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shivasuri4
Member since Mar-23-08
Hari Om, I am from Bangalore, India. Posters like <Jim Bartle>, <achieve>, <Phony Benoni>, <Once>, <tpstar>, <Eyal>, <dzechiel> and <frogbert> are my favourites here. I strongly dislike disputes amongst themselves.

Thanks to <Annie K.> for the premium membership, along with the other anonymous donor!

I am an unrated player simply because I haven't played enough rated tournaments (only 2 so far). My best was a score of 8.5/9 (1st board winner) against fairly amiable opposition (only 2 rated players) in the VIT South Zone Inter University 2011-12 (http://chess-results.com/tnr65631.a...). In the corresponding championship for 2012-13 in Kerala, I scored 7/9 against slightly stiffer opposition, winning the third prize for board 1 (http://chess-results.com/tnr88650.a...). In the 2013-14 edition of the tournament, I drew against an IM, but had an average tournament otherwise, finishing with 5/8 (http://chess-results.com/tnr113417....).

My ratings at chesscube.com are about 1900 in classical, 2000 in rapid and 2100+ in blitz and lightning. Since I am relatively weaker in the openings than in the other parts of the game, I absolutely love playing Chess960, even though many dismiss it by saying it's not chess. My online Chess960 rating is about 2150. I am a little too eager to simplify and reach the endgame as soon as possible, which has led to many a loss. I prefer playing queenless middle games.

Outside chess, I follow cricket and top-level tennis quite keenly but have never played tennis except for some mild sessions. I also play table tennis and badminton, but don't really follow them internationally (the top players are usually Chinese and their names are either very hard to remember or they all sound the same!).

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   shivasuri4 has kibitzed 1748 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-20-14 J P Wallace vs R Svane, 2014
 
shivasuri4: <siggemannen>, 30.Bxe6+ is a pretty bad blunder. Qe3 is the best move in this position, although I would've played 30.Be5. Black returns the favour with 32...Qf7, missing the fairly obvious Nxf6, possibly owing to time pressure.
 
   Apr-16-14 Morozevich vs Aronian, 2012
 
shivasuri4: Oh darn, I misread it as 30.Rc1.
 
   Apr-12-14 Memorable Quotes chessforum
 
shivasuri4: <tamar: Bespeaks a misspent youth actually living when he could have been holed up with his tablebases on this ending...> D Frolyanov vs Leko, 2014
 
   Apr-11-14 A Sarana vs V Artemiev, 2014 (replies)
 
shivasuri4: <HeMateMe>, the pawn wouldn't be worth much, since 11.Nxe4 dxe4 12.Bxe4 Bb4+ disrupts White's piece harmony.
 
   Mar-27-14 Najdorf vs Bronstein, 1954 (replies)
 
shivasuri4: <receipt>, assuming you are using Chess Viewer Deluxe II, click on the right bottom corner of the board.
 
   Mar-23-14 Anand vs Topalov, 2014 (replies)
 
shivasuri4: <Stonehenge: Now not 55. Qd5??> That loses to 55...Qc7#.
 
   Mar-22-14 Aronian vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
 
shivasuri4: <Conrad93>, yes, but Black would also then be down an exchange. The two bishops compensate to a fair extent, but I doubt they would give Black a significant advantage, if at all.
 
   Mar-22-14 R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963 (replies)
 
shivasuri4: <chathuranga>, after 22.Nf3 Qf5 23.Qf4 Qxf4 24.gxf4 Bxc3, White will have a significant material disadvantage, with many hanging pieces. You are right in that there's no immediate mate.
 
   Mar-21-14 Svidler vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
 
shivasuri4: <Ulhumbrus>, 36...Rfd8 wouldn't help much after 37.Nh5, when capturing the d4 pawn loses the b7 pawn.
 
   Mar-19-14 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
 
shivasuri4: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Te... Murray-Lendl partnership ends.
 
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