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catlover
Member since Nov-10-04 · Last seen Aug-18-17
I'm a North American, but live in Guatemala.

In terms of chess, I'm an amateur of mediocre ability. I have loved chess since I was in grade school, but only played in one tournament, which was when I was a kid.

And yes, I do love cats.


   catlover has kibitzed 516 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-16-17 Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1922 (replies)
 
catlover: I suggest we get back to talking about the game. If we can't talk about the game, let's at least talk about the pun: "Akiba! Akiba!" Other than repeating Rubenstein's name, what's the pun? Wait—isn't that the name of a Japanese dog breed? Oops...no, that's "Akita".
 
   Aug-10-17 Spassky vs J H Donner, 1966 (replies)
 
catlover: <Patzer2><I think you meant 33. Rd8>. Thanks. Yes, that's what I meant.
 
   Aug-06-17 H Mestre Bellido vs T Bakre, 2012 (replies)
 
catlover: <ChessHigherCat>, I remember that conversation...sorry about the misunderstanding. We were talking about a Mexican grandmaster and I was trying to say that he was a Chilango. I'm just a north American currently living in Guatemala. <Let's try to figure out his exact ...
 
   Aug-06-17 Larsen vs Unzicker, 1966 (replies)
 
catlover: True, this was an easy puzzle for a Sunday. But I must confess, it sure felt good to actually get a Sunday puzzle for a change.
 
   Aug-03-17 Karjakin vs Morozevich, 2009
 
catlover: <ColeTrane> I think I must have been asleep in class when the teacher presented that story from Greek mythology.
 
   Aug-02-17 F Thorbergsson vs Tal, 1964 (replies)
 
catlover: <ChessHigherCat> I have not read "The World Champions I Knew" but I have read Tal's autobiography that <jrsanpedro> recommended. When you've read "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal" let us know what you think of it (maybe on Tal's page here at Chessgames.com).
 
   Aug-01-17 Yates vs Nimzowitsch, 1923 (replies)
 
catlover: It's interesting how white's extra piece after move 33 was of no help. The WSB just sat on g2 like a decoration.
 
   Jul-29-17 Radjabov vs O Bortnyk, 2016 (replies)
 
catlover: Like many others who have posted, I tried to find a win with 21 Rxh5, but the game move is beautiful, as is the final position.
 
   Jul-27-17 Milner-Barry vs M Haygarth, 1959 (replies)
 
catlover: Since we're mentioning bad moves on white's part, I think 16. Rf1 would have been an improvement over 16. Re1. As <Kings Domain> said, Haygarth did play play well as black. He took advantage of less-than-best moves and kept the pressure on Milner-Barry.
 
   Jul-23-17 M Bluebaum vs R Wojtaszek, 2017 (replies)
 
catlover: This game is anything but a boring draw.
 
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