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ketchuplover
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   ketchuplover has kibitzed 5527 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Oct-15-17 William James Lombardy (replies)
 
ketchuplover: Bill was not impressed by the recent world championship match. See youtube. You're welcome.
 
   Oct-14-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
ketchuplover: Go Astros!
 
   Oct-13-17 Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa (replies)
 
ketchuplover: What's his current GM norm status? tyia
 
   Oct-09-17 Paul Morphy
 
ketchuplover: Mr.Morphy would only lift his eyes from the game when victory was imminent. He would stare curiously at his opponent. His opponent would sense this and humbly raise his gaze to meet Paul's. In that moment he knew resistance was futile.
 
   Oct-09-17 kevin86 chessforum
 
ketchuplover: Long reign Fred Reinfeld!
 
   Oct-08-17 Dorsa Derakhshani
 
ketchuplover: welcome to the usa and best wishes to you and your loved ones
 
   Oct-03-17 Illya Nyzhnyk (replies)
 
ketchuplover: :( :(
 
   Sep-29-17 Anna Rudolf (replies)
 
ketchuplover: she appears to be absent from her game today. hope all is well.
 
   Sep-27-17 Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
 
ketchuplover: 21...Nef6 is reminiscent of 16...Nc6 Averbakh v. Spassky Leningrad 1956 in my humble opinion :)
 
   Sep-27-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
 
ketchuplover: Hip Hip Hooray. 21...Nef6 reminds me of Spassky's Nc6 one of the greatest moves ever!
 
   Sep-27-17 Evgenij Miroshnichenko
   Sep-26-17 Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-26-17 James Tarjan (replies)
   Sep-24-17 Octavia chessforum
   Sep-24-17 Jonas Lampert
   Sep-24-17 Johan-Sebastian Christiansen
   Sep-24-17 Nikolas Lubbe
   Sep-23-17 Aronian vs Ding Liren, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-09-17 Eugenio Torre (replies)
   Sep-09-17 Bu Xiangzhi (replies)
   Sep-09-17 Anton Kovalyov (replies)
   Sep-09-17 Alexander Onischuk
   Sep-08-17 Richard Rapport (replies)
   Sep-08-17 Wei Yi (replies)
   Sep-07-17 Anton Demchenko (replies)
   Sep-07-17 François André Philidor (replies)
   Sep-05-17 Hrant Melkumyan
   Sep-04-17 Igor Kurnosov
   Sep-04-17 Peter S Poobalasingam
   Sep-04-17 Amirreza Pourramezanali
   Sep-04-17 Keti Tsatsalashvili (replies)
   Sep-04-17 Ian Nepomniachtchi
   Sep-04-17 Mladen Palac
   Sep-04-17 Levon Aronian (replies)
   Sep-04-17 Yaroslav Zherebukh (replies)
   Sep-02-17 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
   Aug-17-17 St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Blitz) (2017) (replies)
   Aug-17-17 David Navara (replies)
   Aug-16-17 Le Quang Liem (replies)
   Aug-16-17 St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid) (2017) (replies)
   Aug-12-17 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (replies)
   Aug-12-17 Awonder Liang (replies)
   Aug-12-17 Sinquefield Cup (2017) (replies)
   Aug-10-17 Anand vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-07-17 Samuel Sevian
   Aug-07-17 Oluwafemi Balogun (replies)
   Aug-06-17 W So vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-06-17 Gawain Jones
   Aug-06-17 British Championships (2017) (replies)
   Aug-04-17 Anand vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-03-17 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-02-17 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-02-17 Yifan Hou (replies)
   Jul-30-17 ketchuplover chessforum (replies)
   Jul-20-17 Alexander Morozevich (replies)
   Jul-15-17 Pal Benko (replies)
   Jul-12-17 Carissa Shiwen Yip
   Jul-12-17 Vladimir P Malaniuk (replies)
   Jul-11-17 8th Hainan Danzhou (2017) (replies)
   Jul-06-17 FIDE Grand Prix Geneva (2017) (replies)
   Jul-06-17 Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 (replies)
   Jul-01-17 Baadur Jobava (replies)
   Jun-25-17 Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid) (2017) (replies)
   Jun-22-17 World Team Chess Championship (2017) (replies)
   Jun-18-17 Petur Johannesson (replies)
   Jun-18-17 Hannu Kalervo Edwardsson (replies)
   Jun-16-17 Rachelle Hoareau (replies)
   Jun-16-17 Soley Lind Palsdottir
   Jun-16-17 Hisako Wakabayashi
   Jun-16-17 Kholoud Al-Khelaifi
   Jun-16-17 Varuzhan Akobian
   Jun-16-17 Samuel Shankland
   Jun-16-17 Ray Robson
   Jun-16-17 Jeffery Xiong (replies)
   Jun-16-17 Ezra Kirk
   Jun-16-17 The Chess Express chessforum (replies)
   Jun-16-17 Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (replies)
   Jun-14-17 Karjakin vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
   Jun-12-17 Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2017 (replies)
   Jun-10-17 Nakamura vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 (replies)
   Jun-10-17 Amir Bagheri
   Jun-07-17 European Individual Chess Championship (2017) (replies)
   Jun-07-17 Nakamura vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
   Jun-06-17 Anish Giri (replies)
   Jun-06-17 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
   Jun-06-17 Nakamura vs A Giri, 2017 (replies)
   Jun-06-17 Carlsen vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Jun-01-17 Thi Kim Phung Vo (replies)
   May-13-17 FIDE Grand Prix Moscow (2017) (replies)
   May-13-17 Ratmir Kholmov (replies)
   May-08-17 Natalia Zhukova (replies)
   May-08-17 Mihaela Sandu (replies)
   May-06-17 Jesse Kraai
   May-06-17 Eric Hansen
   May-05-17 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   May-05-17 Chinese Championships (2017) (replies)
   Apr-29-17 Vugar Gashimov (replies)
   Apr-29-17 M Wecker vs A Petursson, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-24-17 Zhou Jianchao
   Apr-23-17 Anthony Miles (replies)
   Apr-21-17 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (replies)
   Apr-21-17 Wesley So (replies)
   Apr-19-17 Gata Kamsky (replies)
   Apr-19-17 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Yifan Hou, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-18-17 Daniil Dubov (replies)
   Apr-15-17 Yifan Hou vs Caruana, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-10-17 Alexander Grischuk (replies)
   Apr-10-17 US Championship (2017) (replies)
   Apr-09-17 Sabina-Francesca Foisor (replies)
   Apr-09-17 Cristina-Adela Foisor (replies)
   Apr-09-17 D Naroditsky vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-07-17 Jaime Santos Latasa
   Apr-06-17 vs ,  (replies)
   Apr-05-17 Arthur Bisguier (replies)
   Apr-05-17 Vusal Abbasov
   Apr-05-17 Robson vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-05-17 Sneaky chessforum (replies)
   Apr-05-17 kutztown46 chessforum
   Apr-04-17 Diocletian chessforum (replies)
   Apr-01-17 Maggie Feng (replies)
   Apr-01-17 W So vs Onischuk, 2017 (replies)
   Mar-30-17 Andras Adorjan (replies)
   Mar-25-17 offramp chessforum (replies)
   Mar-07-17 Mikhail Tal (replies)
   Mar-07-17 Alexander Shabalov (replies)
   Mar-05-17 Women's World Championship (2017) (replies)
   Mar-03-17 Tan Zhongyi (replies)
   Feb-28-17 Anna Muzychuk (replies)
   Feb-23-17 Alexandra Kosteniuk (replies)
   Feb-21-17 FIDE Grand Prix Sharjah (2017) (replies)
   Feb-15-17 Gustav Richard Neumann
   Feb-15-17 Teimour Radjabov (replies)
   Jan-30-17 Tradewise Gibraltar (2017) (replies)
   Jan-30-17 David Anton Guijarro (replies)
   Jan-29-17 I Nepomniachtchi vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-29-17 Tata Steel (Challengers) (2017) (replies)
   Jan-29-17 Michael Adams (replies)
   Jan-28-17 W So vs Wei Yi, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-24-17 W So vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-24-17 Li Chao (replies)
   Jan-24-17 D Andreikin vs Eljanov, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-24-17 Wei Yi vs B Adhiban, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-21-17 Carlsen vs A Giri, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-20-17 R Rapport vs Wei Yi, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-19-17 W So vs Harikrishna, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-19-17 Tata Steel (2017) (replies)
   Jan-19-17 Baskaran Adhiban (replies)
   Jan-19-17 Eljanov vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-16-17 R Wojtaszek vs A Giri, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-16-17 Eljanov vs Harikrishna, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-15-17 Carlsen vs R Wojtaszek, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-15-17 M Ragger vs J Xiong, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-14-17 W So vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-30-16 World Blitz Championship (2016) (replies)
   Dec-29-16 Marin Bosiocic
   Dec-29-16 A R Saleh Salem
   Dec-29-16 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
   Dec-29-16 Sandro Mareco (replies)
   Dec-27-16 chancho chessforum (replies)
   Dec-27-16 Levan Pantsulaia (replies)
   Dec-27-16 Yu Yangyi (replies)
   Dec-27-16 Ngoc Truongson Nguyen
   Dec-27-16 Ahmed Adly
   Dec-27-16 Bassem Amin (replies)
   Dec-27-16 Paul Keres (replies)
   Dec-25-16 Emanuel Lasker (replies)
   Dec-25-16 nimh chessforum (replies)
   Dec-15-16 Miguel Najdorf (replies)
   Dec-13-16 London Chess Classic (2016) (replies)
   Dec-13-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016) (replies)
   Dec-13-16 An Englishman chessforum
   Dec-03-16 FSR chessforum (replies)
   Nov-30-16 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-30-16 Laurent Fressinet (replies)
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-30-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-30-16 lost in space chessforum (replies)
   Nov-29-16 posoo chessforum (replies)
   Nov-28-16 Mark Taimanov (replies)
   Nov-28-16 Eggman chessforum
   Nov-28-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-26-16 Richard Taylor chessforum (replies)
   Nov-26-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-26-16 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
   Nov-24-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-21-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-17-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-15-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-13-16 Aurora chessforum (replies)
   Nov-12-16 Nakamura vs Topalov, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-12-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-11-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-10-16 Kevin Spraggett
   Nov-09-16 TheFocus chessforum (replies)
   Nov-05-16 playground player chessforum (replies)
   Nov-03-16 optimal play chessforum (replies)
   Nov-03-16 Fusilli chessforum (replies)
   Nov-03-16 cu8sfan chessforum (replies)
   Nov-03-16 visayanbraindoctor chessforum (replies)
   Nov-02-16 Boomie chessforum (replies)
   Nov-02-16 technical draw chessforum (replies)
   Oct-28-16 Aisha Zakirova (replies)
   Oct-14-16 Judit Polgar (replies)
   Oct-14-16 Eduardas Rozentalis
   Oct-10-16 Millionaire Chess (2016) (replies)
   Sep-27-16 Mark Izrailovich Dvoretsky (replies)
   Sep-20-16 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
   Sep-20-16 D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956 (replies)
   Sep-15-16 Matthias Bluebaum (replies)
   Sep-11-16 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-11-16 Vassily Ivanchuk (replies)
   Sep-10-16 notyetagm chessforum (replies)
   Sep-10-16 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-04-16 C Lupulescu vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-02-16 Wei Yi vs B Sadiku, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-02-16 O de la Riva Aguado vs W So, 2016 (replies)
   Aug-06-16 Caruana vs Topalov, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-20-16 Nakamura vs W So, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-19-16 Aleksander Wojtkiewicz
   Jul-07-16 User not found chessforum (replies)
   Jul-04-16 Arnold Denker
   Jun-30-16 Yelena Dembo
   Jun-30-16 Artur Yusupov (replies)
   Jun-18-16 Andrei Volokitin (replies)
   Jun-13-16 Danny Kopec (replies)
   Jun-12-16 Caissanist chessforum
   Jun-06-16 Sethuraman P Sethuraman (replies)
   Jun-01-16 Mihai Suba (replies)
   May-29-16 Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova (replies)
   May-29-16 Yuliya Shvayger (replies)
   May-28-16 Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 (replies)
   May-27-16 Arturo Pomar Salamanca (replies)
   May-24-16 Gashimov Memorial (2016) (replies)
   May-22-16 Harold James Plaskett (replies)
   May-22-16 Damian Lemos (replies)
   May-21-16 Ilya Smirin (replies)
   May-08-16 Bobby Fiske chessforum (replies)
   May-05-16 Viktor Gavrikov (replies)
   May-04-16 Sultan Khan vs Capablanca, 1930 (replies)
   Apr-28-16 Norway Chess (2016) (replies)
   Apr-25-16 C Yip vs I Krush, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-23-16 Agata Bykovtsev (replies)
   Apr-22-16 Alexandre Danin
   Apr-22-16 G Chandler vs R Kynoch, 1981 (replies)
   Apr-20-16 Carlsen vs Harikrishna, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-18-16 US Chess Championships (2016) (replies)
   Apr-18-16 Eduard Gufeld (replies)
   Apr-13-16 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Apr-10-16 Colin S Crouch (replies)
   Apr-09-16 Ding Liren (replies)
   Mar-28-16 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-25-16 Caruana vs Aronian, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-25-16 Nakamura vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-23-16 Caruana vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-23-16 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
   Mar-20-16 Aronian vs A Giri, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-17-16 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-15-16 Karjakin vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-14-16 Yifan Hou vs M Muzychuk, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-14-16 Robin01 chessforum (replies)
   Mar-11-16 Nakamura vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-10-16 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum (replies)
   Mar-09-16 Joshka chessforum
   Mar-09-16 World Championship Candidates (2016) (replies)
   Mar-09-16 M Muzychuk vs Yifan Hou, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-03-16 Yifan Hou vs M Muzychuk, 2016 (replies)
   Feb-26-16 Howard Staunton (replies)
   Feb-26-16 David Bronstein (replies)
   Feb-19-16 Karl-Jasmin Muranyi (replies)
   Feb-19-16 Alexander Baburin
   Feb-16-16 Akiba Rubinstein (replies)
   Feb-15-16 Tania Sachdev (replies)
   Feb-15-16 Zurich Chess Challenge (2016) (replies)
   Feb-12-16 D Harika vs N Pogonina, 2016 (replies)
   Feb-09-16 Parimarjan Negi (replies)
   Jan-31-16 Anne Haast (replies)
   Jan-31-16 Shams chessforum (replies)
   Jan-30-16 Boris Spassky (replies)
   Jan-30-16 Harikrishna vs C Aravindh, 2016
   Jan-29-16 Alireza Firouzja (replies)
   Jan-29-16 Nazar Firman
   Jan-28-16 Tradewise Gibraltar (2016) (replies)
   Jan-28-16 Markus Ragger (replies)
   Jan-28-16 Grigoriy Oparin (replies)
   Jan-27-16 Alexandre Vuilleumier
   Jan-27-16 Szidonia Lazarne Vajda (replies)
   Jan-26-16 Chenpeng Wei
   Jan-26-16 Gabor Pirisi
   Jan-26-16 Jozsef Pinter (replies)
   Jan-25-16 Benjamin Bok (replies)
   Jan-19-16 Tata Steel (2016) (replies)
   Jan-18-16 Tata Steel (Group B) (2016) (replies)
   Jan-18-16 Caruana vs Adams, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-15-16 Ivan Bukavshin (replies)
   Jan-13-16 Radoslaw Wojtaszek (replies)
   Jan-09-16 MindCtrol9 chessforum
   Jan-08-16 Sipke Ernst (replies)
   Jan-04-16 L Barden vs W Adams, 1950 (replies)
   Jan-01-16 Shirov vs Kramnik, 2015
   Dec-24-15 Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (replies)
   Dec-24-15 Shardul Gagare
   Dec-24-15 Roven Vogel
   Dec-23-15 Linares (2010)
   Dec-22-15 Daniil Yuffa (replies)
   Dec-22-15 Mir Sultan Khan (replies)
   Dec-20-15 Nino Batsiashvili (replies)
   Dec-20-15 Qatar Masters (2015) (replies)
   Dec-16-15 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-15-15 Robert Fontaine (replies)
   Dec-14-15 Jan Timman (replies)
   Dec-13-15 Fischer vs Geller, 1961 (replies)
   Dec-11-15 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   Nov-22-15 Penguincw chessforum (replies)
   Nov-22-15 whiteshark chessforum (replies)
   Nov-19-15 James Mason (replies)
   Nov-17-15 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
   Oct-19-15 Alexandra Wilson (replies)
   Oct-19-15 Emory Tate (replies)
   Oct-09-15 Millionaire Chess (2015) (replies)
   Oct-07-15 Women's Grand Prix Monte Carlo (2015) (replies)
   Oct-07-15 Alexander N Panchenko (replies)
   Oct-05-15 World Cup (2015) (replies)
   Oct-04-15 Karjakin vs Svidler, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-22-15 Thomas E Rendle (replies)
   Sep-14-15 World Junior Championship (2015) (replies)
   Sep-13-15 Yusup Atabayev (replies)
   Sep-13-15 Maksat Atabayev (replies)
   Sep-12-15 Tomas Krnan
   Sep-12-15 Ni Hua (replies)
   Sep-11-15 Leitao vs Yifan Hou, 2015
   Sep-11-15 Le Quang Liem vs V Durarbayli, 2015
   Sep-11-15 F Perez Ponsa vs L Dominguez, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-11-15 Mamedyarov vs P Idani, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-11-15 Karjakin vs E Espinosa, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-11-15 Radjabov vs S Sevian, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-11-15 Grischuk vs Y Atabayev, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-11-15 Arthur Ssegwanyi (replies)
   Sep-09-15 John S Burke (replies)
   Sep-07-15 Jorge Cori (replies)
   Sep-04-15 A Goryachkina vs V Korchmar, 2015
   Aug-30-15 kellmano chessforum (replies)
   Aug-26-15 W So vs Aronian, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-26-15 Yuri Vovk
   Aug-26-15 Grischuk vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-26-15 Vladimir Vukovic
   Aug-25-15 Martin Petr (replies)
   Aug-25-15 Anand vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-24-15 Topalov vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-24-15 Nigel Short (replies)
   Aug-24-15 Joseph Henry Blackburne (replies)
   Aug-24-15 Jessie Gilbert (replies)
   Aug-24-15 Aleksandar Indjic (replies)
   Aug-24-15 Sinquefield Cup (2015) (replies)
   Aug-24-15 A Giri vs Grischuk, 2015 (replies)
   Jul-30-15 Politiken Cup (2015) (replies)
   Jul-21-15 Morphy vs T Lichtenhein, 1857 (replies)
   Jul-10-15 Attila Turzo
   Jul-06-15 Belov vs Prohorov, 1991 (replies)
   Jul-06-15 Adolf Anderssen (replies)
   Jul-06-15 Koneru Humpy (replies)
   Jul-05-15 6th Hainan Danzhou (2015) (replies)
   Jul-05-15 Horatio Caro (replies)
   Jul-04-15 Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015 (replies)
   Jul-03-15 Mariya Muzychuk (replies)
   Jun-29-15 Lawrence Trent (replies)
   Jun-28-15 Yifan Hou vs Kramnik, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-27-15 Nisipeanu vs W So, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-25-15 Ronald Joseph Gross (replies)
   Jun-25-15 A J Goldsby (replies)
   Jun-25-15 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
   Jun-25-15 Walter Shawn Browne (replies)
   Jun-24-15 Ian Rogers (replies)
   Jun-13-15 Capablanca Memorial (2015) (replies)
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Dec-31-14
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  Travis Bickle: Yo ketchuplover, do you know of any really good new chess play sites? Not correspondence chess but real time play? Thanks Travis
Dec-31-14
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  Penguincw: Happy New Year <ketchuplover>! :)
Jan-01-15
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  Nf3em: Happy New Year to you too
Jan-01-15
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  Fusilli: <ketchuplover: belated happy 10th anniversary to ye!> Thank you! And happy new year!
Jan-01-15
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  zanzibar: <ketchuplover> Thank you for the wishes.

The same to you too, a prayer for health, and a little wealth.

Jan-07-15
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  ketchuplover: <TravisBickle> If you haven't already please check out www.lichess.org and or www.chessanytime.com

No guarantees of satisfaction. Best wishes going forward.

Jan-08-15
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  Travis Bickle: Thank you Mr Ketchup! ; P
Nov-02-16
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  ketchuplover: I am back in premium mode!
Nov-02-16
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  Penguincw: Welcome back to premium land!
Nov-02-16
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  visayanbraindoctor: <ketchuplover: I think the creation of chess rating systems has been at least slightly detrimental to the PURE enjoyment of chess>

That's right. Elo ratings did not exist for most of the history of chess (up until the late 1960s), yet chessplayers still gave us wonderful games, and the WC cycle went on as normal.

I hate it when kibitzers go about citing rating this and rating that, when praising the chess playing skills of their favorite. The ratings have nothing to do with his skills.

Ratings can be abused.

1. Ratings can be manipulated. Much has already been written on this.

2. Manipulated ratings may be used to get into the higher tiers of the WC cycle.

3. Ratings are being used by tournament organizers to promote a tournament for their own benefit. Oh yeah, this tournament has the highest average rating ever, and so is the strongest in history (not necessarily true); so come and watch it and advertisers put on your money here!

4. Fanboys politicize the ratings system in order to promote their favorite players.

5. Rating centered culture does a great injustice to chess players who were active in the eras when there were no ratings.

6. Rating centered culture will do more injustice to all past chess players, including present ones decades from now when rating inflation will have pushed up the top ten players' ratings higher and higher (say up to the 2800s).

Even now, there are absurd statements, like 'Nakamura is a stronger chessplayer than Fischer; his ratings prove it.' No offense to Naka; he is a very strong chessplayer, but not in Fischer's level. I imagine that the same fanboys today proclaiming WC Carlsen as the greatest ever based solely on ratings will be the first to whine when 50 years from now all of the top ten players will have ratings higher than 2800; and so will have been 'proven' to be stronger than Carlsen.

7. Rating centered culture results in present day beginners getting discouraged from studying games of pre-WW2 masters.

8. Rating centered culture discourage chessplayers from studying and learning from excellent games if they happened to be be played by low rated players.

9. Rating centered culture fosters an elitist culture that prevents strong and deserving players that happen to have low ratings because they come from a place where ratings have not equilibrated with the European and Russian zones from getting invited to strong international tournaments.

Nov-03-16
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  ketchuplover: Thanks Penguin :)
Nov-11-16
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  ketchuplover: Hope everyone enjoy(s)(ed) the world championship match :)
Nov-11-16  Everyone: Likewise <ketchuplover>!

:^)

Nov-11-16
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  moronovich: Time to enjoy !

I cheer for Carlsen,but also for an even match.

all the best - moro -

Nov-15-16
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: <ketchuplover>, seriously, I got a haircut last week, the famous US Marines "Three Minute Special." Do I need a new one already?
Nov-18-16
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: At least you *have* a time machine. When you repair the machine, mind if I take it for a little spin?
Nov-30-16
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  chancho: Likewise! 👍
Dec-15-16
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: And the same good wishes to you!
Dec-24-16
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  Penguincw: Hi <ketchuplover>. I'd just like to drop by and wish you a Happy Holidays. :)
Dec-27-16
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  FSR: Happy holidays, <ketchuplover>! Hope you have a great New Year!
Mar-30-17  Transformer: <ketchuplover: where does wesley's unbeaten streak stand currently?>

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Jun-12-17  The Chess Express: "ketchuplover: you look mahvelous dahling :)"

Thanks for the compliment. I hope you're a chick :)

Jun-16-17
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  whiteshark: <For me this is the lowest rating on this site!> Take Petur Johannesson with <1004> accto http://chess-results.com/tnr234895.... (and that's the sole Open I've checked)
Jul-30-17
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  ketchuplover: Happy Birthday to me :)
Jul-30-17
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  tpstar: <ketchuplover> Happy Birthday!!
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