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Member since Mar-24-10 · Last seen Jan-09-13
I love watching chess and engaging in the social and historical chat around chess. I don't play much now but was minor county strength in the 1970s in Ireland and of course loved the fuss that the Fisher Spassky match gave chess - it was suddenly cool to be a good player at school. I find watching the very top level a bit too dry for me, but will join in discussions on historical and social aspects - whatever's going!

   Dionysius has kibitzed 61 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-01-11 Lev Polugaevsky (replies)
Dionysius: Hi Chessgames.There are so many images of the great man from a search of google images that I can't see why you haven't included one. Never mind, I'm off now, so over to you. Best wishes all, Dion
   Apr-28-11 Short vs Timman, 1991 (replies)
Dionysius: <Nasruddin Hodja> way back in Nov 06 07 came up with <Take the two following classics: Tarrasch vs Reti, 1922 and Alekhine vs Yates, 1922 Short was probably aware of both of these games and this awareness probably helped him originate the plan of the king march starting ...
   Apr-18-11 Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 (replies)
Dionysius: A foto of Fischer with the white pieces would have been more in keeping! ;-)
   Apr-12-11 Duncan Suttles (replies)
Dionysius: It seems Suttles games often finish with end games with lots of pawns still on the board. I wonder if that's because his openings don't have the more usual early pawn confrontations in the centre of the board which tend to end up with exchanges?
   Apr-12-11 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Dionysius: Golly - whoever put up the biog for John Sugden: that was quick! Thanks
   Apr-09-11 J Bath vs C Schulien, 1985
Dionysius: White takes an early bath
   Apr-06-11 Robert James Fischer (replies)
Dionysius: Here's the link
   Apr-03-11 J H Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 (replies)
Dionysius: <Riverbeast> Pretty sure it was Nigel Short who said 19th Century chess was "one person playing, the other applauding", but I can't easily put my hand on a source. Perhaps it was during one of his interviews at the London Classic 2010
   Mar-31-11 R Iglesias vs Capablanca, 1893 (replies)
Dionysius: Interesting that the only time Capablanca took notice of his queen enough to move it was when he sacrificed it. As if he's been saying all along "thanks Senor Iglesias, but I really don't need the queen odds - you do see that, don't you?"
   Mar-30-11 Hartston vs Uhlmann, 1973 (replies)
Dionysius: At what move was the draw offer made please?
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