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sfm
Member since Mar-25-05 · Last seen Nov-26-14
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.

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   sfm has kibitzed 1522 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-26-14 M Schlosser vs Ivanchuk, 1988
 
sfm: When playing 18.a3-a4??, White freed the square b4 for the Black knight, allowing it to attack d5. White probably had the response planned - but he did not calculate as far as 21.-,Nxf2.
 
   Nov-25-14 Zhao Xue vs V Ramos Gazola, 2010 (replies)
 
sfm: LOL! What a stupid pun! Brilliant!
 
   Nov-25-14 G Fridstein vs Lutikov, 1954
 
sfm: Tablebases confirm, that it is drawn after 57.Rxf8. White played correct since then, until resigning. This is a good place to notify about (for those who don't know it yet): http://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/chess2/...
 
   Nov-23-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
 
sfm: A resignation is seconds away.
 
   Nov-22-14 H Spangenberg vs Kasparov, 1997
 
sfm: <ConLaMismaMano: Why did Kasparov resign here? > Good question, it is very early. Having a lost position is totally insufficient reason. Maybe he'd rather concentrate on the other games. Thanks for waiting 10 years for this comment! :-)
 
   Nov-21-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
 
sfm: <rimbert12: Isnīt Bxd5 an option at all? Sorry for silly questions.> Not silly! But the answer is 20.Bxa6 and black loses a piece
 
   Nov-20-14 Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909
 
sfm: <Cheapo by the Dozen: Lasker seems to have been a nice guy. At least, that's what my grandmother told me. She met him as a little girl, and played board games with him, specifically the German game Muehle.> Far out, man! What a story. The chess world would be grateful for any ...
 
   Nov-20-14 S Takacs vs Rubinstein, 1929 (replies)
 
sfm: Incredibly brilliant.
 
   Nov-20-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
 
sfm: It looks so hopeless for black after 31.Rh5. He is bound to lose his e-pawn. Material will be equal, but what a difference in pawn structure. White's two passed pawns will decide immediately, it's child's play. I was sure it was game over here. 31.-,Rf8 32.Ke3 makes no difference. But ...
 
   Nov-18-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
 
sfm: <MrMag: Bobby Fischer would have crushed any of these drawing fools today !!!!> Yes, in 5 moves at most, sure.
 
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