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sfm
Member since Mar-25-05 · Last seen Oct-14-19
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.

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   sfm has kibitzed 1905 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-13-19 L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 1978
 
sfm: Discounting a clumsy rook which may be getting into trouble, all pieces are on the Q-side. A quick glance at the board... is the black king in any danger? And the white queen is as far away as can be, having stepped into the corner only a couple of moves ago. As a declaration of ...
 
   Oct-11-19 V Gashimov vs Korchnoi, 2008 (replies)
 
sfm: <playground player: Aren't you supposed to lose if you have tripled pawns?> I believe statistics are indeed against such unfortunate players. A clever solution is to upgrade it to a powerful quadrupled pawn. Alekhine vs Nenarokov, 1907 Van der Wiel vs Hort, 1981
 
   Oct-04-19 Reshevsky vs Najdorf, 1953
 
sfm: 40.Bxb5?? gives a piece. A rare short-circuit in Reshevsky's brain. StockFish suggests 40.Be1 with evaluation 0.0.
 
   Sep-18-19 Carlsen vs C Hansen, 2004
 
sfm: LOL, instead of resigning, Carlsen shows his sense of humor with the last move. Everything is hopeless of course, like 41.Nb5,Qf1+ 42.Rf1,Qf3+ Black pics up everything on the queens wing, even the knight is doomed. Difficult game.
 
   Sep-17-19 L Galojan vs E Paehtz, 2009 (replies)
 
sfm: I can not even log into chessgames.com anymore, without Google and Facebook having to be quietly notified. Sign-in Page <!-- Google reCAPTCHA integration --> ... <!-- Facebook Pixel Code --> ... This is a trend of our time. We are not talking about targeted ads, but ...
 
   Sep-11-19 Karpov vs Mamedyarov, 2009 (replies)
 
sfm: <29..Bxe3> White plays 30.RxN and plays for a win, grabbing an extra pawn.
 
   Sep-10-19 L Day vs A Kalotay, 1965 (replies)
 
sfm: <Autoreparaturwerkbau: ...moving king to c1 which serves no purpose whatsoever> I can see at least two: a) Black threatened -,Bf5 which will at least take back a pawn. b) The King got away from the open d-file, where the rook can be developed to. If not for the reply -,Nc6 it ...
 
   Sep-09-19 Koltanowski vs H Walpole, 1937 (replies)
 
sfm: Ten-board simul. Blindfold. This end. Stunning.
 
   Sep-08-19 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
 
sfm: <harrylime: MORONIC .. lol lol lol lol lol lol ... Whats more revealing is NOBODY challenged it. Just shows you where this site is going.> Luckily there are people like you who - with convincing argumentation and considered choice of words - lifts it up.
 
   Sep-05-19 Larsen vs Lombardy, 1961 (replies)
 
sfm: <What a great performance by Lombardy, with a smashing final move.> Right. I like 29.-,h5(!), the just-in-time counter-attack, with e5 being a serious threat. According to Stockfish, White fails a move later, he should have answered 30.e5,h4 31.Nf1 with an equal game. As for the ...
 
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