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Member since May-02-04 · Last seen Aug-22-11

Iam the Chessowl, and welcome to my profile. I am an Australian living in Tokyo for many years and so i value having an internet site where I can speak about chess, especially as not many people play it here.

my favorite player is probably Fischer but I also greatly admire Kasparov, Alekhine and Karpov. More later!

   chessowl has kibitzed 29 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-13-05 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
chessowl: mikenash, I would like to read said trashing. Could u send URL?
   Jan-16-05 Short vs Miles, 1984 (replies)
chessowl: hmmm, terribly difficult, I was looking for a short answer not something buried int he mists much later...
   Jan-11-05 Chigorin vs Charousek, 1896 (replies)
chessowl: I loved the rook sac, it was almost irristable to take it as black could try and battle on from that position. nice game!
   Jan-08-05 K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 (replies)
chessowl: I did not get it either! I thought ...Rd2...tough!
   Jan-04-05 A Harju vs M Liimatta, 1987 (replies)
chessowl: Ah I get it, the fork on the queen. Basic but still very nice. I like the Kings gambit too, though it is really easy to get into trouble (eg, 3...Bg4!)but I find that once most people accept the f pawn the lack of a center for Black gives white an advantage. Question, can someone ...
   Dec-31-04 T Kosintseva vs A M Galliamova, 2003 (replies)
chessowl: This was not an easy one as complications arise if the sacrifice is not accepted. However like you all say, after the knight goes things look pretty bleak for black in a positional sense and in the endgame. If I were black though I dunno if I would have just given it up like that ...
   Dec-29-04 E Delmar vs NN, 1898 (replies)
chessowl: hmmm...I missed it as well, I was goin in the wrong direction completely with the Knight ...
   Dec-23-04 Janowski vs Saemisch, 1925 (replies)
chessowl: Just played through this game, it is really a beauty, must keep it! beautiful the way he gets into position here.
   Dec-22-04 J Lechtynsky vs Pachman, 1968 (replies)
chessowl: Nice, very nice, I missed it!
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