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Member since Sep-29-05 · Last seen May-07-15
I am a patzer. My rating is in the range 1700 - 1800 (on a good day I can beat a 1900 player, but I can also lose to a 1400 one :)

PS On a side note, I seem to always do much better when I watch a tournament (and the "effect" usually stays for a few weeks afterwards). Is that true for you?

   badest has kibitzed 2457 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Feb-07-15 Tradewise Gibraltar (2015) (replies)
badest: <PhilFeeley: <jphamlore> According to, he lost 1.9 points. I don't know whether this keeps him in a candidate position or not.> I wish more of the top 10 played open tournaments. This was a fun event to watch.
   Nov-24-14 Carlsen - Anand World Championship Match (2014) (replies)
badest: I agree too ... the Candidates may well be "harder" than the WC-match. It was that way for Carlsen at least.
   Oct-02-14 Veselin Topalov (replies)
badest: Back to 2800! Well done Topa!
   Sep-03-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
badest: <dumbgai: <Ke2: What if Caruana wins this 10/10 then disappears forever??> Then we inform Borislav Ivanov that he has a long-lost Italian brother.> Maybe it's really Borislav with a whig...
   Sep-02-14 Caruana vs Topalov, 2014 (replies)
badest: OK, no more "mr. nice guy", it's Topzilla time!
   Aug-23-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
badest: <Kinghunt: There's no question that Norway has money. But all that money belongs to people/institutions, and convincing any of them to give it to chess is an altogether different matter. If you have surefire ways to get even really rich people to donate a million dollars, please ...
   Aug-22-14 Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (replies)
badest: <MissScarlett> Money talks (and chess players need to eat too). In any case, I prefer Kirsan over Kasparov.
   Aug-19-14 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2014 (replies)
badest: <MissScarlett: Four games, four wins with white, honours even, since the resumption of hostilities this year.> Indeed. All highly entertaining games. Lol ... every time these guys meet it's like gunfight at the O.K. Corral ;)
   Aug-05-14 Chess Olympiad (2014) (replies)
badest: <devere: ... and is the reason why Topalov is widely despised by many of his fellow chess players, not just Kramnik.> LOL ... man are you a drama-queen.
   Jun-15-14 Norway Chess (2014) (replies)
badest: <Rolfo: <..But the good news in that in one month he will be very ok and totally ready for Olympiad. He also joked that Armenian team is always super. When asked about competitors he said; well russians may pose little problems:) but it is inessential:)> The Armenian team is
   Jun-03-14 Karjakin vs Topalov, 2014
   May-19-14 Borislav Ivanov (replies)
   Apr-23-14 Gashimov Memorial (2014) (replies)
   Apr-09-14 World Championship Candidates (2014) (replies)
   Mar-19-14 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-16-14 Topalov vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-25-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013) (replies)
   Nov-10-13 Mamedyarov vs Topalov, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-26-13 European Club Cup (2013) (replies)
   Oct-03-13 FIDE Grand Prix Paris (2013) (replies)
   Sep-08-13 World Cup (2013) (replies)
   Aug-01-13 Kramnik vs D G Fridman, 2013 (replies)
   Jul-18-13 FIDE Grand Prix Beijing (2013) (replies)
   Jul-17-13 A Giri vs Topalov, 2013 (replies)
   Jun-25-13 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
   Jun-14-13 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2013 (replies)
   Jun-07-13 Karjakin vs Topalov, 2013 (replies)
   Jun-05-13 FIDE Grand Prix Thessaloniki (2013) (replies)
   May-20-13 Norway Chess (2013) (replies)
   May-08-13 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2013 (replies)
   May-07-13 Norway Chess (Blitz) (2013) (replies)
   May-04-13 FIDE Grand Prix Zug (2013) (replies)
   Apr-30-13 Topalov vs Karjakin, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-29-13 Caruana vs Topalov, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-20-13 Kamsky vs Topalov, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-12-13 World Championship Candidates (2013) (replies)
   Apr-01-13 Teimour Radjabov (replies)
   Jan-26-13 Tradewise Gibraltar (2013) (replies)
   Jan-18-13 Tata Steel Group A (2013) (replies)
   Dec-03-12 London Chess Classic (2012) (replies)
   Dec-01-12 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2012) (replies)
   Nov-25-12 Antoaneta Stefanova (replies)
   Nov-25-12 World Youth Championship (Girls) (2012) (replies)
   Nov-24-12 A Stefanova vs M Sebag, 2012
   Nov-12-12 Caruana vs Topalov, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-29-12 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
   Oct-24-12 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Oct-18-12 Grand Slam Chess Final (2012) (replies)
   Oct-09-12 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-03-12 FIDE Grand Prix London (2012) (replies)
   Jul-10-12 World Blitz Championship (2012) (replies)
   Jul-08-12 World Rapid Championship (2012) (replies)
   Jun-03-12 Anand - Gelfand World Championship Match (2012) (replies)
   Mar-31-12 13th European Individual Championship (2012) (replies)
   Jan-20-12 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   Jan-16-12 Tata Steel Group A (2012) (replies)
   Jan-14-12 Carlsen vs V Gashimov, 2012 (replies)
   Dec-04-11 McShane vs Carlsen, 2011 (replies)
   Dec-03-11 Carlsen vs D Howell, 2011 (replies)
   Nov-27-11 Tal Memorial (2011) (replies)
   Nov-13-11 European Team Championship (2011) (replies)
   Oct-08-11 Topalov Clock Simul (2011) (replies)
   Oct-01-11 Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-30-11 Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2011 (replies)
   Jun-03-11 XXIV Magistral de Ajedrez Ciudad de Leon (2011) (replies)
   May-25-11 Gelfand vs Grischuk, 2011 (replies)
   May-17-11 World Championship Candidates (2011) (replies)
   May-15-11 Kramnik vs Grischuk, 2011 (replies)
   May-08-11 Topalov vs Kamsky, 2011 (replies)
   May-05-11 Aronian vs Grischuk, 2011 (replies)
   Jan-15-11 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2011 (replies)
   Nov-08-10 Mamedyarov vs Aronian, 2010 (replies)
   Oct-28-10 Anand vs Topalov, 2010 (replies)
   Oct-27-10 Nanjing Pearl Spring Tournament (2010) (replies)
   Oct-12-10 Grand Slam Chess Final (2010) (replies)
   Sep-29-10 Chess Olympiad (2010) (replies)
   Jun-12-10 Anand - Topalov World Championship Match (2010) (replies)
   May-04-10 Topalov vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
   May-03-10 Anand vs Topalov, 2010 (replies)
   Apr-30-10 Topalov vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
   Apr-28-10 Anand vs Topalov, 2010 (replies)
   Apr-23-10 Topalov vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
   Mar-31-10 Portisch vs Smyslov, 1964 (replies)
   Mar-14-10 Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2010) (replies)
   Feb-26-10 Linares (2010) (replies)
   Feb-24-10 Topalov vs Gelfand, 2010 (replies)
   Feb-23-10 Grischuk vs Topalov, 2010 (replies)
   Feb-22-10 Topalov vs Aronian, 2010 (replies)
   Feb-20-10 Hans Arild Runde (replies)
   Feb-20-10 V Gashimov vs Topalov, 2010 (replies)
   Feb-19-10 Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2010 (replies)
   Feb-19-10 Topalov vs Grischuk, 2010 (replies)
   Feb-16-10 Gelfand vs Topalov, 2010 (replies)
   Feb-15-10 Aronian vs Topalov, 2010 (replies)
   Feb-13-10 F Vallejo Pons vs Topalov, 2010 (replies)
   Feb-11-10 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-09-10 Corus Group A (2010) (replies)
   Jan-31-10 Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) (replies)
   Jan-31-10 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-29-10 Shirov vs Kramnik, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-27-10 Kramnik vs Ivanchuk, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-26-10 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-24-10 Shirov vs Carlsen, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-23-10 Nakamura vs Shirov, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-21-10 Van Wely vs Shirov, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-19-10 Carlsen vs Short, 2010 (replies)
   Dec-15-09 London Chess Classic (2009) (replies)
   Dec-14-09 Carlsen vs Adams, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-10-09 D Howell vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-04-09 World Cup (2009) (replies)
   Dec-02-09 Wesley So (replies)
   Nov-28-09 W So vs Kamsky, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-27-09 Kamsky vs W So, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-13-09 Tal Memorial (2009) (replies)
   Nov-13-09 Carlsen vs Ponomariov, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-12-09 Silvio Danailov (replies)
   Nov-11-09 Kramnik vs Ponomariov, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-10-09 Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 (replies)
   Nov-05-09 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-02-09 European Team Championship (2009) (replies)
   Oct-28-09 I Cheparinov vs V Laznicka, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-09-09 Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (2009) (replies)
   Oct-07-09 Leko vs Topalov, 2009 (replies)
   Jul-12-09 Dortmund Sparkassen (2009) (replies)
   Jul-11-09 Jakovenko vs Kramnik, 2009 (replies)
   May-23-09 Shirov vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   May-22-09 Carlsen vs Wang Yue, 2009 (replies)
   May-21-09 L Dominguez vs Topalov, 2009 (replies)
   May-19-09 Topalov vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   Mar-29-09 Levon Aronian (replies)
   Mar-19-09 Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2009) (replies)
   Mar-13-09 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (replies)
   Mar-06-09 Linares (2009) (replies)
   Mar-05-09 Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2009 (replies)
   Mar-01-09 Topalov - Kamsky Candidates Final (2009) (replies)
   Feb-27-09 Carlsen vs Anand, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-26-09 Topalov vs Kamsky, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-23-09 Topalov vs Kamsky, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-22-09 Kamsky vs Topalov, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-20-09 Topalov vs Kamsky, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-18-09 Kamsky vs Topalov, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-16-09 Topalov vs Kamsky, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-01-09 Wang Yue vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-24-08 Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (2008) (replies)
   Dec-18-08 Elista Grand Prix (2008) (replies)
   Dec-08-08 chessforum (replies)
   Dec-05-08 Vassily Ivanchuk (replies)
   Dec-02-08 Olympiad (2008) (replies)
   Nov-26-08 Open Defence chessforum (replies)
   Nov-24-08 Gata Kamsky (replies)
   Nov-20-08 I Cheparinov vs A Istratescu, 2008 (replies)
   Nov-19-08 Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev (replies)
   Oct-31-08 Anand - Kramnik World Championship Match (2008) (replies)
   Oct-29-08 Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-27-08 Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-26-08 Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-24-08 Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-21-08 Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-20-08 Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-18-08 Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-27-08 Nigel Short (replies)
   Sep-14-08 Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-12-08 Grand Slam Chess Final (2008) (replies)
   Sep-12-08 Ivanchuk vs Aronian, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-10-08 Topalov vs Carlsen, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-10-08 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2008) (replies)
   Sep-08-08 Topalov vs Radjabov, 2008 (replies)
   Aug-31-08 NH Chess (2008) (replies)
   Jun-08-08 Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2008 (replies)
   May-16-08 M-Tel Masters (2008) (replies)
   May-03-08 Baku Grand Prix (2008) (replies)
   Apr-25-08 Ivan Cheparinov (replies)
   Apr-21-08 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-20-08 Dos Hermanas XIV (2008) (replies)
   Mar-15-08 Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2008) (replies)
   Mar-07-08 Morelia-Linares (2008) (replies)
   Mar-04-08 Topalov vs Shirov, 2008 (replies)
   Mar-01-08 Anand vs Carlsen, 2008 (replies)
   Feb-23-08 Aronian vs Leko, 2008 (replies)
   Feb-19-08 Shirov vs Topalov, 2008 (replies)
   Feb-17-08 Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 (replies)
   Feb-16-08 Topalov vs Aronian, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-30-08 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-28-08 Corus Group A (2008) (replies)
   Jan-23-08 Van Wely vs Carlsen, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-21-08 Corus Group B (2008) (replies)
   Jan-19-08 Topalov vs Carlsen, 2008 (replies)
   Dec-31-07 Alexander Morozevich (replies)
   Dec-16-07 World Cup (2007) (replies)
   Dec-14-07 Kamsky vs Shirov, 2007 (replies)
   Dec-12-07 Kamsky vs Carlsen, 2007 (replies)
   Dec-10-07 Alexey Shirov (replies)
   Dec-09-07 Shirov vs Karjakin, 2007 (replies)
   Dec-07-07 I Cheparinov vs Carlsen, 2007 (replies)
   Dec-06-07 Carlsen vs I Cheparinov, 2007 (replies)
   Dec-05-07 Wang Yue vs I Cheparinov, 2007 (replies)
   Nov-30-07 I Cheparinov vs Mamedyarov, 2007 (replies)
   Nov-29-07 Kiril D Georgiev vs Kasimdzhanov, 2007 (replies)
   Nov-19-07 Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 2007 (replies)
   Nov-15-07 Tal Memorial (2007) (replies)
   Nov-15-07 Liga de Campeones (2007) (replies)
   Nov-12-07 Kramnik vs Leko, 2007 (replies)
   Nov-10-07 Topalov vs Karpov, 2007 (replies)
   Nov-08-07 European Team Championship (2007) (replies)
   Nov-04-07 Topalov vs Kasimdzhanov, 2007 (replies)
   Oct-22-07 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2007 (replies)
   Oct-18-07 Bilbao Blindfold Chess World Cup (2007) (replies)
   Oct-03-07 World Championship Tournament (2007) (replies)
   Sep-27-07 Svidler vs Anand, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-24-07 Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-23-07 Morozevich vs Kramnik, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-21-07 Aronian vs Morozevich, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-20-07 Anand vs Grischuk, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-20-07 Kramnik vs Gelfand, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-18-07 Gelfand vs Aronian, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-14-07 Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-14-07 Aronian vs Anand, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-13-07 Kramnik vs Svidler, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-25-07 16th Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2007) (replies)
   Mar-24-07 16th Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2007) (replies)
   Mar-22-07 Kramnik vs Ivanchuk, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-11-07 Morelia-Linares (2007) (replies)
   Mar-06-07 Svidler vs Topalov, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-04-07 Leko vs Topalov, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-02-07 Anand vs Topalov, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-19-07 Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-18-07 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-17-07 Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-31-07 Corus Group A (2007) (replies)
   Jan-14-07 Kramnik vs Shirov, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-14-07 Topalov vs Van Wely, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-13-07 Topalov vs Motylev, 2007 (replies)
   Dec-05-06 Kramnik - Deep Fritz (2006) (replies)
   Nov-29-06 Kramnik vs Deep Fritz, 2006 (replies)
   Nov-27-06 Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006 (replies)
   Sep-23-06 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Aug-06-06 Dortmund Sparkassen (2006) (replies)
   Aug-06-06 Kramnik vs Leko, 2006 (replies)
   Aug-03-06 Kramnik vs Adams, 2006 (replies)
   May-20-06 Kamsky vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   May-19-06 Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2006 (replies)
   May-19-06 MTel Masters (2006) (replies)
   Apr-14-06 Topalov - Nisipeanu Match (2006) (replies)
   Apr-09-06 Topalov vs Nisipeanu, 2006 (replies)
   Mar-27-06 Amber Rapid (2006) (replies)
   Mar-26-06 Amber Blindfold (2006) (replies)
   Mar-18-06 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2006) (replies)
   Mar-12-06 Topalov vs Leko, 2006 (replies)
   Mar-11-06 Morelia-Linares (2006) (replies)
   Mar-11-06 F Vallejo Pons vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Mar-07-06 Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2006 (replies)
   Mar-05-06 Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 (replies)
   Mar-03-06 Leko vs F Vallejo Pons, 2006 (replies)
   Feb-26-06 Leko vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Feb-25-06 Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2006 (replies)
   Feb-02-06 Corus Group A (2006) (replies)
   Jan-29-06 Leko vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-28-06 Topalov vs Anand, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-28-06 Van Wely vs Adams, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-25-06 Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-25-06 Mamedyarov vs Anand, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-24-06 Karjakin vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-21-06 Topalov vs I Sokolov, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-15-06 Anand vs Aronian, 2006 (replies)
   Oct-18-05 FIDE World Championship Tournament (2005) (replies)
   Oct-10-05 Adams vs Topalov, 2005 (replies)
   Oct-09-05 Topalov vs Morozevich, 2005 (replies)
   Oct-08-05 Svidler vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 (replies)
   Oct-07-05 Anand vs Topalov, 2005 (replies)
   Oct-06-05 Anand vs Judit Polgar, 2005 (replies)
   Oct-06-05 Topalov vs Leko, 2005 (replies)
   Oct-06-05 Topalov vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 (replies)
   Oct-04-05 Judit Polgar vs Topalov, 2005 (replies)
   Oct-03-05 Svidler vs Topalov, 2005 (replies)
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