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Member since Aug-11-08 · Last seen Dec-08-19
Middle age (edit: now on the plus side of middle age) washout; not much of a chess player, either.

Favorite player: Emmanuel Lasker, author of two of my favorite quotes (not just from chess but from anywhere). I'm quoting both from memory, so they may be a bit off.

1) "The merciless fact, culminating in checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite."

2) Re: his taking the title from Steinitz: "The thinker has been defeated by the player."

Hard not to love the guy. Had interests outside of chess, too.

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   TheTamale has kibitzed 930 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-14-19 B R (replies)
TheTamale: Laugh if you want, but B R is revered to this day as a pioneering theorist of the King Sacrifice Opening.
   Sep-20-19 Friedrich Saemisch (replies)
TheTamale: Coolest looking POTD profile pic EVER.
   Sep-20-19 Saemisch vs A Brinckmann, 1920
TheTamale: <YoungEd>, I think that's a typo... you mean 15. ♘d6+, I believe. And yes, White cleverly exploits Black's 11th move, which I never would have seen to do.
   Sep-16-19 C Coppola vs B Macias Murillo, 2009 (replies)
TheTamale: Every now and then they post a "don't choose the wrong move" puzzle. I think today is one of those. (I chose the wrong move.)
   Sep-09-19 Benko vs Sawyer, 1964 (replies)
TheTamale: I admire Sawyer's optimism, at least, playing the Corzio variation against a strong Grandmaster and then making no effort to free up his cramped position. Just a weird game, IMO.
   Sep-04-19 P Dubinin vs Nikola Petrov, 1936
TheTamale: Love this game. Black looks OK to me through move 12. Is 12) ...Ng6 where he starts to blow it? Maybe I'm missing something.
   Sep-02-19 J Wilson vs NN, 1795
TheTamale: To play the Muzio Gambit and then retreat all your pieces to the first rank is a little unorthodox.
   Aug-17-19 H Bernstein vs Bisguier, 1946 (replies)
TheTamale: I had to Google the pun before I got it. I started typing in Howard, and it auto-populated Howard Stern, and I thought, "Oh..."
   Aug-13-19 Capablanca vs T Bray, 1919
TheTamale: This pun is so bad that it's actually quite good.
   Jul-21-19 Mohammed Shahudha vs Etedal Almeraj, 2016
TheTamale: Hmm, I must've meant 6) bxg8
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