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Billy Ray Valentine
Member since Sep-28-06 · Last seen Jun-08-20
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   [less...]
   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 ...
   May-28-12 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-12-11 Short vs Kasparov, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-14-11 Karpov vs Timman, 1986 (replies)
   Apr-11-11 Zhao Jun (replies)
   Jul-17-10 Karpov vs D Vucenovic, 1988
   Jul-04-10 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   May-21-10 Karpov vs Shirov, 1997
   Feb-19-10 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 (replies)
   Feb-19-10 Karpov vs Sax, 1983 (replies)
   Jan-08-10 Fischer vs Panno, 1970 (replies)
   Oct-19-09 S C Miller vs M Dougherty, 2002 (replies)
   Oct-09-09 J Aagaard vs R Kempinski, 1998
   Oct-06-09 Ljubojevic vs Karpov, 1977 (replies)
   Oct-01-09 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2009 (replies)
   Sep-30-09 Kasparov vs Deep Blue, 1996 (replies)
   Sep-29-09 Carlsen vs Leko, 2009 (replies)
   Sep-10-09 Xie Jun vs Karpov, 1996 (replies)
   Aug-23-09 Aronin vs V Mikenas, 1951 (replies)
   Aug-23-09 Z Andriasian vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2007 (replies)
   Aug-18-09 Karpov vs Topalov, 1995 (replies)
   Aug-07-09 Karpov vs Ribli, 1980 (replies)
   Jul-28-09 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
   Jul-27-09 Seirawan vs Tal, 1985 (replies)
   Jul-14-09 Karpov vs Ehlvest, 2000 (replies)
   Jun-04-09 Karpov vs Pelletier, 1997 (replies)
   Jul-26-08 Pelletier vs Carlsen, 2008 (replies)
   Jun-09-08 Beim vs Karpov, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-29-08 B Kreiman vs J Becerra Rivero, 2006 (replies)
   Apr-18-08 Azmaiparashvili vs Karpov, 2002 (replies)
   Mar-29-08 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Feb-28-08 Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2008 (replies)
   Feb-25-08 Sneaky chessforum (replies)
   Feb-05-08 Boris Spassky (replies)
   Jan-22-08 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-22-08 Whack8888 chessforum
   Oct-03-07 Vassily Ivanchuk (replies)
   Aug-07-07 M Ahn vs T Ruck, 2007 (replies)
   Aug-02-07 Biel Chess Festival (2007) (replies)
   Aug-02-07 Judit Polgar vs Pelletier, 2007 (replies)
   Aug-02-07 Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2007 (replies)
   Aug-01-07 Van Wely vs Carlsen, 2007 (replies)
   Jul-25-07 Carlsen vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2007 (replies)
   Jul-24-07 Pribyl vs R Hardarson, 2001 (replies)
   Jul-20-07 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
   Jul-16-07 L Monosson vs M Fauque, 1935 (replies)
   Jul-13-07 Karpov vs M Gurevich, 1988 (replies)
   Jul-10-07 de Firmian vs E Tate, 2001 (replies)
   Jul-10-07 Ivanchuk vs Bacrot, 2007 (replies)
   Jul-07-07 Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 (replies)
   Jul-06-07 Karpov vs Taimanov, 1977 (replies)
   Jul-05-07 Spassky vs Short, 2001 (replies)
   Jul-04-07 The Baron vs Zappa, 2007 (replies)
   Jul-04-07 GridChess vs Rybka, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-29-07 Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 (replies)
   Jun-27-07 Karpov vs Mihajlo Stojanovic, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-25-07 R Slade vs D Hooper, 1947 (replies)
   Jun-23-07 Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 (replies)
   Jun-18-07 J Henningsen vs R Borik, 1979 (replies)
   Jun-14-07 Miles vs Nikolaiczuk, 1986 (replies)
   Jun-07-07 Billy Ray Valentine chessforum (replies)
   Jun-07-07 Tiviakov vs V Arbakov, 1989 (replies)
   Jun-07-07 Koneru vs C Waters, 1999 (replies)
   Jun-03-07 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-03-07 Candidates Match: Aronian - Carlsen (2007) (replies)
   Jun-03-07 Kamsky vs Karpov, 1996 (replies)
   Jun-03-07 Open Defence chessforum (replies)
   May-30-07 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2007 (replies)
   May-22-07 Reiner vs Steinitz, 1860 (replies)
   May-10-07 M G Notkin vs P Dvalishvili, 1995 (replies)
   May-02-07 Spassky vs Portisch, 1967 (replies)
   Apr-19-07 R Thimann vs O Lie, 1977 (replies)
   Mar-30-07 D Vasiesiu vs G Szabo, 2001 (replies)
   Mar-29-07 S K Bru vs Movsesian, 2001 (replies)
   Mar-28-07 Ulf Andersson vs E Jelling, 1994 (replies)
   Mar-21-07 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1988 (replies)
   Mar-21-07 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
   Mar-18-07 M Bobotsov vs A Kolarov, 1971 (replies)
   Mar-17-07 Tartakower vs Capablanca, 1924 (replies)
   Mar-17-07 Kamsky vs Kasparov, 1992 (replies)
   Mar-16-07 Keres vs Fischer, 1962 (replies)
   Mar-15-07 Anand vs Carlsen, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-14-07 Fischer vs Keres, 1962 (replies)
   Mar-13-07 Ribli vs Spassky, 1985 (replies)
   Mar-12-07 Negi vs S Erenburg, 2005 (replies)
   Mar-12-07 S Kustar vs A Kranz, 1999 (replies)
   Mar-11-07 Aranov vs Karpov, 1962 (replies)
   Mar-11-07 Karpov vs H Hamdouchi, 2002
   Mar-10-07 Morozevich vs Topalov, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-10-07 Smyslov vs H Steiner, 1946 (replies)
   Mar-10-07 Julia Lebel-Arias (replies)
   Mar-10-07 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Mar-09-07 Ivanchuk vs Anand, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-09-07 D P Singh vs J Sriram, 2006 (replies)
   Mar-09-07 Carlsen vs Svidler, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-09-07 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
   Mar-08-07 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Mar-08-07 Morelia-Linares (2007) (replies)
   Mar-07-07 Karpov vs Z Almasi, 1996 (replies)
   Mar-07-07 Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-07-07 Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-06-07 Karpov vs Dlugy, 1988 (replies)
   Mar-06-07 Petrosian vs Y Rantanen, 1979 (replies)
   Mar-06-07 R D Gillon-Ferguson vs Euwe, 1921 (replies)
   Mar-06-07 W de Wit vs P Pancras, 1997 (replies)
   Mar-02-07 Morozevich vs Carlsen, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-23-07 Miles vs Ljubojevic, 1986 (replies)
   Feb-23-07 S Savchenko vs Savon, 1999 (replies)
   Feb-23-07 Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 (replies)
   Feb-22-07 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-21-07 W Holthuis vs K Van Oirschot, 1987 (replies)
   Feb-20-07 Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-17-07 Capablanca vs Ravinsky, 1935 (replies)
   Feb-16-07 Karpov vs Yusupov, 1988 (replies)
   Feb-12-07 Shirov vs Karpov, 1996 (replies)
   Feb-11-07 Akopian vs Kuzubov, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-03-07 Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1995 (replies)
   Feb-03-07 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 (replies)
   Jan-26-07 R P Michell vs Tartakower, 1925 (replies)
   Jan-23-07 Karpov vs A Sokolov, 1987 (replies)
   Jan-16-07 A Evdokimov vs F Amonatov, 2005
   Jan-15-07 Yusupov vs C Lutz, 1994
   Jan-05-07 Adorjan vs M Fuller, 1975 (replies)
   Jan-04-07 J Eriksson vs J Hellsten, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-01-07 Karpov vs Nunn, 1982 (replies)
   Dec-21-06 B Lengyel vs V M Mikhalevski, 1993 (replies)
   Dec-14-06 Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 (replies)
   Dec-10-06 Emory Tate (replies)
   Dec-10-06 Ulf Andersson vs Gheorghiu, 1981 (replies)
   Dec-06-06 Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1911 (replies)
   Dec-05-06 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 (replies)
   Nov-28-06 Spassky - Fischer World Championship Match (1972) (replies)
   Nov-26-06 Karpov vs M Gurevich, 1991 (replies)
   Nov-24-06 Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1984/85) (replies)
   Nov-21-06 Capablanca vs Adolf Kramer, 1914 (replies)
   Nov-17-06 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 (replies)
   Nov-16-06 Suetin vs Spassky, 1964 (replies)
   Nov-16-06 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (replies)
   Nov-14-06 Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (replies)
   Nov-05-06 Kramnik vs Leko, 2004 (replies)
   Nov-01-06 Karpov vs Carlsen, 2006 (replies)
   Oct-31-06 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
   Oct-27-06 Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 (replies)
   Oct-27-06 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad (E30) (replies)
   Oct-27-06 Sasikiran vs M R Venkatesh, 2003
   Oct-27-06 L Webb vs A G Ashton, 2002
   Oct-26-06 Rossolimo vs Euwe, 1951 (replies)
   Oct-24-06 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Oct-20-06 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
   Oct-20-06 Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 (replies)
   Oct-13-06 Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) (replies)
   Oct-09-06 R Hendriks vs G Welling, 1977 (replies)
   Oct-08-06 Karpov vs C Lutz, 1994 (replies)
   Sep-29-06 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
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