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Billy Ray Valentine
Member since Sep-28-06 · Last seen Dec-10-21
I live in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

My favorite historical player is Anatoly Karpov.

"Let us say the game may be continued in two ways: one of them is a beautiful tactical blow that gives rise to variations that don't yield to precise calculations; the other is clear positional pressure that leads to an endgame with microscopic chances of victory. I would choose the latter without thinking twice. If the opponent offers keen play I don't object; but in such cases I get less satisfaction, even if I win, than from a game conducted according to all the rules of strategy with its ruthless logic."

-- Anatoly Karpov

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   Billy Ray Valentine has kibitzed 367 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-16-13 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
Billy Ray Valentine: From chessbase: "In game five, despite being with his back against the wall, he still held a theoretical draw in his hands up until move 51, and had he played 51…Re2! the entire match situation might have been different. Instead he rushed 51…Ke6? with very little ...
   Mar-29-13 Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2013 (replies)
Billy Ray Valentine: Carlsen resigned...
   Mar-28-13 Grischuk vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
Billy Ray Valentine: Draw looks official?
   Mar-27-13 Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2013 (replies)
Billy Ray Valentine: Well, now Carlsen (assuming he wins here) will have chalked up two wins against Gelfand due to a mistake right before time control...
   Mar-25-13 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
Billy Ray Valentine: Jonathan Speelman suggests 20...Ng8.
   Mar-23-13 Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2013 (replies)
Billy Ray Valentine: Thanks, <FSR: > Though Ne4 seems natural, I had no idea where he puts his queen. Maybe he has to play Qh1 if Black plays Qh3 to defend f1?
   Mar-20-13 Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
Billy Ray Valentine: Only 2 minutes left on Ivanchuck's clock...
   Mar-17-13 Gelfand vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
Billy Ray Valentine: The ChessBomb feed seems to be a bit faster...
   Mar-17-13 Ivanchuk vs Aronian, 2013 (replies)
Billy Ray Valentine: Thanks a million, < LucB: > !
   Mar-16-13 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2013 (replies)
Billy Ray Valentine: <Eyal: <Billy Ray Valentine> I did say <the most likely result of this game is clearly a draw>... and yes - now, after some precise moves by Kramnik, it does looks almost inevitable.> Yes... My only point was that this was even less probable against ...
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