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Returning Native
Member since Aug-11-13 · Last seen Sep-17-18
I live in the UK and I'm returning to the game after a 25 year absence, I've played all my life but in the late 1980s I decided to join a club. I played a bit competitively with mixed results but when we moved to an area where the club was much stronger I found I was being beaten soundly several times every club night so it all went a bit sour. Now, with much diminished family responsibilities I'd like to try again. Full Member

   Returning Native has kibitzed 15 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-26-18 Daniel John King
Returning Native: There's a good picture in the book 'Sveshnikov vs the anti Sicilians' plus many other more or less hilarious pictures of past and present chess greats.
   Aug-12-18 Nigel Short (replies)
Returning Native: <Miss Scarlett> As an English 'Remoaner' I'd be proud to play under the EU flag. I just don't have the talent.
   Jun-21-18 Y Chan vs E Galvez Dastin, 2008 (replies)
Returning Native: < RT Mind you these things are only easy if one is experienced at chess. When starting out, it would look silly to give up a bishop. So it's only easy if you have seen the patterns..>. Right. A lot of people at club level are wary of any kind of sacrifice. It's a ...
   Jun-08-18 S Volkov vs D Anikonov, 2016 (replies)
Returning Native: No! It's a White win
   Jun-07-18 Fanghui Sun vs Ju Wenjun, 2017
Returning Native: Sorry, <Mostly Watch>
   Jun-08-16 N Bakulin vs Korchnoi, 1950 (replies)
Returning Native: 'SNEAKy;Korchnoi is incredible. I wonder at what point he saw the move ...Nc4+ !!' Strange, I found Nc4 straightaway. It was the followup stumped me
   May-31-16 B Hammar vs E Jonsson, 2014 (replies)
Returning Native: I saw as much as the players - my first ever 'success'- but no more, Seeing 'Black to play' I wasn't looking for a resource for White though it did occur to me that Queen for Rook & Knight wasn't a huge gain
   Oct-08-13 J E Richardson vs A Eva, 1939 (replies)
Returning Native: Thumbs up if you checked <13. Nxd6+> first. I did. I was looking at the possibility of creating a half open file. I didn't see the danger to the queen. She takes up an aggressive position on the flank early in so many games despite what we're always being told about ...
   Oct-02-13 Keene vs K Bowyer, 1963 (replies)
Returning Native: I found the key move and the following two moves, my best performance so far. I missed Kh5, but even I should have found the right response OTB.
   Sep-29-13 Leonard William Barden (replies)
Returning Native: He has written a 'puzzle' column daily in the London Evening Standard since the mid 1950s (though now relegated to their website). More information on Wikipedia. I used to read it when I first started working in London nearly 40 years ago. He's a mine of information and ...
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