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Member since May-18-06 · Last seen Jul-25-09
Attorney in Virginia. Not very good at chess but enthusiastically learning. The chess board I put in my office has begun to interfere with my work:). Currently reading Silman "The Amateur's Mind", "Chess Strategy" and referring to Schiller's "Standard Chess Openings".
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   bitstream5 has kibitzed 14 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-19-09 Linares (2009) (replies)
bitstream5: nevermind king can still escape to d7 after Rb8...still
   Feb-18-09 Topalov - Kamsky Candidates Final (2009) (replies)
bitstream5: what is the blunder?
   Oct-31-07 La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 (replies)
bitstream5: i am missing something obvious as a newbie or maybe it is too late in the day for analysis. why suggest 13. Qg6+ if it may be followed by fxg6. Why wouldnt black take the queen on g6 with his pawn??? instead of following Morphy's suggested line proceeding ...Kh8?
   Sep-25-07 World Championship Tournament (2007) (replies)
bitstream5: when a chess program calculates 20 moves deep does that mean 10 moves on each side? thx, just a beginner.
   Dec-13-06 Jakovenko vs Svidler, 2006 (replies)
bitstream5: draw, without a single exchange? they must know something i dont. well, actually they certainly know a lot that I dont but I still havent an idea as to why this game ended so prematurely.
   Aug-03-06 Eric Schiller (replies)
bitstream5: mr. schiller wrote the first chess book i ever purchased (which was only a few months ago)...Standard Chess it. it sits by the chessboard in my office so i can learn from the various games he presents while trying to become more adept at this perfect game. thank ...
   Aug-03-06 Carlsen vs L Bruzon Batista, 2006 (replies)
bitstream5: this live game coverage, while being something of a productivity inhibitor, has made me consider a premium membership just to support such a site!
   May-24-06 F Berkes vs M Pazos, 2006 (replies)
bitstream5: oh, should have looked more carefully...the discovered check on black's king by Bd5 ! pays to look mopre closely before posting eh.
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