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Member since Mar-25-05 · Last seen Oct-06-15
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 1623 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-06-15 J Norgaard vs N Hirtsgaard, 1981
sfm: 12.f4! shows the problem with blacks position. The played 15.-,Rad8 seems much less attractive than -,Rae8 but "good it is not". After 16.-,Na5? it is "Hils Niertsgaard!" ("Hils" is a danish greeting, as if somebody was leaving, which he is) as late Peter Broendal quipped. :-)
   Oct-06-15 Jesper Norgaard
sfm: Ran into him now and then at tournaments, played once against him. Most sympathetic fellow.
   Sep-30-15 B Kreiman vs L Christiansen, 2002
sfm: <dakgootje: Always nice when you get the puzzle of your birthday, especcially when its a saturday ;-)> Yeah, but I was not born on a Saturday... ;(
   Sep-28-15 Fischer vs Keres, 1959
sfm: <Serbon91: Ohh,know see,cannot take own pawn...> I know this so well from my own games. I mean, here we get all these great winning ideas, but some stupid little detail screws it all up.
   Sep-28-15 Shocron vs E Eliskases, 1958
sfm: Cute ending. White is tired of his pieces passively being tied to the defense of the pawn on c3,c4, and seeks counterplay. 42.Bf3 blocks the black rook from eating c3, and after -,NxP 42.Re1+ White has some initiative, at least. Calculations seem to give a hmmm, fair chance.
   Sep-27-15 Rybka vs Houdini, 2011
sfm: The winning 64.-,Td8! is one of those moves you just may not find when you are sitting there sweating.
   Sep-27-15 Falcon vs Shredder, 2004 (replies)
sfm: The final perpetual is well worth knowing. It has occurred a handful of times in my own games.
   Sep-25-15 Alekhine vs A Cheron, 1925
sfm: <Phony Benoni: If only Cheron could have made it to the endgame...> Ah!
   Sep-23-15 Unzicker vs Larsen, 1975
sfm: Was 41.Re4, instead of 41.Bc1, a decisive mistake?
   Sep-23-15 Ljubojevic vs Unzicker, 1975 (replies)
sfm: Tablebase: 95.-,Qc3+ = 101.Qb2? (Ka6,Kb6=) 106.-,Qg5? = (Qh6,Qf6 ) 107.Ka4? (Ka6,Kb6=) The tablebase also
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