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Member since Mar-21-05 · Last seen May-26-16
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 2345 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-10-16 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
micartouse: <morfishine: Debt is Death> I don't know, debt is investment too. I just incurred a few thousand in debt yesterday at a furniture store and I'm delighted about it. I'd slightly alter your post to say, "Uncontrollable debt is disease" but that's not as catchy.
   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 ...
   Nov-25-14 Louis 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 ...
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