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Member since Jul-19-06 · Last seen Dec-13-18
I'm approximately contemporary with Nigel Short - to quote Sally Simpson, he and I went to different schools together; though as he played top board for Bolton and I rarely made bottom board for my school's second team, our paths have never crossed.
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   disasterion has kibitzed 198 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-17-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
disasterion: <bobsterman3000 - No, he isn't you dingbat. You're simply LYING.> Sorry Bob, but yes he is. Here you go:
   Feb-06-18 Korchnoi - Petrosian Candidates Semifinal (1974) (replies)
disasterion: Dis - DIS is why da POSOO is my faivrit posta on da chessgame. No nibble nobbing and poyntluss anahylasus. Tho its hardly surprisung dat people shout at da posoo during play.
   Jan-28-18 G Jones vs Mamedyarov, 2018 (replies)
disasterion: This is just bizarre. Mamedyarov seemed thoroughly annoyed with his opponent in post-match interview, but regardless of how offbeat 7...g6 is, why play the Petrov if he wasn't happy with a draw? Giri's comments bear repeating: <His sort of main strength is that he dares to ...
   Sep-18-17 Steinbach vs Schachcomputer, 1982 (replies)
disasterion: A bold march by the Black king into the heart of of enemy territory. Clearly the inspiration for Short's famous king walk. Short vs Timman, 1991
   Sep-13-17 A Giri vs Ivanchuk, 2017 (replies)
disasterion: <Howard>: Giri had to win this game to stay in the competition.
   Sep-07-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
disasterion: <jphamlore: I'm just not seeing an actual win for Black. How can Black actually make a big enough threat for that pawn to Queen?> I can't see it either, on reflection.
   Sep-06-17 Yifan Hou vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
disasterion: Not sure I believe 1.a3, particularly as Aronian is black in the first game.
   Aug-17-17 Nakamura vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2017
disasterion: Great game. Lovely exchange sac by Nepo: [DIAGRAM] 32... Nxd5 Very well defended by Nakamura, who finds the only way through: 33.Rxc8 Nxd3 34.Nd6: [DIAGRAM]
   Aug-13-17 Svidler vs Caruana, 2017
disasterion: Nice interview with Svidler here in which he talks about how he should have played the sac 18. Nf4
   Jun-14-17 Karjakin vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
disasterion: MVL - Giri is a Dragon. Black seems to be doing ok, despite exchanging off the dragon bishop. After 19.Kb1 : [DIAGRAM]
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