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Member since Mar-21-05 · Last seen Dec-17-17
Hi! I am a 40 year old chess player from Michigan, USA. I am an average player (USCF 1600-1700). I like chess, guitar, reading, and many other things.

<Until now, you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. (John 16:24)> :)

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   micartouse has kibitzed 2406 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-10-17 AlphaZero - Stockfish (2017) (replies)
micartouse: Congrats to the team that built AlphaZero. Iíve been away from chess for a while, but just read about this achievement. I was actually surprised to see how much skepticism there is here about the match. Sure, various conditions could have been better. But make no mistake, the new
   Dec-27-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
micartouse: RIP George Michael. Faith was my first cassette - he often reached beyond the constraints of corporate pop music and added a touch of class. A very gifted songwriter and performer.
   Dec-19-16 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
micartouse: I shouldn't have said <succeed in this goal> though. That was clumsy wording. There is no confusion what the goal is.
   Dec-01-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship Match (2016) (replies)
micartouse: I think Carlsen is a good openings player. He can memorize with the best of them, but he focuses instead on achieving his practical goals. He knows how to steer the battle; he's a clever general. There's reciting moves, and there's genuinely commanding your forces.
   Dec-01-16 Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 (replies)
micartouse: I've always found Petrosian's play very unnerving. The position after 15. f5 is so typical in his games. The pawns are warring on the light squares; they can exchange, they can press forward, they can just stay put. I can't tell if I think it's unaesthetic or if I just can't ...
   Nov-30-16 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
micartouse: A real genius with a crown to prove it.
   Nov-30-16 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
micartouse: Congrats to Karjakin on his monumental achievement - holding the world champion to a drawn match. Bravo!
   Nov-26-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
micartouse: Another thing to bear in mind regarding wild tactical play is that it's always been uncommon at the WC level; only 3 of the 16 classical champs had a reputation for playing this way consistently. I think it's just harder to do. I'm sure there will eventually be another. Someone ...
   Nov-24-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
micartouse: Congrats to the Norwegian. Brutal display of perseverance.
   Nov-23-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
micartouse: Not easy to be white here. He is under pressure and has a lot of attractive tactics. It's always tempting to look for something passive that keeps up the threats.
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