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Sneaky
Member since Jan-19-02
I live in South Florida USA. Rated USCF ~1800

A long time ago I was a new player in a Miami chess park, and one of the stronger players thought I had real talent, so he suggested that I play the park champ, a Cuban master. After the master destroyed me in a few blitz games, the question was posed, "Is he any good?" The answer I took as a great compliment: "Ehh... he tries to be sneaky."

The greatest chess player of all time is Robert James Fischer. The greatest chess problemist of all time is Sam Loyd. The greatest chess site of all time is chessgames.com!

Other players who I admire:

<Morphy> Possibly the greatest natural chess talent ever. Like Steinitz who followed, he taught the world how the game should really be played. <Najdorf> He was smart enough to make his money outside of chess, so he played for the pure joy of it. <Tal> Proved that even in the modern era, chess is an art more than a science. <Blackburne> Sacrificed his queen more times than I've had hot meals. <Diemer> One of the most original thinkers the game ever has known. His ideas were not always right, but they were HIS ideas. <Topalov> He hates draws so much he'll gladly risk losing to avoid one. I can forgive him for the Elista debacle; his chess is payment enough. <Lembit Oll> When on the attack, Lembit Oll said "Dambit All!" <Kasparov> Strive for perfection, one move at a time. <Alekhine> Swashbuckling play culminating in booming sacrifices.

And countless others: Nezhmetdinov, Shirov, Nunn, Shabalov, Nakamura, basically, anybody with cojones.

Addendum 2015: <Magnus Carlsen> has to be on the list. He's a modern day Casablanca. The way he squeezes wins out of the tiniest advantages and grinds his opponents down through sheer stamina is right up there with Robert James.

You can find me on FICS (freechess.org) ... and lately, on ICC as well. I'll gladly play anybody within 1000 points of my rating. I also really like the site http://www.lichess.org but so far have only played anonymously.

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   Sneaky has kibitzed 13263 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-15-17 Louis Stumpers (replies)
 
Sneaky: <So, if two jars have the same amount of marble(s), it would be a push and no money exchange hands(?)> Exactly. Draws are possible for either a pair of jars or even all three.
 
   May-22-17 Sneaky chessforum (replies)
 
Sneaky: A puzzle posted by Sergey Karjakin on twitter: [DIAGRAM] White to play and win. I've been staring at it for 15 minutes and can't figure it out.
 
   Apr-28-17 Mamedyarov vs Adams, 2017 (replies)
 
Sneaky: Topalov doesn't seem to be the loose cannon that he used to be.
 
   Apr-22-17 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
Sneaky: Mammad said "Knock you out!" (to Wesley)
 
   Apr-21-17 Aronian vs Yifan Hou, 2017 (replies)
 
Sneaky: ChessBookie Proposition bet: Aronian's Attire • Dress suit 2:3 • Casual attire 2:1 • Psychedelic paisley 5:1 • Loud Hawaiian shirt 10:1 • Polka Dots 400:1
 
   Apr-15-17 Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge (2017) (replies)
 
Sneaky: 45m+30/move is a bit longer than what most people regard as rapid. In the USA we have a designation of "quick" that usually applies to 60 minute-per-side games.
 
   Apr-04-17 W So vs Akobian, 2017 (replies)
 
Sneaky: It surely wasn't the first attempt at early kingside storming with g4, but the Shirov-Shabalov gambit became popular in 1992; it's the shocking move 7.g4!? in this position: [DIAGRAM] ( Opening Explorer ) I heard Kasparov once say something like "this is yet more proof that chess is ...
 
   Apr-01-17 W So vs Onischuk, 2017 (replies)
 
Sneaky: Don't underestimate the USA's Chuky. So's the better player, that's no argument—but if he makes one mistake, Onischuk will bite his head off. That's chess.
 
   Mar-29-17 W So vs Shabalov, 2017 (replies)
 
Sneaky: Shabalov is great; win lose or draw, his games are always fun to watch.
 
   Jan-22-17 Taimanov vs V Mikenas, 1965 (replies)
 
Sneaky: I went for 20 Nxf7 immediate, figuring that Qxe6+ would be plenty of compensation. Surely that's not a dual solution is it? Assuming it isn't, I can see why this is Sunday material.
 
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Sep-11-15  mistermac: <Tiggler: <Sneaky> Oops I missed Fibonacci day in the US, but I can celebrate it with our European friends on 5th August, or wait till August 13th, 2134.?

I reckon 8-13-21 would be OK.

Bur may I suggest a Lucas Day? The next should be 7-11-18.

Dec-25-15
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  Knight13: <Sneaky> Merry Christmas.
Dec-25-15
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  wordfunph: <Sneaky> Merry Christmas!
Dec-29-15  Sularus: Happy holidays!
Jan-21-16
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  Penguincw: Late by 2 days, but better late than never!

Happy 14th birthday <Sneaky>. Time flies doesn't it?

Feb-20-16  Whiterun Guard: <Sneaky> I know your kind, always sneaking about.
Feb-21-16
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  ketchuplover: Hope all is well with you
Feb-26-16
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  Sneaky: Hi Ketchuplover and Penguincw and Whiterun Guard, yes I'm just dandy ... Sneaking about!
Feb-26-16
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  Benzol: <Sneaky> I remember asking you earlier about your avatar being inspired by the comic character of Hot Stuff - The Little Devil.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_S... for a reference.

:)

Mar-24-16
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  Sneaky: Oh wow, that means I'm related to Casper the Friendly Ghost! Thanks for that!
Feb-11-17
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  OneArmedScissor: hey sneaky
Feb-13-17
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  ketchuplover: hope all is well on planet sneaky :)
Mar-27-17
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  Sneaky: Hey guys! I've been busy but doing good. Hopefully soon things will settle down, and I'll find more time to visit my favorite site.
Apr-05-17
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  ketchuplover: Don't forget to stop by here too :)
Apr-21-17
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  Sneaky: ...ba dum tissssssh
May-22-17
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  Sneaky: A puzzle posted by Sergey Karjakin on twitter:


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White to play and win.

I've been staring at it for 15 minutes and can't figure it out.

May-22-17
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  OhioChessFan: 3 minutes in and I'm about to give up.
May-22-17
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  OhioChessFan: Okay, got the first 2 moves. I'll get it now.
May-22-17
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  tpstar: <Sneaky> Interesting composition. Do you want hints or spoilers yet?
May-22-17
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  OhioChessFan: Okay. Really not that hard. Just have to visualize where you're at after the first move. There's one little tweak line where you can blow the win if you aren't careful.
May-22-17
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  Big Pawn: I'm looking at 1. Rb7+ Ka8 2. Rb1

Now if 2...Rxb1 3. Ra6#

if 2...Rxc6+ 3. Kxc6 and the Rb1 covers the queening squares easily.

if 2...d1=Q 3. Rcxc1 and the new black queen can't give check, it's under attack and mate is threatened.

Am I missing something?

May-23-17
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  OhioChessFan: A little tweaky: 2...Ka7

This could be blown in blitz.

May-23-17
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  Big Pawn: <2...Ka7> but doesn't that just allow 3. Rcxc1 and wins?
May-23-17
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  OhioChessFan: 1. Rb7+ Ka8 2. Rb1 Ka7 3. Rcxc1 dxc1Q 4. Rxc1 Ka6


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White to play. Don't blow it.

May-23-17
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  technical draw: Just passing by to say hello <Sneaky>. I see you've been a member here for 15 years. A real old timer. Well, stay in touch cause one day you and I will be co-champions of the chessbookie game.
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