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Member since Aug-12-06
Addicted to chess and old enough to know better. Still thinks the Vienna Gambit is sound. Digs Lichess and the cheeses of the world. Born in Chester, Cheshire, England, and for many years now, a New Zealander. Trying to learn the correct move order in the London System.

"Since my house burned down
I now own a better view
of the rising moon"

-Mizuta Masahide (水田 正秀, 1657Ė1723)

Gens una sumus. Full Member

   mckmac has kibitzed 1401 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-17-19 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
mckmac: <Mort.. anti war proponents> "Once you're in it. You're in it". Slim Charles on The Wire:
   Oct-10-19 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
mckmac: < Who was the first rocker to wear mascara and eyeliner on stage?> Gotta be Little Richard. "He was the Georgia Peach, the Crystal Closet Queen. He was the Greatest, the Handsomest, the Most Beeeoootiful Creature in Showbusiness-the raving, raunchy' 50s pioneer of rock 'n' ...
   Sep-18-19 Leonard William Barden (replies)
mckmac: Leonard Barden's excellent chess column and problem have been a constant fixture in the NZ Listener magazine for many years now. A belated Happy Birthday Mr Barden!
   Sep-11-19 Sarin Nihal
mckmac: Nihal Sarin playing well at the FIDE World Cup. His reported 100k per year sponsorship by an organic milk company is great news for him.
   Sep-06-19 Pal Benko (replies)
mckmac: <"The End of the Golden Era of Chess" The recent passing of Pal Benko and Shelby Lyman draws the curtain on an American period that produced some of the gameís most sparkling play.>
   Aug-28-19 ChessBookForum chessforum (replies)
mckmac: <Parisattack> That, of course, is a repost of a review by the excellent <PizzatheHut> from March 2004. I don't think I made that very clear. Benko vs Taimanov, 1960 <Iíve been fascinated by chess openings from the time I first learned the game during Christmas break, ...
   Aug-24-19 Ding Liren vs A Giri, 2019 (replies)
mckmac: GM Daniel King is calling this game "a strategic masterpiece".
   Aug-23-19 Sinquefield Cup (2019) (replies)
mckmac: <Sokrates: One of the world's greatest watch makers resides on the Isle of Man> Thanks for posting that. The Series 5 Open Dial really appeals to me.
   Jul-25-19 Daniel Freeman (replies)
mckmac: Very well said <Mr Morf>. Making a contribution - that is what really counts. Daniel, you are missed. Thank you for building this place for us.
   Jul-25-19 Richard Taylor chessforum (replies)
mckmac: <Richard> Thanks for the news on <Benzol>. I myself lost my father four years ago. It was a very difficult time for our family. Are you still playing over the board? I was at the Valley Rd shops the other day and counted three 'vaping emporiums' within a hundred yards. ...
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