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Member since Jul-06-16 · Last seen Oct-19-19
Formerly posted as "Jim Bartle."

Starting today February 18 I am going to address all kibitzers either by their full usernames or by non-pejorative abbreviations.

I made a brief exception for <thefocus>. who deserved it.

Now I'm making more exceptions, especially for <big terrrorist sympathizer> because of his sympathy and justification for Darren Osborne's actions. Full Member

   saffuna has kibitzed 38701 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-19-19 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
saffuna: It's grotesquely obvious to everyone...! <mort> really is amazing. He does something, I do the exact same thing...and he criticizes me for it.
   Oct-19-19 Jeremy Lim (replies)
saffuna: I didn't know that. I have read that Zahn was one of the slowest (non-knuckled) pitchers ever. I think the slowest pitcher I've ever seen was Tommy John late in his career. He complained that before his surgery he'd asked them to put in a Koufax fastball, but they misunderstood and ...
   Oct-19-19 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2019 (replies)
saffuna: <After 17.Qa7 Engine on Chessbomb was showing 17...Bb6 and 0.75+ for white. Engine thought the sacrifice attack is not perpet for black?> Carlsen thought a long time on that mov 17. Maybe he was wondering whether winning the pawn was worth opening the a-file in front of his ...
   Oct-19-19 Grand Swiss IoM (2019) (replies)
saffuna: So two games involving top players are drawn early after one player sacrifices a piece (or two pieces!) to get a perpetual: Carlsen-Caruana and So-McShane.
   Oct-17-19 Carlsen vs Shirov, 2019 (replies)
saffuna: So how far would Carlsen have calculated when he went into the queen endgame? Did he calculate long variations, or did he believe the endgame was winning on principle? Did he definitely believe it was winning at all?
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