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Member since Jan-04-16 · Last seen Jul-07-19
Used to be at this forum for many years and under different nicks. When I lose the password, or just banned:) - don't remember exactly. I change the nick. I have three main passions: history, math and chess. I am a professor of applied math, do behavioral stuff, statistics, optimization, game theory and mechanism design, abstract algebra - Jordan and alternative algebras, and some other things. Sometimes I am good, but mostly, just a mediocre chess player. Like Naka's streams, Rosen's humility, even Short's humor and bravery, Giri's sarcasm - remind me myself 30 years ago:), Hansen's tilting... not a big fan of Magnus - used to be...

   SometimesGood has kibitzed 545 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-06-19 Gashimov Memorial (2019) (replies)
SometimesGood: Watching Navara and Giri analyzing the game in Russian, I realized that these two reflect the broken dreams of the Soviet ideology. In 70s this could be a model image; a brother from Czechoslovakia discussing the game with a son of a Nepali communist living in St. ...
   Mar-28-19 US Championship (2019) (replies)
SometimesGood: <parmetd: Gata is very happy. Ironically, I dive with another GM from Novosibrisk. So we make Siberia jokes all the time.> Vera shares the same background as him; both were born in Siberia. It's much easier to communicate with someone who has the same culture. On top of ...
   Mar-14-19 World Team Chess Championship (2019) (replies)
SometimesGood: Even though Bibisara lost the last round - no consequences for KZ won 3-1, she got 5/9, the best result for KZ team. She wouldn't have a chance to play for Russia, too much competition there. Good job, girl!
   Feb-27-19 Kasparov vs N R McDonald, 1986 (replies)
SometimesGood: <hoodrobin: Pat means draw.>? don't get it.
   Jan-30-19 Gibraltar Masters (2019) (replies)
SometimesGood: <alexmagnus: It was proven beyond any doubt, reasonable or unreasonable, that no pre-arranging took place. Btw I always found it ironic that Hou played her protest game when she was to play a man :D> that's why i added (allegedly). there is a reason for concern though. ...
   Jan-25-19 Tata Steel Masters (2019) (replies)
SometimesGood: When I see the endings in games of Shackland and Van Forest, I feel myself not so bad:). these greats also make mistakes.
   Dec-21-18 London Chess Classic (2018) (replies)
SometimesGood: <Pedro Fernandez: My dear <SometimesGood>, what a good words about you, from you, specially because of you are being honest. Every one in this world we are some times good, but some times we are not good, so what! But, by not means you are a mediocre person, no way! ...
   Dec-10-18 Tal vs A S Segal, 1952 (replies)
SometimesGood: <Honza Cervenka: Black was probably Naum Segal> For sure. Both are from Latvia.
   Dec-07-18 E Korchmar vs E Poliak, 1937 (replies)
SometimesGood: <Strelets: I would add David Bronstein, Eduard Gufeld, Efim Geller, and Leonid Stein to the list of players whose best games are more deserving of the label of "Ukrainian Immortal." Don't get me wrong; this is still an excellent game. But it just doesn't dazzle the mind and
   Dec-04-18 Mecking vs Timman, 2008 (replies)
SometimesGood: nice ending; wish i could do the same at 65:)
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