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Member since Apr-03-07 · Last seen Dec-05-17
My life followed a random walk from various cities and countries.

I played most of my chess at school and uni, but that was a long time ago and it was only an occasional thing since then. Since I found the chess sites I started playing again, on the internet and also OTB.

Nice to have met fellow enthusiasts and nice to be playing again.

Hard to pick a favourite opening - maybe Najdorf for the fabulous richness of the variation .... or perhaps because it's the natural choice of the chess "streetfighter". Easy to pick a favourite player - the one and only Bobby Fischer.

   scormus has kibitzed 3407 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-31-17 Tan Zhongyi vs Huang Qian, 2016 (replies)
scormus: cherchez la femme ;)
   Oct-15-17 Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 (replies)
scormus: Looking it at 19 W to play, I immediately went for 19 Bxh7+ simply because it was a puzzle. Then the moves in the sequence Qh5+, Rg3, Rxg6+, Qxg6+, Qh6+, .... were rather easy to find, too easy. <Jim> Yes, good thinking. B didn't have to play 21 .... g6? The best and most ...
   Oct-13-17 W Adams vs A Simonson, 1940 (replies)
scormus: Oh Black resigned:O No wonder I couldn't find the win after 22 .... Kh6. W pressed his self-destruct button when he played 21 Bxh7+?? Something I sometimes do myself
   Sep-17-17 S Reinhardt vs S Eichner, 1999
scormus: the database stats are very misleading. The natural move, 5 Bc4+, has a high win percentage but I suspect it's busted after 5 ... d5.
   Sep-17-17 F Zita vs Taimanov, 1950 (replies)
scormus: <flokahn> yes, remarkable he didn't see 27 .... Bc7+! which is so immediately crushing, even if though he might not have seen in through to mate. And a shame that such a brilliant lead up wasn't followed by the natural finishing touch.
   Sep-03-17 NN vs Judy, 1851 (replies)
scormus: That's the way to do it!
   Aug-31-17 Chigorin vs Alapin, 1880 (replies)
scormus: Rxe6? Hmmm ...... with 2 # threats, it's easy to overlook .... Qxd3. I mean Qxd3+ .... or is that Qxd3+;)
   May-14-17 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Adams, 2017 (replies)
scormus: <morfishine <an Englishman>> not a difference of opinion, I think, but a different nation's sense of humour? Something I find so amazing about the Marshall Counter Attack, in a humourous sort of way, is that when I first learnt it I thought it (9 .... d5, etc) might have
   Mar-28-17 Spassky vs M Bieler, 2009 (replies)
scormus: "I am looking for a mate". Understandable, at such a time in his life
   Mar-22-17 Panov vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 (replies)
scormus: Panov's play reminds me of some of my pub games. Same result too!
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