chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
 
Chessgames.com User Profile Chessforum

Diocletian
Member since Mar-07-07


click for larger view

>> Click here to see Diocletian's game collections.

Chessgames.com Full Member

   Diocletian has kibitzed 252 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-30-23 Diocletian chessforum
 
Diocletian: thank you, YoungEd
 
   Jan-30-23 D Prelevic vs P Orlov, 2001
 
Diocletian: see a check, check it out.
 
   Jan-06-23 R Antonio vs R Phillips, 2006 (replies)
 
Diocletian: The mind's eye got me to 40.Qxe7+, and that was enough for me to begin the sequence in tournament game. Black pieces cornered, and White's bishops to be quickly activated.
 
   Oct-09-22 Siegbert Tarrasch
 
Diocletian: "Chess, like money, like opiates, has the power to make you happy."
 
   Sep-29-22 Karoly Sterk
 
Diocletian: Happy Birthday, KAROLY STERK. I have searched unsuccesfully for your picture. Anybody who can outsmart Frank Marshall deserves a picture. Agreed, Chessgames? This is my birthday too. What's really strange is that I recently lied about my birthday, claiming it was the 19th.
 
   Sep-01-22 A Cioara vs M Godena, 2000 (replies)
 
Diocletian: Compositions are presented as White to Move, and my choice was Ne7+.
 
   Aug-30-22 R Klabis vs N Pert, 2011 (replies)
 
Diocletian: Always look for checks. Always play a check, and it's best to announce the check out loud: "CHECK!" to let your opponent know you're no fool and that you have a low opinion of his game. For example, I played here 33....Rxf2, 34.Rxf2 Bxe3, which draws to 35. Qf7+ "CHECK!"
 
   Aug-23-22 N Huschenbeth vs M Hoffmann, 2006 (replies)
 
Diocletian: 30...Rb6 was my choice too. I spent some minutes looking for a decisive "puzzle move" but found none. 30....Rb6 piles onto the Black's weak b pawn and soon opens attack lines to the Black king.
 
   Jul-25-22 B Rabar vs E Paoli, 1953 (replies)
 
Diocletian: I got this instantly. I got them all last week too, never more than a few seconds. I have been beating Stockfish consistently, mostly in three-minute games but also in traditional 40 moves/2.5 hours.
 
   Jun-07-22 Unzicker vs Tal, 1975 (replies)
 
Diocletian: <Brenin: Great game, but does the pun mean anything, other than a reference to White's surname?> Most of the puns are like that, merely a silly play on a player's name. They make me wonder if the game itself is really worth looking at. Occasionally, a really good pun ...
 
(replies) indicates a reply to the comment.

Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-04-17  ketchuplover: First!
Apr-05-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: Second!
Apr-05-17  technical win: 3-tiered cake!
Feb-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Diocletian: It is nice to have witty, mysterious cronies here. Thank you for your friendly greetings.You are welcome to look at the collections of my favorite and most hated games.
Feb-08-18  JimNorCal: Not everyone has a collection of most "hated" games!
Feb-08-18  Travis Bickle: Is that you Bobby?
Mar-01-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Diocletian: <Travis Bickle: Is that you Bobby?> Well, we have a lot in common.
Mar-10-21  ketchuplover: This is the ghost of chessgames' past
May-09-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: Hi <Diocletian>. What are the rules violations you refer to in S P Tanin vs G Sanakoev, 1960

I thought when I saw it in your most hated, that it must have broken games rules, like castling across check. So I rushed to play it through.

Then I slapped my head. Of course if it breaks that kind of rule the score can't be included here, can it?

May-12-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Diocletian: <Dionysius1>Well, this unattractive game begins with one of my favorite openings for either side, the Winawer French, but it soon degenerates into an adolescent display by each player fighting on opposite sides of the board rather than a head-on clash between honorable men. It reminds me of thoughtless, idle games I played against myself as a boy without real opponents. Certainly there is something wrong here, but I find the trouble hard to pinpoint - even after a thorough review of the official rules of chess.

I too am older - I am from the exciting Fischer era - and I mostly only play computers now.

Thank you for your interest.

May-12-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: Thanks. Some games just annoy me - though mostly when I think the players aren't trying. I wasted too many of my school opportunities playing silly opening traps - I felt the only way to play good chess was to dominate from the start.

Playing in the Irish Schoolboys championships mostly cured me - they were too good for that. (0,0,0,1,1,1,1). But between rounds someone showed me the Q and N smothered mate, and I was made up.

Thanks for getting back to me.

Sep-29-22  YoungEd: Happy birthday!
Jan-30-23
Premium Chessgames Member
  Diocletian: Chess, like money, like opium, has the power to make you happy.
Jan-30-23
Premium Chessgames Member
  Diocletian: thank you, YoungEd

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific user only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

You are not logged in to chessgames.com.
If you need an account, register now;
it's quick, anonymous, and free!
If you already have an account, click here to sign-in.

View another user profile:
   
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC