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Member since Oct-23-06 · Last seen Sep-09-21
Atlanta USA.

Unrated but definetely under 1800. I have days that I can steamroll better players and days that I will lose to weaker players.

I like chess so much BECAUSE I have no natural ability for it.

Chess history and playing over games interests me almost as much as playing the game itself. But I don't really "study" the game, I more enjoy a game of chess like I would a song or a film.

So my progress is slow, I would rather learn chess by osmosis than by a studious, memorization based approach. I've discovered secrets of the game by accident, forgotten them and discovered them all over again.

Fave players..The old guard guys, maybe its just a romantic notion, but I believe that the older players played out of a love for the game more than modern players. They had no computers, few books, travel was difficult. Many persisted through war and poverty to leave their mark on the history of chess.

So anyways fave players-Alekhine, Keres, Morphy, Capablanca, Fischer, Bronstein.

I play on ICC and playchess under a similar user name.

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   stratomaster has kibitzed 6 times to chessgames  
   Dec-10-13 Sutovsky vs M Zumsande, 2013 (replies)
stratomaster: Whites king knight travels from g1-e2-g3-h5-f6-e8-c7 capturing a pawn a bishop and finally a rook, pretty eventful day for the cavalry.
   Jan-14-10 Vitiugov vs M Rodshtein, 2010 (replies)
stratomaster: Great game-what a fight. I've been looking at 12...c5, seems to put a new spin on things-either white will give up his bishop and castling privledges, or play 13 Rd1 and give up a piece for a couple of pawns.(the computer likes this idea it seems) Very interesting.
   Apr-01-08 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
stratomaster: Quite the elaborate prank-I didn't realize April Fools day was a world-wide semi-holiday. Nice job by chessbase on that one.
   May-17-07 M Langer vs E Perelshteyn, 2007
stratomaster: Nice, natural play against the "fantasy variation". ...5 b6 takes immediate advantage of whites queen placement, to exchange off whites king bishop. White finds a combination and picks off blacks knight unguarded at a6, and is up 2 pawns, but then drops his own knight into the ...
   Apr-17-07 T Kosintseva vs E Danielian, 2007 (replies)
stratomaster: Black doesn't castle and gets crushed.
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