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To: Patrick Slevin who wrote (1101)9/24/2006 5:47:29 PM
From: software salesperson
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2 games have been played in the current world championship match between kramnik and topalov. kram won both as topa overextended in a drawn position in game 1 and then missed 2 forced wins in game 2. both games were atypical for this level as they were very exciting. topa is known for taking a lot of chances. after topa's game 2 miscues, kram's defense and ultimate win in game 2 in a very unclear position was amazingly precise.

follow it here: worldchess2006.com

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To: software salesperson who wrote (1102)9/26/2006 1:05:33 PM
From: Patrick Slevin
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Thanks for the link.

Haven't followed chess in quite a long time.

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To: Patrick Slevin who wrote (1103)9/30/2006 7:57:33 PM
From: Stan
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I know the game, but don't have the patience for it. But, this is a good site that has a 'puzzle of the day' e.g., white to play. Monday's puzzle is the easiest and Sunday's is the hardest. It's fun and doesn't take too much time.
chessgames.com

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To: Stan who wrote (1104)10/1/2006 4:21:05 PM
From: Patrick Slevin
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Neat link, thanks.

I no longer play. Takes too much time.

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To: Patrick Slevin who wrote (1105)10/4/2006 10:45:27 PM
From: Stan
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Another enjoyable one wih a daily puzzle is gmchess.com
Click on the 'position of the day' chessboard icon on the right. A pop-up applet window appears with the puzzle. You have to allow the pop-up if you have a pop-up blocker working in your browser. A rather wry commentator at the bottom of the board makes remarks as you guess the moves to win.

Stan

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To: Stan who wrote (1106)10/5/2006 10:15:40 AM
From: Patrick Slevin
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I think I have the answer to today's, it's h7-h8

But I don't know how to enter it.

I'll keep looking.

EDIT

No, mine was incorrect although it still would have left White with an insurmountable advantage.

It was similar play, but not "best".

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To: Patrick Slevin who wrote (1107)10/5/2006 4:33:56 PM
From: Stan
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Actually, the java applet only displays the moves the players actually did in their game. You are 'guessing' only in your mind before you press the 'next move' button. There is no way to input a guess. Perhaps I did not make that very clear.
Stan

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To: Stan who wrote (1108)10/10/2006 9:07:21 PM
From: Patrick Slevin
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I thought perhaps it was a plug-in I didn't have.

Anyway, I used to play while writing in English Notation. Algebraic was primarily used only overseas then. Takes me a minute to "read" the notation.

There used to be some good sites where you could play live against others but I don't even do that any longer. Probably Yahoo Games or something like that.

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To: Patrick Slevin who wrote (1109)11/12/2006 3:19:25 PM
From: Stan
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This is the first Sunday I guessed the right two moves for white from move thirty-five.
chessgames.com

In case this link gets old, for it changes every day,
it is Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant vs Viktor Korchnoi
Cancan Veterans-Women 1998 · Caro-Kann Defense: Forgacs Variation (B15)

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To: Stan who wrote (1110)1/18/2008 7:08:36 AM
From: Patrick Slevin
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Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Friday, January 18, 2008 -- 6:34 AM ET
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Bobby Fischer, Former World Chess Champion, Is Dead

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- Bobby Fischer, the reclusive chess
master who became a Cold War icon when he dethroned the
Soviet Union's Boris Spassky as world champion in 1972, has
died. He was 64.

Mr. Fischer died Thursday in a Reykjavik hospital, said his
spokesman, Gardar Sverrisson. There was no immediate word on
the cause of death.

Read More:
nytimes.com

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