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Member since Jun-22-04 · Last seen Jan-18-23
Belgium. Gave up official OTB chess a few years ago because, although I still love the game a lot, I didn't like competition anymore. FIDE rating around 2100 then. Fav players: Karpov, Nimzovich, Rubinstein, Karpov, Capablanca, Botvinnik, Karpov, Petrosian, Salov, Karpov, Leko, Kramnik, Karpov...

   PivotalAnorak has kibitzed 205 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-14-18 Soumya Swaminathan (replies)
PivotalAnorak: Miss Swaminathan 1 - Bearded scum 0
   Aug-10-17 Nakamura vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
PivotalAnorak: 9...e3 was seen in Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987 After 10.d3 d5, Naka played 11.Qa4 while GK played 11.Qb3, which was praised by his second, Dolmatov (according to a comment by user Cinco, see above mentioned game): "What is White's best response? The task that faces him is ...
   May-27-16 Eljanov vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
PivotalAnorak: Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927
   May-01-16 Beliavsky vs Yusupov, 1998
PivotalAnorak: 39... Qb6 ?? 41... Resigns ? I submitted a correction slip. Does anyone have the correct score of this game ?
   Nov-23-15 Uhlmann vs Smyslov, 1973 (replies)
PivotalAnorak: mikrohaus on 9...e3: Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987
   Sep-01-14 Ton Timman (replies)
PivotalAnorak: WGM Jennifer Shahade and her brother, IM Gregory Shahade
   Jun-28-14 Henri Winants
PivotalAnorak: Dr H Winants passed away recently (June 19, 2014).
   Dec-23-13 Bart Michiels (replies)
PivotalAnorak: He's just become a GM.
   May-23-12 Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 (replies)
PivotalAnorak: How about this one: Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 - position after 20... Qa5 - endgame after 40. Rxb5
   Oct-19-11 Governor's Cup (2011) (replies)
PivotalAnorak: "Kramnikfan": he's ill and has left the tournament. His next opponents, Leko and Ni Hua, will be "bye" and get 1 point.
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