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Member since Jun-24-16 · Last seen Mar-17-18

Maybe an average player. Chess is one of the best games for promoting inner peace. I love the quiet.

In the history of chess in the last two hundred years, certain players stand out. For example, Steinitz, Alekhine and Fischer, whose lives cover the years 1836-2008.

As you can see by the following timeline, Alekhine's life overlaps slightly with the other two:

Steinitz 5/14/1836 to 8/12/1900
Alekhine 10/31/1892 to 3/24/1946
Fischer 3/9/1943 to 1/17/2008

The list of famous (or not so famous players, is an ongoing project, I have tried to include as many of the great players as possible, but I know that many are not on my list yet, and if you see someone that needs to be added, say so on my forum below and I will add them even though, perhaps, this list is already long enough.

I add players that I like as well as the notable ones, there are many child prodigies emerging who have not yet become a "household word").

I now have over 100 players listed, and I am sure there are hundreds more that I could include.

Here are some famous players:

Zhansaya Abdumalik 2007 to 2016 FIDE=2381

Michael Adams

Espen Agdestein

Simen Agdestein

Varuzhan Akobian

Alexander Alekhine 1903 to 1946

Viswanathan Anand 1984 to 2016 FIDE=2770

Adolf Anderssen

Ulf Andersson 1967 to 2014 FIDE=2516

Levon Aronian 1993 to 2016 FIDE=2784

Suat Atalik

Evgeny Bareev

Alexander Beliavsky 1967 to 2016 FIDE=2624

Emanuel Berg

Ossip Bernstein

Istvan Bilek

Sidney Norman Bernstein 1926 to 1987 (player of the day 7/13/16)

Henry Edward Bird 1849 to 1903 (player of the day 7/14/16)

Joseph Henry Blackburne 1861 to 1916

Milko Bobotsov

Viktor Bologan

Mikhail Botvinnik

David Bronstein 1938 to 1997 FIDE=2432

Jose Raul Capablanca 1893 to 1941

Magnus Carlsen 1999 to 2016 FIDE=2851

Pontus Carlsson

Fabiano Caruana

Li Chao

Irving Chernev 1921 to 1944

Mikhail Chigorin 1874 to 1907

Alexey Dreev

Pavel Eljanov

Max Euwe

Robert James Fischer 1953 to 1992 FIDE=2780

Lubomir Ftacnik

Vugar Gashimov

Boris Gelfand 1982 to 2016 FIDE=2777

Efim Geller 1946 to 1995

Anish Giri 2005 to 2016 FIDE=2790

Svetozar Gligoric 1939 to 2007 FIDE=2447

Stephen Gordon

Alexander Grischuk 1992 to 2016 FIDE=2752

Jon Ludvig Hammer 2000 to 2016 FIDE=2689

Wang Hao

Pentala Harikrishna

Vlastimil Hort 1959 to 2012 FIDE=2428

Vassily Ivanchuk

Borislav Ivkov 1948 to 2013 FIDE=2402

Dmitry Jakovenko

Vlastimil Jansa

Gawain Jones

Gata Kamsky

Anatoly Karpov 1961 to 2015 FIDE=2628

Sergey Karjakin 2000 to 2016 FIDE=2779

Garry Kasparov 1973 to 2016 FIDE=2812

Raymond Keene

Paul Keres

Alexander Khalifman

Ratmir Kholmov 1946 to 2005 FIDE=2432

Viktor Korchnoi 1945 to 2015 FIDE=2499

Nadezhda Kosintseva

Vladimir Kramnik 1984 to 2016 FIDE=2801

Emanuel Lasker 1889 to 1940

Bent Larsen 1948 to 2008 FIDE=2415

Peter Leko 1989 to 2015 FIDE=2705

Ding Liren

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Turkan Mamedjarova

Zeinab Mamedjarova

Frank James Marshall 1893 to 1944

Luke McShane

Anthony Miles 1967 to 2001 FIDE=2669

Alexander Morozevich 1990 to 2016 FIDE=2683

Paul Morphy 1848 to 1869

Sergei Movsesian

Miguel Najdorf 1926 to 1996

Hikaru Nakamura 1995 to 2016 FIDE=2787

David Navara

Ian Nepomniachtchi

Aron Nimzowitsch

John Nunn

Alexander Onischuk

Louis Paulsen 1857 to 1889

Leinier Dominguez Perez

Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian 1942 to 1983 FIDE=2645

François André Philidor

Harry Nelson Pillsbury 1890 to 1905

Judit Polgar 1984 to 2014 FIDE=2675

Zsofia Polgar 1982 to 2002 FIDE=2450

Zsuzsa Polgar 1977 to 2006 FIDE=2577

Lajos Portisch

Omar Almeida Quintana

Richard Rapport

Teimour Radjabov

Richard Reti

Samuel Reshevsky

Ray Robson

Oleg Romanishin

Akiba Rubinstein

Samuel Sevian

Alexey Shirov

Nigel Short

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   truepacifism has kibitzed 234 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-04-18 truepacifism chessforum (replies)
truepacifism: the superbowl thoughts comments etc etc??????
   Feb-04-18 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
truepacifism: woops I invented a new word
   Dec-09-17 Caruana vs W So, 2017 (replies)
truepacifism: Carlsen Adams
   Aug-20-17 chessforum (replies)
truepacifism: the muppet show, maybe and very funny, or more like animal farm Yes, this is not the forum for the Rogoff controversy, let the posts remain there for a reminder, but create a new page for politics. anyway just a thought, I don't post there at that page very much for obvious ...
   Jul-30-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
truepacifism: Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
   Jun-08-17 Kramnik vs W So, 2017 (replies)
truepacifism: Looks like a possible draw. That would be my guess at this point.
   Nov-08-16 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
truepacifism: "infralapsarianism, sublapsarianism, and supralapsarianism." and? Have you come up with anything on them? (I mean, like many people I am also tired of this long election cycle and wouldn't mind a distraction)
   Oct-05-16 Kramnik vs Tomashevsky, 2016 (replies)
truepacifism: I guess so; I posted that before I saw the move.
   Oct-01-16 A Giri vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2016 (replies)
truepacifism: Draw. I think soon.
   Sep-26-16 A Giri vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
truepacifism: Definately looks like it's going to be a draw to me. Perhaps there is a very slim chance that it won't be, but I can't see anything that would indicate otherwise.
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  diceman: <And, assuming that I do not either, the best that could normally be hoped for would be stalemate after stalemate.">

Whoa, that's close to an error.

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  truepacifism: I must say I'm really disappointed with this site. I do participate in the betting game, but other that I have lost interest in coming here.
Jan-17-17  Boomie: <truepacifism: I must say I'm really disappointed with this site.>

Perhaps contributing analysis would increase your interest.

This is one of the most analyzed games ever. There is commentary by Alekhine and Reti. CG's analysts tried to track down a defense for black. We got close but no cigar, I'm afraid.

Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924

Or find a game you like and work on it. Your chess will be improved by this work.

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  wordfunph: <truepacifism> Congratulations for winning the ChessBookie 2017 Fall Leg!
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  truepacifism: thanks wordfunph
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  truepacifism: Here is a random opening. Black to move next:

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Dec-19-17  Boomie: Qb6 looks tasty. It prevents Bb5+ and hits b2. White looks awkward after Qb6.
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  truepacifism: If I were white I'd respond by protecting b2 with Qe2. The only other way to protect the pawn is by b3 or b4. My hunch is that Qe2 is better.
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  whiteshark: I would sac b2 with Nd2/Rb1/Bb5+/0-0
Well, I'm a passionate Gambiteer.
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  truepacifism: 8. Nd2 Qxb2 9. Rb1 Qxa2 10. Bxb8 Rxb8 11. Bb5+ Kd8
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Dec-19-17  Boomie: Qf4 attacks the Rb8 and defends the Nd2. White can castle next but will this rather huge lead in development equal two pawns?
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  whiteshark: Taking on b8 doesn't seem the best way (development-wise or tempo-wise).

<10.Rxb7 Nbd7 11.Bb5> e.g. <11...e6 12.0-0 Rd8 13.c4>

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Black is still two moves away from castling and lacks piece co-ordination. All for a single pawn.

Dec-20-17  Boomie: Another thing to consider is that taking the pawns is anti-thematic. The point of Qb6 is to make white's development awkward. Taking the pawns helps white's development. Therefore black should continue with his development after Qb6. The threat of taking the pawns is (perhaps) more powerful than its execution.
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  Penguincw: Happy Holidays <truepacifism>. Good luck in the upcoming Chessbookie Championship leg.
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  truepacifism: Thanks Penguincw.

I realized that I just have plain too much going on right, so I don't have a lot of time to respond to the discussion which I started regarding that specific opening. Working full time and having many other distractions, which I need to address makes it difficult to post here on a regular basis.

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  truepacifism: the superbowl thoughts comments etc etc??????
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  OhioChessFan: Go Eagles!
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  OhioChessFan: Foles caught a pass, Brady dropped one. 14 pt swing.
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  OhioChessFan: Nice tribute to Prince.
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  OhioChessFan: Brady way off target tonight.
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  OhioChessFan: Not a catch in my book.
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  offramp: Is it on at the moment? It is 2:30 am in London!
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  OhioChessFan: 3:09 Eagles need another first down.
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