Kenilworth Kibitzer

A blog for members of the Kenilworth Chess Club.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


And now for something completely different

This ought to remind everyone of grad school.... or remind them why they didn't go...

Or for those of you who had their last paper rejected, try this. (Note: not appropriate for children who want to become scientists)

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Art Appreciation

If I get the time I might post some notes on the 1993 Kasparov-Short world championship match, which, while seemingly one-sided, serves as a master class on the Sicilian defense. In the meantime, here's a series of videos on a clock simul that Kasparov played against 6 (!) of the top junior players in the US in 1988:

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Does Fritz Dream of Electronic Patzers?

G/25 controls lead to execrable games. No less was shown by myself and Greg Tomkovich in our hilarity-riddled "match". Observe the following...
Tomkovich-Mangion - Guess the move....

spoiler alert....

24. .... Rb2! leads to a significant advantage, and in seven moves the game ended (25. Qxb2 Nf3+ being the joke): 25. Qe3 Rxa2 26. h5 Ra3 27. Rd1 Nxc4 28. Qf3 N7e5 29. BxN NxB 30. Qe3 Bb5 31. Nc1 NxB 32. NxN Bd4 0-1

But in fairness Greg played well the next game and had a few opportunities, the best might have been:

Mangion-Tomkovich guess the move.... (Mark K missed this one.....though I only gave him 10 seconds ;)

spoiler alert...

.....Na5! and the queen is really pissed.


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