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Shams
Member since Oct-21-04 · Last seen May-06-16
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I will gladly trade CPT files. Inquire below if you have a CPT license and are building an opening repertoire with it. I play 1.d4, French Defense.

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   Shams has kibitzed 20201 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-06-16 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
Shams: Trump, in West Virginia today: <He complained that hairspray isn’t as good as it used to be, blaming regulations on aerosol put in place to stop the depletion of the ozone layer. “It used to be real good,” he said. “Today you put the hairspray on, it’s good for 12 minutes.” He ...
 
   May-05-16 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
Shams: The Mariners are winning; here's one of the stranger explanations for their success so far. http://i.imgur.com/vgjOzxV.jpg This newspaper serves all of Snohomish County (population ~750k)
 
   May-04-16 Svidler vs Kramnik, 2016 (replies)
 
Shams: I can't think of another top player that plays this <4...Nxd5!?> line. I wish Peter had gone down the main line with 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 c5 when both 7.a3 and 7.Rb1 should be a little better for White. In particular the latter move would have been interesting as nobody has played ...
 
   May-01-16 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
 
Shams: Korchnoi doing yoga in Baguio 1978: https://twitter.com/OlimpiuUrcan/st...
 
   Apr-29-16 W So vs Kasparov, 2016 (replies)
 
Shams: "It reminded me of games Morphy played with amateurs – I was an amateur in this game!" -- Kasparov A breathless Yasser called this "one of the greatest blitz games ever played". I think Maurice is rubbing off on him.
 
   Apr-28-16 Ultimate Blitz Challenge (2016) (replies)
 
Shams: <Edeltalent> Delay over increment was a bad decision on the part of the organizers. It seemed to me like players were budgeting the time as they would for increment, allowing their clocks to run lower than they should have. And in time scrambles you could see them bang out ...
 
   Apr-28-16 Caruana vs S Shankland, 2016
 
Shams: <Lupara> I wrote the abstract and you wrote the paper.
 
   Apr-27-16 Shams chessforum (replies)
 
Shams: <chancho> Second line was the one I liked.
 
   Apr-27-16 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2016 (replies)
 
Shams: <CountryGirl> See <Eyal>'s comment though, the <6.Qf3> line hasn't been so testing for Black lately so it would be strange for Kramnik to play to avoid it. The last game I recall offhand where a top player took White in this variation was this one, a comfortable draw
 
   Apr-27-16 Norway Chess (2016) (replies)
 
Shams: In contrast I think Gelfand's feelings really were hurt when Carlsen took a shot at him a few years ago. Magnus publicly sucked up to him a few days later so he probably felt bad.
 
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Apr-16-16
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  MarkFinan: Markasparov v shredder https://youtu.be/sQMi-HX09qs

I think it's an okay little game given the time controls. I just had a quick look back and I was <thinking> the right moves whilst watching but playing the wrong move! Lol. There used to be a kid on this site who's father was a very very strong English player, I'm forgetting his name right now but I'll find it out He used to upload all his games, thousands of them but he never uploaded one single loss! Not <one>. Created a successfulish channel too. Pretty sure his first name was Simon, I don't know if that rings a bell but I haven't seen him on YouTube for a few years now.

Apr-16-16
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  MarkFinan: https://youtu.be/oQn_VhvQDRA

This is probably the best of the 4 games I uploaded. I've got about 50 in the vault so I'm just waiting on others to submit some of their games although I aren't holding my breath. And see if you can see my mistake at 0.001 seconds.

Rookie mistake, lol :)

Apr-16-16
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  Shams: <Mark> What games do you have against human opponents? I find engine play a little antiseptic to be honest.
Apr-16-16
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  MarkFinan: None as of yet Shams. I can't record a game on say.. Lichess and get into a 30 min game without the phone ringing or someone at the door so I just have to play blitz against the engine. No point in playing a really good game and then getting it ruined with 3 mins left so for now I'm sticking to shredder. I'll give you a game and record it and upload it if you want though? In fact I'd love to do that, even if I only have a 12.5% record against you, lol. Fancy a few games now whilst I know I won't be disturbed? I'll upload it win or lose?
Apr-16-16
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  Shams: <Mark> Lemme think on it.
Apr-18-16
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  MarkFinan: Fancy a game tonight, Shams? Just one 30 min game and I get the white pieces? I'll record it if you want, entirely up to you?
Apr-18-16
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  Shams: <Mark> Ok if you like.
Apr-18-16
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  MarkFinan: Shams? I've had a few but I'm feeling sharp so if you're around give me a quick reply mate.

Btw.. You have an English soh. That post about the site awards in the Goforritt forum was pretty Northern English. Cmo'n then buddy, I'm ready and more than able :)

Apr-18-16
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  Shams: Ok let's do it.
Apr-18-16
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  MarkFinan: 2 mins. What's your username?
Apr-18-16
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  MarkFinan: I'm logged in Shams.... How do I find you again, I can't remember?
Apr-18-16
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  MarkFinan: I'm online now mate.. Losing horrendously at blitz.. Lets get a good 20-30 min game going?
Apr-18-16
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  Shams: I have a pending challenge on lichess for you.
Apr-18-16
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  MarkFinan: Just call me Buster Douglas, I beat the 2250 champ lool. I enjoy playing you and <wished> I'd recorded that :)

Btw.. I said <unrated>! I don't even know what mine is

Apr-19-16
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  Shams: Nice win Mark! Now don't put on 40 pounds before your title defense like Buster did.
Apr-19-16
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  MarkFinan: Thank you Shams. But I intend to put a little weight on for our rematch? Tonight?
Apr-19-16
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  Shams: <Mark> Can you send me a message on lichess instead of here if you want a game? I can play in a couple hours, that's better for me than much later.
Apr-19-16
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  MarkFinan: I'll figure it out mate. It'll be about 9pm London time if you're available.
Apr-19-16
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  Shams: It's time to get rid of the Olympics.
http://fittish.deadspin.com/report-...
Apr-22-16  Lord Ramsbottom: Hullo! Take a very close look at <Est2002> profile. That is Mark Finan, the clues are all there.
Apr-22-16
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  Shams: <Mark> did reference 48 laws of power once (Robert Greene) so it seems you are right.
Apr-27-16
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  Shams: Not hard but very pretty, White to play and win. From a Gerald Abrahams game:


click for larger view

Apr-27-16
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  chancho: 1.Qg8+ Ke7 2.Qxf7+ Kd8 3.Rd1+ Nd5 4.Bxd5

(if 4...cxd5 5.Rxd5+)

If 1...Kxg8 2.Ng6 threatening Rh8#

But I get the feeling there's a better line.

Apr-27-16
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  Shams: <chancho> Second line was the one I liked.
Apr-27-16
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  chancho: <Shams> I think I've seen that position in Abrahams book:Technique in Chess.

At the beginning of that book, he explains how to read Forsythe notation.

I swear, I thought my brain wanted to escape through my ears.

Not because of his explanations, I just didn't get it.

Eventually I figured it out. ;-)

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