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Member since Jul-03-07
My peak elo is 2300 but I haven't been active in classical chess tournaments for about 30 years.

My favorite (active/semi active) players are: Kasparov, Topalov, Carlsen, Grischuk, MVL, Mamedyarov, Firouzja, Aronian, Ivanchuk, Morozevich, Kramnik

Like most "inactive" chess lovers, I do play blitz on the Internet:

My handle on FICS is: "metatrony"

If you want to play, just leave me a message here on chessgames or on FICS.


For years there used to a message here about Moro, following a bet I lost to slomarko, but since he left CG long ago, I figured the time has come to remove it..

   metatron2 has kibitzed 1968 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-07-22 44th Olympiad (2022) (replies)
metatron2: <Williebob: We should not be surprised to see humans learning from the machines> Humans can try to imitate chess engines style, ideas, and memories their openings, but they <cannot> imitate the engine's calculation deepness.. <nok: Dude come on. Gukesh's been known ...
   Jul-26-22 FIDE Candidates (2022) (replies)
metatron2: <Sally: Maybe FIDE have been adding these clauses since Carlsen took the title from Anand because he even back then he was starting to look bored> Nah ah
   Jul-07-22 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
metatron2: <When in fact the sound you heard was Kramnik throwing his toys out of the pram> Hi Sally, I haven't seen the games, so I can't say weather Kramnik was just a poor loser, or the flagging tasted badly for the spectators as well. From the info <fabelhaft> provided here ...
   May-25-22 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
metatron2: Fabi has always been well known as a superb classical player (in his peak, even around Carlsen's level), but relatively weak in faster time controls. That was always considered his weakness (his 3-0 loss to Magnus in the 2018 WCC rapid tie breaks, is especially remembered..). But ...
   May-20-22 Superbet Chess Rapid & Blitz Poland (2022) (replies)
metatron2: Nice to see Vishi with 3/3 in this strong tourney. Hope he can keep up with the good play, proving that the attempt to force him into retirement (by stop inviting him to elite tourneys), was not only appalling from the human perspective, but was also completely unjustified from ...
   Apr-18-22 FIDE Grand Prix Leg 3 (2022) (replies)
metatron2: <shach>, you realize that prior to that, the miss said that Israel is "swimming in Russian oligarch money" "more than any other country". But of course.. And that American media are the biggest defenders of Israel (did she ever watch CNN?). And if now she really thought that
   Mar-28-22 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
metatron2: <Z free or die> sorry for my late response, I was unable to kibitz: chessforum <Z free or die: Do we agree that he used an account closely associated with chess to make his political comments?> Not really. That is Karjakin's personal twitter account, and
   Feb-26-22 Airthings Masters (2022) (replies)
metatron2: Nepo blunders in the last 2 games of their match today, do remind his blunders in their WC match, but that's a problem that Nepo always had: getting out of stream as the tournament advances to its final stages.
   Feb-21-22 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
metatron2: Anyone else noticed that older players don't get invitations to elite tourneys anymore? I noticed that for some time now, but when Lawrence Trent asked Svidler what are his plans for 2022 in one of their latest commentating session, and Svidler started to mumble and move very ...
   Feb-16-22 FIDE Grand Prix Berlin (2022) (replies)
metatron2: <Atterdag: I think it was and still is a very personal choice how you evaluate the risk of your participation in events during the still ongoing pandemic> I actually thought that Naka started getting into the chess streaming business during the pandemic, and just found it ...
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