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Member since Aug-25-04 · Last seen Mar-02-21
I live near Atlanta Georgia. I don't have an official USCF rating, but my rating fluctuates from 1700 to 1900. I am currently studying intensively to improve my game. I love chess!

My all-time chess heroes are Tigran Petrosian and Mikhail Tal. (If only I could blend their styles and somehow assimilate half their genius...). Among today's modern players, I am impressed with Kramnik and Morozevich. I like Kramnik because of his firm and sound style, and Morozevich because....well, he plays like a chess "left-hander", and I like those.

Also, one player that continually impresses me is Liviu Deiter Nisipeanu. Watching his games is amazing.

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   mormonchess has kibitzed 104 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-10-07 Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (replies)
mormonchess: Congratulations, Liviu, on your great win against Topalov!
   May-07-07 Susan Polgar (replies)
mormonchess: Susan, Do you date? If so, would you like to go out sometime for dinner?
   May-04-07 Nigel Short (replies)
mormonchess: <To discuss this in a little worthier way, yes, there was a famine in Ukraine. It was mostly caused by kulaks and other counterrevolutionaries resorting to all kinds of barbaric methods in resisting collectivization.> Amusing. Because they wanted to remain free, they ...
   Apr-28-07 Nisipeanu vs S Williams, 2007
mormonchess: Extraordinary endgame technique, indeed. Nisipeanu is a great player.
   Apr-17-07 Tigran V Petrosian (replies)
mormonchess: Also, Petrosian was considered unstoppable at blitz. He was very fast at the board in normal time controls as well. Only lost once on time in his entire career.
   Apr-12-07 Petrosian vs A Bisguier, 1954 (replies)
mormonchess: Yes, very impressive pawn play by Mr. Petrosian. He makes it look like child's play.
   Apr-05-07 Petrosian vs Najdorf, 1961 (replies)
mormonchess: Petrosian was pretty famous for his delayed castling. Or, in this case, no castling at all!
   Mar-05-07 Raymond Keene (replies)
mormonchess: Hi Ray...just bought your Petrosian vs. the Elite and I really enjoy the book. Question for you: did you ever meet Petrosian in person? If so, what was he like, on and off the chess board?
   Feb-27-07 Petrosian vs Bondarevsky, 1950 (replies)
mormonchess: <notyetagm>: Petrosian and Capablanca really did make chess look like a simple game. Indeed they did! I often find Petrosian's games to be incredibly profound. I enjoy his knight maneuvers in this game. Very Nimzowitschian. <notyetagm> This game shows that Black is ...
   Feb-09-07 Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1983 (replies)
mormonchess: Petrosian was not a straightforward kind of guy.
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