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Franz the Stampede
Member since Apr-30-04 · Last seen Nov-02-06
Francesco from Milano, Italy. I used to play chess when I was 15-16 (I'm born 1983) but eventually I quit to play musical instruments. I picked up chess again last year. I'm not that good but I really like playing and the whole chess scene. My fav player is probably Fischer but I also like Botvinnik, Kasparov and Keres. I'm also a big fan of Vassily "Chuky" Ivanchuk and pretty much in love with Kateryna Lahno.. ehrm...
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   Franz the Stampede has kibitzed 413 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-15-06 Corus Group A (2006) (replies)
Franz the Stampede: I'm rooting for Chucky lik enothing before, but as somebody wrote the chances that by the end of the tournament his nerves will fail him might be high...
   Jun-15-05 Kateryna Lagno (replies)
Franz the Stampede: <Kateryna plays Tatiana Kosintseva from Russia tomorrow, possibly the favorite, being the highest rated player> and wins with black!!!!! go katy!!! :D
   May-24-05 Birchbeer vs NN, 1995 (replies)
Franz the Stampede: anything wrong with 8.Nxh7 (which puts the e5 knight under queen's attack) with idea of 9.Nf6+ and then taking the rook?
   May-22-05 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
Franz the Stampede: considering the last 9-10 months 1.Topalov 2.Leko 3.Ivanchuk
   May-22-05 Ponomariov vs Adams, 2005 (replies)
Franz the Stampede: the rook is gone :-(
   May-22-05 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 (replies)
Franz the Stampede: <Kramnik used to be a really great player during the end of the 90:s and and beginning of the 2000:s.> he hasn't been like that for some 3 years. But maybe, he's never really been what he used to be ;-) anyway, congrats to Mr Classical World Champion for his -2 ...
   May-21-05 Anand vs Kramnik, 2005 (replies)
Franz the Stampede: <So how many world champions have there been according to your view? Capablanca, Fischer, Karpov and Kasparov? Does Alekhine qualify?> they all qualify, especially Alekhine who has a 73% in the stats. Possibly many others qualify as well. The incosistency of ...
   May-18-05 Polgar vs Adams, 2005 (replies)
Franz the Stampede: go dancing rook!!!!
   May-16-05 Anand vs Adams, 2005 (replies)
Franz the Stampede: I'll spend the evening trying to see how white could win instead of throwing his bishop on black's h pawn
   May-15-05 Adams vs Ponomariov, 2005 (replies)
Franz the Stampede: Just why didnt Spidey took the Bishop with the pawn in order to try to create an obstacle to Pono's passed pawn?
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