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eternaloptimist
Member since Jan-23-08 · Last seen Oct-24-21
Dave is my name & playing chess is my game. 8 ) -- I am originally from Laurel, MS, USA, ?? & I recently moved back there after living in other cities for a really long time. It’s nice to be able to visit w/ my family & my friends in this area more often! I am a Christian & have been a foreign missionary to China, Spain, Morocco & Mexico. I learned to play chess when I was 9 years old in 4th grade in elementary school when my homeroom teacher taught my homeroom class how to play it. Ever since she taught me how to play it, it has been my favorite game. Now 43 years later, I'm still playing it! My style (positional) was heavily influenced by Anatoly Karpov & Salomon Flohr . When I first started studying chess books in my teens, I studied collections of their games. Karpov has been my favorite player ever since then.

<Tournaments<>><:I haven't played in a tournament since '03 in Denver, where I saw many GMs, IMs & lower rated masters (GMs: a 15 yr old Naka [who became a GM that same yr before this tourney...the U. S.' youngest-ever GM at that time!], Shabalov, Stripunsky, Ibragimov & Browne just to name a few players)...tourney results: http://www.chesstour.com/elm03r.htm I met Patrick Wolff (2-time U. S. Chess Champion: '92 & '95) in New Orleans @ a tourney there in '92 after he won the U. S. Championship. He played a simultaneous exhibition vs ~20 players the day before the tourney. I remember that he had only 1 draw & he won the rest of the games. He played in the tourney & won it; he had a Q & A session as well. I asked him who some of his favorite chess players are & he mentioned Emanuel Lasker because: "He epitomized the struggle in chess.">

<20 of the games that I submitted to be game of the day (w/ my puns) have been chosen for it!<>>: Li Shilong vs Ding Liren, 2011Factor vs Gilg, 1928Kasparov vs Anand, 1995Stockfish vs Rybka, 2013N Evseev vs Flohr, 1949J Polgar vs A S Rasmussen, 2013D Bit-Narva vs R E Nielsen, 2014Bruzon Batista vs Zhu Chen, 2004Bagirov vs N Radev, 1976Kramnik vs Bluebaum, 2017Speelman vs J Horner, 1976L Day vs Nickoloff, 1977Pelletier vs C McNab, 2012Ding Liren vs Wei Yi, 2015W M Byland vs C F Tears, 1951M Diamond vs Santasiere, 1922Bondarevsky vs Smyslov, 1946Leko vs Nepomniachtchi, 2016Anderssen vs Mayet, 1855J Turn vs Petrov, 1929

<<>some of my analysis<>>: N Karaklajic vs Smyslov, 1955 -- I Odesskij vs P Skacelik, 2001

<to see my games & stats/profile page on gameknot.com (username: eternaloptimist): http://gameknot.com/players.pl -- Type in eternaloptimist in the search box. (You have to have a gameknot acct. to see it.)<<<>>>>

<Right now I'm trying out different chess variants for something different. Please feel free to mention variants that you like in my forum.<<<<>>>>>

<Some of my favorite chess books are: 1) My Best Games by Anatoly Karpov 2) The Search for Chess Perfection by C. J. S. Purdy 3) 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov 4) Modern Chess Strategy by Ludek Pachman 5) Transpo Tricks in Chess by Andrew Soltis 6) Pawn Structure Chess by Andrew Soltis 7) The Wisest Things Ever Said About Chess by Andrew Soltis 8) The Development of Chess Style by John Nunn & Max Euwe (Nunn added material to the original text that Euwe wrote.) 9) H.O.T. Chess by Paul Motwani 10) Salo Flohr's Best Games of Chess by Salo Flohr (translated by Gregory S. Donges) <<<<<<>>>>>>>

<1 book that helped me improve a lot is "How to Reassess Your Chess" by Jeremy Silman. Although he isn't the most honest guy in the world b/c he makes himself out to be a better chess player than he actually is. (I'm aware that he's an IM so I'm not saying that he's not a strong player.) He does this by giving a lot of his moves in the book a "!" or "!!" that don't deserve them. If you analyze some of his games on a chess engine then you will see that some of his moves that got a "!" or "!!" actually aren't anywhere close to being the best move. In addition to that sometimes he doesn't mention if his opponent plays a move that deserves a "?" to make some of his victories appear brilliant & to show the triumph of the strategical theme in a particular section of the book.<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>

<1 of my favorite chess quotes: "Many of Karpov's intentions become understandable to his opponents only when salvation is no longer possible." Mikhail Tal <<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>

<*profile updated on 6/25/2021 <<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>

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   eternaloptimist has kibitzed 1838 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-19-21 Barbero vs Larsen, 1991 (replies)
 
eternaloptimist: I solved this quickly since I saw the ♘ fork threat. <al wazir> Lol ? there is definitely no shortage of ppl that don’t like descriptive notation. It didn’t give me much of a problem but it’s normal for ppl to move the pieces to the wrong squares sometimes
 
   Oct-10-21 Ponomariov vs Topalov, 2005 (replies)
 
eternaloptimist: Y is this today’s puzzle of the day @ Pono’s 24th move when Stockfish says that 24.♙a4! is better than ♘h6+ ? ?????
 
   Sep-30-21 G Sanna vs P Motwani, 1979
 
eternaloptimist: This is a good combination by Sanna. Actually GM Motwani is a friend of mine on Facebook. He’s a cool guy. I really enjoy his books as well. HOT Chess & COOL Chess r some of the most interesting & unique books that I’ve ever read
 
   Sep-13-21 A Sandrin vs W Shipman, 1946 (replies)
 
eternaloptimist: <goldfarbdj & gawain> My experience w/ this puzzle exactly also! It took longer than it should’ve for me to solve it
 
   Aug-22-21 Petterson vs E Larsson, 1963
 
eternaloptimist: Now I c that I didn’t include all of my comment about Lasker’s book “modern chess strategy”. I was going to say that it’s a good book & that it’s good for intermediate players
 
   Aug-07-21 Polugaevsky vs H Pfleger, 1978 (replies)
 
eternaloptimist: <GlennOliver> Thx!
 
   Jul-17-21 eternaloptimist chessforum
 
eternaloptimist: I?m pretty happy w/ my score on this Guess the Move game & actually Paul Motwani is a friend of mine on Facebook that I chat w/ some. I'm a big fan of his chess books! They?re unique & very interesting! WE ARE NOW FOLLOWING Adams vs P Motwani,?1990. YOU ARE PLAYING THE ...
 
   Jul-17-21 Adams vs P Motwani, 1990
 
eternaloptimist: I?m pretty happy w/ my score on this Guess the Move game & actually Paul Motwani is a friend of mine on Facebook that I chat w/ some. I'm a big fan of his chess books! They?re unique & very interesting! WE ARE NOW FOLLOWING Adams vs P Motwani,?1990. YOU ARE PLAYING THE ...
 
   Jul-07-21 Tseshkovsky vs Dorfman, 1982 (replies)
 
eternaloptimist: Guess the Move Tseshkovsky vs Dorfman, 1982. YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF DORFMAN. Your score: 181 (par = 190)
 
   Jul-07-21 V Sherbakov vs G Ilivitsky, 1955
 
eternaloptimist: Guess the Move V Sherbakov vs G Ilivitsky,?1955. YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF ILIVITSKY. Your score: 26 (par = 22)
 
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Aug-20-14  morfishine: <OhioChessFan> The issue is attaching all these "puns" and sub-par games to something called the "Game of the Day". GOTD to me means at least, an exciting, high-quality game. I was going to suggest to <CG> to create a separate column for just fun and puns, while leaving the GOTD for a decent game. However <DomDaniel> dissuaded me as he had already suggested this idea. So we are stuck with the GOTD as it is
Aug-20-14
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  OhioChessFan: The member submitted Pawn contest was in 2009.....wow, that long ago? Anyway, here's a link:

Game Collection: 2009 pun contest

<morf> yeah, I get that GOTD sort of announces a good game. I have thought they should attach a pun once a week and let the other 6 days just be good games.

Aug-20-14
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  OhioChessFan: I had forgotten I've officially submitted 4 puns. I don't think that accomplished much, so I normally just put my pun suggestions in quotes on the game in question's kibitzing section. Here's the official submissions:

Puns submitted by OhioChessFan:

How Low Can You Go?
Timman vs P Limbos, 1969

Dead Poetz Society
F Poetz vs C H Marais, 2008

I'd Like To Buy a Vowel
J Aagaard vs Hoi, 2010

First!
Castellvi vs Vinyoles, 1475

Aug-24-14
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  eternaloptimist: <Ohio> Thx for posting those links! I will check out some of the puns & games. I like your "How Low Can You Go?" & "I'd Like To Buy a Vowel" puns the best.
Nov-16-14
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  OhioChessFan:

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Nov-25-14
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  eternaloptimist: <Ohio> Thx for the "ing" thing! U r the king of blue text!
Dec-25-14
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  wordfunph: <eternaloptimist> Merry Christmas!
Dec-25-14
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  eternaloptimist: <wordfunph> Thanks & Merry Christmas to you also!
Dec-27-16
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  wordfunph: <eternaloptimist> happy holidays!
Jan-04-17
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  eternaloptimist: <wordfunph> Thanks!
Aug-22-17
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Sep-05-17
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  eternaloptimist: <Ohio> Thx for the "ug" thing!
Dec-25-17
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  Penguincw: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year <eternaloptimist>. (great name by the way)

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And in response to your response to my comment on the Kibitzer's Cafe, uh, yeah. <wordfunph> is a premium member, surprised he doesn't open his forum.

Hoping he does use Search Kibitzing, and if he does, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year <wordfunph>. :) If not, oh well, but Happy Holidays regardless.

Dec-26-17
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  OhioChessFan:  
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Jan-01-18
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  eternaloptimist: Thx <Penguin>! Happy New Year to u! This is my favorite time of the year w/ Christmas & the New Year's Day holidays! Thx for the complement on my username. It reminds me to think positive. Yes that is surprising that <wordfunph> decided to end his forum. Haha yes hopefully he uses Search Kibitzing!

<OCF> Thx for the blue text, & I hope u have a Happy New Year!

Sep-01-18  morfishine: <eternaloptimist> Thanks for dropping by my forum! Good to hear from you! Good luck with the bookie game: I hope your chess bucks increase along with your posts!
Sep-03-18
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  eternaloptimist: <morf> U r welcome & thx for dropping by my forum! Hardly anybody kibitzes here anymore so I appreciate it when ppl do kibitz here. Thx for wishing me good luck & I wish u good luck in Bookie also!
Sep-10-18
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  offramp: I hope <Morfishine> is okay. He might be on holiday, or taking a break from the site. I can understand if he did take a break because the place went a bit mental after Daniel died. It looks like Sargon is putting it back on track now.
Sep-15-18
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  eternaloptimist: I hope he’s ok too. I didn’t notice that he hasn’t kibitzed in a while until u mentioned it. That is sad that Daniel died. Btw did u ever find out y he died? I agree that it looks like Sargon has things running smoothly on CG now
Jan-30-20
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  eternaloptimist: It’s been a long time since I’ve posted something in my forum so here goes! I did pretty well on “Guess the Move!” for my favorite chess player!: You actually play Ne3.
Full credit awarded for Nd6. Earn 3 points.
GAME OVER 1-0
You scored a total of 52 points
WE ARE NOW FOLLOWING
Karpov vs Huebner, 1982.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF KARPOV.
Your score: 52 (par = 48)
Jun-01-21
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  eternaloptimist: It had been a pretty long time since I’ve played “Guess the Move” so I thought I would play it. I did pretty well.:

Guess The Move
Shirov vs Psakhis, 1988.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF PSAKHIS.
Your score: 119 (par = 114)

Shirov vs Psakhis, 1988

Jun-10-21
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  eternaloptimist: Guess the Move
Turov vs K Szabo, 2005.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF SZABO.
Your score: 58 (par = 56)

Turov vs K Szabo, 2005

Jun-22-21
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  eternaloptimist: Guess the Move
V Sherbakov vs G Ilivitsky,?1955.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF ILIVITSKY.
Your score: 26 (par = 22)

V Sherbakov vs G Ilivitsky, 1955

Jul-07-21
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  eternaloptimist: Guess the Move
Tseshkovsky vs Dorfman, 1982.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF DORFMAN.
Your score: 181 (par = 190)

Tseshkovsky vs Dorfman, 1982

Jul-17-21
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  eternaloptimist: I?m pretty happy w/ my score on this Guess the Move game & actually Paul Motwani is a friend of mine on Facebook that I chat w/ some. I'm a big fan of his chess books! They?re unique & very interesting!

WE ARE NOW FOLLOWING
Adams vs P Motwani,?1990.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF ADAMS.
Your score: 125 (par = 118)

Adams vs P Motwani, 1990

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