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Member since Feb-21-15
Formally "tranquilsimplicity", the realisation that Chess is a strong element in the life I lead has prompted me to re-register after a few months absence. However, the absence was illusory in the sense that I regularly read Kibitzers' posts but could not comment; and in most cases would have preferred to maintain silence. And therefore I once again make an entrance hoping never to depart. Nevertheless this time around my contribution (if I ever did contribute) will remain low-key, but I hope will be of some use and if not at least enlighten, entertain. I also thank many Kibitzers on this site who happen to be erudite, enlightened, polite and willing to assist the fresh entrant to this "Royal Game".

Smitten by this beautiful game rather late, like my Chess idol Mikhail Chigorin, I revel in tactical mêlées, and seek positional sacrifices and combinations. I have a penchant for an attack on the King, and my repertoire includes the King's Gambit, Sicilian Defence, Petrov, Dutch and King's Indian Defence.

If not playing Chess at home in London where I reside, or not quietly listening to music the comfort of my residence, I can be found seeking out the sun on the beaches of the African coastline, Kenya, from where I originate.

My pleasure to make your acquaintance.

   SimplicityRichard has kibitzed 357 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Mar-17-21 Balashov vs Smagin, 1982
SimplicityRichard: e5! And the Bishop is left hanging or the pawn queens.
   Oct-01-20 St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (2020) (replies)
SimplicityRichard: <metatron2> Moronovich is right. Perfidious is a well respected member of this site with good reason: He's incredibly helpful as is Moronovich. Please don't be bitter. Your comments sound bitter.
   Aug-03-20 Xiong vs Nakamura, 2019
SimplicityRichard: <njuguna> Habari ya Njuguna. Kuhana atia? I also play the Leningrad. I played quite a few variations but have tended to gravitate around the ..Qe8 variation looking to push e5. It works well.
   Mar-02-17 Thomas E Rendle
SimplicityRichard: Simply one of the nicest guys in the chess tournament circuit.#
   Feb-16-17 D Fletcher vs Dzindzichashvili, 1992
SimplicityRichard: Time to resign indeed. An exchange sacrifice ensures that White's Queenside pawns are all masticated by the Black King. White is lost.#
   Feb-15-17 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2017) (replies)
SimplicityRichard: <LlanelliCC: It is the only 'civilised' country where you can wake up at night to the sound of gunfire.> I love the way you placed 'civilised' in inverted commas. Indeed the political commentary on recent posts is rather biased and tedious, and as noted by ...
   Jan-31-17 P Papp vs Ivanchuk, 2017
SimplicityRichard: An equal game where Ivanchuk manages to wrong foot his opponent in fine style. This game demonstrates that material equality is not the ultimate predictor of a chess game result.#
   Jan-28-17 Carlsen vs B Adhiban, 2017 (replies)
SimplicityRichard: This variation essayed by Black was my "first love" in a chess opening. I abandoned it after facing problems with 5.Bb5+. Recently however, my analysis with Stockfish has proved Bb5+ to be harmless. And a recent quick win against a chess colleague has rekindled my love for
   Jan-25-17 So vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
SimplicityRichard: Simply one of the best draws of the tournament in my view. Two brilliant tacticians go head to head.#
   Jan-20-17 Giri vs Nepomniachtchi, 2017 (replies)
SimplicityRichard: <Caissanist: A quick combination that wins a pawn for nothing...> I concur. Perhaps I was too eager to heap praise upon Giri who's been castigated for excessive caution. Point taken. #
   Jan-19-17 Tata Steel Masters (2017) (replies)
   Jan-18-17 Giri vs D Andreikin, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-16-17 Giri vs So, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-14-17 Beshukov vs Y Drozdovskij, 1999
   Jan-06-17 A Bokros vs Z Ilincic, 2001
   Jan-05-17 Blatny vs Z Ilincic, 1989
   Jan-02-17 Aronian vs Shirov, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-01-17 chessforum (replies)
   Jan-01-17 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-27-16 Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-27-16 A Adly vs Yi Xu, 2016
   Dec-27-16 D Flores vs Carlsen, 2016
   Dec-27-16 Nakamura vs B Amin, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-21-16 Kramnik vs Giri, 2016
   Dec-17-16 Kasparov vs Mephisto, 1985 (replies)
   Dec-16-16 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-14-16 Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana, 2016
   Dec-10-16 Nakamura vs So, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-08-16 London Chess Classic (2016) (replies)
   Dec-06-16 Wei Yi vs Ding Liren, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-01-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-30-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-24-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-24-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-23-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship Match (2016) (replies)
   Nov-21-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-20-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-16-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-15-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-13-16 Topalov vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-11-16 Topalov vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-05-16 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (replies)
   Nov-05-16 Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924 (replies)
   Oct-28-16 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Oct-24-16 Y Hou vs Short, 2016 (replies)
   Oct-22-16 Ganguly vs R Saptarshi, 2006
   Oct-15-16 T Baterdene vs S Healeas, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-14-16 Bronstein vs G Borisenko, 1961 (replies)
   Oct-11-16 A Mastrovasilis vs A Marechal, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-07-16 A Shaw vs R Seltzer, 1988
   Sep-15-16 P J Sowray vs R Pert, 2005 (replies)
   Sep-11-16 Nepomniachtchi vs So, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-10-16 P Mfune vs Efren Andres Ramos, 2016
   Sep-09-16 Keres vs O Karlin, 1935
   Sep-09-16 Capablanca vs Marshall, 1913 (replies)
   Sep-03-16 Andrew Kayonde (replies)
   Sep-03-16 A Kayonde vs M Illingworth, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-01-16 Teichmann vs Marshall, 1911 (replies)
   Sep-01-16 Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1899 (replies)
   Aug-31-16 B Yildiz vs I Krush, 2008 (replies)
   Aug-26-16 A Makarenko vs I Drogovoz, 2015
   Aug-25-16 B Adhiban vs A Donchenko, 2015
   Aug-11-16 Short vs Korchnoi, 1995
   Aug-08-16 So vs Aronian, 2016 (replies)
   Aug-07-16 E Paehtz vs E Moreno Tejera, 2015
   Aug-06-16 So vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Aug-04-16 Sinquefield Cup (2016) (replies)
   Aug-01-16 Bologan vs Kovalenko, 2016
   Jul-31-16 Karpov vs Andersson, 1975 (replies)
   Jul-29-16 Sutovsky vs Bologan, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-21-16 Rossolimo vs E Paoli, 1949
   Jul-18-16 Bilbao Masters (2016) (replies)
   Jul-17-16 Carlsen vs So, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-16-16 J N'Guyen vs M Rebreyend, 2000
   Jul-12-16 Tal vs J Klavins, 1958
   Jul-12-16 Euwe vs E M Holloway, 1920 (replies)
   Jul-10-16 Vachier-Lagrave vs Mamedyarov, 2015
   Jul-10-16 Caruana vs F Vallejo Pons, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-07-16 N Pogonina vs I Berzina, 2008
   Jul-01-16 Robert Gwaze (replies)
   Jun-25-16 Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1895 (replies)
   Jun-25-16 Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1896 (replies)
   Jun-23-16 Kramnik vs Giri, 2016
   Jun-20-16 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Jun-14-16 C Orbaan vs Pilnik, 1956
   Jun-09-16 Westerinen vs Korchnoi, 1968 (replies)
   Jun-09-16 Van Kampen vs Naiditsch, 2013
   Jun-02-16 E Michelsen vs Marshall, 1915 (replies)
   Jun-02-16 J Bellon Lopez vs N Padevsky, 1972 (replies)
   Jun-02-16 M Socko vs S Vajda, 2016
   May-19-16 M Dolgova vs N Pogonina, 1996
   May-19-16 Nunn vs M Diker, 1983
   May-19-16 Przepiorka vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1906
   May-19-16 Chigorin vs V N Kulomzin, 1900
   May-11-16 V Malakhatko vs E Berg, 2000
   May-10-16 M Brunoehler vs K Richter, 1941 (replies)
   May-07-16 Alekhine vs M Konyovits, 1930
   May-07-16 F Vallejo Pons vs Nepomniachtchi, 2015
   Apr-29-16 Ultimate Blitz Challenge (2016) (replies)
   Apr-29-16 Carlsen vs Karpov, 2009 (replies)
   Apr-29-16 Kasparov vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-29-16 Bronstein vs V Shcherbakov, 1955
   Apr-28-16 Kasparov vs So, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-27-16 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-22-16 Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (replies)
   Apr-15-16 J C Ibarra Jerez vs R G Iagar, 2012
   Apr-14-16 E Dearing vs C Ward, 2004
   Apr-14-16 M P Townsend vs C Ward, 2001
   Apr-08-16 C Zhu vs Spassky, 1999 (replies)
   Apr-06-16 Anand vs Morozevich, 2009
   Apr-06-16 P Romanovsky vs N Grigoriev, 1924 (replies)
   Apr-05-16 Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-05-16 F Berkes vs E Hansen, 2013
   Apr-04-16 J Jongedijk vs Alekhine, 1936 (replies)
   Mar-31-16 Sokolsky vs D V Efremov, 1952 (replies)
   Mar-28-16 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-28-16 Anand vs Giri, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-27-16 Caruana vs Svidler, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-27-16 M Gesthuysen vs A O'Brien, 1986 (replies)
   Mar-27-16 World Championship Candidates (2016) (replies)
   Mar-27-16 I Cheparinov vs J Tan, 2016
   Mar-26-16 S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 (replies)
   Mar-25-16 Caruana vs Aronian, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-25-16 Nakamura vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-23-16 Caruana vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-23-16 Tal vs A Chihu Amparan, 1988 (replies)
   Mar-23-16 Tal vs Panno, 1991
   Mar-22-16 A Bokuchava vs Tal, 1970
   Mar-22-16 Tal vs Gufeld, 1969
   Mar-21-16 Anand vs M Gurevich, 2002
   Mar-11-16 N Maisuradze vs M Muzychuk, 2013
   Mar-05-16 Alapin vs Chigorin, 1877 (replies)
   Mar-01-16 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 (replies)
   Feb-28-16 Shirov vs Karpov, 2001
   Feb-28-16 Vocaturo vs R G Iagar, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-27-16 Jobava vs Karjakin, 2013
   Feb-26-16 Bologan vs Bronstein, 1994
   Feb-24-16 Tal vs J Sunye Neto, 1982
   Feb-19-16 Polgar vs Kramnik, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-15-16 C Jaenisch vs Shumov, 1868
   Feb-13-16 Janowski vs Marshall, 1912 (replies)
   Feb-12-16 Karjakin vs Mamedyarov, 2014
   Feb-11-16 Moreau vs Marshall, 1903 (replies)
   Feb-09-16 Nigel Short (replies)
   Feb-07-16 Gibraltar Masters (2016) (replies)
   Feb-07-16 Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2008 (replies)
   Feb-01-16 J de Wit vs L Gutman, 1984 (replies)
   Jan-31-16 Karjakin vs Giri, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-31-16 So vs Giri, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-30-16 So vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-27-16 K Arakhamia-Grant vs J Baeza Escudero, 2013
   Jan-27-16 Nakamura vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-27-16 A Muzychuk vs A Skripchenko, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-26-16 Wei Yi vs Navara, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-25-16 Y Hou vs Van Wely, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-25-16 Navara vs Y Hou, 2013
   Jan-22-16 Y Hou vs R Ruck, 2014
   Jan-22-16 Y Hou vs Jobava, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-21-16 Caruana vs Y Hou, 2016
   Jan-20-16 Ding Liren vs Y Hou, 2016
   Jan-19-16 Y Hou vs Navara, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-19-16 Westerinen vs J Pakkanen, 1992 (replies)
   Jan-19-16 Z Almasi vs Tomashevsky, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-19-16 Wei Yi vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-17-16 Y Hou vs Karjakin, 2016
   Jan-15-16 A G Ashton vs Tiviakov, 2006
   Jan-15-16 John Owen (replies)
   Jan-15-16 Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 (replies)
   Jan-07-16 Alekhine vs Vasiutinsky, 1918
   Jan-07-16 Short vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-06-16 Hastings (2015/16) (replies)
   Jan-06-16 D Gormally vs C Norton, 2016
   Jan-05-16 Anand vs Topalov, 2015
   Jan-05-16 Anand vs Kramnik, 2005
   Jan-03-16 So vs Aronian, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-02-16 Carlsen vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-30-15 Y Yu vs So, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-27-15 K K Karanja vs S F Mayer, 1986
   Dec-26-15 So vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-14-15 Topalov vs Giri, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-13-15 London Chess Classic (2015) (replies)
   Dec-11-15 Aronian vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-11-15 Shirov vs J Magem Badals, 1994
   Dec-07-15 Vachier-Lagrave vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-04-15 Petrosian vs Geller, 1949 (replies)
   Dec-04-15 M Lubensky vs Geller, 1949 (replies)
   Dec-04-15 Ragozin vs Capablanca, 1937
   Nov-23-15 0 (replies)
   Nov-22-15 N Buksa vs M Voskresenskaya, 2015
   Nov-22-15 Z Abdumalik vs N Buksa, 2015 (replies)
   Nov-19-15 Alexandra Botez (replies)
   Nov-19-15 Shirov vs Vocaturo, 2015 (replies)
   Nov-19-15 European Team Championship (2015) (replies)
   Nov-10-15 V Nedilko vs Bologan, 2010
   Nov-09-15 Emory Tate (replies)
   Nov-09-15 Victor Bologan (replies)
   Nov-09-15 Ehlvest vs Bologan, 1999
   Nov-09-15 D Svetushkin vs Bologan, 1999
   Nov-09-15 Krasenkow vs Bologan, 1993
   Nov-06-15 McShane vs Nakamura, 2015
   Nov-06-15 Westerinen vs T Engqvist, 1990
   Nov-03-15 Stephen Ouma
   Nov-03-15 S Ouma vs A Guller, 2014
   Nov-03-15 S Ouma vs A Taleb Mohamed, 2014
   Nov-03-15 S Ouma vs S Sumant, 2014
   Nov-02-15 Ljubojevic vs Korchnoi, 1985
   Nov-02-15 Ljubojevic vs Parma, 1982
   Nov-02-15 Ljubojevic vs Benko, 1972 (replies)
   Oct-26-15 Patrick Moore (replies)
   Oct-26-15 C Dinwoodie vs P Moore, 1960
   Oct-20-15 Vasiukov vs Vaganian, 1976
   Oct-20-15 Nakamura vs D Gurevich, 2015
   Oct-18-15 Vachier-Lagrave vs A Ipatov, 2014
   Oct-08-15 Timman vs Short, 1990 (replies)
   Oct-07-15 Rossolimo vs P Reissmann, 1967 (replies)
   Sep-30-15 World Cup (2015) (replies)
   Sep-23-15 E Walther vs Tal, 1958
   Sep-23-15 Gipslis vs Tal, 1955 (replies)
   Sep-23-15 J Krimer vs Tal, 1955
   Sep-21-15 Rubinstein vs S Rosselli del Turco, 1924
   Sep-21-15 Argue (replies)
   Sep-19-15 Jakovenko vs Ivanchuk, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-17-15 V Laznicka vs Adams, 2015
   Sep-13-15 M Illingworth vs Harikrishna, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-11-15 Kasparov vs A Galle, 1976 (replies)
   Sep-05-15 Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921 (replies)
   Sep-05-15 V Avari vs B Lamb, 1998
   Sep-04-15 Carlsen vs A Rodriguez Vila, 2014
   Sep-04-15 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-04-15 Nunn vs Polgar, 1995
   Sep-04-15 Polgar vs Portisch, 1988
   Sep-04-15 Judit Polgar (replies)
   Aug-27-15 So vs Aronian, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-25-15 A J Mestel vs Miles, 1979 (replies)
   Aug-24-15 Kasparov vs Karpov, 2001 (replies)
   Aug-23-15 Karpov vs Ziuliarkin, 1961 (replies)
   Aug-23-15 Karpov vs Palatnik, 1967
   Aug-21-15 Paul van der Sterren (replies)
   Aug-21-15 W Zhou vs Y Hou, 2010
   Aug-17-15 N McKelvie vs Benko, 1966 (replies)
   Aug-17-15 J Hawkins vs B Szabo, 2012
   Aug-17-15 J Hawkins vs O Kobo, 2014
   Aug-16-15 ChemMac chessforum (replies)
   Aug-11-15 Krasenkow vs Adianto, 1998
   Aug-06-15 Benko vs Tal, 1959
   Aug-03-15 Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 (replies)
   Jul-30-15 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 (replies)
   Jul-24-15 Spassky vs Tal, 1965 (replies)
   Jul-23-15 Pachman vs Tal, 1964
   Jul-23-15 Dzindzichashvili vs Tal, 1968
   Jul-22-15 Spassky vs Fischer, 1960 (replies)
   Jul-22-15 Timman vs Tal, 1988
   Jul-21-15 Wei Yi (replies)
   Jul-19-15 China - Russia (2015) (replies)
   Jul-07-15 Spassky vs Tal, 1973 (replies)
   Jul-03-15 D Anton Guijarro vs Wei Yi, 2015
   Jul-02-15 Kramnik vs Nepomniachtchi, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-30-15 Mamedyarov vs I Kurnosov, 2009 (replies)
   Jun-25-15 Aronian vs Anand, 2015
   Jun-16-15 So vs Navara, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-05-15 Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 (replies)
   May-15-15 Morozevich vs Anand, 1995 (replies)
   Apr-28-15 Short vs Kasparov, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-27-15 Colin Crouch (replies)
   Mar-24-15 E Garcia vs M Preuss, 2005
   Mar-19-15 M Muzychuk vs Y Yuan, 2015 (replies)
   Mar-19-15 A Muzychuk vs A Mezioud, 2015
   Mar-05-15 Naiditsch vs M Schurade, 2004 (replies)
   Mar-04-15 R Bitoon vs So, 2010
   Mar-04-15 A Artidiello vs D Freeman, 2001 (replies)
   Mar-04-15 D Howell vs Lupulescu, 2015
   Mar-03-15 European Championship (2015) (replies)
   Mar-03-15 Karpov vs L Stark, 2004
   Mar-03-15 G Sargissian vs R Kempinski, 2015 (replies)
   Mar-01-15 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-26-15 V Babula Sr vs E Najer, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-25-15 Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912 (replies)
   Feb-24-15 Pelikan vs W J Muhring, 1936 (replies)
   Feb-22-15 T Rendle vs So, 2015
   Feb-22-15 S Williams vs S Collins, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-21-15 Richard Reti (replies)
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