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Member since Aug-05-06 · Last seen Mar-20-18
I'm a Midwestern club player; I play when I can and try to follow developments in the chess world. No favorite player currently.
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   swordfish has kibitzed 323 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-12-18 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
swordfish: Wow - I don't expect to see an attack like this one at such a high level. But why would Aronian open e4 - not usually his thing - in such an important game?
   Jan-29-18 A Gara vs Aronian, 2018
swordfish: Wow! Maybe the strongest pure-e5 player in the world, Aronian draws against a much lower rated opponent playing the Pirc.
   Jan-01-18 Carlsen vs E Inarkiev, 2017 (replies)
swordfish: I had a higher opinion of Inarkiev before this (despite his ties to what's his name). But to claim victory on one's own illegal move is really unsporting. I think the honorable act on his part would have been to resign (which would have led to the same result as took place).
   Dec-26-17 Short vs P Corbin, 2006
swordfish: To my untrained eye, Short's exchange sacrifice on move 17 seems unnecessary - why not simply dxe4?
   Dec-13-16 Kulaots vs J Geller, 2002
swordfish: Hard to believe a GM rated nearly 2500 would lose this way, but then I noticed the game was played back in 2002.
   Sep-28-16 Mark Izrailovich Dvoretsky (replies)
swordfish: RIP IM Mark Dvoretsky. No doubt one of the great teachers the game has ever known.
   Sep-28-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016) (replies)
swordfish: Great, they're charging for online access, and the live tix are still coming "soon" on Ticketmaster. For the Chennai match in 2013, tickets were affordable and readily available, and it was easy to follow online. I recall the more recent WC match was also.
   Apr-25-16 A Chandra vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
swordfish: Not an upset - Chandra, 16 years old, is under 2500.
   Apr-10-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2005
swordfish: I love the prophetic comment by bishopawn on 12/3/05.
   Mar-28-16 World Championship Candidates (2016) (replies)
swordfish: Congrats to Karjakin - a well-deserved victory in a very tough field. Caruana of course has a bright future, as does Giri. I remember a few years ago - I think at Corus - Carlsen won the A group, Karjakin the B and Caruana the C. It seemed clear the new generation had arrived in ...
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