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cu8sfan
Member since Mar-22-04
I live in <♖Switzerland♖>. I've been playing chess since I was eight with some breaks in between. At present I am 40.

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Before I forget: Chess isn't my only passion. <Go Cubs!> <This will be the year!> -- Well blimey! it was the year!!!

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   cu8sfan has kibitzed 6675 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-28-17 cu8sfan chessforum
 
cu8sfan: <Fusilli: Nice puzzle today. It must have been thrilling to play a world champion.> Thanks! It was a lot of fun, I only wish I'd have played a little bit better. :-) He really put me under pressure.
 
   Mar-28-17 Spassky vs M Bieler, 2009 (replies)
 
cu8sfan: <offramp: Wonderful notes by the loser. I'd love to see a book of about 50 simul games with memories from the loser.> That's a great idea, I would buy such a book!
 
   Nov-30-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
 
cu8sfan: I'm ready! Hope it will be more fun than that last game. :-)
 
   Nov-28-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
 
cu8sfan: Quite disappointing. I would have thought at least one of the players would rather win it in a real game than in tiebreakers. I don't like the idea of this tiebreak system. It's like settling a tied tennis match by playing table tennis.
 
   Nov-03-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
cu8sfan: Yup! We did it. And in dramatic fashion, too! <Cubs> have won the <World Series>!
 
   Sep-29-16 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
cu8sfan: I just got back from Zurich Film Festival, watching Benjamin Ree's documentary "Magnus" ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5471480/ ). It is a documentary that covers the years from when Magnus was 4 until winning the championship against Anand in 2013. I immensly enjoyed the movie! It ...
 
   Jun-07-16 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
 
cu8sfan: RIP, Viktor! Thank you for your games.
 
   Aug-23-15 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
 
cu8sfan: I just happen to be in Norway and they are broadcasting the game live on national TV.
 
   Jul-19-15 Dana N Mackenzie
 
cu8sfan: <oddodddodo> Thanks for the insights! I love wacky openings and wish you great success using them. :-)
 
   Dec-26-14 wordfunph chessforum (replies)
 
cu8sfan: Merry Christmas to you too! :-)
 
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Oct-19-16
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  HeMateMe: We'll see more of you if the Cubs finally break through and win the Series? Go Cubbies!
Oct-21-16
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  cu8sfan: <HeMateMe> Yeah! Go Cubs!!! :-)
Oct-21-16
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  YouRang: I find myself rooting somewhat for both the Dodgers (my home team) and the Cubs.

At this point, I'm hoping that Kershaw can make force a seventh game. After that, may the best team win. :-)

Oct-21-16
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  saffuna: Unfortunately the Cubs in the Series this year will/would be a bit of an anti-climax, because it will mean one of the teams with the long drought will definitely win: Cleveland or Chicago.

Now if Cleveland had had a bit more luck in game seven in 1997...

Oct-23-16
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  YouRang: Well, congrats to all of the Cubs fans out there! The 71-year streak is over. Now they can go to work on the 108 year streak!

Dodgers seemed to run out of gas after the first 3 games...

Oct-23-16
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  cu8sfan: I never thought I would live to see the <Cubs> win a pennant - now all they need is four more wins! :-)
Oct-23-16
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  saffuna: <I never thought I would live to see the <Cubs> win a pennant - now all they need is four more wins! :-)>

I can understand why. The Cubs had lost six straight games where a win would have sent them to the Series. Three in 1984 and threee in 2003.

Nov-03-16
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  cu8sfan: I think this is the happiest day of my life!
Nov-03-16
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  Stonehenge: Congrats man :)
Nov-03-16
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  tpstar: <cu8sfan> Congratulations!
Nov-03-16
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  ketchuplover: <high fives cu8sfan>
Nov-03-16
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  cu8sfan: Thank you, my dear friends! Every year for the last 20 years I told my boss if the <Cubs> play in the World Series, I'll be off to Chicago. For 20 years I was saving money to make sure it would happen. My boss always laughed it off, and now I'm here, what a party that was last night at <Wrigley>, I saw the Cubs lose game 4 7-2, but always thought they'd come back. As a baseball fan, this game 7 was one for the ages, one of the best baseball games I've ever seen. As a Cubs fan, the party that followed, people hugging on the streets, highfiving each other, I'm still speechless. To all my friends from Cleveland, hang in there, your time will come, and it will be great celebrating!
Nov-03-16
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  Travis Bickle: Congrats!
Nov-03-16
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  YouRang: Finally! And what a game that was! The looooong wait has ended. Congrats to all the <Cu8sfan>s out there!
Nov-03-16
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  YouRang: I don't know about you, but I always had the feeling that if the Cubs ever won a World Series, it would never be a relatively easy 4, 5, or even 6 game series. It would have to go the full seven games, and that game would go down to the wire.

Funny how feelings like that sometimes play out in real life. :-)

Kind of a bummer for Cleveland fans, but hey, they won the last basketball championship, so they can wait a little longer for baseball.

Nov-03-16
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  WannaBe: <Cu8sfan> Funny graphics on TV last night before the game started, it had stats from StubHub on the average cost of the tickets during the series.

Cheapest ticket price & highest ticket price, but the one thing that caught my eye, was this line:

<Countries outside of US that have purchased tickets: 16>

(I think it was 16... could have been higher/lower). One of the 16 was you, I'm guessing.

Nov-03-16
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  OhioChessFan: I really had no rooting interest but wanted a good series. I got that big time.
Nov-03-16
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  saffuna: <It would have to go the full seven games, and that game would go down to the wire.>

Not only that, they had the final game won, then blew the lead, then won in extras.

Nov-03-16
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  Travis Bickle: <saffuna> That's because Maddon gave the hook to his starting pitcher too soon..
Nov-03-16
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  saffuna: I'll agree with that. Once it's the postseason, it seems pitchers are gone as soon as they give up a run or two.
Nov-04-16
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  cu8sfan: <<Countries outside of US that have purchased tickets: 16>

(I think it was 16... could have been higher/lower). One of the 16 was you, I'm guessing.>

This is so awesome, I would have thought that list would be much longer.

Nov-04-16
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  OhioChessFan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYR...
Nov-17-16
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  cu8sfan: If you miss baseball, listen to the daily (yes, DAILY, even during the off-season) Sully Baseball podcast: https://soundcloud.com/sullybasebal.... Make sure to listen to the episode where Sully and I talk about how I lived through game 7 in Chicago: https://soundcloud.com/sullybasebal...
Mar-28-17
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  Fusilli: Nice puzzle today. It must have been thrilling to play a world champion.
Mar-28-17
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  cu8sfan: <Fusilli: Nice puzzle today. It must have been thrilling to play a world champion.> Thanks! It was a lot of fun, I only wish I'd have played a little bit better. :-) He really put me under pressure.
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