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Member since Dec-07-11 · Last seen Nov-15-14
Hi. I live in the US, my online ELO rating is around 1600, but my former USCF was only about 1400 or 1500. Obviously, I enjoy playing chess, but I also enjoy other aspects of the game. I like hearing stories about past masters from about 1850 until the present, and I also like following current events and players.

Favorite Players:
- Judit Polgar (Favorite)
- Emanuel Lasker (2nd Favorite)
- Iryna Zenyuk (favorite American player)
- Also: Petrosian, Karpov, Kramnik
- As well as: Anand, Tal, Rubinstein, Keres, Reti

Favorite Games:
- Lasker*/Capa, St. Petersburg, 1914 (Favorite)
- Polgar/Shirov*, Buenos Aires, 1994
- Lasker/Pillsbury*, St. Peterburg, 1895-6
- Polgar*/Anand, Dos Hermanas, 1999
- Polgar/Tolnai*, 1991 Hungarian Nat'l Championship - Zenyuk*/Foisor, 2013 US Women's Championship
Other Favorites:
- Polgar*/Karjakin, World Cup 2011
- Polgar*/Short, NY 1994 (Rapid)
- Rubinstein/Rotlevi*, Lodz, 1907
- Ed. Lasker*/Thomas, London, 1912
- Reti*/Bogolyubov, NY, 1924
(* indicates white pieces)

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   IoftheHungarianTiger has kibitzed 55 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Nov-14-14 I Zenyuk vs S Foisor, 2013
IoftheHungarianTiger: Still enchanted by this game, and I probably always will be! Some statements by Maurice Ashley on this game as he was analyzing it during the championship webstream: "This game was insane." "It was pure pandemonium on the board." "The computer thinks you should just ...
   Nov-14-14 Judit Polgar (replies)
IoftheHungarianTiger: Bidding Ms. Judit Polgar a very fond farewell and wishing her all the best in whatever she pursues following her career as an active player. A little sad to see the early retirement of my favorite chess player of all time, but grateful for her remarkable legacy and the ...
   May-14-13 Iryna Zenyuk (replies)
IoftheHungarianTiger: Thanks for the link <GreenLantern> ... although I knew she was pursuing a PhD at Carnagie-Mellon (which obviously means she's very intelligent), seeing her accomplishments in detail (at least as much detail as my brain can handle!) is quite impressive! She just ...
   Mar-16-12 Yifan Hou (replies)
IoftheHungarianTiger: I know I'm probably in the minority here - among both Polgar and Hou fans - but I'm just as happy not to see a match between the two ... I'm not all that crazy about Judit returning to women's-only events. Judit didn't earn the distinction of world's best female player ...
   Mar-03-12 Judit Polgar vs M Muzychuk, 2012 (replies)
IoftheHungarianTiger: I wonder if Polgar saw the sure win after move 47. With a passed pawn on the outside, it's very possible that she could see that the four connected pawns on each side would cannibalize each other, and after that there was no way for Black to stop the b-pawn. If that's ...
   Feb-24-12 Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 (replies)
IoftheHungarianTiger: Regarding my post on Dec-08-11, I found an article by Edward Winter quoting from Marshall's "Chess Masterpieces" which indicates that Lasker did indeed consider this the best game he had ever played (at least up until when that book was written). I found the article at ...
   Feb-13-12 Judit Polgar vs A M Botsari, 1990
IoftheHungarianTiger: OK. I kind of get it now ... obviously, these tactics are over my head, but if: 28. ... Kh8 29. Nd4 ... Then why not: 29. ... Be3+ 30. Kh1 Rc5 (or Rxd4) and try to chase the queen away from the diagonal? Wait a minute, never mind. I just went through both ... ...
   Jan-31-12 Yifan Hou vs Judit Polgar, 2012 (replies)
IoftheHungarianTiger: <Blunderdome> That is a good point; they are all simul games. But you can search through the database and find Bobby Fischer losses very easily to weaker players such as Kovacevic, Janosevic, Gheorghiu, Ivkov, Khlmov, etc. in classical games, at times even when ...
   Jan-27-12 Judit Polgar vs Anand, 1999 (replies)
IoftheHungarianTiger: In a Q&A session with chess fans ( ), J. Polgar was asked about some of her best games. She said if she had to choose one game that was her best, this was it. This is one of my personal 3 favorites of Judit's (the other two being: ...
   Jan-27-12 Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1994 (replies)
IoftheHungarianTiger: In a Q&A with chess fans ( ), Judit Polgar referred to this game as containing the combination which gave her the most satisfaction. When she was asked to choose the best game of her life, however, this game lost out to Judit Polgar
   Dec-26-11 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
   Dec-09-11 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   Dec-08-11 Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 (replies)
   Dec-08-11 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
   Dec-07-11 Judit Polgar vs Short, 1994 (replies)
   Dec-07-11 Harry Nelson Pillsbury (replies)
   Dec-07-11 Veselin Topalov (replies)
   Dec-07-11 Emanuel Lasker (replies)
   Dec-07-11 Judit Polgar vs Karjakin, 2011
   Dec-07-11 Tolnai vs Judit Polgar, 1991 (replies)
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