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Member since Jan-19-09 · Last seen Apr-28-20
I used to play a lot when I was young, I mean from 4 until 9, then stopped. Now, at 36, I am starting again with lots of pleasure. No rating.
Favorite player when young: Tal, Kortchnoy.

   vigipirate has kibitzed 28 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-03-13 NN vs W Curran, 1876 (replies)
vigipirate: I think I had another one. 16...NG3+ 17.KH2 NF1+ 18. KH1 RxH3+ 19. pxH3 BF3 mate
   Sep-10-11 World Cup (2011) (replies)
vigipirate: Beautiful game by Ponomariov. Again, the is in the last 4.
   Sep-10-11 Ruslan Ponomariov (replies)
vigipirate: What a game against Gashimov!! Fantastic ! This guy is a killer.
   Jul-23-11 Dortmund Sparkassen (2011) (replies)
vigipirate: I used to play tennis and chess when I was young. In tennis, there is no draw. When you lose, even if you feel you are better and more gifted than your opponent, there is NO EXCUSE. You have just been outplayed. Chess is the same. Nakamura can say as much as he wants that he was ...
   Jul-13-11 Biel Chess Festival (2011) (replies)
vigipirate: I would like so much to see Morozevich winning with his famous style. He might be a bit rusty still. Needs more time?
   May-18-11 Nakamura - Ponomariov Match (2011) (replies)
vigipirate: It seems to me that slowly but surely, Ponomariov is going back to his best levels. It has been some time he did not lost a game. It is the first time he is over 2750, and he has been over 2740 for 2 years almost. He won Dortmund last year. Beat Naka on the first game. This guy ...
   Apr-12-11 C Erlandsen vs F Vallejo Pons, 2011 (replies)
vigipirate: Maybe he was impressed by Vallejo-Pons. He might have imagined that there was something else that he had not seen.
   Dec-11-09 World Cup (2009) (replies)
vigipirate: Ponomariov definitely has a chance now.
   Nov-13-09 Carlsen vs Ponomariov, 2009 (replies)
vigipirate: KF5 might be a way to prepare G5, avoiding the Queen check.
   Nov-13-09 Kramnik vs Leko, 2009 (replies)
vigipirate: Why not this? Qe4 + then whatever the move of the black, Rd1 x QD8, and after Q x G4.
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