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LucB
Member since Nov-08-07
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 695 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-20-14 D Fridman vs Naiditsch, 2013 (replies)
 
LucB: yes.. almost!
 
   Apr-19-14 Gashimov Memorial (2014) (replies)
 
LucB: <bobthebob> :D
 
   Apr-18-14 john barleycorn chessforum (replies)
 
LucB: <you cannot hit the (empty) bottle on your opponents head when playing on the internet> True enough.. :)
 
   Apr-17-14 V Nielsen vs C F Delcomyn, 1894 (replies)
 
LucB: I tried 25.Bxf7+, 25.Qxe4 and got nowhere. I even tried the game move, 25.Rxg4, and still got nowhere.. Oh well!
 
   Apr-16-14 Tomashevsky vs W So, 2013
 
LucB: <It's a Kmoch term from 'Pawn Power' I think...it's been years since I read it. I'm sure I'm right. It's sounds right.> Well, I've never read the book, so who am I to argue with Herr Kmoch or Frau Sally? :)
 
   Apr-16-14 L T Haller vs Robbins, 1884 (replies)
 
LucB: Wow, I got it!.. 'took me over 5 minutes to work out the variations, but still..
 
   Apr-15-14 Benko vs W Hartmann, 1984 (replies)
 
LucB: <Once> <But I would not recommend typing "mating positions" into google...> Definitely not a good idea... it reminds me of when I once wanted to introduce the topic of implicit differentiation to my students and I did a search for "beautiful curves" to show them some ...
 
   Apr-14-14 L Josteinsson vs Petursson, 1984 (replies)
 
LucB: <Why did he checkmate one move later?> Ditto.
 
   Apr-12-14 D Frolyanov vs Leko, 2014
 
LucB: <CIO> <I wasted my youth on drugs, sex, and rock n roll; best to give those things up for superior chess technique, all you youngsters.> :D .... you remind me of my dad who - a smoker for most of his life - would say to me: "don't smoke, it's not good for you!"
 
   Apr-11-14 Wesley So (replies)
 
LucB: Thanks <batongol> and <cro777>! I can at least go through the moves this way!.
 
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