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The Flanders Panel by [email protected]
Andy Walker just put up a retrograde puzzle The most complex retrograde puzzle I know of is from The Flanders Panel, a novel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. The chess puzzle accompanies the mystery of the painting. Anyway, I wonder if people know of this puzzle, and Taylor Kingston once told me that the chess puzzle had a flaw, albeit, he didn't know what it is. Cordially, Phil Innes
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Checkless chess by Quadibloc
On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 3:16:07 PM UTC-6, Paul wrote: In checkless chess, what happens if a player has moves available which would be legal in normal chess, but all such moves check without checkmating. Is it then stalemate? Looking at A. S. M. Dickins' famous work, I find that "A Fairy Mate is nearly always required" in Checkless Chess or Prohibition Chess as it is also called. So...
Yesterday 10:58 PM
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Smyslov Botvinnik rematch question by EJAY
I have always wondered why Smyslov (and Tal for that matter) were not granted re matches as defeated World Champions?
June 1st 17 05:02 AM
by EJAY Go to last post
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A Short, 17-move Draw. by Offramp
Both these players are rated above 1800. Do you see anything unusual in the way the game ended?
May 28th 17 09:25 AM
by Offramp Go to last post
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Highest ELO performance by Frank Groe
Salut, Kasparow owned the highest ELO score by 2851 between July 1999 und January 2000. Now Topalow plays a great tournament and reaches at the moment an ELO performance over 3100, but what was the highest ELO performance (!) ever reached? Does anybody know? Regards, Frank
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May 25th 17 04:54 PM
by Offramp Go to last post
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An Interview with Spassky by Offramp
Why did Botvinnik eat his championship trophy? Which three chess players did Fischer invite to his funeral? Which Tom Jones song did Spassky and Fischer sing in Budapest? https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/boris-spassky-2016-interview That is a blog, so the text is likely to disappear. So here is the entire interview. ****START**** This interview was conducted by Yuri Golyshak and Sergei...
April 28th 17 11:12 PM
by Quadibloc Go to last post
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Grenke by [email protected]
Round 1 Grenke White Hou Black Caruana 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 Nf6 4 O-O Nxe4 5 Re1 Nd6
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US Championship by [email protected]
Round 2 results Open Section Caruana, Fabiano – Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ Kamsky, Gata – Akobian, Varuzhan 0-1 Naroditsky, Daniel – Zherebukh, Yaroslav ½-½ Shabalov, Alexander – Onischuk, Alexander 0-1 Shankland, Samuel – So, Wesley ½-½ Xiong, Jeffery – Robson, Ray ½-½
April 11th 17 08:58 PM
by Rainer[_2_] Go to last post
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Puzzle by Andy Walker[_3_]
A friend showed me the following little chess puzzle: From the standard starting position, remove the BRa8 and the WPe2. This is the position after White's 8th move. What were the first 7 moves? Enjoy! -- Andy Walker,
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April 10th 17 06:06 PM
by Ken Blake[_3_] Go to last post
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599,965,729,008,598 Games A wonderful database.
April 9th 17 02:33 PM
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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...
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April 9th 17 06:36 AM
by M Winther[_2_] Go to last post
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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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April 1st 17 09:42 AM
by Offramp Go to last post
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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...
March 29th 17 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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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
by raylopez99 Go to last post
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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
by Benoit St-Jean Go to last post
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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
by raylopez99 Go to last post
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