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Member since Jun-26-08 · Last seen Aug-23-14
Six pawns! Do you know what that means? There are only eight to begin with.
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   Absentee has kibitzed 1984 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-22-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Absentee: <Kinghunt: It would be nice if at least one was held in Europe, but a lot were last cycle. I really don't see a problem with this. The only potential issue is Iran, and that's for political reasons - Nakamura definitely could not play there, and I suspect many of the players ...
   Aug-22-14 Garry Kasparov (replies)
Absentee: <Olavi: Although the statements of such people must be taken with a grain of salt, even after they moved to the West; they know what kind of story sells.> I'd say they should be taken with a grain of salt especially if they have moved to the west.
   Aug-13-14 Chess Olympiad (2014) (replies)
Absentee: I only followed a few top players during this event, so there might well be better games that I've missed, but the one I enjoyed the most is Kramnik vs Topalov, 2014 .
   Aug-08-14 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
Absentee: <dx9293: This will only serve to motivate Caruana further, which is a good thing.> If that's the case, Nakamura must have built up enough motivation for two lifetimes.
   Jul-30-14 Robert James Fischer (replies)
Absentee: <Petrosianic: There was no rating system until Fischer was 27. What you're talking about now are retroactive systems that no one knew about at the time. Everyone was impressed by the 1963/4 US Championship, but nobody felt that it made Fischer the best player in the world, ...
   Jul-29-14 Yifan Hou (replies)
Absentee: Peter Meyer aka Suckhu Nyanavivekass.
   Jul-27-14 Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (replies)
Absentee: <HeMateMe: Now, no one has any respect for the women's FIDE title.> Because it doesn't translate to performance. Which makes it meaningless.
   Jul-26-14 Adam Celander (replies)
Absentee: <The Rocket: My moves are not the first choice by any modern engine in the game. I go beyond their horizon.> <The Rocket: People will remember me for humiliating the machines, at a time when grandmasters needed odds games to be given any chance.> So... why aren't you ...
   Jul-25-14 Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (2014) (replies)
Absentee: <Wavy: I hope the world championship will be held like tennis grand slam tournament or the world cup. Everyone has a chance to join and the last man standing is the world champion. That is more exciting.> There is the World Cup, even though most people always seem to forget ...
   Jul-24-14 Biel (2014) (replies)
Absentee: <Octavia:But I wished people could believe that chess is an old man's game - which it is in terms of who plays chess more - old or young? & then we'd soon find that the old do better at chess.> Doesn't this already answer the question?
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