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Member since May-27-03 · Last seen Feb-19-17
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 8625 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-19-17 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
cro777: The new FIDE Grand Prix cycle is starting, and the first event takes place in Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. Maxime leads on 2/2. Maxime: "Problem is last FIDE GP I also started with 2 out of 2, but then I won only one of the last 31."
   Feb-13-17 Ju Wenjun vs N Lane, 2017
cro777: Top seed Ju Wenjun during the game against Nancy Lane ... ... and before the tournament:
   Feb-08-17 Vladimir Borisovich Tukmakov
cro777: Tukmakov started to work with Anish Giri just before the annual tournament in Wijk aan Zee 2014. They parted after the Candidates Tournament in 2016. Tukmakov began working with Wesley So more than seven months ago on a trial basis. Wesley’s ...
   Jan-26-17 Eugenio Torre (replies)
cro777: The first rapid and blitz open tournament in the Philippines. Torre and Frayna to play in the Punch Your Clock University of the Philippines (UP) Vanguard Rapid and Blitz Chess Open Tournament in March.
   Jan-26-17 Tata Steel (2017) (replies)
cro777: <New In Chess 2017/1: "Wesley So reveals he is working with trainer Vladimir Tukmakov."> For Wesley, basically, chess is calculation. According to Tukmakov, winning in chess is impossible without taking risks: no matter how deep you calculate, you will always reach a point ...
   Jan-22-17 Cristina-Adela Foisor (replies)
cro777: R.I.P. IM WGM Cristina Adela Foișor, five times Women's Romanian Chess Champion. She qualified for the Women’s World Chess Championship 2017, the upcoming 64-player knock-out tournament, to decide the women's world chess champion. Cristina passed away today (22 January 2017) at ...
   Jan-17-17 Estrin vs Berliner, 1965
cro777: The game is annotated by IM Sagar Shah who, as a young lad, read Hans Berliner's book "The System: A World Champion's Approach to Chess" which lays out a set of principles that Berliner used to guide him to the right moves: Hans Berliner died on
   Jan-17-17 Hans Berliner (replies)
cro777: "Hans Berliner won the 5th World Correspondence Chess Championship, which began in 1965 and lasted three years. His margin of victory in the final was the largest in history: his final score was 14.0/16 (twelve wins, four draws), three points ahead of any opponent. But it was the ...
   Jan-16-17 Mariya Muzychuk
cro777: Mariya elected not to attend, out of protest at the tournament's location in Iran, where it is mandatory for women to wear the headscarf in public: "I decided not to take part in it, since Iran is obviously not a suitable country for such a prestigious competition. It is so wrong ...
   Jan-04-17 Ian Nepomniachtchi (replies)
cro777: GCT Announcement: "The final wildcard has been awarded to former World Champion Viswanathan Anand who is ranked 10th on the URS rating list as at 1 January 2017. He also tied for 4th place in the 2016 GCT tour despite only competing in three of the four events in 2016."
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