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Member since May-27-03 · Last seen Jan-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 8619 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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."
   Jan-02-17 Tingjie Lei (replies)
cro777: Lei Tinjie (2467) tops FIDE January 2017 Junior Girls rating list ahead of Aleksandra Goryachkina (2466). In the Chinese Chess League (Division A) Lei Tinjie plays for the Chongqing team:
   Dec-31-16 Eugenio Torre (replies)
cro777: Best wishes in the the New Year 2017 to GM Eugenio Torre and to all of my chess friends! Keep good company, and you shall be of the number. This is my New Year's wish.
   Dec-24-16 Wei Yi - Rapport (2016)
cro777: The match took place in Yancheng (Jiangsu Province, China), Wei Yi's birth town, from 20-23 December 2016. Wei Yi was accompanied by his mother ... ... and Rapport by his wife WGM Jovana Rapport ...
   Dec-23-16 Wei Yi (replies)
cro777: Richard Rapport won the match! After 2-2 with classical time-control, a play-off followed. In two blitz (5+3) games each player won with the black pieces and the winner was decided in an Armageddon game. Rapport won with the black pieces. ...
   Dec-19-16 London Chess Classic (2016) (replies)
cro777: Starting off the new year fresh! Anish Giri: "New Year's resolution: tweet less, win more!" The problem is that a resolution is generally easier to break than it is to keep.
   Dec-03-16 Christopher Woojin Yoo
cro777: Christopher made US Chess history at the 9th David Elliott Memorial on November 19th, when he broke the 2200 barrier. He broke Max Luís previous record for the youngest American master by two days.
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