"The worship of Caissa is, however, so alluring, so fascinating, that the mind, after an interval of repose, returns to it with renewed vigour, greater hope, and redoubled erergy, intent on wresting the palm of victory from the majority of opponents. "
*** The Gentleman's Magazine, 1881
I played competitive chess as a kid inspired by the 1978 match Korchnoi vs. Karpov, and chessgames.com has renewed my enthusiasm for the game. I play occasionally at chess.com and gameknot.com, with more or less accuracy.
I think the greatest players are/were Kasparov, Fischer, Capablanca, Alekhine, Lasker, Morphy, Anand, and Kramnik, but my favorite players are Tal, Nezhmetdinov and Bronstein.
Up-and-comers I like: Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Anish Giri and Fabiano Caruana.
Other interests include:
Karate, music, reading, food, drink, people, business, hard rock, guitars, scrabble, poker, weightlifting, performance, competition, action, lounging, being lazy, gardening, movies, sleeping, and working outside in bad weather.
***Useful Chess Links***
Play online chess:
Live blitz commentary and game reviews: http://www.youtube.com/kingscrusher
Name pronunciation by User: Annie K.:
Chess documentaries posted by User: JessicaFischerQueen:
Improve your chess:
Live ratings: http://www.2700chess.com/
Game database: http://www.365chess.com/
Namilov Endgame Tablebase: http://www.k4it.de/?topic=egtb&lang...
ChessGames.com Statistics Page
PGN Upload Utility
Pun Submission Page
Game of the Day Archive
Fischerandom Chess Generator
Gift Membership Page
Gift Membership Page (The Rinus Scholarship)
Various chess stats:
Historical Chess archives:
Article by User: hms123 on the Chessgames.com World Team (p. 32-35): http://content.yudu.com/A1t744/Ches...
Amazing game collections:
Phony Benoni's Game Collections
suenteus po 147's Game Collections
kevin86's Game Collections
SwitchingQuylthulg's Game Collections
TheAlchemist's Game Collections
MorphyMatt's Game Collections
Awesome profiles on this site:
Lots of game collections here: User: Benzol
Photos: User: brankat
Game Mapping Project: User: Bridgeburner
Lots of useful links: User: hms123
Tons of Robert J Fischer here: User: jessicafischerqueen
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