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Sacsacmate
Member since Oct-04-08 · Last seen Jun-29-21
Avid chess buff. Bronstein, Tal, Fischer, Kasparov, Anand...Gods of Chess !

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v=MPlXC3M8hbg&feature=related

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Mikhail Botvinnik: <As far as Garik [Kasparov] was concerned, I immediately came to blows with him. For he first made a move and only then thought about it. While the proper order is, as you know, exactly the other way around. “Watch out”, I used to say to him, “if you go on like this you’ll become a Taimanov or a Larsen, Garik.” These two were the same, even when they were grandmasters – first move, then think.>

“A lot of spectators no longer have any clue of what a player is going through at the board, because they’re all sitting with, essentially, supercomputers,” he says. “You would have to sit at the board and sweat and feel the fear of defeat or the nearness of victory to understand what goes through a player’s head ... If you think it’s that easy, switch off the computer and try and figure out a few moves on your own.”> - Anand

<Some consider that when I play I am excessively cautious, but it seems to me that the question may be a different one. I try to avoid chance. Those who rely on chance should play cards or roulette. Chess is something quite different.> - Petrosian

<" I really can't remember what my current rating is. I wouldn't like to sound immodest, but when you become World Champion, you don't pay too much attention to ratings anymore. "> - Kramnik

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   Sacsacmate has kibitzed 390 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-25-20 Anand vs Timman, 1992 (replies)
 
Sacsacmate: I did not understand 13.h4 by Vishy. Perhaps rook lift on e4 with tempo.
 
   Jul-25-20 Anand vs I Sokolov, 1989
 
Sacsacmate: << Btw, Anand missed a pretty tactical shot, which could lead to quicker win after 22.Nxe6 Qxe6 23.Nxd5! cxd5 24.Qb5+ with next 25.Qxc5 +->> Very well spotted.
 
   Jan-25-20 Anand vs Benjamin, 1989 (replies)
 
Sacsacmate: Vishy talks about this game in his latest book Mind Master. This idea was originally mentioned by Chuky when the 2 talked about. Actually in Catalan in some line Chuky mentioned that queen can be trapped. While playing this game Vishy suddenly realized that the same idea can, in ...
 
   May-25-19 J Cori vs Y Saber, 2018 (replies)
 
Sacsacmate: 23. Bxc6 was it a worthy move ?!
 
   Jul-31-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
 
Sacsacmate: I feel doubly sad to find out about the creator of this awesome place like this. In his photo he looks young & vivacious. My sincere condolences.
 
   Jul-29-17 Jobava vs Short, 2017 (replies)
 
Sacsacmate: spectacular game! Good to see Jobava did not squander it...
 
   Jul-15-16 Short vs Seirawan, 1989
 
Sacsacmate: Tremendous game by Short.
 
   Jun-07-16 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
 
Sacsacmate: RIP Viktor The Terrible. I am sad.
 
   May-25-16 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
 
Sacsacmate: Any one can share an information about the tournaments Anand will be participating in 2016 ?! Didn't see his name in Paris event, Shamkir... Thanks in advance!
 
   Mar-17-16 Anand vs Svidler, 2016 (replies)
 
Sacsacmate: Wow! Miniature in Spanish..at this level! Did Anand unleash some novelty ?!
 
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