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Member since Aug-22-06
<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. <(°!°)>>

Feel free to visit whiteshark's Game Collections (<my quicklink only: <<<<>>>>>>)

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   whiteshark has kibitzed 30749 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-06-15 Kasparov vs Smyslov, 1984
whiteshark: "The ninth game was adjourned on Friday*, with the 63-year-old Smyslov writing his 44th move on his score sheet and sealing it in the referee's envelope. However, overnight analysis convinced the former world champion that further play was useless against Kasparov's bishop-pair ...
   Mar-06-15 European Individual Championship (2015) (replies)
whiteshark: Saturday is a rest day, the final round will start on Sunday 8 March at <13:00 CET>
   Mar-06-15 Alapin vs Tarrasch, 1898 (replies)
whiteshark: Sveshnikov's comment on <2...Qa5>: "It is amazing that it should be Tarrasch himself who made such a move! A queen sortie like this will not even equalize, let alone refute the system."
   Mar-06-15 Kasparov vs Smyslov, 1984
whiteshark: <17...f5! 18.axb5 cxb5 19.Rxa6 Bxa6 20.Nc5 Qxc5! 21.dxc5 Rxd1 22.Rxd1 b4!> [DIAGRAM] is unclear accto Kasparov.
   Mar-06-15 Morales
whiteshark: The floggings will continue until Morales improves.
   Mar-06-15 Ivanchuk vs Ganguly, 2014 (replies)
whiteshark: Aargh, missed the winning 35.Ne6+ and went nuts thereafter.
   Mar-06-15 Browne vs M Damjanovic, 1971 (replies)
whiteshark: The best thing about my alter ego is his alter ego. ;)
   Mar-06-15 Pyke chessforum
whiteshark: <Pyke> Among other things The World team is still undefeated with 3 more wins since 2012. and with the help of many volunteers from the Biographer Bistro , cg gave them the opportunity to write/create historical tournament intros/pages. Their efforts/results can be found ...
   Mar-05-15 Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 (replies)
whiteshark: Ok, if necessary, let's continue here: Petrosian - Hübner Candidates Quarterfinal (1971)
   Mar-04-15 technical draw chessforum (replies)
whiteshark: <technical defecation> Let's talk poop - what does it tell you?
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Rapture of deep chess

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He who wants to educate himself in Chess must evade what is dead in Chess...the habit of playing with inferior opponents; the custom of avoiding difficult tasks; the weakness of uncritically taking over variations or rules discovered by others; the vanity which is self-sufficient; the incapacity for admitting mistakes; in brief, everything that leads to standstill or to anarchy.

-- Emanuel Lasker

Oct-05-13  john barleycorn: <whiteshark:

...the habit of playing with inferior opponents; the custom of avoiding difficult tasks; the weakness of uncritically taking over variations or rules discovered by others; the vanity which is self-sufficient; the incapacity for admitting mistakes; in brief, everything that leads to standstill or to anarchy.

-- Emanuel Lasker>

Are you on Florida Fritzchen's ignore list?

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  whiteshark: If this probing question keeps you awake at night you better still ask reverse side, bioengineered <barleycorn> sock puppet.

In diesem Sinne noch einen schönen Tag ...

Oct-08-13  Sharpen Your Tactics: Yes. not the Elephant but just appreciated the controlled wild play of Corbin.
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“We should tackle <reality> in a slightly jokey way, otherwise we miss its point.”

― Lawrence Durrell

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  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

< I didn't know the theory, but that doesn't matter. Normally in modern chess if you have positional skills you will find the theoretical lines yourself--the theoretical moves, or maybe even better. >

-- Aronian

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  whiteshark: "Es ist im Leben wie im Schachspiel: wir entwerfen <einen Plan>: dieser bleibt jedoch bedingt durch das, was im Schachspiel dem Gegner, im Leben dem <Schicksal> zu tun belieben wird. Die Modifikationen, welche hierdurch unser Plan erleidet, sind meistens so groß, daß er in der Ausführung kaum noch an einigen Grundzügen zu erkennen ist."

-- Arthur Schopenhauer

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  whiteshark: I hear the message well but lack Faith's constant trust.
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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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