Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing User Profile

Member since Jan-04-16 · Last seen Jun-03-20
Used to be at this forum for many years and under different nicks. When I lose the password, or just banned:) - don't remember exactly. I change the nick. I have three main passions: history, math and chess. I am a professor of applied math, do behavioral stuff, statistics, optimization, game theory and mechanism design, abstract algebra - Jordan and alternative algebras, and some other things. Sometimes I am good, but mostly, just a mediocre chess player. Like Naka's streams, Rosen's humility, even Short's humor and bravery, Giri's sarcasm - remind me myself 30 years ago:), Hansen's tilting... not a big fan of Magnus - used to be...

   SometimesGood has kibitzed 560 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-03-20 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge (2020) (replies)
SometimesGood: Good show by Naka as well. I am sure he is not entirely unhappy beating Magnus for the first time. I even started to think that he could be a potential runner up for the world championship, should he gather a team around him. Fighting Magnus and Dubov with their teams should ...
   Jan-14-20 Tata Steel Masters (2020) (replies)
SometimesGood: <Clemens Scheitz: ... when it comes to the threat of Siberia...> Siberia isn't a bad place; I am from there. You are all welcome:) one day, one day...
   Jan-09-20 Ju - Goryachkina Women's World Championship (2020) (replies)
SometimesGood: There were some intricacies, to the otherwise lost position, which were new to me. Sasha tried to trick Ju and it could work. But in the final position white queens with check and I guess this is the main point. Maybe whites win anyway but Nigel showed some tricks. Thanks, ...
   Dec-10-19 London Chess Classic GCT Finals (2019) (replies)
SometimesGood: I do agree with you de jure, but de facto I think ethnicity and race matter:). Tal and Botvinnik were Jews, and Jews are originally from the Middle East. I like your attitude towards integration, I myself is totally for integration, but again, in this world race and ethnicity ...
   Nov-07-19 Grand Prix Hamburg (2019) (replies)
SometimesGood: Putin
   Oct-22-19 Isle of Man Grand Swiss (2019) (replies)
SometimesGood: <fabelhaft: Could still be a Candidates without Russian participants, with Caruana, Radjabov, Giri, Ding Liren and Wang Hao plus two Grand Prix players (still possible that it will be MVL and Mamedyarov) and then a wild card. But that one may well be Russian.> the only ...
   Apr-06-19 Gashimov Memorial (2019) (replies)
SometimesGood: Watching Navara and Giri analyzing the game in Russian, I realized that these two reflect the broken dreams of the Soviet ideology. In 70s this could be a model image; a brother from Czechoslovakia discussing the game with a son of a Nepali communist living in St. ...
   Mar-28-19 US Championship (2019) (replies)
SometimesGood: <parmetd: Gata is very happy. Ironically, I dive with another GM from Novosibrisk. So we make Siberia jokes all the time.> Vera shares the same background as him; both were born in Siberia. It's much easier to communicate with someone who has the same culture. On top of ...
   Mar-14-19 World Team Chess Championship (2019) (replies)
SometimesGood: Even though Bibisara lost the last round - no consequences for KZ won 3-1, she got 5/9, the best result for KZ team. She wouldn't have a chance to play for Russia, too much competition there. Good job, girl!
   Feb-27-19 Kasparov vs N R McDonald, 1986 (replies)
SometimesGood: <hoodrobin: Pat means draw.>? don't get it.
(replies) indicates a reply to the comment.

You are not logged in to
If you need an account, register now;
it's quick, anonymous, and free!
If you already have an account, click here to sign-in.

View another user profile:
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC