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Member since Feb-01-09 · Last seen Feb-23-17
I started late with chess, only playing chess seriously when I was 23 or thereabouts. I was 13 when Fischer won the title, and after a brief period of excitement, put chess on the side for the next 10 years or so.

I am educated in Business/Finance but have explored a variety of occupations including waiter, bartender, professional golfer, loan officer, intelligence specialist, fraud investigator and leave of absence specialist. I think I left off a few but no mind.

My primary interests are history, reading, humor, wargaming, chess and exercise.

People priority runs family, friends and then whoever makes sense. All else need not apply.

Frankly, too many people at this site are way too obsessed with chess, almost to the point of being hypnotically addicted. My message to these individuals is simple: "Get over it and take control of your life"

Its understandable though, I went through the "crazed" chess phase too which lasted 30 odd years, but now I'm bored with standard chess and only play Chess960 or FischerRandom, which levels the playing field and eliminates those same old positions reached by those same old openings. 960 forces one to "think on their feet" instead of just having to memorize move order(s).

I am a life long Packers fan what with the first Pro game I saw was the Ice Bowl sending the Packers into Super Bowl II. I have the book 'Ice Bowl' signed by Bart Starr. Its a treasure though Hornung is my favorite Packer. Don't tell Bart

I am also a lifetime Baltimore Orioles fan with my oldest baseball memory being their loss to the Miracle Mets in 1969. Fortunately, the O's gathered a number of World Series Victories over the years after that sad debacle to soften the pain of that loss.

Packers Forever:




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Nez info: Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 (kibitz #359)

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   morfishine has kibitzed 11900 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-23-17 S Franklin vs R Norinkeviciute, 2007 (replies)
morfishine: Straightforward demolition tactic that gains the positional edge for a modest material investment *****
   Feb-22-17 Kasimdzhanov vs Ponomariov, 2007 (replies)
morfishine: <21.Rxa7+> followed by <22.Qd4+> looks like a winner *****
   Feb-21-17 Mamedyarov vs Tomashevsky, 2017
morfishine: <Rjam> White won
   Feb-21-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
morfishine: And what Trump is saying about Sweden is actually true, despite the pathetic Leftists screaming denial. Which is pretty much SOP for Leftists Losers: Never admit the Truth and keep repeating their broken-record and flawed narrative, over and over. One would think even they would ...
   Feb-21-17 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 (replies)
morfishine: <AlicesKnight> UR correct my mistake *****
   Feb-21-17 R Krogius vs A Ojanen, 1944 (replies)
morfishine: By move <6> White has 3 minors developed while Black has zero Of course we can sacrifice on <f7> *****
   Feb-20-17 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
morfishine: <paulalbert> For the most part, you are correct. I admit I am biased against undisciplined people, particularly when they are gifted. Perhaps I came on too strongly *****
   Feb-20-17 Lahno vs Kosteniuk, 2007 (replies)
morfishine: <Richard Tayor> One thing I was able to grasp positionally, was that the White Queen and DSB could control both the h2b8 & h4d8 diagonals simultaneously, rendering Black's position hopeless *****
   Feb-20-17 Svidler vs Carlsen, 2006 (replies)
morfishine: Another Lame Dumb game title that descends, as usual, into irrelevance *****
   Feb-19-17 FIDE Grand Prix Sharjah (2017) (replies)
morfishine: I'm pulling for Adams. When was the last time he won? He always seems to show good, but when's the last time he actually won? I'm too lazy to google it myself right now, slow cooking ribs, drinking a few brewskies, taking it easy Happy Chess, as always morf *****
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