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Member since Oct-16-03 · Last seen Nov-15-14
I am a patzer of patzers, no more. And no less.
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   karnak64 has kibitzed 3140 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-05-13 0 (replies)
karnak64: Yes, I moved too soon, a frequent failing of mine. Just as a want of graciousness, <al wazir> is yours. And with that, I'm done here.
   Jan-30-13 Boris Spassky (replies)
karnak64: Happy Birthday, champ!
   Jan-19-13 Mamedyarov vs Karjakin, 2010 (replies)
karnak64: Well, if this was a World Blitz Championship game, there is hope yet for me.
   Jan-17-13 Harikrishna vs Van Wely, 2013 (replies)
karnak64: White is down a rook. The other white rook is hanging. The white bishop is hanging. The white queen is hanging. And black resigns. As John Keats wrote, "A thing of beauty is a joy forever."
   Jan-15-13 A Kargin vs P Haba, 1998 (replies)
karnak64: Like others here, I thought first of taking the Knight. Which reminds me that a different psychology takes over when we know a position is a "problem." I have this bad habit of looking for something elegant or surprising rather than, objectively, the best move. Some working out at ...
   Jan-13-13 Shirov vs B Dagenais, 2012 (replies)
karnak64: Really insane. When I saw the position, I was less interested in the winning move than in how this all came about. Fascinating.
   Jan-08-13 M J Turner vs J Hector, 1998 (replies)
karnak64: Well, if nothing else, the name "Jonny Hector" sounds like it belongs to some cinematic super-spy or comparable action-film hero. So with such a swashbuckling, inspiring name I'm not surprised he went for the shock sacrifice rather than the mundane and mechanical ... Rh6. Pretty ...
   Dec-30-12 The World vs V Akobian, 2012 (replies)
karnak64: <GM Varuzhan Akobian:> Thanks so much for playing us. For a mediocre club player like me, it's a real treat to be part of such a competition. Every blessing in the New Year.
   Dec-07-12 Browne vs Fischer, 1970 (replies)
karnak64: I confess to not having seen this game before today. Heckuva contest. Glad I now have played it out.
   Dec-01-12 McShane vs Carlsen, 2012 (replies)
karnak64: As Eliot wrote, not a bang, but a whimper ...
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