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Member since Apr-13-16 · Last seen Mar-23-22
I am longtime clinical social worker, a journalist for a few years, and 2100 player (uscf)when I played in the early to mid-seventies.
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   wtpy has kibitzed 1531 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-16-22 0 (replies)
wtpy: George W: Other than the involvement of Russia and the potential for things to "spin out of control," would you explain what similarities you see between the current crisis in Ukraine and WWI?
   Sep-29-21 K Rogoff vs Ermenkov, 1969
wtpy: Nice game by the POD spanking Dr. Rogoff.
   Jun-22-21 chessforum (replies)
wtpy: Trolls are one thing-- Socks are another. At least Mort and Diceman stick to one persona on this site, at least as far as I know. Since I don't have anyone on ignore there are rare occasions when I might actually respond to something that a poster with multiple identities might say, ...
   May-19-21 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
wtpy: TGA, That comment makes me wonder if Steve has read a Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
   Jan-29-21 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
wtpy: BP, Yes you did, maybe the posts crossed. Thanks
   Jan-23-21 Santa Claus (replies)
wtpy: Thanks, Santa!
   Jan-16-21 Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1980 (replies)
wtpy: Petrosian wins this game against most people, but Korchnoi was such a fighter.
   Jan-11-21 D Howell vs McShane, 2021 (replies)
wtpy: Maybe the best game of 2021.
   Jan-10-21 J Szmetan vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1976 (replies)
wtpy: I got the game line through 21 ..f6 but did not see 22 Qh5; instead I would have played Rgh3, which is also winning, but not as decisively. Black shouldn't take the bishop on d5. I thought the best line was 19 ...Rad8 but Olga likes 19 ...h5 and only gives white a slight edge.
   Jan-09-21 Benjamin vs Shabalov, 2020 (replies)
wtpy: I don't understand why black resigned.
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