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Member since Mar-21-05 · Last seen Sep-13-14
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 2248 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-13-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
micartouse: Objective morality sounds crappy. Morality is morality - the old model of common sense and basic empathy still works just fine and will remain the default choice for most people.
   Sep-08-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
micartouse: <Maatalkko: I do think it's an unusually humble comment by Caruana. It flies in the face of the usual logic that chess players are constantly getting stronger, if the current #2 says he is "not even close" to the #2 of 20 years ago. I wish someone could question him about it ...
   Sep-04-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
micartouse: If musicians get very political, there is usually a musical backlash as happened in the 70's. People want to hear the full spectrum of their emotions in song, and social issues aren't a big enough component of most people's daily thought process. If all music were socially ...
   Mar-11-14 Levon Aronian (replies)
micartouse: Go Levon Aronian!!
   Mar-11-14 World Chess Championship Candidates (2014) (replies)
micartouse: As is often the case before a big chess event, I will be without internet for a couple months starting today. Hurts to watch RedShield's countdown, but I know all of the contributions I'd be making to the kibitzing such as superstitious speculation, giving advice to legendary ...
   Mar-11-14 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
micartouse: <visayanbraindoctor: Perhaps it's mainly to rest himself so as not to get a flare up of his arthritis right in the middle of the Candidates; maybe to prep the Kasparov way; or both.> Or a third possibility to follow through with one of the earlier thoughts in your post, he ...
   Mar-06-14 Alexey Shirov (replies)
micartouse: <RedShield> You don't think Shirov had a good excuse for emotions running high and talking a little trash? I think he more than paid for it.
   Feb-19-14 Zurich Chess Challenge (2014) (replies)
micartouse: <keypusher: The reason we have to look at matches that were played a decade or so ago, of course, is that top human GMs won't play matches against engines any more. At least not in public.> Exactly. And not necessarily because they're embarrassed - there just isn't a point ...
   Feb-15-14 Louis F Stumpers (replies)
micartouse: OK I think for the next year question, it's 2133. We can't make a month less than 12, and it has too many days.
   Feb-15-14 Robert James Fischer (replies)
micartouse: A chess website just seems like the only possible place a poster could be outed for being a female.
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