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Tournament Chess Player since 1974 - Old, cranky dislikes too many things, but finds even more amusing. Writer, Teacher, have lived just about everywhere. Favorite player is handle, also like Tarrasch, Capablanca, Janowski, Rubinstein, Lasker, Alekhine, Keres, Fischer, Tal, Stein, Kasparov, (have attained grudging respect for Karpov) Morozevich, Anand, Caruana. Addicted chess book hoarder. Currently live in Washington, D.C. metro area. Full Member

   SteinitzLives has kibitzed 1321 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-18-18 Tal vs Gligoric, 1959
SteinitzLives: After black's inaccuracies around moves 13 and 14 (which seem a shame due to Gligo's familiarity w/ this variation) Tal gets his kind of game. One can sense black's discomfort with 19 . . . Bxg4 leading to multiple exchanges where his 3 pawns which can't be used for anything, ...
   Nov-09-17 Mikhail Tal (replies)
SteinitzLives: RIP Misha. Chess loved you as much as you loved it, and we all won and still win as a result of your legacy! Thanks for everything!
   Jun-12-17 A Smitten (replies)
SteinitzLives: We always hurt those who love us most.
   May-04-17 Russian Team Championship (Major League) (2017) (replies)
SteinitzLives: Yes, and that the games would be played in a stadium.
   May-04-17 Oldrich Duras (replies)
SteinitzLives: Yes, I will say he was underrated. A 38 year career with only 99 currently known losses? Not too shabby. Some of his endgames were really great. He also did not draw very much, but I can't be sure if that's a good or bad thing until I play through a lot more of his games.
   May-04-17 NN (replies)
SteinitzLives: <alexmagnus: NN may have a bad record, but he has more wins than draws.> Yes, no one can say NN is indecisive, and the market direction is clear!
   May-04-17 A London vs Joel Benjamin, 1993
SteinitzLives: Seven years after I was born, my family moved; but I found them! At least it has a happy ending, for at least one person.
   Mar-02-17 Sousse Interzonal (1967) (replies)
SteinitzLives: Did Fischer get rating points from this tournament, or were they nullified because of his withdrawal?
   Jan-29-17 Baskaran Adhiban (replies)
SteinitzLives: A Kings gambit w/ white that draws against So, a Scandinavian w/ black that draws against Carlsen, the ghosts of Bronstein and Larsen smile down on him.
   Jan-20-17 B Adhiban vs W So, 2017 (replies)
SteinitzLives: The edge for black is tiny, white was wise to give back the pawn allowing him to also gain back tempi/development, not to mention castling. Still this kind of open piece-play based position has to favor So.
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