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LucB
Member since Nov-08-07 · Last seen Oct-20-14
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!

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   LucB has kibitzed 913 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-20-14 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014) (replies)
 
LucB: If you believe Google maps, there's (presently) a nine hour difference between Tashkent and the North American East coast. As I'm writing this it is almost 6:00pm in NY/Montreal and it is almost 3:00am in Tashkent. The site http://tashkent2014.fide.com/en/sch... says the game start at ...
 
   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)
 
   Oct-06-14 Radjabov vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
 
LucB: <chessgames.com: Please note that Monday is a rest day; this game begins Tuesday 6:00am EST.> Of course I know what you mean, but we're still "Saving Daylight" in North America are we not?... or am I going to be late for my meeting tomorrow? ;)
 
   Oct-03-14 Caruana vs Gelfand, 2014 (replies)
 
LucB: The press conference has been posted at the link I quote above. The variations that Boris and Fabiano were looking at were unreal; very impressive stuff!
 
   Oct-02-14 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
 
LucB: Well, all I can say is that I'm glad I'm not an arbiter ... hey, wait a minute: what are you doing up at this time of the night!?? I have an excuse: I live in the Eastern Time Zone, but aren't you in Ireland? It must be like 2:00am over there! A bit of a night owl, are we? :)
 
   Oct-02-14 Judit Polgar vs Szendrei, 1984 (replies)
 
LucB: <paavoh> I was being sarcastic of course! ;)
 
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