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Member since Oct-02-07 · Last seen Sep-20-12
Austin, TX. USCF of around 2100. Former Texas Junior Champion. Started in 1990 and was active for about 6 years; very sporadic since (Actually, I have played several local tournies since December of 2007). Tal, Petrosian and Spassky are among my favorites.

I despise "system" openings and players (not the human beings who play, but their playing "style" :-) who play the same formulaic junk every game. Chess (for me!) is not a video game.

And yes, as a kid I played the King's Indian Attack over and over. So, I am a recovering junk opening player. :-D

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   AccDrag has kibitzed 134 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jun-22-11 Topalov vs Karpov, 1998 (replies)
AccDrag: <LifeMasterAJ> You are confusing the epaulette checkmate with the swallow's tail checkmate.
   Jun-15-11 O Engstrom vs A Koumtsis, 2007 (replies)
AccDrag: Only once in a classical tournament game have I been fortunate enough to be able to play the Greek Gift "sacrifice." My opponent played a French, closing the Q-side too early with ...c5-c4, and had entombed his KB on b6. In today's puzzle, the sac doesn't even have to be calculated ...
   May-17-11 O Chajes vs C Jaffe, 1911 (replies)
AccDrag: <patzer2: Perhaps I should examine checks before captures in my position evaluation?> Absolutely. King safety and tactical shots are the main ways to win games. A check is the only truly forcing move. Every check must be looked at in any position. Also, analyzing checks first
   Nov-23-10 Yifan Hou vs J Terao, 2010 (replies)
AccDrag: M.Hassan: After Qh4, Bh8 allows Black's Q to protect h7.
   Aug-09-10 V Palermo vs H Rossetto, 1965 (replies)
AccDrag: Castle jumps horse!
   Jun-28-10 Vera Gonzalez-Quevedo vs A Lesiege, 2003 (replies)
AccDrag: al wazir: If 25...Rxe1? 26.f6! mates. The point of 25...Rc8 is to give Black the defensive option of ...Qc5+ and ...Qf8 to defend g7. Unfortunately, it doesn't save the day. :-)
   Mar-30-10 Kotov vs Smyslov, 1950 (replies)
AccDrag: I think this is fairly hard for a Tuesday. If only because Black needs to realize White is still threatening mate after Black picks up the Q, and the second half of the combination involves cleaning up by picking up another piece and ending the mate threat.
   Mar-23-10 Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1991 (replies)
AccDrag: The position after Black's 36th is amazing. Kasparov must have been humiliated. Usually it's his opponent's pieces huddled on the back rank while his own pieces work the magic. Very smooth how Ivanchuk played g4 the moment Black could not take e.p. All Black's hopes were dashed, and
   Mar-15-10 E J Diemer vs Portz, 1948 (replies)
AccDrag: Scissor me timbers!
   Mar-12-10 Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 (replies)
AccDrag: <Nut> 6...h6 allows 7.Bxf6 and 8.Bxc4, when White has an ideal P center "for free." 5...h6, though, is the very well respected Moscow variation. White can then play for a small but steady edge with 6.Bxf6, or play in gambit style with 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5.
   Mar-10-10 J Altusky vs Fischer, 1954 (replies)
   Mar-08-10 E Torre vs R Meulders, 1987 (replies)
   Mar-08-10 Zsofia Polgar vs Larsen, 1995 (replies)
   Mar-05-10 Brzozka vs Bronstein, 1963 (replies)
   Mar-04-10 L Gutman vs M Knezevic, 1984 (replies)
   Mar-03-10 Epishin vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1991 (replies)
   Mar-02-10 Adams vs Lputian, 1995 (replies)
   Mar-01-10 J Arizmendi Martinez vs J M Gomez Esteban, 2006 (replies)
   Feb-25-10 Landa vs Nisipeanu, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-24-10 E Torre vs Karpov, 1977 (replies)
   Feb-23-10 Rublevsky vs Grischuk, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-23-10 Eric Schiller (replies)
   Feb-21-10 Yudasin vs D Monokroussos, 2002 (replies)
   Feb-19-10 Karpov vs Sax, 1983 (replies)
   Feb-18-10 Tal vs Aronin, 1962 (replies)
   Feb-10-10 B Garfinkel vs F M Wren, 1933 (replies)
   Feb-10-10 Deep Junior vs Deep Fritz, 2001 (replies)
   Feb-01-10 Gelfand vs Leko, 2009 (replies)
   Jan-31-10 Morozevich vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 (replies)
   Jan-29-10 Gelfand vs Svidler, 1996 (replies)
   Jan-28-10 N Kosolapov vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1936 (replies)
   Jan-27-10 Kasimdzhanov vs H Hofstra, 2004 (replies)
   Jan-25-10 R G Wade vs R Sanguineti, 1958 (replies)
   Jan-23-10 Jaime Llado Lumbera (replies)
   Jan-23-10 Gligoric vs J Llado Lumbera, 1957
   Jan-23-10 J Llado Lumbera vs G Peli, 1958
   Jan-23-10 J Llado Lumbera vs Petrosian, 1958
   Jan-23-10 J Llado Lumbera vs Larry Evans, 1958
   Jan-23-10 Krasenkow vs Miroslav Markovic, 1990 (replies)
   Jan-20-10 Adams vs Svidler, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-20-10 S Vlcek vs P Hanko, 2000
   Jan-19-10 Nimzowitsch vs J Perlis, 1905 (replies)
   Jan-19-10 A Greenfeld vs J Redmond, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-18-10 H H Cole vs A W W Tulip, 1946 (replies)
   Jan-15-10 Carlsen vs I A Abusdal, 2003 (replies)
   Jan-07-10 C Lutz vs J Balcerak, 2000 (replies)
   Dec-31-09 E Nuenchert vs A Glaser, 2000 (replies)
   Dec-23-09 Miles vs M Nedobora, 1994 (replies)
   Dec-22-09 J Bethmann vs P Leisebein, 1990 (replies)
   Dec-09-09 Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 (replies)
   Dec-08-09 Botvinnik vs Kotov, 1946 (replies)
   Dec-06-09 Huzman vs Kasparov, 2003 (replies)
   Dec-03-09 Kamsky vs Leko, 2008 (replies)
   Nov-19-09 Menchik vs F Schubert, 1928 (replies)
   Nov-16-09 L Mkrtchian vs V Golubenko, 2008 (replies)
   Nov-12-09 Van Essen vs C Woskoff, 1931 (replies)
   Nov-04-09 Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 (replies)
   Oct-31-09 Blackburne vs W John, 1907
   Oct-31-09 W Paulsen vs Von Gottschall, 1892 (replies)
   Oct-31-09 J Mason vs S Rosenthal, 1883
   Oct-31-09 V Green vs Steinitz, 1864 (replies)
   Oct-31-09 Somacarana vs Cochrane, 1856
   Oct-29-09 Ruben Rodriguez vs Van der Wiel, 1982 (replies)
   May-14-09 J Esser vs Breyer, 1916 (replies)
   Dec-05-08 L Dominguez vs Buhmann, 2008 (replies)
   Nov-11-08 Lasker vs S Polner, 1889 (replies)
   Oct-28-08 P Lyrberg vs Irzhanov, 1992 (replies)
   Oct-27-08 Lasker / Maroczy vs NN, 1900 (replies)
   Oct-23-08 H Hasan vs M F Littleton, 1972
   Sep-10-08 Petrosian vs A Matanovic, 1959 (replies)
   Sep-03-08 Opocensky vs Alekhine, 1925 (replies)
   Aug-29-08 Alekhine vs Hoelscher, 1933 (replies)
   Aug-27-08 Vasiukov vs Taimanov, 1965 (replies)
   Aug-25-08 P Zilles vs V Kutsankov, 2005 (replies)
   Aug-19-08 Burgess vs Randy Miller, 1974 (replies)
   Aug-18-08 Nils Elisons vs Nimzowitsch, 1915 (replies)
   Aug-13-08 Tal vs Taimanov, 1954 (replies)
   Aug-11-08 Kan vs A Bannik, 1952 (replies)
   Aug-07-08 Agrest vs Ponomariov, 2003 (replies)
   Aug-07-08 A Lukin vs Timoshchenko, 1979 (replies)
   Aug-05-08 Motylev vs A Czebe, 2008 (replies)
   Aug-01-08 B Abramovic vs Damljanovic, 1995 (replies)
   Jul-30-08 N Ziane vs J Bell, 1996 (replies)
   Jul-30-08 J Kourek vs P Chrz, 1994 (replies)
   Jul-29-08 Kotronias vs D King, 1990 (replies)
   Jul-28-08 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Jul-25-08 Hsu Li Yang vs Nunn, 1992 (replies)
   Jul-24-08 K Marx vs Meyer, 1867 (replies)
   Jul-24-08 Onischuk vs Romanishin, 2003 (replies)
   Jul-22-08 Steinitz vs Rock, 1863 (replies)
   Jul-21-08 Iverhov vs Ilianako, 1957 (replies)
   Jul-18-08 Bologan vs B Redon, 1994 (replies)
   Jul-15-08 G Lebredo vs Petrosian, 1978 (replies)
   Jul-11-08 Speelman vs Sax, 1988 (replies)
   Jul-09-08 Salov vs J Horvath, 1983 (replies)
   Jul-08-08 R Byrne vs Tarjan, 1975 (replies)
   Jul-07-08 I Khamrakulova vs E Ubiennykh, 2001 (replies)
   Jul-03-08 A Strikovic vs Kurajica, 1994 (replies)
   Jun-22-08 I Bilek vs A Ornstein, 1976 (replies)
   Jun-01-08 E Mortensen vs L Karlsson, 1988 (replies)
   May-28-08 Janowski vs Schlechter, 1899 (replies)
   Jan-29-08 G Kuzmin vs E Torre, 1981 (replies)
   Dec-12-07 W Pollock vs E Hall, 1890 (replies)
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