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>:
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 gameknot.com 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,
<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.
I have been visiting chessgames.com 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!