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Member since Jul-02-07 · Last seen Sep-17-17
Hi from Mainz, Germany.
If you speak German and think my username is arrogant, think again :-) A local newspaper once called me that when I was much younger, and since then I use it in a self-ironic and tongue in cheek way. My current ELO is 2270.

I enjoy the games of everyone playing active and creative chess. Of the current players I like watching Aronian the most; if I had to choose only one favorite player of all times, that would be Bronstein. I don't like Carlsen's style too much, but there's no question that he is terribly strong and clearly above anyone else at the moment. With other players I sometimes get the feeling they might mess up a position, but never with Carlsen.

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   Edeltalent has kibitzed 372 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-02-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016) (replies)
Edeltalent: <safar: When was the last time a world championship match had a queen sacrifice?> I assume you mean winning ones. These come to mind: Leko vs Kramnik, 2004 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 Although Kramnik's is the only real sacrifice, the other two (and ...
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
Edeltalent: <DirkMcCallahan: "Sergey, your dream of becoming World Champion does not come true today. How does that feel?" Why do they always have the worst reporters ever at these events?!> After reding the quote I thought you made a spot on ironic comment about the press conferences,
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
Edeltalent: <DirkMcCallahan: <Domdaniel: Anyone *still* object to the format?> Yep. This was an exciting game, to be sure, and I'd love for there to be more high-profile rapids matches/tourneys, but this is no way to determine the World Chess Champion.> Well said, I second that.
   Nov-28-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
Edeltalent: <In Carlsen's first 3 WC matches, he dethroned the reigning WC with a win, won the rematch in the second, and ended the third match with a draw after the regulation time control games. Who else did the same? Not Petrosian. Not Karpov. Not Kasparov. Not Fischer. Not Tal. No ...
   Nov-24-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
Edeltalent: <HeMateMe: didn't Fischer defend a positon similar to this in M60MG? There were enemy rook file pawns and he had none, down two pawns, yet he somehow drew the position.> You're probably talking about his game against Botvinnik (although it was actually Botvinnik who was ...
   Nov-14-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
Edeltalent: <Rama: Remember Magnus' rapids match with MVL? The 3-way playoff? What tournament was that?> London Chess Classic (2015)
   Sep-04-16 Chess Olympiad (2016) (replies)
Edeltalent: <MissScarlett: They're the home country; on occasion, there have been 3 teams.> Actually that's also the case this time.
   Sep-03-16 Kramnik vs Ivanchuk, 2012
Edeltalent: <grasser: The game played live: That's not live, but Chucky agonizing over his missed chance after the game. The position on the board never happened during the game but is the result of this analysis: ...
   Aug-15-16 Sinquefield Cup (2016) (replies)
Edeltalent: <cro777: This position is theoretical draw, but after the game Aronian said that he would have resigned (!) after 64.Kc5.> <Sally Simpson: Hi Cro777, One can just imagine the Barney Rubble (trouble) if Aronian had resigned in a drawn position.> Not sure if he really ...
   Apr-28-16 Ultimate Blitz Challenge (2016) (replies)
Edeltalent: I don't like the delay time control at all. It means towards the end of the game you're supposed to play at a steady pace of 3 seconds per move, but that's not what you normally do. Often you can bang out a lot of moves instantly (but then there's no benefit by the delay), but ...
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