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I've been playing for many years, but only seriously for about 10. I prefer positional play and some of my favorite players are Reti, Petrosian, Smyslov, Karpov, Larsen, Vaganian and The Master: Aron Nimzowitsch.

My favorite active player is Vladimir Kramnik.

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   AgentRgent has kibitzed 6006 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-30-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
   Jul-16-14 Adams vs Kramnik, 2014 (replies)
AgentRgent: I'm afraid Kramnik may be caught in a bit of a vise... Between Family commitments eating into Opening Prep time, and fatigue due to age (and illness?) cutting into his endgame accuracy. Based on this tournament (and some other recent games) I suspect that Kramnik likely will ...
   Jun-30-14 Analysis Forum chessforum (replies)
   Jun-29-14 AgentRgent chessforum (replies)
AgentRgent: [Event "Zurich Chess Challenge 2014"] [White "Carlsen,M"] [Black "Caruana,F"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 Nd7 7. Be3 Bd6 8. Nc3 c5 9. O-O Nf8 10. Nd2 Ng6 11. Nc4 Be6 12. Ne2 Qd7 13. Nxd6+ cxd6 14. f4 exf4 15. Nxf4 Nxf4 16. Rxf4 b6 17. Qh5
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  AgentRgent: <A.G. Argent> No worries, I don't think people will really confuse the two names. Especially since a great many people think my name is AgentR*E*gent anyway! ;-)
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  keypusher: By the way, I just finished my last game from the April 2007 GN tournament, and noticed you wound up with 15 points out of 20. Congratulations on a great performance!
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  chancho: A little late I know, but Happy Holidays AgentRgent.
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  AgentRgent: I just had a neat position come up in a blitz game... Not terribly difficult but I felt good that I found it quickly.

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Black to move.

Jan-18-09  AnalyzeThis: Well, my friend AgentRgent, you prefer positional play, I prefer tactical. I was intrigued by your position, and suppose that you enjoyed playing the move ....Rd2+. However, among the other winning methods available, I find ...Ba3 to be the most amusing and interesting. For example, 1...Ba3 2. Qxh8 Qb5+ has a sense of justice about it, with the queen having vacated control over b5.

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  AgentRgent: Another interesting position from a blitz game:

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White to move (with just over a minute on the clock)...

Feb-11-09  Ziggurat: rb6+?

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  AgentRgent: Yep, Rb6+ is the move.

My opponent, perhaps taken aback by the move, as well as time trouble of his own, let me finish the game with a nice flair.. 1. Rb6+ Kg5 (Kf5 holds out longer) 2. h4+ Kg4 3. Bd1!

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Jun-23-09  Thrajin: <AgentRgent>, as you may know, we've recently put together a team, on gameknot, that consists solely of members. Your name came up in a recent conversation I had with Brankat, and we both agree you'd be a strong member of our team, should you agree to join.

We've put together a solid team, with people like <brankat>, <blacksburg>, <warmasterkron>, <ganstaman>, <ketchuplover>, and <nakosonorense>.

If you want to join, go here: and click the join team link to sign up. Then I'll accept your request to join and that's all there is to it.

James (a.k.a. thrajin)

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  brankat: Welcome to the Team!
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  jessicafischerqueen: <AgentRgent>

Well that was a truly beautiful game <GM Kramnik> played yesterday.

He left no doubt- no doubt whatsoever.

Seemingly out of nowhere he brought down <Carlsen's> position = an ensuing king hunt and mating net in which <Carlsen> would have had to give up his Queen for a Rook and a minor piece in order to prevent it.

I have spent several hours this morning with my chess engine already trying to figure out the complexities of the Middle game to the Finish.

Ok then thanks for your patience.

Impossible not to be thrilled by <GM Kramnik's> play in this case.

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  LIFE Master AJ: I saw your header.

I understand Nimzowitsch was your favorite player.

I have written numerous articles on this player.

I respectfully submit this page for your enjoyment:

If you liked this one, let me know. (I have done a few more as well.)

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  LIFE Master AJ: For all the players who stated - a while back - that Kramnik was "done."

Look at some of his recent games.

Kramnik,V (2780) - Shirov,A (2749) [D16]
Grand Slam Final Masters Bilbao ESP (2), 10.10.2010

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 e6 6.e3 c5 7.Bxc4 Nc6 8.0-0 Be7 9.Qe2 cxd4 10.Rd1 0-0 11.exd4 Nd5 12.Bb3 Na5 13.Ba2 Nb4 14.d5 Nxa2 15.Rxa2 Bf6 16.dxe6 Qe7 17.Nd5 Qxe6 18.b4 Nc6 19.b5 Ne5 20.Nc7 Nxf3+ 21.gxf3 Qxe2 22.Rxe2 Be6 23.Nxa8 Rxa8 24.Bb2 Rc8 25.Rc1 Rd8 26.Bxf6 gxf6 27.Kg2 a6 28.bxa6 bxa6 29.Rc6 Kg7 30.Re4 f5 31.Rh4 Ra8 32.a5 Kg6 33.Kg3 Kg5 34.Rd4 h5 35.h4+ Kf6 36.Kf4 Rb8 37.Rxa6 Rb2 38.Ra4 Rxf2 39.Rxe6+ fxe6 40.a6 Re2 41.a7 1-0

I download the latest games from "TWIC" faithfully every week. I also add games "by hand" from the U.S. Chess Magazine ... and many other sources. I also try to visit all the websites and download the PGN files of all the latest tournament games.

Since about 2007, I have about 750,000 games in this database.

Searching it for ONLY Kramnik's recent wins, we find the following list: Carlsen, Aronian, Mamedyarov, Naiditsch, Ponomariov, etc.

"Impressive, MOST impressive." (Darth Vader - in <Star Wars IV>.)

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  LIFE Master AJ: < Nov-02-10 AgentRgent: Just an editorial note... at In the intro to the Matisons-Nimzowitsch game you state: "<Black> resigns before he has lost a single pawn." Obviously you mean White, furthermore you may wish to clarify, perhaps with "before he is down even a single pawn" rather than "before he has lost a single pawn". The latter is a bit unclear as white has had 2 pawns captured.

Other than that, a nice page, thanks for sharing.>

Very nice "word-smithing," I may do exactly that.

Thanks for the compliment as well.

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  AgentRgent: I have to say I'm pretty pleased with my play in this blitz game. My opponent and I had played several previous games to a draw, so this was sort of a tiebreaker. Hopefully someone with an engine won't rip it to pieces...

[White "agentrgent"]
[Black "roberto666"]

1. Nf3 c6 2. c4 Nf6 3. b3 g6 4. Bb2 Bg7 5. g3 d6 6. Bg2 a6 7. O-O O-O 8. d3 b5 9. Nbd2 e5 10. Qc2 Bf5 11. e4 Bg4 12. h3 Be6 13. Ng5 Qd7 14. Nxe6 Qxe6 15. Nf3 h6 16. Rad1 Nbd7 17. Rfe1 Rad8 18. cxb5 cxb5 19. d4 exd4 20. Nxd4 Qe8 21. Nc6 Rc8 22. Rxd6 Nb8 23. e5 Nfd7 24. Qe4 Nc5 25. Qd5 Nbd7 26. Rxg6 Nb6 27. Rxg7+ Kxg7 28. e6+ f6 29. Qxc5 Nd7 30. Qe7+ Qxe7 31. Nxe7 Rc2 32. exd7 Rxb2 33. Nf5+ Kf7 34. Bd5+ Kg6 35. Re8 1-0

Apr-27-12  LoveThatJoker: Thanks for stopping by my forum, man! I'll say your name like a pirate for sure! :D

Any truly exciting games that you have come across lately?


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  AgentRgent: Just got back from the US Championships in St. Louis. What an awesome club and experience. Got to speak with Jennifer Shahade, Sunil Weeramantry, and Irina Krush (who was extremely gracious and accommodating!) The only thing that would have made made the day better was if Rusudan Goletiani had prevailed.

Unfortunately I won't be back this year, but I will certainly be back in the future!

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  Check It Out: <AgentRgent: <GlennOliver: isn't this game exhilarating compared to the dull-as-dishwater World Chess Championship?> I think both are exciting? Playing precise chess at the highest levels is like walking a tightrope. Isn't it enough that the walker reaches the other side? Must there be a fall for it to be exciting?>

Hey, like that one, man. Good seeing you around.

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  AgentRgent: Ok, well here's a mystery.. Someone renewed my premium membership and I have no idea whom. I thought perhaps my wife had it done secretly, but she swears it wasn't her or any of our family. So, whoever my benefactor is.. a huge THANK YOU!!! Later this year when my finances improve, I will be sure to pay it forward!
Jun-25-12  LoveThatJoker: It wasn't me, but I'm glad you're back, AgentRgent!




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  Tal7777777: "First restrain, then blockade, and lastly destroy!" -Aron Nimzowitsch
Mar-08-13  wachter123680: Nice poster of Tatat Schmitz game on the Spassky Fuchs game, in which Fuchs lost for not early replacement of that e5 solid unbreakable pawn in my view.
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  AgentRgent: [Event "FIDE GP Tashkent"]
[White "Morozevich,A"]
[Black "Caruana,F"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 Be6 7. Qe2 Nd7 8. Be3 Qe7 9. Bxc5 Qxc5 10. Nc3 Qd6 11. O-O-O c5 12. Nh4 O-O-O 13. Nf5 Bxf5 14. exf5 Nf6 15. Rhe1 Rhe8 16. Qf3 Qd4 17. g4 h6 18. a3 a6 19. Re3 Re7 20. Kb1 Nd5 21. Nxd5 Qxd5 22. Qxd5 Rxd5 23. Rde1 f6 24. f4 Kd7 25. c3 b5 26. Kc2 Kd6 27. b3 Re8 28. Re4 Re7 29. b4 Re8 30. c4 bxc4 31. dxc4 Rd4 32. fxe5+ fxe5 33. bxc5+ Kxc5 34. Rxe5+ Rxe5 35. Rxe5+ Kxc4 36. Re7 c5 37. Rxg7 Rd3 38. h4 Rf3 39. Kd2 Kd4 40. Ke2 Rxa3 41. f6 Ra2+ 42. Kf3 Ra1 43. Kg2 Ra2+ 44. Kg3 Ra1 45. g5 hxg5 46. hxg5 Rf1 47. Rc7 a5 48. f7 a4 49. g6 a3 50. Ra7 Rf6 51. g7 1-0

[Event "ch-RUS Rapid"]
[White "Inarkiev,E"]
[Black "Jakovenko,D"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 Bd6 7. Bg5 h6 8. Be3 c5 9. Nbd2 Be6 10. Nc4 Bxc4 11. dxc4 Nxe4 12. Qd5 Nf6 13. Qxb7 O-O 14. Qa6 Rb8 15. Qa3 Qe7 16. Nd2 Nd7 17. g4 Qe6 18. O-O-O e4 19. Rhe1 Rfe8 20. Qa5 Be5 21. c3 Bd6 22. Qa4 Nb6 23. Qa6 Nd7 24. Qa4 Nb6 25. Qa6 Nd7 26. Qa4 Nb6 27. Qa6 Nd7 28. Qa4 Nb6 1/2-1/2

[Event "GRENKE Rapid WCh"]
[White "Inarkiev,E"]
[Black "Aronian,L"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 Nd7 7. Be3 Bd6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. O-O Re8 10. c3 Nf8 11. d4 Ng6 12. Qc2 exd4 13. cxd4 Bf4 14. Rfe1 Qf6 15. Nf1 Be6 16. Ng3 Bxe3 17. Rxe3 Nf4 18. a3 a5 19. Qd2 Qh6 20. Rc1 Bd7 21. Rc2 Qd6 22. Ne5 Be6 23. Rf3 Ng6 24. Nc4 Bxc4 25. Rxc4 Ne5 26. Rc1 Nxf3+ 27. gxf3 Re6 28. Nf5 Qf8 29. Kh1 g6 30. Nh6+ Kh8 31. d5 Rd6 32. Qf4 f6 33. Ng4 Re8 34. dxc6 bxc6 35. Kg2 f5 36. e5 g5 37. Qg3 f4 38. Qh2 Rde6 39. h4 gxh4 40. Qxh4 Qg7 41. Kf1 Qg6 42. Nf6 Rf8 43. Qxf4 Qd3+ 44. Kg2 Qg6+ 45. Kf1 1/2-1/2

[Event "TOP 16 GpA"]
[White "Svidler,P"]
[Black "Jakovenko,D"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 Qd6 7. Nbd2 Be6 8. Ng5 Nd7 9. Nxe6 Qxe6 10. Qg4 Qf6 11. Nf3 g6 12. O-O h5 13. Qg3 Qe7 14. d4 Bd6 15. dxe5 Nxe5 16. Nxe5 Bxe5 17. Qe3 c5 18. c3 O-O-O 19. f4 Bg7 20. e5 Kb8 21. Qe4 Qe6 22. Be3 b6 23. a4 f5 24. Qc2 Rd7 25. b4 cxb4 26. cxb4 g5 27. fxg5 Bxe5 28. Rae1 Re8 29. Kh1 Qg6 30. Bg1 Qxg5 31. Rxf5 Qg7 32. a5 Rde7 33. a6 Bd6 34. Qc6 Kc8 35. Rd1 Kd8 36. Rxd6+ cxd6 37. Qxd6+ Kc8 38. Qc6+ Kd8 39. Rd5+ Rd7 40. Qa8+ 1-0

[Event "City of Culture GM"]
[White "Svidler,P"]
[Black "Vallejo Pons,F"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 Nd7 7. Nbd2 f6 8. Nc4 Nf8 9. a3 Be6 10. Qe2 Bxc4 11. dxc4 Ne6 12. O-O 1/2-1/2

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  AgentRgent: [Event "Zurich Chess Challenge 2014"]
[White "Carlsen,M"]
[Black "Caruana,F"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 Nd7 7. Be3 Bd6 8. Nc3 c5 9. O-O Nf8 10. Nd2 Ng6 11. Nc4 Be6 12. Ne2 Qd7 13. Nxd6+ cxd6 14. f4 exf4 15. Nxf4 Nxf4 16. Rxf4 b6 17. Qh5 d5 18. d4 c4 19. b3 Qc6 20. Raf1 O-O-O 21. bxc4 Qxc4 22. Rxf7 Bxf7 23. Rxf7 Rd7 24. Rxd7 Kxd7 25. exd5 g6 26. Qg4+ Kc7 27. Qe6 Kb7 28. Qe7+ Qc7 29. Qe4 Qd7 30. d6+ Ka6 31. Bf4 Rc8 32. Kh2 Rc4 33. Bg3 Rc8 34. Qd3+ Kb7 35. c4 Qc6 36. Qb3 Ka8 37. a4 Re8 38. a5 Kb7 39. c5 Kc8 40. axb6 axb6 41. d5 Qxc5 42. Qa4 Re3 43. Qa8+ Kd7 44. Qb7+ Ke8 45. d7+ Kd8 46. Bh4+ Re7 47. Qc8+ 1-0

[Event "Zurich Chess Challenge 2014"]
[White "Anand,V"]
[Black "Carlsen,M"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 Nd7 7. Be3 Bd6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. O-O Re8 10. Nc4 Nf8 11. d4 exd4 12. Qxd4 c5 13. Qd3 b6 14. Nxd6 Qxd6 15. Qxd6 cxd6 16. Rfd1 Bb7 17. Rxd6 Bxe4 18. Ne1 Rad8 19. Rad1 Ne6 20. Rxd8 Rxd8 21. Rxd8+ Nxd8 22. f3 Bd5 23. a3 Nc6 24. Kf2 f6 25. Nd3 Kf8 26. Ke2 Ke7 27. Kd2 Kd7 28. Nf4 Bf7 29. b3 Ne7 30. h4 Nd5 31. Nxd5 Bxd5 32. Bf4 Kc6 33. Bg3 Bf7 34. Bf4 Bg6 35. Bg3 Bf7 36. Bb8 a6 37. Bf4 Bg6 38. Bg3 Bh5 39. Bf2 Bf7 40. Bg3 Bg6 1/2-1/2

[Event "Gibraltar Masters 2014"]
[White "Harikrishna,P"]
[Black "Hansen,Eric"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 O-O 7. Be3 Bd6 8. Nc3 Re8 9. O-O Nd7 10. Ne2 Nf8 11. Ng3 Ne6 12. Nh2 c5 13. Ng4 Nf4 14. Qf3 Qg5 15. Rfe1 b6 16. Rad1 Bb7 17. c3 f6 18. Bc1 Rad8 19. Ne3 g6 20. Nc4 Qh4 21. d4 Ba6 22. dxe5 fxe5 23. Nxd6 cxd6 24. b3 Rf8 25. Bxf4 Qxf4 26. Qe3 Qxe3 27. Rxe3 Kf7 28. f3 Ke6 29. c4 b5 30. Rc3 Rb8 31. Nf1 bxc4 32. bxc4 Rb2 33. Ra3 Bxc4 34. Ne3 Be2 35. Re1 a6 36. Rb3 Rxb3 37. axb3 Bb5 38. Ra1 Rb8 39. Kf2 Bd3 40. Ra3 Rb4 41. Nd5 Rd4 42. Ra2 Bb5 43. Rc2 Rd3 44. b4 c4 45. Nb6 c3 46. Ke1 Re3+ 47. Kf2 Rd3 48. Ke1 Rd2 49. Rxc3 Re2+ 50. Kd1 Rxg2 51. Nd5 Kd7 52. Nb6+ Ke8 53. Rc8+ Kf7 54. Rc7+ Kf8 55. Rxh7 Be2+ 56. Ke1 Bxf3 57. Nd7+ Kg8 58. Nf6+ Kf8 59. Rd7 Re2+ 60. Kf1 Rd2 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE GP Paris"]
[White "Nakamura,Hi"]
[Black "Fressinet,L"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 Be6 7. Qe2 Nd7 8. Be3 f6 9. Bxc5 Nxc5 10. Qe3 Qe7 11. Nc3 O-O-O 12. O-O-O Kb8 13. d4 exd4 14. Nxd4 Nd7 15. f4 Nb6 16. Nxe6 Qxe6 17. Qc5 Rd6 18. b3 Rhd8 19. Qh5 h6 20. Qg4 Qe7 21. Rxd6 cxd6 22. Rd1 d5 23. exd5 Qa3+ 24. Kb1 Nc4 25. bxc4 Qb4+ 26. Kc1 Qxc3 27. Qxg7 Qa1+ 28. Kd2 Qd4+ 29. Kc1 Qa1+ 30. Kd2 Qd4+ 31. Kc1 1/2-1/2

[Event "8th Tal Mem Blitz"]
[White "Caruana,F"]
[Black "Anand,V"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 O-O 7. O-O Re8 8. Nbd2 Nd7 9. Nc4 f6 10. Nh4 Nf8 11. Be3 Bb6 12. a4 Be6 13. a5 Bd4 14. Bxd4 Qxd4 15. b3 Ng6 16. Nxg6 hxg6 17. Qe2 Bxc4 18. bxc4 g5 19. Rfb1 b5 20. cxb5 cxb5 21. Qe3 a6 22. Ra3 c5 23. c3 Qxe3 24. fxe3 Rad8 25. Rd1 c4 26. Kf2 cxd3 27. Ke1 f5 28. exf5 e4 29. Kd2 Rf8 30. g4 g6 31. Rf1 gxf5 32. gxf5 Rd5 33. Rb3 Rdxf5 34. Rxf5 Rxf5 35. Rb4 Rf2+ 36. Kd1 Rf3 37. Rxe4 Rxh3 38. Kd2 Rh2+ 39. Kxd3 Ra2 40. Rg4 Rxa5 41. Rxg5+ Kf7 42. e4 Ra3 43. Rc5 b4 44. Kc2 Rxc3+ 45. Rxc3 bxc3 46. Kxc3 Ke6 47. Kb4 Ke5 48. Ka5 Kxe4 49. Kxa6 Kd4 1/2-1/2

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