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Member since Aug-11-08 · Last seen Sep-19-18
Middle age (edit: now on the plus side of 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.

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   TheTamale has kibitzed 905 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-12-18 E Bebchuk vs Bronstein, 1974 (replies)
TheTamale: Horrible puns are more entertaining than what we got with this game, in my opinion.
   Aug-07-18 M Lange vs NN, 1855
TheTamale: "I'm playing a much stronger player who seems to be offering lots of material. Nothing to be concerned about here!"
   Jul-30-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
TheTamale: My most heartfelt condolences. Much respect to Daniel for the countless hours of free fun he enabled for me through
   Jul-30-18 S Volkov vs D Anikonov, 2016 (replies)
TheTamale: The ChessGames viewer is telling me that this is a 3-move repetition draw, so I can't even play with the end position by moving the pieces around, as I usually do.
   Jul-25-18 R Buhmann vs Vitiugov, 2017 (replies)
TheTamale: Huh, I got this rather quickly. It seems there should be something better, though.
   Jul-17-18 Kasparov vs Superstar 36K, 1985 (replies)
TheTamale: <botvinik64>, I thought the same thing, Morphy vs. NN, transported to the year 1985.
   Jul-13-18 S Boden vs Belaiev, 1867 (replies)
TheTamale: Belaiev apparently had no forbodening that 13) Rbc1 threatened a discovered attack on his queen.
   Jul-11-18 J Cox vs D Guthrie, 2016 (replies)
TheTamale: Holy cannoli, not only did I get a Wed. puzzle, but I got it almost instantly. I know for most this is no big feat, but for me a M/T/W trifecta is the exception.
   Jul-04-18 J N Riff vs M Lokander, 2018
TheTamale: I call shenanigans on this one. You're telling me a player with a rating near 2400 overlooked a mate on the move that a player with half that rating would have seen instantly...?
   Jul-04-18 Mohammed Shahudha vs Etedal Almeraj, 2016
TheTamale: I still think 6) b x g2 has tons of untapped potential!
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