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Member since Apr-12-03 · Last seen Nov-14-18
I've played since I was 5 but never really studied chess that hard otherwise I'd have a much higher rating than 1800. Maybe someday I will try but for now I just enjoy playing and that's enough for me.

Other Chess Info:

Favorite Player: Garry Kasparov because of his fierce competitiveness over the board.

Favorite Current Player: Viswanathan Anand , though I respect Vladimir Kramnik greatly.

Style: Safe and Positional Classical Style with an Occasional Affinity for tactical and dynamic play.

Favorite Chess Quote

"If there was no time I'd never lose a game"

-chessamateur, (reacting to yet another loss caused my time pressure in a drawish position)

Notable Accomplishments:

Not many, but one of them is something that not many can claim. I've beaten someone who has beaten Robert James Fischer

>> Click here to see chessamateur's game collections.

   chessamateur has kibitzed 1106 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-12-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
chessamateur: <UrVileWedge: Okay wait, I might be a bit slow, but doesn't Nf1 allow black to play b4, trade the b for c pawn, and then move his king down the b file with a passed pawn? Why did Fabiano move the knight?> White's king gets back in time to stop the pawn and white counters ...
   Aug-27-18 Morphy vs Paulsen, 1857 (replies)
chessamateur: <al wazir> On 24...Rg8, 25. Rxg7 Ra1+ 26. Kd2 Rxg7 27. Qf8+ Rg8 28. Qxf6+ Rg7 29. Qxa1
   Jul-31-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
chessamateur: Stunned and saddened. My condolences to his family.
   May-12-18 J van de Mortel vs Bronstein, 1995 (replies)
chessamateur: <WannaBe: Anyone remember the ol' video game Mortel Combat?? Just wondering...> Mortal Kombat, yeah I played it back in the day
   May-11-18 Fischer vs NN, 1964 (replies)
chessamateur: This game must be wrong/incomplete.
   Apr-30-18 N Paikidze vs A Wang, 2018 (replies)
chessamateur: Annie Wang lost on time here, but obviously the position had been lost for quite awhile anyways.
   Mar-22-18 Caruana vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
chessamateur: Virtual must win for Kramnik.
   Mar-18-18 Caruana vs Wojtkiewicz, 2002
chessamateur: <dumbgai: I read about this game in the Chess Life magazine at the time. That is how I learned the name Fabiano Caruana> Same! I remember thinking, who is this kid? Now he's a title contender. As for Wojtkiewicz, he was a much loved GM and it's a shame he died at the ...
   Feb-23-18 Scheveningen (1913) (replies)
chessamateur: There's an error in the standings. Alekhine should be on top, not listed in 2nd place.
   Jan-29-18 R Iglesias vs Capablanca, 1893 (replies)
chessamateur: <Sidhu: In this game, White plays without his Queen. Why and how?> It's an odds game where the stronger player plays without a piece (in this case a queen) to even the match up more.
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