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Member since Jun-26-08 · Last seen Aug-28-15
Six pawns! Do you know what that means? There are only eight to begin with.
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   Absentee has kibitzed 2936 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-28-15 Sinquefield Cup (2015) (replies)
Absentee: <Jim Bartle: Listen, it's gotta be tough for <pinoy king>. He doesn't like So any more, so can no longer claim he's the greatest talent in the world, held back by the evil chess establishment.> Pinoy king is not tolengoy, just a wannabe.
   Aug-27-15 Topalov vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
Absentee: <ajile: Maurice is loving White.> You don't want to go there.
   Aug-20-15 Wesley So (replies)
Absentee: So who's supposed to be Patroclus, Achilles' macho gay lover?
   Aug-18-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Absentee: <perfidious: <tzar....If Carlsen has a small chance....> Nice piece of humour, mate. > It's not like Carlsen has ever won a tournament, anyway.
   Aug-16-15 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
Absentee: <shivasuri4: <Appaz>, I am no Fischer fanatic, but how did Anand shoot down the 'myth'? The Fischer of 2006 was likely a pale shadow of the 1972 version. The lack of practice would show, right?> Being 62 would show even more.
   Aug-11-15 Fischer - Spassky (1992) (replies)
Absentee: <Everett: <Jun-05-15 Petrosianic: Nah, he played there to stick it to the US for ruling against him in the Fischer vs. Darrach case. He could have made the same money in lots of places. It was all about politics.> Nah, he played because he was a douche hungry for ...
   Aug-11-15 Robert James Fischer (replies)
Absentee: <Everett: Fischer is a a loser in all areas save chess. Why value him?> You really have a fixation, don't you?
   Aug-01-15 Fischer - Reshevsky (1961)
Absentee: I meant his being an orthodox jew.
   Jul-31-15 Baden-Baden (1870) (replies)
Absentee: <zanzibar: By the way, is the German word <verzichtete> strictly meaning forfeit? So that <Minckwitz verzichtete gegen Paulsen> has a unique meaning? Would it ever be said differently?> It's not strictly chessical, if that's what you mean. Verzichten generally ...
   Jul-19-15 Ding Liren - Gelfand (2015) (replies)
Absentee: Well, a 3/4 score means Ding Liren's TPR is 2942, while Gelfand's is 2558. That's a bit more than a iota. It might also just be that Ding Liren had a particularly fine moment and Gelfand a particularly bad one, but I wouldn't expect Gelfand's performance, despite his resilience, to
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