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Conan the Librarian
Member since May-14-05 · Last seen Jul-23-05
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   Conan the Librarian has kibitzed 25 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-23-05 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Conan the Librarian: Well, the quote sorta means that most of us have to get kicked a few times by stronger players, to improve. GMs with a huge natural talent seem to break many of the "rules."
   Jul-23-05 Benko vs Tal, 1959 (replies)
Conan the Librarian: guess so. even average players know that when the Bishop is on h3 or their is a wedge pawn at f3, you have to guard your back rank.
   Jul-23-05 Paul Keres (replies)
Conan the Librarian: < Fischer's response: "I don't care what state you're from, you're all Russians to me". Ouch. > "Hot junk, cool punk, its still rock n roll to me!" Billy Joel
   Jul-23-05 City of London (replies)
Conan the Librarian: Something like this happened in New York City a few years ago, some guy who can't speak english ran from the police, and was shot. Bruce Springsteen wrote a song about it called "46 bulletts." I just wonder, though, when times are strange, like after a terrorist ...
   Jul-23-05 J Polgar vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1993 (replies)
Conan the Librarian: Judit strikes back! After what seems to be a long losing streak against Zsusa, she exhibits some nice tactical play and beats big sis. The power of the passed pawn....
   Jul-05-05 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913 (replies)
Conan the Librarian: You cant say you're the best when you hide from your closest competitor for ten years. No one doubts Alekhine's talent. But his rep is tarnished by ducking Capa, whom he beat by just one point in 1927. Capa may have won a rematch. Thats why A. Alekhine never gave him ...
   Jul-04-05 City of Moscow (replies)
Conan the Librarian: Oh, thats so GRODY!!
   Jul-04-05 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
Conan the Librarian: < iron maiden > Didn't Karpov put up a 2850 ELO score here, in the early 90s, 13 wins and 4 draws? In one of those tournaments of the 90s, at Wijk am Zee, Kasparov won every game he played with white, except for one draw with Benjamin. Joel says he has the game ...
   Jun-21-05 Robert James Fischer (replies)
Conan the Librarian: < chancho > Maybe he just forgot to brush his teeth that day...?
   Jun-21-05 Zsuzsa Polgar (replies)
Conan the Librarian: The Park was portrayed a little better in "Searching for Bobby fischer", its mostly black, they are expert to master strength players. Its a bit of a territorial thing, when you walk by there, or sit for a $3 blitz game, you know you are on someone elses home turf. And ...
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