domenica 6 dicembre 2015



[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2015.12.06"]
[Round "?"]
[White "JAFARBALOOD (2058)"]
[Black "MARCO SABA (2016)"]
[Result "*"]

1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 d6 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.e3 Nc6 5.exd6 Bxd6 6.Be2 Qe7 7.O-O O-O-O 8.Bd2 Nf6 9.Nd4 Ne5 10.h3 Bd7 11.Nc3 a6 12.Qe1 h5 13.a3 g5 14.Bd3 g4 15.h4 Rhg8 16.Nf5 Bxf5 17.Bxf5+ Kb8 18.Ne2 Nd5 19.c4 Nxc4 20.g3 Ne5 21.Qc1 Nf3+ 22.Kg2 Nf6 23.Nd4 Ne4 24.Bc3 Rge8 25.Nxf3 gxf3+ 26.Kh2 Qxh4+ 27.Kg1 Nxg3 28.fxg3 Qxg3+ 29.Kh1 Qg2# *

sabato 14 novembre 2015

Chess Endgame Study Database

Chess Endgame Study Database


domenica 10 maggio 2015

Budapest - Martin Gambit


The above picture of Geoffrey Martin is a detail from a 1954 group photograph which was published on, for instance, page 58 of A History of Chess by J. Giżycki (London, 1972).

Eduard Spanjaard – Geoffrey Martin
Beverwijk (B), 1955
Budapest Defence
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e5 3 dxe5 Ng4 4 Bf4 Bb4+ 5 Nd2 d6 6 exd6 Qf6 7 e3
7...Nxf2 8 Kxf2 g5 9 Ne4 Qxb2+ 10 Ne2 gxf4 11 Qd4 fxe3+ 12 Kxe3 Qxd4+ 13 Nxd4 Bxd6 14 Nxd6+ cxd6 15 Nb5 Na6 16 Nxd6+ Ke7 17 Nb5 Drawn.

domenica 3 maggio 2015

Stockfish 6 is out


Grandmaster caught cheating at chess in a lavatory

Bad move: Grandmaster caught cheating at chess in a lavatory

Disgraced Georgian champion Gaioz Nigalidze is expelled from the Dubai Open after his opponent Tigran Petrosian, became suspicious







Gaioz Nigalidze was caught cheating using a chess application on a smart device
Gaioz Nigalidze was caught cheating using a chess application on a smart device 
A disgraced chess Grandmaster faces a 15-year ban from the game after being caught pretending to be desperate for the loo so he could use a mobile phone to cheat.
Georgian champion Gaioz Nigalidze was expelled from the Dubai Open on Saturday after his opponent Tigran Petrosian, became suspicious about the amount of times he nipped to the lavatory.
A complaint followed and Nigalidze was challenged. Tournament organisers then found Nigalidze had stored a mobile phone in a cubicle, behind the pan and covered in toilet paper.
The device was found to be logged into Nigalidze's social networking account and had one of his games being analysed by a smartphone chess app.

After Saturday's match, Armenian Grandmaster Petrosian said: "Nigalidze would promptly reply to my moves and then literally run to the toilet.
"I noticed that he would always visit the same toilet partition, which was strange, since two other partitions weren't occupied.

"I informed the chief arbiter about my growing suspicions and asked him to keep an eye on Gaioz.
"After my opponent left the very toilet partition yet another time, the arbiters entered it.

The popular 'stockfish' chess engine, available on Android phones as Droidfish
"What they found was the mobile phone with headphones; the device was hidden behind the pan and covered with toilet paper."
The tournament's organisers announced their decision to expel Nigalidze on Sunday morning on their Facebook page.

It said: "A cheating incident was found during round 6 by Georgian GM Gaioz Nigalidze ... bravo to Chief Arbiter Mahdi Abdul Rahim for taking the complaint seriously and raising it to the Tournament Director.
"An electronic device was found in the toilet ... Full story with pictures to be published soon.”
British former world title contender Nigel Short said Nigalidze "should be stripped of his GM title and banned immediately" and called for FIDE, the game's governing body, to tighten up rules.

The incident follows a warning from British GM Daniel Gormally last month.
He refused to name any names but told the Telegraph he was suspicious about "improvement" some players have shown.
Allegations of cheating are rare at the top level of chess.
However, in July 2013 Bulgarian player Borislav Ivanov was suspended from playing for four months by his national federation.
It had been found most of his moves matched those of the leading computer chess analysis programs.
Two years earlier the French chess federation suspended three players, including the national team captain, after it was alleged they used mobile text messages, a remote chess computer and coded signals to beat the opposition at the 2010 Chess Olympiad.

sabato 21 marzo 2015

A King Gambit

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Droidfish (Stohkfish) - Marco Saba
1/2-1/2, 2015.03.21.
[#] 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bc4 h6 5.d4 g5 6.O-O Ne7 last book move 7.c3 Ng6 8.Nbd2 Bg7 9.h3 O-O 10.Qc2 Nc6 11.b4 Nce7 12.Bb2 Be6 13.Bxe6 fxe6 14.a4 e5 15.a5 Qd7 16.Rae1 g4
[-0.16 Fritz 11 SE: 16...b6 17.Ra1 b5 18.Nb3 Rab8 19.Rad1 Rf7 20.Qd3 Bf6 21.Rf2 Rff8 22.c4 Nc6 23.cxb5 Nxb4 -0.86/ 14]
17.hxg4 Qxg4 18.a6 b6 19.b5 Nh4 20.Nxh4 Qxh4 21.Nf3 Qg3 22.dxe5 dxe5
[0.56 Fritz 11 SE: 22...Bxe5 23.Qb3 Kh7 24.Rf2 Qg8 25.c4 Qe6 26.Bxe5 dxe5 27.Qc3 Ng6 28.Rd2 Rad8 29.Rd5 Rfe8 30.Red1 Rxd5 31.cxd5 -0.16/15]
23.Rd1 Rad8 24.Qb3 Kh7 25.Rxd8 Rxd8 26.Qf7 Ng6 27.c4 Rd3 28.Ba1 Re3 29.Bxe5 Nxe5 30.Nxe5 Re2 31.Qf5 Kg8 32.Qe6 Kh7 33.Qf5 Kg8 34.Qe6 [1/2-1/2]