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Member since May-27-03 · Last seen Jul-25-16
cro stands for Croatia and 7 is a lucky number.

Why 777? Something is repeated three times for emphasis. There are some occasions when 7 is not so lucky. Full Member

   cro777 has kibitzed 8194 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-24-16 Bilbao (2016) (replies)
cro777: Bilbao Bull Run. According to Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity in chess, Magnus Carlsen represents energy: E=(M(agnus) C(alrsen))² For José Diaz (who makes chess cartoons for chess sites such as and Chess 24), chess energy (chess strength and power) is ...
   Jul-24-16 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
cro777: Vachier Lagrave – Svidler Match (Biel 2016) There are 4 rapid (15m+5s) games on 24 July followed by 4 classical games (with 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw) from 25-29 July. Biel Masters Challenge The main event of the 49th Biel Chess Festival is a 4 game classical match ...
   Jul-22-16 Boris Gelfand (replies)
cro777: Boris Gelfand defeats Ernesto Inarkiev 12-6 A friendly match between Gelfand and European champion 2016 Ernesto Inarkiev took place from June 12-22 in Magas, the capital of Ingushetia Republic, Russia. The match consisted of six classical and six rapid (15 min + 10 sec increment) ...
   Jul-22-16 Ding Liren (replies)
cro777: No rest for Ding Liren. The next leg of the Chinese Chess League (rounds 8-11) starts tomorrow (July 23) in Jiaxing. In the eighth round Ding Liren's opponent is GM Ma Qun (2615) from the Hangzhou team. On the top women's board for Ding Liren's Zhejiang team plays GM Antoaneta ...
   Jul-21-16 Wei Yi vs A Giri, 2016 (replies)
cro777: Of course, 30...c3 (after 29...c4 30.f5) also leads to an equal endgame: 31.bxc3 bxc3 32.Ne4 Bb1 33.Ne4 Bb1 35.Nxc3 Bxc2 [DIAGRAM]
   Jul-21-16 Wei Yi (replies)
cro777: Carlsen about Wei Yi: "He plays very well, and he is showing so far that he belongs in the tournament." In the next two rounds Wei Yi meets Wesley So with white and Karjakin with black.
   Jul-21-16 Chinese Team Championship (2016) (replies)
cro777: The third leg of the league (rounds 8-11) starts on Saturday (July 23) in Jiaxing, a city in northern China well known as the hometown of silk. Jiaxing is also known as Zuili (Drunken Plums). Drunken-plum is one of the ancient varieties of Chinese plum. Widely celebrated in Chinese ...
   Jul-21-16 W So vs A Giri, 2016 (replies)
cro777: Giri explained himself that he's started to hallucinate: <"About being oversexed and underprepared at the board?" No being undersexed and overprepared at the board.> Seeing things that aren't or not seeing things that are in the position.
   Jul-20-16 Carlsen vs Wei Yi, 2016
cro777: Magnus Carlsen: "After the time control, it's just drawn because I can never put him in zugzwang." Position after 41...Kd6 [DIAGRAM] Carlsen couldn't get through Wei Yi's defense. Black is able to avoid zugzwang, e.g. 42.Bf7 Nc6 43.a3 Ne7 44.Ke1 Kd7 45.Kd1 Kd6 46.Kd2 Kd7 47.Kd3 ...
   Jul-20-16 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
cro777: "I can do much better and I need to be sharper", Carlsen said in an interview in the latest issue of New in Chess. As already mentioned, he also said that he was closer to the start than to the end of his prime. The question was: "What phase of your career do you feel you are in?" ...
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