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Member since Jun-26-08 · Last seen Nov-20-19
Six pawns! Do you know what that means? There are only eight to begin with.
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   Absentee has kibitzed 4373 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-20-19 Grand Prix Hamburg (2019) (replies)
Absentee: <WorstPlayerEver: PS let's say a football team decided not to play because of their good ranking position. YES!> Football follows a strict schedule, chess doesn't (and can't). There are many high level events in the course of the year. How many should a player be required to
   Nov-18-19 Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 (replies)
Absentee: At least Jabberwocky week is over. Some were good, but too many wabes spoil the pun.
   Nov-17-19 Nataliya Buksa vs Jain Jeet, 2019 (replies)
Absentee: <FSR: <OCF> You think Nataliya is a "he"?> ARE YOU ASSUMING H** GENDER?
   Nov-07-19 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Absentee: <keypusher: <tamar: Magnus has to come away thinking he was handicapped by the computer prep before and between the games.> I was completely unaware of the computer prep. Seems like a terrible idea. Still more terrible, though, is the idea only the games were exciting just
   Oct-26-19 Isle of Man Grand Swiss (2019) (replies)
Absentee: <nok: <I'm sure Lingua Franca Nova will catch on, just like Esperanto did> Esperanto dates back to the 1880s, when linguistics was in its infancy. Bad design choices made the language artificial and harder than it should be.> The problem is practicality, not complexity.
   Oct-24-19 D Caruso vs E Paoli, 2001
Absentee: Good pun and very entertaining game. Only one minor nitpick: the "e" in the phrase is accented, ie "".
   Oct-20-19 Nakamura vs Aronian, 2019 (replies)
Absentee: <Atking: <Messiah: <spingo> In this tourney the earliest possible draw offer can happen just after Black's 31. move.> Are you sure? One game of the top boards has just finished at move 18 draw agree.> The 30-move rule only applies to draws by agreement. The ...
   Oct-19-19 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2019 (replies)
Absentee: <keypusher: <Messiah: C'mon, Caru, TROUNCE the boy!!!!> I'm trying to think how miserable I'd have to be to (1) fervently wish for a chess player to lose (2) feel obligated to post my wish in public for all to see before every single game he played. Miserable enough to ...
   Oct-19-19 Yifan Hou (replies)
Absentee: <beatgiant: Should I teach my daughter to play chess? Or will she just hear a lot of attempted humor about transgenderism or lab partners? (rolls eyes)> Teach her to make sammiches.
   Oct-17-19 Grischuk vs Caruana, 2019 (replies)
Absentee: <Sally Simpson: OK C.G. stay here so we can go 'I told you so' when Grischuk blunders.> But we didn't.
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