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blueofnoon
Member since Apr-07-07 · Last seen May-17-22
Hello, I am just a casual chess player who like to kibitz on GM games.

   blueofnoon has kibitzed 824 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Mar-23-22 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
 
blueofnoon: Sorry, but I find it amusing when people say "FIDE is too western" when the current president is from Russia and managing director is from Lativa. I also find it amusing when people say "FIDE is full of cancel culture". If anything, they are very tolerant on chess players remarks
 
   Mar-21-22 Tal vs Najdorf, 1970 (replies)
 
blueofnoon: Haha, comparing Fischer with another chess player always invites controversy. I cannot say who was better, Fischer or "healthy" Tal, but I would think the latter would be more "modern" player, with his wider opening repertoire and versatile playing style (as shown in this game). ...
 
   Jan-20-22 Karjakin vs Giri, 2022 (replies)
 
blueofnoon: I understand Karjakin could have done better than this, but how is Giri responsible for this game? A draw with black pieces agains 2700+ is a good result for any player and if the opponent plays for a draw from move one there is not much can be done about it.
 
   Jan-11-22 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
 
blueofnoon: According to chessmetrics, Zukertort was the highest rated player for as long as 56 months. Most of the modern players would be proud if they were called modern Zukertort.
 
   Jan-03-22 Alireza Firouzja (replies)
 
blueofnoon: <4. Companies like Tata and their sponsorship parties and little luxury vacations, dining at the most expensive restaurants have an enormous budget, needless to say> Actually this validates Nakamura's point btw. Firouzja is big in the chess community, but that does not mean
 
   Jul-07-19 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
blueofnoon: Kasprov achieved 2851 rating in 1999, but during that year he participated in only 3 classical and 1 rapid tournaments. Carlsen, on the other hand, already played 5 classical, 1 rapid and 2 blitz events this year. *according to chessgames.com Someone said the best way to remain ...
 
   Apr-30-18 US Championship (2018) (replies)
 
blueofnoon: It's funny that while United States is one of the strongest chess countries in the world right now with 4 2700+ players, yet none of my friends from U.S. knows the fact that one of their compatriots is playing for the world championship this year. Chess deserves more attention in
 
   Jun-14-14 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
 
blueofnoon: Nakamura will play in the world rapid and blitz championships as a rating favorite. Looking forward to see how he will do in these events.
 
   Dec-09-13 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
 
blueofnoon: Once thing you can see from Kramnik is that he got a tendency to complain AFTER the competition. You often hear him or his fans saying "I hate KO format, I hate round robin, I hate tie-breaker rules" and all sort of blah blah. But those rules were there when he signed the ...
 
   Nov-25-13 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
blueofnoon: Usage of words like "understanding", "exciting", without giving definition to them, adds no value to one's argument.
 
   Nov-16-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013) (replies)
   Sep-22-13 FIDE Grand Prix Paris (2013) (replies)
   Sep-04-12 Istanbul Olympiad (2012) (replies)
   Jul-16-12 ACP Golden Classic (2012) (replies)
   Jun-17-12 Tal Memorial (2012) (replies)
   Jun-17-12 Anand - Gelfand World Championship Match (2012) (replies)
   May-01-12 Nakamura vs Sutovsky, 2012 (replies)
   Dec-10-11 London Chess Classic (2011) (replies)
   Nov-25-11 Tal Memorial (2011) (replies)
   Oct-18-11 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   Jul-30-11 Dortmund Sparkassen (2011) (replies)
   Jul-30-11 Ponomariov vs Nakamura, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-18-11 World Team Championship (2011) (replies)
   Jul-10-11 Euwe vs Menchik, 1930 (replies)
   Jul-10-11 Rybka (Computer) (replies)
   Jun-15-11 Bazna King's Tournament (2011) (replies)
   Jun-05-11 XXIV Magistral de Ajedrez Ciudad de Leon (2011) (replies)
   May-29-11 World Championship Candidates (2011) (replies)
   Apr-04-11 Chinese Championship (2011) (replies)
   Feb-08-11 Tiviakov vs Kasparov, 2001 (replies)
   Jan-29-11 Tata Steel Group A (2011) (replies)
   Jan-14-11 Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2009 (replies)
   Jan-01-11 Reggio Emilia (2010) (replies)
   Dec-23-10 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2010) (replies)
   Dec-20-10 London Chess Classic (2010) (replies)
   Dec-01-10 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Nov-26-10 Svidler vs Nakamura, 2010 (replies)
   Nov-22-10 16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010) (replies)
   Nov-18-10 NN vs Lucena, 1497 (replies)
   Nov-18-10 World Blitz Championship (2010) (replies)
   Nov-16-10 Grischuk vs Nakamura, 2010 (replies)
   Nov-05-10 Ivanchuk vs Nakamura, 2010 (replies)
   Oct-30-10 Nanjing Pearl Spring Tournament (2010) (replies)
   Oct-08-10 Grand Slam Chess Final (2010) (replies)
   Sep-03-10 Shanghai Masters (2010) (replies)
   Aug-14-10 Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 (replies)
   Jul-26-10 Dortmund Sparkassen (2010) (replies)
   Jun-06-10 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
   Jun-06-10 Kosteniuk vs Y Dembo, 2005 (replies)
   May-14-10 US Championship (2010) (replies)
   May-11-10 Anand - Topalov World Championship Match (2010) (replies)
   Apr-11-10 Vladimir Malakhov (replies)
   Feb-22-10 Linares (2010) (replies)
   Jan-28-10 Dominguez Perez vs Nakamura, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-24-10 Corus Group A (2010) (replies)
   Jan-16-10 Naiditsch vs So, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-04-10 Reggio Emilia (2009) (replies)
   Dec-05-09 London Chess Classic (2009) (replies)
   Nov-30-09 BNbank Blitz (2009) (replies)
   Nov-26-09 Vasyl Ivanchuk (replies)
   Nov-21-09 Carlsen vs Kosteniuk, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-17-09 World Blitz Championship (2009) (replies)
   Jun-03-09 Chinese Championship (2009) (replies)
   Feb-26-09 Linares (2009) (replies)
   Feb-24-09 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (replies)
   Feb-18-09 Veselin Topalov (replies)
   Feb-18-09 Topalov - Kamsky Candidates Final (2009) (replies)
   Feb-15-09 Fischer vs Mednis, 1971 (replies)
   Feb-11-09 Raffael (replies)
   Jan-18-09 Spassky vs Geller, 1959 (replies)
   Jan-12-09 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   Dec-24-08 Wang Yue (replies)
   Dec-21-08 Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (2008) (replies)
   Dec-17-08 Elista Grand Prix (2008) (replies)
   Dec-15-08 Jobava vs Bareev, 2003 (replies)
   Dec-07-08 Levon Aronian (replies)
   Dec-04-08 Polgar vs Aronian, 2003 (replies)
   Nov-16-08 Dresden Olympiad (2008) (replies)
   Nov-08-08 Gata Kamsky (replies)
   Oct-29-08 Anand - Kramnik World Championship Match (2008) (replies)
   Sep-12-08 Grand Slam Chess Final (2008) (replies)
   Aug-21-08 Tal Memorial (2008) (replies)
   Aug-20-08 Morozevich vs Karpov, 2008 (replies)
   Aug-20-08 Leko vs Shirov, 2008 (replies)
   Aug-20-08 Alexander Morozevich (replies)
   Aug-19-08 Miyoko Watai (replies)
   Aug-15-08 World Junior Championship (2008) (replies)
   Apr-09-07 Azmaiparashvili vs Kasparov, 2003
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