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Member since Aug-04-05
Mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet
Folge dem Wege geradeaus,
meide die Tiefen des Meeres,
doch hab ich solch Wort hinter mir gelassen.
Der Mond scheinet auf jedem Wege,
wie die, in der Dunkelheit, wie Diamanten schwimmenden Fische; heiss wie durch Zufall Mensch - und hier bin ich. Was hatte ich zu befurchten,
mit was zu kampfen,
bald ist es Zeit die Lasten zu legen.
Erteile mir noch mehr Kraft,
Kraft zur Liebe.
Mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet,
mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet.


Bio as it used to be:

<I dont have any favorite players normally, though Josef Emil Krejcik is brilliant =)

call me dakgootje, dakkie, dak, gootje or whatever you like ;-)

Lack any opening knowledge and thus improvise them quite often. well not always, i know some basic e4-openings... But i improvise on d4, sicilian, kings gambit and uhm caro kann and philidor and english etc etc etc =P but hey, i do know some of the names! =)

Improved a lot on openings lately, keep that in mind if you ever play versus me =P

There are three sides to every story-- yours, mine, and the truth

Still dont know what to studie next year but "you should view higher education as more of a matter for your self-development, rather than as training for a specific job." (quote-credits to mojo)

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me as a friend.>

Docendo disco, scribendo cogito

My forum name is actually a reference to a childrens song:

<Oh Children, hear the Geese, its cry will make you shiver.
For yet it knows that we will feas'
on tasty meat, and its liver.>

Cheers ^^

NOTE: I will not accept any fights, drama, name-calling and similar in my chessforum. They will all be deleted, no exceptions and no warnings. As it seems, there are other places to do such things.

   dakgootje has kibitzed 8666 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-20-16 dakgootje chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: ..Karjakin is a total bore.. Even when he had really good, potentially better, positions, he doesn't press but simplifies.. Perhaps he came closest to doing something active and forceful in game 5, but even there.. He seems so very cautious. That might actually be his match ...
   Nov-17-16 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: Oh.. I had missed Mal's passing as well.. :( Anyway, hi guys, I'm somewhat back. Back as in: I check in occasionally ;) I'm backish. Which a number of people here had already discovered, but perhaps others had not. On a side-note, I signed up for leepeter01's services, because ...
   Jan-11-15 visayanbraindoctor chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: And they are highly trained to look at unusual mental symptoms. So whereas most people would happily agree that they have the occasional crazy tendency, a psychiatrist might immediately recognize and group it as, say, OCD.
   Jan-08-15 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: Can't you automate the fun bet-making, by pushing your spacebar instead?
   Dec-25-14 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: Now the world is complete.
   Dec-23-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
dakgootje: Good luck gentlemen. I'll be off for bed, and I fully expect you'll have solved the clue by the time that I wake up. ;)
   Dec-05-14 chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: Indeed, 23 was my main numerical alternative to 17. However, I wasn't sure which of them was larger.
   Dec-03-14 technical draw chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: Yeah, but if he retires for a second time - with a bit of luck nobody notices and he'll cash twice the amount of retirement money :)
   Nov-22-14 virginmind chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: Ludovico Einaudi is fantastic - but very far from Pink Floyd. ;) His music is very much based around the piano - often solo. Melodic, dreamy, and somewhat minimalistic. Great when you need some peace of mind. I'll just link one of his; I Giorni: ...
   Nov-20-14 ahmadov chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: <But then your hints imply that Black can draw this :-)> Only if you let black keep his toy. ^^
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