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Member since Dec-08-08 · Last seen Apr-18-18
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 1376 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-09-18 Vitiugov vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Won't speculate as to how it will go for Caruana when all the marbles are on the line, but he has sent a lot of messages.
   Apr-06-18 Vitiugov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2018 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Why stop here, guys? Let's get a little fencing action going on. See which king is made of the stronger wood...... :-)
   Apr-05-18 Naiditsch vs M Bluebaum, 2018 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: One of my favorites is "eiswein" (no, <not> ice wine!)
   Apr-02-18 J Littlewood vs G Abrahams, 1962 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: <JJF: Who in the world is chrisowen and what language does he speak?> Haven't yet figured that out, but he's been doing this for a very long time and most of us are in the habit of treating him respectfully. He just might have the power to summon a winged balrog to your ...
   Dec-14-17 Constant de Cock (replies)
SamAtoms1980: <Check It Out: I came here to see the flys…> You mean the flyys, right? As in "Flen flyys"?
   Dec-16-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
SamAtoms1980: <Domdaniel: A zero-word review is impressive.> Heh, it's reminiscent of the facetious "Mate in 0" problems where you produce checkmate by turning the board upside-down.
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Heh, very nice ending. The crown remains on the fjord.
   Mar-28-16 I Kurnosov vs M Dzhumaev, 2008 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Hard to believe this was a game between two 2500+ players.
   Dec-27-15 Santa Claus (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Thank you, Santa. Your generosity is amazing... again.
   Dec-20-15 N Katishonok vs H Gulbis, 1989 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: <al wazir: 21...Re7 seems to save black.> I looked at that and couldn't find a working defense for Black after 22.Qh6+ Kf7 23.Rh7+ Nxh7 24.Qxh7+. 24....Ke8 25.Qg8#, 24....Kf8 25.Qh8+ does Black's queen, and 24....Ke6 leads to my favorite variation: 25.Qxg6+ Kxe5 26.f4#.
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