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Member since Dec-08-08 · Last seen Aug-17-15
Favorite players: Nakamura, Shirov, Aronian, and Kamsky.

Sicilian Dragon, White Dragon, Dutch Dragon, Bird's Dragon. If it's a Dragon, I'm there.

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   SamAtoms1980 has kibitzed 1364 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-16-15 Lasker vs Schlechter, 1910 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: This game was featured in today's weekly chess column by Bill Cornwall in the L.A. Times. Like many others, he wonders why Schlechter did not take the "easy draw". According to the book "Grandmasters of Chess" by Harold Schonberg, Schlechter needed to win this match by two ...
   Dec-08-14 SamAtoms1980 chessforum (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Predictably, the inaugural College Football Playoff gets under way with a healthy share of controversy. Six teams were worthy but there was only space for 4. The following would be my ideal version of a college football playoff: (1) Alabama vs. winner of (5) TCU / (4) tOSU ...
   Dec-04-14 Wesley So (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Holy $#%&, I just saw the Hagubit report on CNN. That typhoon looks menacing. Stay safe guys!
   Sep-02-14 Adams vs M Maki Uuro, 2004 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Go Greek or go home.
   Aug-18-14 Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: They kept giving me full credit for moves that RJF didn't actually play. When it was over, I had 152 points. During the game it seemed like Taimanov was just sitting there as Fischer rolled up the board and ran him into oblivion. And yes, I saw 62.Bxg6, the winning balance that
   Dec-28-13 Santa Claus (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Thank you Santa, this really was a pleasant surprise.
   Dec-23-13 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
SamAtoms1980: <kevin86> I think your position needs a white queen on e1, or some other square in the lower-right-hand corner. Then the only way the position can be legal is if it is upside down.
   Dec-18-13 Joachim Claus
SamAtoms1980: Dear Santa, Only posting this because we might as well have ALL your relatives at this party.
   Dec-11-13 Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Now THAT is an ending.....
   Dec-11-13 H Zieher vs H Huenerkopf, 1982 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Hmm, I saw 27....Rb1+ 28.Kxb1 Rb8+ and I also saw 27....Qa3. The hardest part was putting the two ideas together.
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