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Member since Aug-11-08 · Last seen Nov-30-22
Middle age (edit: now on the plus side of middle age) washout; not much of a chess player, either.

Favorite player: Emmanuel Lasker, author of two of my favorite quotes (not just from chess but from anywhere). I'm quoting both from memory, so they may be a bit off.

1) "The merciless fact, culminating in checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite."

2) Re: his taking the title from Steinitz: "The thinker has been defeated by the player."

Hard not to love the guy. Had interests outside of chess, too.

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   TheTamale has kibitzed 992 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-13-22 K Treybal vs W John, 1908
TheTamale: Confirming my suspicion that the Hanham Variation of the Philidor Defense is a forced win for Black.
   Oct-13-22 Edwards
TheTamale: Judging by the few moves it took him to finish off his opponents, Edwards was the greatest of them all.
   Oct-07-22 Grischuk vs S Guliev, 1993 (replies)
TheTamale: <goodevans> <"Guliev" = "move"?> I know, I thought the same thing. God-awful. A Google search only reveals that there is currently an MMA fighter with the same name whose professional record stands at 0-1.
   Sep-27-22 S Ernst vs A Baldus, 2001 (replies)
TheTamale: Oops, should've read <TheaN> et al before posting my "novel" solution. :-(
   Sep-25-22 Alekhine - Euwe World Championship Match (1935)
TheTamale: Hij staat nu op onze radar Hij staat op ieders radar! Euwe, de om de aarde draaiende satelliet, heeft nu de taart van de wanhoop gebakken Voor arme Alekhine en zijn wanhopige psoriasis Dans de twee stappen, Dr. Euwe En luister naar de lofbetuigingen! Want morgen moet je ...
   Aug-29-22 D Malla vs W Kobese, 2006 (replies)
TheTamale: <al_wazir: Well, it was too subtle for me.> Same here.
   Aug-25-22 A Gilimshin vs N G Shchebenyuk, 2003
TheTamale: Guessing this was a postal game, and for whatever reasons Black couldn't continue.
   Aug-15-22 A Moran Nuque vs E Pupo, 1995 (replies)
TheTamale: White to play. Black gives up the queen or else it's mate in a zillion. I'm a three-move-max thinker; that's why I usually enjoy Mondays.
   Aug-08-22 W Springe vs H Gebhard-Elsass, 1927 (replies)
TheTamale: If you press the Engine link after White's 11th move, it just says, "Anything but 11) ...h6."
   Jul-26-22 Alekhine vs L Litov, 1915
TheTamale: Hello, <RKnight>. Your analysis seems unclear. In the line you give, 32) ...Rd8 is not check due to the White knight on d4. And thus 33) Kc2 just loses the knight. Also, now that the "Engine" link enables hacks like me to provide expert analysis, I can confidently assert ...
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