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Dr. Pipit Wagtail
Member since Nov-08-10 · Last seen Jan-10-17
I've lived and played throughout Canada, having a soft spot for the northern tundra and alpine meadows. I'm also terribly fond of willow thickets .... but then who isn't!

   Dr. Pipit Wagtail has kibitzed 31 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-18-12 K H Podzielny vs Matulovic, 1977 (replies)
Dr. Pipit Wagtail: Hey <sevenseaman> - Low level players accusing their betters of dishonesty is not new in chess, and not new on these pages. Hopefully you can ignore such childish behaviour and rather take pride in knowing that your ideas are much read and much appreciated by many ...
   Aug-27-12 Bird vs NN, 1869 (replies)
Dr. Pipit Wagtail: <Abdel Irada> For more, and a different more on the "the" subject, you might enjoy reading Penny's "A History of the Spanish Language". He favours the Greeks
   Aug-10-12 chessforum (replies)
Dr. Pipit Wagtail: Hi. <CG> Thank you for all the work you do to make this a great site. I find that often when following members' analysis and thoughts on games and game positions that I benefit from moving the pieces on the board in the game window. When finished, I reload the game ...
   Aug-05-12 E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 (replies)
Dr. Pipit Wagtail: <stst> The Levitsky-Marshall game of 1912 refered to in earlier posts today regarding The Joys of Chess can be found at the below link: As a small aside... not being a wordsmith... would overuse of the word "meretricious" be ...
   Aug-04-12 F Rhine vs S Nagle, 1997 (replies)
Dr. Pipit Wagtail: <LTJ> Take it easy on yourself, LovethatJoker. Chess is a game of errors. It's in how we react to them that we learn about ourselves and build character. As J. Joyce said, mistakes are the portals of discovery.
   Aug-02-12 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (replies)
Dr. Pipit Wagtail: <JoergWalter> Thank you very much for the excellent video recommendation. Karpov's clearly presented understanding and commentary on this game is a treat. Ah, Karpov. Cheers
   Jul-01-12 Geller vs Bronstein, 1953 (replies)
Dr. Pipit Wagtail: The less well known denouement to this game is that as the infuriated Bronstein rose from the table he ripped his scoresheet to pieces, then kicked over his chair and cursed loudly, "Ef'n Geller!"
   Jun-29-12 Gelfand vs Anand, 2012 (replies)
Dr. Pipit Wagtail: Dr. Pipit Wagtail: <Albertan > <Analysis of this game (which was done by GM Gilberto Milos) can be played through and downloaded...> Hi Albertan - today I read your May 20th message regarding the link to the Chess base site with GM Milos' analysis and play ...
   Jun-25-12 W Pietzsch vs Dzindzichashvili, 1965 (replies)
Dr. Pipit Wagtail: <FSR> Indeed it is lucky "Pietzschy" didn't have a Roman Incident...
   Apr-07-12 brankat chessforum (replies)
Dr. Pipit Wagtail: Hey Brankat - I was up on Vancouver Island for the past week. Stormy weather. If you feel like having a coffee sometime, email me at Hope this finds you well - Cheers
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