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Member since Jul-02-07 · Last seen Dec-09-21
Hi from Mainz, Germany.
If you speak German and think my username is arrogant, think again :-) A local newspaper once called me that when I was much younger, and since then I use it in a self-ironic and tongue in cheek way. My current ELO is 2270.

I enjoy the games of everyone playing active and creative chess. Of the current players I like watching Aronian the most; if I had to choose only one favorite player of all times, that would be Bronstein. I don't like Carlsen's style too much, but there's no question that he is terribly strong and clearly above anyone else at the moment. With other players I sometimes get the feeling they might mess up a position, but never with Carlsen.

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   Edeltalent has kibitzed 386 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Dec-08-21 Carlsen - Nepomniachtchi World Championship Match (2021) (replies)
Edeltalent: <1984's "Monotony in Moscow"> This one got a remake in 2012.
   Nov-08-21 FIDE Grand Swiss (2021) (replies)
Edeltalent: <Messiah: There was one game where black's a-pawn was promoted on f1, and one where the b-pawn was promoted on h1.> Cool, I'd be interested to see them (especially the second), can you share the games please?
   Mar-20-20 World Championship Candidates (2020/21) (replies)
Edeltalent: <Sally Simpson: I'm pretty sure nobody has won the candidates (the modern version) after losing their first two games.> Karjakin in 2014 came quite close to winning the event after being -2 after the first half. That was the only comeback story in the Candidates that I ...
   Jan-16-19 Tata Steel Masters (2019) (replies)
Edeltalent: <Check It Out: Can you locate a link to where you read Kramnik alluding to his intent to play aggressive chess?> Hear it from the man himself:
   Nov-24-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
Edeltalent: <HeMateMe: interesting, when Gelfand went one game up on Anand, after a slew of draws, he immediately lost the next game in 19 moves, quickly and easily, gave it right back. When Karjakin went one up on Carlsen, after a slew of draws, he lost the following game, gave it right ...
   Mar-12-18 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
Edeltalent: <watwinc: <saffuna: … an example of the need to develop> I don’t know about them, but I’m pushing this one as an example of how to exploit a lead in development!> I'm not so sure, do you really want your pupils to "randomly" play Rg8, Nh5 and push g5-g4 with the
   Mar-12-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
Edeltalent: <Lambda>, <devere> and others, who are interested in statistical models: Here's another one: https://www.schachklub-bad-homburg....
   Dec-02-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship Match (2016) (replies)
Edeltalent: <safar: When was the last time a world championship match had a queen sacrifice?> I assume you mean winning ones. These come to mind: Leko vs Kramnik, 2004 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 Although Kramnik's is the only real sacrifice, the other two (and ...
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
Edeltalent: <DirkMcCallahan: "Sergey, your dream of becoming World Champion does not come true today. How does that feel?" Why do they always have the worst reporters ever at these events?!> After reding the quote I thought you made a spot on ironic comment about the press conferences,
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
Edeltalent: <DirkMcCallahan: <Domdaniel: Anyone *still* object to the format?> Yep. This was an exciting game, to be sure, and I'd love for there to be more high-profile rapids matches/tourneys, but this is no way to determine the World Chess Champion.> Well said, I second that.
   Nov-28-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-24-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-14-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-04-16 Baku Olympiad (2016) (replies)
   Sep-03-16 Kramnik vs Ivanchuk, 2012
   Aug-15-16 Sinquefield Cup (2016) (replies)
   Apr-28-16 Ultimate Blitz Challenge (2016) (replies)
   Mar-23-16 World Championship Candidates (2016) (replies)
   Mar-04-16 Bronstein vs Keres, 1950 (replies)
   Dec-14-15 London Chess Classic (2015) (replies)
   Sep-28-15 World Cup (2015) (replies)
   Sep-23-15 Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1966) (replies)
   Aug-31-15 Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-30-15 Sinquefield Cup (2015) (replies)
   May-26-15 FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2015) (replies)
   May-15-15 Vachier-Lagrave vs Jobava, 2015 (replies)
   May-02-15 Oll vs Shaked, 1997 (replies)
   May-01-15 K Spraggett vs M Campbell, 1974 (replies)
   Apr-27-15 Kasparov vs Short (Blitz) (2015) (replies)
   Mar-16-15 Steinitz vs J B Brockenbrough, 1885 (replies)
   Mar-12-15 P Amiri vs Gleizerov, 2005 (replies)
   Mar-11-15 A Escobar Forero vs D Nederveld, 2005 (replies)
   Mar-09-15 L Lalla vs V A Martin, 2005 (replies)
   Feb-28-15 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-25-15 F Bohatirchuk vs Nenarokov, 1924 (replies)
   Feb-22-15 FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi (2015) (replies)
   Feb-22-15 Ljubojevic vs Karpov, 1993 (replies)
   Feb-21-15 Alekhine vs Colle, 1925 (replies)
   Feb-20-15 J Grefe vs A Karklins, 1973 (replies)
   Feb-19-15 Winawer vs Shumov, 1875 (replies)
   Feb-18-15 Sengupta vs S Grover, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-11-15 Blackburne vs H Charlick, 1885 (replies)
   Feb-08-15 Rublevsky vs P Smirnov, 2013 (replies)
   Feb-07-15 Browne vs Westerinen, 1970 (replies)
   Feb-06-15 Harikrishna vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-05-15 Motylev vs S Azarov, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-04-15 Steinitz vs A Mocatta, 1875 (replies)
   Feb-01-15 Gibraltar Masters (2015) (replies)
   Feb-01-15 Hastings (1895) (replies)
   Jan-30-15 Sax vs Ehlvest, 1988 (replies)
   Jan-29-15 Mamedyarov vs Nyback, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-28-15 Bergell / Neumann vs Knorre / Cordel, 1865 (replies)
   Jan-24-15 Tata Steel Masters (2015) (replies)
   Jan-23-15 Kramnik vs F Vallejo Pons, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-22-15 J Sammour-Hasbun vs A Ivanov, 2013 (replies)
   Jan-21-15 Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-18-15 E Torre vs J Kinlay, 1977 (replies)
   Jan-18-15 Bondarevsky vs Bronstein, 1945 (replies)
   Jan-16-15 S Djuric vs K Spraggett, 1983 (replies)
   Jan-15-15 Shulman vs B Finegold, 2013 (replies)
   Jan-14-15 M Palacios Perez vs G Gonzalez Intelangelo, 1995 (replies)
   Jan-13-15 I Nei vs Petrosian, 1960 (replies)
   Jan-11-15 Aronian vs Mamedyarov, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-09-15 Weeramantry vs A Slimani, 2005
   Jan-09-15 Reti vs Capablanca, 1928 (replies)
   Jan-07-15 J Ragsdale vs T Snow, 1962 (replies)
   Dec-31-14 Hastings (2014/15) (replies)
   Dec-26-14 A Maric vs T Lematschko, 2004 (replies)
   Dec-25-14 P Horvath vs T Stoll, 2004 (replies)
   Dec-24-14 L Binet Tapaszto vs M Colon Romero, 1964 (replies)
   Dec-22-14 S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 (replies)
   Dec-20-14 S Del Rio Angelis vs B Olape, 2004 (replies)
   Dec-19-14 Z Rahman vs Yudasin, 2004 (replies)
   Dec-18-14 Nijboer vs A Zhigalko, 2004 (replies)
   Dec-17-14 Jobava vs G Arzumanian, 1999 (replies)
   Dec-17-14 W Sahlmann vs K Junge, 1941
   Nov-29-14 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-25-14 Nakamura-Aronian (2014) (replies)
   Nov-23-14 Carlsen - Anand World Championship Match (2014) (replies)
   Nov-18-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-16-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-14-14 L Bronstein vs A S Segal, 1977 (replies)
   Oct-14-14 Dominguez Perez vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-14-14 Grischuk vs Dominguez Perez, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-27-14 Anand vs Svidler, 1999 (replies)
   Sep-15-14 F Olafsson vs Tal, 1971 (replies)
   Aug-21-14 Lasker vs Nimzowitsch, 1934 (replies)
   Aug-10-14 C Chaurang vs B J Moore, 1957 (replies)
   Aug-09-14 Tromso Olympiad (2014) (replies)
   Jul-18-14 N Evseev vs Flohr, 1949 (replies)
   Jul-02-14 T van de Berkmortel vs Bronstein, 1993 (replies)
   Jul-01-14 E Cravens vs K McLennan, 1995
   Jun-28-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
   May-23-14 Karpov vs Garriga, 1976
   May-22-14 Kurajica vs B Ivanovic, 1976
   May-19-14 B Brooks vs W S Merrell, 1989
   Apr-20-14 E Hansen vs V Gashimov, 2011
   Mar-26-14 World Championship Candidates (2014) (replies)
   Mar-25-14 Kramnik vs Svidler, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-22-14 Bronstein vs Keres, 1952 (replies)
   Mar-22-14 Svidler vs Karjakin, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-22-14 Karjakin vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-20-14 Mamedyarov vs Svidler, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-15-14 Svidler vs Kramnik, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-13-14 D Andreikin vs Kramnik, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-08-14 Petrosian vs M Bertok, 1965
   Mar-05-14 Nepomniachtchi vs S Hautot, 2006 (replies)
   Mar-03-14 G Borisenko vs Tal, 1955
   Feb-23-14 Fine vs C F Tears, 1945 (replies)
   Feb-21-14 H Neubauer vs R Achleitner, 2001
   Feb-02-14 Zurich Chess Challenge (2014) (replies)
   Jan-31-14 Nakamura vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-27-14 F Duz-Khotimirsky vs Rubinstein, 1907 (replies)
   Jan-21-14 Tata Steel Masters (2014) (replies)
   Jan-17-14 Kasparov vs Anand, 1991 (replies)
   Jan-17-14 Rapport vs Dominguez Perez, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-16-14 G Abrahams vs W H Watts, 1936 (replies)
   Jan-08-14 Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 (replies)
   Jan-03-14 O Danchevski vs Degraeve, 2001
   Jan-03-14 J Lechtynsky vs K Blaha, 1985 (replies)
   Dec-05-13 Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 (replies)
   Dec-04-13 World Team Championship (2013) (replies)
   Nov-28-13 Yu Yangyi vs Nepomniachtchi, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-21-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013) (replies)
   Nov-17-13 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-17-13 Khalifman vs Nisipeanu, 1999 (replies)
   Sep-28-13 T Klop vs T Tinga, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-13-13 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-11-13 Sinquefield Cup (2013) (replies)
   Sep-10-13 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Aug-24-13 World Cup (2013) (replies)
   Aug-24-13 Kamsky vs Tomashevsky, 2013 (replies)
   Aug-11-13 Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 (replies)
   Jul-23-13 Tal vs Bronstein, 1982
   Jul-17-13 FIDE Grand Prix Beijing (2013) (replies)
   Jul-10-13 Hecht vs Keene, 1966 (replies)
   Jun-22-13 Tal Memorial (2013) (replies)
   May-16-13 Gruenfeld vs Lasker, 1923
   May-13-13 Petrosian vs Petrovsky, 1946 (replies)
   May-13-13 United States Championship (2013) (replies)
   Apr-22-13 Alekhine Memorial (2013) (replies)
   Apr-22-13 Vachier-Lagrave vs Ding Liren, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-21-13 Anand vs Adams, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-13-13 J Mieses vs Marshall, 1907 (replies)
   Apr-01-13 World Championship Candidates (2013) (replies)
   Jan-27-13 Giri vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Jan-17-13 Tata Steel Group A (2013) (replies)
   Dec-20-12 J Randviir vs Bronstein, 1947
   Dec-11-12 London Chess Classic (2012) (replies)
   Dec-08-12 Adams vs McShane, 2012 (replies)
   Nov-16-12 Ni Hua vs Sundararajan, 2009
   Nov-04-12 Nepomniachtchi vs D Andreikin, 2012
   Nov-04-12 M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1889 (replies)
   Aug-12-12 Russian Championship Superfinal (2012) (replies)
   Jul-17-12 A Fernandes vs Andersson, 1990
   Jul-17-12 M Bartel vs Naiditsch, 2012 (replies)
   Jul-13-12 Caruana vs Naiditsch, 2012 (replies)
   Jul-10-12 World Blitz Championship (2012) (replies)
   Jun-30-12 Yu Yangyi vs M R Venkatesh, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-16-12 McShane vs Kramnik, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-14-12 Morozevich vs Nakamura, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-13-12 Tal Memorial (2012) (replies)
   Jun-08-12 Radjabov vs Tomashevsky, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-08-12 Morozevich vs Nakamura, 2012 (replies)
   May-27-12 Anand - Gelfand World Championship Match (2012) (replies)
   May-20-12 I Krush vs A Zatonskih, 2012 (replies)
   May-19-12 Nakamura vs Seirawan, 2012 (replies)
   May-18-12 Anand - Topalov World Championship Match (2010) (replies)
   May-18-12 Kamsky vs Nakamura, 2012 (replies)
   May-18-12 Benjamin Finegold (replies)
   May-17-12 Nakamura vs Lenderman, 2012 (replies)
   May-16-12 Stripunsky vs Nakamura, 2012 (replies)
   May-16-12 Lenderman vs Kamsky, 2012 (replies)
   May-04-12 Spielmann vs Duras, 1907 (replies)
   Apr-28-12 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2012 (replies)
   Apr-22-12 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2012 (replies)
   Apr-21-12 Kramnik - Aronian (2012) (replies)
   Apr-18-12 Carlsen vs Adams, 2006 (replies)
   Apr-01-12 Kuzmin vs Tal, 1973 (replies)
   Feb-10-12 Yusupov vs Shirov, 2012 (replies)
   Feb-02-12 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-28-12 Tata Steel Group A (2012) (replies)
   Jan-07-12 Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 (replies)
   Nov-18-11 Smitten vs Prince Dadian, 1896 (replies)
   Nov-11-11 Aronian vs H Stevic, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-18-11 Rublevsky vs B Amin, 2008
   Sep-12-11 Rubinstein vs J Perlis, 1906 (replies)
   Sep-07-11 World Cup (2011) (replies)
   Apr-07-11 Ni Hua vs Zhao Jun, 2011 (replies)
   Mar-15-10 La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 (replies)
   Jan-03-10 Gligoric vs P Bidev, 1946 (replies)
   Oct-12-09 Tal vs Sveshnikov, 1988 (replies)
   Aug-25-09 Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 (replies)
   Jul-26-09 H Jimenez vs Keres, 1957
   May-28-09 B H Wood vs F Parr, 1950 (replies)
   Feb-25-09 Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 (replies)
   Nov-28-08 Dolmatov vs A Guseinov, 1988 (replies)
   Nov-27-08 Steinitz vs Lasker, 1894 (replies)
   Jul-14-07 T L Petrosian vs P Smirnov, 2006 (replies)
   Jul-03-07 Xie Jun vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 1997 (replies)
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