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  1. Standard member atticus2
    Frustrate the Bad
    25 Jun '13 10:57 / 1 edit
    Is chess the game for you? Do you truly love it? Find out by playing through this game, played last week, between two Masters.

  2. 25 Jun '13 11:38 / 3 edits
    Hi Atticus.

    Since technically the game can be classed as an endgame on move 42 after 42.Kxf1....


    ....and this endgame then goes on for another 168 moves.

    I think I'll happily fail the test, I won't even take part in it.
  3. 25 Jun '13 12:59
    Originally posted by atticus2
    Is chess the game for you? Do you truly love it? Find out by playing through this game, played last week, between two Masters.

    [pgn][Event "82nd ch-UKR 2013"]
    [Site "Kiev UKR"]
    [Date "2013.06.19"]
    [Round "5.6"]
    [White "Neverov, V."]
    [Black "Bogdanovich, S."]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "D56"]
    [WhiteElo "2515"]
    [BlackElo "2567"]
    [PlyCount "420"]
    [Event ...[text shortened]... . Rh8 Rg4 208. Rh7 Rg2+ 209. Kh3 Rg3+ 210. Kh2 Nd4 0-1[/pgn]
    God no.
  4. Standard member atticus2
    Frustrate the Bad
    26 Jun '13 12:14
    Apparently White blundered on move 206. There are thirteen legal moves at that stage, of which eight draw and five lose.
  5. 26 Jun '13 12:28
    In the words of User 66556 - I would do anything for chess, but I won't play through that game.
  6. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    26 Jun '13 16:20
    Another way of determining how much you love chess is to answer this question:

    Who would you rather spend the day with - Magnus Carlsen or Shakira?
  7. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    26 Jun '13 18:17
    Originally posted by atticus2
    Is chess the game for you? Do you truly love it? Find out by playing through this game, played last week, between two Masters.

    [pgn][Event "82nd ch-UKR 2013"]
    [Site "Kiev UKR"]
    [Date "2013.06.19"]
    [Round "5.6"]
    [White "Neverov, V."]
    [Black "Bogdanovich, S."]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "D56"]
    [WhiteElo "2515"]
    [BlackElo "2567"]
    [PlyCount "420"]
    [Event ...[text shortened]... . Rh8 Rg4 208. Rh7 Rg2+ 209. Kh3 Rg3+ 210. Kh2 Nd4 0-1[/pgn]
    This is a subjective impression, but it seemed like GMs were drawing all the time in the 70's and 80's. Now it seems like these guys really want to scrap for the whole point.

    I admire the fighting spirit.
  8. Standard member atticus2
    Frustrate the Bad
    26 Jun '13 19:49
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    Another way of determining how much you love chess is to answer this question:

    Who would you rather spend the day with - Magnus Carlsen or Shakira?
    Errr, Shakira personally.

    But given the choice between a 168-move R&N ending and Shakira, I need to think.

    OK, I thinked. And the answer is: umm....Shakira
  9. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    27 Jun '13 05:56
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    Another way of determining how much you love chess is to answer this question:

    Who would you rather spend the day with - Magnus Carlsen or Shakira?
    Magnus is a great player - but personality...
  10. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    27 Jun '13 06:24 / 1 edit
    Many of the top tournaments now have number of wins as a tie-breaker. So win one & lose one beats two draws. I think that's why they are fighting it out to the bitter, boring end more often.