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Member since Apr-12-03 · Last seen Feb-21-18
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 1096 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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.
   Oct-27-17 Kleopatra Kovalenko
chessamateur: She was born about 2 millennia too late.
   Aug-17-17 St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Blitz) (2017) (replies)
chessamateur: Wow, cannot believe Caruana lost to Nakamuru from that position. All he had to do was play 58. Qxc7 and it's over. A Patzer could have found this move.
   Aug-17-17 Tarrasch vs B Richter, 1883 (replies)
chessamateur: Nice counter, it'd be a nice Tuesday puzzle.
   Aug-16-17 St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid) (2017) (replies)
chessamateur: Garry can't finish period. If he were to play more often that would probably dissipate. Painful watching him blow position after position.
   Aug-11-17 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
chessamateur: <So was Ruy Lopez since he was a bishop... [haha] > God that was a bad joke.
   Aug-10-17 Anand vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 (replies)
chessamateur: Great to see Anand still playing well at his age.
   Aug-03-17 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2017 (replies)
chessamateur: Carlsen, WC, #1 in the world and a model. Must be nice.
   Jul-30-17 Garry Kasparov (replies)
chessamateur: <HeMateMe: <Kasparov: 'Embrace' the AI revolution> < By contrast, he said, the Deep Blue supercomputer that beat him at chess in 1996 and 1997 was simply a very fast computer that used "brute force" techniques to win.> ...
   May-17-17 Anderssen - Morphy (1858) (replies)
chessamateur: <If only Kirsan had been running things in 1858, Anderssen would have eliminated Morphy in a 2-game knockout.> I enjoyed that!
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