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Member since Mar-21-05 · Last seen Dec-18-14
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 2324 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-18-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
micartouse: Congrats to President Obama for normalizing relations between the US and Cuba. A great achievement for the people of both countries.
   Dec-15-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
micartouse: <harrylime> I won't be checking out SCUM anytime soon. Every time I watch one of these controversial movies thinking, "So how bad can it really be?" I come away wishing I hadn't asked.
   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 ...
   Nov-25-14 Louis F Stumpers (replies)
micartouse: <al wazir> Yes, well done. I was picturing things like kellmano's post and setting up various contraptions with weights or water but just couldn't make progress. <OCF> Agree, I enjoy reading a diverse puzzle set from many posters, even if I only dip my toes in the ...
   Nov-25-14 Nakamura-Aronian Match (2014) (replies)
micartouse: I like Seirawan's commentary lately. It seems like he used to hold back, and now he has loosened up more and just says what lines he's really thinking.
   Nov-25-14 MarkFinan chessforum (replies)
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