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Member since Jul-31-13 · Last seen Nov-19-18
Originally from Rochester NY, my parents were Cold War immigrants from Eastern Europe. Since it is so big in that part of the world, I learned Chess at an early age.

I am interested in the idiosynchracies of Chess, and disdain the movement to reduce it to formulas and algorithms. I study rare openings and their peculiar names; I have assembled a few collections that cover the most notable lines.

Game Collection: Unorthodox Games; Unusual Names (ECO=B,C)

Game Collection: Unorthodox Games; Unusual Names (ECO=A,D,E)

Well, there's also the puns. I try not to take things too seriously. It is just a game.

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   GumboGambit has kibitzed 411 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-31-14 Chess Olympiad (2014) (replies)
GumboGambit: <waustad> The only piece of info I have that could be helpful to you is that in STL, there is a tram that connects the Airport straight to downtown. So that would help you get around as you would mot be driving. You might be able to find a cheap place that is near the ...
   Jul-30-14 Caspero vs Chiosso, 1981 (replies)
GumboGambit: After this victory, Caspero spent the rest of the decade taking on Carpo in a series of closely contested matches.
   Jul-30-14 Philip G Sells
GumboGambit: Would make an ideal matchup for P Buys
   Jul-30-14 Fine vs Flohr, 1938 (replies)
GumboGambit: " Fine Polished Flohr"
   Jul-30-14 Alekhine vs V Mikenas, 1937 (replies)
GumboGambit: <muayad ali: Mikenas could have forced Alekhine to resign on move no.23.....Rc2 24 Qc2 Qf3+ 25 Kg1 Bh3 and mates.> Then we can say "Mikenas Work Overtime".
   Jul-29-14 Kateryna Alexandrovna Lahno (replies)
GumboGambit: With shifting borders, countries struggling to break free from Soviet rule, and new countries popping up (primarily in the former Yuogoslavia), it is very common for current Eastern Europeans to have 'mixed' heritage, where both sides have tense relations. (Croat-Serb, ...
   Jul-29-14 Tom Farrand
GumboGambit: Jersey is a British Crown dependency just off the coast of Normandy, France. And thats our geography lesson of the day.
   Jul-29-14 Alberto David (replies)
GumboGambit: Wow, this player was dominant in a stretch of three olympiads. Between 1998-2002, he went <+24 -2 =13> on first board for LUX.
   Jul-29-14 Y Visser vs A Kleijberg, 1985 (replies)
GumboGambit: Yge-Ads!
   Jul-29-14 A Moiseenko vs R Svane, 2014
GumboGambit: Its a good thing Chessbookie is only recreational. Last time I Checked, 50% had Moiseenko, the other half had Draw.
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