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Member since Jul-02-07 · Last seen Mar-20-20
Hi from Mainz, Germany.
If you speak German and think my username is arrogant, think again :-) A local newspaper once called me that when I was much younger, and since then I use it in a self-ironic and tongue in cheek way. My current ELO is 2270.

I enjoy the games of everyone playing active and creative chess. Of the current players I like watching Aronian the most; if I had to choose only one favorite player of all times, that would be Bronstein. I don't like Carlsen's style too much, but there's no question that he is terribly strong and clearly above anyone else at the moment. With other players I sometimes get the feeling they might mess up a position, but never with Carlsen.

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   Edeltalent has kibitzed 384 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-20-20 World Championship Candidates (2020/21) (replies)
Edeltalent: <Sally Simpson: I'm pretty sure nobody has won the candidates (the modern version) after losing their first two games.> Karjakin in 2014 came quite close to winning the event after being -2 after the first half. That was the only comeback story in the Candidates that I ...
   Jan-16-19 Tata Steel Masters (2019) (replies)
Edeltalent: <Check It Out: Can you locate a link to where you read Kramnik alluding to his intent to play aggressive chess?> Hear it from the man himself:
   Nov-24-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
Edeltalent: <HeMateMe: interesting, when Gelfand went one game up on Anand, after a slew of draws, he immediately lost the next game in 19 moves, quickly and easily, gave it right back. When Karjakin went one up on Carlsen, after a slew of draws, he lost the following game, gave it right ...
   Mar-12-18 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
Edeltalent: <watwinc: <saffuna: … an example of the need to develop> I don’t know about them, but I’m pushing this one as an example of how to exploit a lead in development!> I'm not so sure, do you really want your pupils to "randomly" play Rg8, Nh5 and push g5-g4 with the
   Mar-12-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
Edeltalent: <Lambda>, <devere> and others, who are interested in statistical models: Here's another one: https://www.schachklub-bad-homburg....
   Dec-02-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship Match (2016) (replies)
Edeltalent: <safar: When was the last time a world championship match had a queen sacrifice?> I assume you mean winning ones. These come to mind: Leko vs Kramnik, 2004 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 Although Kramnik's is the only real sacrifice, the other two (and ...
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
Edeltalent: <DirkMcCallahan: "Sergey, your dream of becoming World Champion does not come true today. How does that feel?" Why do they always have the worst reporters ever at these events?!> After reding the quote I thought you made a spot on ironic comment about the press conferences,
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
Edeltalent: <DirkMcCallahan: <Domdaniel: Anyone *still* object to the format?> Yep. This was an exciting game, to be sure, and I'd love for there to be more high-profile rapids matches/tourneys, but this is no way to determine the World Chess Champion.> Well said, I second that.
   Nov-28-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
Edeltalent: <In Carlsen's first 3 WC matches, he dethroned the reigning WC with a win, won the rematch in the second, and ended the third match with a draw after the regulation time control games. Who else did the same? Not Petrosian. Not Karpov. Not Kasparov. Not Fischer. Not Tal. No ...
   Nov-24-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
Edeltalent: <HeMateMe: didn't Fischer defend a positon similar to this in M60MG? There were enemy rook file pawns and he had none, down two pawns, yet he somehow drew the position.> You're probably talking about his game against Botvinnik (although it was actually Botvinnik who was ...
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