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Member since Jun-26-08 · Last seen Feb-25-17
Six pawns! Do you know what that means? There are only eight to begin with.
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   Absentee has kibitzed 3910 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-24-17 Women's World Championship (2017) (replies)
Absentee: <Sally Simpson: Hi Donjova, "As for the rebounding from 0-2 in a two game match, it would require some serious reshaping of the Laws of the Universe." A quick flick of the wrist from FIDE, who have never been bound by the laws of the universe when they want this their way, could
   Feb-22-17 Tradewise Gibraltar (2017) (replies)
Absentee: <Riverbeast: <Absentee> No inconsistencies there...I believed the pairings were rigged, and still have not seen proof they weren't...One person who did manual pairings said most of Hou's pairings were correct, but one round was not.> Then you have a lot of catching up ...
   Feb-22-17 FIDE Grand Prix Sharjah (2017) (replies)
Absentee: <scholes: I think Hou is somewhere 2700-50 strength.> Based on...?
   Feb-17-17 Robert James Fischer (replies)
Absentee: <HeMateMe: I thought Darrow defended evolution in a south Carolina courtroom? Was he a chess player to boot? Good man!> What was naughty evolution accused of?
   Feb-12-17 Tata Steel (2017) (replies)
Absentee: I thought that was epistle. But tuttifrutty, chessalem, etc, they're all tolengoy.
   Feb-07-17 Yifan Hou vs B Lalith, 2017
Absentee: <luzhin: Shortsight, the purpose of randomly generated pairings is not to give each player what he or she wants (even if that were possible).> The pairings aren't random. There's no randomness in the algorithm. The only element of chance, if you want to call it that, is the ...
   Feb-06-17 Yifan Hou (replies)
Absentee: <Lambda: I dislike expectations that people in the public eye always act perfectly, it means seriously deviant behaviour from the likes of Trump stands out less, with horrific results.> Trump's presidency is the best thing that's happened in international politics in years.
   Jan-29-17 I Nepomniachtchi vs W So, 2017 (replies)
Absentee: <karlmarx2000: It seems Nepo's prep is "outprepared" by Wesley's OTB analysis.. Hehe..> Nepomniachtchi prepared a stunning losing novelty and so far it's been a complete success.
   Jan-27-17 D Andreikin vs W So, 2017 (replies)
Absentee: Can we switch to Wei-Karjakin?
   Jan-25-17 W So vs R Wojtaszek, 2017 (replies)
Absentee: <SirRuthless: The best player in the world has another opportunity to build his legacy and silence his critics. The Carlsen Supremacy, is over.> Aren't you jumping to undue conclusions?
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