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positionalgenius
Member since Aug-23-05 · Last seen Sep-29-21
"<<<<The moment you stop making progress, there are others catching up, because people are learning from you. You cannot rely on the same technique to win, so you always have to be creative. I was always trying to improve things, looking for the options with computers with my coaches. I was not just preparing for a specific game, but conceptually, how to move the game forward.-Garry Kasparov>>>>

<<"His real, incomparable gifts first began to make themselves known at the time of St. Petersburg, 1914, when I too came to know him personally. Neither before nor afterwards have I seen – and I cannot imagine as well – such a flabbergasting quickness of chess comprehension as that possessed by the Capablanca of that epoch. Enough to say that he gave all the St. Petersburg masters the odds of 5–1 in quick games – and won! With all this he was always good-humoured, the darling of the ladies, and enjoyed wonderful good health – really a dazzling appearance. That he came second to Lasker must be entirely ascribed to his youthful levity – he was already playing as well as Lasker.">> -Alexander alekhine on jose capablanca after st petersburg 1914

Greatest player ever? Jose capablanca.

QA tour Winners:Tour 1: <Tpstar> and <Robin01> with 7/9. Tour 2:started june 29,2008; ended june 2009.
winners <Quylthulg> and <scorpion queen>. Tour 3: Arsen387
Matches:

Let us say that a game may be continued in two ways: one of them is a beautiful tactical blow that gives rise to variations that don't yield to precise calculations; the other is clear positional pressure that leads to an endgame with microscopic chances of victory. I would choose the latter without thinking twice. If the opponent offers keen play I don't object; but in such cases I get less satisfaction, even if I win, than from a game conducted according to all the rules of strategy with its ruthless logic. – Anatoly Karpov

Fav players -
Modern:
Vladimir Kramnik
Levon Aronian
Peter Svidler
Peter Leko
Michael adams
Rustam Kasimdzhanov
All time:
Anatoli Karpov
Jose Capablanca
Tigran Petrosian

Clear winner in all categories in <lostemperor>'s Linares 2009 final standings prediction contest

<<<"Winner: <positionalgenius>!! The only one who predicted a first place for Grischuk. Like in Corus 2007 he was the predictional genius:)

We have three runner-ups with the silver. <chessmoron>, <EvigOptimist> and <where is my mind> (?)!!

Maximum score: 38

Score,UserID
26,positionalgenius
22,chessmoron
22,EvigOptimist
22,Where is my mind >
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>>>>>

Gold medal winner in <lostemperor's>Corus 2007 final predictions contest with 67/91 points! The rest of the top-3:
<babak zhamat> 65 <ahmadov>59

Gold medal winner in <lostemperor's>Corus 2007 final predictions contest with 67/91 points! The rest of the top-3:
<babak zhamat> 65 <ahmadov>59 <Frankly I thought that Kramnik would use some super natural powers to scramble Topalov's mind.> - PeerGynt on 9/28/06

<Topalov is clearly outplaying Kramnik, except for his bad moves, and not including Kramnik's good moves.> -zaltar during game 12 of the kramnik-topalov match). <<<<Capabal: <JoergWalter> Following your suggestion, I’ve visited the <I play the Fred> page where I saw matov’s status as the most rabid and vitriolic of Kasparov’s mastiffs on this site. Unlike Lamont, who limits his monotonous chants to a single shrine (the Fischer page), matov seems to take a proactive approach and scans foreign territories, looking for hints of insufficient reverence toward GK anywhere he can find them. I’ve notice he often forgets what his own arguments are, and has a habit of distorting things in a rather shameless manner, and burst into insults if persistently contradicted. >>>>

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   positionalgenius has kibitzed 4683 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-04-21 World Cup (2021) (replies)
 
positionalgenius: <I can't stop. Pursing stupidity, I feel like a hamster on the wheel in the lab, chasing the cocaine packet.> I see not much has changed here lol. Good to see everyone doing well. I enjoyed this world cup greatly- especially the games between Carlsen and Esipenko. ...
 
   Dec-16-20 Russian Championship Superfinal (2020) (replies)
 
positionalgenius: Stunning game from Dubov today against Karjakin. Hopefully will be uploaded tomorrow to CG for all to discuss.
 
   Jan-24-20 Firouzja vs M Karthikeyan, 2019 (replies)
 
positionalgenius: Wow! What an incredible game!
 
   Nov-09-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
 
positionalgenius: This is going to be a great match.
 
   Jul-12-18 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
 
positionalgenius: Dortmund: 1. Kramnik 2. Nepomniachtchi 3. Giri 4. Wojtaszek 5. Nisipeanu 6. Meier 7. Duda 8. Kovalev
 
   Apr-01-18 Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 (replies)
 
positionalgenius: Still one of the best games I've ever seen. The move ...Nc7! is simply brillant.
 
   Mar-27-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
 
positionalgenius: This was one of my favorite tournaments to follow since I first got into professional chess over 13 years ago. Lot of creative ideas and great storylines; not to mention the level of play. <Aronian> can't come out of this with any good feelings. He's failed in yet ...
 
   Mar-14-18 Grischuk vs Ding Liren, 2018 (replies)
 
positionalgenius: One of the best games of the day, for sure.
 
   Mar-10-18 Caruana vs So, 2018 (replies)
 
positionalgenius: Fantastic opening round for this tournament.
 
   Mar-10-18 Kramnik vs Grischuk, 2018 (replies)
 
positionalgenius: Really, really smooth game here from Kramnik. Very interesting that he's playing in the country where he lost the title in the match to Anand (2008) with the opportunity to play a title match in the place where he gained it initially (London).
 
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