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Hello everyone, I'm Taalan Liebermann. I currently live in Fort Myers Florida. I am 17 as i write this and have been playing since age 7, athough i quit playing for seven years and have only started to study chess since about late 2005.I've never had a chess tutor or lesson or whatever. I have just started playing in tournaments again, since i have only played 3 tournaments my official rating is innacurate, not sure where i am, i can regularly hang in against (win maybe 1/4 of games, draw 1/4, lose 1/2) a 2000 and a former FM (also probably ranked around 2000), then i lose against people rated 1600 on yahoo, lol, so i don't really know where i'm at. I love all kinds of openings, and play as both white and black in the Queen's Gambit, the King's gambit, the Evans gambit (primarily as white), the Guicco Piano (and the italian Game in general), the French (my favorite reply to 1 e4), all the Indian openings and some others, although recently i have been playing almost exclusively the Bird's opening as white, which I love. My favorite player would have to be Alekine followed closely by Morphy. Favorite generation of players would have to be the Lasker, Capablanca, Alekine, Nimzovitch generation. Favorite game is Bogoljubov vs. Alekine in 1922, the one where Alekine sacs 3 queens and 2 rooks to win with an extra pawn. Favorite opening: Bird's Opening. Favorite chess website would of course have to be cg.com although i have recently discovered videochess.net and chess-videos.com which are also awesome. Cheers!
Here's a website my dad made about our years living in China http://www.geocities.com/tlieber/ch... , hope you enjoy it!
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