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Member since May-30-07 · Last seen Feb-25-11
i am a young scholar (humanities) in eastern europe. i love chess as a hobby, but i prefer to watch others play rather than do it myself. it is unbelievable but i last played at least a bit seriously in 1993. people used to say that due to reading chess history books i was one of the three erudites of chess history in my country. unfortunately, my knowledge exceeds my skills by far. i was known to possess excellent reaction and playing blitz i set myself 2 minutes and offered my rivals to set ten for themselves, and achieved far better results than under regular conditions (try it, it is a disastrous psychological weapon!). my favourite player is viktor kortchnoi. i also adore the style and personality of dr. botvinnik and efim bogoljubov. my favourite personality is jonathan speelman who encouraged me to study hard when i was 14 and was talking to him on the staircase at moscow gma 1990. I occasionally solve tactics at chesstempo under the same username. my highest ever ranking is about 2230 (don't remember exactly), so i guess my playing skills could be approximately 1950-2050. once i solved a sunday puzzle here, and usually do fine before saturday problems come.

   outsider has kibitzed 179 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Feb-13-11 N Huschenbeth vs A H T dos Santos Fier, 2011 (replies)
outsider: a comical suicide by white
   Jan-29-11 Carlsen vs Wang Hao, 2011 (replies)
outsider: wow. what amazing wins two days in a row!
   Jan-23-11 Chigorin vs M Beskrovny, 1877 (replies)
outsider: the surname of the black player means "bloodless" in russian
   Dec-26-10 Petrosian vs Karpov, 1973 (replies)
outsider: I would go for 1940: Keres, Petrov, Botvinnik, Lilienthal, Boleslavsky and many other great names
   Dec-20-10 Russian Championship Superfinal (2010) (replies)
outsider: And a very nice game, btw
   Dec-07-10 Zhang Xiaowen vs L Mkrtchian, 2010 (replies)
outsider: Yeah, I may have been too harsh a bit. I do know this was a rapid game, and the black player had to win in order to get a chance to go on, but if we check any computer analysis, the black player was a "lady in red". i just hope this player has had some better games in her life.
   Nov-27-10 N Paikidze vs V Nebolsina, 2010 (replies)
outsider: a suicide to remember
   Nov-16-10 Landa vs A Ivanov, 1985 (replies)
outsider: i went for Qg1+ Kg1 Nf3+ with the mate in 3. so i got it even longer than mr. ivanov:)
   Nov-07-10 V Mikenas vs S F Lebedev, 1941 (replies)
outsider: playground player: Thanks to the pun, I can finally pronounce this guy's name. You should pronounce it as "mee-'keh-nuss". Do you really believe the pun is based on the correct Lithuanian pronunciation?
   Nov-07-10 Z Almasi vs Onischuk, 2010
outsider: It was a pleasure to watch this game live. from move 19, i had the feeling that white would win and despite mutual imprecise play, that WAS a feat. a great game&struggle, indeed
   Oct-23-10 Keres vs Smyslov, 1939 (replies)
   Oct-03-10 Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010) (replies)
   Sep-22-10 V Georgiev vs H Punongbayan, 2010
   Jun-10-10 Rybka vs Deep Sjeng, 2010 (replies)
   Jun-07-10 Petrov vs S Landau, 1937
   May-31-10 M Bosiocic vs M Ragger, 2009
   May-30-10 Steinitz vs Zukertort, 1886 (replies)
   May-30-10 N Grandelius vs Hector, 2010 (replies)
   May-02-10 H Karner vs Karpov, 1972 (replies)
   Apr-11-10 J Yrjola vs Tal, 1986 (replies)
   Apr-11-10 Eljanov vs Motylev, 2010
   Apr-06-10 Shimanov vs A Timofeev, 2010 (replies)
   Apr-01-10 P Dubinin vs Petrov, 1936 (replies)
   Apr-01-10 Averbakh vs Szabo, 1958 (replies)
   Mar-29-10 Short vs Geller, 1982 (replies)
   Mar-28-10 V Belov vs J Ulko, 2010 (replies)
   Mar-02-10 Tseshkovsky vs Lputian, 1977 (replies)
   Jan-24-10 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 (replies)
   Jan-23-10 Tal vs K Grigorian, 1982 (replies)
   Nov-29-09 Yoel Aloni vs Botvinnik, 1964 (replies)
   Nov-23-09 World Cup (2009) (replies)
   Nov-18-09 Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-27-09 R Dineley vs L'Ami, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-23-09 I Cheparinov vs Caruana, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-18-09 Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 (replies)
   Oct-18-09 Bronstein vs Stein, 1965 (replies)
   Oct-17-09 Tal vs Polugaevsky, 1974 (replies)
   Oct-17-09 Taubenhaus vs A A Smorodsky, 1914 (replies)
   Oct-17-09 P Romanovsky vs A A Smorodsky, 1924 (replies)
   Oct-15-09 I Krush vs C Baginskaite, 2009
   Oct-13-09 Peter Vasilievich Dubinin (replies)
   Oct-12-09 Tal vs Sveshnikov, 1988 (replies)
   Oct-11-09 M M Ivanov vs J F Nelis, 2009
   Oct-11-09 Svidler vs Motylev, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-05-09 E Alekseev vs S Sulskis, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-03-09 Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (2009) (replies)
   Sep-14-09 Tomashevsky vs A Lastin, 2009
   Sep-10-09 Aronian vs Grischuk, 2005
   Sep-07-09 Grand Slam Chess Final (2009) (replies)
   Sep-06-09 Bisguier vs Golombek, 1965 (replies)
   Aug-30-09 Anatoly S Lutikov (replies)
   Aug-30-09 Lutikov vs Korchnoi, 1960 (replies)
   Aug-26-09 Karpov vs Anand, 1991 (replies)
   Aug-25-09 Wang Yue vs Nepomniachtchi, 2009 (replies)
   Jun-15-09 A Zaitsev vs Smyslov, 1963
   Jun-04-09 H K Mattison vs Nimzowitsch, 1929 (replies)
   May-30-09 J Krejcik vs Reti, 1922 (replies)
   May-24-09 Ivanchuk vs L Dominguez, 2009 (replies)
   May-09-09 L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 (replies)
   Mar-27-09 Topalov vs Karpov, 1998 (replies)
   Mar-24-09 Geller vs Korchnoi, 1975 (replies)
   Mar-24-09 Tal vs Korchnoi, 1970 (replies)
   Mar-22-09 Najdorf vs Tal, 1970 (replies)
   Mar-22-09 Sadler vs Pelletier, 2003 (replies)
   Mar-18-09 F Olafsson vs Korchnoi, 1976
   Mar-08-09 de Firmian vs Rohde, 1987 (replies)
   Mar-08-09 Fischer vs R Garcia, 1970 (replies)
   Mar-07-09 Petrosian vs Kholmov, 1951 (replies)
   Mar-03-09 Kolisch vs Loyd, 1867 (replies)
   Feb-24-09 A Pashikian vs I Kurnosov, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-24-09 G Barcza vs Smyslov, 1956 (replies)
   Feb-22-09 Mamedyarov vs I Kurnosov, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-22-09 N Padevsky vs Karpov, 1972 (replies)
   Feb-22-09 Krogius vs Smyslov, 1967 (replies)
   Feb-21-09 Smyslov vs I Bilek, 1963
   Feb-21-09 Kamsky vs Topalov, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-21-09 G Sargissian vs Ehlvest, 2009
   Feb-21-09 Zhou Jianchao vs A Aleksandrov, 2009
   Feb-21-09 B Grachev vs Mamedyarov, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-21-09 Korchnoi vs Smyslov, 1973 (replies)
   Feb-21-09 Polugaevsky vs Smyslov, 1960 (replies)
   Feb-19-09 I Kurnosov vs P Ponkratov, 2009
   Feb-19-09 Onischuk vs I Kurnosov, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-16-09 Smyslov vs Bisguier, 1955 (replies)
   Feb-16-09 Smyslov vs Tolush, 1951 (replies)
   Feb-16-09 Aronin vs Smyslov, 1950 (replies)
   Feb-16-09 Tartakower vs Przepiorka, 1929 (replies)
   Feb-16-09 Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1943 (replies)
   Sep-02-08 Reti vs H Wolf, 1922 (replies)
   Sep-01-08 Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1925 (replies)
   Sep-01-08 Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1923 (replies)
   Sep-01-08 Yifan Hou vs Sutovsky, 2007
   May-15-08 V Mikenas vs Flohr, 1933 (replies)
   May-15-08 Alekhine vs V Mikenas, 1937 (replies)
   May-13-08 C Jones vs J Saksis, 2001 (replies)
   May-13-08 J Saksis vs C Issler, 2002
   May-13-08 A Kupsys vs C Issler, 2002
   May-07-08 Bacrot vs Carlsen, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-29-08 Uhlmann vs Botvinnik, 1962 (replies)
   Apr-27-08 Winawer vs Blackburne, 1880 (replies)
   Apr-27-08 Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1964 (replies)
   Apr-27-08 I Ivanov vs Kudrin, 1989 (replies)
   Apr-20-08 A Y Model vs Botvinnik, 1926 (replies)
   Apr-20-08 Botvinnik vs M Kagan, 1926 (replies)
   Apr-20-08 D Zaslavsky vs Botvinnik, 1926 (replies)
   Apr-20-08 A Vaits vs Botvinnik, 1925 (replies)
   Apr-20-08 J Dobropistsev vs Botvinnik, 1925
   Apr-20-08 Botvinnik vs N Liutov, 1925
   Apr-20-08 J Rebane vs O Sarapu, 1940 (replies)
   Apr-13-08 Bu Xiangzhi vs K Asrian, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-12-08 G Abramovic vs Botvinnik, 1924 (replies)
   Apr-12-08 V Gashimov vs Korchnoi, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-11-08 Burn vs Owen, 1874 (replies)
   Apr-11-08 Potkin vs Navara, 2008
   Apr-10-08 Yifan Hou vs Granda Zuniga, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-10-08 Yifan Hou vs Adams, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-06-08 Karjakin vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-06-08 Gelfand vs E Alekseev, 2008 (replies)
   Mar-31-08 Nimzowitsch vs Duras, 1904 (replies)
   Mar-31-08 Velimirovic vs Skembris, 1997 (replies)
   Mar-30-08 Shulman vs S Sulskis, 1996 (replies)
   Mar-19-08 Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 (replies)
   Mar-02-08 Anand vs Carlsen, 2008 (replies)
   Feb-11-08 E J Diemer vs R A Fuller, 1957 (replies)
   Dec-28-07 C Bielicki vs Smyslov, 1964 (replies)
   Dec-28-07 Russian Championship Superfinal (2007) (replies)
   Dec-13-07 Steinitz vs H C Plunkett, 1876 (replies)
   Dec-09-07 Shirov vs Karjakin, 2007 (replies)
   Dec-02-07 Svidler vs Rublevsky, 2007 (replies)
   Dec-02-07 World Cup (2007) (replies)
   Nov-23-07 R Bogdanovic vs Suetin, 1967 (replies)
   Nov-21-07 Balashov vs Lanka, 1988 (replies)
   Nov-15-07 Portisch vs Tal, 1967 (replies)
   Nov-11-07 Karpov vs J Polgar, 2007 (replies)
   Nov-09-07 B Verlinsky vs Levenfish, 1924 (replies)
   Nov-08-07 Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1983 (replies)
   Nov-08-07 Capablanca vs NN, 1918 (replies)
   Nov-08-07 Przepiorka vs Ahues, 1927 (replies)
   Nov-08-07 Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1977 (replies)
   Nov-08-07 Korchnoi vs Averbakh, 1959 (replies)
   Oct-31-07 J L Hammer vs T Thorhallsson, 2007 (replies)
   Oct-30-07 A Jain vs R Norinkeviciute, 2007 (replies)
   Oct-28-07 Botvinnik vs A Y Model, 1927 (replies)
   Oct-28-07 Botvinnik vs K Kholodkevich, 1927 (replies)
   Oct-27-07 Geller vs Larsen, 1967 (replies)
   Oct-25-07 Areshchenko vs Savon, 2001 (replies)
   Oct-10-07 G Isakov vs V A Nikitin, 1947 (replies)
   Oct-06-07 Short vs Topalov, 1997 (replies)
   Oct-05-07 J Kostro vs W Schmidt, 1968 (replies)
   Oct-01-07 P A Boll vs A C Timmerman, 1978 (replies)
   Sep-26-07 Kosten vs Adorjan, 1988 (replies)
   Sep-25-07 Tal vs Sviridov, 1969 (replies)
   Sep-25-07 V Mikenas vs B Goldenov, 1946 (replies)
   Jun-17-07 Hjartarson vs J Nogueiras, 1988 (replies)
   Jun-15-07 Ragozin vs P Romanovsky, 1927 (replies)
   Jun-11-07 Kamsky vs Gelfand, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-11-07 Movsesian vs U Boensch, 1999 (replies)
   Jun-10-07 Flohr vs V Makogonov, 1942
   Jun-10-07 V Makogonov vs Flohr, 1942 (replies)
   Jun-10-07 Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1943 (replies)
   Jun-10-07 Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1944 (replies)
   Jun-07-07 Gelfand vs Kamsky, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-06-07 Korchnoi vs Miles, 1978
   Jun-06-07 Bacrot vs Kamsky, 2006 (replies)
   Jun-06-07 Grischuk vs Rublevsky, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-05-07 Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1977 (replies)
   Jun-03-07 Shirov vs Motylev, 2002
   Jun-02-07 Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1975 (replies)
   May-30-07 Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 (replies)
   May-30-07 Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1941 (replies)
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