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Member since Feb-11-04 · Last seen Apr-30-23
Hi. Midknightblue from Hawaii. You can find me on FICS,ICC,playchess and gameknot. I am standard ~1800-1850 rated player (online). I play standard (long) games only. update: now I play mostly blitz on the recommendation of a few stronger players who are helping me with my game. The reasons for more blitz are to improve my play in time pressure and to see more chess/more positions etc. My blitz play is pretty weak right now. One of my goals is online blitz rating of 1550-1600 by 1/1/07. Addendum: Don't know when it happened, but I some time over the last couple years I achieved the above mentioned blitz goal and am generally around 1650-1700 on playchess server. OTB uscf is up 178 in last 3 tournies, so hopefully I can keep the points coming.
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   midknightblue has kibitzed 1048 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-02-12 Ljubomir Ljubojevic (replies)
midknightblue: happy birthday GM LJUBOJEVIC. One of the great contributors to the hedgehog.
   May-05-12 N Dickenson vs S Collins, 2012
midknightblue: didn't know collins played the grunfeld. Nice job rounding up the f pawn winning the a pawn, then rounding up the advanced f pawn and securing the win
   May-05-12 Sam E Collins (replies)
midknightblue: one of my favorite players. Great books and dvd's. My favorites are his e4 repertoire dvd, his c3 sicilian dvd. Waiting for him to earn his third GM norm. Pretty amazing that he is a full-time barrister (lawyer) and such a successful player, who is also cranking out quality
   May-04-12 Karjakin vs J Hellsten, 2006
midknightblue: wow, never seen Hellsten look so bad. I mean sure it is a superGM, but he just seems to lay down and die
   May-04-12 A Baburin vs L Trent, 2012
midknightblue: cool fork. I had to look twice to understand it
   May-04-12 Andersson vs P H Nielsen, 2001 (replies)
midknightblue: ugg. why are people commenting on this snoozer
   Jan-13-12 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
midknightblue: perhaps, but Nakamura has been competing against super GM's for a short period of time. He was playing mostly us national tounaments not long ago. It is far too early to dismiss his chances against the very best in the game.He is already one of very few players demonstrating ...
   Jan-13-12 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
midknightblue: most helpful and most informed: tpstar
   Aug-08-11 Robert James Fischer (replies)
midknightblue: In soccer/football I think penalty kicks are bad way to avoid draws. I suggest we embrace fighting draws. 30 move rule to decrease short draws is a bit arbitrary, but serves some purpose. For tournament organizers, they could give an award for fighting spirit or something - ...
   Aug-08-11 A Hunt vs D Gormally, 2011
midknightblue: yes, nifty
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