As a belated response to <user: Eggman>:
I once beat a guy who beat Kasparov (though he beat him in a simul - and I beat him in a chess tourney with 30 minutes per game, a couple of weeks later - back in 1997. The guy was the Israeli U14 champion at the time, and was rated 400 points above me at the time)
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I'm Itzhak Solsky, an Israeli pianist, residing in Belgium.
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Then check out my Piano Playing Tips Blog -
I hope you will enjoy it :-)
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FIDE rating: 1978; Belgian rating: 2070.
I'm basically a chess "street fighter" - without lots of learning and/or instruction, but who specializes in saving/winning lost positions by miraculous means, and in squeezing that "extra bit more" in equal positions, where I really want to win...
I'm contactable at solskytz AT gmail.com
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Some more chess-related points:
I'm the Hebrew translator of My System by Aron Nimzowitsch (from the 21st century English edition). This book is extensively used in Israel ever since its publication in 2000.
I once wrote a short article, proposing a different way of conducting the tie-breaks (in reverse order, prior to the main event - in a nutshell).
It was inspired by an idea of <user - Shach Matov>, and published in chessbase.com (later I heard a GM talk on the radio, who described this same idea - with the exact details - and attributed it to Kramnik. It was a good laugh). You can see it here - http://en.chessbase.com/home/TabId/...
My openings include some scandalously horrible lines! And unlike people such as Carlsen, I've been known to lose games in 9 and 12 moves - so try me, and let's see you pull that off.