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Member since Oct-19-03

I live in Malmö in Sweden. You may know Malmö for the annual Sigeman GM-tournament, see .

Malmö isn't big but there are still a couple of GMs from Malmö: Stellan Brynell , Tiger Hillarp Persson and Jonny Hector

For the record, I moved from Malmö in 2006, but I'll leave this information here.


*New* (May 2010) I have gotten an ELO! It is just above 2000.

But now that I've started playing 1.d4 it will probably go up - my record with white has been terrible.


Some of analysis I have made after 2009 may have been assisted by a computer, but not a very strong one.

Here are some quotes I like about chess or chessplayers:

<Unfortunately I missed the chance to learn to play the piano, and now it is too late for that> - Vladimir Kramnik (

< Any advice for the coming juniors in chess?

Nigel Short: Accountancy pays better. > (

The critical reality is that we are not hostage to some naturally granted level of talent. We can make ourselves what we will. Strangely, that idea is not popular. People hate abandoning the notion that they would coast to fame and riches if they found their talent. But that view is tragically constraining, because when they hit life's inevitable bumps in the road, they conclude that they just aren't gifted and give up. >


Instead of using the Java game board, I recommend a little freeware program called ChessPad. It has all the features one could want from a PGN reader: browse multiple games, fast, move the pieces, copy and paste FEN positions, etc. The program can be downloaded from

Some of my favourite players (updated 2010-01-10) are Michael Adams (great strategist, attacker, and because he plays Ruy Lopez as black), Emanuel Berg (he is Swedish, and he can calculate very well), Joseph Henry Blackburne (great combinations and intuition) and Vasily Smyslov (for his general style, openings and endgame knowledge), Robert James Fischer (his ability to find the best moves, just amazing player), Garry Kasparov (same reason), Jose Raul Capablanca (the soundness of his play), Alexander Alekhine (willingness to try new ideas and depth of his play), Paul Keres (character, endgames, attacks, strategies, openings), Viktor Korchnoi (dedication to chess, fighting spirit), Alexander G Beliavsky (playing the classical openings with dedication), Nigel Short (same, but also an ingenious attacker who proves that chess isn't just about memorizing opening), and Victor Bologan (strategical)

My favourite game is Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 . It appears superficially simple, but winning against Karpov with black in those days was close to impossible. It features deep strategies and a forceful endgame, typical of Korchnoi's style.


I used to have a black and blue avatar with a stingray, but it now seems to have been taken.

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   waddayaplay has kibitzed 784 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-12-23 J Ost-Hansen vs Kasparov, 1980
waddayaplay: Kasparov talks about the game in this video Since it was an important game and his flag was hanging, he felt he had to accept the draw offer.he also said that Hansen always played the KIA (attack) so he played the French with the idea of ...
   Sep-12-23 K Georgiev vs Kasparov, 1980
waddayaplay: Kasparov mentions it at the end, how Krum probably touched the pawn first. But not even the Soviet team captain protested. Who knows. Kasparov seemed sure, but if you play pawn tales a bishop , I would say you touch the bishop first. Of course, had
   Apr-26-23 B Dubessay vs Andersson, 2012
waddayaplay: I think black played 4. ..C5 and not ..E5.
   Apr-25-23 A Kobernat vs Wojtkiewicz, 2005 (replies)
waddayaplay: The engine prefers black until 18. .. exd5. It prefers ...Qxd5 but it's understandable if black didn't want to go into that line. White can put a rook on D1, or play Bf4, and threaten Bxh7. However, 21. ..Bc5 was the blunder. After 21. ..Be6, black is at least equal, maybe still
   Apr-23-23 K Burger vs Shamkovich, 1982
waddayaplay: Nice technique by Burger. Slight mistake at the end, as 59.Kc4 would have shortened the game.
   Apr-07-23 Larsen vs Andersson, 1980
waddayaplay: 40.Kg2 and white is not worse. After the natural looking 40.Ne3, ..Qd7 obviously threatens both ..Qxh3 and ..Nxe4.
   Apr-05-23 N Grandelius vs P Cieslak, 2023
waddayaplay: Instructive game. Grandelius gives his opponent the isolani and then picks it up, as often happens.
   Apr-05-23 Reykjavik Open (2023)
waddayaplay: Interview with Grandelius about his win. He said he felt it was largely luck to win an open tournament with 400 players. He only had to play two GMs and had a lower performance rating than those who came in 2nd-4th place. In the final ...
   Apr-03-23 M Udovcic vs Gufeld, 1967
waddayaplay: After 18.Qxe7, white loses his advantage. 18.Nh4 would have continued the attack with clear advantage.
   Apr-02-23 V Bui vs W Zhou, 2010
waddayaplay: Should be 14.Bg3 instead of Bg5.
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  waddayaplay: I am not a very active kibitzer on chessgames, having made hardly 300 kibitz in over 2 years. But in case you have a message or question for me, leave it here.
Jan-25-06  mymt: <waddayaplay> would you like to play a game on my forum?
We each play 2 games - one as White
one as Black.
1 move in each game in 3days [72hrs]
use FEN to post positions.
If you are interested make a move & I
will reply.
Theres a clock in my profile,could you post the time when you move [I will do the same]so I can tell if Ive just missed you & if you might still be on site thanks
Premium Chessgames Member
  waddayaplay: Hi. Thanks for asking, but I currently don't have the time .
Jan-28-06  mymt: thats OK
Jun-22-07  Resignation Trap: Passages from Botvinnik's personal notebook which I used were found here: . This book was edited by his nephew, Igor Botvinnik, who had more materials.
Premium Chessgames Member
  waddayaplay: <FICS> My username is waddyaplay (note that it is not exactly the same as my username here)

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