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Member since Apr-25-05 · Last seen Dec-10-18
I'm a Dane from Copenhagen. Born 1947. Have played since 1963, albeit not actively since 1974 when I had about 2150 in rating. Follow the chess world closely, but I do have a passion for chess history. Retired (2014) from my job as a publisher on art books. Full Member

   Sokrates has kibitzed 2792 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-10-18 London Chess Classic (2018) (replies)
Sokrates: <yiotta: I don't understand this talk of chess being less serious. Are you less serious in your games, whether classical or blitz?> I fully agree. Sometimes we talk about the time designated to classical games as if it was God given or the definitive timeframe for decent ...
   Dec-09-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
Sokrates: <The scores achieved in a match are actually expected to follow a trinomial distribution, with the probabilities for win/loss/draw consistent with the FIDE tables of the cumulative normal distribution. <Gypsy> points out that the trinomial results can be approximated with ...
   Nov-09-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
Sokrates: Second that, <moronovich>, this is not a boring draw-soon position. Both sides seem interesting in a real fight.
   Oct-22-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Sokrates: It seems that no one - least - cares that the present tournament table isn't updated and that we miss games from the ongoing super tournament in Isle of Man and the World Youth Championships + Hoogoven. Are we back to where we were 3-4 months ago? Is there anyone at ...
   Oct-18-18 Chess Olympiad (2018) (replies)
Sokrates: <Diademas> Icelandic/Nynorsk. Thanks for detailing the history. It was actually what I meant by "basic". The original old Norse (norrøn) has survived relatively unchanged in Iceland due to its splendid isolation far away from main events in the history of Scandinavia - and in
   Sep-22-18 Sinquefield Cup (2018)
Sokrates: Anyway, it was nice to see Aronian recover from his disaster at the candidates. It would be very sad to see this great player on a deroute.
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