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Member since Jun-13-04 · Last seen Aug-22-21
rated over 1900 USCF
Location: CO, USA
I am a student, getting my Phd (Physics) from the University of CO at Boulder.

Favorite players Kasparov (the greatest ever?) , Alekhine (the most beautiful games ever ?),Fischer (did anybody understand chess better?), Anand (very dynamic style), Capablanca (the scientist).

Favourite opening as White;
Sicilian Fischer Sozin attack, Yugoslav attack, Exchange Ruy Lopex, French Classical, Caro Kann Panov-Botvinnik attack, Evans Gambit, Fried lever attack

Different variations of Queen's gambit, Richter-Veresov attack, Kings Indian Bayonnet attack, Queens Indian Petrosian-Kasparov line, various IQP formations

As Black:
Sicilian Dragon, Ruy Lopez Open, Ruy Lopez Marshall, Center-Counter, Gruenfeld, Queen's gambit accepted, Queen's gambit Cambridge Springs, Queen's gambit Tartakover

Favourite chess magazines:
British chess magazine
New in Chess

interesting chess pages:

ICC handle: samikd

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   samikd has kibitzed 2343 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-22-16 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
samikd: the tiger is back
   Mar-11-16 Anand vs Topalov, 2016 (replies)
samikd: The Tiger is back !
   Jun-22-15 Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911 (replies)
samikd: <amarande> Oh the skewer ! Thank you very much
   Feb-18-15 Zurich Chess Challenge (2015) (replies)
samikd: Where can I watch these videos ? And yes, Vishy wins yet another tournament ! Congrats !
   Mar-29-14 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
samikd: Congrats, Vishy ! What a slap in the face for those who were saying he had no chance in this tournament
   Mar-29-14 World Championship Candidates (2014) (replies)
samikd: <Apparently Kramnik convinced Anand to play in this tournament.> Says who ? what is the source of this news ?
   Nov-10-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013) (replies)
samikd: <In the hands of prep many Sicilians can be drawish too> Absolutely true. Its not the opening, its the amount of preparedness (in fact, the possibility of preparing some of the lines to the very end) thats causing draws. Thats the whole point. Sveshnikov, for instance, is a ...
   Apr-02-13 World Championship Candidates (2013) (replies)
samikd: All the kibitzers who always whine about rapid play-offs have been shown how idiotic they are. How this is weird tiebreak system (S-B or any other system) , where your final standing depends on 'whether you defeated Svidler or your opponent lost to Radjabov ...' more fair than rapids
   Mar-01-13 Zurich Chess Challenge (2013) (replies)
samikd: You know , guys ..I could have been as good as, if you not stronger than any of these players. In fact I could have become world champion. The only reason I haven't is because <I am hiding my preparation !>
   May-17-12 Anand - Gelfand World Championship Match (2012) (replies)
samikd: <ive lost all respect for anand and gelfand... Cowards!!!!!!> Too bad you didnt qualify for the world championship. Chess would be saved if you did. Why did you skip the candidates ? family reasons ?
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