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Member since May-05-08
Hi, I'm Salaskan. I live in the Netherlands, and I've been playing chess since I was 4 or 5. I've been a member of several chess clubs and have participated in many rapid tournaments, but my playing frequency steadily declined.

It was only around mid-2008 that my interest in chess was renewed, and I'm particularly interested in contemporary professional chess and its history. I like this website for the background information of games it provides and the possibilities of extensive analysis with other "kibitzers".

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   Salaskan has kibitzed 141 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Apr-08-17 G Kuzmin vs Groszpeter, 1990 (replies)
Salaskan: <cheapo by the dozen> After 20.Bh6 simply Qxe4. I missed that too
   Jun-07-11 F X Lambert vs H Howe, 1875 (replies)
Salaskan: Most far-fetched pun ever :p
   May-19-11 B Lalic vs Khalifman, 1997 (replies)
Salaskan: 17.Qe4! Ba3+ 18.Kd2 Nxb6 19.Qxb7 Bc5 20.Nd5 Rxa2+ 21.Kd1 0-0 22.Nxb6 Bxb6 23.Qxb6 Nc6 [DIAGRAM] Here black has only a rook and a pawn for the queen but a large positional advantage and this is analyzed to a draw by Nunn. Awesome.
   May-17-11 Rosenberg vs Tartakower, 1954
Salaskan: The four queens variation only works for white if he has played 8.Be2 instead of Bd3 since he can then play 14.Nd2 without losing the d4 pawn.
   Apr-26-11 Karpov vs Kavalek, 1974 (replies)
Salaskan: <ToTheDeath><<19... Bxd5?> appears to be a significant inaccuracy, allowing Karpov to squeeze indefinitely. Perhaps 19...h5 with a passive but solid game is better.> What else do you suggest? Karpov was going to continue with Nf4 and h5 when black can't do ...
   Apr-20-11 Mikhail Tal (replies)
Salaskan: 'To play for a draw, at any rate with white, is to some degree a crime against chess.' -Tal
   Apr-13-11 T Dao vs Kasparov, 2001 (replies)
Salaskan: White clearly isn't worse after move 16, and he should've been content with a draw against an opponent rated almost 300 points higher (2572-2838), but he took a risk by allowing Kasparov's queen near his central king, obviously met by immediate punishment :) puzzle was kinda ...
   Apr-07-11 A Sokolov vs Nunn, 1989
Salaskan: Fritz thinks white can win by playing 30.Rg2 instead of repeating, meeting Qxf4 with 31.Re1 Qxd2 (Bh5? 32.Rxe8 Bxe8 33.Qxa6 ) 32.Reg1! (threatening Rg8+ and Qf6+/Qxg7#) so black has to play Bf3 33.Qxf3 Qh6 with a clearly ...
   Apr-05-11 Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1957 (replies)
Salaskan: Actually this was a great game by Smyslov. 13.dxc5 with the simple Nd5 plan was called 'inoffensive' by Botvinnik according to Marin, but he got into trouble in game 10 of this match when he came under pressure after ...Be6 (preventing Nd5) with a4 and Ng5/h4. Botvinnik deviated in
   Mar-16-11 Smyslov vs Karpov, 1988 (replies)
Salaskan: Brilliant game.
   Mar-15-11 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2011 (replies)
   Mar-13-11 A Tsvetkov vs Smyslov, 1947 (replies)
   Mar-12-11 Bologan vs Kramnik, 2004
   Mar-10-11 Polgar vs Gelfand, 1997
   Mar-09-11 Karpov vs Ilincic, 1996
   Mar-09-11 Shirov vs Kramnik, 1998
   Mar-04-11 Kamsky vs Karpov, 1996
   Mar-02-11 Anand vs Pelletier, 2007
   Mar-02-11 Anand vs M Gurevich, 2006
   Mar-01-11 Petrosian vs Balashov, 1974 (replies)
   Feb-28-11 Bacrot vs J Sikora-Lerch, 2003
   Feb-15-11 Ivanchuk vs Fedorov, 2000 (replies)
   Feb-12-11 Vasquez Schroeder vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 (replies)
   Feb-11-11 Bareev vs V Akopian, 2004
   Feb-11-11 Kindermann vs Adams, 1990
   Feb-08-11 Tiviakov vs Kasparov, 2001 (replies)
   Feb-06-11 R Antonio vs H Abdullah, 2010
   Feb-06-11 Kaidanov vs W J Donaldson, 1992 (replies)
   Jan-22-11 Kramnik vs Svidler, 2009
   Jan-20-11 C Covington vs Shabalov, 1993
   Jan-20-11 Topalov vs Kasparov, 1999 (replies)
   Jan-18-11 Leko vs Shirov, 2002
   Jan-15-11 Anand vs Kasparov, 2000
   Jan-15-11 Yusupov vs Anand, 1991 (replies)
   Jan-15-11 Ftacnik vs Topalov, 1995
   Jan-13-11 Kramnik vs Anand, 1994 (replies)
   Jan-13-11 Staunton vs Horwitz, 1846 (replies)
   Jan-12-11 Ponomariov vs Wang Hao, 2007
   Jan-10-11 Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927 (replies)
   Jan-09-11 Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 (replies)
   Jan-09-11 Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 (replies)
   Jan-09-11 Karpov vs Hort, 1971 (replies)
   Jan-08-11 Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1975 (replies)
   Jan-08-11 Yusupov vs Van der Wiel, 1982 (replies)
   Jan-08-11 Ivanchuk vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004
   Jan-08-11 Ivanchuk vs Gelfand, 1997
   Jan-08-11 Ivanchuk vs Ehlvest, 1996
   Jan-08-11 Aronian vs Gelfand, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-27-10 Levon Aronian (replies)
   Dec-26-10 Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 (replies)
   Dec-26-10 Sagalchik vs A Kovalev, 1987 (replies)
   Dec-24-10 Lasker vs S Polner, 1889 (replies)
   Dec-23-10 Euwe vs Bogoljubov, 1928
   Dec-21-10 Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1992 (replies)
   Dec-19-10 Huang Qian vs Wang Yue, 1999 (replies)
   Dec-15-10 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 (replies)
   Dec-15-10 D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956 (replies)
   Dec-13-10 D Howell vs Kramnik, 2002
   Dec-03-10 H Vatter vs Nunn, 1986 (replies)
   Nov-25-10 Kramnik vs Anand, 2000
   Nov-21-10 Bareev vs Kasparov, 1994 (replies)
   Nov-21-10 Euwe vs A J van den Hoek, 1942
   Nov-19-10 Wan Yunguo vs S Abu Sufian, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-19-10 Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1971 (replies)
   Nov-19-10 Tal vs Polugaevsky, 1974
   Nov-19-10 Tal vs Polugaevsky, 1977
   Nov-14-10 J M Lopez Martinez vs M Narciso Dublan, 2008 (replies)
   Nov-13-10 Radjabov vs Shirov, 2008 (replies)
   Nov-08-10 Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 (replies)
   Oct-21-10 Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 (replies)
   Oct-21-10 Y Quesada Perez vs A Graf, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-13-09 Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1560 (replies)
   Apr-18-09 E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 (replies)
   Feb-07-09 Svidler vs Adams, 2000 (replies)
   Feb-07-09 McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 (replies)
   Feb-01-09 Smeets vs Dominguez Perez, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-01-09 Corus Group A (2009) (replies)
   Jan-31-09 Nimzowitsch vs Euwe, 1929 (replies)
   Jan-29-09 Frank (replies)
   Jan-29-09 Radjabov vs Smeets, 2009 (replies)
   Jan-25-09 Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2009 (replies)
   Jan-24-09 Morozevich vs Smeets, 2009 (replies)
   Jan-24-09 Kamsky vs Stellwagen, 2009 (replies)
   Jan-24-09 Movsesian vs Adams, 2009 (replies)
   Jan-21-09 Kaidanov vs Anand, 1987 (replies)
   Jan-21-09 Short vs L'Ami, 2009 (replies)
   Jan-21-09 Carlsen vs Stellwagen, 2004 (replies)
   Jan-20-09 Smeets vs Kamsky, 2009 (replies)
   Jan-18-09 Ivanchuk vs Smeets, 2009 (replies)
   Jan-18-09 Wang Yue vs Ivanchuk, 2009 (replies)
   Jan-18-09 Anand vs Macieja, 2000 (replies)
   Nov-29-08 Castellvi vs Vinyoles, 1475 (replies)
   Oct-27-08 Anand - Kramnik World Championship Match (2008) (replies)
   Oct-23-08 Alekhine vs N Kampars, 1935
   Oct-21-08 Capablanca vs Maroczy, 1926 (replies)
   Oct-21-08 Battle of the Brains II, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-21-08 Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-21-08 Alekhine vs Supico, 1941 (replies)
   Aug-24-08 Speelman vs M Stangl, 1994 (replies)
   Aug-19-08 H Ibrahim vs Sadvakasov, 1995 (replies)
   Aug-17-08 Fischer vs Korchnoi, 1962 (replies)
   Aug-17-08 Van Wely vs Piket, 1996 (replies)
   Aug-15-08 D Aldrich vs S Sloan, 2007 (replies)
   Aug-12-08 G A Thomas vs Colle, 1925 (replies)
   Aug-11-08 Kan vs A Bannik, 1952 (replies)
   Jul-20-08 Yates vs Rubinstein, 1925 (replies)
   Jul-07-08 I Khamrakulova vs E Ubiennykh, 2001 (replies)
   Jul-03-08 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-03-08 A Strikovic vs Kurajica, 1994 (replies)
   Jul-02-08 Carlsen vs Beliavsky, 2006 (replies)
   Jun-27-08 J Pelaez vs A De Dovitiis, 1993 (replies)
   Jun-25-08 Euwe vs G A Thomas, 1946 (replies)
   Jun-09-08 Averbakh vs Spassky, 1956 (replies)
   Jun-07-08 Polgar vs Anand, 1991 (replies)
   Jun-06-08 Sihombing Hotland vs P Hoareau, 1997
   Jun-06-08 Timman vs Korchnoi, 1991 (replies)
   May-31-08 Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 (replies)
   May-31-08 Unzicker vs Fischer, 1960 (replies)
   May-30-08 Alburt vs Dlugy, 1982 (replies)
   May-28-08 Barsov vs J Amesz, 1999
   May-27-08 Geller vs P Ostojic, 1969 (replies)
   May-09-08 E Tate vs T Braunlich, 2001 (replies)
   May-09-08 Kmoch vs Euwe, 1941
   May-08-08 Koltanowski vs T Allen, 1960 (replies)
   May-08-08 J L Watson vs Z Fayvinov, 1993 (replies)
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