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Member since Nov-08-07 · Last seen Oct-31-14
Hi. I'm a chess fan, but a fairly weak player (~1400)

The legends whose games interest me the most are: Paul Morphy, Mikhail Tal, Bent Larsen and R.J. Fischer. I also like N. Short, J. Speelman, V. Anand and the 2 K's.

I won a blindfold game against a friend once (I was, he wasn't). That was both quite unexpected and quite funny! Full Member

   LucB has kibitzed 929 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-29-14 T Schmehl vs A Simonov, 2004 (replies)
LucB: Thanks for the comment, <Chess Dad>!
   Oct-24-14 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014) (replies)
LucB: <canyonero: Fabiano Cellaruana.> Cute!.. It's just a temporary situation. Go Fab!! :D
   Oct-23-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
LucB: <Olavi> I stand corrected, thanks! I didn't know about this name change you mentioned. The only thing I had heard was that he was born in Canada, from a Canadian-born mother (Bibeau) and a Libyan-born father (Zehaf).
   Oct-22-14 Jobava vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
LucB: Draw agreed.
   Oct-21-14 Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 (replies)
LucB: <JB> oh I see.. that explains it!.. :)
   Oct-19-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014) (replies)
LucB: <TheFocus> <And truly, has there ever been a World Champion other than Steinitz that is weaker in the endgame than Anand?> I guess you're not counting Topalov, right?...
   Oct-14-14 FIDE Grand Prix Baku (2014) (replies)
LucB: Congratulations to Fabiano Caruana and to Boris Gelfand for a fine performance! Question: could Fabiano qualify via this series of tournaments AND by rating (assuming he is still rated #2 in the long run)?
   Oct-10-14 Karjakin vs Mamedyarov, 2014 (replies)
LucB: Hmm .. since when has Karkakin turned into a d4 player?
   Oct-10-14 Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
LucB: A note about the commentators on the official site... those 2 (Sutovsky and ...???) don't seem to like each other. I find Sutovsky insufferable myself.
   Oct-08-14 K Bischoff vs K Mueller, 2004 (replies)
LucB: Is this easy for a Wednesday? I usually don't get the whole thing on Wednesday. I saw the first move in a flash, and eventually concluded all the way to mate. A rare occasion, yay!! ('makes up for the terrible game I played yesterday at the chess club)
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