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Sneaky
Member since Jan-19-02 · Last seen Oct-22-14
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, Carlsen, basically, anybody with cojones.

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.

>> Click here to see Sneaky's game collections.

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   Sneaky has kibitzed 12844 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-23-14 Judit Polgar vs Anand, 2009
 
Sneaky: <Garech> Anand was very much the champ in 2009 ... the "undisputed" champ might I add. How soon we forget Anand - Kramnik World Championship Match (2008) ?
 
   Oct-21-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
Sneaky: I'm playing the "I don't really care, I already qualified" game. I got paid off on MVL beating Caruana today. Yay! But sadly the odds just weren't that fabulous. I wasn't the only person with that thought in mind.
 
   Oct-17-14 Louis F Stumpers (replies)
 
Sneaky: You know Freeman Dyson? I am humbled.
 
   Oct-11-14 PokerStars IoM Masters (2014) (replies)
 
Sneaky: Conrad, I've never played on PokerStars, but if it's like most poker sites you can download a file which contains your hand history, right? It will contain data of every flop, every hand that is shown, every bet, etc. Is that not right? So if your allegation is true it would be ...
 
   Oct-02-14 Gelfand vs D Andreikin, 2014 (replies)
 
Sneaky: I love 18.e5 followed by 19.f5! and 20.f6!
 
   Oct-02-14 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
 
Sneaky: Zeitnot?!
 
   Sep-29-14 I Bilek vs Szily, 1954 (replies)
 
Sneaky: <LIzzard> That line is very creative but I think there's one big problem. If 29.Qxg8+? Kxg8!! 30.Rxe8+ Kh7 and suddenly it's White who is fighting for his life.
 
   Sep-13-14 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
Sneaky: Harry's in the café Mixing up the YouTube plays, I'm in the Rogoff tent, Talking 'bout the government. The man in the king's crown With the big pen Wants twenty nine dollars But you only got ten
 
   Sep-10-14 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
Sneaky: Cleaning up the short bio for the player of the day Janos Balogh I came across this: <The system 1.e4 d6 2.d4 f5 is known as Balogh's Defense, and is named after him.> I find that an insult to the reader's intelligence. I chopped off the "and is named after him" part.
 
   Sep-05-14 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
 
Sneaky: As chess players we all must be sympathetic to that horrific trauma of failing to win a game that was already won. Relaxing when you have the game in hand is always the culprit, even at the very highest levels. If Caruana doesn't pull a rabbit out of a hat here, I'm crying a river ...
 
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Jan-09-13
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  Caissanist: Your embedding of musical notes in comments is pretty cool, how do you do it? Chessgames seems to be very very very strict on letting you embed much of anything in your messages.
Jan-09-13
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  WannaBe: ♺⛔♔

Do a search (google, bing, yahoo...) for unicode/HTML and you can go nuts with it.

Jan-09-13
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  WannaBe: &#9833; = ♩
&#9834; = ♪
&#9835; = ♫
&#9836; = ♬
&#9837; = ♭
&#9838; = ♮
&#9839; = ♯
&#9840; = ♰
&#9841; = ♱
Jan-10-13
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  Caissanist: Great, tx much ♪
Jan-10-13
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  Check It Out: <sneaky> That movie checkmates video was hilarious. Bart Simpson's playing a simul and gets checkmated at the same time by all his opponents cracked me up.
Jan-11-13
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  OhioChessFan: I did the Naka Gambit too. Put 200 on him to win and 197 on an exacta with Naiditsch. If both those hit, I'll still be 1200 behind any of the 32 finalists who did nothing. Depressing. It's really too big an advantage to carry for 25% of the year. I wish I'd put a few bucks on Naka-Movesian and Naka-Tiviakov but I forgot to go back and look at the odds table after my first bet.
Jan-12-13
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  moronovich: <It's really too big an advantage to carry for 25% of the year.>

I am in agreement.Something like 3-5K`s difference would be more fair IMO.But good luck with your wagers.I have also bucks on Naka .And also forgot to play combined ;)

Jan-26-13
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  Sneaky: <Bart Simpson's playing a simul and gets checkmated at the same time by all his opponents cracked me up.> That's straight from the Russian folktales of Ossip Bender.

You see Ossip, posing as a grandmaster, arranged an "exhibition" for a moderate fee. He opened with 1.e4 on every single board, and the club, who had been studying some particular line in the Ruy Lopez, all responded with ...Nc6. Ossip again played the same move, and so did the crowd. Deep into the opening they went, until Ossip committed a horrific blunder on every single board allowing the entire club to checkmate him on the same move.

As usual with these tales, the vignette ends with Ossip escaping through a window as he's chased by a mob of furious chess players.

Feb-08-13
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  Check It Out: The Simpsons goes deep in to Russian folklore - genius!
Mar-15-13
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  kogyithaung: Dear Mr. Sneaky Thanks a lot for the story of Ossip played I love the story for a fun HAHAHA long time not laugh. May I asked didn't you run like Ossip before or didn't you play Ruylopez again?
May-07-13
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  Tiggler: <Sneaky> This is my first annual greeting on your chessforum. Happy May 7th!
May-07-13
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  Tiggler: I googled deviled ham and found:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...

And then I found your g'friend's avatar:

http://bad-girls-kitchen.blogspot.c...

May-11-13
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  Sneaky: LOL thanks Tiggler, that's precious.

By the way, I hope you had a nice Fibonacci day, 5/8/13 ;-)

May-12-13
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  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.
Aug-08-13  The Last Straw: ♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♫&#-
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Aug-08-13  The Last Straw: AARgh...
Sep-05-13
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  Sneaky: Dear diary: Today I found the long lost composition of Genrikh Kasparian that features two crazy-queens in one fabulous study.

My mission at Chessgames is complete.

Nov-22-13  gauer: Hi <Sneaky>. WCC Editing Project chessforum was looking for a similar solution to your own.
Dec-24-13
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  wordfunph: Sneaky, maligayang pasko!
Dec-29-13
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  Sneaky: Happy X-Mas / Ramadan / Kwanzaa / Chanukah / Diwali / Festivus to everybody!

And have a great new year!

Mar-27-14
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  Mating Net: This GOTD merits a place in your Underpromotions game collection. S Schweber vs B Wexler, 1964
Mar-29-14
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  Annie K.: <Sneaky> Hi, well said at the cg forum. :)

BTW, are you familiar with your "namesake" game series by the very talented developer SelfDefiant?

Here's a small selection: http://www.melting-mindz.com/games....

Apr-25-14
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  Sneaky: Thanks Annie! I think I probably spoke for most of the longtime users. If we appear to be an elitist club, it intimidates new people.

< my "namesake" game series > No I've never heard of that! Very funny, thanks, it made me laugh.

Jun-04-14
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  Sneaky: It's a bit premature to pop open the bubbly, but next March will be the "Pi Day" of the millennium. If you wait until a little bit after 9:26:53 in the morning, the time will be:

3-14-15 9:26:53

Make your party plans now, this will be the blow-out blast for math nerds everywhere.

Jun-19-14
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  Sneaky: A video I really enjoyed, Numberphile explains the meaning of the graph theory problem in the movie Good Will Hunting: http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/how-is...

As it turns out, it's not as hard of a problem as the movie made it out to be. But it is a real problem.

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