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Member since Jan-25-04 · Last seen Oct-01-22
A keen chess follower since 70's. Elo about 2000. Once I was 3rd in national problem solver competition! Those were the days, before engines.

   karik has kibitzed 227 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-14-22 75th Russian Championship (2022) (replies)
karik: Sjugirov has played 15 moves in all of his games so far...
   Aug-29-22 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz (2022) (replies)
karik: Carlsen is once again rapid #1 in live rating list. Let's see what happens in blitz...
   Aug-26-22 V Vojtek vs S Vesselovsky, 2000 (replies)
karik: I suspect that the score is wrong, 58.-Qe8 must have been played.
   Jul-29-22 Bagirov vs E Mukhin, 1958 (replies)
karik: Why not 20. Qg8+ Kd7 21. Qxf7+ and mate next move.
   Jun-06-22 A A Zaremba vs R Antonio, 1995 (replies)
karik: Damn. I tried 23.-Kd7 24.Qb2 Kc6 25.Qb5 and black loses!
   Feb-13-22 Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2021
   Jan-10-22 Van der Wiel vs A Haast, 2009 (replies)
karik: Stockfish thinks resigning was premature: +0.02 (20 ply) 15...Bxb5 16.cxb5 Bxe5 17.Nxe5 Rfe8 18.f4 Qd4 19.Rc1 Nxf4 20.Bxf4 Qxf4 21.Rc4 Qxe5 22.Qxe5 Rxe5+ 23.Kd2 Rxb5 24.Rd4 Rd5 25.Rxd5 cxd5 26.Bb5 Rb8 27.Bxd7 Rb2+ 28.Kc3 Rxg2
   Dec-24-21 World Rapid Championship (2021) (replies)
karik: Good.
   Nov-08-21 T Fruebing vs L Espig, 1994 (replies)
karik: 34.Kf2? is a bad move?
   Jun-29-21 Dubov vs Erigaisi, 2021 (replies)
karik: Nice 23-move combo starting with 30.-Rxf2
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