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Minor Piece Activity
Member since Oct-03-03
I like puzzles!

Favorite players: Anand, Honza, Kaspy, Judit, and Nisipeanu.

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   Minor Piece Activity has kibitzed 1140 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-21-05 Speelman vs Kasparov, 1981 (replies)
Minor Piece Activity: This is definitive proof that Kaspy sucks in endgames. :P (<- note the smiley)
   May-21-05 Anand vs Kramnik, 2005 (replies)
Minor Piece Activity: After looking at chessbase's report, I think that maybe tamar's theory is not as accurate as I thought. Allegedly, Kramnik spent only 3 minutes before playing Qe4????? So it seems it wasn't just him sticking too close to prep (Qe4 is thematic in part of the Petrov), but
   May-21-05 Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 (replies)
Minor Piece Activity: But I do agree with you that chessbase should become more content-oriented (lol now I sound like ughaibu), looking at the degree of the fight in the game, not the points at the end. It's made a good start though, and hopefully they can change even more.
   May-21-05 MTel Masters (2005) (replies)
Minor Piece Activity: It puzzles me when certain kibitzers and the players themselves in the MTel Masters claim that the "no-draw" rules didn't really affect the tournament resuls. I don't see how that can be objectively claimed, even if it is true. Vishy and Kramnik (both who claim that the
   May-20-05 Topalov vs Polgar, 2005 (replies)
Minor Piece Activity: I see cade4, but I still hope we don't see "cade" going into the tens. LOL.
   May-20-05 Anand vs Topalov, 2005 (replies)
Minor Piece Activity: What are you talking about? Vishy had Topalov on the ropes for most of the game (probably not the end, when he avoided a likely draw to play for the win.) <ust curious, how could a player as strong as Vishy go pawn hunting with the Knight, and get it trapped? > He
   May-18-05 Topalov vs Anand, 2005 (replies)
Minor Piece Activity: Well, c6 is not as respectable as d5, but it's not really a blunder (eg does it really lose the game on its own...?) c6 has been played by the likes of Leko, Adams, and Timman, so it's probably a solid move.
   May-18-05 Polgar vs Adams, 2005 (replies)
Minor Piece Activity: Haha, Judit nailed the spider! What did I tell ya?
   May-18-05 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
Minor Piece Activity: Yep. See rules of Shatranj at Considered the modern precursor to chess. Probably originated itself from Chaturanga before being imported to Europe. The development of chess from Chaturanga is more like a tree than a linear path. ...
   May-16-05 Adams vs Polgar, 2005 (replies)
Minor Piece Activity: <hintza> Draws are <not> forbidden in this tournament. Only early draws, draws in complicated positions, etc. Of course you already knew that, but a few fans don't and I think that's why they think this 'tournament of no draws' has 'failed.' LOL.
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