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Member since Oct-12-07 · Last seen Nov-22-14
Live in England. I played a lot as a child, reaching a rating slightly over 150 BCF/2000 ELO, but I haven't played seriously since going to university. (Mostly because I'm not particularly driven to compete, to try to defeat an opponent; at uni, I was able to find some appealing co-operative activities.) I like the world-vs-GM games here (perhaps due to their partially co-operative nature), and have made some (minor) contributions.

   Lambda has kibitzed 1204 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-22-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014) (replies)
Lambda: The big problem with the "we have a better pool of players today than in the early 20th century" theory is that it predicts either some point in which a new generation of players appears and completely blows away the old one, (if this change was sudden), or a tendency through history
   Nov-16-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-05-14 A Sokolov vs A Desboeufs, 2004 (replies)
Lambda: I think we got Tuesday's puzzle on Monday, Wednesday's puzzle on Tuesday, and Monday's puzzle today.
   Oct-25-14 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014) (replies)
Lambda: Anyone who thinks they can predict whether Caruana is turning into a chess monster who routinely wipes out very strong fields or just a "standard" super-GM is overconfident in their predictive capabilities.
   Oct-19-14 Nigel Short (replies)
Lambda: I'm not sure you can blame the invasion of Iraq for the Syrian civil war.
   Sep-19-14 Bilbao Masters (2014) (replies)
Lambda: <perfidious> Absolutely, premature to judge his career at the moment. He's still got plenty of time to demonstrate that he can be a long-term dominant champion. He just hasn't managed it "at his first attempt". Where he'll be in a few years time, we cannot confidently predict.
   Sep-17-14 T Heinemann vs G Meins, 2004 (replies)
Lambda: I think you need to see what happens after Rxh7+ Kxh7 to call it a full solution. Queen and two pawns against two rooks isn't an obviously decisive material advantage, and if the attack was fizzling out at that point, you'd want to check if there was something better.
   Sep-10-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
Lambda: The problem chess has with popularity is that in contrast with something like, say, tennis, where even if you can't play the game to save your life you can appreciate watching skilled players playing it; in chess, you need to be pretty good at it yourself in order to have any sort of
   Aug-13-14 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
Lambda: It should be pointed out that in terms of the number of games in a top-level unbeaten run, which seems more relevant to its level of impressiveness than the amount of time those games were played over, (non-chess-players will never lose a game in their lives!) both the longest and ...
   Aug-07-14 Robert James Fischer (replies)
Lambda: The difference between the early international careers of Kasparov and Fischer is that Fischer was part of a large group of grandmasters who were all at the top of the game and were all approximately equal in strength, (so none of them really convinces as a holder of a "#1" label), ...
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