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Member since Jul-06-16 · Last seen Oct-21-19
Formerly posted as "Jim Bartle."

Starting today February 18 I am going to address all kibitzers either by their full usernames or by non-pejorative abbreviations.

I made a brief exception for <thefocus>. who deserved it.

Now I'm making more exceptions, especially for <big terrrorist sympathizer> because of his sympathy and justification for Darren Osborne's actions. Full Member

   saffuna has kibitzed 38780 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-21-19 Kenneth S Rogoff
saffuna: <Like I said, people will believe what they want to believe.> Yeah, Trump thought it made him look good. The general public reaction suggests he was mistaken.
   Oct-21-19 Grand Swiss IoM (2019) (replies)
saffuna: <You forgot the word pampered.> My memory isn't what it once was.
   Oct-21-19 Jeremy Lim (replies)
saffuna: <if Sabathia did roids he needs to get his money back.> Zing! A few years ago Don McLean, a skinny forward, was suspended for taking steroids. Charles Barkley came to his defense, sort of, saying "I've seen Don McLean naked, and he doesn't use steroids."
   Oct-21-19 D Anton Guijarro vs Grischuk, 2019
saffuna: <I think the answer is 11...Nh6 <12. Qb3> Ng8 <13. Qxd5!> gxh4 14. Qe5 with huge complications, but White has two pawns and a big lead in development for the piece.> King says of this variation, with the black knight back on g8 again and the queen in the center, ...
   Oct-20-19 Carlsen vs M Matlakov, 2019 (replies)
saffuna: Carlsen had a totally dominating position after 33. Qf5. He took a lot of time. I don't see why he just didn't go in for the kill with 35. Qe8+.
   Oct-20-19 Nakamura vs Aronian, 2019 (replies)
saffuna: <One game of the top boards has just finished at move 18 draw agree.> That was probably due to perpetual check.
   Oct-19-19 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2019 (replies)
saffuna: <After 17.Qa7 Engine on Chessbomb was showing 17...Bb6 and 0.75+ for white. Engine thought the sacrifice attack is not perpet for black?> Carlsen thought a long time on that mov 17. Maybe he was wondering whether winning the pawn was worth opening the a-file in front of his ...
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