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Member since Mar-25-05 · Last seen Jun-23-16
I was born in Denmark in 1960. From I was 16 to 23 chess was my life, nothing else mattered. Young people with total dedication will learn. So did I. My rating grew to about 2200, and the performance rating in my last participation in the Danish team tournament was 2365. Then, in 1983, I decided to drop the game completely. Chess had become too dominating, too absorbing. Should a man really allow himself to devote so much of his life to chess, a game so limited in itself?

After a hard thinking I said "no", and never participated in another tournament.

But I miss the drama and the excitement, something I never found to the same extent elsewhere. Also, the great feeling of excellence did not return. Finally, there were the many friends you got.

Chess is still a minor addiction, which I fight. No chess software on my PC and online play-chess sites are firewalled. Full Member

   sfm has kibitzed 1655 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-24-16 I Nei vs Bronstein, 1960 (replies)
sfm: <Riverbeast: Wow a nice sexy mating net at the end!> Right, it's a pearl. After 54.Nxc6 it seems that Black will have to return the pawn, as 54.-,Kf5 55.Sd4+ is a draw. So Bronstein sighs and plays 54.-,Ne2+, to an unwinnable endgame after 55.Kf4, with only a few pieces on the ...
   May-23-16 Kasparov vs W So, 2016
sfm: <PawnSac: In case anyone is interested..> Certainly. <After 40. .Rb8 Stockfish 7 eval = > So not a won game. Well defended by So in a difficult position.
   May-17-16 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Mamedyarov, 2015 (replies)
sfm: Do not make puns on the murder of more than a million people.
   May-07-16 Tal vs Adianto, 1986 (replies)
sfm: The last move is picking up at least two pieces. A good time to resign!
   Mar-28-16 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
sfm: <SimplicityRichard> Thanks!
   Mar-23-16 Korchnoi vs Uhlmann, 2015 (replies)
sfm: Lovely simplification at 44. White returns the exchange, leaving Black with no more play.
   Mar-23-16 I D Dorfman vs Romanishin, 1977 (replies)
sfm: Cute, walking into a helpmate. The demobilization of the white f-pawn reminded me of that famous Fischer-Benko game Fischer vs Benko, 1963 In this game, well, 13.f4 seems to be worth considering.
   Mar-21-16 Natalia Zhukova
sfm: Cheater. Disgraceful. Unworthy.
   Mar-01-16 Yates vs Capablanca, 1925 (replies)
sfm: Cute little maneuvering by the queen in the last moves. 36.-,Qc4? would be answered by 37.Bc1 and matters are suddenly less clear. So first 36.-,Qc5!, forcing the white king to a2, and now 37.-,Qc4, pinning the rook. One threat is 38.-,RxP+ 29.QxR,RxQ+ 30.KxR,Qe2 and the bishop goes, ...
   Jan-12-16 S Thatte vs M Liu, 2013 (replies)
sfm: There are very few games where it is common to resign, right now I can only think of chess, snooker and boxing. Otherwise the losing party gains no credit for dropping out before the end of the game. On the contrary. It is OK to resign in chess whenever you want, but it is definitely ...
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