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Member since Jan-28-02
I live in Owen Sound, ON and I have a very, very bad rating and I don't care. My favorite players are Alekhine, Botvinnik, Capablanca, Tchigorin, Shirov, Karpov, Spassky and of course Dolmatov. Among the "young" players I like Leko, Svidler and Radjabov (if you can call Leko and Svidler "young"). Theoretically, I enjoy the Ruy Lopez, Caro-Kann, King's Indian and Botvinnik Semi-Slav as Black ;) On FICS I am 'threeminutewarnin'.

Nezhmetdinov's Law - "He who analyzes blitz games is stupid"

no one ever learned anything by resigning? sure they did...what about humility? honor? sportsmanship?

i am playing the Sicilian for quote Viktor Korchnoi "is there not a resemblance between the Sicilian defender and the wrestler who begins the fight before he has climbed into the ring?" i'm totally that wrestler ;)

also, like korchnoi, i eat oatmeal every day in the hopes that i can stay mentally alert into my 70s

"Some openings were to be used as a surprise weapon and treated like a condom to be used once and never again!" - Nigel Short

"When a player is not in a good mood and loses it means his technique is not on a high level" - Geller ?

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I'm now an master (2300) on ICCF!

My goal for 2015 is to get a correspondence IM norm...and not to avoid the French at all.

"I may yet be forced to admit that the Winawer is sound. But I doubt it!" - Fischer

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   refutor has kibitzed 4741 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-03-17 refutor chessforum
refutor: I thought that the only semi-dodgy gambit I played was 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.b4!? until I played blitz today. do you know what my line is against the Grob? 1.g4 Nf6 - The Alekhine :)
   Feb-19-17 Capablanca vs D S Robinson, 1909
refutor: 1909 must have been a great time to play chess...can you imagine playing the Dragon and facing Be3, Be2 every game? must have been magical :)
   Dec-24-16 Santa Claus (replies)
refutor: Dear Santa, Merry Christmas to and all the help they've given me in the last 15 years(?) Merry Christmas all!
   Nov-23-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
refutor: <savagerules> before this game, white avoided the Marshall gambit by his move order
   Nov-21-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
refutor: must have hoped he had perpetual after 38.Nxe6 fxe6 39.Qe7+ Kg8 40.Qxf6 etc
   Nov-18-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
refutor: <ulhumbrus> that's very little to go on, considering the opposite coloured bishops
   Nov-14-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
refutor: <fischer would have won this> so would any past world champion with an adjournment :)
   Jan-30-16 Gelfand vs Ding Liren, 2015
refutor: nice technique by gelfand
   Jan-29-16 Carlsen vs Yifan Hou, 2016 (replies)
refutor: <these guys are good> yes but the world champion stands a head taller than the rest
   Oct-17-15 A Kochyev vs Gulko, 1977
refutor: I think 7. ...Nd7 allows Black to keep the pawn 8.Qxc4 Nb6 9.Qd3 with ...g6, ...e5
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  refutor: <midnightblue> you were asking about a pgn is a good one that works with blogger and others...

Oct-18-11  bronkenstein: Haha , had real good laugh reading that bio of yours xD

PS I`ll consider oatmeal tip seriously.

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  refutor: Happy 10th anniversary to me (in 20 minutes)...what a great website!
Nov-27-12  Memethecat: I have been enjoying your "Minority attack" game collection very much, thank you for assembling it.
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  refutor: woo hoo member for 2 more years...starting date January 28, how time flies :)

Peace and love

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  wordfunph: ref, Merry Christmas!
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  refutor: 2014 chess resolution(s)
1 - get an ICCF norm
2 - play one rated OTB game
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  wordfunph: ref, happy 2014!
Sep-10-14  Mating Net: Cheers <refutor>

I am going to be in Toronto at the end of October for a few days. Perhaps I can get the wife a couple of hours at the spa and we could play a few games. If you can't make it, perhaps you could direct me to a chess friendly coffee shop. Thanks and hope to hear from you.

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  refutor: i live two hours north of Toronto, so I'm probably not the best person to ask :)
Sep-23-14  Mating Net: Thanks for responding, I appreciate it. I just found out that my wife has us pretty well booked up with shopping/family so it would have been tough to get together ;(
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  wordfunph: <refutor> Merry Christmas!
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  refutor: here's a nice game I played from the Canadian Correspondence championship

[Event "CAN/C71/S (CAN)"]
[Site "ICCF"]
[Date "2015.1.26"]
[Round "-"]
[White "refutor"]
[Black "IM SD"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2325"]
[BlackElo "2341"]

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Nc3 d6 5.g3 g4 6.Nh4 f3 7.d4 Be7 8.Be3 Bxh4 9.gxh4 Qxh4+ 10.Bf2 Qh6 11.Nd5 Kd7 12.Bd3 c6 13.Be3 Qf8 14.Nc3 h5 15.Qd2 Ne7 16.O-O-O Ng6 17.Bc4 b6 18.e5 dxe5 19.h3 Kc7 20.hxg4 hxg4 21.Rxh8 Qxh8 22.d5 Bf5 23.Bg5 Kb7 24.dxc6+ Nxc6 25.Ne4 1-0

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Aug-21-15  morfishine: Hello <refutor> I just read your comment here from 13 years ago: Boleslavsky vs Bronstein, 1950 (kibitz #15)

I could not agree more. Too often, people around <CG> denigrate preparation, writing in a condescending manner as if prep is sneaky and cheating. Preparation is the most important tool of the chess master

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  refutor: <:)>
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  Knight13: <refutor> Merry Christmas.
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  wordfunph: ref, Merry Christmas!
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  refutor: merry Christmas to you guys as well :)
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  refutor: returning to OTB chess next weekend (just rapid, but still OTB!) doing tactics but still a little nervous
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  refutor: good return to tournament play, finished with 4/7 played an IM on the top board last round and won the class prize
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  WannaBe: <refutor> !! Y're back!

Yipee!!! =)

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  refutor: two year membership extension!! :)
Premium Chessgames Member We've known each other on this site for 15 years and a month. Crazy isn't it? Daniel
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  refutor: time flies when you're having fun :) keep up the GREAT work!
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  refutor: I thought that the only semi-dodgy gambit I played was 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.b4!? until I played blitz today. do you know what my line is against the Grob? 1.g4 Nf6 - The Alekhine :)
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