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Member since Dec-08-08 · Last seen Mar-20-15
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 1363 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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.
   Dec-10-13 A Brinckmann vs G Schories, 1933 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: A lot of possibilities, but 22.Qg8+ Bf8 23.Nxg6 was what I eventually decided. I was afraid that I had missed something but the only thing I missed was the fact that there was nothing I'd missed.
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