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Member since Mar-29-07 · Last seen Jan-31-15
<Name: Arno Middelkoop
Sex: Male
Birthdate: 29 May 1988 (25 y.o.)
KNSB (Koninklijke Nederlandse Schaakbond) rating as of July 2013: 1805>

My name is Arno Middelkoop and I live in the Netherlands. I'm currently 25, and I've been playing this wonderful game from the age of seven.

In that year, 1995, I joined the local chessclub here in Zoetermeer, Botwinnik. I enjoyed playing with fellow novice yooth players, and I intended to become a better player than most of them and did that. Even so, in the six years to come I probably only reached an official rating ~1500, not being active in any external competition.

As of May 2013, my KNSB rating is 1805. In the past years my chess progression has been stagnant (from 1793 to just >1800 in two years), and definitely not as solid as I hoped it to be.

Besides chess I'm following a university course: Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leiden. As BSc I am now doing my final internship for MSc in epidemiology, doing research in orthopeadics.

Besides both chess and education I'm a Japanese RPG, Anime and Manga fan, although it has been less and less occupying the last years: I enjoy the franchise more than actually being an addict.

I (still) have a general addiction for World of Warcraft, playing MoP now and my rogue Qoko (Europian Frostmane) is still ahead of the curve raiding wise.

Where you find me here: I am almost always occupied on the daily puzzle, as well as screening and sometimes posting on the GotD. However, aside liking to comment on less common games, I started to lurk the recent tournaments a bit more, refreshing my grandmaster chess knowledge.

[Update: TheaN on 08-07-2013]

   TheaN has kibitzed 1985 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-30-15 Sax vs Ehlvest, 1988 (replies)
TheaN: Ah darn, I missed the gxf6 defense and hadn't envisioned the trapping of the queen beforehand. Regardless though, 20.b4 and subsequent variations are white's only try and strong as it is. I would have found the right moves otb as they are obvious, but a shame I didn't see it.
   Jan-29-15 Jacobo Bolbochan vs Stahlberg, 1948
TheaN: Stumbled upon this interesting deviation of the OotD: in the Qa5 variation of the Lilienthal variation white plays 14.Bg2, where 14.b3!? is probably more solid to keep the bishop on the a6-f1 diagonal. From 14....c3 15.b3 onwards the game went downhill quickly for white. The final ...
   Jan-29-15 Mamedyarov vs T Nyback, 2005 (replies)
TheaN: <gofer: It looks like Rd8 wins on the spot, but as <Boster> doesn't like my animated comments, I will tone them down...> You should write comments as you want too. From time to time it's refreshing to just write down what you think on the spot; it's enjoyable to read ...
   Jan-29-15 Bergell / Neumann vs Knorre / Cordel, 1865 (replies)
TheaN: Wednesday 29 January 2015 <14.?> Black went up three pawns but did so at the expense of a fairly underdeveloped position. White strikes, but needs to do it in the right way. Due to potentially the discovered attack on c6, white can capture on e6. The bishop capture however, ...
   Jan-27-15 Kotronias vs F Vallejo Pons, 2009 (replies)
TheaN: 27 January 2015 <42.?> White decoys the black king onto a square where the knight can come in to assist with the mate. <42.Rh7+! Kxh7 43.Nf6+ Kh8 44.Rg8# 1-0>. White cannot delay it (Nf6??) due to the threat of Rc1#.
   Jan-26-15 N Barsalou vs B Wall, 1980 (replies)
TheaN: Besides the actual combination, white's 5.c3 is also a typical continuation. If white was so afraid of the bishop-knight tandem invading d4 and keeping control over a7-g1, white should have played 5.d4 right away, or 5.Nc3 intending Ne4 at some point. 5.c3 just condemned the queen ...
   Jan-22-15 J Sammour Hasbun vs A Ivanov, 2013 (replies)
TheaN: <sambo: Does anyone else agree that 22...Rxe6 spoils this, as shown by <gofer>?> Actually, no. I have to admit I missed that the combination of 23....Qa1+ and 24....Rf6 can be crushing IF white plays 24.Kh1. 24.Bf1!
   Jan-21-15 Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005
TheaN: Wednesday 22 January 2015 <32.?> White is down a piece for two pawns, but with a quickly advancing black pawn that can turn out to be quickly decisive. Instead, white launches an attack of his own, utilizing the fragile black camp (again king defense is at fault, which can be ...
   Jan-20-15 T Farley vs M Kawuma, 2004 (replies)
TheaN: <Once: In quick succession, Blofeld loses his bodyguard and both of his pussies.> You can just see it happening when you write it down ^^.
   Jan-19-15 J Wempe vs Zhaoqin Peng, 2005 (replies)
TheaN: <passion pour 64: <gars> With 32...Rxg2+? 33.Kxg2 e3+ 34.Qxc6 Rd2+!(34...Qf2+? 35.Kh3 Black is lost) 35.Kg1 it's only 35...Qf2+ 36.Kh1 Qh4+ perpetual check.What a pity!> True story, missed that. 33....e3? is the losing move though, not 32....Rxg2+!? which is still mate in ...
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