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Member since Feb-19-04
I pursue excellence first, victory second. Consequently, I would rather play a great game and lose than play a bad game and win. Because I want to play a great game, I have no intention of using computer programmes. After all, if I were to use them, I wouldn't be playing a great game--they would be playing a great game. Because I am interested in playing my very best, I will be playing slowly. I am interested in my deepest thoughts and your deepest thoughts, not action-packed excitement. This is chess, after all, not Nintendo. If giving your very best means more to you than winning at any price, we are kindred spirits. Let's play! You can find me at, where my nom de guerre is: i_play_slowly. My profile there will also have more information about me (rating, etc.). If you live in Toronto and want to play without clocks, send me a message at and we'll meet in a coffee shop.

   donhart has kibitzed 256 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Nov-30-06 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
donhart: Can anyone elucidate on the origin of the Paleface Attack, or how it came by its dubious name?
   May-24-05 Beer (replies)
donhart: Apparently there is an enzyme in the liver that has no other known purpose than to help human beings metabolize alcohol. This evolutionary step in human physiology would suggest that we have been drinking alcoholic beverages for a very long time. It might also suggest that the ...
   May-09-05 Paul Morphy (replies)
donhart: <portrait of Morphy) The portrait below is much more flattering than the caricature above:
   May-06-05 J Arnason vs Keene, 1981 (replies)
donhart: <> I found the solution in seconds. If I can get a Friday puzzle, it doesn't deserve to be a Friday puzzle. I don't even get the Tuesday puzzles!
   May-04-05 Dzindzichashvili vs Kalandazichvili, 1967 (replies)
donhart: <"Winning Chess"> does appear to be out of print. Fortunately, anything out of print can usually be found at <Elrathia Kingi> There's a tactics software program called CT-Art 3.0 that has taught me more about the subject than the many puzzle books I've ...
   Apr-20-05 R Palliser vs D Howell, 2005 (replies)
donhart: <fourknights> 28. ...Qxg2#.
   Mar-21-05 Kasparov vs Wahls, 1992 (replies)
donhart: I got this puzzle almost instantly, or, at least, within ten minutes after looking up the answer.
   Feb-15-05 E Poltoranov vs Stein, 1955 (replies)
donhart: <cu8sfan> It's intuition, and I think it's the reason why Reti claimed he could only see one move ahead.
   Jan-12-05 Mackenzie vs F Hollins, 1893 (replies)
donhart: Rather than being immortalized as the perpetrator of White's final position, I would rather never have been born at all.
   Dec-26-04 Geller vs Averbakh, 1954 (replies)
donhart: <> identifies this opening as the Sicilian Defence (B30), not the Reti.
   Dec-13-04 A R Andersen vs A Gronnestad, 2003 (replies)
   Nov-11-04 Leko vs Anand, 2003 (replies)
   Oct-12-04 Duras vs H Wolf, 1906 (replies)
   Oct-05-04 Raymond Keene (replies)
   Sep-04-04 W A Brown vs R Kneebone, 1985 (replies)
   Jun-21-04 Ftacnik vs Palatnik, 1978 (replies)
   May-18-04 Sax vs Fedorowicz, 1986 (replies)
   Apr-19-04 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Mar-10-04 V Bui vs H Frey Perez, 2002 (replies)
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