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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 1143 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-11-15 Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky
SteinitzLives: Just started Romanovsky's Soviet Middlegame Technique, which combines his two classic works: Middlegame Planning and Middlegame Combinations. Wow, so far in the book, I have to say this guy could really write about some chess, and his examples are truly instructive. The story ...
   Jan-31-15 Yasser Seirawan (replies)
SteinitzLives: If other American players could muster 1/10th of Yasser's professionalism, personality and class, U.S. Chess would be much better off.
   Jan-31-15 Tradewise Gibraltar (2015) (replies)
SteinitzLives: Well, I thought Nakamura's win today showed the breadth of his personality: Cocky in the opening to serious in the endgame and somewhat unpredictable in between. It made for good viewing but I don't think he would play this way against a top-ranked player.
   Jan-08-15 Szabo vs Fischer, 1970
SteinitzLives: The other slightly awkward looking move that Szabo missed (but who can blame him) was 31. Bf3. The e pawn and d2 stay defended this way.
   Jan-02-15 J Esser vs Marshall, 1911
SteinitzLives: Wow, white wanted to win this game so badly against a much stronger player that he avoids giving perps (then again he is up a couple of pawns almost the entire game) a few times. How he could neglect his King safety, and give back pawns and then let Marshall do what he did ...
   Dec-29-14 W Wilson vs S Langleben, 1898
SteinitzLives: Or excited about breaking out of the league of nations.
   Dec-23-14 Lombardy vs Angantysson, 1984 (replies)
SteinitzLives: Gotta love the priest's patient, faithful and purposeful persistence. He endures so many long periods of being forced to make piece moves in between pawn progress moves: 30-41, 41-57, 57-65, and 65-74. What all the great endgame writers say about the importance of not being in
   Dec-23-14 W Kornfeld
SteinitzLives: A bit (or obit) of negative chess immortality for an otherwise NN player, never hurt anyone outside of chess. In short Kornfeld did not get the W.
   Dec-20-14 Shirov vs D Dubov, 2014 (replies)
SteinitzLives: Yes, Shirov was the Nutcracker Prince today using the magical Drosselmeyer rook who just sat on e7 staring down the black party guests for a powerful seven moves early in the game!
   Dec-20-14 G Oparin vs Morozevich, 2014 (replies)
SteinitzLives: Oh well, today Moro was the Nutcracker's mouse king. His isolated pawns sure played the role of unarmed mice.
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