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Member since Aug-11-08 · Last seen Jul-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 900 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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!
   Jun-30-18 M Stean vs Browne, 1974
TheTamale: Thank you, <>.
   Jun-26-18 J Trapl vs J Trmal, 1962 (replies)
TheTamale: Not coincidentally, both players shared a fondness for the band Trapled by Trmals.
   Jun-26-18 Gleizerov vs Krasenkow, 2016 (replies)
TheTamale: It is rare, especially for a Tuesday, that the solution should stem from the very first move I should see. Guess I'm still in Monday mode.
   Jun-25-18 S Platzack vs J van Baarle, 1967 (replies)
TheTamale: Super easy, but fun to see it play out nonetheless.
   Jun-18-18 V Laznicka vs Movsesian, 2007 (replies)
TheTamale: The point of Black's 30) ... Qe7 was what? To expedite/facilitate checkmate?
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