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Refused
Member since Sep-16-07 · Last seen Jul-23-14
Just a common patzer OTB rating a tick below the magical 2.000 mark. Best personal game, beating an IM in a tournament game.

Active fav. players.

Aronian

Players I would like to see (more often) at top events: Le Quang Liem. He has all the tools to make it to a very good Top Ten player in my book.

All time favorites: Tal, Kasparov.

Note: although I enjoy Tal and Kasparov my style of play looks more like Kramnik or Karpov playing (on a much , much lower level ofc., what I mean is, my play is more positional than tactical).

As much as I like watching Carlsen as World Champ and potentially gaining a status in chess history similar to Kasparov, I find his play sometimes a bit "dull". (almost) All of his games are high quality, they are just not as exciting to watch in my opinion. It's nice to see how Kramnik reinvented himself and started to play more actively for wins again.

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   Refused has kibitzed 2262 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jul-19-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
Refused: <Once the racist Netanyahu, extremist European settlers and <pipi> types die off, a one state solution will eventually come about.> Small problem with your tale. Ultra Orthodox right wing extremist Israelis are <outbreeding> the more reasonable and secular ones. ...
 
   Jul-16-14 Adam Celander (replies)
 
Refused: Boy what's that with all those folks on this site, who feel the urge to a) have their own player profile and b) post a a lot of games nobody actually will bother to check. AJ publishes his successes against some 1600s and his online bullet games and feels like everybody should ...
 
   Jul-16-14 Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (2014) (replies)
 
Refused: Well two of the scalps Caruana collected belonged to Baramidze and Meier, so those are basically two full points one can expect from a player of Caruana's class. The way Kramnik plays lately I wouldn't be too surprised, if Caruana collects another full point there. But I doubt he ...
 
   Jul-04-14 5th Danzhou Tournament (2014) (replies)
 
Refused: <csmath: What a lousy tournament for Wei Yi.> Yep. Happens. He looked quite solid until he finished with his losses in the closing rounds. My guess is, it's time for him to opt for different openings. The Giucco is a fine opening on junior levels, but now it's time to grow up.
 
   Jul-02-14 Zhou Weiqi vs Naiditsch, 2014
 
Refused: So a typical Naiditsch.
 
   Jul-02-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
 
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   Jul-01-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
Refused: <Magnus told me he could not make the World Cup Finals and has sold me his four cup final tickets for 4,000. They arrived today. Four pieces of cardboard cut out from a cornflake packet, written on the back in red crayon the words 'A Kup Finel Tiket' They look a bit dodgy to me,
 
   Jun-29-14 I Krush vs W So, 2014 (replies)
 
Refused: Looking at the game, I would think that GM Krush tried to get something out of thin air. After the Queen exchange she had the better Bishop, which was of course never enough to pose a real threat to GM So in that position. But it was a position she could never lose unless she ...
 
   Jun-28-14 Stein vs Portisch, 1962 (replies)
 
Refused: 19.Nxg7 Bxc4 20.Bf6 this has to be winning 20...Be7 21.Qf3 Unless black has some strong resource I am missing the threats of uncovered checks and the Queen storming in has to be lethal.
 
   Jun-24-14 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
 
Refused: I would be a bit surprised, if Absentee refered to Kok with the feebleminded zealot, while praising Karpov at the same time. If I recall it correctly, Karpov was one of Kok's fiercest supporters.
 
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   Jun-17-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Jun-16-14 Wesley So (replies)
   Jun-16-14 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
   Jun-16-14 Norway Chess Tournament (2014) (replies)
   Jun-09-14 S Paschmann vs Kurschat, 1986 (replies)
   Jun-07-14 Karjakin vs Grischuk, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-05-14 Grischuk vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-04-14 Alexander Grischuk (replies)
   May-31-14 A Delannoy vs Morphy, 1859 (replies)
   May-27-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs N Vitiugov, 2013 (replies)
   May-26-14 Anita Gara (replies)
   May-26-14 Wei Yi (replies)
   May-21-14 Borislav Ivanov (replies)
   May-19-14 US Championship (2014) (replies)
   May-17-14 49th Capablanca Memorial (2014) (replies)
   May-05-14 Andre Lilienthal (replies)
   May-04-14 Jobava vs Grischuk, 2009
   Apr-30-14 Gashimov Memorial (2014) (replies)
   Apr-30-14 Paul Truong (replies)
   Apr-27-14 T Espig vs L Zinn, 1973 (replies)
   Apr-20-14 Adams vs Naiditsch, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-19-14 FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty - Mansiysk (2014) (replies)
   Apr-17-14 Kevin Spraggett (replies)
   Apr-16-14 World Chess Championship Candidates (2014) (replies)
   Apr-15-14 A Stefanova vs Yifan Hou, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-13-14 Grischuk vs A Shomoev, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-11-14 Russian Team Championships (2014) (replies)
   Apr-10-14 Morozevich vs Grischuk, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-09-14 Vassily Ivanchuk (replies)
   Apr-01-14 Maria Fominykh (replies)
   Apr-01-14 Salo Landau
   Apr-01-14 D Moody vs Nakamura, 1999 (replies)
   Mar-31-14 Levon Aronian (replies)
   Mar-27-14 Mamedyarov vs Karjakin, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-26-14 Nezhmetdinov vs Krogius, 1965 (replies)
   Mar-14-14 Kramnik vs Karjakin, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-14-14 Svidler vs D Andreikin, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-06-14 M Wei vs J Ikeda, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-04-14 European Individual Championships (2014) (replies)
   Feb-13-14 Kavalek vs Khodos, 1965 (replies)
   Feb-04-14 Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid) (2014) (replies)
   Feb-04-14 Zurich Chess Challenge (2014) (replies)
   Feb-04-14 Nakamura vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-04-14 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-02-14 Tata Steel (2014) (replies)
   Feb-02-14 Bundesliga (2013) (replies)
   Feb-02-14 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-26-14 Tata Steel (Group B) (2014) (replies)
   Jan-25-14 Bill Gates vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-24-14 Naiditsch vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-24-14 YouRang chessforum (replies)
   Jan-11-14 Van Wely vs Karjakin, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-11-14 Merijn van Delft (replies)
   Jan-11-14 Vugar Gashimov (replies)
   Jan-10-14 Jon Ludvig Hammer (replies)
   Jan-03-14 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
   Dec-25-13 Santa Claus (replies)
   Dec-24-13 Portisch vs Kavalek, 1981 (replies)
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   Dec-18-13 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
   Dec-15-13 Karpov vs Taimanov, 1977 (replies)
   Dec-11-13 Battle of the Generations (2013)
   Dec-08-13 Werner Hug (replies)
   Dec-06-13 FIDE World Team Championship (2013) (replies)
   Dec-05-13 E Gilfer vs G A Thomas, 1933 (replies)
   Dec-03-13 Pentala Harikrishna (replies)
   Dec-03-13 Michigan vs W Curran, 1876 (replies)
   Dec-02-13 G Meier vs Aronian, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-27-13 N Vitiugov vs Robson, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-27-13 Rasmus Svane (replies)
   Nov-22-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship (2013) (replies)
   Nov-21-13 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-19-13 Capablanca vs F S Dunkelsbuhler, 1913 (replies)
   Nov-17-13 European Team Championship (2013) (replies)
   Nov-15-13 Grischuk vs C Lupulescu, 2013
   Nov-13-13 Jobava vs G Meier, 2013
   Nov-11-13 M Ragger vs Grischuk, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-10-13 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-09-13 D Solak vs Grischuk, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-30-13 Nezhmetdinov vs L Lengyel, 1963 (replies)
   Oct-28-13 Unive Crown Group (2013) (replies)
   Oct-27-13 Reshevsky vs Vaganian, 1976 (replies)
   Oct-23-13 Alekhine vs Menzel, 1923 (replies)
   Oct-22-13 Smyslov vs N Padevsky, 1963
   Oct-21-13 Shirov vs M Al Sayed, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-19-13 O'Kelly vs P Dubinin, 1963 (replies)
   Oct-16-13 Russian Superfinals (2013) (replies)
   Oct-15-13 Marie Sebag
   Oct-11-13 Kramnik vs E Inarkiev, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-09-13 Russian Superfinals (Women) (2013) (replies)
   Oct-05-13 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
   Oct-05-13 FIDE Grand Prix Paris (2013) (replies)
   Oct-02-13 Grischuk vs A Giri, 2013
   Oct-01-13 Y Zhou vs M Wood, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-29-13 Caruana vs Ivanchuk, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-26-13 Grischuk vs Caruana, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-25-13 Ushenina - Hou Women's World Championship (2013) (replies)
   Sep-23-13 Fressinet vs Grischuk, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-21-13 Sinquefield Cup (2013) (replies)
   Sep-21-13 Keene vs M Basman, 1963 (replies)
   Sep-20-13 S P Sethuraman vs J Duda, 2013
   Sep-19-13 Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 (replies)
   Sep-18-13 A Ushenina vs Yifan Hou, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-09-13 V Gunina vs Karjakin, 2013
   Sep-07-13 M Foisor vs S Liao, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-04-13 World Cup (2013) (replies)
   Sep-04-13 Kasparov vs Short, 1997 (replies)
   Aug-31-13 Akito Oyama
   Aug-28-13 Anish Giri (replies)
   Aug-13-13 Morozevich vs B Sambuev, 2013 (replies)
   Aug-12-13 B Sambuev vs Morozevich, 2013 (replies)
   Aug-08-13 Natalia Pogonina (replies)
   Aug-08-13 Sergey Kasparov (replies)
   Aug-07-13 Biel (2013) (replies)
   Aug-06-13 Jens Kotainy (replies)
   Aug-06-13 K Skold vs K Arnstam, 1963 (replies)
   Aug-04-13 Dortmund (2013) (replies)
   Jul-31-13 G Meier vs Naiditsch, 2013
   Jul-23-13 R Rapport vs A Moiseenko, 2013 (replies)
   Jul-21-13 China-USA Chess Summit (2013) (replies)
   Jul-20-13 S Shankland vs Wang Yue, 2013 (replies)
   Jul-17-13 FIDE Grand Prix Beijing (2013) (replies)
   Jul-15-13 66th Russian Championship Higher League (2013)
   Jul-10-13 Louis F Stumpers (replies)
   Jul-10-13 Zsuzsa Polgar (replies)
   Jul-07-13 Kasparov vs Salov, 1989 (replies)
   Jun-24-13 Tal Memorial (2013) (replies)
   Jun-03-13 FIDE Grand Prix Thessaloniki (2013) (replies)
   May-31-13 Ivanchuk vs Grischuk, 2013 (replies)
   May-23-13 Karpov vs Csom, 1977 (replies)
   May-22-13 Topalov vs Grischuk, 2013 (replies)
   May-19-13 Norway Chess Tournament (2013) (replies)
   May-01-13 Alekhine Memorial (2013) (replies)
   Apr-20-13 FIDE Grand Prix Zug (2013) (replies)
   Apr-12-13 Russian Team Championships (2013) (replies)
   Apr-11-13 Jobava vs Karjakin, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-01-13 World Championship Candidates (2013) (replies)
   Mar-29-13 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-02-13 Zurich Chess Challenge (2013) (replies)
   Feb-28-13 Reykjavik Open (2013) (replies)
   Feb-27-13 T Coleman vs P H Fields, 2011
   Feb-24-13 Falko Bindrich (replies)
   Feb-21-13 Julian Groetzbach (replies)
   Feb-21-13 M Vachier-Lagrave vs E L'Ami, 2013 (replies)
   Feb-17-13 Aeroflot Rapid Open (2013) (replies)
   Feb-17-13 D Fridman vs Caruana, 2013 (replies)
   Feb-17-13 Peter Svidler (replies)
   Feb-14-13 GRENKE Chess Classic (2013) (replies)
   Feb-10-13 B Savchenko vs I Nyzhnyk, 2013 (replies)
   Feb-10-13 Moscow Open (2013) (replies)
   Feb-05-13 I Nepomniachtchi vs N Matinian, 2013
   Feb-03-13 J Ulko vs I Nyzhnyk, 2013 (replies)
   Feb-03-13 Argue (replies)
   Feb-01-13 Tata Steel (Group B) (2013)
   Feb-01-13 Naiditsch vs Timman, 2013 (replies)
   Jan-31-13 Tradewise Gibraltar (2013) (replies)
   Jan-28-13 Yifan Hou (replies)
   Jan-28-13 Le Quang Liem vs N Vitiugov, 2013
   Jan-27-13 Tata Steel (2013) (replies)
   Jan-22-13 Hans Arild Runde (replies)
   Jan-18-13 Corus (2009)
   Jan-15-13 D Dubov vs A Ipatov, 2013
   Jan-13-13 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Jan-03-13 World Cities Team Championship (2012) (replies)
   Dec-30-12 R Wojtaszek vs A Korobov, 2012 (replies)
   Dec-30-12 AICF-AAI Cup (2012) (replies)
   Dec-29-12 Z Andriasian vs M De Jong, 2012
   Dec-28-12 Tradewise Gibraltar (2012) (replies)
   Dec-24-12 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 (replies)
   Dec-24-12 Sasikiran vs A Korobov, 2012 (replies)
   Dec-24-12 I Papaioannou vs A Moiseenko, 2012
   Dec-24-12 Alan Shaw (replies)
   Dec-22-12 Tkachiev vs Potkin, 2007 (replies)
   Dec-20-12 I Yagupov vs Kasimdzhanov, 1998 (replies)
   Dec-17-12 Wang Hao vs Grischuk, 2012 (replies)
   Dec-15-12 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid) (2012) (replies)
   Dec-12-12 London Chess Classic (2012) (replies)
   Dec-11-12 London Chess Classic Open (2012) (replies)
   Dec-04-12 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2012) (replies)
   Nov-28-12 Caruana vs Ponomariov, 2012
   Nov-27-12 FIDE Knock-out Women's World Championship (2012) (replies)
   Nov-24-12 Karjakin vs Wang Hao, 2012 (replies)
   Nov-15-12 Illya Nyzhnyk (replies)
   Nov-05-12 Andreikin - Nepomniachtchi Match (2012) (replies)
   Nov-03-12 Chigorin Memorial (2012) (replies)
   Oct-31-12 I Nepomniachtchi vs D Andreikin, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-28-12 V Dzhangobegov vs D Khismatullin, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-27-12 SPICE Cup (2012) (replies)
   Oct-02-12 FIDE Grand Prix London (2012) (replies)
   Sep-24-12 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-18-12 Chess Olympiad (2012) (replies)
   Aug-11-12 World Blitz Championship (2012) (replies)
   Aug-11-12 Russian Superfinals (2012) (replies)
   Aug-07-12 Nils Grandelius (replies)
   Aug-01-12 Biel Chess Festival (2012) (replies)
   Feb-19-12 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Feb-15-12 Aeroflot Open (2012) (replies)
   Feb-14-12 Ernesto Inarkiev (replies)
   Feb-13-12 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
   Feb-12-12 Eljanov vs I Salgado Lopez, 2012 (replies)
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   Feb-08-12 Yuri Averbakh (replies)
   Jan-30-12 Boris Spassky (replies)
   Jan-29-12 Tata Steel (2012) (replies)
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   Jan-14-12 Georg Meier (replies)
   Jan-08-12 Miles vs Yusupov, 1985
   Jan-08-12 Anand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1992 (replies)
   Dec-05-11 London Chess Classic (2011) (replies)
   Nov-15-11 Natalia Pogonina chessforum (replies)
   Nov-15-11 European Team Championship (2011) (replies)
   Nov-12-11 Grischuk vs Bacrot, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-12-11 Aronian vs Anand, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-14-11 World Cup (2011) (replies)
   Sep-10-11 Navara vs Grischuk, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-10-11 Potkin vs Grischuk, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-07-11 L Dominguez vs Judit Polgar, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-04-11 A Moiseenko vs Navara, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-04-11 I Nepomniachtchi vs Kamsky, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-03-11 Judit Polgar vs Karjakin, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-01-11 Movsesian vs Judit Polgar, 2011 (replies)
   Jun-20-11 Bazna King's Tournament (2011) (replies)
   Jun-05-11 C Natsidis vs S Siebrecht, 2011
   Jun-05-11 Christoph Natsidis (replies)
   May-24-11 World Championship Candidates Final (2011) (replies)
   May-18-11 World Championship Candidates (2011) (replies)
   May-16-11 Grischuk vs Kramnik, 2011 (replies)
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   Mar-12-10 European Individual Championships (2010) (replies)
   Mar-12-10 Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 (replies)
   Mar-10-10 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   Mar-07-10 Bareev vs M Tosic, 2010 (replies)
   Mar-06-10 E Inarkiev vs A Gutov, 2010 (replies)
   Mar-05-10 Veselin Topalov (replies)
   Mar-04-10 Nigel Short (replies)
   Mar-03-10 Jan Gustafsson (replies)
   Mar-02-10 Adams vs Lputian, 1995 (replies)
   Mar-02-10 acirce chessforum (replies)
   Feb-22-10 Linares (2010) (replies)
   Feb-04-10 Corus (2010) (replies)
   Feb-01-10 Gibraltar (2010) (replies)
   Jan-25-10 Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-14-10 World Team Championship (2010) (replies)
   Jan-07-10 Morozevich vs I Papaioannou, 2010 (replies)
   Dec-29-09 Russian Championship Superfinal (2009) (replies)
   Oct-24-09 McShane vs I Cheparinov, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-22-08 E Alekseev vs Grischuk, 2008 (replies)
   Nov-11-08 Gata Kamsky (replies)
   Jul-09-08 V Yemelin vs Morozevich, 1990
   Jul-07-08 Sparkassen Chess Meeting (2008) (replies)
   Jul-04-08 J Gustafsson vs Ivanchuk, 2008 (replies)
   Mar-03-08 Morelia-Linares (2008) (replies)
   Feb-08-08 Mark Taimanov (replies)
   Feb-02-08 Larsen vs Tal, 1984 (replies)
   Jan-28-08 Corus (2008) (replies)
   Jan-26-08 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-22-08 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-22-08 Saemisch vs Gruenfeld, 1929 (replies)
   Jan-21-08 Short vs I Cheparinov, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-20-08 Ivan Cheparinov (replies)
   Nov-18-07 Fischer vs W Beach, 1963 (replies)
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