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Member since Sep-27-16 · Last seen Oct-19-22
Hi, I'm a "Murkan sizzan" residing in Costa Rica, home of the unforgettable GM???....well, we made it to the soccer World Cup a few years ago anyway... I don't have the nerves, patience, time or sitzfleisch to play in tournaments, but I really love the game and find it a wonderful diversion from that other great vice: work! Full Member

   ChessHigherCat has kibitzed 7657 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-26-22 A Liang vs V Artemiev, 2021 (replies)
ChessHigherCat: <Cassandro: Here is a better definition <Political correctness (PC) refers to language that avoids offending persons of various genders, races, sexual orientations, cultures, or social conditions.> It is an improvement over <CHC>'s attempt, because it is more ...
   Jul-26-22 Tal vs Smyslov, 1977
ChessHigherCat: <Zugzwangovich> Yeah, I didn't see why not 13, Bc5+. then I saw it was Tal so I ran the fish and it gave its divine sanction. The only justification for 14. Be3 that I can think of would be accelerated development to get the rook out, but it doesn't seem worth it here ...
   Jul-26-22 Forintos vs L Prelovszky, 1967 (replies)
ChessHigherCat: Stepped on by Forintos. ("foreign toes" ffs)
   Jul-25-22 B Rabar vs E Paoli, 1953
ChessHigherCat: <Teyss> <ChessHigherCat>: Does "moral victories don't count" mean that only immoral victories count?> There are a few mathematicians on this site who will tell you "A => Not B" does not imply "Not A => B".> Yes, and I would tell them "No shyte ...
   Jul-25-22 P Boersma vs P Mack, 1975 (replies)
ChessHigherCat: I vaguely remember an IM telling me that 7. Bg5 is the only good move here. Is that still gospel?
   Jul-24-22 Ding Liren
ChessHigherCat: I suspect they were building a museum dedicated to Ding but it was repurposed to serve as the Xi Jinping COVID Hero Museum:
   Jul-24-22 Schwartze vs C Hartlaub, 1905 (replies)
ChessHigherCat: <perfidious: Two of the seven deadly sins were ruthlessly punished in this game> Well lust doesn't count because the players always try to * each other.
   Jul-24-22 Arencibia Rodriguez vs Milov, 2006 (replies)
ChessHigherCat: Gawl durnit, FishFace says white can draw in my line by playing 40. bxc5 instead of Kf1. I had the main ideas right but tooooooooo sloooooooooooooooooooowww getting the Q into play
   Jul-23-22 L Coelho vs A Rodriguez Vila, 2011
ChessHigherCat: <Granny O Doul> ditto, hilarious, I didn't get it the first time.
   Jul-23-22 B Grachev vs Y Zinchenko, 2010 (replies)
ChessHigherCat: : Hot damn, I got both lines right but Zinchenko is Mr "Never Say Die Even When It's Strongly Implied". He was a real pitbull under attack, I never could have outplayed him in a real game like Grachev did. That *confirms* the maxim 2 knights on the rim leads to a buzz cut.
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