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Alex Schindler
Member since Nov-18-14 · Last seen Apr-24-18
Brooklyn born and raised, though I'll probably be living in Washington Heights by the time someone's reading this.

Nyu law student, hopefully joining the Marshall club for summer 2015, joining the uscf and actually getting a tournament rating. If I had to estimate where I'll fall, I'd say ~1800 based on my games and the informal ones I play at Washington Square Park.

Here to learn from the keen analysts I've seen in the kibitz section, and the great masters whose games are preserved for posterity. A big fan of the guess the move resource as well

Favorite players are tal, nezhmetdinov,Fischer, bronstein, polgar, kasparov, Anand, Carlsen, Lasker, morphy, Pillsbury... Well, for the most part that tells you what I'm into.

I admire the karpovs and petrosians of the world and wish I had more of a feel for positional and prophylactic play, but at this early stage of my development aggression and tactics are where I find the most pleasure. Full Member

   Alex Schindler has kibitzed 137 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-13-18 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
Alex Schindler: I assumed Naka would be in because I thought there would be Nine Companions. One does not unseat Sauron from his dark throne with a fellowship of only eight Candidates... But it appears Nakamura has fallen into shadow.
   Mar-13-18 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
Alex Schindler: I don't care who you are- you see a super-GM play Rg8 on move 8 in a theorized to death opening that is supposed to be drawish, it's time to panic.
   Mar-07-17 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
Alex Schindler: Can someone explain why 25 h5 instead of going ahead with Be3? Haven't analyzed with computer, but I'm having trouble seeing what it addresses. Nor do I see the point of black's response qg5+, simply inviting the bishop where it wants to go and threatening nothing in ...
   Mar-07-17 B Ider vs Yifan Hou, 2017 (replies)
Alex Schindler: Unbelievable over the board calculation. (Or intuition, considering how deep some of the lines go at a material disadvantage?) That f3 bishop is more of a pope, dominating the board like some divine emissary. The sacrifice of a queen for two minor pieces and an amazing ...
   Nov-01-16 Tal vs Karpov, 1987 (replies)
Alex Schindler: I also wonder about 15 Qb3 instead of Qe2, but that would have made for a very different game, and I guess Tal had his sights set on the kingside from move 1.
   Feb-05-16 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
Alex Schindler: how is this bio so understated? He may be one of the best five players of all time, and one of the most influential.
   Feb-05-16 Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 (replies)
Alex Schindler: Oh , from the end of Zydeco's comment. nevermind
   Feb-04-16 Yifan Hou vs Navara, 2016
Alex Schindler: I think Navara's ...a5 was a poor response to her c4 novelty. What did it achieve? An unnecessary weakness or two. Hou's brilliant rook penetration from the sixth rank owes itself to that move and its fruits. Interesting is analyzing the natural response dxc4. It looks very ...
   Feb-04-16 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2015 (replies)
Alex Schindler: "necrolizing zombiform tourette's." hahahahha
   Feb-03-16 Ponomariov vs Fritz, 2005
Alex Schindler: Seems like you had no need to speak of hardware given your observation about software, Kinghunt. If you already have Komodo's Elo (which now exceeds 3300), you don't even really need to know what changes in hardware have given rise to part of that estimate to come to a ...
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