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Cactus
Member since May-19-07
I'm rather obsessed with chess but not very good...

My favorite players are Petrosian and Kramnik, and my favorite game is Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961

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   Cactus has kibitzed 844 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-01-09 M Apicella vs C Debray, 2009 (replies)
 
Cactus: Why the resignation? 51...Qxg6 52.hxg6 Kf8
 
   Feb-08-09 Svidler vs Harikrishna, 2009 (replies)
 
Cactus: Very well played by a Ruy expert.
 
   Feb-01-09 keypusher chessforum (replies)
 
Cactus: I was on the Capablanca-Alekhine World Championship Match (1927) page and you gave a link to some 'who loses the least' numbers. I clicked on it, and instead of what I expected, it was a link to my own forum! I am confused....
 
   Feb-01-09 Igor Penko (replies)
 
Cactus: I Penko vs J Novak, 2001 is the game of the century.
 
   Jan-30-09 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3 (E04)
 
Cactus: A bit of a late responce, but you can always play for the advantage with Qa4+ after ...dxc4. You won't have to gambit a pawn, and it will be more positional, but it is more drawish. Andersson played it often.
 
   Jan-27-09 H J Schubert vs Hector, 1990 (replies)
 
Cactus: 6.Bf1 and 7.Bxb5?. White simply plays a tempo-down version of the 6.Bxb5 lines.
 
   Jan-26-09 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
Cactus: It's amazing the lack of criticism Carlsen is getting for his +0 -0 =8 record. Just goes to show you the double standard.
 
   Jan-25-09 A Ostapenko vs Yartsev, 1969 (replies)
 
Cactus: <An Englishmen> In Karpov's immortal, he offered to sacrifice the exchange three or four times, but Topalov didn't accept them. I doubt what you discribed is true, simply because underpromotion and exchange sacs are so rare in the endgame, but as you said, it would make a ...
 
   Jan-23-09 Wang Yue vs Adams, 2009 (replies)
 
Cactus: I don't know if the TMB is a risk, it might be the safest defence there is to 1.d4. Yue plays too quietly and loses the initiative.
 
   Jan-21-09 David Janowski (replies)
 
Cactus: Janowski is #1 according to chessmetrics, around 1904. Personally, I don't think that could be true, believing him more of a top-ten range sort of player.
 
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