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Member since Nov-10-04 · Last seen Mar-18-18
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. Full Member

   catlover has kibitzed 560 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-14-18 R Runau vs Schmidt, 1972 (replies)
catlover: <An Englishman: it becomes easy to wonder if ..."Schmidt" is the German language equivalent of NN.> Could be. I'm told that is one of the most common last names in Germany. The Schmidt in this game sure played like the NN we all know and love.
   Mar-11-18 Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 (replies)
catlover: Very enjoyable final combination by Caruana. As far as the puzzle goes, I didn't get much beyond, "I wonder if 20 Nxf7 leads to something?" <Once>, your posts about your son's birthdays over the years are both humorous and poignant. Thanks!
   Mar-08-18 E Sevillano vs D Lucky, 2012 (replies)
catlover: When Lucky played 16...b6, Sevillano must have said, "Go ahead...make my day."
   Feb-21-18 Kasparov vs Piket, 1995 (replies)
catlover: The CG bio page for Piket notes that he has defeated top grandmasters such as Kasparov, Kramnik, and Anand. Obviously, this was not one of those games.
   Jan-21-18 J L Jacobsen vs W Crane, 1897 (replies)
catlover: The Whooping Crane is an endangered species.
   Dec-28-17 Caruana vs Onischuk, 2016 (replies)
catlover: This one is a little out of my league. Congratulations to those who found 25 Re5.
   Dec-25-17 Yifan Hou vs Li Ruofan, 2008
catlover: Merry Christmas everyone. Roufan might have done better playing 28...Bxd5 instead of 28...Nc5 which allowed the loss of a pawn and a stronger position for Hou. I'm not sure what to suggest in place of 39...exf4, but that move led to the loss of the knight on h5 after 40 g4. ...
   Dec-11-17 Karpov vs Kramnik, 1996 (replies)
catlover: <I prefer to name it "Offramp City" or "Offrampburg". Or even "New Offramp City"> I like "Offrampville". I hope the town has low taxes. If so, I might move there. This is a beautiful game. As for the pun, are Karpov and Kramnik single?
   Dec-08-17 Santa Claus (replies)
catlover: Dear Santa, A free premium membership to chess would be a purrrrfect gift. Merry Christmas to all!
   Dec-06-17 V Sherbakov vs Furman, 1955 (replies)
catlover: Didn't get the puzzle, but sure enjoyed seeing the elegant winning sequence unfold in what looked like a lost position for black.
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