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Member since Feb-05-10
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 1255 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-24-15 World Cup (2015) (replies)
SteinitzLives: Can't we call him the Matt Damon of chess since they are already believed to be cousins?
   Sep-13-15 Louis F Stumpers (replies)
SteinitzLives: Does it make sense to hire a consultant who knows 365 different positions to make love, but can't get a date any night of the week?
   Sep-12-15 Jonathan Hawkins
SteinitzLives: Whenever he plays someone named Jim, it will be Treasure Island day.
   Sep-12-15 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
SteinitzLives: <Dr. Overlord> Edgy & questionable humor Doc. IM Adu has lived in both places, at various times over the last couple of decades, but you probably knew that's what I meant.
   Aug-29-15 Sinquefield Cup (2015) (replies)
SteinitzLives: Wow, Topa just chose to play 18 . . . . Bxe6, not playing defense. He could have played f6, fxe6 or the prophylactic b6, but noooooo! He wants to activate that h rook and fight. Live by the sword, die by the sword. Medieval soldiers had shields for a reason!
   Jul-31-15 Odd Lie (replies)
SteinitzLives: Or a pawn to be named later.
   Jul-30-15 L Shamkovich vs Joel Benjamin, 1976 (replies)
SteinitzLives: Lots of us were surprised that it took Joel so long to become a GM. For a little while there, when he was an 11 year old rated expert, (which was real rare in the 1970's) many thought maybe, just maybe, he might be the next Bobby, but the longer it took him to get to GM, the ...
   Jul-11-15 I Hatem (replies)
SteinitzLives: Hackers; Skewed statistics; Coffee Shop Campers; People entering political races w/ no chance of winning; Donald Trump; Negative political campaigns that inform people of what they "should" hate; Redundance; Insurance that does not cover; Countries' leaders that cause ...
   Jun-26-15 Walter Shawn Browne (replies)
SteinitzLives: <Conrad> Yes, it's very good and will take a while to get through, prolonging the entertainment and education. My only criticism is that it's disorganized structurally (meaning games location is separate from biographical periods covered). Browne writes without ...
   Jun-26-15 Abdel Irada chessforum (replies)
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