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Member since Jun-26-08 · Last seen Apr-25-18
Six pawns! Do you know what that means? There are only eight to begin with.
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   Absentee has kibitzed 4264 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-22-18 Gashimov Memorial (2018) (replies)
Absentee: <offramp: <WorstPlayerEver: These press conferences are demanded by the sponsors afaik.> They are, but why? What do the sponsors want to know?> To maximize brand exposure time?
   Apr-21-18 US Championship (2018) (replies)
Absentee: <AylerKupp: So, whether you arrive at your prediction by careful measurement, deep analysis, divine inspiration, pure guesswork, or any other means, it does not make any difference.> Orlando the Tabby Cat is living proof of that.
   Apr-11-18 GRENKE Chess Classic (2018) (replies)
Absentee: Why would Kramnik hide Giri's prep?
   Apr-07-18 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
Absentee: Now that Caruana has won, can we consider him a viable candidate for the WC? At least until the next game.
   Apr-06-18 Vitiugov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2018 (replies)
Absentee: <Domdaniel: Many, many years ago, I went to see the folk-rock band Steeleye Span. They sang an old song, Gaudete, with lyrics in Latin -- which I heard as "Gaudete, let's marry a virgin ...> Yes, I think it would be a rather unrealistic demand today.
   Apr-01-18 Vitiugov vs G Meier, 2018 (replies)
Absentee: <keypusher: Ulhumbrus has the ugliest prose on chessgames.> Anything containing the word "Caissa" that doesn't come from a 19th century chess column qualifies.
   Mar-31-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
Absentee: <wasimulkabir: Is Caruana losing?> Either that or he's faking it exceptionally well.
   Mar-30-18 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
Absentee: <keypusher: There's something touching about a bald assertion followed by <End of discussion> on the 122nd page of kibitzing for a match that was never played. Maybe, analogously with a FAQ, cg could replace all these posts with a precis of all the arguments that have been
   Mar-28-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
Absentee: <csmath: <Jan Timman predicted that the winner will have 9 points this time. Good one.> Those predictions are as good as socks. Everybody has one.> The luckiest of us have two.
   Mar-27-18 Grischuk vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
Absentee: <Sally Simpson: How are two other crucial games looking. Anybody?> Karjakin is trying hard and getting a shaky position in a NvB endgame vs Ding Liren.
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