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sfm
Member since Mar-25-05 · Last seen Jul-25-16
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.

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   sfm has kibitzed 1658 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-24-16 Tal vs Kirjatsky, 1959 (replies)
 
sfm: Amazing.
 
   Jul-01-16 Nisipeanu vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
 
sfm: <YouRang: Regarding my posted line...> Impressive analysis. The conclusion is clearly that against best defense, 28.Be7 it is still hard, and that today's nut to crack was to spot why the obvious 28.Nd4 was the fast way downhill. There you go!
 
   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.
 
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