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|Mar-17-09|| ||WhiteRook48: who is this?|
|Mar-17-09|| ||Jim Bartle: Right. Laver won the "amateur" Grand Slam in 1962, but then his real rivals were pros and not eligible for the biggies: Rosewall, Gonzalez, Hoad, etc. But in 1969 everybody was there, and the Rocket cleaned up. A great player.|
|Mar-17-09|| ||weisyschwarz: I think you need to keep your eyes on Andy Murray.|
|Mar-17-09|| ||Jim Bartle: Yes, I think Murray will win a big one this year, or maybe next year's Australian. Very fast and consistent, with a real fighting spirit.|
Still he has the handicap of all English (or in his case, Scottish) players, the tremendous pressure to win Wimbledon and break the British drought, since 1936.
|Mar-17-09|| ||littlefermat: Jim,
I would like to talk to you privately. Is there a way I could contact you via email?
|Mar-17-09|| ||Jim Bartle: I don't want to put my e-mail up here. Let me think of a way.|
|Mar-17-09|| ||littlefermat: Okay, I'll just create a generic gmail account and put mine up|
|Mar-17-09|| ||littlefermat: email@example.com|
|Mar-21-09|| ||Jim Bartle: High-powered semi-finals at Indian Wells this weekend:|
Nadal vs. Roddick, Federer vs. Murray.
I pick Nadal to win. He looked unbeatable against del Potro.
|Mar-21-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: Spassky liked to play Tennis. Is there a tennis site with his games on it? Somehow, I doubt it! :)|
|Dec-12-10|| ||whiteshark: Tell us the full story, Boris. What happened all in London: http://chessbase.de/2010/london/4/C...|
|Dec-05-11|| ||HeMateMe: I didn't even know we had a Becker page here. If the Beer and Becker pages were merged, would we then have a <Beck's Beer> page?|
|Dec-05-11|| ||sfm: Considering the opponents, it's still quite a good score.|
|Feb-04-12|| ||wordfunph: "I find chess very similar to tennis. The common denominator is the geometry."|
- Boris Becker
Source: Find the Winning Move by Gary Lane
|Apr-01-12|| ||kramputz: He is good at tennis but a real "dumkopf" in chess. Boris, stop making yourself look stupid.|
|Apr-11-13|| ||Overgod: Based on the two games played by Becker against Kasparov and Short, I estimate his strength to be around 1100. |
I am being serious. 1200s give you a bigger challenge than what Becker displayed here.
|May-12-13|| ||JustAnotherPatzer: He's obviously one of those very casual players who simply enjoys the odd game against friends (w/ a display set perhaps); same way i enjoy a 'game' of tennis and fancy i'm pretty good when even a poor club player would likely annihilate me 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, so don't go too hard on the guy, he's a good sport.|
|Jul-11-14|| ||MissScarlett: Boris Becker vs Novak: http://www.chessdom.com/novak-djoko...|
Novak tied the knot Thursday and has been staying at Bobby's favourite resort, <Sweaty Stefan>: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment...
|Jun-29-18|| ||MissScarlett: Should his nationality be changed to <Central African Republic>?|
|Jun-29-18|| ||john barleycorn: does it cost something?|
|Jun-29-18|| ||MissScarlett: Just any remaining vestiges of self-respect.|
|Jun-29-18|| ||john barleycorn: that's too much.|
|Jun-29-18|| ||MissScarlett: Being snubbed by a Banana Republic is pretty much rock bottom, but I guess the absolute nadir would be if he started posting here, asking for donations.|
|Nov-07-19|| ||fabelhaft: Becker's game against Caruana in Bucharest:
1. e4 e5 2. Qh5 Nc6 3. Bc4 g6 4. Qh3 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Nf3 Nd4 7. Nxd4 exd4 8. Ne2 O-O 9. Nxd4 Nxe4 10. c3 Ng5 11. Qg3 Re8+ 12. Kd1 d5 13. Bb5 Ne4 14. Qf3 0-1
<we can conclude that either Fabiano is out of form after playing too much Fischer Random or found incredible restraint not to win a piece with d5 on move 4 or most moves after that, but it was a decent showing from Boris. There was no umpire on hand to punish him for moving with one hand and hitting the clock with another, and the German player also picked a good moment to lose on time!>
|Nov-07-19|| ||keypusher: <fabelhaft>
<the German player also picked a good moment to lose on time!>
I dunno, it would have been nice to see Becker's reaction to 14....Bg4, but maybe Fabio would have "missed" that too. Going for scholar's mate against the world #2 shows impressive optimism, anyway.
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