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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 1329 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-18-18 Anna Rudolf (replies)
SteinitzLives: Some of Anna's latest vlogging work on youtube link below, with a shout out to Carlsberg Beer for sponsoring the Copenhagen Chess Slam: Keep promoting the fun side of chess Anna!
   Sep-03-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
SteinitzLives: Oh Capablanca
   Sep-02-18 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
SteinitzLives: Naka's love of Red Bull as both a product to use, and an endorsement to self enrich, is understandable. However all the Red Bull drinking in the world will not sustain him in long chess games as he ages, compared to a decent and rigorous physical regimen which will give ...
   Aug-27-18 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2018 (replies)
SteinitzLives: Well, perhaps after winning his first game in a classical time control against Carlsen, some time ago, followed by several draws, Naka just got a little arrogant ;-). Although until now, I have had little material to criticize him about.
   Aug-04-18 Gerard Oskam
SteinitzLives: Almost 80% of this player's games were less than 40 moves long, he must have loved him some tactics.
   Aug-01-18 Spassky vs Robert E Byrne, 1974
SteinitzLives: I recall following this match in the NY Times, rooting for Byrne and hoping that Spassky would not be able to win, but after this game it was real clear, Byrne had no chance in the match especially after this loss. 6. f4 ought to get played more often IMHO.
   Jun-21-18 Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 (replies)
SteinitzLives: Safe to say young Bobby had not yet figured Tigran out yet. Black's pawn moves in the opening and the amazing utility of his knight moves in the middlegame are impressive. Watching Fischers long and desperate looking Q moves is painful. Petrosian's careful king walk with the ...
   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.
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