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scormus
Member since Apr-03-07 · Last seen Apr-17-14
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.

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   scormus has kibitzed 3078 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-17-14 scormus chessforum (replies)
 
scormus: See you in a few days, I'm away for an Easter break (from internet, chess and internet chess!)
 
   Apr-08-14 Tarrasch vs Kolb, 1894 (replies)
 
scormus: <Cheapo> I always wanted to do one of these in a game and the nearest I got was just a few weeks ago. But my opponent must have seen the possibility and headed the play in a different direction
 
   Apr-06-14 Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013 (replies)
 
scormus: <LIFE Master AJ and patzer2> Yes, I wondered when I played it through whether W was, in his mind, playing for a win, a draw or keeping his options open. 40 Qg5, the last move before the time control. If it had been 41 Qg5 I might have thought differently. It is possible that ...
 
   Apr-01-14 Once chessforum (replies)
 
scormus: <redeeming features> Yes, Jacqueline Pearce aka Servalan, my favourite character from the series. What a team she and Avon might have made, unbeatable! Just imagine what they'd be like to play chess against :O Actually she looks a lot like several of my daughter's chums. ...
 
   Mar-31-14 V Neverov vs A Mastrovasilis, 2005 (replies)
 
scormus: <Once> Brilliant take, did we go to the same school? < .... "mark my words"> There is a technical term a "Blake" (no, not 7, but quite possibly Yohan) for this. An assertion made with absolute conviction which turns out to be completely wrong, even spectacularly wrong.
 
   Mar-29-14 Karjakin vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
 
scormus: ... and well done Vishy, a deserved winner of the tournament
 
   Mar-27-14 Spassky vs Tal, 1973
 
scormus: What a great game by the Wizard of Riga. I don't think Spassky wasn't playing at all badly but he was completely overwhelmed at the end. The position after 28 ... Qg5 was very tricky, W had to play h3 to give his K some air. After 29 Qb3? his goose was cooked, but it was a ...
 
   Mar-27-14 Anand vs D Andreikin, 2014 (replies)
 
scormus: <41.Rc4!> Just been running it on the engine. Certainly it would have been a tough one to calculate OTB. Vishy has been the best player in this tournament, so I hope he continues so and wins it impressively. Then give a good battle against Magnus.
 
   Mar-25-14 Anand vs Mamedyarov, 2014 (replies)
 
scormus: .... but I did wonder if Shak might go Raf8 and castle short. Maybe Topa would have ;)
 
   Mar-24-14 Ding Liren vs A Moiseenko, 2013 (replies)
 
scormus: <morfishine: <offramp> or when an athlete has suffered a series of minor injuries or bruises, but is still able to play, he's said to be 'dinged up'> Glad to know there's a technical term for how I often was ;)
 
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Mar-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  scormus: <morfishine & wannabe>

<bracket> I suppose that must be a technical term

Mar-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Let's give this move a try...

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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 h6 9.Bh4 Qc7 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.Be2 Rg8 12.Bg3 b5 13.e5 Bb7 14.Qf2 dxe5 15.fxe5 Ne4 16.Nxe4 Bxe4 17.Bf3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Rc8 19.Rhf1 Rf8 20.Qe4 Nc5 *


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Mar-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  scormus: <21.Qg4> Hmmmmm, I wonder if I should have gone there last move :\

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 h6 9.Bh4 Qc7 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.Be2 Rg8 12.Bg3 b5 13.e5 Bb7 14.Qf2 dxe5 15.fxe5 Ne4 16.Nxe4 Bxe4 17.Bf3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Rc8 19.Rhf1 Rf8 20.Qe4 Nc5 21.Qg4

Mar-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Updated PGN, black to move...

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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 h6 9.Bh4 Qc7 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.Be2 Rg8 12.Bg3 b5 13.e5 Bb7 14.Qf2 dxe5 15.fxe5 Ne4 16.Nxe4 Bxe4 17.Bf3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Rc8 19.Rhf1 Rf8 20.Qe4 Nc5 21.Qg4 *


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Mar-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: <Wannabe> I was actually doing quite well in the Buffett Billion contest hoping to be one of the top-20 scorers (who would win $100,000) what with the billion dollar prize being long gone, primarily due to Duke's inexplicable 1st round loss. I had Fla, Az-state, Va and Louisville going to the final 4 and all were in the sweet 16. I was thrilled that Fla & AZ won on Thurs (plus Wisconsin), and so needing to "run the tables" crossed my fingers for the Friday games. Alas both VA and Louisville lost Friday and both were close games. UConn winning didn't help much :(

<scormus> 'Bracket' references the single elimination College basketball tournament. 64 teams start, and are reduced to 32, then 16, 8, 4, 2 and finally the winner. There are 4 "Brackets" of 16 teams, each hoping to emerge as the sole representative of 4 total which defines the "Final Four"

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Mar-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <morfishine> Sorry to hear about that...

<scormus> You can also google "March Madness NCAA" and read up on that.

Mar-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  scormus: <bracket> Ah yes, I was right. Its a technical term ;)
Mar-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: 21...g6 will post PGN and diagram later.
Mar-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: [Event "ChessGames.com Friendly"]
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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 h6 9.Bh4 Qc7 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.Be2 Rg8 12.Bg3 b5 13.e5 Bb7 14.Qf2 dxe5 15.fxe5 Ne4 16.Nxe4 Bxe4 17.Bf3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Rc8 19.Rhf1 Rf8 20.Qe4 Nc5 21.Qg4 g6 *


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Apr-01-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  scormus: Thanks for doing the diagram and pgn! Yesterday I won an internet game playing Najdorf. I should have lost but my opponent generously didnt play Kb1. Guess what

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 h6 9.Bh4 Qc7 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.Be2 Rg8 12.Bg3 b5 13.e5 Bb7 14.Qf2 dxe5 15.fxe5 Ne4 16.Nxe4 Bxe4 17.Bf3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Rc8 19.Rhf1 Rf8 20.Qe4 Nc5 21.Qg4 g6 <22.Kb1>

Apr-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: [Event "ChessGames.com Friendly"]
[Site "www.chessgames.com/~scormus"]
[Date "2014.03.?"]
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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 h6 9.Bh4 Qc7 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.Be2 Rg8 12.Bg3 b5 13.e5 Bb7 14.Qf2 dxe5 15.fxe5 Ne4 16.Nxe4 Bxe4 17.Bf3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Rc8 19.Rhf1 Rf8 20.Qe4 Nc5 21.Qg4 g6 22.Kb1
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Apr-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: For a lack of anything innovative, 22... h5

Post PGN and diagram later.

Apr-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: [Event "ChessGames.com Friendly"]
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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 h6 9.Bh4 Qc7 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.Be2 Rg8 12.Bg3 b5 13.e5 Bb7 14.Qf2 dxe5 15.fxe5 Ne4 16.Nxe4 Bxe4 17.Bf3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Rc8 19.Rhf1 Rf8 20.Qe4 Nc5 21.Qg4 g6 22.Kb1 h5 *


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Apr-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  scormus: Time I got my Q away from the firing line

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 h6 9.Bh4 Qc7 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.Be2 Rg8 12.Bg3 b5 13.e5 Bb7 14.Qf2 dxe5 15.fxe5 Ne4 16.Nxe4 Bxe4 17.Bf3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Rc8 19.Rhf1 Rf8 20.Qe4 Nc5 21.Qg4 g6 22.Kb1 h5 <23.Qe2>

Apr-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: [Event "ChessGames.com Friendly"]
[Site "www.chessgames.com/~scormus"]
[Date "2014.03.?"]
[Round "?"]
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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 h6 9.Bh4 Qc7 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.Be2 Rg8 12.Bg3 b5 13.e5 Bb7 14.Qf2 dxe5 15.fxe5 Ne4 16.Nxe4 Bxe4 17.Bf3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Rc8 19.Rhf1 Rf8 20.Qe4 Nc5 21.Qg4 g6 22.Kb1 h5 23. Qe2 *


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Apr-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Alright, let's try this:

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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 h6 9.Bh4 Qc7 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.Be2 Rg8 12.Bg3 b5 13.e5 Bb7 14.Qf2 dxe5 15.fxe5 Ne4 16.Nxe4 Bxe4 17.Bf3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Rc8 19.Rhf1 Rf8 20.Qe4 Nc5 21.Qg4 g6 22.Kb1 h5 23.Qe2 Qb7 *


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Apr-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  scormus: No idea what I should do but let's give <Bf4> a shot

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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 h6 9.Bh4 Qc7 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.Be2 Rg8 12.Bg3 b5 13.e5 Bb7 14.Qf2 dxe5 15.fxe5 Ne4 16.Nxe4 Bxe4 17.Bf3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Rc8 19.Rhf1 Rf8 20.Qe4 Nc5 21.Qg4 g6 22.Kb1 h5 23.Qe2 Qb7 23.Bf4


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Apr-12-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: 23... f6 will post PGN and diagram later today. Watching Masters. =)
Apr-12-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: [Event "ChessGames.com Friendly"]
[Site "www.chessgames.com/~scormus"]
[Date "2014.03.?"]
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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 h6 9.Bh4 Qc7 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.Be2 Rg8 12.Bg3 b5 13.e5 Bb7 14.Qf2 dxe5 15.fxe5 Ne4 16.Nxe4 Bxe4 17.Bf3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Rc8 19.Rhf1 Rf8 20.Qe4 Nc5 21.Qg4 g6 22.Kb1 h5 23.Qe2 Qb7 24.Bf4 f6 *


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Apr-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  scormus: When I'm W against the Sicilian, I can never resist playing g4 at some time

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 h6 9.Bh4 Qc7 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.Be2 Rg8 12.Bg3 b5 13.e5 Bb7 14.Qf2 dxe5 15.fxe5 Ne4 16.Nxe4 Bxe4 17.Bf3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Rc8 19.Rhf1 Rf8 20.Qe4 Nc5 21.Qg4 g6 22.Kb1 h5 23.Qe2 Qb7 24.Bf4 f6 <25.g4>

I hope you enjoyed the Masters. Sadly I couldn't get any TV coverage. Great win by Bubba Watson, though I'd have liked to see Fred Couples do it.

Apr-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Updated PGN and diagram.

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[Round "?"]
[White "Scormus"]
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[Result "*"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[ECO "B99"]
[EventDate "??"]
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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 h6 9.Bh4 Qc7 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.Be2 Rg8 12.Bg3 b5 13.e5 Bb7 14.Qf2 dxe5 15.fxe5 Ne4 16.Nxe4 Bxe4 17.Bf3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Rc8 19.Rhf1 Rf8 20.Qe4 Nc5 21.Qg4 g6 22.Kb1 h5 23.Qe2 Qb7 24.Bf4 f6 25.g4 *


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Apr-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  The Last Straw: Wow. This is sure fun.
Apr-15-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  scormus: <TLS> A bit like watching sport, you have the excitement but don't get beat up. Glad you are enjoying the contest.
Apr-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  scormus: See you in a few days, I'm away for an Easter break (from internet, chess and internet chess!)
Apr-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <scormus> Have fun!
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