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Damenlaeuferbauer
Member since Oct-15-17
My name is Markus Jakobi, I am 53.5 years old and living in Wiesbaden, which is the capital of Hesse and a town 40 kilometres away from Frankfurt/Main in Germany. I am playing mail chess since I have been 14.5 years old (+20, =40, -18), but from 1982 until 2015 without computer assistance. My mail chess rating is Elo 2052 from 30 evaluations and my favourite chess players are Francois-André Danican Philidor (France), Friedrich Baumbach (Germany), Wolfgang Uhlmann (Germany), Lev Polugaevsky (Russia), Robert James Fischer (USA), Anatoly Karpov (Russia), Stefan Kindermann (Austria/Germany), Thomas Bohn (Germany), Garry Kasparov (Russia), Stefan Meyer (Germany), Uwe Kettner (Germany), Zdenko Kozul (Croatia), Igor Khenkin (Russia/Germany), Dirk Emmerich (Germany), and Vladimir Kramnik (Russia). I consider Garry Kasparov, Robert James Fischer, Anatoly Karpov, and Francois-André Danican Philidor as the four strongest chess players in history. In my opinion the three most talented chess players in history were/are José Raul Capablanca (Cuba), Paul Morphy (USA), and Viswanathan Anand (India). Judit Polgar (Hungary), Maia Chiburdanidze (Georgia), Nona Gaprindashvili (Georgia), Vera Menchik (England), Yifan Hou (China), Xie Jun (China), and Aleksandra Goryashkina (Russia) are/were the seven strongest female chess players in history. My favourite openings with white are the Volga-Benko Gambit, King's Indian, English, Modern Defense, Chigorin, Nimzo Indian, Dutch, Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Slav, Queen's Indian, French, Modern Benoni, and Ruy Lopez and my favourite openings with black are the French, Volga-Benko Gambit, Sicilian (Najdorf and Chekhover variation), Nimzo Indian, King's Indian, Caro-Kann, Giuoco Piano, Semi-Slav, King's Indian Attack (Grunfeld Indian and Slav approach), Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, Ruy Lopez, Queen's Indian, Van Geet Opening, and Modern Benoni.

   Damenlaeuferbauer has kibitzed 258 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-06-21 Chen Zou vs Sengupta, 2019 (replies)
 
Damenlaeuferbauer: After long thinking, the unknown [at least to me] young Chinese IM finally found the mate in 6 moves with the nice rook sacrifice 36.Rxh6+!, gxh6 (36.-,Qh7 37.Rxh7+,Kxh7 [37.-,Kg8 38.Rgxg7#] 38.Qg6+,Kg8/Kh8 39.Qxg7#; 36.-,Kg8 37.Qe6+,Rf7 [37.-,Kf8 38.Rh8#] 38.Qxc8+,Rf8 ...
 
   Sep-26-21 Stalin vs Jeschow, 1926 (replies)
 
Damenlaeuferbauer: Two criminals played a game of chess against each other, nothing more. It is NOT important, if this game is good, mediocre, or bad. Let us simply remember their MILLIONS of victims in the East European countries and Russia. As a German citizen, I would write exactly the ...
 
   Sep-20-21 E Schiller vs T Redman, 1975 (replies)
 
Damenlaeuferbauer: After long pondering, my then 20 years young old friend Eric finally found the mate in 2 moves with the nice queen sacrifice 33.Qxc8+!,Qxc8 34.Rb6#. "How young we were, how we believed in ourselves!" (GM Eduard Gufeld). Unfortunately, during his whole life Eric drank too ...
 
   Sep-13-21 A Sandrin vs W Shipman, 1946 (replies)
 
Damenlaeuferbauer: After long thinking, the strong American IM Walter Shipman finally found the mate in 2 moves with the nice knight sacrifice 48.-,Qf2+! 49.Kxh3 (49.Kh1,Qf1/Qg1#) 49.-,Qf3#. It is always a pleasure to see when black wins with my old love from the first half of the 80s, the ...
 
   Aug-26-21 Keres vs W Winter, 1935 (replies)
 
Damenlaeuferbauer: According to GM Reuben Fine, "The World's Greatest Chess Games", 1976, p. 213, this was the game, which made Paul "the Second" Keres world-famous. Together with Akiba Rubinstein, David Bronstein, Viktor Korchnoi, and Vassily Ivanchuk he was the strongest player, who never ...
 
   Aug-25-21 Kramnik vs Anand, 1989
 
Damenlaeuferbauer: This was the beginning of everything. It is very easy to blame them for their (short) draw, but the contribution of both to chess and the games they played were/are greater than life.
 
   Aug-23-21 N Davies vs G Crawley, 1984 (replies)
 
Damenlaeuferbauer: After long pondering, the unknown (at least to me) English IM Gavin Crawley finally found the mate in 3 moves with the nice exchange sacrifice 29.-,Rxe1++! 30.Kf2 (30.Kxe1,Qe2#) 30.-,Qe2+ 31.Kg3,Ng2#. He shows us an excellent way how to play the Reti / King's Indian Attack
 
   Aug-10-21 Panno vs Spassky, 1955 (replies)
 
Damenlaeuferbauer: After long thinking, the very strong Argentine GM and junior world champion Oscar Panno finally found the mate in 4 moves with the nice rook sacrifice 32.Rh8+!,Kxh8 33.Qxe5+,Qf6 (33.-,Kg8 34.Qg7#) 34.Qxf6+,Kg8 35.Qg7#.
 
   Aug-09-21 M Roiz vs T Warakomski, 2005 (replies)
 
Damenlaeuferbauer: The Russian-born, but now Israeli GM Michael Roiz could have forced a mate in 2 moves with the very nice queen sacrifice 37.Qe7+!,Nxe7 38.Bg7#. My compatriot, the 2nd world champion Dr Emanuel Lasker (1868 - 1941), once said: "When you see a good move, wait - look for a ...
 
   Jul-29-21 Shankland vs Karjakin, 2021 (replies)
 
Damenlaeuferbauer: When I watched this game yesterday online, I was deeply impressed, how concentrated and focused Samuel Shankland was. He worked really hard at the board to beat the best defender in the world. Good luck for today and the rest of the tournament, Sam!
 
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