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sycophante
Member since Mar-25-14 · Last seen Jul-15-18
I live in central Quebec.

-I admire players like Jobava, Kholmov, Nezhmetdinov...

-I also enjoy reading Céline and Baudelaire, among so many others.

-Played by Tatiana Nikolayeva, Bach's Partitas are, I suppose, my favorite music recording (although Brüggen's Telemann is worth mentioning)

All my game collections are under permanent construction. Just like the road network around where you live.

My official over-the-board rating is somehow very far from what you first expected, but is, I guarantee you, fully deserved.

>> Click here to see sycophante's game collections.

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   sycophante has kibitzed 46 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-31-18 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2018 (replies)
 
sycophante: Take two: "Squeeze the Levon" !
 
   May-26-18 S Rosenthal vs Steinitz, 1873 (replies)
 
sycophante: Never been a GOTD yet? Such a famous game... I propose "Early Synod"
 
   Mar-20-18 Navara vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2018 (replies)
 
sycophante: Not sure what he was threatening with 27...Qf6, for Navara replying Ke1, exposing his King to a check on h4.
 
   Mar-06-18 Lombardy vs Reshevsky, 1956 (replies)
 
sycophante: Just came across this tactical shot on chesstempo. Found it in 9 minutes! It must be very hard to find OTB.
 
   Oct-31-17 Mamedyarov vs D Svetushkin, 2017
 
sycophante: 15.e4 in regards of 15...dxe4? 16.Ndxb5! with double threats : Rxd8 or Nc7 Maybe Black overlooked 22.Nxb5 when he played 20.Ne4? 25.e6! is such a little gem. Everything else is superb too. So much fun. An other game from Grandmaster Mamedyarov to enjoy watching over and over ...
 
   Apr-21-17 L Van Vliet vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1907
 
sycophante: Except for guarding g4, was 15.h3 achieving anything else for White?
 
   Mar-17-17 V Diu vs Wei Yi, 2017 (replies)
 
sycophante: Wei Yi losing in 19 moves? With 13...h4 he might have overlooked White's reply 14.f4. White got the excellent f4 and c4 squares for his bishops.
 
   Mar-02-17 Caruana vs Ponomariov, 2014
 
sycophante: What's the strategic idea behind 12.b3, compared to an immediate g4 push? It looks very counterintuitive to weaken the c3 pawn and the a3 square.
 
   Feb-03-17 Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava (replies)
 
sycophante: He doesn't seem to have a website or a blog. I'd like to follow his current activities, tournaments. According to 2700chess.com he plays sometimes in the Swedish league, but what is he up to now?
 
   Nov-27-16 Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 (replies)
 
sycophante: <st.dvy: Now the Berlin is still causing so much trouble for white at the highest levels, that many 1.e4 players are actually switching...> For instance? Could someone give a few examples of players who effectively stopped playing e4 because of the Berlin? I hear this ...
 
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