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sfm
Member since Mar-25-05 · Last seen Aug-26-16
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.


   sfm has kibitzed 1662 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-15-16 S Niemzowitsch vs Neumann, 1899 (replies)
 
sfm: 3 very neat moves 13.Bg5! 14.Sc7+! 15.Df5+! ending in a nice clean mate. Lovely!
 
   Jul-31-16 A Pomar Salamanca vs Smejkal, 1972
 
sfm: Smejkal, LOL! 35.-,RxB, what a prankster. He was tired of that damned bishop and just wanted to see it off the board before resigning. :-) Games like this is what makes chess fun.
 
   Jul-31-16 Arturo Pomar Salamanca
 
sfm: Didn't know he was gone. Great player!
 
   Jul-31-16 J Diez del Corral vs Larsen, 1969
 
sfm: After 26.Ra1, albeit passive, everything is well covered? Not really. Larsen finds a beautiful demonstration that whites pieces are on overload. For an exchange, Larsen put White on problems that he does not manage to solve. In the final position White resigns before the crushing ...
 
   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!
 
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