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Member since Aug-11-08 · Last seen Jun-23-17
Middle age washout; not much of a chess player, either.

Favorite player: Emmanuel Lasker, author of two of my favorite quotes (not just from chess but from anywhere). I'm quoting both from memory, so they may be a bit off.

1) "The merciless fact, culminating in checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite."

2) Re: his taking the title from Steinitz: "The thinker has been defeated by the player."

Hard not to love the guy. Had interests outside of chess, too.

   TheTamale has kibitzed 833 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-16-17 Anthony Saidy (replies)
TheTamale: Saidy is eighty, which rhymes. Coincidence?? I think not...
   Apr-21-17 Kupreichik vs J Sunye Neto, 1989 (replies)
TheTamale: Great GOTD. Nice, imaginative play by Kupreichik.
   Apr-13-17 Garry Kasparov (replies)
TheTamale: Happy birthday, GM Kasparov. Ha ha, I'm 2 weeks older than you. YOU LOSE.
   Apr-10-17 B Blumenfeld vs NN, 1903 (replies)
TheTamale: Really? NN wasn't the least bit curious why a master was freely giving up a knight in the opening...???
   Mar-27-17 Blatny vs Jansa, 1986 (replies)
TheTamale: I got REALLY SCARED when I clicked the puzzle and saw that little red subscript by White's 26th move. I thought it signified a trick answer that I missed. But no. 26) ...Rxg3 wins the day, and I dominate them all!
   Mar-20-17 D B C Prasad vs V Samolins, 2017 (replies)
TheTamale: Thanks to <ChessHigherCat> for explaining why Black doesn't just play 24) Rxe8.
   Mar-17-17 Stefansson vs Carlsen, 2007 (replies)
TheTamale: Thanks, <Boomie>. That's what I wasn't seeing.
   Mar-07-17 J L Hammer vs M Rodshtein, 2007 (replies)
TheTamale: Wow, I'm really bad at playing things out in my head. I saw the move immediately, but then I thought the king could capture the pawn before it could queen. And I'm not even drunk yet.
   Jan-23-17 K Pan vs I Mjatezs, 2016 (replies)
TheTamale: This is a great Monday puzzle. OTB, people like me would be harping on how to effect mate on g7. Here instead, Pan steps just a wee bit outside of the box. Easy puzzle to solve, but a move that would escape me in an actual game.
   Jan-10-17 Fischer vs W A Nyman, 1964 (replies)
TheTamale: Thanks, <ughaibu>. That seems to be the ticket. And actually, it ends on move 21, as 21) Ng5 is mate! But indeed, your 18) Be5 threatens mate and thus forces the end.
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