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Voltaic
Member since Feb-15-08 · Last seen Oct-30-08
Here some great players that would make a good line-up for a tournament:

Anderssen, Lasker, Karpov, Spielmann, Alekhine, Spassky, Tal, Leko, Morozevich, Topalov, Anand and Kasparov, and of course Aronian.

Pretty games to play along:

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987

Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960

Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851

Some beautiful quotes (or at least quotes):

"We cannot resist the fascination of sacrifice, since a passion for sacrifices is part of a Chessplayer's nature."

- Rudolf Spielmann

"Have we not groveled here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?"

- Walt Whitman

"He knew the taverns well in every town."

- Geoffrey Chaucer


   Voltaic has kibitzed 346 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-30-08 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
 
Voltaic: thanks a lot for the Times of India link <yalie>, very insightful information from Ganguly
 
   Oct-29-08 Gata Kamsky (replies)
 
Voltaic: interesting statistic <Eggmann>. i wonder how strong Gata really is nowadays
 
   Oct-29-08 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
 
Voltaic: all in all Kramnik behaved very well in the match, he may have lost it, but remained a gentleman always. he said he'll change his style or something like that, which is great for chess i guess, because he isn't finished at all.
 
   Sep-13-08 Veselin Topalov (replies)
 
Voltaic: yes, it's almost a pleasure to hear them both Topalov and Anand express themselves in an amazingly correct spanish. to me the surprise was hearing Ivanchuk speaking spanish! not so perfect but with that unique Chucky touch with a lot of gestures and a strong slave accent :)
 
   Sep-13-08 K Rybenko vs Kosteniuk, 1996 (replies)
 
Voltaic: ok, it could be considered sexist for some guys/gals that's for suer, but anyway i'm sure it would attract a lot of spectators, after all a lot of WGM are slim, arent they? ;)
 
   Sep-13-08 Grand Slam Chess Final (2008) (replies)
 
Voltaic: <Once again Aronian lets me down. Every time I bet on him (whether for or against) it turns out the opposite. I bet for him this game after a long absence, and of course he must now lose.> they you know what to do from now on, just do the opposite :) hmm i feel bad for Levon, ...
 
   Sep-13-08 Alexander Grischuk (replies)
 
Voltaic: then, congrats to him, wow 33d place and still he wins that cash... and yet i wondered why he divided his time between chess and poker!
 
   Sep-13-08 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
 
Voltaic: i think Capa relied more on his talent to play any position and overplay any player, while Rubinstein as <blacksburg> hinted, had a more methodical approach to the game with a lot of contributions to chess theory. as a side note i find Rubinstein related with Ivanchuk, both ...
 
   Aug-28-08 Tal Memorial (2008) (replies)
 
Voltaic: hahah, that was great <ILF>, sort of sado i guess, yet cool and soft
 
   Aug-25-08 Peter Leko (replies)
 
Voltaic: finally, superb game, very well worked, Leko's high class skill at maximum! superb endgame and what a finish, Ra3, game over :)
 
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