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<Oops, I'm still alive! It will probably be a very nice day!

< NN chess enthusiast from Germany. <°)))o>><

< Heaven knows, we all make mistakes. That's life, and chess. <>> (Woody Allen)

< Choices are the hinges of destiny. <<>>>>(Pythagoras)

< If you change one thing - you change everything <<<>>>>

<Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless. <(°!°)>>

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   whiteshark has kibitzed 30972 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-17-15 YouRang chessforum (replies)
whiteshark: D'oh I complete missed round 1. Round 2 Adams - Caruana 0-1 Carlsen - Mamedyarov 1-0 Vachier-Lagrave - Anand 1/2 Giri - Mamedov 1/2 Kramnik - So 1/2
   Apr-17-15 Kramnik vs Adams, 2015 (replies)
whiteshark: Looks like an <E06: Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3 > to me.
   Apr-17-15 W So vs Akobian, 2015 (replies)
whiteshark: What exactly should I write on there ??? <f.o.r.f.e.i.t _ w.i.n>!
   Apr-17-15 Kramnik vs W So, 2015 (replies)
whiteshark: Note to So: No! notes!
   Apr-17-15 Mamedyarov vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
whiteshark: Game Collection: 47k_RB:R (no pawns)
   Apr-17-15 Anand vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
whiteshark: This game could have gone in a different way if only ...
   Apr-17-15 Gashimov Memorial (2015) (replies)
whiteshark: Giri must have miscalculated when going for <Nf6-g4xf2>.
   Apr-16-15 AVRO (1938) (replies)
whiteshark: <Petrosianic> Regarding <Euwe> In Dec 39 / Jan 40 he lost a <match vs Keres> 6.5 : 7.5. [his AVRO38 result aside, I think this disqualifies Euwe as challenger, compared to Keres] In March 40 he played a 5 rounds tournament in <Budapest> (mainly to see ...
   Apr-16-15 M Yudovich Sr. vs E Arnlind, 1974
whiteshark: Back in the 1980 I read a small annotated game in a chess column of a tabloid pressmagazine, that is still kind of vivid in my memory: Because of that Eric Alfons Arnlind is a name I always connect with this game and his desperate 14 days of hard research for a move after ...
   Apr-16-15 E Arnlind vs S Bernstein, 1965 (replies)
whiteshark: Back in the 1980 I read a small annotated game in a chess column of a tabloid pressmagazine, that is still kind of vivid in my memory: Because of that Eric Alfons Arnlind is a name I always connect with M Yudovich Sr. vs E Arnlind, 1974 and his 14 days of hard research for a move
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  whiteshark: <Faith: <Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence <>>>
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  whiteshark: 10 Facts About Great White Sharks:
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  WCC Editing Project: My dear <shark>,

Thanks so much for your diligence and your invaluable aid to our project.

I am elated by your latest find!

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  Karpova: <Wo wir eine Eiche in der Kraft ihres Stammes und in der Ausbreitung ihrer Äste und den Massen ihrer Belaubung zu sehen wünschen, sind wir nicht zufrieden, wenn uns an Stelle dieser eine Eichel gezeigt wird.>
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  lost in space:

about tsunami bombs

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  Karpova: Thanks for the info about Altona. I just wanted to inform readers shortly about the location of the Simul. A "today" may have been appropriate.
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  whiteshark: Thanks to all for your postings!!!

Somehow I've been a bit tired and unimaginative lately. Now, while my premium will expire in the next 24 hours, I'll take that again as an opportunity to break for an indefinite period of time.


Nov-10-13  The Last Straw: HOW DARE YOU NOT PAY THE PREMMY BILLS!!!!!!!

lol, lol :)

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  whiteshark: hehe <The Last Straw>

You say hello ♪
and I say goodbye ♪
goodbye ♫ goodbye ♫ ♪

Nov-10-13  The Last Straw: Seriously, please stay! It's great to have you on his site and I find your posts very helpful. Thanks
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  tpstar: <whiteshark> Thank you very much for including my game in Game Collection: 97d_French Disasters -Teh Dark Side of Chess

Check this out = Saemisch vs Mieses, 1925

Keep teh faith. ;>D

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  whiteshark: Thanks for dropping by, <Tony>.

Aside of T Palmer vs W Surlow, 1998 I also integrated T Palmer vs K Noren, 1990 into a.m. collection. ;)

It often happened that these French miniatures also ended up in Game Collection: zz29_1838 (Ra8+Bc8 untouched) (this collection is relatively young - but I like the related pattern).


Well, this forum will automatically shut down tomorrow...

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  whiteshark: As it looks now I will remain here for some more time. So thank you <> for ruining my life for a further year or more.

<Goals according to the contract>:

- get a PITA Index of 200/+ asap

- reach 50k posts w/in a year

- spam the Kibitzer's Café with whatever you like

- use of proper Brutish grammar

signed w/Beer

Yours Odd Lie

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  tpstar: <whiteshark> You will like this major piece endgame = Dzindzichashvili vs Soltis, 1989
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  whiteshark: Thank you very much for posting <tpstar>! Great finding! It's not only in Game Collection: 03_Heavy pieces in action: pure QRR middlegames but also a rare ♙g6 motif for Game Collection: 55b_Middlegames_Sargnagel on h6 (or f6) || ...h3
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  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

" You know, all these lofty matters we have been studying - strategy and endless opening subtleties - are not the main thing. <The match will be decided, first and foremost, by our calculation reflexes during play, <or, as they say, who is better at doing 'you go there and I go here,'>> and no one knows how his mind will behave. "

-- Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian

How true!!!

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  Pyke: Hey <Whiteshark>,

thanks for the warm welcome!

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  tpstar: <whiteshark> You might like this major piece endgame = C Juarez Flores vs I Yarmonov, 2012
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  whiteshark: Thanks again, <tpstar>!
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  whiteshark: <profk> re Purdy vs M Napolitano, 1950

Check out for Purdy's annotations ;)

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  whiteshark: I've put some efforts into the intro of Game Collection: 0000_Bishop pair -how to get it in the opening recently, but now I think it's time to analyse the 'data' and draw some conclusions ...
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  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

<To be capable of conducting an endgame to the distant goal with clarity, firmness, and complete familiarity with all its tricks and traps is the sign of the first-class Master.>

Jacques Mieses

Wie wahr!

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  WinKing: Hi <whiteshark>. <lostemperor> will hold his prediction contest for the Gashimov Memorial if enough members sign up. Just wanted to let you know. :)
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  whiteshark: Thanks for the reminder, <WinKing>! I've put my prediction in place. ;)
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  lost in space: <Wie wahr>

Genau. Ich gehöre da leider nicht dazu, zu den first class mastern - nach der Definition.

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