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metatron2
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.

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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 1714 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-06-21 Opera Euro Rapid (2021) (replies)
 
metatron2: <Clemens Scheitz> You said that you had no problem with Aronian moving to the US, enjoying all its benefits, but you expect him to still play for Armenia. My point was that in chess, that is not a practical option, because of the nature of individual sports in general, and ...
 
   Feb-27-21 Garry Kasparov (replies)
 
metatron2: <fabelhaft: Some sites, like Reddit, are very successful with a basically old style design, while others, like Lichess, are free but very up to date. It doesn’t have to be some certain way to be successful> Reddit was indeed keeping their old website design for quite some ...
 
   Feb-25-21 Robert James Fischer (replies)
 
metatron2: <keypusher: I'd be interested to see what happened if you repeated the experiment with a new version of SF> I think I played it around 2013-2014 but I am not sure. So it was probably SF 4 or 5. SF is now way stronger, my PC is much stronger now, and I am older now, so my ...
 
   Feb-16-21 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
metatron2: <morfishine: We are unable to access games database with message "Server is temporarily overloaded"> I get this message quite a lot, but it seems to happen only on latest tournament pages. <cg> maybe the tournament page cannot be accessed when there is some admin work ...
 
   Feb-14-21 Tata Steel Masters (2021) (replies)
 
metatron2: <AK: So do you think, tend to think, or have an intuitive feeling that after one of the examples I mentioned, that after 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 or 3.e5 that Black is "giving the tone about the pawn structure'?> In that specific example, white is giving the tone about the pawn
 
   Feb-05-21 Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1929 (replies)
 
metatron2: <fabelhaft: GM Smerdon said that Nakamura would lose 0-6 to Fischer if the latter just had a day to catch up on theory> Without any opening prep (from both sides) I would bet on Fischer beating Naka when both were on their primes. Not 0-6, but I think he would have won such ...
 
   Feb-05-21 A Ghasi vs T Fodor Jr, 2017
 
metatron2: <FSR: Incredible that White missed the obvious mate in 49> Yes, I would have seen this line in a bullet game.. But on a more serious note, it does seem more logical to queen the b-pawn (as the engine suggested), rather than the c-pawn (that white actually queened), since ...
 
   Jan-02-21 Airthings Masters (2020/21) (replies)
 
metatron2: After completely dominating all the top (covid) online rapid tourneys, there seems to be a change of trend in the last 3 tourneys. Not only that he didn't win any of one of those, he seems to be doing worse from tourney to tourney. Did Carlsen get tired/bored from those kind ...
 
   Dec-12-20 chess.com Speed Chess (2020) (replies)
 
metatron2: Congrats to Naka for winning chess.com speed chess .. With the bullet section added, there was no real competition there. Naka is rated around 3500(!) in chess.com bullet. That's an unthinkable rating. No one else even comes close to that. Kind of reminds engines rating (but of ...
 
   Dec-02-20 Skilling Open (2020) (replies)
 
metatron2: <Sokrates: In the old days men of this kind were the one or two morons who sat in the corner of the pub being ignored by all others.> Dear Sokrates, I am afraid that in the old days, this kind of men were considered macho and cool. But we have come a long way since then, ...
 
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