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Member since Aug-11-08 · Last seen Dec-01-20
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 943 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-25-20 Burn vs Halprin, 1898
TheTamale: <morfshine> Same... 139 moves is about 109 more than I'm likely ever to play out.
   Oct-13-20 A Planinc vs H Gerenski, 1970 (replies)
TheTamale: Hmm... this might be the quickest I ever got a Tuesday puzzle. Is it because I'm getting better? No, it is almost certain I am getting worse. Still pretty good looking though--for my age, anyway. That's not saying much, though, because at my age, if your skin hasn't completely ...
   Aug-24-20 Alfred Hulmes vs S Subramanian, 1968 (replies)
TheTamale: For those who don't get the pun, it is a nod to 1980s music icon Rupert Holmes. Specifically, in this game, victor Subramanian does away with "Him" (Hulmes), which is also the title of Holmes' mega-hit. Please see and pay particular attention
   Jul-16-20 Ashot Anastasian
TheTamale: Oh dear, this fellow didn't live too long. The article referenced above doesn't give a cause. Hope he had a good run!
   Jun-12-20 Reshevsky vs D Byrne, 1955
TheTamale: If 13) Qf3??, Bxf3!
   Jun-09-20 K B Schou
TheTamale: K B Schou, Nazi-buster.
   Jun-09-20 Fischer vs K B Schou, 1962 (replies)
TheTamale: Lately the puns have been somewhat contrived, which, for me, makes them all the more enjoyable. Not to everyone's taste, though, I'm sure. Actually, an episode of the Simpsons ("back when the Simpsons was funny") improved upon the adage. Lisa was at a 'Reading Digest'-sponsored ...
   Jun-01-20 M Mrva vs Movsesian, 1998 (replies)
TheTamale: I know this one is easy, but pandemic brain has kept me from solving anything in quite a while, so I am elated that I actually guessed a Monday problem.
   May-29-20 Fischer vs O I Truelsen, 1962
TheTamale: I'd try 22) Kc1, and after ...d4, THEN I'd play 23) Qc2 and play on. Knowing me, however, I'm probably overlooking 18 things. Wait, no... that was my pre-pandemic brain. Post-pandemic brain is likely wrong on every account.
   May-14-20 F Reinfeld vs T Dunst, 1931 (replies)
TheTamale: OOPS... what I meant to say 8 years ago was the "a1-h8 diagonal."
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