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Member since Aug-11-08 · Last seen Jun-12-19
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 920 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-03-19 Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1934 (replies)
TheTamale: <Phony Benoni> One of my favorite chess quotes, which I've seen attributed to Alekhine and, I think, to others as well, was in response to a question re: why his games lack the flashy sacrifices that other masters' games display. The reply: "I prefer to sacrifice my ...
   May-06-19 Polugaevsky vs I Bilek, 1969
TheTamale: Oh, thank God. I didn't notice this wasn't the Monday puzzle yet and despaired when I couldn't figure it out. Wasn't quite ready to hand in my hard-earned 1200 rating just yet.
   Apr-28-19 Alekhine vs M Prat, 1913
TheTamale: Alekhine makes the claim himself that he announced mate in 10 in A. Alekhine, My Best Games of Chess 1908 - 1923.
   Apr-19-19 Keres vs Lilienthal, 1955 (replies)
TheTamale: <mrknightly> It's a pun on the title of a (cult favorite...?) movie "My Dinner With Andre." Definitely worth a watch--it's pretty much exactly what the title of the movie says.
   Apr-16-19 J Gustafsson vs Duong The Anh, 2019 (replies)
TheTamale: Hey, YoungEd! You're back! Thanks for the Premium Membership. One thing I've learned: I suck at "Guess the Move"!
   Feb-04-19 M Moe vs P Cramling, 1980 (replies)
TheTamale: Ugh, <TheTamale> didn't see the intervening knight move, sees why Bxd7 was stronger, and was wrong as usual. God bless <TheTamale>, though. I really like him.
   Dec-20-18 Englisch vs F Riemann, 1879 (replies)
TheTamale: <piltdown man>: No, apparently it is the week for awesome puns based on "The English Patient."
   Dec-12-18 W Tiefenbach vs G Wiesgickl, 1996
TheTamale: I don't like the tuna this conversation, and I've haddock up to here with it.
   Dec-10-18 Nimzowitsch vs L Steiner, 1927 (replies)
TheTamale: <Lokaz> is like the wind... through my tree.
   Oct-29-18 Pier Paolo Pedrini vs D J Ledger, 2008 (replies)
TheTamale: I hate it when I miss an easy puzzle because I'm seeing a key piece on a different square from where it really is.
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