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Member since Nov-08-05 · Last seen Jan-09-17

I'm a wood-pusher, originally from Brooklyn, New York, now on Long Island. Some people in my vacation house roped me into playing chess, and now here I am with a love of this game. The fact that you can fit the basic rules on a letter-sized sheet of paper, yet fill a library with books on strategy is just one of the things I love about chess.

At this point I would have to say my favorite player is Susan Polgar, if for no other reason than that her book "A World Champion's Guide to Chess" turned my game around in a matter of weeks. Never mind her work with children here in NYC. She's a "champion" in every sense of the word.

What I do need to work on are my openings (where do I even begin) and my mental stamina, as I've been known to throw a game in the trash.

I'm on GameKnot as doglikegroove:

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   doglikegroove has kibitzed 155 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-13-12 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
doglikegroove: Most helpful: <dzechiel> Most Informed: <domdaniel>
   Dec-11-11 McShane vs Kramnik, 2011 (replies)
doglikegroove: <scormus> I'd like to see McShane steal anything at this point.
   Dec-09-11 jww chessforum (replies)
doglikegroove: <just a kid>Thanks for taking care of that. I can totally understand: I've had to back off quite a few of my hobbies. I always go back, but sometimes you just need a break. Do we have a proper successor to the kid?
   Oct-24-11 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
doglikegroove: It's like I woke up from a bad dream. I need my Monday puzzle to feel good about myself.
   Aug-09-11 dzechiel chessforum (replies)
doglikegroove: Good luck!
   Apr-14-11 Vasiukov vs Taimanov, 1965 (replies)
doglikegroove: So, a new rule for the books... If you need to use your king to solve a problem, you probably have two problems. I got this fairly quickly -- studying with the CG posse is paying off. Thanks guys.
   Feb-24-11 E Delmar vs NN, 1898 (replies)
doglikegroove: I went for the windmill. It's pretty nasty, but nothing is as nasty as mate, so no cake for me. It just goes to show -- when you see a good move, sit on your hands and look for a better one. At least I'm not NN. :-~
   Apr-30-10 Topalov vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
doglikegroove: Maybe Toplaov is trying to coordinate his pieces towards the kings-side pawns?
   Sep-24-09 Razuvaev vs Ree, 1975 (replies)
doglikegroove: <<(everybody) 27... gxf6 28.g7+ Kg8 29.Bh6 followed by gxf8=Q#.> I'm at work and losing my mind. Where did the queen on e8 go?> Duh. Discovered check. Coffee. Coffee!
   Sep-14-09 NN vs R Vassilev, 2009 (replies)
doglikegroove: I had a lot of trouble with this until I realized it was black to play. Making coffee now.
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