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Member since Apr-03-07 · Last seen Feb-23-17
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 3392 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-20-17 Lahno vs Kosteniuk, 2007 (replies)
scormus: this is Monday isnt it?
   Feb-19-17 Spassky vs Beliavsky, 1988 (replies)
scormus: <offramp> yes, 27 Bc7 was the quiet assassin. Spassky was the king at finding moves like that
   Feb-15-17 Anderssen vs Blackburne, 1862
scormus: <Once> there are 2 morals in your post. 1. always go back to the original source 2. when altering something, check if there are other things that are linked to what you alter
   Feb-14-17 Alekhine vs A Love, 1923 (replies)
scormus: <RandomVisitor> !!
   Feb-12-17 N Pogonina vs Qiyu Zhou, 2017 (replies)
scormus: I look at Pogo's position at move 20 and have a feeling of deja vu. Not a nice feeling either as I recall ....
   Feb-03-17 Timman vs Spassky, 1983 (replies)
scormus: <YouRang ... Nb4> if you didn't see it thats because you ar too decent a person. when I was at school and trying to compete against stronger players, I learnt the sneaky trick when I had a pawn on R4, opponent castled that side with N on his B3. I swindled a lot of games that ...
   Feb-03-17 Tradewise Gibraltar (2017) (replies)
scormus: <Riverbeast> dead right. Collectively, i suppose we like to believe the system is "fair" and are comfortable to deny suspicions that it isnt, when the evidence is inconclusive. Then someone like Hou blows the gaff and there's a reaction. Chess is only a microcosm of course.
   Feb-01-17 S Schweber vs Spassky, 1955 (replies)
scormus: <morfishine> How does a 1700 player see ....? Obviously, he was a dark horse. You were unlucky to be up against a GM masquerading as an amateur
   Jan-29-17 Tata Steel (2017) (replies)
scormus: Congratulations to Wesley So, a clear and deserved winner.
   Jan-24-17 Carlsen vs Van Wely, 2017 (replies)
scormus: In American English, "all bets are off"
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