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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 2175 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-30-23 Magnus Carlsen
metatron2: <Caissanist: As many have said, it's not bragging if you can back it up> Well, Hikaru himself was sarcastic about it, following Magnus latest double-match-loss to MVL:
   Sep-20-23 Vladimir Kramnik
metatron2: <MissScarlett: <The Kramnik Files : Unveiling the Dark Side of Online Chess> > Thanks for this link, I saw until the middle of it and it was interesting. Kramnik continued with his only-accuracy-score-anti-cheating-system that ...
   Sep-14-23 Garry Kasparov
metatron2: <Fusilli: I guess it's a sort of less funny version of The Onion?> Yeah, sort of a very silly and unnecessary version of it.. I know you didn't click into that report before you posted, no worries.. Just wanted to notify you about that website, since I remembered the first ...
   Sep-07-23 Radjabov vs Grischuk, 2023 (replies)
metatron2: <Messiah: <ChatGPT>:> Haha that's a good one.. It wrote all the reasons in the world why Nf2 is a weird blunder, other than the fact that it gets white out the pin, and hence gives a way the black queen.. And I don't know about all its blabbering there, since if Nf2 ...
   Aug-28-23 FIDE World Cup (2023) (replies)
metatron2: <beatgiant: If I give an example with another GM from the last 5 years and you find it convincing, you might just start posting suspicions about that player too> :) Bring it on, and I promise not to post any suspicions about that GM.. <beatgiant: Others are discussing ...
   Aug-28-23 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
metatron2: Anand will be 54 yo in less than 4 months, and he still maintains around 2750 rating level both in classical and rapid. In rapid it even seems like he is still improving.. Pretty amazing when compared with other top players. What a legend..
   Aug-17-23 D Gukesh vs Carlsen, 2023
metatron2: <dehanne> That wasn't hate. Why should i hate Gukesh? I Hardly know anything about that kid, and in general, I am very impressed and supports the strong Indian youngsters, who are the future of chess. Point was, that I am having hard time remembering another example of a top
   Aug-13-23 Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2023 (replies)
metatron2: Ivanchuk's nerves showed up again big time, against Magnus here. He basically blitzed out this entire game, and he actually moved on to bullet starting from move 20.. That's certainly not the way to beat Carlsen in a must win situation. Pure nerves, as we could also see when ...
   Jul-24-23 Bullet Chess Championship (2023) (replies)
metatron2: <kingscrusher: At these speeds it is a combination of setup and very good intuition and quick tactical skills but every part of the jigsaw needs to be in place. Setup is a huge factor for bullet chess> Surely any bullet player needs a good setup as well. minimal internet ...
   Jul-22-23 FIDE Women's World Championship (2023) (replies)
metatron2: This women's world championship is quite impressive on all fronts: deep opening prep, impressive positional play, very high accuracy, and interesting ideas from both sides. Here is a nice coverage from Levy of rounds 6-9
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