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TheRavenPK
Member since Jun-21-10 · Last seen Jun-19-13
I am 20, play chess seriously from summer 2008. I play guitar, I love old metal and rock'n roll music, am 4th year on a university. I study...hmmm... the whole science. I like it.

I am greatly inspired by Mikhail Tal, maybe the most interesting player ever. While reading his book, I am finding out, that we have more in common, than it seems. I play moves that I like and let the opponent to prove I am wrong. Not just in chess.

I am rated 1000, playing fifth board in fifth league in my country at the moment with score 8/8.

I am from Pezinok (Slovakia), the town, where Richard Réti was born. After playing chess for few months, I decided to take part in local's Réti Memorial, tournament where 64 players play in Swiss-system, rapid(15min), 9 rounds. I lost my first game, because I was perhaps too hangover. I looked at the results and saw that my first chess teacher (when I was 5 I played for about two months) also lost his game. It was great that we met together in the second round. I was white and won with Réti's opening and exchange sacrifice in the middlegame. After I captured his bishop with my rook he looked at me and told "Hm, nice, very nice.." After the game I told him, that he was my first and only chess teacher 12 years ago, when he beat me in my first game ever, although he gave me Queen and Rook odds.

After that he went to his Croatian friends and told them this with smile on his lips. I think he was proud.

So in my first tournament ever I scored 4/9 after two piece-losing blunders, so it could be better. (performance rating about 1700)

After that, still rated 1000, I went on a tournament to Croatia (rapid 10min, 6/11). I have defeated two candidate masters (ELO about 2100) and had a fantastic time.

If you want to play some games with me, let me know.

If you wait for luck to turn up, life becomes very boring. – Mikhail Tal

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   TheRavenPK has kibitzed 130 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-29-12 Chess Olympiad (2012) (replies)
 
TheRavenPK: Well, Slovakia won first round 4-0 with Cyprus and second also 4-0 with Equador and still no games of our players..
 
   May-04-12 G Quparadze vs V Bachin, 2003 (replies)
 
TheRavenPK: Beautiful game, white was going for the win obviously from the very first moves and the win was really well-deserved. How easy it looks when good players do it.
 
   Apr-23-12 A Spiller vs J Acers, 1968 (replies)
 
TheRavenPK: This is funny, just yesterday on GOTD Van Wely vs Acs, 2002 I suggested the pun "Acs is high". Today we have Acers is high, with the same reference to one of Maiden's classic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Sam...
 
   Apr-22-12 Van Wely vs Acs, 2002 (replies)
 
TheRavenPK: Beautiful combination, I would have never found those moves. BTW, I would call this game "Acs is high". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Sam...
 
   Apr-12-12 Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924 (replies)
 
TheRavenPK: <erniecohen> After 17..f4 I would play 18.d5 fxg3 19.d6 Qd8 20.hxg3. I don't have any tactics following, but the position to me really looks like a forced win for white.
 
   Apr-12-12 Morozevich vs I Khairullin, 2012
 
TheRavenPK: <haydn20> As far as I can tell, Jakovenko thought the same until he got toasted too two months later. Morozevich vs D Jakovenko, 2012
 
   Feb-07-12 Reti vs G Nyholm, 1914
 
TheRavenPK: What a fantastic game. Réti combines probably all principles I know (I think I know) about chess. I play king's gambit exclusively as a response to 1.e4 e5, but lately I struggle to get something from it. I have to study Réti's games more.
 
   Feb-05-12 Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970 (replies)
 
TheRavenPK: After 4 days lasting party I woke up, traveled 250 km home and load chessgames.com to look for a Sunday puzzle I have solved once before. I saw that link to the game was purple, not its usual blue. I was like "Fischer, hm, and I have seen this before, I have to find it". Twenty ...
 
   Dec-29-11 Donostia Chess Festival (2011) (replies)
 
TheRavenPK: how is this played? two players, two boards, two clocks? when it's the same player to move on both boards, he loses time on both clocks? does this tournament count in ELO? I like these attempts to make chess more interesting. good move FIDE.
 
   Dec-15-11 Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 (replies)
 
TheRavenPK: Every year I am looking at this game again and again. Happy Birthday Nezh.
 
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