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Softpaw
Member since Sep-26-06 · Last seen Oct-20-14
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   Softpaw has kibitzed 4859 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Apr-29-14 Gashimov Memorial (2014) (replies)
 
Softpaw: <The final standing of the players will be determined according to points. In case of sharing of places--the following criteria will be decisive for the tie break: *A greater number of wins. *The result of the direct mini-matches between contenders. *Berger *I tie-break match ...
 
   Mar-24-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
Softpaw: CotW =UN; UN bad; therefore, CotW bad.
 
   Nov-21-13 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
 
Softpaw: Respect for Anand. He went down fighting.
 
   Nov-18-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship (2013) (replies)
 
Softpaw: <Pulo y Gata:...chess is no good for anything or anyone. It's just pieces being shuffled from square to square, with no real consequence to the world. It offers fleeting beauty which merely distracts us from our nothingness and the nothingness of everything> If chess creates ...
 
   Apr-19-12 Kramnik - Aronian (2012) (replies)
 
Softpaw: <shach matov:... it seems Dostoyevsky could have communicated it in a much more compact manner, say 300 pages? Although then it wouldn't be classical literature anymore... > It's a great novel, with many oft-referenced scenes (e.g., The Grand Inquisitor parable)--but it does ...
 
   Jan-13-12 Levon Aronian (replies)
 
Softpaw: <Normally in modern chess if you have positional skills you will find the theoretical lines yourself-> Then again there is the problem of time...it takes time to find the best lines.
 
   Dec-12-11 London Chess Classic (2011) (replies)
 
Softpaw: David Howell...bye!
 
   Dec-12-11 Kramnik vs Aronian, 2011 (replies)
 
Softpaw: <Wild Bill: I also predict a draw...> Going out on a limb, are you?
 
   Nov-26-11 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
 
Softpaw: <shach matov: Carlsen will become a World Champion. But I wish everyone would stop ASSUMING that he will do it...> Yep. There's many a slip twixt the cup and the lip.
 
   Nov-25-11 Tal Memorial (2011) (replies)
 
Softpaw: <<Is he still the best player?> There is no simple "best player". Only a someone best *at something*. And you can't simply say "at chess", because there are many forms of chess. "Best at tournaments" (of a certain type); "Best at WC matches (of a certain type); Best at ...
 
   Oct-11-11 4th Bilbao Masters (2011) (replies)
   May-13-11 World Championship Candidates (2011) (replies)
   Oct-21-10 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   Oct-17-10 Bilbao Masters (2010) (replies)
   Oct-16-10 Nanjing Pearl Spring Tournament (2010) (replies)
   Oct-14-10 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
   Oct-10-10 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2010 (replies)
   Oct-05-10 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   May-01-10 Anand - Topalov World Chess Championship (2010) (replies)
   Jan-30-10 Corus (2010) (replies)
   Jan-27-10 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2010 (replies)
   Dec-11-09 World Cup (2009) (replies)
   Nov-30-09 Wang Yue (replies)
   Nov-28-09 W So vs Kamsky, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-19-09 World Blitz Championship (2009) (replies)
   Nov-14-09 Tal Memorial (2009) (replies)
   Oct-10-09 Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (2009) (replies)
   Oct-08-09 Carlsen vs Jakovenko, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-07-09 Nigel Short (replies)
   Oct-06-09 Carlsen vs Wang Yue, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-04-09 Leko vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-02-09 Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2009 (replies)
   Sep-13-09 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Sep-08-09 2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao Final (2009) (replies)
   Aug-13-09 FIDE Jermuk Grand Prix (2009) (replies)
   Jul-16-09 Donostia Chess Festival (2009) (replies)
   Jul-12-09 Kramnik vs Naiditsch, 2009 (replies)
   Jul-11-09 Jakovenko vs Kramnik, 2009 (replies)
   Jul-10-09 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   Jul-10-09 Dortmund (2009) (replies)
   Jul-06-09 Carlsen vs Naiditsch, 2009 (replies)
   Jul-04-09 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2009 (replies)
   Jun-16-09 Bazna Tournament (2009) (replies)
   Mar-21-09 Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2009) (replies)
   Mar-17-09 Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2009) (replies)
   Feb-28-09 Linares (2009) (replies)
   Feb-26-09 Topalov vs Kamsky, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-21-09 Kamsky vs Topalov, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-18-09 Topalov - Kamsky Match (2009) (replies)
   Oct-29-08 Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-28-08 Anand - Kramnik World Championship Match (2008) (replies)
   Oct-26-08 Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-24-08 Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-23-08 Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-21-08 Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-20-08 Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-18-08 Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-17-08 Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-16-08 Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-15-08 Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-23-08 Veselin Topalov (replies)
   Sep-12-08 Bilbao Grand Slam Chess Final (2008) (replies)
   Aug-22-08 Tal Memorial (2008) (replies)
   Aug-03-08 Chess Classic Mainz (2008) (replies)
   Aug-02-08 FIDE Grand Prix (2008) (replies)
   Jul-31-08 41st Biel International Chess Festival (2008) (replies)
   Jul-08-08 Peter Leko (replies)
   Jul-07-08 Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-02-08 Kramnik vs Leko, 2008 (replies)
   Feb-29-08 Morelia-Linares (2008) (replies)
   Jan-27-08 Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-27-08 Corus (2008) (replies)
   Dec-14-07 Kamsky vs Shirov, 2007 (replies)
   Dec-12-07 World Chess Cup (2007) (replies)
   Nov-22-07 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Nov-22-07 World Blitz Cup (2007) (replies)
   Nov-21-07 Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 (replies)
   Nov-20-07 Tal Memorial (2007) (replies)
   Nov-20-07 Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 2007
   Nov-18-07 Kramnik vs Mamedyarov, 2007 (replies)
   Nov-17-07 Jakovenko vs Kramnik, 2007 (replies)
   Nov-16-07 Kramnik vs E Alekseev, 2007 (replies)
   Nov-13-07 Carlsen vs Mamedyarov, 2007 (replies)
   Oct-08-07 Vassily Ivanchuk (replies)
   Oct-08-07 FIDE World Championship Tournament (2007) (replies)
   Sep-29-07 Morozevich vs Gelfand, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-29-07 Alexander Morozevich (replies)
   Sep-26-07 Grischuk vs Kramnik, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-24-07 Morozevich vs Kramnik, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-22-07 Anand vs Grischuk, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-22-07 Svidler vs Kramnik, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-18-07 Gelfand vs Aronian, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-18-07 Alexander Grischuk (replies)
   Sep-18-07 Grischuk vs Morozevich, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-17-07 Jose Gonzalez (replies)
   Sep-16-07 Kramnik vs Svidler, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-15-07 Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2007 (replies)
   Jul-08-07 Ciudad de Leon (2007) (replies)
   Jul-01-07 Dortmund (2007) (replies)
   Jun-15-07 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Jun-09-07 Kamsky vs Gelfand, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-08-07 Candidates Match: Gelfand - Kamsky (2007) (replies)
   Jun-06-07 Adams vs Shirov, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-03-07 Candidates Match: Aronian - Carlsen (2007) (replies)
   Jun-02-07 Candidates Match: Polgar - Bareev (2007) (replies)
   Jun-01-07 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2007 (replies)
   May-30-07 Candidates Match: Bacrot - Kamsky (2007) (replies)
   May-29-07 Candidates Match: Ponomariov - Rublevsky (2007) (replies)
   May-26-07 Candidates Match: Gelfand - Kasimdzhanov (2007) (replies)
   May-23-07 Topalov vs Sasikiran, 2007 (replies)
   May-23-07 37th Bosna Chess Tournament (2007) (replies)
   May-22-07 Sasikiran vs Anand, 2002 (replies)
   May-21-07 Teimour Radjabov (replies)
   May-20-07 Mtel Masters (2007) (replies)
   May-18-07 Michael Adams (replies)
   May-15-07 Arianne Caoili (replies)
   May-13-07 Sasikiran vs Topalov, 2007 (replies)
   May-12-07 Mamedyarov vs Kamsky, 2007 (replies)
   May-11-07 Topalov vs Nisipeanu, 2007 (replies)
   May-06-07 Kramnik - Aronian Rapid Match (2007) (replies)
   Apr-29-07 Leko - Kramnik Rapid Match (2007) (replies)
   Apr-03-07 Vasily Smyslov (replies)
   Mar-29-07 Radjabov vs Leko, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-29-07 16th Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2007) (replies)
   Mar-29-07 16th Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2007) (replies)
   Mar-28-07 Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 (replies)
   Mar-26-07 Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-25-07 Radjabov vs Svidler, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-24-07 Aronian vs Morozevich, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-24-07 Loek van Wely (replies)
   Mar-21-07 Keres vs Botvinnik, 1948 (replies)
   Mar-20-07 Anand vs Kramnik, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-16-07 Keres vs Botvinnik, 1948 (replies)
   Mar-10-07 Linares - Morelia (2007) (replies)
   Nov-02-06 Kramnik - Deep Fritz (2006) (replies)
   Nov-02-06 Cap D'Agde (2006) (replies)
   Oct-30-06 Pirc (B07) (replies)
   Oct-28-06 Essent Tournament (2006) (replies)
   Oct-28-06 Topalov vs Judit Polgar, 2006 (replies)
   Oct-26-06 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
   Oct-26-06 Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) (replies)
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