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saturn2
Member since Jul-04-15 · Last seen Aug-16-17
My favorite players are Morphy and Smyslov.
Morphy cannot be admired enough for his understanding of the game as a youngster just by reading some books and playing with his grandfather. Also the fact, that after his triumphs he considered his legal career more important than chess is something I like about him. He was a learned, clever man, unmarried and secluded from the outside world. The fact that relatively little is known about him as a person and his thoughts gives him the touch of a mythical figure.

Smyslov I like because he did not overestimate opening theory,rather believed in his natural powers on the board and was a big fighter until the endgame. In that way he beat the overprepared Botvinnik. It is sometimes said his games are very harmonious but I cannot discover anything more harmonious in them than in any other good game of a master. He played chess very long in his life keeping a good strenth throughout. Somewhat he is the counterpart of Morphy in this respect. I also like one line I read from him when he stated: Whether you win or loose, you have to bear it with the same calm and equal mind.


   saturn2 has kibitzed 644 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-15-17 Oral vs S Brodbeck, 1997 (replies)
 
saturn2: Check, check, checkmate.
 
   Aug-14-17 N Zwirs vs P V Nandhidhaa, 2016 (replies)
 
saturn2: The game is a nightmare for a sicilian player.
 
   Aug-09-17 Nunn vs A Vydeslaver, 1995 (replies)
 
saturn2: <eblunt: < Saturn > 36. ♗xc6> True. But what happens if 35..Rd8 pinning the bishop on d5?
 
   Aug-08-17 Mamedyarov vs Lu Shanglei, 2016 (replies)
 
saturn2: Me too I only noticed the knight hopping Ne8+, Nd6++ I think the reasons are: a) if I see a mate in 2 I dont consider anything else b) one is led to regard forward moves before backward moves.
 
   Aug-07-17 Acs vs A Khruschiov, 1997 (replies)
 
saturn2: Straight forKward
 
   Aug-02-17 G Gaygusuzoglu vs R Hardarson, 2007 (replies)
 
saturn2: 25..RxB wins a bishop for free. I think it is better for white not to retake 26 cxR
 
   Aug-01-17 Anand vs J Hickman, 2007 (replies)
 
saturn2: RxNc8 RxR followed by Rh8+ and the fork Nb6+ leaves white with a knight ahead.
 
   Jul-31-17 I Madl vs D Summermatter, 1988 (replies)
 
saturn2: I had the solution at first thought but at a second thouhgt 21 hxN seems also winning 21...QxQ 22 RxQ fxg6 23 Rdh1
 
   Jul-29-17 Radjabov vs O Bortnyk, 2016 (replies)
 
saturn2: I am amongst the 21 Rxh5 people.
 
   Jul-28-17 Anand vs Aronian, 2016 (replies)
 
saturn2: I got the the first 3 moves.
 
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