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Member since Jan-08-04 · Last seen Aug-26-22
I am Akavall on

My hobbies are: Guitar (mostly electric), Chess, and Beer (trying different kinds).

My favorite players are: Chigorin, Marshall, and Keres. Out of modern players I mostly root for Kramnik and Morozevich, but I like other players too. I hope to see Anish Giri as the next World Champion.

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Kasparov's Chicago 2003 simul incident, original thread:

List of 15 World Champions:

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"Life begins when Theory ends."

Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make people happy. " --- Tarrasch

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   Akavall has kibitzed 5043 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-18-12 Svetozar Gligoric (replies)
Akavall: A bit late, but this made it to yahoo news: RIP
   Apr-16-12 Svidler vs Morozevich, 2012 (replies)
Akavall: Great Game! It is games like this that make us love chess.
   Feb-19-12 0 (replies)
Akavall: <(Note also: a person who gets caught driving drunk must be stopped from driving then and there, while a person who gets caught violating a minor traffic rule is allowed to continue driving.)> That's because this is what the rules require police officers to do :). Using that ...
   Feb-15-12 Garry Kasparov (replies)
Akavall: IQ tests and all standardized tests do not capture true intelligence very accurately, since proper preparation for those tests improves performance drastically.
   Feb-01-12 Sajtar vs Benko, 1954 (replies)
Akavall: To me it just seems neat to have a position in which the only winning move is a promotion, and that any under-promotion wins. So I am just playing with this position in seeing what changes would make into a desired position. Why does a position I am describing above is appealing to ...
   Jan-31-12 Y Hou vs Polgar, 2012 (replies)
Akavall: I was glad to see this. Good game by Hou.
   Jan-21-12 Beer (replies)
Akavall: <SwitchingQuylthulg> Nice article. Thanks. I find the logic of under-promotion really neat.
   Dec-04-11 London Chess Classic (2011) (replies)
Akavall: Why not in list them in order of percentage points gained?
   Dec-01-11 Aron Nimzowitsch (replies)
Akavall: <TheFocus> I think I get the gist of it, but the wording is very awkward. <There is no such thing as an absolutely freeing move.> OK, this sentence makes sense. [Case 1] : <A freeing move in a position in which development has not been carried far always proves ...
   Nov-25-11 Tal Memorial (2011) (replies)
Akavall: <The killer duo Anand and Gelfand got a total of 16 draws, two losses and no wins> I am sure they will perform better when they face each other.
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