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micartouse
Member since Mar-21-05 · Last seen Jul-24-16
Hi! I am a 36 year old chess player from Michigan, USA. I am an average player (USCF 1600-1700). I like chess, guitar, reading, and many other things.

<Until now, you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. (John 16:24)> :)

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   micartouse has kibitzed 2353 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-31-16 Louis Stumpers (replies)
 
micartouse: <al wazir> I don't mean to imply that it's obvious. Rather to note that we as an advanced society must not work very hard to grade people whose job it is to make predictions. I can't think of the last time I saw mutual funds, economists, sports analysts, weather people, ...
 
   May-29-16 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
micartouse: Like some other posters, I don't consider Trump was the most dangerous candidate of the 16 GOP options. I think on the wall/Muslim ban topics, he was just saying what he needed to win and he'll drop it on a minute's notice if needed (but who knows). As a very left-leaning voter, ...
 
   Apr-23-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
micartouse: <Jim Bartle> Yes, the 60's were another decade when it sounds like music was pointed directly forward, no hesitation. Some of it worked, and some of it is pretty funny in hindsight (e.g., Age of Aquarius). It seems like early 60's flowed more automatically, and late 60's is
 
   Dec-26-14 Siegbert Tarrasch (replies)
 
micartouse: <When you don't know what to play, wait for an idea to come into your opponent's mind. You may be sure that idea will be wrong> I really enjoyed this one. Wouldn't be at all out of place in a modern chess book!
 
   Dec-19-14 Wesley So (replies)
 
micartouse: <bulibug: <We did everything we could to help Wesley reach the top 10 in the world, break the 2760 mark, win Millionaire Chess, along with many big tournaments in the past 2 years. After nearly 2.5 years of training at SPICE, now is the time for him to show what he is made ...
 
   Dec-14-14 London Chess Classic (2014) (replies)
 
micartouse: <plang: There is an article about Caruana in todays New York Times Style section> Just read it, I didn't really like it for several reasons. It seemed rather forced. I didn't understand why Caruana was hyped as another Fischer, why Nakamura wasn't mentioned, forced ...
 
   Dec-09-14 Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
 
micartouse: <notyetagm: But the really nice move by Kramnik is the genius 13 ... ♕d8-f6? 14 ♘b1-c3!!.> You're right, that's an unusual tactic - Kramnik always finds the strange combinations! It's interesting that Nakamura judged the lesser of evils at that point to be ...
 
   Dec-04-14 Qatar Masters (2014) (replies)
 
micartouse: <bugabay> The current goldfish/barracuda research states that elite players jeopardize their ratings by playing in the opens. On the contrary, in this event Kramnik and Giri clobbered a bunch of low rated barracudas, stole rating points from them, and will take now those ...
 
   Dec-03-14 Nigel Short (replies)
 
micartouse: He's been with us for almost 8 years, it was always fun to read his comments. I don't blame the guy for leaving, the internet has become much trollier in those years. It's less drama to just post anonymously.
 
   Nov-28-14 Carlsen - Anand World Championship (2014) (replies)
 
micartouse: <siamesedream> Interesting! I've really come to like Caruana but doubt I'd want him to win a WC match given these answers. I'm a stodgy traditionalist - I want a champion who will support a classical WC match with qualifiers for a challenger. The nice thing is the champion ...
 
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