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Member since May-08-11 · Last seen Apr-22-14
I was born in 1955 and brought up in the west of Ireland. I enjoy following the social side of chess, and I can usually understand enough of what's going on to enjoy reading the discussions. Haven't played competitively for years, but was lower board county standard. I'm a consultant and trainer for big companies in the management of knowledge and information, based in the English Midlands. Thinking of joining a chess club in Autumn 2013 for the first time in 20 years.

Went down to my local chess club last night. It was closed (boo!) but at least after 20 years I tried (hooray!)

   Dionysius1 has kibitzed 770 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-22-14 Gashimov Memorial (2014) (replies)
Dionysius1: After all the kerfuffle, Carlsen is still 1 point ahead of the field, just as he was yesterday after his win over Nakamura. I bet HE didn't set himself the goal of 10/10. And even he knows he's going to draw a game he might have won, once in a while. When the Welsh rugby team ...
   Apr-20-14 Carlsen vs Mamedyarov, 2014 (replies)
Dionysius1: Given how much fun I get from playing the occasional good move, how come Carlsen isn't in a permanent state of ecstasy? I played a game for the club last Wednesday night which I had to draw from a bad position to protect the team's win. I did it and I can't remember feeling that ...
   Apr-18-14 Keene vs P Cuellar, 1974 (replies)
Dionysius1: The interchange proving, if I may make a bad joke, that both Keene and Cuellar are Nice ol'(Men) just like it says under their names at the top of this page.
   Mar-29-14 World Chess Championship Candidates (2014) (replies)
Dionysius1: Maybe it's a Russian GM characteristic - Svidler talks a heck of a lot at press conferences too. It's like they think they're in a lecture room. Maybe part of the Russian (Botwinnik) School of chess.
   Jan-30-14 Lombardy vs J Mayer, 1963 (replies)
Dionysius1: 35. Bxc5 is a lovely move
   Jan-26-14 Tata Steel (2014) (replies)
Dionysius1: Thank goodness for occasional lapses like Aronian's. Without them top chess would be a lot less interesting.
   Dec-20-13 SportAccord World Mind Games (Women, Basque) (2013) (replies)
Dionysius1: Strange format, two simultaneous games v same opponent. I tried a new format I'd thought of last night - players sit behind their pieces as usual (black behind the black pieces etc). Then they turn the board round. Now each player has to reach over and move his own pieces and ...
   Dec-17-13 London Chess Classic (Knockout) (2013) (replies)
Dionysius1: I enjoyed the story very much <MOLLOYCHESS>. I guess Milf feels a bit strong because I discovered the other evening what it stood for. But isn't it funny how these terms water themselves down? To call someone a berk was very rude indeed (rhyming slang " Berkeley Hunt/cxxx")
   Dec-16-13 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Dionysius1: In the event of a draw, the commentators should play a decider, and the winner should have the crown. After all, they talk as if they know best! :-)
   Dec-12-13 London Chess Classic (Group A) (2013) (replies)
Dionysius1: With the new format and the association with children, this tournament can now become the Xmas pantomime of the super chess circuit. Maybe the winners will have to lead community singing and give goody bags to the school children at the end!
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