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Rama
Member since May-29-03 · Last seen Jan-25-22
Greetings from Key West FL USA.

I'm a Vishy fan. In 1985 I was in Madras, India on a field project and played lots of chess at the Tal CC. I also had the opportunity to play at the V.K. Mills Open in Palni, won by 15 year old Vishy Anand. Afterwards Vishy and his friend Manuel Aron (sp?) went over their games in my dorm room and then we played some speed. I took a snapshot. They were just a couple of kids, I was the bigshot visiting scientist. :)

Best published rating USCF 1954 in 1987, highest rated victim 2150, call myself an Expert.


   Rama has kibitzed 936 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-23-22 84th Tata Steel Masters (2022) (replies)
 
Rama: Well, he's having a terrible tournament anyway...
 
   Dec-05-21 Vescovi vs R Szuhanek, 1994 (replies)
 
Rama: Darn, I liked Nef5.
 
   Dec-04-21 Carlsen - Nepomniachtchi World Championship Match (2021) (replies)
 
Rama: Imagine playing Magnus day after day for weeks. What a mountain to climb!
 
   Nov-06-21 Firouzja vs D Howell, 2021 (replies)
 
Rama: Why did black resign? Or did he time-out? 57. ... Be1, doesn't look that bad.
 
   Mar-31-21 Portisch vs Eliskases, 1964 (replies)
 
Rama: I tried 31. Qe7. After the exchanges, move the K out of check and there it is -- the diagonal, the rooks, no escape.
 
   Mar-08-21 Tisdall vs L Christiansen, 1995 (replies)
 
Rama: Tis the Wiz, nice.
 
   Feb-02-21 M Keller vs W Bogatzki, 1976 (replies)
 
Rama: I've won a few games with a double dis-check, it's a wonderful feeling!
 
   Apr-11-20 V Moiseenko vs E Bykov, 2018 (replies)
 
Rama: Mated by a pawn, nice.
 
   Apr-04-20 Levon Aronian (replies)
 
Rama: Arianne's obituary was written up in the NY Times with picture 4/3/20.
 
   Mar-25-20 Vachier-Lagrave vs Nepomniachtchi, 2020 (replies)
 
Rama: Win with the Winawer! I always played it as outlined by Alekhine in his 'Notes on Openings' appendix to NY24: 5. ... cxd4! Nimzovitch taught that the French was about the battle for d4 square. Here it is won on move 5. Of course, I was just a club player...
 
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