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Paint My Dragon
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   Paint My Dragon has kibitzed 1386 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-21-19 Domdaniel chessforum
   Jan-12-19 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Paint My Dragon: <Eighthfinal> Well yes, it is quite rare. I don't think of it as a common term, yet it is more descriptive than the alternatives. Alternatives would be: <First Round (or Round One) Candidates Matches>, typically found in magazines, or <Preliminary Candidates
   Jan-09-19 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Paint My Dragon: <"Surfing ... that's basically walking on top of water. Even Jesus only done it once"> - Russell Brand
   Nov-27-18 FSR chessforum (replies)
Paint My Dragon: <"How far ahead of his time"> certainly fits with Morphy, but perhaps more so with Philidor. He was the first to devise a methodology for each part of the game, the first to play well blindfold, and the first to fully comprehend the nuances of pawn play.
   Nov-27-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
Paint My Dragon: We all want more <excitement>, and really, the old masters have shown us the way with their themed tournaments of the past. Here's one idea: 16 games, where 8-8 is a win for the champion (this encourages the challenger to come out fighting sooner rather than later and ...
   Nov-20-18 G Vaicekauskas vs K Juhasz, 2008 (replies)
Paint My Dragon: I always find <chrisowen>'s analysis needs a little extra explanation. Anyone here from Bletchley Park?
   Nov-12-18 Lagno vs N Pogonina, 2018
Paint My Dragon: Nice set of playoff games, with both players slugging it out ... and culminating in this tense armageddon battle.
   Nov-11-18 Vera Menchik (replies)
Paint My Dragon: <HMM: Czech parents> It actually says 'English and Czech' parents above. Her mother was English and was able to get the family some assistance at the British Consul (for a move to Hastings) when things went badly wrong for them in Moscow. The 1917 revolution had ...
   Aug-30-18 Aleksandra Dimitrova
Paint My Dragon: <Aleksandra Dimitrova> Born: 15 December 2000, in Russia Represents: RUS Federation FIDE ID: 24173371 Rating: 2166 (@ August 2018) WIM norms: <1> Orsha Women's Masters BLR, Jan 2015 <2> Vienna Open AUT, Aug 2015 <3> Riga Tech Univ Open LAT, ...
   Aug-16-18 ChessBookForum chessforum (replies)
Paint My Dragon: <parisattack> Agreed. Unusual openings are great entertainment value, and rarely disadvantage you in short time limit chess. The Krazy Kat though? Hmmm ... I'm not sure I'd enjoy the game much if Black decides to capture immediately on h3. Well, maybe I'd understand it
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