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Member since Jan-19-02 · Last seen Feb-01-15
I live in South Florida USA. Rated USCF ~1800

A long time ago I was a new player in a Miami chess park, and one of the stronger players thought I had real talent, so he suggested that I play the park champ, a Cuban master. After the master destroyed me in a few blitz games, the question was posed, "Is he any good?" The answer I took as a great compliment: "Ehh... he tries to be sneaky."

The greatest chess player of all time is Robert James Fischer. The greatest chess problemist of all time is Sam Loyd. The greatest chess site of all time is!

Other players who I admire:

<Morphy> Possibly the greatest natural chess talent ever. Like Steinitz who followed, he taught the world how the game should really be played. <Najdorf> He was smart enough to make his money outside of chess, so he played for the pure joy of it. <Tal> Proved that even in the modern era, chess is an art more than a science. <Blackburne> Sacrificed his queen more times than I've had hot meals. <Diemer> One of the most original thinkers the game ever has known. His ideas were not always right, but they were HIS ideas. <Topalov> He hates draws so much he'll gladly risk losing to avoid one. I can forgive him for the Elista debacle; his chess is payment enough. <Lembit Oll> When on the attack, Lembit Oll said "Dambit All!" <Kasparov> Strive for perfection, one move at a time. <Alekhine> Swashbuckling play culminating in booming sacrifices.

And countless others: Nezhmetdinov, Shirov, Nunn, Shabalov, Nakamura, Carlsen, basically, anybody with cojones.

You can find me on FICS ( ... and lately, on ICC as well. I'll gladly play anybody within 1000 points of my rating.

>> Click here to see sneaky's game collections. Full Member
   Current net-worth: 11,207 chessbucks
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   Sneaky has kibitzed 13019 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-29-15 Mamedyarov vs T Nyback, 2005 (replies)
Sneaky: My computer noticed that it would be a smidgen more accurate to insert 44...Qe1+ Ka3 before playing ...Qxe5. Not that it really matters.
   Jan-27-15 Fischer vs J Rubinstein, 1971
Sneaky: <Helios727: What happens if 19...gxf5 ?> I'm pretty sure it's a forced win: 20.g6! fxg6 21.Rxg6+! hxg6 22.Qxg6+ Kh8 23.Qh6+ Kg8 24.Rg1+ Kf7 25.Qg6# Sac sac mate!
   Jan-27-15 Louis F Stumpers (replies)
Sneaky: <1/0! + 1/1! + 2/2! + 3/3! + 5/4! + 8/5! + 13/6! + ... ?> I can see it's bigger than 2 but knowing how big factorials grow it probably won't make it to three, so my money is on "e". I'm just kidding. I have no idea how to approach that.
   Jan-26-15 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
Sneaky: I always find myself always betting on the underdogs to win a tournament, because the odds are so good. And by "underdogs" I mean, anybody who is not Magnus Carlsen. So I'll have 500 on Aronian, 500 on Caruana, even a few shekels on Ivanchuk. 75:1 odds on Chuky? That sounds pretty ...
   Jan-21-15 I Theodorovich vs L Day, 1962 (replies)
Sneaky: <I don't get the "Green".> Lawrence Day was in his early twenties, he was "green'; inexperienced.
   Jan-19-15 Sneaky chessforum (replies)
Sneaky: Thanks guys! 13 years on Chessgames as of today. Wow, hard to imagine.
   Jan-15-15 Ding Liren vs Ivanchuk, 2015 (replies)
Sneaky: Ivanchuk can beat any chess player on the planet. He can also lose to just about anybody. The true wildcard.
   Jan-15-15 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
Sneaky: For best game collection I vote Game Collection: best of 2014 by <Chnebelgrind> (how appropriate) For most informed I vote <SwitchingQuylthulg>.
   Jan-11-15 zanzibar chessforum (replies)
Sneaky: Hey zanzibar, I wrote a message to you on the Kibitzer's Café but predictably it got buried underneath mountains of jukebox posts. Thought you'd enjoy it, as I gather you're a deadhead.
   Jan-11-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Sneaky: <zanzibar> You're a deadhead of some sort, obviously. Tell me what you think of my theory: St. Stephen is actually a radical rearrangement of the traditional folk ballad "Little Sadie". Before milk comes out of your nose in laugher, let me explain. First, understand St. Stephen
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  Sneaky: <Bart Simpson's playing a simul and gets checkmated at the same time by all his opponents cracked me up.> That's straight from the Russian folktales of Ossip Bender.

You see Ossip, posing as a grandmaster, arranged an "exhibition" for a moderate fee. He opened with 1.e4 on every single board, and the club, who had been studying some particular line in the Ruy Lopez, all responded with ...Nc6. Ossip again played the same move, and so did the crowd. Deep into the opening they went, until Ossip committed a horrific blunder on every single board allowing the entire club to checkmate him on the same move.

As usual with these tales, the vignette ends with Ossip escaping through a window as he's chased by a mob of furious chess players.

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  Check It Out: The Simpsons goes deep in to Russian folklore - genius!
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  kogyithaung: Dear Mr. Sneaky Thanks a lot for the story of Ossip played I love the story for a fun HAHAHA long time not laugh. May I asked didn't you run like Ossip before or didn't you play Ruylopez again?
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  Tiggler: <Sneaky> This is my first annual greeting on your chessforum. Happy May 7th!
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  Tiggler: I googled deviled ham and found:

And then I found your g'friend's avatar:


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  Sneaky: LOL thanks Tiggler, that's precious.

By the way, I hope you had a nice Fibonacci day, 5/8/13 ;-)

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  Tiggler: <Sneaky> Oops I missed Fibonacci day in the US, but I can celebrate it with our European friends on 5th August, or wait till August 13th, 2134.
Aug-08-13  The Last Straw: ♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♫&#-
Aug-08-13  The Last Straw: AARgh...
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  Sneaky: Dear diary: Today I found the long lost composition of Genrikh Kasparian that features two crazy-queens in one fabulous study.

My mission at Chessgames is complete.

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  gauer: Hi <Sneaky>. WCC Editing Project chessforum was looking for a similar solution to your own.
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  wordfunph: Sneaky, maligayang pasko!
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  Sneaky: Happy X-Mas / Ramadan / Kwanzaa / Chanukah / Diwali / Festivus to everybody!

And have a great new year!

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  Mating Net: This GOTD merits a place in your Underpromotions game collection. S Schweber vs B Wexler, 1964
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  Annie K.: <Sneaky> Hi, well said at the cg forum. :)

BTW, are you familiar with your "namesake" game series by the very talented developer SelfDefiant?

Here's a small selection:

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  Sneaky: Thanks Annie! I think I probably spoke for most of the longtime users. If we appear to be an elitist club, it intimidates new people.

< my "namesake" game series > No I've never heard of that! Very funny, thanks, it made me laugh.

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  Sneaky: It's a bit premature to pop open the bubbly, but next March will be the "Pi Day" of the millennium. If you wait until a little bit after 9:26:53 in the morning, the time will be:

3-14-15 9:26:53

Make your party plans now, this will be the blow-out blast for math nerds everywhere.

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  Sneaky: A video I really enjoyed, Numberphile explains the meaning of the graph theory problem in the movie Good Will Hunting:

As it turns out, it's not as hard of a problem as the movie made it out to be. But it is a real problem.

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  wordfunph: <Sneaky> Merry Christmas!
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  Sneaky: I hereby decree that this the official page for deadheads who use Chessgames:

∞♔∞∞ Garcia ∞∞♔∞

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  Penguincw: Congrats on reaching 13 000 posts. And in a couple of days, you'll reach 13 years as well. Congrats. :)
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  technical draw: I concur with <Penguincw>, <Sneaky>. Congratulations on your longevity!
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  Sneaky: Thanks guys!

13 years on Chessgames as of today. Wow, hard to imagine.

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  Penguincw: Happy 13th anniversary! :)
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  wordfunph: <Sneaky> cheers!
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