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Member since Feb-09-07 · Last seen May-24-15
"Some people play hard to get. I play hard to want." (Ford Fairlane)


   Bureaucrat has kibitzed 3438 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-20-15 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Bureaucrat: Abdel, hehehe! I like it!
   May-12-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Bureaucrat: <Appaz: Proclaiming Carlsen to be the greatest ever of anything is a bit premature in my opinion, and I say that as a big Carlsen-fan.> By "greatest endgame player" I guess most people think of the strongest endgame player of all time, not the player with the greatest ...
   May-04-15 Nigel Short (replies)
Bureaucrat: <Certainly Anand would play.> I doubt it. But such a match would be great!
   May-04-15 Argue (replies)
Bureaucrat: <Apparently there will be a big focus on (...)> Yeah, that's "exceedingly funny". I guess using massacred kids to crack a joke makes great satire. What a disgusting scumbag.
   Apr-28-15 Wesley So (replies)
Bureaucrat: <In the 2015 Norway Chess, in addition to all the permanent seeded players the last slot is awarded to the Norweigan Champion which has always been the case.> Which was the case in 2013, but only because Hammer was the strongest Norwegian player after Carlsen, not because ...
   Apr-22-15 Zsuzsa Polgar (replies)
Bureaucrat: <Karposian: This is just distasteful and untruthful journalism.> It seems to me you missed that the author is Nigel Short. The quote was from his New In Chess article, which was reproduced in full on Chessbase.
   Apr-22-15 Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 (replies)
Bureaucrat: <chesssantosh: What happens after 52...a2?> 53.Ra7. If Black takes the Bishop, White wins the Rook endgame.
   Apr-17-15 Anand vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
Bureaucrat: I think it was simply a blunder by Carlsen, but good defense after that.
   Feb-19-15 Zurich Chess Challenge (2015) (replies)
Bureaucrat: What does "in pure chess terms" mean?
   Feb-11-15 GRENKE Chess Classic (2015) (replies)
Bureaucrat: Lambda, you are right. "Absolute playing strength" makes no sense at all. If ratings at the top increase because the players get better, it's because they get better compared to the average player, not because their "absolute strength" increases. In other words, there must be a ...
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