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Member since Dec-28-04 · Last seen Nov-28-13
An old fart from Northern Europe. Do have a rating from 1980's, 12xx or something like that. Long hiatus from active playing, but, have to refresh my humble skills to be able to teach some chess to a young prodigy while having a break in learning how to play the guitar.

My favourite players include (in no particular order) Capablanca (who never gave up until *the* last try), Paul Keres (love the games vs. Kotov!), Tal (assume he hated draws as much as I do), and, of course, Garry Kasparov.

Usually while looking at the games here I'll skip the openings until move 2x, unless something interesting happens earlier on.

I'd rather focus on midgames and the transition to endgames. That's usually the turning point; one good move and you'll win, and vice versa.

In case this hasn't been mentioned before, there's one really important thing in common with music and chess: tempo.

Finally, in vain of Paul Simon: "still thirsty after all these beers".

   joupajou has kibitzed 269 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-30-13 S Williams vs The World, 2013 (replies)
joupajou: <Re: 5.Na3> please see my comments on p.89.
   Sep-23-13 Y Hou vs A Ushenina, 2013 (replies)
joupajou: How about 30. ..Ng5?
   Sep-23-13 Ushenina - Hou Women's World Championship Match (2013) (replies)
joupajou: Oh my, this is a massacre! 1,5 - 5,5! I feel bad for Anna, especially for her and her team misjudgement in game #3. Haven't seen games 6 or 7, yet, but will take a look at those soon. <Natalia>: good to see you here! Cheers from Finland!
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