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Member since Oct-14-06 · Last seen Jan-01-23
Pennsylvania, USA. Had a USCF rating when I was 16, but that was 40+ years ago.

   mrknightly has kibitzed 128 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-01-23 Bereziuk vs A Izhnin, 1976 (replies)
mrknightly: I guess I could agree with <perfidious> but then we'd both be wrong. There's already enough curmudgeonliness coming from that quarter, ganz gewiss.
   Dec-19-22 Short vs J Nogueiras, 1989 (replies)
mrknightly: I don't think that posting guideline #1 would prohibit such a discussion, but I think it would be highly inappropriate. You appear to be, as we say in the US, moving the goal post, i.e., changing the focus of the discussion. The question at hand is two-fold: 1) Was the statement,
   Sep-21-22 Niemann vs Carlsen, 2022 (replies)
mrknightly: Didn't Bobby Fischer once say, "Pawn to K-4, White wins." Maybe Carlsen has discovered something similar about d4.
   May-20-22 I Nei vs Tal, 1971 (replies)
mrknightly: As a former US high school and college football player from the 1960's, I feel the need to comment on the "pun." The term "take a knee" was used when I was playing when a coach allowed players to take a rest from practice. Often times it would be after an especially hard ...
   Mar-24-22 A Sandrin vs S Rubinow, 1946 (replies)
mrknightly: "Somewhere Over the Rubinow"
   Dec-31-21 M Barth Stanford vs D Hassabis, 1997 (replies)
mrknightly: <Diademas> The only connection I see is that the first name of the singer in the video is the same first name of the black player.
   Oct-10-21 Summerscale vs M Kostic, 2010
mrknightly: Ite, Misa est.
   Oct-08-21 H Avram vs Fischer, 1957 (replies)
mrknightly: <newzild> The KID reference is to the Kings Indian Defense and to Abraham's son, Isaac, the kid, whom God told Abrahm to sacrafice. See Genesis, chapter 22.
   Sep-19-21 I Figler vs N Kasimov, 1967 (replies)
mrknightly: <Messiah> Agree. Better may have been "A Kasimov(a) Conquest."
   Aug-28-21 P Mai vs M Pap, 1996 (replies)
mrknightly: Ite, Misa est.
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