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Thanks Boyz!

Cool, I didn’t know this version of the repetition. The line was immediately added to our repertoire of course 🙂

This one is a nice product of computer analysis also:

Drawmeister of the Day

Sometimes you can see it coming…

Not so pathetic after all

Usually I just click games of Wesley So away. This time it was quite interesting though, because the following game contains a double novelity, since the drawing mechanism works from two positions.

Respect!

That’s what I call honest.

Transmission Error?

Today at the French Team Championship chess fans from all over the world could watch Fier and Bracrot draw their game in 10 moves. This was very disappointing, because the line featured on this website is 18 moves long. The spectators and the sponsors were basically deprived of 8 more moves of exciting grandmaster chess.

Drawmeister of the Day

If I ever offer merchandise on this website, a pinstripe shirt will be part of the collection for sure.

pinstripes

Discretion is the better part of valour

Absolute Statements? Absolutely Not!

Bobby on the same subject many years later on Icelandic Radio:

He [Capablanca] wanted to change the rules [of chess] already, back in the twenties, because he said chess was getting played out. He was right. Now chess is completely dead. It is all just memorisation and prearrangement. It’s a terrible game now. Very uncreative.

 

It seems that someone forgot to tell the Don about it…

Drawmeister of the Day

Today Radjabov and Safarli showed us a cute draw in the Grünfeld.

Why did it take them 2.5 hours to reproduce their joint analysis?