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Alex Schindler
Member since Nov-18-14 · Last seen Feb-02-20
Brooklyn born and raised.

Trusts & estates lawyer, ratingless and probably won't have time to get a tournament rating til I retire. If I had to estimate where I'd fall, I'd say ~1900 based on my games and the informal ones I used to play at Washington Square Park.

Here to learn from the kibitz section and the great masters whose games are preserved for posterity. A big fan of the guess the move resource as well.

Favorite players are Tal, Nezhmetdinov, Fischer, Kupreichik, Gulko, Bronstein, Polgar, Kasparov, Morphy, Pillsbury... Well, for the most part that tells you what I'm into. Full Member

   Alex Schindler has kibitzed 162 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Sep-01-19 Sinquefield Cup (2019) (replies)
Alex Schindler: <bought him half a pint > at the risk of sounding like a fool of a Took, "it comes in half-pints?"
   Aug-28-19 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Alex Schindler: also how insane is it that this poor guy can go +2 with no losses in a tournament against the world's other top 11, basically, and tie for first, and thus achieve a performance rating 50 pts below his own par, and lose ratings points for it!
   Jul-19-19 S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 (replies)
Alex Schindler: Saturn, not that 20. Bxa1 in that position is losing (whites already crushing), but in my analysis if you are white and your response to fxe6 isn't Ng5, then you are not the tactician who saw the value of 18 Nf3 in the first place. That knight on a1 isn't going anywhere; the ...
   Jul-16-19 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2019
Alex Schindler: What an unbelievable defender Aronian is,though. My God. Drawing this one deserves more credit than some of his wins against Magnus (though I guess it's been some years, hasn't it?)
   Jul-16-19 Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2019 (replies)
Alex Schindler: I mean, Magnus is pretty good, but as already noted, it would be very hard for him to go down in history as a guy known by his initials. M(thorn)C just doesn't look right outside of Scandinavia. So, MVL will likely have a greater all time legacy in the annals of people known ...
   May-31-19 Y Ajrapetjan vs Ponomariov, 2009
Alex Schindler: In general, the way he fixed the pawns to keep that bishop worthless was almost painful to watch.
   Jan-15-19 D Gukesh (replies)
Alex Schindler: Someone should add his game against vuppala praneeth, it features the classic Lasker double bishop sac. Like a Greek gift in a Greek gift. Nested Russian Trojan horse doll?
   Jan-15-19 Kosteniuk vs D Gukesh, 2018 (replies)
Alex Schindler: Kid is going places
   Jan-13-19 Georges Koltanowski
Alex Schindler: Wordfunph, thank you for that excerpt! Very entertaining.
   Dec-31-18 Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962
Alex Schindler: I come back to this page a few times a year. Each time, I wonder if this time I will see the sacrifice and think "yes, the compensation seems adequate." Each time, I leave wondering how this game was played by human beings.
   Dec-25-18 G Rechlis vs Kupreichik, 1987
   Dec-23-18 Gufeld vs Razuvaev, 1989
   Dec-23-18 I Salgado Lopez vs D Debashis, 2014 (replies)
   Dec-22-18 Maroczy vs Duchamp, 1930
   Dec-01-18 Boris Gulko
   Dec-01-18 Tal vs Kupreichik, 1970 (replies)
   Nov-12-18 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (replies)
   Mar-13-18 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
   Mar-13-18 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-07-17 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-07-17 B Ider vs Yifan Hou, 2017 (replies)
   Nov-01-16 Tal vs Karpov, 1987 (replies)
   Feb-05-16 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   Feb-05-16 Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 (replies)
   Feb-04-16 Yifan Hou vs Navara, 2016 (replies)
   Feb-04-16 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-03-16 Ponomariov vs Fritz, 2005
   Nov-25-15 Hebden vs J M Pichon, 1990
   Nov-25-15 Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 (replies)
   Nov-25-15 K Dragun vs Fedorov, 2011
   Nov-25-15 Ruslan Ponomariov (replies)
   Nov-25-15 Miroslaw Sarwinski
   Nov-13-15 R Rapport vs G Gajewski, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-30-15 I D Dorfman vs Tseshkovsky, 1978 (replies)
   Oct-29-15 Napoleon Bonaparte (replies)
   Oct-29-15 Karpov vs V Kalashnikov, 1961 (replies)
   Oct-29-15 Seirawan vs Kasparov, 1989 (replies)
   Oct-18-15 Tal vs Geller, 1958 (replies)
   Oct-18-15 R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 (replies)
   Oct-18-15 Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 (replies)
   Oct-14-15 Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 (replies)
   Oct-06-15 Kupreichik vs Karpov, 1966 (replies)
   Sep-20-15 B Khotenashvili vs N Dzagnidze, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-08-15 Kupreichik vs J Sunye Neto, 1989 (replies)
   Sep-08-15 Nezhmetdinov vs V Baskin, 1948 (replies)
   Sep-06-15 G Timoshchenko vs Timman, 1969
   Sep-06-15 Kupreichik vs G Timoshchenko, 1968 (replies)
   Sep-06-15 Kupreichik vs I Zaitsev, 1969
   Aug-28-15 W A Brown vs R Kneebone, 1985 (replies)
   Aug-28-15 Tal vs NN, 1963 (replies)
   Aug-04-15 S Williams vs D Howell, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-03-15 Petrosian vs Simagin, 1956 (replies)
   Aug-02-15 Seirawan vs B M Kogan, 1986 (replies)
   Jul-22-15 Euwe vs J Addicks, 1923
   Jul-13-15 Agrest vs Adams, 2001 (replies)
   Jul-13-15 F Handke vs Agrest, 2001
   Jul-08-15 Pachman vs Fischer, 1959 (replies)
   Jul-04-15 Tal vs Petrosian, 1975 (replies)
   Jun-24-15 Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 2002 (replies)
   Jun-24-15 Tolnai vs Judit Polgar, 1991 (replies)
   Jun-24-15 Judit Polgar vs Anand, 1999 (replies)
   Jun-11-15 Alekhine vs James Madison High School, 1932
   Jun-11-15 B Hallegua vs Alekhine, 1914
   Jun-10-15 Marshall vs H Rogosin, 1940 (replies)
   Jun-10-15 Janosevic vs Geller, 1968 (replies)
   Jun-10-15 S Prokofiev vs M Ravel, 1924
   Jun-05-15 Carlsen vs Ponomariov, 2008
   Jun-05-15 keypusher chessforum (replies)
   May-30-15 Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 (replies)
   May-30-15 Adams vs Anand, 2005 (replies)
   May-29-15 Eyal chessforum (replies)
   May-28-15 Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 (replies)
   Apr-27-15 Marshall vs D S Polland, 1937
   Apr-24-15 Vaisser vs C Marzolo, 2005
   Apr-24-15 Nezhmetdinov vs A Konstantinov, 1936
   Apr-24-15 Tal vs P Trifunovic, 1963
   Apr-23-15 Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1921
   Apr-23-15 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-22-15 G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 (replies)
   Apr-22-15 Hector vs M Antonsen, 2010 (replies)
   Mar-30-15 Short vs Timman, 1991 (replies)
   Mar-29-15 Nunn vs A J Mestel, 1982 (replies)
   Mar-26-15 G Chandler vs R Kynoch, 1981 (replies)
   Mar-26-15 K Rogoff vs A H Williams, 1969 (replies)
   Mar-26-15 Tena Frank
   Mar-25-15 D Rensch vs T Abrahamyan, 2010
   Mar-25-15 Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1996 (replies)
   Mar-25-15 M Esserman vs D Moody, 1997 (replies)
   Mar-25-15 D Moody vs D Helf, 1976
   Mar-23-15 Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 (replies)
   Mar-23-15 Spassky vs Seirawan, 1985 (replies)
   Mar-23-15 Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1923 (replies)
   Mar-23-15 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
   Mar-22-15 Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 (replies)
   Mar-21-15 Tal vs Petrosian, 1974 (replies)
   Mar-21-15 NN vs Lasker / Maroczy, 1900 (replies)
   Mar-21-15 Anderssen vs Falkbeer, 1851 (replies)
   Mar-21-15 Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 (replies)
   Mar-21-15 Deep Fritz vs Deep Junior, 2001 (replies)
   Mar-19-15 S Tatai vs Korchnoi, 1978 (replies)
   Mar-19-15 Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 (replies)
   Mar-18-15 Anand vs Lautier, 1997 (replies)
   Mar-18-15 Nezhmetdinov vs Ujtelky, 1964 (replies)
   Mar-18-15 Christian Richter (replies)
   Mar-18-15 Leonid Kritz (replies)
   Mar-18-15 King's Indian (E90)
   Mar-18-15 Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 (replies)
   Mar-17-15 Tal vs Fischer, 1959 (replies)
   Mar-16-15 T V Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong, 2000
   Mar-16-15 Bronstein vs Tal, 1968 (replies)
   Mar-16-15 Tal vs Spassky, 1954 (replies)
   Mar-16-15 Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 (replies)
   Mar-16-15 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
   Mar-15-15 J Seoane vs I Prieto, 1986
   Mar-06-15 Genrikh Kasparian (replies)
   Mar-02-15 Yifan Hou vs M Sebag, 2011 (replies)
   Mar-02-15 R Palliser vs L Stark, 2006
   Mar-02-15 Karpov vs L Stark, 2004 (replies)
   Feb-27-15 S Dittmann vs Puc, 1956 (replies)
   Feb-26-15 Jobava vs Carlsen, 2005 (replies)
   Feb-17-15 J Retera vs A Haast, 2006 (replies)
   Feb-13-15 B Rabar vs Geller, 1955 (replies)
   Feb-13-15 Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1959 (replies)
   Feb-09-15 Samsonov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1929 (replies)
   Feb-09-15 Bagirov vs Spassky, 1961 (replies)
   Feb-09-15 A Kuebler vs Larsen, 1984 (replies)
   Feb-07-15 L Passmoor vs L Warstad, 1999 (replies)
   Feb-07-15 Steinitz vs Bird, 1862 (replies)
   Dec-23-14 Kasparov vs Vaganian, 1989
   Dec-02-14 M Esserman vs Van Wely, 2011 (replies)
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