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Member since Sep-02-08 · Last seen Nov-03-19
Systems Engineering student.

My favourite players are Fischer and Kasparov. I am ~1600 on FICS Blitz and ~1800 on FICS Standard. My favourite and strongest phase of the game is the opening.

   rangek has kibitzed 160 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-01-12 Sopiko Guramishvili (replies)
rangek: happy birthday sopiko!
   Dec-12-11 Nakamura vs Adams, 2011 (replies)
rangek: <AVRO38: Anyway, the one ancient opening that I've always advocated is the King's Gambit. It's rock solid and underappreciated and most players will shy away from 1..e5 if they suspect you might play it.> Lol. I play 1.. c5 but would be extremely happy to play 1..e5 if I knew a
   Dec-09-11 Vaganian vs E Kulovana, 2011
rangek: comical ending as the rook gets trapped by the king, haha.
   Nov-08-11 Radjabov vs Bacrot, 2011 (replies)
rangek: Sporting draw due to Gashmov suffering a fit in the middle of the game.
   Sep-10-11 Tal vs V Akopian, 1992 (replies)
rangek: Great pun great game great player!
   Sep-06-11 Radjabov vs Jakovenko, 2011 (replies)
rangek: Incredible! If 48.. Rxd7 49. Rh8+ picks up the rook and passed pawn If 48.. Ke8 49. Rhe7+ Kf8 50. Rxd8+ also picks up the passed pawn leaving White with an unstoppable clump of pawns. Good to see Radjabov in form! Hope to see a KID soon.
   May-06-11 Penguincw chessforum (replies)
rangek: Peng are you a physics grad student
   Apr-26-11 Kamsky vs Shankland, 2011 (replies)
rangek: Amazingly Black gets mated if he chooses to recapture the minor piece. Nice trap.
   Apr-25-11 Nakamura vs A J Goldsby, 2003 (replies)
rangek: oh dear paragraphs are great
   Apr-18-11 Petrosian vs M Mukhitdinov, 1951 (replies)
rangek: even in winning positions petrosian allows his opponents no saving grace. here white controls the central files while the rest are blocked- black's rook cannot even put up a struggle
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