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savagerules
Member since Sep-23-06 · Last seen Apr-08-18
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   savagerules has kibitzed 919 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-18-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
savagerules: Brits should have a documentary movie about the top dentist in England. About how he lives in abject poverty with few visitors coming in to have work done on their teeth, that is, what teeth they had left.
 
   Feb-18-18 Fischerandom Chess (replies)
 
savagerules: In Game 11 of Naka-Carlsen the first move was 1. 0-0 0-0. Both castled on the first move! At any rate I think this match was more interesting than a bunch of Berlins or Guioco Pianos or something.
 
   Oct-23-17 Ivanchuk vs Wei Yi, 2017 (replies)
 
savagerules: Black goes for some sort of brilliancy by sacking a whole rook on move 18, (more likely he didn't realize the white king could merely take the pawn and avoid the even rook exchange) but alas the brilliancy doesn't work and he can't harm the King in the middle.
 
   Oct-16-17 Lombardy vs Polugaevsky, 1978
 
savagerules: I think seeing Leonid Stein's and at times Lombardy's active play with the English convinced Fischer in the early 70's to give it a try as he did in his match against Spassky. This is an impressive win seeing how Lombardy played sporadically and here he takes down a top five ...
 
   Oct-13-17 William James Lombardy (replies)
 
savagerules: It wasn't all that surprising that it didn't take long for this to happen after he was evicted from his long time residence in New York. Elderly people usually can't handle sudden changes well. Requiescat in pace, Mr. Lombardy. Who knows, maybe he will meet Bobby again.
 
   Oct-11-17 N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 (replies)
 
savagerules: It's like Morphy was a time traveler from the future who chose 1850s New Orleans on a whim to show chess players of that time how chess should be played.
 
   Oct-01-17 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2017 (replies)
 
savagerules: I'm too lazy to look it up but I suspect none of the moves were original to the end. Top notch chess is becoming like checkers in some respect with all the memorized openings that sometimes fritter out to a quick draw. Of course Fischer-random is available which would avoid ...
 
   Oct-01-17 Anand vs Yifan Hou, 2017 (replies)
 
savagerules: Interesting tactic by Anand, transposes to a dull exchange French Defense maybe lulling his opponent into thinking she would get an easy draw and then zap! Wily old veteran, that Anand.
 
   Sep-25-17 James Tarjan (replies)
 
savagerules: Way to go Tarjan! Knocking off a world champion at the age of 65. He was big in the 70s and then abruptly quit chess and I believe, got married and started working at a library and played no chess for a couple decades or so. Korchnoi, Reshevsky and Smyslov were all great players
 
   Sep-12-17 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
 
savagerules: I was at a tennis tournament it must have been 1980 or 1981 and there was a 14 or 15 year old girl named Andrea Jaeger with a long blonde pigtail like Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm who demolished all the veterans with a mix of moon balls and short sliced shots and people ended up ...
 
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