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Member since Feb-21-04
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   maoam has kibitzed 769 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-09-05 Nigel Short (replies)
maoam: Because then we'd be dead, right?
   Nov-27-05 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
maoam: Again, what's the point of memorising pi? Aside from being able to say "I have memorised N digits of pi" for some suitably large N.
   Nov-21-05 E J Diemer vs Portz, 1948 (replies)
maoam: <...and proving the Riemann-Zeta function> It's the Riemann Hypothesis that needs proving (or disproving if, like me, you think it's false). The Riemann Zeta function cannot be proved, it's not a theorem of any sort, it is just defined.
   Nov-11-05 Robert James Fischer (replies)
maoam: <Sleepkid: did you ever get round to biffing him in the hooter?> The miniturisation technique was horribly flawed, Sleepkid started to return to his normal size before he could land a punch inside Fischer's nostrils.
   Nov-10-05 Kasparov vs Short, 1993 (replies)
maoam: Short didn't invent 10...Qa5, it had been played before: Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 It's typical of Short not to acknowledge his coach, Lubomir Kavalek, who describes the preparation of this line in
   Nov-09-05 Martin Fette (replies)
maoam: He and his brother, Boba, always had trouble playing the White side.
   Aug-03-05 Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 (replies)
maoam: <Sharpnova is on my ignore list, I can only gather that you wish to be there as well.> It's not high on my list of things I could give a toss about, actually. It's slightly below wondering how many fruit labels (the ones they put on apples and the like) I can fit on the back of ...
   Aug-03-05 Alex Yam (replies)
maoam: Sorry, I shouldn't spread vicious rumours.
   Jul-21-05 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
maoam: <acirce> Thanks for posting that, that's the best punishment for not resigning in a clearly lost position I've ever seen!
   Jul-21-05 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986 (replies)
maoam: The most recent issue of Informant at, "Highlights from the Anthology of Chess Combinations" (archived at ), describes a beautiful queen sacrifice that could've arisen in the game. The diagram given indicates it must occur in the ...
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