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Member since Feb-12-05 · Last seen Jun-19-18
"All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure." -- Mark Twain

   Oliphaunt has kibitzed 208 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-19-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Oliphaunt: Since becoming a christian I realize that chess is a sinful game, but I still have problems giving it up for good. A few weeks or months pass and then I'm at it again. It has a strong pull on me and I like to play blindfolded against the computer. As I've said before chess is a ...
   Feb-02-14 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
Oliphaunt: Suitable pun for this game: "One does not simply walk into Mordor".
   May-14-13 Norway Chess (2013) (replies)
Oliphaunt: <pbercker> I have to agree. I was away for 1 hr and was certain that the game was drawn.
   Apr-22-13 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Oliphaunt: I say that you are a crazy bird.
   Mar-28-13 World Championship Candidates (2013) (replies)
Oliphaunt: I feel so sorry for the moderator in the live commentary. It's impossible to keep up with Ivanchuk when he speaks russian very quickly.
   Mar-28-13 Grischuk vs Kramnik, 2013 (replies)
Oliphaunt: When I saw the press conference I felt almost sure that Grischuk lost on purpose. I'm still very suspicious; both Svidler and Grischuk has now blundered away decent positions against Kramnik. 30.Bxd4 is not a move that a 2700 player would do under normal circumstances. It's on the
   Nov-06-11 Le Quang Liem vs Dominguez Perez, 2011 (replies)
Oliphaunt: Very artistic finish! 29..Kf7 30.Qxg7+ Ke6 31.Qe5+ Kf7 32.Qf6+ Ke8 33.Bb4 [DIAGRAM] It is so neat that Qf6 covers a1; the dual mate threat on f8 and e7 cannot be covered by 33...Qe2, hence 1-0.
   Sep-02-11 Shirov vs M Leon Hoyos, 2011 (replies)
Oliphaunt: <28...Nf8 29.Qg4+ Kh8 30.Rh5+ Nh7 31.Rxh7+ Kxh7 32.Qh5+ Kg7 33.Qg5+ Kh7 34.Re6 wins> 29.Rg5+ Kf7 30.Rf1#.
   Jul-01-10 acirce chessforum (replies)
Oliphaunt: <It's not like the US would have been interested in a democratic state per se, unless it was guaranteed to be a friendly one.> Not necessarily as we've seen with the Shah in Iran and many states in Latin America. It makes me think that the US would've been better off with a ...
   Jun-04-10 Fine vs Najdorf, 1949 (replies)
Oliphaunt: Not too hard; spotted the basic idea (king takes king takes ...Kg2) almost instantly.
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