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Absentee
Member since Jun-26-08 · Last seen Dec-09-18
Six pawns! Do you know what that means? There are only eight to begin with.
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   Absentee has kibitzed 4320 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-04-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
 
Absentee: <WorstPlayerEver: Back to topic, please.> Nice match. Good games.
 
   Nov-28-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
 
Absentee: Okay, so this is where the player in the must-win position plays a surprise opening, gets into a horrible middlegame and accepts a draw at move 32.
 
   Nov-28-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
 
Absentee: <Domdaniel: It is game 2 of a 4-game rapid match> Yes. With such a small margin the difference seems academic. But then I don't presume to know what Caruana's thinking. He certainly isn't playing it safe.
 
   Nov-28-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
 
Absentee: <7he5haman: <Sally: And this is more exciting. We might get to see an Armageddon game to decide a World Title. That would be a first!> Debatable - I'd rather exciting Classical matches than exciting rapid/blitz games.> How about every game is an armageddon game? Lots of
 
   Nov-26-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
 
Absentee: <An Englishman: Good Morning> Good evening.
 
   Nov-19-18 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2018) (replies)
 
Absentee: <alexmagnus: This argument would only be valid if you argued that Crimea is not Turkish. But using it to argue that Crimea is not Ukrainian is pointless, as "back then" there was no Ukraine. One could use this argujment to say Finland should be Russian, and Poland should not ...
 
   Nov-18-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
 
Absentee: <keypusher: <Atking: It remenbers me Capablanca Alekhine match. One side very well prepared in specific openings.> In Capablanca-Alekhine they both played the same opening 30+ times.> Thank the gods they had no internet. Can you imagine the lamentations of the fans?
 
   Nov-15-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
 
Absentee: <Parachessus: I fear for the future of the game as played by hyper-cautious hyper-prepared super GMs. At the patzer level things are fine, of course (blunders galore).> You're suggesting that professional chess should be less professional?
 
   Nov-10-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
 
Absentee: <not not: white queenside looks not good. y not attak black king via h6 weakness> Because it's not a weakness?
 
   Oct-19-18 Chess Olympiad (2018) (replies)
 
Absentee: <That Roger: <perfidious> its merely a very interesting question because there must be an answer and it must be one or the other and I would like to know if any chess player here or person with extreme chess interest would have any educated guess or educated knowledge. Is ...
 
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