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Member since Aug-30-07
Chess enthusiast from Southern Germany;

to me, <chess is the battle of ideas: strategy.>

Therefore you won't be surprised to hear that my <<>favorite player is>:

Mikhail Botvinnik

Game Collection - <Botvinniks Best Games> compiled by <Malacha>:


Game Collection: BOTVINNIK"S BEST GAMES VOL 1: 1925-1941


Game Collection: BOTVINNIK'S BEST GAMES: VOL 2,1943-1956


Game Collection: BOTVINNIK"S BEST GAMES: VOL 3: 1957-1970

I like to play correspondence chess. You can find me on as <baccano>

<Openings> wise I am interested in the English (Mikhail Botvinnik), Pirc (Duncan Suttles ; Mikhail Botvinnik) and the Gruenfeld (Peter Svidler).

<Saint Louis Chess Club> <>

Favourite Chess related programms, mostly for <<>entertainment>:

<Chess TV World Cup 1982/1983> (German only, sadly) Participants: Karpov, Spassky, Timman, Torre, Lobron, Seiravan and others ... Great, corny programm. Helmut Pfleger is a great commentator and host. Pair him up with Vlastimil Hort and you are in heaven,

Part I:

Part II:

Part III:

Part IV:

Part V:

Part VI:

<Kasparov - Karpov Lyon, 1990> Sadly there is a strong bias towards Kasparov in the program; the last bit is in french only, which also doesn't help.

<Something Personal> I have been visiting for 12 years now. Sometimes for 16 hours a day, sometimes only once every month or so. But it always felt like home - at least it did. I wish that feeling would return, but ... you can't turn back time.

Thank you for the fun times, and R.I.P. Daniel. See you on the oher side!

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

   Pyke has kibitzed 1783 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-05-18 Pyke chessforum
Pyke: Hi guys, thanks for dropping by and the input. Sorry for the late reply. I'll respond in detail soon. Work is crazy at the moment, putting in at least 12 hours a day ;-). Thanks for the link <Whiteshark>! <Parisattack> I'll check my database for games. But since I started ...
   Sep-13-18 Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 (replies)
Pyke: <in this game the young Capablanca was still no match for the experienced Botvinnik.> Capablanca was more than 20 years older than Botvinnik. This doesn't make any sense.
   Sep-09-18 chessforum (replies)
Pyke: Thank you, <>!
   Sep-08-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Pyke: < is under new management, and there will be at least some changes in posting policies and the handling of complaints.> Well I'd actually like it if the posting guidelines were enforced again and order restored; just look at the forum for example. ...
   Sep-08-18 A Ayiku vs R Hamid, 2014
Pyke: What a slaughter!
   Sep-07-18 Aronian vs Grischuk, 2018 (replies)
Pyke: Analysis by GM Varuzhan Eduardovich Akobian
   Sep-06-18 Alexander Morozevich (replies)
Pyke: <PhilFeeley: <SueursFroides> Did he say why he quit professional chess?> Here's an interview from 2017 and some excerpts from it (highlights added by me): <Like a series of grandmasters who’ve quit chess recently, considering that ...
   Sep-05-18 technical draw chessforum (replies)
Pyke: <TD> Regarding the First World War you might want to check out this Youtube Channel: I've been watching them for 4 years now. The idea is that the review what happened - week for week, every thursday - exactly a hundred years ago. ...
   Sep-04-18 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
Pyke: Just wanted to be nice and wish you well, and this is what I get. Whatever, have a nice day.
   Sep-02-18 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
Pyke: Peter Svidler tells a cool Korchnoi story: Enjoy; without spoiling anything, it's basically about Victor's endless fighting spirit - much to the chagrin of his teammates.
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