Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing User Profile

Member since Mar-28-05
Weakling from New York. Learned chess when I was six. After growing stronger than my father, anyone in my elementary school, and the instructor for the afterschool chess program, I was hyped to play competetively. Played in tournaments from 4th-7th grade ('94-'97), got soundly whipped by just about everyone, and quit when I found I didn't have time to prepare and learn as quickly as others my age. My USCF 998 rating from that time (Which still stands) haunts me still.

Since I entered college, I've gotten back into chess with great energy. I'm still a punching bag.

>> Click here to see Gantastic's game collections.

   Gantastic has kibitzed 41 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Dec-23-06 G A Thomas vs W Winter, 1927 (replies)
Gantastic: Rubenus: It goes something like 12. Ke1 Qf6 13. Rb1 Qf2+ 14. Kd2 Qxf1+ or 14. Ke2 Qxf1
   Dec-20-06 Topalov vs Polgar, 2006 (replies)
Gantastic: What a final position! Black's pieces are bolted down (Queen guarding against mate threats, rook and bishop with nowhere to go) while White threatens stuff like h6 and Qxf6.
   Dec-06-06 R Grab vs G Hechl, 1997 (replies)
Gantastic: I'll have to remember this way to enter the St. George. Nice win by black -- White's 8. Bg5 gave black the opportunity to gain the kingside space that frees up black in St. George-style openings.
   Dec-02-06 A Schneider vs Dolmatov, 1983 (replies)
Gantastic: No winning lines here -- so was this just white to play and draw?
   Dec-01-06 I Papaioannou vs A Mastrovasilis, 1998 (replies)
Gantastic: A computer used that Nc6 against me (Bringing me here). It doesn't look good, blocking the c pawn and providing a target for a white pawn on d5. In this game, at least, it served no purpose. White looks strong after 13.Nb8 and it's a bit surprising he didn't pull a win out of this
   Apr-18-06 Tal vs Huebner, 1979 (replies)
Gantastic: <United33: according to my anylisis and Fritz9, this puzzle have 2 answer with the same result (u will get 1 pawn). 20.Bf4 or 20.Rc4> Good to know that at least Rc4 is still winning. Vindication!
   Apr-18-06 E J Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 (replies)
Gantastic: Black didn't take long to begin with the errors. 2. d5 is a must. See the Opening Explorer: White doesn't lose a game to any other response. Opening Explorer
   Apr-18-06 E J Diemer vs Heinz, 1954 (replies)
Gantastic: 12. Nxh5 looks suspect. Letting white capture at g6 with the fxg recapture is a much safer plan, even if it leaves black's e-pawn isolated. 8. b6 was a wasted tempo -- Black could have just as easily exchanged bishop for knight with 7... Bg4. 8. Ne5 is met with 8... Nbd7
   Apr-17-06 W Donisthorpe vs Mundell, 1892 (replies)
Gantastic: Recapture by either pawn leads to mate. Very pretty!
   Apr-15-06 Tolush vs Antoshin, 1956 (replies)
Gantastic: This was a meaty puzzle. A lot of themes to consider: 1. Unprotected BQ separated by the BN. 2. Potential mate at g2 3. Clearing e2 and e1 with Rxd3 among others. Didn't put A and B together this week.
   Apr-10-06 Najdorf vs NN, 1942 (replies)
   Apr-04-06 Short vs Shirov, 1997 (replies)
   Apr-01-06 Kudrin vs R Douven, 1989 (replies)
   Mar-15-06 M Dogge vs Beshukov, 2003 (replies)
   Feb-16-06 G Haelsig vs F Huybrecht, 1980 (replies)
   Feb-06-06 J Krejcik vs S Takacs, 1920 (replies)
   Jan-28-06 Van Wely vs Adams, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-16-06 Milov vs Anand, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-09-06 Chigorin vs Blackburne, 1889 (replies)
   Jan-02-06 Korchnoi vs O Renet, 1990 (replies)
   Dec-31-05 I Santana vs A Thorgrimsdottir, 2002 (replies)
   Dec-26-05 Janosevic vs Petrosian, 1978 (replies)
   Dec-16-05 A Moiseenko vs Potkin, 2003 (replies)
   Dec-01-05 P Frazer vs Taubenhaus, 1888 (replies)
   Nov-13-05 O Borik vs C Renner, 1999 (replies)
   Oct-31-05 G Minchev vs A Petrov, 1994 (replies)
   Oct-28-05 Harikrishna vs Nisipeanu, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-21-05 Janosevic vs Geller, 1968 (replies)
   Oct-08-05 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening (B00) (replies)
   Sep-24-05 C van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 (replies)
   Sep-20-05 Maroczy vs K Helling, 1936 (replies)
   Sep-19-05 D Rogozenco vs Morozevich, 2000 (replies)
   Sep-12-05 Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 (replies)
   Aug-30-05 Spassky vs Petrosian, 1967 (replies)
   Aug-22-05 Catalan, Open, Classical line (E05) (replies)
   Aug-22-05 G Borisenko vs Simagin, 1955 (replies)
   Aug-17-05 Romanishin vs M Konopka, 1986
   May-19-05 K Hamppe vs A Schwarz, 1873 (replies)
   Apr-08-05 E Z Adams vs Torre, 1920 (replies)
(replies) indicates a reply to the comment.

You are not logged in to
If you need an account, register now;
it's quick, anonymous, and free!
If you already have an account, click here to sign-in.

View another user profile:
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC