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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 31056 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-25-15 YouRang chessforum (replies)
whiteshark: Round 9: Mamedyarov - Adams 1-0 Caruana - Anand 1-0 Carlsen - Mamedov 1-0 Vachier-Lagrave - So 0-1 Giri - Kramnik 0-1
   Apr-25-15 V Tukmakov vs Korchnoi, 1970
whiteshark: <OhioChessFan: <Black's resignation might be quick at the club levle, but this is an easy win for a Super GM.>> Tukmakov who annotated this game in his biography* wrote: "Kortschnoi managed to make his 40th move just before his flag fell, but that was little ...
   Apr-25-15 M Khazankin vs V Bogdanov, 2013
whiteshark: Now bring us back to bingo in the nursing home...
   Apr-25-15 Mikhail Beilin (replies)
whiteshark: <zanzibar: I wonder if Soltis mentions him more in his <Soviet Chess> book?> Only marginally, most notably imo are: "Based on Stockholm, Kotov should have been considered a favorite. <But Mikhail Beilin , a member of the Soviet delegation>, felt Kotov had no ...
   Apr-25-15 Wesley So (replies)
whiteshark: <zborris8: <The Great Wes Shark>> hehe, good one! ;)
   Apr-25-15 Anand vs Mamedyarov, 2015 (replies)
whiteshark: D'oh, what a sudden end
   Apr-25-15 W So vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
whiteshark: Probably <28... Ba3 29. Rxb3 Bxb3 30. Qxb3> would have been critical. Hopefully the players will comment on it in the press conference.
   Apr-25-15 Biographer Bistro (replies)
whiteshark: <zanzibar: <why is the <ым> ending in one spelling and not the other?>> Just as hint: The Russian languange has 6 causes, and <ым> is the masculine ending of the 6th, <instrumental> cause. "The <instrumental case> is ...
   Apr-24-15 Anand vs Adams, 2015 (replies)
whiteshark: <24. ... Qd4 25. Rg4+ Kh8 26. Rh4 Qe3 27. Bf5 h6 28. Qb2 Rd6 29. Rf4 Kg7> was a silicon suggestion on
   Apr-24-15 Mamedyarov vs R Mamedov, 2015 (replies)
whiteshark: <keypusher: I hope it wasn't all home prep...> No worries... Their first big thinking time was on move 15: 15. 0-0 <17m53s> 15... 0-0 <27m22s> Black took also <22m14s> on move 19...Rc8.
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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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  tpstar: <whiteshark> You might like this major piece endgame = C Juarez Flores vs I Yarmonov, 2012
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  whiteshark: Thanks again, <tpstar>!
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  whiteshark: <profk> re Purdy vs M Napolitano, 1950

Check out for Purdy's annotations ;)

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  whiteshark: I've put some efforts into the intro of Game Collection: 0000_Bishop pair -how to get it in the opening recently, but now I think it's time to analyse the 'data' and draw some conclusions ...
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  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

<To be capable of conducting an endgame to the distant goal with clarity, firmness, and complete familiarity with all its tricks and traps is the sign of the first-class Master.>

Jacques Mieses

Wie wahr!

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  WinKing: Hi <whiteshark>. <lostemperor> will hold his prediction contest for the Gashimov Memorial if enough members sign up. Just wanted to let you know. :)
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  whiteshark: Thanks for the reminder, <WinKing>! I've put my prediction in place. ;)
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  lost in space: <Wie wahr>

Genau. Ich gehöre da leider nicht dazu, zu den first class mastern - nach der Definition.

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  whiteshark: The <Nigel> has landed, and that's within the German mainstream media. Ein fürchterlicher Artikel, selbst für Spiegelverhältnisse, und das soll schon etwas heißen. ;)

Dafür war der Kommentarbereich interessant, teilweise auch recht witzig. Mir gefielen aber besonders zwei dort gepostete und m.E. sehr lesenswerte links: über die unterschiedliche Hirnaktivitäten von ♀ + ♂

sowie (why men are more successful in chess) was sie wohl nur wegen der größeren Spieleranzahl zu sein scheinen...

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