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Dick Brain
Member since Nov-09-03 · Last seen Mar-10-14
From California, USCF expert.

Favorite players:
Maria Borisovna Manakova Jose Raul Capablanca Wilhelm Steinitz Robert James Fischer Paul Morphy Siegbert Tarrasch

Favorite openings with Black:
Sicilian, Najdorf (B90) King's Indian Defense (E60) English (A36)

Favorite openings with White:
Ruy Lopez (C60) Sicilian, Najdorf (B94) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack (B88)

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   Dick Brain has kibitzed 1473 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-08-09 M Umansky vs The World, 2009 (replies)
Dick Brain: <WinKing> I don't see how White could make a serious plan for advantage without e4.
   Feb-28-09 Linares (2009) (replies)
Dick Brain: Carlson-Aronian sure looks drawish. Does anyone forsee serious chances for Aronian?
   Jan-25-09 A Nickel vs The World, 2008 (replies)
Dick Brain: I'd sure like to have White to move in this position if you took all the pieces except for pawns off even though engines might say its a draw. I don't think so.
   Nov-24-08 RandomVisitor chessforum (replies)
Dick Brain: GMAN hasn't done anything that impressive just yet -- keeping a solid game with White is not that big of a deal. He's probably going to have to weaken his solid pawn structure in order to make progress unless Black is impatient and does so first. I have a hunch he's counting on ...
   Nov-10-08 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
Dick Brain: it is definitely statistically true that a 2700 FIDE and a 2700 USCF are not comparable. It is harder to get the FIDE 2700 for sure. The difference is close to 100 points. On the other hand, around 2200 FIDE and USCF things are very different: there is approximate parity if not a
   Oct-01-08 Anand - Kramnik World Championship Match (2008) (replies)
Dick Brain: But who in the hearts of most everybody is the true world champion at any given time: the winner of the last world championship match or the world #1 in ratings? It seems to me it's always the #1 these days, especially when there is a significant gap. That's what saps interest ...
   Aug-11-08 The World vs G Timmerman, 2007 (replies)
Dick Brain: Chesscard, he will play one more move and resign on move 63 I predict.
   Jul-20-07 acirce chessforum (replies)
Dick Brain: FIDE ratings are less than USCF ratings in the professional ranges by 50 to 100 points. That is not true, however, around 2100-2300 where they are at least in parity. One old theory on this is the FIDE point injection due to the olympiad system. 20 years ago, though, USCF rating ...
   Jul-16-07 L Monosson vs M Fauque, 1935 (replies)
Dick Brain: this problem is in every beginner's book on chess combinations!
   Jul-15-07 E Prandstetter vs Blatny, 1986 (replies)
Dick Brain: Anyone who figured this one through several moves in the customary .1s must surely be the second coming of Alexander Alekhine. Congratulations!
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