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Member since Nov-07-07 · Last seen May-06-16
ICCF IM and 19th USA CC champion. The world versus Gert Jan Timmerman was what got me started in ICCF play. Current ICCF rating as of October 1st 2014: 2449.

   firebrandx has kibitzed 692 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-31-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-02-14 Z Nyvlt vs C Szucs, 2001
firebrandx: I did end up winning my game against GM Zdenek. It's a very instructive anti-computer King's Indian, where I had to weave a winning position out of the middlegame before computers had any idea what was going on. It's VERY rare you can do that these days in correspondence chess. ...
   Oct-07-14 chessforum (replies)
firebrandx: Thanks for adding those games, although I'm guessing they were just added because I asked, right? ;-)
   Sep-06-14 RandomVisitor chessforum (replies)
firebrandx: In the Section B 18...Nf5 lines, maybe 21.Bf4 is an improvement there for white. Definitely worth looking into.
   Jul-16-14 Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2005
firebrandx: On ICCF, 9...Qa5 instantly shatters white's hopes of winning because it prevents the critically complex 10.Ne2 lines that can often win against the computer. Black has effectively equalized on the spot, which puts into question white's entire point of this variation (at least in ...
   Jul-04-14 Wolff Morrow (replies)
firebrandx: Also currently an ICCF IM and the 19th USA correspondence chess champion. :-) Current ICCF rating: 2432
   Feb-11-14 Anand vs Shirov, 2011
firebrandx: I've played both sides of this line on ICCF, and 11...Nh5 is the "easy" drawing weapon for black there. After 12.d5 Nxg3 13.hxg3 cxd5 14.exd5 exd5 15.Nxd5 Bg7 16.Ne3 Qa5+ 17.Kf1 Rd8 18.Nf5 Kf8 19.Rd6 Qxa2 20.Nxg7 Kxg7 21.Qd2 Qb1+ 22.Bd1 Nf6 23.Rxd8 Rxd8 24.Qxd8 Bd5!, black forces
   Feb-01-14 R Vance vs K Hayward, 1985
firebrandx: I heard back from Keith. It seems this is a bad entry. The year is wrong and the moves are wrong, although white could have theoretically held a draw in the correct game score. At least it's more understandable why white resigned. Here's the correct PGN: [Event "Q93"] [Site ...
   Jan-30-14 Carl L Siefring (replies)
firebrandx: By the way, Dr. Siefring is now an ICCF SIM and working towards the goal of GM.
   Jan-30-14 K Hayward vs J A Rizzitano, 1978
firebrandx: Ah sorry. A lot of Keith's games on here are correspondence, and I wrongly assumed this was another one.
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