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Member since Dec-21-07
I was born in Brazil, on March 22 1947, I live in Rio de Janeiro and I am a weak a player who wants to improve his Chess understanding. My favorite players are Morphy, Capablanca and Fischer and my present chess trouble is the great number of books I have bought and how to make the best use them.

   gars has kibitzed 408 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-13-17 Garry Kasparov (replies)
gars: Happy Birthday, Grandmaster Kasparov!
   Apr-04-17 Lajos Portisch (replies)
gars: Happy Birthday, Grandmaster Portisch! Your games are as instructive as entertaining.
   Mar-30-17 Portisch vs Huebner, 1978 (replies)
gars: Sometimes Portisch played badly against weaker players. I am not stating Huebner is a weak player, far from that, but I don't see him and Portisch in the same league. In the Rio Interzonal (1979) Portisch lost to Torre, Kagan and Sunye, three players cleary weaker than him. I wonder ...
   Mar-24-17 Yasser Seirawan
gars: Happy Birthday, Grandmaster Seirawan! I wish you the best.
   Mar-22-17 Larry Melvyn Evans (replies)
gars: Happy Birthday Larry Evans! And Happy Birthday Jan Smejkal too!
   Mar-09-17 Robert James Fischer (replies)
gars: <john barleycorn>: I agree one hundred per cent with you. But, as always when the subject is Fischer, there must be some kind of controversy, namely: a) If I remember it right, GM John Nunn has remarked sometime ago that Fischer's style is very difficult to understand; b) GM ...
   Feb-26-17 Ljubojevic vs Kramnik, 1996 (replies)
gars: Lovely pun!
   Feb-15-17 Daniel Fridman
gars: Congratulations, Grandmaster Fridman! And let's not forget that February 19 is David Bronstein's Day!
   Jan-18-17 John Alan Grefe
gars: <OneBadDog>: Here are the thirty-five books John Grefe put in his book: 1) "A Programmed Introduction to the Game of Chess" (Sullivan) 2) "Learn Chess: a new way for all", (Alexander & Beach) 3) "Understanding the Open Games" (Soltis, Mednis, Peters) 4) "The Art of Chess ...
   Jan-07-17 Paul Keres (replies)
gars: This is from <tamar> on Jan-13-2016: Spassky held Keres in the highest regard and felt he was superior to Botvinnik. from the Kingpin Interview <Boris Vassilievich, whom could you single out as a personality among chess players? Undoubtedly, Paul Keres. He was the greatest ...
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