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Member since Mar-02-12 · Last seen Apr-22-18
My name is Jim, I live in northern California.
My USCF membership has lapsed so I haven't played rated games for some years. My "retirement rating" is just over 2000. Keep that in mind when my kibitzing proves I'm not specially gifted LOL.

   JimNorCal has kibitzed 1277 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-21-18 Gashimov Memorial (2018) (replies)
JimNorCal: I'll predict that Giri will lead in having a decisive result. I don't say if he will win or lose. I don't say his game will be the only decisive result in that round where it occurs. But it does seem like poetic justice that Giri will break the logjam.
   Apr-21-18 R Mamedov vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
JimNorCal: m'ovich, you appear to have misspelled "supersize your opponent". :) :)
   Apr-17-18 Leo Fleischmann Forgacs (replies)
JimNorCal: Did he spend time in a mental institution? Ed Lasker's memoir "Chess Secrets" made that claim.
   Apr-12-18 GRENKE Chess Classic (2018) (replies)
JimNorCal: <WPE>: "Kramnik and Anand had to deal with Kasparov when they were that young." Who's stronger? Carlsen or Garry?
   Apr-05-18 Anand vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
JimNorCal: If any of the three leaders wins today and MC only draws the gap begins to widen alarmingly. Expect MC to make a big effort today.
   Mar-28-18 Tartakower vs Prins, 1936
JimNorCal: Just think how crushing white's win would have been if he'd developed his queenside pieces!
   Mar-28-18 Weenink vs G A Thomas, 1930
JimNorCal: Is that the ONLY win White missed? LOL
   Mar-27-18 Wesley So (replies)
JimNorCal: A hard tournament for GM So. I think he will be able to use it as a chance to "build character". He's not going to give in to discouragement.
   Mar-26-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
JimNorCal: The discussion of playoff tiebreaks is all very well, but ... for this tournament there is not going to be any playoff games. The other tiebreak rules will give a result for any of the possible outcomes of the 4 games tomorrow.
   Mar-23-18 Caruana vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
JimNorCal: At move 16, easy win for black! Just trade off pieces and win with the better pawn position! (Tongue firmly in cheek)
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