has kibitzed 171 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-01-04 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
shadowmaster: <rl900> Anand is the official Rapid World Champion also: from his win at Cap D'Agde last year.
   Mar-24-04 Judit Polgar (replies)
shadowmaster: <<PizzatheHut> I've never seen this rating list before. How is it calculated?> As lostemperor indicates, the PCA (or WCC) list differs from the FIDE list in that more weight is given to recent games. Specifically, it takes the performance rating of a player's last ...
   Mar-22-04 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
shadowmaster: <unsound> As pointed out by some kibitzers on another page: Kasparov-Ponomariov World Championship Match (2003) , the article has some factual errors (Ponomariov is listed as world number one and is listed as Kasparov's fellow countryman). Chessbase suggests that the real
   Mar-17-04 Susan Polgar (replies)
shadowmaster: <Honza Cervenka> You are correct, of course, in saying that Nona Gaprindashvili and Maia Chiburdanidze had the GM title before Susan Polgar did. However my statement used the word "earned". Gaprindashvili and Chiburdanidze were awarded the grandmaster title for winning ...
   Mar-16-04 Josef Emil Krejcik (replies)
shadowmaster: <aragorn69> I've taken a cue from Benjamin Lau and posted the move in my profile.
   Mar-13-04 Gelfand vs Anand, 1993 (replies)
shadowmaster: Drukenknight, the point is that the original story is completely refuted and that the love interest variant has no credible evidence to support it.
   Mar-13-04 Humphrey Bogart (replies)
shadowmaster: Here's a link to an article by Bill Wall on Bogie's longstanding relationship with chess:
   Mar-04-04 Kalju Vark (replies)
shadowmaster: Hmmm, I remember that Colin Baker did Trial of a Time Lord that lasted quite a long time. Other than that, one of the Dalek stories might be the answer. I don't know. Ahhh, some fond memories of childhood. In the US, Doctor Who played on public television. Anyway, here's a fun ...
   Feb-22-04 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
shadowmaster: For anyone who is interested, here's Carlsen's game with Berkes: [Event "Aeroflot Open"] [Site "Moscow, Russia"] [Date "2004.02.21"] [Round "5"] [White "Berkes(GM)"] [Black "Carlsen(IM)"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2602"] [BlackElo "2484"] [ECO "E61"]
   Feb-22-04 F Terrazas vs F Castro, 1966 (replies)
shadowmaster: Regarding the legitimacy of this game, here's what this website had to say about the 1966 Havana Olympiad: "The 17th Chess Olympiad was held in Havana. Premier Castro was on the Organizing Committee and showed up for many of the rounds. He played games against Petrosian and ...
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