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Member since Jun-19-02 · Last seen Oct-04-11
I love the game of chess and have been playing it for over 50 years. The game is as fascinating and fresh with new ideas today as when I first began playing. I trust that our mega-data bases, horizon 'pushing', and artifically intelligent researchers do not inadvertently delete our game into warped laser discs and lost storage chips. So I say now and forever "Long, long live the King!"
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   azi has kibitzed 227 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jun-11-11 Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982 (replies)
azi: I think that white weakened his castled position without sufficient compensation, as black's castled position is not a mine field of weak squares. White pursued a pawn advancing attack on the kingside, without targets and sufficiently developed piece deployment. And black controls the ...
   Dec-29-09 V Laznicka vs G Jones, 2007 (replies)
azi: This is a strong and to the point win by Laznicka in a classic 9.b4 KID. White is able to take and hold the initiative for the whole game and transitions from opening to middle game and from middlegame to endgame in a timely and capitalizing way. By winning 2 pieces for a rook and ...
   Dec-03-09 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
azi: Hi Just checking in. Any body else really like Laznicka's style?
   Jul-04-09 Leko vs Kramnik, 2009 (replies)
azi: past tense of draw is drew or drawn not drawed (had to, sorry)...Druids were tree lovers, maybe they were the first wood pushers?
   Mar-31-09 Karpov vs Petrosian, 1982 (replies)
azi: 2 small points I would add are: 1. creating a position/game with 'all tactics' accounted for is quite a task, imho (look at what wasn't played, Ma!) and 2. exchange of the pair of rooks at move 35...RxR, in general, favors the defense and what else to try anyway?
   Feb-21-09 Topalov - Kamsky Candidates Final (2009) (replies)
azi: While Topalov has the demeanor of a seasoned professional Kamsky is still growing as a chess player. One also has the impression that he has greater potential in the long run. His first win against Topa heralds a change in the balance of power between these 2 great players. Each is a ...
   Feb-18-09 Kamsky vs Topalov, 2009 (replies)
azi: the emperor's taylor made a fine fitting garment, don't you think?
   Jan-26-09 S K Bru vs Movsesian, 2001
azi: For me, the amazing part of the game occurs when, from a cluster of interconnected pieces, logically placed on the board, the ray of possiblity that a highly original pattern of moves, dawns (the combination)out of a rumbling sea of mental analysis. Such is the chess instinct that tells
   Sep-16-08 Grand Slam Chess Final (2008) (replies)
azi: I see this game as an adventure in "recastling" or maybe called, The 0-0-0-0 Game!! White's 0-0-0, is redone on his 15th & 16th turns, to a more secure arrangement, with ka1 and rb1, albeit the second regal relocation is castled-by-hand. It also calls to my mind Nimzovich's advice to ...
   Jul-30-08 A Dueckstein vs Petrosian, 1962 (replies)
azi: I have a feeling that Petrosian was demonstrating that he had the draw in hand at move 30 and there was reason for white to offer a draw ,rather than black. Possibly a point of 'ego ordering' by El Tigre or a prediction for white. A great game and 18..a5 is a stellar move!
   May-21-08 Short vs Kramnik, 1994 (replies)
   Dec-31-07 Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1946 (replies)
   Sep-15-07 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
   Sep-13-07 World Championship Tournament (2007) (replies)
   Sep-05-07 Andersson vs Kasparov, 1979 (replies)
   Aug-17-07 Korchnoi vs Gipslis, 1976 (replies)
   Aug-11-07 G Timmerman vs P Verschuren, 1976
   Mar-04-07 T Pfeifer vs Polgar, 1988 (replies)
   Mar-04-07 Karpov vs Polgar, 2003 (replies)
   Sep-26-06 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 (replies)
   Sep-13-06 Karpov vs Leko, 1994
   Mar-22-06 Carlsen vs D Rylander, 2003 (replies)
   Mar-22-06 Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 (replies)
   Mar-22-06 Geller vs Pilnik, 1956 (replies)
   Feb-25-06 Andersson vs Vaganian, 1989
   Feb-25-06 A Zontakh vs Bu Xiangzhi, 1999
   Feb-12-06 J T Barendregt vs Stein, 1969
   Feb-12-06 Szabo vs Larsen, 1957 (replies)
   Jan-18-06 Mamedyarov vs I Cheparinov, 2005 (replies)
   Dec-23-05 J R Medley vs J Finch, 1849 (replies)
   Dec-04-05 Capablanca vs Fine, 1937 (replies)
   Dec-04-05 Fine vs Capablanca, 1936 (replies)
   Dec-04-05 Capablanca vs Manhattan CC, 1931 (replies)
   Dec-03-05 De la Paz Perdomo vs Vera Gonzalez-Quevedo, 2001
   Aug-13-05 B Gasic vs S Tatai, 1972
   Jul-13-05 Nakamura vs Zhu Chen, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-13-05 Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 (replies)
   Feb-26-05 Fischer vs Benko, 1963 (replies)
   Feb-20-05 Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1933 (replies)
   Feb-05-05 P S Leonhardt vs Capablanca, 1911 (replies)
   Feb-05-05 Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 (replies)
   Feb-04-05 Aganalian vs Petrosian, 1945 (replies)
   Feb-02-05 Carlsen vs L Drabke, 2003 (replies)
   Feb-02-05 Carlsen vs Ward, 2003 (replies)
   Feb-01-05 Keres vs Petrosian, 1959 (replies)
   Jan-30-05 I Sokolov vs Anand, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-30-05 Leko vs Polgar, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-11-05 Janowski vs Marshall, 1912 (replies)
   Dec-30-04 A Timofeev vs Kasparov, 2004 (replies)
   Nov-04-04 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Oct-20-04 D Suajibi vs V Petkovski, 2002
   Oct-14-04 Kramnik vs Leko, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-03-04 Kramnik vs Leko, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-02-04 Leko vs Kramnik, 2004 (replies)
   Sep-28-04 Leko vs Kramnik, 2004 (replies)
   Sep-25-04 Leko vs Kramnik, 2004 (replies)
   Sep-14-04 Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 (replies)
   Sep-14-04 Huebner vs Petrosian, 1976 (replies)
   Jul-12-04 Kasimdzhanov vs Adams, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-11-04 Adams vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-10-04 Kasimdzhanov vs Adams, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-08-04 Adams vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-07-04 Kasimdzhanov vs Adams, 2004 (replies)
   Mar-12-04 Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 (replies)
   Mar-04-04 Kasparov vs Topalov, 2004 (replies)
   Feb-22-04 Linares (2004) (replies)
   Feb-22-04 Kramnik vs Leko, 2004 (replies)
   Jan-08-04 Judit Polgar (replies)
   Oct-22-03 Fischer vs P Lapiken, 1956 (replies)
   Sep-14-03 Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 (replies)
   Aug-12-03 Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 (replies)
   Jul-26-03 Kasparov vs K Georgiev, 1988 (replies)
   Jul-03-03 E van den Doel vs Stellwagen, 2003 (replies)
   Jul-24-02 Petrosian vs Fischer, 1970 (replies)
   Jul-23-02 Lasker vs J Mieses, 1889 (replies)
   Jul-09-02 Khalifman vs A Petrosian, 1987
   Jul-08-02 Bacrot vs Kramnik, 2002 (replies)
   Jun-24-02 Khalifman vs Tukmakov, 1986 (replies)
   Jun-19-02 Greco vs NN, 1623 (replies)
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