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Member since Oct-25-06 · Last seen Nov-15-14
I'm a UK player ~ ELO 2090 & an admirer of Anand, Kramnik & Ivanchuk.

   drik has kibitzed 1541 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Nov-15-14 Carlsen - Anand World Championship Match (2014) (replies)
drik: <perfidious: <drik> To the discredit of these pages, <MissScarlett> (that poster's latest nom de guerre) is the point man for the British National Party.> Thanks ... in that case, I'll ignore her/him/it.
   Jun-06-13 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
drik: <keypusher: Probably because he was about as strong as Tal for maybe ten times as long.> Tal was No.1 in 1960 & reached No.2 (behind Karpov) in 1978. I doubt that Botvinnik maintained this level of play for a 180 years. If you count blitz, Tal won the World blitz in 1988 - ahead ...
   Apr-20-13 World Championship Candidates (2013) (replies)
drik: <Olavi: This is quite normal; for instance, Spassky was surely the best player 1964-70.> I would say from 1964 to 1968 - from the Sousse Interzonal onwards, Fischer was at least his equal.
   Jan-23-13 Tata Steel Group A (2013) (replies)
drik: <csmath: "I'll beat him anyway."> Do you know that Tal was famous for his sense of humour? <Well, he lost convincingly.> Do you know that Tal was seriously ill before the rematch & his Latvian doctors told him that the match had to be postponed. But Botvinnik refused to ...
   Jan-16-13 Aronian vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
drik: <perfidious: <torreAC: Going by the records, only So could have defended this.> Really?> Surely! So has perfected the art of prophylaxis .... by never turning up!
   Dec-30-12 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
drik: <<Would Hubner have been able to play at that level at 61? Where was he in 2008?> Who knows...> With respect, I was comparing him with Smyslov's performance in reaching the Candidates final in 1983. Being 6th-10th in the German rankings, is not quite the same as reaching ...
   Dec-20-12 Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1984/85) (replies)
drik: <Honza Cervenka: The only real issue, which was highly problematic from the perspective of even and fair conditions was just the three days gap between the end of Groningen and the start of the match in Lausanne. As the fatigue can be key factor in the chess match, this schedule was
   Dec-20-12 London Chess Classic (2012) (replies)
drik: <nok: If that is your only source, you're clearly not going anywhere.> ... at least I have a source.
   Dec-13-12 alexmagnus chessforum (replies)
drik: <alexmagnus: <drik> My weight looked quite dangerous to you, huh?> No - I'm Bangladeshi in orgin, so I've seen people of that weight pulling rickshaws & working on building sites. I know it is viable - but normally requires intense discipline or deprivation! I'm 165 cm tall
   Dec-09-12 Wesley So (replies)
drik: <kardopov: His time will come. Maybe next year> ...maybe. But until his time comes, why waste time thinking about him?
   Nov-02-12 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
   Oct-30-12 SPICE Cup (2012) (replies)
   Oct-20-12 Grand Slam Chess Final (2012)
   Oct-04-12 FIDE Grand Prix London (2012) (replies)
   Sep-19-12 Istanbul Olympiad (2012) (replies)
   Sep-09-12 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   Aug-26-12 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Aug-25-12 Christian Bauer (replies)
   Aug-03-12 World Blitz Championship (2012) (replies)
   Aug-03-12 Biel Chess Festival (2012) (replies)
   Jul-08-12 World Rapid Championship (2012) (replies)
   Jun-10-12 Anand - Gelfand World Championship Match (2012) (replies)
   Jun-10-12 Tal Memorial (2012) (replies)
   May-05-12 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
   Apr-25-12 Kramnik - Aronian (2012) (replies)
   Apr-13-12 Chinese Chess Championship (2012) (replies)
   Feb-28-12 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Jan-30-12 Tata Steel Group A (2012) (replies)
   Jan-26-12 Levon Aronian (replies)
   Jan-21-12 Rybka (Computer) (replies)
   Jan-07-12 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
   Dec-22-11 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Dec-11-11 London Chess Classic (2011) (replies)
   Jun-19-11 Emanuel Lasker (replies)
   Jun-09-11 XXIV Magistral de Ajedrez Ciudad de Leon (2011) (replies)
   Jun-08-11 Arpad Elo (replies)
   May-31-11 World Championship Candidates (2011) (replies)
   Apr-25-11 Niaz Murshed (replies)
   Apr-23-11 Short vs Kasparov, 1993 (replies)
   Mar-21-11 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2011) (replies)
   Mar-09-11 Samuel Reshevsky (replies)
   Jan-30-11 Tata Steel Group A (2011) (replies)
   Jun-05-10 Anand - Topalov World Championship Match (2010) (replies)
   May-16-10 Topalov vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
   Aug-28-09 Kasparov - Kramnik Classical World Championship Match (2000) (replies)
   Oct-26-08 Anand - Kramnik World Championship Match (2008) (replies)
   Aug-09-08 British Championship (2008) (replies)
   Mar-03-08 Morelia-Linares (2008) (replies)
   Jan-07-08 Hastings (2007/08) (replies)
   Nov-19-07 Tal Memorial (2007) (replies)
   Oct-04-07 Vasyl Ivanchuk (replies)
   Oct-04-07 Vladimir Afromeev (replies)
   Oct-01-07 World Championship Tournament (2007) (replies)
   Jul-26-07 Veselin Topalov (replies)
   Apr-18-07 Jonathan Rowson (replies)
   Mar-24-07 16th Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2007) (replies)
   Mar-14-07 Mir Sultan Khan (replies)
   Mar-10-07 Morelia-Linares (2007) (replies)
   Nov-29-06 Kramnik - Deep Fritz (2006) (replies)
   Nov-03-06 Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) (replies)
   Oct-28-06 Topalov vs Polgar, 2006 (replies)
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