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Member since Sep-30-04 · Last seen Nov-30-18
My "real" name is Sandy Simpson - married with 2 daughters, aged 19 and 22 (already!). Have lived for some years now in Bolton, still the largest town in England. Played chess briefly as a university student in the late 1970's and have been interested in the game since being taught the moves by a family friend as a boy of about 6 or 7. Am now 58 years old and used to run quite a lot before my lower limbs started to object (2.38 marathon in 1991). Currently trying to start running again (and again and again, on revisiting this profile), find playing on the machines at the gym and floating up and down the pool far easier. I find watching chess games, especially live, relaxing and entertaining. Other than the brief period at university, have never felt any urgent need to excel at chess.

About my Nic:
"Slid" is a weak anagram of "Sild" a small tinned fish in tomato-goo that I once flicked down the front of my (clean and going-out) shirt.

Mrs Slid found this amusing and the name stuck.

My favourite players are:
Whose moves I often understand - Fischer, Capablanca and now Carlsen. Whose moves I less often understand - Tal, Larsen, Korchnoi, Kasparov.

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

   TheSlid has kibitzed 1770 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-30-18 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
   Dec-01-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
TheSlid: <acirce> Astute comment as ever. Hope you are well and enjoying life outside of chess. My Best Regards Sandy
   Nov-30-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
TheSlid: So - a5 really hits the d4 square
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
TheSlid: Whites plan must be to mate by playing Bf8 and Bf7?
   Nov-26-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
TheSlid: Perhaps you think these guys should also be able to out-pull a Tractor too? You humans made machines so well, they made you superfluous. Think on that.
   Nov-18-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
TheSlid: So white goes Qd3 (done) then d4 and Be5 Draw!
   Nov-12-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
TheSlid: <Domdaniel> LOL - We meant it man!
   Mar-15-14 World Championship Candidates (2014) (replies)
TheSlid: Anand looks as if he has lost some weight, from the pictures on Chessbase. Very dangerous man if he has got himself back together. Ignore the nonsense about lacking stamina etc due to when he was born. It was never age, but the laziness that comes with middle age, as a chess player,
   Aug-29-13 World Cup (2013) (replies)
TheSlid: <Americans are generally not experts at bribery, which is a way of life in other places.> I think the Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act may have taken the edge off their game. The city of Chicago could have won the World Cup on its own in one era.
   Aug-21-13 Anton Korobov (replies)
TheSlid: Susan Polgar's reaction said it all, for me. (Watch as Korobov has just left the stage). The lad may have come across as slightly odd, perhaps even by chessplayer standards, but good luck to him, he is going to need it on Friday against Vlad the unflappable. Let's see how his pieces
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