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Member since May-27-03 · Last seen Jun-11-21
cro stands for Croatia and 7 is a lucky number.

Why 777? Something is repeated three times for emphasis. There are some occasions when 7 is not so lucky. Full Member

   cro777 has kibitzed 9301 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-10-21 Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa
cro777: As a member of the Kramnik team, Pragg is participating in the Gelfand Challenge, the second of five events on the Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour which is taking place on chess24 from June 10-13. (The first event was the Polgar challenge won by Pragg.) Two teams of young stars ...
   Jun-08-21 Radjabov vs Caruana, 2021
cro777: Radjabov explains his short draws with White as due to his tough schedule. That means he had no time to come up with opening ideas, and he doesn't want just to play - that the public praise exciting games but if he loses rating points he doesn't get invitations. ( The ...
   Jun-05-21 Bogdan-Daniel Deac (replies)
cro777: Deac is particiating in the Superbet Chess Classic , the first event of the 2021 Grand Chess Tour, which started in Bucharest (Romania). He took the place as a late replacement because Richard Rapport was not able to participate  due to a last-minute illness. Deac is the fourth ...
   Jun-05-21 Anish Giri (replies)
cro777: Superbet Chess Classic ,the first event of the 2021 Grand Chess Tour, started in Bucharest (Romania) with five draws. Giri: "The weight was on my shoulders . I had to carry this tournament. There was no-one else who wanted to play chess!" Anish went for complications against 19 years
   Jun-03-21 N Davies vs Larsen, 1988 (replies)
cro777: GM Nigel Davies: "He might have lost both games to me had I played 15.f4 instead of 15.d4" Position after 14...Bg6 [DIAGRAM] In the same tournament Davies defeated Larsen with the black pieces Larsen vs N Davies, 1987 "I did a discreet away from the board fist pump when I beat Bent ...
   Jun-01-21 Nepomniachtchi vs Radjabov, 2021
cro777: 1. b3 b6 2. e4 Bb7 3. Nc3 g6 4. Bb2 Bg7 <The double fianchetto is one way to set up the Hippopotamus.> 5. d4 e6 6. h4 h6 7. Nge2 d6 8. Qd2 Nd7 9. O-O-O Ne7 10. Kb1 a6 [DIAGRAM] <Black has reached the Hippopotamus formation.> 11. h5 g5 12. g3 b5 13. Bg2 b4 14. Na4 a5 15. ...
   Jun-01-21 Zhansaya Abdumalik
cro777: Zhansaya Abdumalik has become Kazakhstan's first woman to earn a Grandmaster title! She has just won the Gibraltar FIDE Women's Grand Prix with one round to spare. It is the last of four stages of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix, which will determine two places in the 2021 Candidates ...
   May-29-21 Ian Nepomniachtchi
cro777: It's So-Carlsen in the FTX Crypto Cup final and Nepomniachtchi-Radjabov for 3rd place! In the semifinal Nepo drew the first two games and lost the third game. Nepomniachtchi: ”Great performance from Wesley, impeccable calculation today, congrats on reaching the finals! Looking ...
   May-26-21 Grischuk vs So, 2019
cro777: In the FTX Crypto Cup Preliminaries (the 6th event on the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour) five draws for Wesley So from this position: [DIAGRAM]
   May-21-21 Marc Andria Maurizzi
cro777: 15 youngest chess grandmasters:
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