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positionalgenius
Member since Aug-23-05 · Last seen Nov-27-14
"<<<<The moment you stop making progress, there are others catching up, because people are learning from you. You cannot rely on the same technique to win, so you always have to be creative. I was always trying to improve things, looking for the options with computers with my coaches. I was not just preparing for a specific game, but conceptually, how to move the game forward.-Garry Kasparov(south american TV interview 2011)>>>> Positionalgenius<1854>-Plot24<1770> QA corr 2011- 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. c3 d6 8. h3 O-O 9. Nh2 Bd7 10. d4 Nxe4 11. dxe5 dxe5 12. Nd2 Ng5 13. Re1 Bd6 14. Ne4 Nxe4 15. Rxe4 Ne7 16. Bg5 h6 17. Bxh6 gxh6 18. Qh5 Bf5 19. Rh4 Ng6 20. Rg4 Bxg4 21. Qxg6+ Kh8 22. Qxh6+ Kg8 23. Nxg4 Be7 24. Nxe5 Bg5 25. Qg6+ Kh8 26. Nxf7+ Rxf7 27. Qxf7 c5 28. Rd1 1-0 <<"His real, incomparable gifts first began to make themselves known at the time of St. Petersburg, 1914, when I too came to know him personally. Neither before nor afterwards have I seen – and I cannot imagine as well – such a flabbergasting quickness of chess comprehension as that possessed by the Capablanca of that epoch. Enough to say that he gave all the St. Petersburg masters the odds of 5–1 in quick games – and won! With all this he was always good-humoured, the darling of the ladies, and enjoyed wonderful good health – really a dazzling appearance. That he came second to Lasker must be entirely ascribed to his youthful levity – he was already playing as well as Lasker.">> -Alexander alekhine on jose capablanca after st petersburg 1914

Greatest player ever? Jose capablanca.

QA tour Winners:Tour 1: <Tpstar> and <Robin01> with 7/9. Tour 2:started june 29,2008; ended june 2009.
winners <Quylthulg> and <scorpion queen>. Tour 3: Arsen387
Matches:

Let us say that a game may be continued in two ways: one of them is a beautiful tactical blow that gives rise to variations that don't yield to precise calculations; the other is clear positional pressure that leads to an endgame with microscopic chances of victory. I would choose the latter without thinking twice. If the opponent offers keen play I don't object; but in such cases I get less satisfaction, even if I win, than from a game conducted according to all the rules of strategy with its ruthless logic. – Anatoly Karpov

Fav players -
Modern:
Vladimir Kramnik
Levon Aronian
Peter Svidler
Peter Leko
Michael adams
Rustam Kasimdzhanov
All time:
Anatoli Karpov
Jose Capablanca
Tigran Petrosian

Clear winner in all categories in <lostemperor>'s Linares 2009 final standings prediction contest

<<<"Winner: <positionalgenius>!! The only one who predicted a first place for Grischuk. Like in Corus 2007 he was the predictional genius:)

We have three runner-ups with the silver. <chessmoron>, <EvigOptimist> and <where is my mind> (?)!!

Maximum score: 38

Score,UserID
26,positionalgenius
22,chessmoron
22,EvigOptimist
22,Where is my mind >
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Gold medal winner in <lostemperor's>Corus 2007 final predictions contest with 67/91 points! The rest of the top-3:
<babak zhamat> 65
<ahmadov>59

Gold medal winner in <lostemperor's>Corus 2007 final predictions contest with 67/91 points! The rest of the top-3:
<babak zhamat> 65
<ahmadov>59 <Frankly I thought that Kramnik would use some super natural powers to scramble Topalov's mind.> - PeerGynt on 9/28/06

<Topalov is clearly outplaying Kramnik, except for his bad moves, and not including Kramnik's good moves.> -zaltar during game 12 of the kramnik-topalov match). <<<<Capabal: <JoergWalter> Following your suggestion, I’ve visited the <I play the Fred> page where I saw matov’s status as the most rabid and vitriolic of Kasparov’s mastiffs on this site. Unlike Lamont, who limits his monotonous chants to a single shrine (the Fischer page), matov seems to take a proactive approach and scans foreign territories, looking for hints of insufficient reverence toward GK anywhere he can find them. I’ve notice he often forgets what his own arguments are, and has a habit of distorting things in a rather shameless manner, and burst into insults if persistently contradicted. >>>>

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   positionalgenius has kibitzed 4606 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-17-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
 
positionalgenius: < We all know how emotional chess can be. The greatest players feel this more intensely than the patzers.> Well said, Sneaky.
 
   Nov-15-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
 
positionalgenius: <Ke2> I think there are players who have beaten Carlsen recently such as Caruana
 
   Aug-30-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
 
positionalgenius: I should go to this, it's not that far away. Nice to see such a good tournament here in the US.
 
   Aug-08-14 technical draw chessforum (replies)
 
positionalgenius: Good to see you're still posting TD. Hadn't seen you in awhile!
 
   Aug-08-14 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2014 (replies)
 
positionalgenius: <Petrosianic> Agreed. What an entertaining game
 
   May-17-14 15th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament (2014) (replies)
 
positionalgenius: This Ivan Saric may be one to watch out for.
 
   May-01-14 Gashimov Memorial (2014) (replies)
 
positionalgenius: This tournament simply restated the fact that: 1- Carlsen is far superior to every one of his contemporaries,and 2- Karjakin's lack of fighting spirit is amusing. His draw ratio is surprisingly high more often than not.
 
   Apr-26-14 World Chess Championship Candidates (2014) (replies)
 
positionalgenius: Narrowing down just three players would be incredibly difficult, especially if one is trying to be objective. We can certainly assume that Kramnik and Anand belong in the discussion with all they've done. It's a shame Kasparov didn't play Anand when the former truly entered
 
   Apr-26-14 Phillips & Drew Kings (1982)
 
positionalgenius: Famous tournament, some very big games were played here. Several ended up as classics.
 
   Apr-24-14 Leko vs Topalov, 2005
 
positionalgenius: Leko never really recovered from this game. After near tournament wins at Linares and Dortmund that vanished in similar circumstances the following year, his psychological edge was completely gone. Wonder if he will ever truly return .
 
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