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The Rocket
Member since Nov-01-07 · Last seen Feb-08-23
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   The Rocket has kibitzed 3618 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-07-23 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2023
The Rocket: >Kasparov knew perfectly well of the consequences; the question is, therefore, why doesn't Caruana understand those consequences?< First of all, Kasparov in the late 90s was a stronger chess player than Caruana. But more importantly, decisions taken at these levels are ...
   Sep-30-22 Sinquefield Cup (2022) (replies)
The Rocket: <Not totally baseless, but mostly. Topalov at least gave SOME reasons> I remember Short winning against Kramnik in a big tournament (Maybe the London one) where from a losing position Kramnik played only moves all the way until Short faulted and the game concluded in a ...
   Jul-09-22 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
The Rocket: h3 is a silly move since white wants black to misplace his bishop on g6, or trade it for a knight. All h3 does is give black a target. That's not why he lost but it offers practical play for black.
   Jul-04-22 FIDE Candidates (2022) (replies)
The Rocket: I think it's fair to say that Nepomniatchi is the crown prince of tactics. The man doesn't miss a beat. He does in that sense deserve to face Magnus Carlsen. Nakamura is an interesting player. Very deep search. Not the best tactician, but not bad... Positional understanding is ...
   Dec-07-21 Carlsen - Nepomniachtchi World Championship Match (2021) (replies)
The Rocket: Is alcohol banned? Cause if it is, they should have checked Nepo.. He played like one yesterday. Classic Nepo collapse.
   Nov-24-21 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
The Rocket: You are clearly a sick person conjuring up self-induced conflicts with someone you don't know.
   Nov-18-21 Robert James Fischer (replies)
The Rocket: It's interesting glossing over Fischers candidate run in 71, how similar his style of play with the white pieces is at this point to a prime Capablanca. Fischer exhibits a clear preference towards simplifications into slight middle game advantages. He did this time and time again
   Oct-25-21 Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 2013
The Rocket: <With good reason. It would mean that he wasn't even trying to win the tournament> Kramnik could have played for a win in a less forcing manner,to wait out Svidler first, rather than play the commital e5 so early, which is a bad move since it actually kills all chances for ...
   May-29-21 Wilhelm Steinitz (replies)
The Rocket: Weakest World Champion, but sharp tactician.
   Dec-03-20 Adam Celander
The Rocket: White: Fritz 2.51 Black:me 120/40 last book move 7. 0-0 result 0-1 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bf4 Nf6 6. e3 c6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. Nf3 h6 9. O-O Bd6 10. Bxd6 Qxd6 11. Re1 a5 12. e4 dxe4 13. Nxe4 Nxe4 14. Bxe4 Be6 15. Qc2 Nd7 16. Bh7 Kh8 17. Bf5 Bxf5 18. Qxf5 ...
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