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Member since Oct-15-17
My name is Markus Jakobi, I am 54.5 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 (+21, =43, -18), but from 1982 until 2015 without computer assistance. My mail chess rating is Elo 2074 from 36 evaluations and my favourite chess players are Francois-André Danican Philidor (France), 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), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), and Elisabeth Paehtz (Germany). I consider Garry Kasparov, Robert James Fischer, Anatoly Karpov, and Francois-André Danican Philidor as the four strongest chess players in history. My favourite openings with white are the Volga-Benko Gambit, King's Indian, English, Modern Defense, Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin, Nimzo Indian, Dutch, Queen's Indian, Queen's Gambit Accepted, French, Semi-Slav, Modern Benoni, and Ruy Lopez and my favourite openings with black are the Sicilian, French, Volga-Benko Gambit, Semi-Slav, Nimzo Indian, King's Indian, Giuoco Piano, Caro-Kann, King's Indian Attack, Queen's Gambit Accepted, Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, Queen's Indian, Ruy Lopez, Van Geet Opening, and Modern Benoni.

   Damenlaeuferbauer has kibitzed 277 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-18-22 FIDE Candidates (2022) (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: <Czx> Hikaru Nakamura spoiled his enormous talent by playing thousands of online blitz and bullet games, which led to superficial and tactical-based decisions instead of deep strategical understanding of the positions. This is the reason why giants like "the ...
   Jun-14-22 E N Cooke vs A Turzo, 2001 (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: After long thinking, the unknown (at least to me) Hungarian IM and former junior champion Attila Turzo finally found the mate in 4 moves with the very nice rook sacrifice 39.-,Rxh3+! 40.gxh3 (40.Kg1,Qf2#),Qf3+ 41.Kg1,Qf2+ 42.Kh1,Qh2#. If you seek a full game and do not ...
   Jun-04-22 V Fedoseev vs M Matlakov, 2021
Damenlaeuferbauer: <whiteshark> You can NEVER stop the development of opening theory! It is not a great surprise, that a player of Fedoseev's calibre found a novelty (maybe an improvement?) on Carlsen vs. Nakamura, rapid 2021, which fizzled out (too?) early in a draw. Unfortunately, ...
   May-27-22 Spassky vs Geller, 1959 (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: This game shows, how incredible strong Boris Spassky was at the end of the 1950's and in the 1960's. Maybe from 1964 until 1970 he was the strongest player in the world - despite Robert James Fischer. It would be a big mistake to judge Boris Spassky's playing strength just
   Apr-11-22 P Rejto vs E Schiller, 1983 (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: After long pondering, my old friend Eric finally found the mate in 2 moves with the very nice exchange sacrifice 37.-,Rd3+! 38. Bxd3,Rxd3#. I like his fresh idea in the opening with the St. George-Ruy Lopez hybrid!
   Mar-21-22 C Ratsimikatry vs N Faulks, 2008 (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: After long thinking, the British candidate master Nick Faulks, who plays for the proud nation of Bermuda, finally found the mate in 3 moves with the nice knight sacrifice 28.-,Nc2+! 29.Qxc2,Qe3+ 30.Qe2,Qxe2#.
   Mar-16-22 E J Diemer vs A Schuppler, 1937 (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: This game, which was played 85 years ago, but looks very modern, is the immortal game of my old friend Emil Joseph. The Ryder Gambit of the BDG is completely sound. Despite such titans as P. Morphy, A. Alekhine, P. Keres, M. Tal, G. Kasparov, and A. Shirov, my compatriot ...
   Feb-14-22 A S Rasmussen vs H Tikkanen, 1999 (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: After long pondering, the four-times Danish champion GM Allan Stig Rasmussen finally found the mate in 3 moves with the nice rook sacrifice 32.Re8+!,Rxe8 (32.-,Bxe8 33.Qf8#; 32.-,Kf7 33.Qg7/Qf8#) 33.Rxe8+,Bxe8 (33.-,Kf7 34.Qf8#) 34.Qf8#. I agree, that black should have ...
   Feb-08-22 Yuri L Averbakh (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: Happy centenary, GM Yuri Lvovich Averbakh! You taught us how to play endgames. My favourite game is your brilliant counter attack in the Nimzo-Indian Saemisch against Lev Polugaevsky from the USSR championship in 1956, which I first noticed in November 1984 and made a deep
   Jan-29-22 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2022 (replies)
Damenlaeuferbauer: Congratulations to Magnus Carlsen for winning Wijk aan Zee 2022 convincingly and well deserved! He will be the best player in the world and world champion for many further years.
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