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ozmikey
Member since May-17-08 · Last seen Jan-29-23
Australian player, Michael Salter, inactive for a good few years but still following the game keenly. I write quarterly articles for the NSW junior magazine and used to write a weekly chess column for a now defunct Sydney magazine.

My best OTB results have been wins against the late Maxwell Leonard Fuller and George Xie Wendi (both in Sydney club events), and one precious draw (with Black!) against Ian Rogers, also in a club match. Aging rapidly as I am, I'm pretty sure I'll never be able to better that. Draws in simuls with former world champions Karpov and Spassky as well...neither of which were particularly well-deserved!

The following is probably my best game - no fireworks, but I was quite pleased with it at the time.

M Salter vs J Chan, 2003

I love playing over old GM games, and have been joyfully perusing all the excellent tournament collections of User: suenteus po 147 and others.

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   ozmikey has kibitzed 666 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-15-23 D Gukesh vs Ding Liren, 2023 (replies)
 
ozmikey: Very nice game. 16...Nc5! is a clever trick to turn the dark-squared bishop into a monster, and of course 32...Rxe4 is a really sweet tactical finish.
 
   Oct-30-22 Panno vs W Estrada Degrandi, 1954 (replies)
 
ozmikey: 36. Ra6 is a cute way of saying "ah, mate, I think it's time to resign - I'm playing party tricks now."
 
   Oct-08-22 J Randviir vs Keres, 1947
 
ozmikey: A beautiful endgame. I love a good instructive K+P ending, and this is up there with the best of them.
 
   Oct-31-18 Huebner vs Nunn, 1981 (replies)
 
ozmikey: Ouch! And of course 28...Rg8 29. Qxg7+! Rxg7 30. Rd8+ Rg8 31. Bd4+ is even worse.
 
   Apr-28-18 Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2018 (replies)
 
ozmikey: Good to see that fighting chess is not dead.
 
   Mar-02-18 Furman vs Bondarevsky, 1963 (replies)
 
ozmikey: <ChessHigherCat> 44...Kf8 not 44...Kg7.
 
   Nov-11-17 T Hay vs P Viner, 1963 (replies)
 
ozmikey: <thegoodanarchist> <Sydney Cepacol? I thought Cepacol was cough medicine!> Cepacol sponsored a lot of tournaments in Australia in the late eighties/early nineties, but I think the reference here is an anachronism (unless their record in supporting tournaments goes ...
 
   Nov-10-17 F Berkes vs McShane, 2017 (replies)
 
ozmikey: This reminds me of several miserable blitz games I've lost on the Black side of the exchange Caro (which this game transposes into on move 7) before I learned how vital it was to get the queen to c7 early to control that diagonal. Otherwise Black is pretty much doomed to passivity. ...
 
   Oct-04-17 Khalifman vs D Yuffa, 2016 (replies)
 
ozmikey: When something like this is given as a "problem", you can spot it in two seconds. When something like this occurs over the board...
 
   Sep-26-17 Tarjan vs Kramnik, 2017 (replies)
 
ozmikey: Nice for Tarjan but you have to feel sorry for Kramnik, given his terrible luck with the first round pairing as well. This is just a one-move game-changing blunder in a superior position.
 
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