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Member since Dec-26-04
I used to play chess until the year 2000 after which studies and work took front stage. Now that I have settled into my job pretty nicely I hope to be able to spend more time studying my favorite phase of chess: endgames! Before I start studying them, I wish to get familiar with using any one chess software. I think this is an essential skill these days. Lookout for a collection of links in my forum for tips, tricks and hacks to get started with ChessMaster.
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   amuralid has kibitzed 935 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Mar-11-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
amuralid: Shak and Fabi played fantastic chess yesterday. I think they are both in good shape but it is still early days. I enjoyed Kramnik demonstrating some learning and simplifying despite Grischuk being in time pressure. He mentioned at the end of the Tal memorial that he often tries to ...
   Dec-30-16 World Blitz Championship (2016) (replies)
amuralid: Ivanchuk looked totally lost during the entire presentation. He did not come when they called his name, then ran to the stage and jumped on the podium. Then seemed totally, totally engrossed in thoughts. I couldn't help laugh when he did not want to leave the stage even when they ...
   Nov-16-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship Match (2016) (replies)
amuralid: <not not: for all the famous russian shool of chess and its home cooking opening novelties, there is nothing so far to be seen why is his opening game so weak?> This. I know Karjakin cannot be as prepared as Anand who is 20 years older! But I still do not get why he would ...
   Nov-15-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
amuralid: <pietah: I think agressiveness is the only weapon against the endgame-chess of the Norwegian champ.> Most probably. These styles are like a swinging pendulum. It is rare to see two world champions with similar styles. Alekhine-Euwe, Botvinnik-Smyslov are the closest examples ...
   Oct-02-16 Tal Memorial (2016) (replies)
amuralid: <saffuna> I think Kramnik could judge that that position was won for him without having to calculate the entire thing before the exchanges. The relatively closed center meant that the flanks were critical. And he had a better position on both flanks. I think that was the key ...
   Mar-28-16 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
amuralid: Congrats Sergey Karjakin!
   Mar-16-16 World Championship Candidates (2016) (replies)
amuralid: <jphamlore> I doubt Karjakin had enough resources even in 2014. I have heard him complain about Carlsen being able to rent super computers while he was stuck with a set of powerful laptops. I think the big change is that he is now a couple of years wiser having finished ...
   Mar-16-16 Topalov vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
amuralid: I am watching this without bothering about predictions. At the 2700+ levels - there are no bunnies. Sure Topalov is playing <relatively> weak chess. But he is a ex-world champion and highly experienced. And like all great players he can have flashes of inspiration. Topalov ...
   Mar-15-16 Karjakin vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
amuralid: <Marmot PFL> After <43. ... Rb3 44. Nd5 Ke6 45. Rxe7+ Kxd5 46. Rxh7> I think it is going to be either a 4-2 advantage for white on the kingside. Line 1: <46. ... Ra3 47. Rh6> winning either g6 or a6 Line 2: <46. ... Rb6> gives white a 4-2 advantage A player ...
   Mar-13-16 Giri vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
amuralid: Interesting, Karjakin is playing both sides of the Queens Indian within the first three games.
   Mar-13-16 Karjakin vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-22-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013) (replies)
   Aug-29-13 World Cup (2013) (replies)
   Jun-27-13 Tal vs Plaskett, 1984
   Jun-08-13 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (replies)
   Jun-08-13 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
   May-18-13 Norway Chess (2013) (replies)
   Apr-14-13 Jobava vs Karjakin, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-01-13 World Championship Candidates (2013) (replies)
   Mar-21-13 Kramnik vs Aronian, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-04-13 Wesley So (replies)
   Feb-24-13 Van der Wiel vs F van der Vliet, 1983 (replies)
   Feb-17-13 Karjakin vs Grischuk, 2013 (replies)
   Jan-28-13 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Jan-28-13 Tata Steel Group A (2013) (replies)
   Jul-23-12 Dortmund Sparkassen (2012) (replies)
   Jul-14-12 J Gustafsson vs Kramnik, 2012 (replies)
   May-07-10 Topalov vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
   Feb-22-09 Kramnik vs J Werle, 2008
   Oct-21-08 Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-05-08 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
   Aug-08-08 Geller vs Keres, 1973 (replies)
   Aug-07-08 Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880 (replies)
   Jul-08-08 Karjakin - Short Rapid match (2008) (replies)
   Jun-21-08 R Iglesias vs Capablanca, 1893 (replies)
   May-09-08 Ljubojevic vs Tringov, 1982 (replies)
   Apr-10-08 Rohde vs I Rogers, 1982 (replies)
   Mar-24-08 M J Freeman vs C Morrison, 1978 (replies)
   Mar-23-08 E Mortensen vs J Rodgaard, 1980 (replies)
   Feb-24-08 S Boyd vs T Glimbrant, 1992 (replies)
   Feb-17-08 Carlsen vs Anand, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-19-08 Kramnik vs Aronian, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-19-08 chessforum (replies)
   Jan-18-08 Corus Group A (2008) (replies)
   Jan-18-08 Carlsen vs J Polgar, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-18-08 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Jan-12-08 Aronian vs Topalov, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-06-08 Ruslan Ponomariov (replies)
   Dec-24-07 amuralid chessforum (replies)
   Dec-23-07 johnlspouge chessforum (replies)
   Dec-22-07 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Dec-20-07 Menchik vs Capablanca, 1931 (replies)
   Dec-20-07 Boleslavsky vs Keres, 1941 (replies)
   Dec-13-07 J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901 (replies)
   Dec-08-07 Karjakin vs E Alekseev, 2007 (replies)
   Dec-04-07 R Byrne vs Spassky, 1974 (replies)
   Nov-25-07 Kramnik vs J Polgar, 1996 (replies)
   Nov-25-07 Fischer vs J Goldsmith, 1957 (replies)
   Nov-22-07 Karpov vs Anand, 2007 (replies)
   Nov-22-07 Vaganian vs P Nikolic, 1985 (replies)
   Nov-20-07 Illya Nyzhnyk (replies)
   Nov-20-07 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
   Nov-16-07 Sax vs Salov, 1989 (replies)
   Oct-20-07 Bilbao Blindfold Chess World Cup (2007) (replies)
   Oct-07-07 P Popovic vs Marjanovic, 1979 (replies)
   Oct-03-07 World Championship Tournament (2007) (replies)
   Sep-29-07 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   Sep-24-07 Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-24-07 J Polgar vs L Verat, 1988 (replies)
   Sep-23-07 technical draw chessforum (replies)
   Sep-23-07 Morozevich vs Kramnik, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-22-07 Svidler vs Kramnik, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-20-07 Kramnik vs Gelfand, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-18-07 Anand vs Svidler, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-16-07 Kramnik vs Grischuk, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-15-07 Anand vs Kramnik, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-15-07 Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-01-07 NH Chess Tournament (2007) (replies)
   Aug-28-07 Veselin Topalov (replies)
   Aug-09-07 Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 (replies)
   Aug-08-07 S Stange vs Kasimdzhanov, 2007 (replies)
   Aug-04-07 A Fiol vs Capablanca, 1901 (replies)
   Aug-04-07 Capablanca vs K E Bergsten, 1928 (replies)
   Aug-04-07 Capablanca vs E Tholfsen, 1924 (replies)
   Aug-03-07 Smyslov vs Stahlberg, 1953 (replies)
   Aug-01-07 J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1913 (replies)
   Jul-29-07 Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 (replies)
   Jul-29-07 Kramnik vs Gelfand, 1993 (replies)
   Jul-29-07 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   Jul-28-07 Joshua Waitzkin (replies)
   Jul-24-07 Smyslov vs Ragozin, 1944 (replies)
   Jul-11-07 The World vs G Timmerman, 2007 (replies)
   Jul-07-07 Eljanov vs Karjakin, 2007 (replies)
   Jul-04-07 J Szekely vs J Schlesinger, 1903 (replies)
   Jul-04-07 Ciudad de Leon (2007) (replies)
   Jul-01-07 D V Prasad vs Smyslov, 1995
   Jul-01-07 Dortmund Sparkassen (2007) (replies)
   Jul-01-07 Aerosvit (2007) (replies)
   Jul-01-07 Chandler vs I Rogers, 1984 (replies)
   Jun-30-07 Kramnik vs Naiditsch, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-30-07 Kasparov vs J Srinivasan, 1995 (replies)
   Jun-29-07 Kiriakov vs Baburin, 2001 (replies)
   Jun-24-07 Karpov vs Mihajlo Stojanovic, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-17-07 T Rakic vs I Nemet, 1966 (replies)
   Jun-02-07 Gata Kamsky (replies)
   Jun-02-07 Candidates Match: Aronian - Carlsen (2007) (replies)
   May-31-07 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2007 (replies)
   May-28-07 M Gurevich vs Leko, 2007 (replies)
   May-28-07 Candidates Match: Polgar - Bareev (2007) (replies)
   May-19-07 Silvio Danailov (replies)
   May-19-07 Ljubojevic vs Timman, 1988 (replies)
   May-13-07 Sasikiran vs Topalov, 2007 (replies)
   May-13-07 Kramnik - Aronian Rapid Match (2007) (replies)
   May-03-07 Ragozin vs Boleslavsky, 1942 (replies)
   Apr-21-07 Tal vs J Miller, 1988 (replies)
   Mar-31-07 A Rodriguez Vila vs Kramnik, 1991
   Mar-29-07 Marjanovic vs Keene, 1980
   Mar-29-07 Raymond Keene (replies)
   Mar-29-07 16th Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2007) (replies)
   Mar-28-07 Andersson vs E Jelling, 1994 (replies)
   Mar-28-07 Kasparov vs Andersson, 1981 (replies)
   Mar-27-07 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-25-07 Gelfand vs Kramnik, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-25-07 D Krystall vs J Burstow, 1974 (replies)
   Mar-25-07 16th Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2007) (replies)
   Mar-24-07 Kramnik vs Leko, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-23-07 Brodsky vs Maiwald, 1994 (replies)
   Mar-18-07 Nigel Short (replies)
   Mar-17-07 Radjabov vs Kramnik, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-13-07 Diwakar Prasad Singh (replies)
   Mar-04-07 Anand vs Carlsen, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-27-07 NN vs Bronstein, 1954 (replies)
   Feb-25-07 Gelfand vs Shirov, 1998 (replies)
   Feb-23-07 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
   Feb-21-07 Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-20-07 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (replies)
   Feb-18-07 Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-18-07 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-18-07 Nepomniachtchi vs Harikrishna, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-18-07 Wilhelm Steinitz (replies)
   Feb-18-07 H Ottevaere vs K Falleyn, 1973 (replies)
   Feb-10-07 J L Switzar vs E Dekker, 1873 (replies)
   Feb-09-07 Odd Lie (replies)
   Jan-27-07 Corus Group A (2007) (replies)
   Jan-13-07 Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858 (replies)
   Jan-13-07 Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-09-07 Nyback vs D Howell, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-09-07 Krogius vs Jansa, 1965 (replies)
   Dec-30-06 Open Defence chessforum (replies)
   Dec-21-06 S Zhukhovitsky vs Geller, 1970 (replies)
   Nov-18-06 Euwe vs Keres, 1948 (replies)
   Nov-13-06 Tal Memorial (2006) (replies)
   Nov-12-06 Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) (replies)
   Nov-04-06 Kramnik - Deep Fritz (2006) (replies)
   Oct-17-06 Alexander Morozevich (replies)
   Oct-14-06 Christian Abel Ramirez (replies)
   Oct-13-06 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Oct-13-06 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 (replies)
   Oct-13-06 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Oct-12-06 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Oct-10-06 W de Wit vs P Pancras, 1997 (replies)
   Oct-08-06 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Oct-05-06 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Oct-04-06 Karpov vs Kramnik, 1997 (replies)
   Oct-04-06 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 (replies)
   Oct-02-06 Petrosian vs Unzicker, 1960 (replies)
   Sep-30-06 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Sep-28-06 Zsuzsa Polgar (replies)
   Sep-27-06 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 (replies)
   Sep-26-06 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Sep-26-06 Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 (replies)
   Sep-25-06 notyetagm chessforum (replies)
   Sep-25-06 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 (replies)
   Sep-23-06 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Sep-21-06 Van Wely vs Kramnik, 1998 (replies)
   Jun-03-06 Turin Olympiad (2006) (replies)
   Nov-28-05 World Cup (2005) (replies)
   Nov-28-05 C Balogh vs Karjakin, 2005 (replies)
   Nov-19-05 Karjakin vs Shirov, 2002 (replies)
   Nov-17-05 Yusupov vs Karpov, 1989 (replies)
   Nov-11-05 Kasparov vs Anand, 1991 (replies)
   Nov-10-05 World Team Championship (2005) (replies)
   Nov-08-05 Karpov vs Miles, 1980 (replies)
   Nov-08-05 Ivanchuk vs Onischuk, 2005 (replies)
   Nov-08-05 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
   Nov-02-05 Kasparov vs Karpov, 2001 (replies)
   Nov-02-05 Adams vs Kramnik, 2004 (replies)
   Nov-02-05 Anand vs Karpov, 1996 (replies)
   Oct-21-05 A J Goldsby (replies)
   Oct-12-05 Morphy vs Maurian, 1854 (replies)
   Oct-06-05 FIDE World Championship Tournament (2005) (replies)
   Oct-04-05 J Polgar vs Topalov, 2005 (replies)
   Oct-03-05 Svidler vs Topalov, 2005 (replies)
   Jul-10-05 Dortmund Sparkassen (2005) (replies)
   Jun-07-05 Karpov vs Kramnik, 1994 (replies)
   May-21-05 MTel Masters (2005) (replies)
   May-21-05 Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 (replies)
   May-17-05 Kramnik vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 (replies)
   May-05-05 Karpov vs Topalov, 1998 (replies)
   Apr-18-05 Pillsbury vs E Delmar, 1893 (replies)
   Mar-25-05 Kramnik vs Anand, 2001 (replies)
   Mar-08-05 Linares (2005) (replies)
   Feb-05-05 S Muhammad vs L Ross, 2004 (replies)
   Jan-28-05 Corus Group A (2005) (replies)
   Jan-20-05 Karpov vs Gaimaletdinov, 1961 (replies)
   Jan-17-05 J Polgar vs Kramnik, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-09-05 Tal vs Speelman, 1988 (replies)
   Jan-08-05 K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 (replies)
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