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Member since May-29-03 · Last seen Apr-28-17
Greetings from Key West FL USA.

I'm a Vishy fan. In 1985 I was in Madras, India on a field project and played lots of chess at the Tal CC. I also had the opportunity to play at the V.K. Mills Open in Palni, won by 15 year old Vishy Anand. Afterwards Vishy and his friend Manuel Aron (sp?) went over their games in my dorm room and then we played some speed. I took a snapshot. They were just a couple of kids, I was the bigshot visiting scientist. :)

Best published rating USCF 1954 in 1987, highest rated victim 2150, call myself an Expert.

   Rama has kibitzed 867 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-21-16 V Soultanbeieff vs V Borodin, 1943 (replies)
Rama: morphishine, I did too, in my Averbach "Advanced Tactics..." Rg2 is a nice move, isn't it?
   Dec-16-16 London Chess Classic (2016) (replies)
Rama: Jambow, I agree, a pairwise comparison is most valid ranking. First rank by rating; then adjust individuals upward or downward, first using head-to-head results and then winning percentage against common opponents. Rating beats ties. Do this weekly every year and it would be fun. Does ...
   Dec-10-16 Anand vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 (replies)
Rama: Sweet! Playing 26. a5 ..., must've felt good. Just glanced at it but maybe 29. ... Nxe4, was better?
   Dec-07-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016) (replies)
Rama: Here is a thought: treat it like a baseball game. Have nine 2-game mini-matches representing the nine innings. If you win a mini-match you get 1 point, even if you win both games. That is 18 games. If tied, go to extra innings in Rapids as before.
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
Rama: A 1-game match with white and draw odds.
   Nov-30-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
Rama: "W-h-o could imagine?" That they would freak out in NYC? It was so tense I started vacuuming the room, couldn't watch, only peek. I said a week or more ago that a good forced drawing combination was just as satisfying as a winning combo. Oh, it is!
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
Rama: Did you see the picture of Red Square? It looked like Times Square on New Year's Eve, jammed!
   Nov-30-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
Rama: It is time for Sergei to sweat. He can't beat Magnus unless M overextends himself (Game 8) which he is not going to do ever again if he can help it. Play solid is all he can do but we all know what awaits.
   Nov-28-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
Rama: Sal, ...Kf8, Bh6+ y ahora que?
   Nov-26-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
Rama: Very entertaining and instructive. Monday ahoy!
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