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Member since Sep-16-07
Just a common patzer OTB rating around the magical 2.000 mark. Best personal game, beating an IM in a tournament game.

Active fav. players.


Players I would like to see (more often) at top events: Le Quang Liem. He has all the tools to make it to a very good Top Ten player in my book.

All time favorites: Tal, Kasparov.

Note: although I enjoy Tal and Kasparov my style of play looks more like Kramnik or Karpov playing (on a much , much lower level ofc., what I mean is, my play is more positional than tactical).

As much as I like watching Carlsen as World Champ and potentially gaining a status in chess history similar to Kasparov, I find his play sometimes a bit "dull". (almost) All of his games are high quality, they are just not as exciting to watch in my opinion. It's nice to see how Kramnik reinvented himself and started to play more actively for wins again.

   Refused has kibitzed 4801 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-29-23 M Gharibyan vs V Asadli, 2018 (replies)
Refused: 41...Rxh3 threatening 42...Qh1# looks crushing.
   Nov-29-23 R Edouard vs Kazhgaleyev, 2009
Refused: I went for 29.Rg6 which is crushing but apparently less winning than the game continuation with 29.Rxg7 which apparently forces mate. Anyway, fwiw my train of thought was, that I wanted to play Qxh6 and Rg8# in some shape or form. And kicking off the black queen from the sixth is ...
   Nov-28-23 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Refused: <The Integrity: < Let's just leave Tiny to his beer hall putsch fantasies.> As you see more and more acts of extremism in the news, just realize that there’s nothing you can do about it, and nothing you can do to stop me from radicalizing thousands of people online on ...
   Nov-25-23 Short vs Ganguly, 2002 (replies)
Refused: 32.Qxh5 is the obvious first choice white has to check. Main line is: a) 32...gxh5. 33.Bxf4 Rb7 34.Bh6 (probably simpler than 34.Bxb7 Qxb7 35.Rxg7 Qxe4+) +- The main issue is that the Bishop can't move away from g7 as white is threatening mate on g8 b) 32...Re4 and once again ...
   Nov-21-23 Jakob Leon Pajeken
Refused: Nobody commenting on Jakob's page. Some biographical minor note. He is the son of Wolfgang Pajeken He is (fortunately) a bit more even-tempered than Wolfgang (no offense Wolfgang, but the Pajeken bust ups are kinda legendary).
   Nov-16-23 K Shirazi vs R Lemon, 1983 (replies)
Refused: I went for 13.Bxd3 basically because there's nothing else to move the proverbial ball forward. I very much believe white is betterish after 13.Bxd3 (something between ⩲ and ±), however that is a very odd puzzle position. Game continuation feels more like a suicide note
   Nov-08-23 FIDE Grand Swiss (Women) (2023) (replies)
Refused: Not really a viable defense, as Budweise is not beer. Anyway, I assume HeMixesStuffUp confused Cramling with Kosteniuk, who is now representing Switzerland. I am not sure however, if she resides in Switzerland, I thought she was living in France.
   Nov-07-23 M Pap vs J Lampert, 2012
Refused: Poor Jonas, that game was just an utter disaster for him. 30.Bf8+ is 1-0.
   Nov-03-23 Caruana vs B Deac, 2023 (replies)
Refused: Well I kinda prefer white. Black's king side pawns feel a bit loose, white is fully developed, and I can see a clear plan going forward with queen side expansion. I mean, I can even dream of playing Nf5, if black is careless.The only white piece I kinda dislike is the Bishop on g3. ...
   Oct-29-23 Mecking vs R Vasquez Schroeder, 1993 (replies)
Refused: I didn't get that. There are two potential weak points in white's position. I figured the solution would include either saccing something on f4-g5 to to get the queen into the k-side; or some distraction tactic to allow Nxf4 somewhere down the line. I couldn't get either idea ...
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