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


   sfm has kibitzed 1448 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-09-14 Book vs Ingerslev, 1929 (replies)
 
sfm: <Poulsen: Black is NOT Aage Ingerslev...> Thanks for that piece of info. I assume AaI is a bit younger.
 
   Apr-04-14 C Guillermo Poch vs A Planinc, 1971 (replies)
 
sfm: 13.-,g5(!!) What a brilliant move, of the kind that only complete beginners and true masters play. As it comes it clearly wins the game.
 
   Mar-25-14 Maroczy vs G Beihoff, 1926 (replies)
 
sfm: <Mating Net: The only win for George J Beihoff but he mates an original GM, not too shabby.> Absolutely not. Against those opponents I'd have been proud of a zero!
 
   Mar-23-14 Radjabov vs Ivanchuk, 2013 (replies)
 
sfm: <OhioChessFan>, <PB: After all, had it been been checkmate the move would have counted even if the clock was not stopped in time.> Does this mean that we can wait as long as you want (after the time control) with a mating move? I.e., that a player can run out of time, then 1
 
   Mar-17-14 M Barroso Campos vs J M Quesada Vera, 2003 (replies)
 
sfm: <Phony> - don't write the same as I do, don't write it better - and don't post it just before me.
 
   Mar-03-14 J Kaufeld vs H Prasovic, 2003 (replies)
 
sfm: Actually, the task today was to find the moves that do NOT win.
 
   Feb-27-14 Boleslavsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1957 (replies)
 
sfm: What a center! A "Don't let this happen to you!" school example. White must be better whatever he does, but it is easy to see that Black shouldn't be able to hold the position after 22.Rxf6. If he answers 22.-,bxc, White has replaced a strong defender with a challenged knight. Black ...
 
   Feb-22-14 Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 (replies)
 
sfm: <Penguincw: This puzzle is actually not that hard. I got 26.Qb6, and if 26...axb6, then 27.axb6+ Ba7 28.Rxa7+ Kb8, 29.Rfxb8. Unfortunately, it's not a winning line.> Try to sneak half a bottle of whiskey into your opponent, and play the last move with a triumphant "GOTCHA!" It ...
 
   Feb-21-14 A Milovic vs I Ionica, 2008
 
sfm: Right and obviously creative parents. She must take care not to become to selfish, too much I,I,I.
 
   Feb-17-14 J Gustafsson vs R Buhmann, 2003 (replies)
 
sfm: I DEMAND that Mondays are always the sac of the very least a rook.
 
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