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Member since Oct-10-11 · Last seen Oct-18-17
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   Dirkster has kibitzed 48 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-10-17 S Hereklioglu vs Eda Celik, 2017
Dirkster: Ya gotta love that "zugzwang"!!!
   Sep-27-17 Aronian vs Ding Liren, 2017 (replies)
Dirkster: Let the kibitzing begin!! (I got nuthin'...) Hey, I just woke up - gimme a break, okay?!?
   Sep-06-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
Dirkster: As of this posting, 53% of all tournament games have been draws - with 40% of draws occurring in 30 moves or less! One game was even drawn in 7 moves!! The combative nature of chess certainly has a bright future...
   Sep-04-17 Radjabov vs H Ziska, 2017 (replies)
Dirkster: Thanks, Nerwal! So I guess my reasons 1) and 2) are more accurate than my last one. But don't you find something not-quite-right about this? I mean, the game was just 15 moves! And I've seen other similar "GM draws" in this tournament. Chess must be the only game where players can ...
   Aug-24-17 A Yegiazarian vs Veremeichik, 2000 (replies)
Dirkster: Sorry, I must have a temporary case of "chess-blindness". Can someone point out White's winning continuation after 18...Nc4? I see that 19.Nd5 has potential, but since I don't have a search-engine (I know - how do I survive?!?) I'm stymied for a clear-cut win.
   Jul-15-17 Kramnik vs V Fedoseev, 2017 (replies)
Dirkster: Wow! Was 17.Ne3 a tactical blunder or did Kramnik have starry-eyed visions of a decisive king-side attack? Either way, it didn't quite work out well for him...
   Jul-09-17 Mamedyarov vs E Inarkiev, 2017 (replies)
Dirkster: "To err is human; to trap your opponent's queen... divine!"
   Jul-04-17 Paul Morphy (replies)
Dirkster: The question I always ask myself is: Given that Morphy was an absolute chess genius - HOW could he have lost 25 games?!?!?
   Jul-01-17 A Giri vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
Dirkster: Wow! A "blitz blunder" by Carlsen on move 35 - it was an offer even Giri couldn't refuse!
   Jun-05-17 Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2017) (replies)
Dirkster: Re 1300patzer - You are absolutely correct! Draws under 50 moves should be awarded ZERO points, 50 moves and over the standard 0.5 point. Also: wins should be 2 points and losses -1 point. That should shake things up a bit! (I confess I have no idea if it's in the right direction -
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