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Member since Nov-15-07 · Last seen Sep-25-13
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   pbercker has kibitzed 924 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-25-13 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
pbercker: indeed ... gun-slinging of a different sort! But close enough!
   Sep-24-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013) (replies)
pbercker: Speaking of not having peaked yet, this is from the Carlsen page (hope this doesn't count as cross-posting!): <EGarrett: As I write this, Magnus is 22 years, 10 months old, and is rated 2870. When Kasparov was 22 years, 9 months (January 1986), he had a rating of 2720. He was ...
   Sep-24-13 FIDE Grand Prix Paris (2013) (replies)
pbercker: Tiviakov tried a second time to chime in with "what the computer says" ... and Gelfand just dismissed him again ... "but who cares what the computer says??!" ... He's clearly very annoyed with Tiviakov ... there is something indeed irritating about him. He keeps butting in rather ...
   Sep-22-13 Borislav Ivanov (replies)
pbercker: There's a quite a good wiki article on "honour" ... on its history, and possible reason for decline in the west. <Cultures of honour will often arise when three conditions[7] exist: 1) A scarcity of resources 2) The benefit of theft and crime outweighs the risks 3) A lack of ...
   Sep-17-13 Sinquefield Cup (2013) (replies)
pbercker: <babalu: <...if it has a 2700 rating, Magnus will eat it.> How is that possible when the rest aren't even given a fair chance? It's the same few goldfishes playing against each other in the air-conditioned aquarium.> You're thinking that the this small "air conditioned ...
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