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Member since Jun-27-05 · Last seen Dec-11-19
After several years in the game I finally obtained an 'expert' rating (not saying that 2000 is my average just that I finally hit that milestone, 1920ish is probably a better estimate of my strength) and afterwords all I could think I really don't want to play chess anymore. So I am currently taking a break from OTB play. I am a great fan of such strategic masterminds as Nimzowitsch, Petrosian, Smyslov, Capablanca, ect. and good sportsmanship (both of which seem to be scarce in the game these days).
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   candide1500 has kibitzed 54 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-18-13 0 (replies)
candide1500: <Abdel Irada> I think you are right to tell off those who blindly attribute the Middle East's problems to some kind of 'genetic' inferiority. The majority of muslims I have met in my life have been people of the first caliber. However, having spent time in that region of ...
   May-19-12 Anand - Gelfand World Championship Match (2012) (replies)
candide1500: <There is no evidence whatsoever to suggest there will not be money for the world championships. To suggest this is alarmist nonsense. Chess was alive and kicking with competitions before the introduction of the world championships. Chess is not dependent on the WC; the WC is
   Aug-23-11 Keene vs B Denman, 1974
candide1500: I also really like the suggested move 23.d5! in the notes (avoiding c5 and weakening the d5 square) in the line responding to 21...cxd4. Black is hit with two isolated pawns and white gains open lines...however, after 25. Nf5 my computer still gives black a hefty edge after ...
   Mar-25-11 Aron Nimzowitsch (replies)
candide1500: I had an interesting conversation with a master friend of mine the other day that I thought he would share. We were talking about why the 'positional exchange sac' seemed to get so much more attention in chess literature than other sacs (a queen for a rook and minor piece ...
   Jan-26-11 Kramnik vs L'Ami, 2011 (replies)
candide1500: Does anyone have a link to any analysis of this game? Thanks.
   Jan-16-11 Petrosian vs Spassky, 1969
candide1500: <Dr.Siggy> <Knight13> With regard to Blacks choices on move 9: "Black can respond with one of three strategies: a central exchange, advance of the c-pawn or passive defense with …Be6. All three are playable and when you have played the Tarrasch for over a decade, ...
   May-11-10 Anand - Topalov World Championship Match (2010) (replies)
candide1500: Will Topalov be remembered as one of the 2-3 strongest player never to become undisputed champ? I cant see him getting past Carlsen and Kramnik to qualify again.
   May-04-10 Tartakower vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 (replies)
candide1500: I cant see how 36.Nxd6 was bad. How was Tartakower to obtain any chances on the c-file without removing the dark squared bishop? I think 23.Kh2 and 24.Rh1 were misguided tho. 41.Rc5 seems to be the decisive mistake.
   Jan-19-10 Raymond Keene (replies)
candide1500: Thank you. I suppose his games against Johner, Joss, Naegeli, ect. from Winterthur were never published? Or are they also in Nielsen's work?
   Jan-18-10 Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1929 (replies)
candide1500: It seems odd that Nimzo would accept the draw at this point, 44.Rd7 seems to at least deserve a shot. For instance 44.Rd7 Qxc7 45.Rxc7 b6 46.a5 looks good for white. Nimzo did his best to overwhelm the backward d6 pawn and exploit the d5 square during the middlegame, but the ...
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