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Member since Jul-03-07
My peak elo is 2300 but I haven't been active in classical chess tournaments for about 30 years.

My favorite (active/semi active) players are: Kasparov, Topalov, Carlsen, Grischuk, MVL, Mamedyarov, Firouzja, Aronian, Ivanchuk, Morozevich, Kramnik

Like most "inactive" chess lovers, I do play blitz on the Internet:

My handle on FICS is: "metatrony"

If you want to play, just leave me a message here on chessgames or on FICS.


For years there used to a message here about Moro, following a bet I lost to slomarko, but since he left CG long ago, I figured the time has come to remove it..

   metatron2 has kibitzed 1907 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-29-22 FIDE Candidates (2022) (replies)
metatron2: <Atterdag: I guess Covid has taken its toll on me> haha I guess it did.. long covid maybe?
   May-25-22 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
metatron2: Fabi has always been well known as a superb classical player (in his peak, even around Carlsen's level), but relatively weak in faster time controls. That was always considered his weakness (his 3-0 loss to Magnus in the 2018 WCC rapid tie breaks, is especially remembered..). But ...
   May-20-22 Superbet Chess Rapid & Blitz Poland (2022) (replies)
metatron2: Nice to see Vishi with 3/3 in this strong tourney. Hope he can keep up with the good play, proving that the attempt to force him into retirement (by stop inviting him to elite tourneys), was not only appalling from the human perspective, but was also completely unjustified from ...
   Apr-18-22 FIDE Grand Prix Leg 3 (2022) (replies)
metatron2: <shach>, you realize that prior to that, the miss said that Israel is "swimming in Russian oligarch money" "more than any other country". But of course.. And that American media are the biggest defenders of Israel (did she ever watch CNN?). And if now she really thought that
   Mar-28-22 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
metatron2: <Z free or die> sorry for my late response, I was unable to kibitz: chessforum <Z free or die: Do we agree that he used an account closely associated with chess to make his political comments?> Not really. That is Karjakin's personal twitter account, and
   Feb-26-22 Airthings Masters (2022) (replies)
metatron2: Nepo blunders in the last 2 games of their match today, do remind his blunders in their WC match, but that's a problem that Nepo always had: getting out of stream as the tournament advances to its final stages.
   Feb-21-22 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
metatron2: Anyone else noticed that older players don't get invitations to elite tourneys anymore? I noticed that for some time now, but when Lawrence Trent asked Svidler what are his plans for 2022 in one of their latest commentating session, and Svidler started to mumble and move very ...
   Feb-16-22 FIDE Grand Prix Berlin (2022) (replies)
metatron2: <Atterdag: I think it was and still is a very personal choice how you evaluate the risk of your participation in events during the still ongoing pandemic> I actually thought that Naka started getting into the chess streaming business during the pandemic, and just found it ...
   Dec-31-21 World Rapid Championship (2021) (replies)
metatron2: Apparently the only comment that generate some kind of "discussion" here, was about Carlsen not being in the top 100 and not being the classical world champion. That's not even trolling, because trolling is supposed to be provoking, and that comment was just beyond idiotic. I ...
   Dec-28-21 Firouzja vs K Shevchenko, 2021 (replies)
metatron2: Firouzja was not familiar with the endgame motif here, since he missed it <twice> with more than enough time on the clock, and only figured it out by himself on the 3rd chance he got from his opponent (who apparently wasn't really familiar with it as well). Its pretty basic ...
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