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The desiccation resulting from opening science by M Winther[_2_]
To counter the devitalization of chess resulting from "opening science" and preparation I suggest selecting one or more positions from Chess960 that are congenial with Fide-chess. This shall serve as a complement to orthodox chess. The only difference is that castling follows FRC rules, that is, the king ends up on the same square as usual but may make a longer or shorter leap (or none at...
Today 04:55 AM
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How to tackle the draw problem by M Winther[_2_]
The draw problem can be tackled with a small rule change. For instance, the pawn can acquire a northward capture capability if positioned on the seventh rank, provided that the friendly king is directly behind it. Comparatively, in Chinese Chess the pawn gets additional capture capabilities as soon as it has passed the middle. In this way, all non-trivial K+P versus K endgames are...
Yesterday 06:36 AM
by M Winther[_2_] Go to last post
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Hey Sam Sloan! by Offramp
On Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:22:36 UTC, wrote: On Friday, January 6, 2017 at 11:52:47 AM UTC-5, Offramp wrote: I wish your son / daughter all the best. I think he has two daughters. I wish your son/daughter or son and daughter or sons/daughters or sons and daughter AND sons OR daughters and vice versa all the best.
March 22nd 17 07:55 AM
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100 million FICS games by Marcel Van Kervinck
Dear all, Here is a .torrent file for all recorded FICS games from November 1999 onwards. The games haven been converted into PGN format and verified. If there are no seeds please send me an e-mail. I attempt to keep at least one seed with sufficient bandwidth alive at all times, but it is not automated.
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March 16th 17 05:56 PM
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Proposed Change to WCh by Susan Polgar by [email protected]
My Proposed Change to World Championship Format – Think Outside of the Box! Before going deeper into my proposal, let me explain why there IS a need for change. 1) We currently have the biggest chess attraction to the mainstream (in Magnus Carlsen) since Bobby Fischer. 2) In spite of this, FIDE has a hard time raising massive revenues (sponsorship, licensing rights, merchandising, etc.) 3)...
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A Defeat Which Could Not Be Forgotten by [email protected]
I am going to make a series of posts in this thread based on my contracting with Mark Taimanov to illustrate a game which he had lost — this was a series hosted by the now defunct Chessville. I'll put up the article as it was, breaking it into sections to follow the natural drama. Taimanov and I shared an intermediary translator, or actually bunch of translators, principal of which was the late...
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Magnus Carlsen by Euclides Zoto[_3_]
Anyone know what other World Champion had a short fuse? Magnus gets mad pretty quick and doesn't care who's around to see. EZoto
February 21st 17 01:22 AM
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The first release of CGR is there! by Benoit St-Jean
For those interested, the first release of the CGR database is available! Details he https://chessgamesrepository.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/cgr-20170219-full/
February 20th 17 06:41 AM
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Goodbye Steel by Offramp
The Tata Steel tournament starts tomorrow in the deathly dull town of Wijk Aan Zee. This tournament has had many different names since it began in 1938, so I always think of it as the Wijk aan Zee tournament. Mind you, Wijk aan Zee is a stupid name for an amazingly dull and quiet town, because Wijk means Town, so that Wijk aan Zee simply means Town on the Sea, which is really stupid and a...
February 18th 17 10:15 PM
by raylopez99 Go to last post
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Adjustment to the way the piece drop rule is enforced by Paul
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SotLa7akTwo This video features games which are lost through a touchmove or piece drop violation. In important games where one arbiter is available to watch throughout, I don't understand why players are being forced to snitch on their opponents. This is terrible for player-player relationships -- there's already enough animosity as it is.
February 18th 17 10:13 PM
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The REAL Sam Sloan REALLY lambasted by the REAL Edward Winter forFAKE book!! by raylopez99
On Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 5:10:43 PM UTC-5, Offramp wrote: It sounds like a REAL disaster!! Plagerism is rather common. Besides the former US vice president Biden, the historian Stephen E. Ambrose, now deceased, was accused of wholesale lifting of passages from others' work. BTW, do you believe in copyrighting chess games? Here's how that would work: the actual moves are not copyright...
February 18th 17 10:11 PM
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Stalemate counts as a draw? by Peter Percival
Does stalemate count as a draw? -- Do, as a concession to my poor wits, Lord Darlington, just explain to me what you really mean. I think I had better not, Duchess. Nowadays to be intelligible is to be found out. -- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan
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Backgammon Tactics by Harold Thorne Review by Sam Sloan by Quadibloc
On Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:34:10 AM UTC-6, samsloan wrote: The biggest advantage to backgammon is you have a chance to win. A player can study chess for his entire life and still have no chance at all, not even one chance in a million, to defeat a grandmaster at chess. However, a player of only average ability would, after reading and studying this book alone, have some chance to...
January 16th 17 07:28 PM
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E. M. Antonionadi by Quadibloc
In an astronomy newsgroup, I saw a post referring to this Chess article by Edward Winter. http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/antoniadi.html Unfortunately, while the two annotated versions of the famous game he won should be in the public domain, their sources aren't online. John Savard
January 11th 17 02:52 AM
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London Chess Classic 2016 by [email protected]
Category 2 event average 2192 rating Anyone else watching it? Round 3 So with Black has tempted Nakamura into a losing position at move 24, even though it looks like this was home-prep by Nakamura. still playing Caruana v Anand Kramnik v Topalov
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W CH goes to tiebreakers by [email protected]
World Chess Championship heads to tiebreakers The World Chess Championship is still left unfinished after 12 games between reigning champion Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. The contest moves into the tiebreakers segment which starts on Wednesday. Neither reigning champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway nor Russian grandmaster Sergei Karyakin has claimed the world chess crown after 12 matches,...
December 9th 16 05:14 AM
by Quadibloc Go to last post
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Next world championship by Offramp
I think play in recent world championship matches has become too technical. Players are better than in the 1930s and shouldn't be given so much time to think. Time control is currently "for full time control games, 40 moves in 100 minutes, then 50 extra minutes at move 40, and 15 extra minutes at move 60, with 30 seconds increment per move throughout. The player with the best score after 12...
December 6th 16 02:11 AM
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Incredible chess lookalike by Offramp
Another incredible chess lookalike! I have just seen a picture of Aussie honkey-tonk joanna-basher David Helfgott. http://www.amckinnon.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/David-Helfgott-June-09-colour-pic-4-credit-Wendy-Martin.jpg Which famous GM do YOU think he looks like?
December 5th 16 03:45 PM
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how did you proceed with the move ? by Sylvia
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December 5th 16 09:00 AM
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management by betatwelve
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