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Member since Jan-25-04 · Last seen Nov-16-18
A keen chess follower since 70's. Elo about 2000. Once I was 3rd in national problem solver competition! Those were the days, before engines.

   karik has kibitzed 193 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-29-18 Browne vs Keres, 1975
karik: The Monument to Paul Keres in Narva, Estonia, depicts the position after move 43.-Rd1+. The last move of his career.
   Sep-23-18 P Ostojic vs Fischer, 1970
karik: At the time I read somewhere that Ostojic was a good blitz player.
   Sep-22-18 Fischer vs J Bennett, 1957
karik: <Random> Thanks for the great story!
   Sep-21-18 D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956 (replies)
karik: So the Dec 1956 issue of Chess Review wasn't published before Feb 11 1957?
   Sep-05-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
karik: I thought this is a chess site...
   Aug-04-18 A A Marguerite vs M Siban, 2008 (replies)
karik: <WorstEver> A good one, not too difficult. Got it in half minute. Rf3!
   Jun-15-18 K Rohonyan vs A L'Ami, 2008 (replies)
karik: 23.Qd5 is quicker, Qd6 is a bit strange.
   Mar-14-18 R Kiuttu vs A Giri, 2005
karik: 17.Qf3 should be better than 17.0-1
   Feb-12-18 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
karik: It would be interesting see the fischer random games in descriptive notation. I wonder which way Bobby prefered.
   Jan-27-18 D Dubov vs A Brkic, 2016 (replies)
karik: Jeez! Just noticed that I can move pieces in Olga. Great!
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