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0ZeR0
Member since Oct-19-18 · Last seen Jan-28-21
Hello. My name is Connor and I am a dedicated amateur chess player currently living in the U.S.

Rating: ~2000 (Class A/Expert)

Favorite players: Steinitz, Botvinnik, Karpov, Petrosian, Capablanca, Korchnoi, Chigorin, Larsen, Kramnik, Carlsen, Tarrasch, Fischer, Karjakin, Dubov

I highly recommend the Yugoslav chess periodical Šahovski Informator (Chess Informant) for quality analysis on hundreds of current games by many of the world's leading players. I have been reading it for many years and have yet to find a more useful resource.

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   0ZeR0 has kibitzed 72 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jan-27-21 Duda vs J van Foreest, 2021
 
0ZeR0: Thanks, <fredthebear>! I'm just really glad someone got something out of my comments.
 
   Jan-27-21 Tata Steel Masters (2021) (replies)
 
0ZeR0: It's hard to know who to root for in this tournament. Most everyone has had great moments. Caruana's masterpiece versus Duda that fell just short of a win, Giri putting himself in a fine position to win, the young guns Alireza and Esipenko making a name for themselves, Nils and van ...
 
   Jan-27-21 A Giri vs Wojtaszek, 2021
 
0ZeR0: After 48.g5 the way to go for black is 48...Rb4. Now the same trick doesn't work: 49.Rxh7 Rxh4 50.Kxh4 Kxh7 and the position is a draw.
 
   Jan-27-21 A Donchenko vs Caruana, 2021
 
0ZeR0: <Jambow> If 28...a1=Q then 29.Bb4 Bxb4 30.Rxa1.
 
   Jan-27-21 Wojtaszek vs Caruana, 2021 (replies)
 
0ZeR0: <Jambow> Yes, his strategy is secure but there were other ways to approach the position without giving up the dark square bishop. For instance: 13...a5 14.Nd5 Nc5 15.Bg5 f6 16.Be3 Ne5 and white will be forced to move his centralized knight back to c3, otherwise his position ...
 
   Jan-26-21 A Giri vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2021 (replies)
 
0ZeR0: The Najdorf has really taken a beating in this tournament. Gone are the days of a Kasparov or Fischer making it look nearly unbeatable.
 
   Jan-26-21 Carlsen vs N Grandelius, 2021 (replies)
 
0ZeR0: I don't think I've ever seen 6.Qd3 before, but it seems interesting enough. Either way, Magnus makes it work here. After 30.f4 black had only one equalizing move with 30...c4!: 31.Qxc4 exf4 32.Re8+ Kh7 33.Qg8+ Kg6 34.Re6+ Rxe6 35.Qxe6+ Qf6 36.Qxf6 Kxf6 37.gxf4 Kf5 38.b4 Kxf4 and ...
 
   Jan-25-21 A Esipenko vs Carlsen, 2021 (replies)
 
0ZeR0: <parmetd> I wouldn't call 17.Ncxb5 easy to miss, especially for a player of Carlsen's caliber. It's a two move finesse that ends in a fork. 16.Nc6 was a rather careless tactical mistake. As for 20...d5, I agree that the line you mention seems more natural but this wouldn't ...
 
   Jan-25-21 A Galliamova vs A Kashlinskaya, 2020
 
0ZeR0: <fabelhaft> Fair enough! I certainly did not intend to imply that the aforementioned Dubov-Karjakin game was not amazing either. It's quite on my radar as well. In fact, it seems it was on a lot of people's radar as it was deemed game of the year by many. <But that doesn't ...
 
   Jan-25-21 Harikrishna vs A Firouzja, 2021 (replies)
 
0ZeR0: I would like to add to my previous comment that it also takes two to tango. Respect to Harikrishna for also contributing to this fine game.
 
   Jan-22-21 N Grandelius vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2021 (replies)
   Jan-19-21 Caruana vs Duda, 2021 (replies)
   Jan-18-21 D Anton Guijarro vs Carlsen, 2021 (replies)
   Jan-18-21 A Giri vs A Tari, 2021 (replies)
   Jan-18-21 Carlsen vs A Firouzja, 2021 (replies)
   Jan-04-21 Airthings Masters (2020/21) (replies)
   Dec-01-20 Skilling Open (2020) (replies)
   Nov-30-20 AlphaZero (Computer) (replies)
   Nov-14-20 Kramnik vs Adams, 1996
   Nov-14-20 Kramnik vs Leko, 2001
   Nov-02-20 Ju Wenjun vs C Yip, 2020
   Nov-02-20 US Championship (Women) (2020) (replies)
   Nov-01-20 Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921 (replies)
   Nov-01-20 A Wang vs C Yip, 2020
   Nov-01-20 T Abrahamyan vs C Yip, 2020 (replies)
   Nov-01-20 Stein vs A Matanovic, 1965 (replies)
   Nov-01-20 C Yip vs I Krush, 2020
   Oct-30-20 Norway Chess (2020) (replies)
   Oct-30-20 US Championship (2020) (replies)
   Oct-30-20 Carlsen vs Judit Polgar, 2012
   Aug-20-20 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals (2020) (replies)
   Aug-18-20 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2020
   Aug-10-20 Nakamura vs D Dubov, 2020 (replies)
   Jul-10-20 Yifan Hou (replies)
   Jul-05-20 Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1911
   Jun-13-20 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2020 (replies)
   Jun-05-20 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge (2020) (replies)
   Jun-05-20 Daniil Dubov (replies)
   May-27-20 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   May-03-20 Magnus Carlsen Invitational (2020) (replies)
   Nov-10-19 Uhlmann vs Anand, 1990 (replies)
   Oct-21-19 Isle of Man Grand Swiss (2019) (replies)
   Aug-27-19 Pal C Benko (replies)
   Aug-24-19 Ding Liren vs A Giri, 2019 (replies)
   Aug-20-19 Sinquefield Cup (2019) (replies)
   Apr-14-19 Korchnoi vs J Nogueiras, 1987
   Nov-01-18 Kramnik - Leko Classical World Championship Match (2004) (replies)
   Oct-30-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
   Oct-29-18 Isle of Man Masters (2018) (replies)
   Oct-27-18 Maroczy vs G Marco, 1900 (replies)
   Oct-22-18 McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 (replies)
   Oct-21-18 Andre Lilienthal (replies)
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