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Member since Oct-15-17
My name is Markus Jakobi, I am 53.5 years old and living in Wiesbaden, which is the capital of Hesse and a town 40 kilometres away from Frankfurt/Main in Germany. I am playing mail chess since I have been 14.5 years old (+18, =38, -18), but from 1982 until 2015 without computer assistance. My mail chess rating is Elo 2069 from 28 evaluations and my favourite chess players are Francois-André Danican Philidor (France), Friedrich Baumbach (Germany), Wolfgang Uhlmann (Germany), Lev Polugaevsky (Russia), Robert James Fischer (USA), Anatoly Karpov (Russia), Stefan Kindermann (Austria/Germany), Thomas Bohn (Germany), Garry Kasparov (Russia), Stefan Meyer (Germany), Uwe Kettner (Germany), Zdenko Kozul (Croatia), Igor Khenkin (Russia/Germany), Dirk Emmerich (Germany), and Vladimir Kramnik (Russia). I consider Garry Kasparov, Robert James Fischer, Anatoly Karpov, and Francois-André Danican Philidor as the four strongest chess players in history. In my opinion the three most talented chess players in history were/are José Raul Capablanca (Cuba), Paul Morphy (USA), and Viswanathan Anand (India), but not Magnus Carlsen. Judit Polgar (Hungary), Maia Chiburdanidze (Georgia), Nona Gaprindashvili (Georgia), Vera Menchik (England), Yifan Hou (China), Xie Jun (China), and Aleksandra Goryashkina (Russia) are/were the seven strongest female chess players in history. My favourite openings with white are the Volga-Benko Gambit, King's Indian, English, Modern Defense, Chigorin, Nimzo Indian, Dutch, Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Slav, Queen's Indian, French, Modern Benoni, and Ruy Lopez and my favourite openings with black are the French, Volga-Benko Gambit, Sicilian (Najdorf and Chekhover variation), Nimzo Indian, King's Indian, Caro-Kann, Giuoco Piano, Semi-Slav, King's Indian Attack (Grunfeld Indian and Slav approach), Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, Ruy Lopez, Queen's Indian, Van Geet Opening, and Modern Benoni.

   Damenlaeuferbauer has kibitzed 247 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-01-21 Yusupov vs Gavrikov, 1982 (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: After long thinking, the very strong then Russian, but now German GM Artur Yusupov, who reached 3 times the Candidates' semi-finals, finally found the nice exchange sacrifice 39.Rxg7+!,Kxg7 (otherwise Black is a whole bishop down) 40.d6,Rf5 (40.-,Kf6/Kf7/Kf8 41.d7,Ke7 ...
   May-31-21 Le Quang Liem vs E Hansen, 2018 (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: After long thinking, the strong Canadian GM Eric Hansen finally found the nice knight sacrifice 48.-,Ne2+! (49.Kxh3,Qg3#; 49.Kh1,Ng3+ 50.Kg2/Kh2,Nxf1+(+) -+) 49.Kg2,Qg3+ 50.Kh1,Nf2+ 51.Qxf2,Qxf2 -+. This game shows, that the King's Indian with the double fianchetto is a ...
   May-24-21 Knaak vs Adorjan, 1985 (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: After long pondering, my compatriot, the strong GM Rainer Knaak, who was 5 times champion of East Germany, finally found the mate in 3 moves with the nice rook sacrifice 21.Rh8+!,Kxh8 22.Qh5+,Kg8 23.Qh7#. Maybe his best game was his win with the exchange variation of the ...
   May-12-21 B Annakov vs O Sepp, 1994 (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: After long pondering, the unknown (at least to me) Turkmenian then IM Babakouly Annakov finally found the mate in 4 moves with the very nice exchange sacrifice 58.Re8+!,Nxe8 59.Qxe8+,Kh7 (59.-,Qf8 60.Qxf8+,Kh7 61.Be4#) 60.Be4+,Kxh6 61.Qg6#. As I once invented on a ...
   May-09-21 Clemens Allwermann (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: My compatriot Clemens Allwermann should be "Player of the Day" on every April, 1. His two games against G. Bagaturov in 1998 and S. Kalinitschev one year later were great contributions to the chess of the second half of the 1990s in Germany. Considering his age of about 50
   May-03-21 H Barber vs Hebden, 2000 (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: After long thinking, the strong English GM Mark Hebden finally found 10.-,Bxh2+! 11.Kxh2/Nxh2,Qxd3, winning white's unprotected queen. GM Nigel Short wrote onces, that Mark Hebden's opening repertoire with black "is carved in stone" (Closed Ruy Lopez, Two Knights, and ...
   Apr-21-21 Kharlov vs R Paramos, 1993 (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: After long thinking, the very strong Russian GM Andrei Kharlov, who tied for the first to fourth place in the Russian championship 1990, was Garry Kasparov's second (together with the Russian GM Mikhail Kobalia) in his match against Vladimir Kramnik 2000 in London and won ...
   Apr-18-21 Caruana vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2021 (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: This will be the most important game of the 8th round tomorrow. If Fabio wins, it may be his 1st step winning the Candidates the 2nd time. If MVL wins, it will be a huge leap winning this tournament, and if they draw, it may be a little step for MVL to secure 1st place.
   Apr-13-21 World Championship Candidates (2020/21) (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: <FIDE (like FIFA and IOC for that matter) is an easily corrupted organisation which obviously cares more about its power position that its active players (women's WC in Tehran!).> <Sokrates> Sadly, you are absolutely right! Even Jesus Christ would have lost in ...
   Mar-29-21 Cochrane vs Staunton, 1841 (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: After long thinking, the immortal English chess player Howard Staunton, who was the world's best player in the 1840s, the organizer of the first international tournament 1851 in London and a connoisseur of William Shakespeare and his oeuvre, finally found the mate in 2 ...
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