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Member since Aug-11-08 · Last seen Nov-13-18
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 910 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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.
   Oct-28-18 W Kornfeld vs Zukertort, 1865
TheTamale: <CheckMateEndsTheGame>: Unless I'm grossly mistaken, the move played (13... Bxd4+) forces the mate, so 13... Qf6 is weaker than the one played.
   Oct-26-18 Nezhmetdinov vs Suetin, 1947 (replies)
TheTamale: <mrknightly> Yes, you are right, I did mean move 22. But in my uncaffeinated state, I didn't see that the White queen would simply capture the unprotected Black queen. It still might go better than it did in the actual play, but at least I see why Black opted not to take the
   Oct-17-18 Saemisch vs Teichmann, 1922 (replies)
TheTamale: <get Reti>: Maybe it means Black has the option of claiming a draw by checking again...? Not sure why the message lingers for so long, interesting.
   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.
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