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Member since Oct-10-11 · Last seen Feb-22-18
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   Dirkster has kibitzed 52 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-14-18 B Adhiban vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
Dirkster: "Magnus the Magician" (with all due respect to the great Tal) - it's amazing how Carlsen can transform a drawish opening into a favorable middle game and a winning end game. My hat's off to him! (Well, if I were wearing a hat...)
   Dec-28-17 M Gevorgyan vs I Gaponenko, 2017 (replies)
Dirkster: We ain't afraid of no wannabe "Pirc-Buster" Austrian Attack!! A beautiful finish - White is helpless to prevent 56...Nd3#!!
   Dec-05-17 London Chess Classic (2017) (replies)
Dirkster: If this is the "future" of chess, where every game ultimately ends in a draw between top grandmasters because of a variety of reasons, then I submit using Fischer's "Chess960" is the ONLY way to save our beloved game from an ignominious "death by drawdom". I know "Chess960" will ...
   Nov-04-17 Beliavsky vs I Salgado Lopez, 2017
Dirkster: Wow! A GM putting a piece en prise - I guess there's hope for us all!! (Well, perhaps for you - I'm totally beyond redemption!!!)
   Oct-10-17 S Hereklioglu vs Eda Celik, 2017 (replies)
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...
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