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Member since May-27-03 · Last seen Jun-23-17
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 8842 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-21-17 World Team Chess Championship (2017) (replies)
cro777: <keypusher> Suat Atalik (age 53), the first Turkish grandmaster, is still active. He is currently playing at the Silver lake Open 2017 in Serbia. As far as this championship is concerned, the younger players Sanal (age 19) and Dastan (age ...
   Jun-20-17 Gunay Mammadzada
cro777: After 4 rounds, a 17-year old WGM Gunay Mamadzade has become the heroine of the Azerbaijani team at the 2017 World Team Championship (Women) scoring 3/4. She defeated Valentina Gunina from Russia and drew Tan Zhongyi from China, the current Women's World Chess Champion. ...
   Jun-18-17 Fischerandom Chess (replies)
cro777: GM Andrey Deviatkin: "I think the game invented (or rather discovered) by the great Bobby Fischer is in fact the real chess: it keeps unchanged the essence and the rules of chess. I do hope it will gain serious popularity later in 21st century, so that we will have the calendar of ...
   Jun-15-17 Wei Yi (replies)
cro777: Chinese Teams departed from Beijing to Russia for the World Team Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk: FIDE World Team Championship 2017 and the FIDE Women’s World Team Championship will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk on June 16-27. 10 teams will ...
   Jun-04-17 Shengxin Zhao
cro777: WFM Zhao Shengxin (2155) participated at the just finished Sixth Chess Women Master Tournment which took place from May 27 to June 4 in Wuxi, China.
   Jun-03-17 Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2017) (replies)
cro777: Ivanchuk leads after 6 rounds. "Ivanchuk still has youth desire to learn everything around and seek answers for most challenging question. Perhaps, that is the main lesson we can take from him!" (Vladimir Grabinsky) The following position arose in the sixth round in Ivanchuk vs E ...
   May-31-17 Stefano Tatai (replies)
cro777: IM Stefano Tatai, a legend of Italian chess, passed away on 30th May in Tenerife, Spain. He was 12-times Italian chess champion, which is a national record. Rest in peace, Maestro!
   May-31-17 Awonder Liang (replies)
cro777: By earning his third and final GM norm at the Chicago Open 2017, Awonder becomes the 2nd youngest American chess grandmaster in history, at 14 years, 1 month, and 20 days. The 26th Annual Chicago Open was held May 25-29, 2017 in Wheeling, Illinois. In 2015 Awonder became the youngest
   May-30-17 Sasikiran vs S Shankland, 2017
cro777: Shankland applied the "Bukavshin Variation" of the Catalan, where Black plays 7...b6 (instead of 7...a6) in the Classical Main Line: [DIAGRAM] The idea is to challenge White's Catalan bishop on the long diagonal and then equalise with the ...c5 break. If 8. Ne5 then 8...Qxd4 9. Bxa8 ...
   May-30-17 Yifan Hou
cro777: Here’s Lookin’ at Hou, Kid! An interview with Hou Yifan, on sexism in chess and her final round protest in Gibraltar. Recently, Hou Yifan participated at the 2017 Chinese Chess Star Mixed Pairs tournament in Wuxu, China. The event had teams of ...
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