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Member since Sep-14-04 · Last seen Jun-19-05
I am a beginning player from Berkeley California named Jesse Michaels. I enjoy playing the game with friendly, non competitive types and have a low key attitude about it at all. However I play to win and always try to improve. I favor tactical play and off- mainline positions because it tends to give me a chance against superior players. Even gms sometimes miss two movers! (Ex. Kasparov vs. Deep Thought, game four!) Anyway, I am not a great player and always welcome opportunities to learn more. I started this game late in life and have no competitive aspirations. Instead I try to go deeply into it at my own modest level and enjoy it on a daily basis. Favorite players: Capablanca, Fischer, Tal, Alekhine (although I am not too fired up about some of his views) and on the other hand, Petrosian for his iron discipline and precision. rules, what a fabulous resource!
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   nopawnintended has kibitzed 27 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-07-05 Garry Kasparov (replies)
nopawnintended: Umm...can I say this? Gary, in terms of statistical rating over an extended period, is arguably the best player in history and even most Fischerites will acknowledge his opening omniscience. Certainly among the top five at the very least. Further, he is definitely among the ...
   Jan-28-05 Short vs E Blank Goncalves, 2001 (replies)
nopawnintended: I saw short playing blitz on icc against a very high rated chinese GM and he was phenomenal. He won game after one game his opponent lifted short's king out to the third rank in the first ten moves and short still won! You might say he made short work of him ...
   Dec-18-04 V P Moskalenko vs Yermolinsky, 1981 (replies)
nopawnintended: 16)Rg1 for white, followed by warding off the various threats and trying to regroup seems not too far fetched to the untrained eye. I wonder if there is an undefensible attack coming that I am missing or if at a more experienced level of analysis white's position is just too ...
   Dec-08-04 Joel Benjamin vs Nakamura, 2004 (replies)
nopawnintended: got it..thanks. Interesting how a seemingly tame position can turn into a disaster in the late opening even for somebody of Nakamura's capabilities...
   Nov-07-04 Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 (replies)
nopawnintended: this game is amazing. I love the games where Fischer rips into tactics from the early middle. His knowledge was great, his will power was great but it's his imagination and inventiveness that really continues to fascinate. Question (to anybody who cares to offer their ...
   Nov-05-04 Spassky vs Fischer, 1960 (replies)
nopawnintended: <clocked>(But still) one can't claim to have refuted an opening without having defeated it over the board! His record is: Kings Gambit One, Bobby Fischer 0. We can speculate that his colleagues were too intimidated to play it against him after he wrote his piece with ...
   Nov-05-04 Karpov vs Keene, 1977 (replies)
nopawnintended: Great game, great annotation...the details about Karpov's penchant for speed are fascinating.
   Oct-20-04 R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 (replies)
nopawnintended: <iron maiden>Its definitely in mine. I've never seen a game quite like it! I put in my notes: either vadim was in an almost supernatural zone or he was just going all out and hoping for the best...I suspect a combination of both. (btw I hope your handle is a reference ...
   Oct-18-04 Kramnik - Leko Classical World Championship Match (2004) (replies)
nopawnintended: Me and the guys in my cafe chess club sometimes play through draws from current gm games with the last move in their game as starting position for our (very) modest efforts. A last note on this match- it would be cool to see Leko and Kramnik try our approach. Hats off to ...
   Oct-16-04 Prince Dadian vs Kolisch, 1885 (replies)
nopawnintended: <tpstar> I got it..funny :)
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