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micartouse
Member since Mar-21-05 · Last seen Jan-24-17
Hi! I am a 40 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 2405 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-27-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
micartouse: RIP George Michael. Faith was my first cassette - he often reached beyond the constraints of corporate pop music and added a touch of class. A very gifted songwriter and performer.
 
   Dec-19-16 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
micartouse: I shouldn't have said <succeed in this goal> though. That was clumsy wording. There is no confusion what the goal is.
 
   Dec-01-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016) (replies)
 
micartouse: I think Carlsen is a good openings player. He can memorize with the best of them, but he focuses instead on achieving his practical goals. He knows how to steer the battle; he's a clever general. There's reciting moves, and there's genuinely commanding your forces.
 
   Dec-01-16 Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969
 
micartouse: I've always found Petrosian's play very unnerving. The position after 15. f5 is so typical in his games. The pawns are warring on the light squares; they can exchange, they can press forward, they can just stay put. I can't tell if I think it's unaesthetic or if I just can't ...
 
   Nov-30-16 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
micartouse: A real genius with a crown to prove it.
 
   Nov-30-16 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
 
micartouse: Congrats to Karjakin on his monumental achievement - holding the world champion to a drawn match. Bravo!
 
   Nov-26-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
 
micartouse: Another thing to bear in mind regarding wild tactical play is that it's always been uncommon at the WC level; only 3 of the 16 classical champs had a reputation for playing this way consistently. I think it's just harder to do. I'm sure there will eventually be another. Someone ...
 
   Nov-24-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
 
micartouse: Congrats to the Norwegian. Brutal display of perseverance.
 
   Nov-23-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
 
micartouse: Not easy to be white here. He is under pressure and has a lot of attractive tactics. It's always tempting to look for something passive that keeps up the threats.
 
   Nov-18-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
 
micartouse: Surprised fans get so worked up about the draws. World championships are basically boring. Carlsen is sort of boring. Being world champion is always a smart career move, so they should focus on that and not worry how we feel. That means always having a solid position and active ...
 
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