Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing User Profile
Member since Mar-25-05 · Last seen Oct-24-16
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 1688 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-24-16 Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881
sfm: <morfishine: Another nonsensical play-on-word perverting a player's name...> "Blackburne Singing due to dead of Knight" would have been preferable. But still - OK!
   Oct-19-16 E Inarkiev vs Jakovenko, 2016 (replies)
sfm: Maybe 25.f4 is better after all? Hard to see why White should be in trouble. 30.Txg7 seems to lose trivially. 30.Ke1 is needed.
   Oct-12-16 P Mutesi vs Amen Miladi, 2016 (replies)
sfm: <At move 35 it looks impossible for White to break through but 36.f5 does it (what if 36....exf5?).> White would probably play 37.Rxf5, and the attack breaks through. So probably 35.-,Bc2 was the decisive mistake. Black could have played 35.-,Bd7 (adding to the defense of f5) and
   Oct-11-16 Lahno vs O Girya, 2015 (replies)
sfm: The ice-cool 20.Bg6,Ba8! must have sent shivers down the spine of White. -,Qb7 is an obvious threat. What is much less obvious is what to do about it, as it turns out that White can not put any blocker on the a8-h1 diagonal. So what to play instead of 20.Bg6, to counter the black ...
   Oct-07-16 Aronian vs A Giri, 2016 (replies)
sfm: <offramp: morfishine, it is wonderful to see you alive and kicking!!> Agree!
   Oct-05-16 W So vs Akobian, 2016 (replies)
sfm: Puns with "So". Terrific idea! To save somebody time, I will outline a handful: So brilliant! (Note: the avid reader will notice that 'brilliant' can be replaced with a number of other adjectives, positive and negative. In a later posting I will give 250 examples, here are the first
   Oct-05-16 Schlechter vs L Forgacs, 1909
sfm: After 52-,QxQ+ you'd think it would be a very hard long win, with lots of drawing chances. But Black kept the queens and suddenly it was over.
   Oct-05-16 Przepiorka vs L Forgacs, 1906
sfm: 24.Na4 is probably an error, Black's Nf7-d6-e4 is too strong, so strong that White might have done better to prevent it with 24.Qf2. Accepting the pawn sac with 26.NxN,dxN 27.Qxe4,Bf5 does not look nice, if nothing better Black can simply grab the exchange with -,Bd3 It was bad already,
   Sep-29-16 J Schmidt vs A Huppertz, 2007
sfm: 16.h3! Mighty cool, demonstrating that 15.-,Ng4? was a serious loss of time in a situation, where the balance is already tipping. After 18.Bb7+! the game is over, but Black has a great fighter's heart!
   Sep-26-16 Saemisch vs Maroczy, 1929 (replies)
sfm: Such games are bad luck. They each too much energy. Having done away with suspended games is a clear advantage for the general fairness in chess.
(replies) indicates a reply to the comment.

You are not logged in to
If you need an account, register now;
it's quick, anonymous, and free!
If you already have an account, click here to sign-in.

View another user profile:

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2016, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies