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Member since Nov-15-04 · Last seen May-12-07
Bremen, Germany; sometimes winning vs. my Comp:)

   rKa has kibitzed 6 times to chessgames  
   Jan-29-06 Dimitri Reinderman (replies)
rKa: He actually also plays Magic: The Gathering (a huge trading card game) very well, appearing in the top8 of a 1000+player tournament in Hasselt/Belgium.
   Apr-13-05 Fischer vs L A Sanchez, 1959 (replies)
rKa: wow. the first puzzle i solved just by looking at the board:)
   Feb-04-05 Saemisch vs Gruenfeld, 1929 (replies)
rKa: This game won the first brilliancy price in Karlsbad 1923 according to G. Henschel "Freude am Schach".
   Feb-04-05 Friedrich Saemisch (replies)
rKa: I just wanted to add - because it wasnt pointed out enough imho - that Sämisch lost a good share of his matches because of Zeitnot, earning him some neat nicknames. Apparently he could have spent hours on the board just to reflect every single aspect of a given game, therefore losing a
   Jan-20-05 Corus Group A (2005) (replies)
rKa: can somebody explain, how White can breakthrough on f6 without letting the game end in a draw?
   Nov-30-04 Kurt Richter (replies)
rKa: Kurt Richter was known as the "Scharfrichter von Berlin" as he indeed was feared for his aggressive play. "Scharfrichter"=Executioner. He also is the namesake of the Richter/Rauzer Attack in the Sicilian.
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