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Member since Nov-04-07
I have become a chess book connoisseur. If you know of a good chess book please feel free to talk to me about it!

My USCF is 2000. My FIDE is 2000. My FICGS rating is 2100. My ICCF Rating is 2400. My ICC rating is 2300. My Netchess rating is 3000. My FICS rating is 2250. If ratings mean that much to you, you can now place me within the realm of your statistics!

"You know, when you achieve something in Norway, well, you're not supposed to get above yourself. This is especially big in my country, that you- how do I explain this? - that you're not supposed to think you're better than anyone else only because you had success in some field, and you will always find someone ready to point this out to you in Norway." - GM Magnus Carlsen

"Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place, then come down and shoot the survivors." - Ernest Hemingway

"When you have confidence, it is not that everything you do is 'right,' it is that you have less self doubts because you are inspired." - GM Dmitry Gurevich

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   parmetd has kibitzed 3774 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-01-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
parmetd: What part of what I said is untrue? I said it won't rate their regular rating and you post it will rate their rapid rating. Sigh, reading comprehension failure.
   Nov-26-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
parmetd: Man 29... Ba4 30. Rcc1 b5 31. cxb5 Qb6! Looked scary. Go Magnus! You have this one. No tiebreaks. 51 minutes to 20 minutes.
   Nov-22-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
parmetd: RV He needs to find also after Bf5 a6 is winning
   Nov-21-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
parmetd: At least today's game was very interesting, I thought Magnus might really show something special after h4 but he hurries a bit too quick with h5. I wonder if he just missed f5.
   Nov-15-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
parmetd: Why not Ng5 now?
   Nov-14-18 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2018) (replies)
parmetd: I don't think they are devalued because they are held at the same time as the men's. I think they are devalued because many of the best players in the world don't compete from Judit Polgar, Hou Yifan but from the US we are also missing Nazi and Anna Zatonskih.
   Oct-05-18 Chess Olympiad (2018) (replies)
parmetd: The actualy formula is 2^x>greater than the number of teams where x is the number of rounds. If teams if bigger than 30 then you can accelerate to reduce x. In this case 155 teams but expecting as many as 210 teams, you *require* 8 rounds for formulaic purposes... So yes ...
   Aug-23-18 Carlsen vs W So, 2018
parmetd: Wow! We have live chess again! YAY!! So happy.
   Aug-19-18 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (replies)
parmetd: This bio is not uptodate as it fails to mention what a terrible human Shakh is for this game: Mamedyarov vs I Kurnosov, 2009
   Aug-14-18 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
parmetd: I have FICS and chessemrald
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  cro777: Occasionaly he used to play 1.b3.

I'm considering Black's most ambitious plan:

1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 d5 4. Bb5 Bd6

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The following game is considered to be the model game for this line:

[Event "9th UIL&UL GM"]
[Site "Dahka BAN"]
[Date "2009.08.23"]
[White "Ismagambetov, Anuar"]
[Black "Lahiri, Atanu"]

1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 d5 4. Bb5 Bd6 5. f4 Qh4+ 6. g3 Qe7 7. Nf3 f6 8. Nc3 Be6 9. Qe2 a6 10. Bxc6+ bxc6 11. O-O-O Nh6 12. Na4 e4 13. Nd4 Bg4 14. Qf1 Bxd1 15. Qxd1 c5 16. Ne2 O-O 17. h3 c4 18. Kb1 Ba3 19. Bc3 Rab8 20. g4 c5 21. Rg1 Nf7 22. g5 fxg5 23. h4 Qd7 24. hxg5 Nd6 25. Ka1 Nf5 26. Be5 Rb7 27. Nec3 cxb3 28. cxb3 Rc8 29. Nb1 Bb4 30. a3 Ba5 31. Qc2 c4 32. b4 Bc7 33. Bb2 Bd6 34. Nbc3 Bf8 35. Rb1 Qe6 36. Ne2 a5 37. bxa5 Rb3 38. Nc1 Rb5 39. Bc3 Rxb1+ 40. Kxb1 Bxa3 41. Ka2 Bxc1 42. Qxc1 Rb8 43. Qa3 d4 44. exd4 Nxd4 45. Qc5 Qc6 46. Qxc6 Nxc6 47. Nb6 h5 48. gxh6 gxh6 49. Nxc4 h5 50. Ka3 h4 51. Ne5 Na7 52. Ka4 h3 53. Ng4 Kf7 54. f5 Nc6 55. Ne5+ Nxe5 56. Bxe5 Rd8 57. Bf4 Rxd2 0-1

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  parmetd: Hi Peter,
I am still in Milwaukee. Things are well. Give me a call somdtime and let's catch up! I would love to do dinner sometime if we can work it out.
Oct-03-13  stunningmove: I just checked my forum and saw your congrats on my daughter's wedding. THANKS. Miss your insight on the GMSW game.
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  FSR: Hi, Daniel. You should join the Chess Book Collectors group on Facebook.
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  LucB: Hi. I have a question about an old book that I used to own and that I gave away (foolishly).

I don't know if it was Reinfeld or Chernev, but the book was essentially a primer on the QGD. I really liked it but I can't remember the title or the author. I think it also might have focused on the Stonewall Attack (though of that I'm less sure..).

Would you have any idea what this book might be? Anybody? I'd like to re-purchase it on line if possible. It might be so old that Google books might have it..


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  parmetd: not sure LucB. sorry.
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  LucB: Ok, no problems; if you want I can let you know if I ever find it.
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  parmetd: Sure, if I figure it out I will let you know.
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  cro777: Hi <parmetd>. It seems that Tansel Turgut is playing in the ongoig Saint Louis Open.

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  parmetd: Yea, Tansel plays a fair amount with his son. They also only live about an hour from St. Louis.
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  cro777: The new Chessgames Challenge is about to start. GM Naiditsch seems a strong opponent. I see that you have registered.
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  parmetd: Yes, my friend I have. :)
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  cro777: After 1...e5, the Berlin endgame is an option. In reply to 9.Nc3, GMNA would probably select between the solid 9...Ke8 and 9...Bd7 he recently opted for. White main options are 10.h3 and 10.Rd1. What strategy would you suggest for White?
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  parmetd: Nothing left for me to contribute to the opening phase of the game.
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  cro777: I think your elaboration of Kramnik's idea you mentioned could be very helpful. I was also expecting the Berlin endgame, but in the team vote chess you cannot always expect rational decisions.
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  cro777: <parmetd: What is livebook?>

The <LiveBook> is cloud opening book that everyone can access or contribute to. It is one of the technologies ChessBase has introduced in the last years. (Accessible via ChessBase or Fritz interface. Most recent versions are ChessBase 13 and Fritz 14).

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  plang: I notice you mention being interested in chess books.

I have Bernard Caffeerty's book on the 1968 Candidate Matches. Apparently, he wrote one on the 1965 matches as well but I have been unable to find a copy. It has been out of print for years. Have you ever seen a copy?

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  parmetd: I have not. :( I also have the 68.
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  plang: thanks
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  FSR: <LucB> Don't know if this is what you had in mind, but two old but good general books on the Queen's Gambit are <Queen's Gambit Declined> by Sergiu Samarian (1975) and <Queen's Gambit> by Ludek Pachman (1964).
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  FSR: <parmetd> Do you have DeLucia's book <A Few Old Friends>? Maybe the most gorgeous chess book ever.
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  FSR: <LucB> On further reflection I realize that I was thinking of <Play the Queen's Gambit> by Drazen Marovic, not the Samarian book. The Samarian book is OK, but as I recall about half of it is on the Tarrasch Variation (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5). The Marovic book covers more territory.
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  wordfunph: <parmetd> happy birthday!
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  parmetd: Fsr, I do not.
Wordfunph, thanks!
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  FSR: <parmetd> You'll have to come over and check out my copy sometime. An amazing book.
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