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Member since Sep-04-04
Favorite Players: Garry Kasparov, Mikhail Tal, Anatoly Karpov, Boris Spassky.

I like playing both 1.d4 and 1.e4 as White, although I'm probably more of a 1.d4 player at the moment. Some of my favourite openings from the White side are the 6.Bg5 variation of the Najdorf, the Ruy Lopez, the Botvinnik Semi-Slav and the King's Indian Taimanov variation. As Black I enjoy playing the Sicilian Najdorf, the QGD Semi-Slav, and most recently the King's Indian.


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Game Collection: Paul Morphy's Best Games

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Game Collection: Alexander Alekhine's Best Games

Game Collection: Mikhail Botvinnik's Best Games

Game Collection: Mikhail Tal's Best Games

Game Collection: Tigran Petrosian's Best Games

Game Collection: Boris Spassky's Best Games

Game Collection: Robert Fischer's Best Games

Game Collection: Anatoly Karpov's Best Games

Game Collection: Garry Kasparov's Best Games

Game Collection: Akiba Rubinstein's Best Games

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Game Collection: Brilliant Miniatures

White Repertoire

Queen's Pawn (1.d4)

Game Collection: The Taimanov 9.Ne1 variation of the KID

Game Collection: Grunfeld, Modern Exchange 8.Rb1

Game Collection: Nimzo-Indian, Rubinstein Variation

Game Collection: Queen's Indian Defence, Petrosian Variation

Game Collection: Benko Gambit for White

Game Collection: Modern Benoni, Taimanov Attack

Game Collection: Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange Variation

Game Collection: Queen's Gambit Accepted, 3.e4

Game Collection: Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch Defence

Game Collection: Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch Defence

Game Collection: Slav Defence, Dutch Variation

Game Collection: Semi-Slav 5.Bg5

Black Repertoire

Game Collection: Sicilian Najdorf

Game Collection: King's Indian

Game Collection: Semi-Slav

Game Collection: Trompowsky, 2...c5

Game Collection: Anti-Sicilians

Game Collection: Anti-KIDs

<The hardest game to win is a won game.> - Emanuel Lasker

<Life is too short for chess.> - Byron

<When Victor replied to 1.e4 with 1...d6, I would have immediately severed my connections with this self-destroyer. A man of artistic temperament overestimated his strength and thought that he could place his bishop on g7 against Karpov! There are very few madmen who risk employing Pirc or King's Indian against Karpov.> - Alexsander A Shashin

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   KingG has kibitzed 4931 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-02-18 Alburt vs G Ligterink, 1980 (replies)
KingG: The standard King's Indian trick 11...Ncxe4! would have won a pawn, since if 12.Nxe4 Nxe4 13.Qxe4?? Bf5 14.Qf3 e4, Black wins the rook on a1. Surprising that both players missed this.
   Sep-10-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
KingG: It's been a cliche for ages, but Ivanchuk really can beat anyone or lose to anyone. I wouldn't at all be surprised to see him get knocked out in the next round, probably by losing on time. I would love to see him win the whole thing though. I don't know why Kramnik has started playing
   Aug-21-17 Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909
KingG: Talk about throwing the kitchen sink at someone. Great inventiveness from Marshall, and amazing defence from Capablanca.
   Aug-18-17 Kasparov vs Navara, 2017 (replies)
KingG: Unsurprisingly Kasparov pointed to this game as the one that really spoiled his tournament. It probably wasn't even so much that he lost from a winning position, but that he had played such a good game up until then. I think that this is something that we have missed since Kasparov ...
   Aug-18-17 Kasparov vs Caruana, 2017
KingG: Kasparov said that he should have played the logical 24.Ng3, preparing f5, instead of 24.Ng5.
   Aug-18-17 St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Blitz) (2017) (replies)
KingG: Kasparov actually played a nice game against Dominguez.
   Aug-18-17 Kasparov vs Aronian, 2017
KingG: He was probably better after the simple and obvious 22.0-0. Maybe 22.g4 doesn't spoil his advantage, but it seemed to make the position harder to play.
   Aug-17-17 St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid) (2017) (replies)
KingG: Just to keep things in perspective, Kasparov is level with Anand, and only half a point behind Karjakin. I think it says a lot about how great Kasparov was (and is) that at his age, and after having been out of professional chess for 12 years, people had such high expectations. It's ...
   Aug-15-17 G Schulz vs C Hernaez-Fernandez, 2002
KingG: In their book Mastering the Najdorf, Arizmendi and Moreno recommend 16...Nc6, which certainly looks a lot safer.
   Aug-14-17 T Rakowiecki vs A Kuligowski, 1981
KingG: Nice opening trap. The point is 12.Nxe6 fxe6 13.Qh5+! Nxh5 14.Bxh5 g6 15.Bxg6#. So instead of 10...b5?, 10...Be7 would be better.
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