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   TheFocus has kibitzed 15330 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-24-15 Biographer Bistro
TheFocus: <Tabanus> <Hey! I gave that link on the previous page here. Does this mean that you don't read all the Bistro pages any more?> Sorry, but I did not see your link. You are indeed the original source pointer outer then. <Jessica> please note to give credit where ...
   May-24-15 Anatoly Karpov
TheFocus: Happy Birthday Karpov! Such a great player.
   May-24-15 Robert James Fischer
TheFocus: <Joshka> I am going to purchase that DVD. Sounds interesting.
   May-23-15 Jonathan Speelman
TheFocus: <Chess is simply a medium through which concentration and a higher state of mind is achieved is like contemplating your navel, only better> - Jon Speelman.
   May-23-15 Mikhail Tal
TheFocus: <The difference between an IM and GM varies with each individual. One IM can be great tactically while another may excel in positional areas. For example, yesterday I played a simultaneous which had, among others, six national masters. One swindled me beautifully and others find
   May-23-15 Garry Kasparov
TheFocus: <It is no longer the old-fashioned game, when two big champions play the game and one is smoking a cigar while the other one is drinking coffee, and they look at the board, and it takes ages to make a move. Every move is like an enigma for those who do not belong to this temple ...
   May-23-15 Joel Benjamin
TheFocus: <...Chess is not like a school subject where you accumulate knowledge until you are an expert. Improvement comes mainly from the ability to process and interpret the information that comes your way, and put it to work in practice. Knowing how to translate your knowledge into ...
   May-23-15 Adrian Mikhalchishin
TheFocus: <Another very crucial aspect is the ability to develop an individualistic approach for every pupil. Group work is nice, but trainers need to devote some specific time to each pupil. This demands more energy, but individual training is more useful for each student. Trainers are ...
   May-23-15 Vladimir Kramnik
TheFocus: <The (Dutch) Stonewall is one of only a few openings where Black achieves an immediate advantage in space> - Vladimir Kramnik.
   May-23-15 Hikaru Nakamura
TheFocus: <There are quite a lot of people around with great chess skills. Not very many of them are that bloodthirsty - in a good way> - Peter Svidler talking about Hikaru Nakamura, his teammate in the French League. ( Chess Life, August 2009, page 25).

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