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Member since Jun-13-04 · Last seen Aug-22-21
rated over 1900 USCF
Location: CO, USA
I am a student, getting my Phd (Physics) from the University of CO at Boulder.

Favorite players Kasparov (the greatest ever?) , Alekhine (the most beautiful games ever ?),Fischer (did anybody understand chess better?), Anand (very dynamic style), Capablanca (the scientist).

Favourite opening as White;
Sicilian Fischer Sozin attack, Yugoslav attack, Exchange Ruy Lopex, French Classical, Caro Kann Panov-Botvinnik attack, Evans Gambit, Fried lever attack

Different variations of Queen's gambit, Richter-Veresov attack, Kings Indian Bayonnet attack, Queens Indian Petrosian-Kasparov line, various IQP formations

As Black:
Sicilian Dragon, Ruy Lopez Open, Ruy Lopez Marshall, Center-Counter, Gruenfeld, Queen's gambit accepted, Queen's gambit Cambridge Springs, Queen's gambit Tartakover

Favourite chess magazines:
British chess magazine
New in Chess

interesting chess pages:

ICC handle: samikd

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   samikd has kibitzed 2343 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Mar-22-16 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
samikd: the tiger is back
   Mar-11-16 Anand vs Topalov, 2016 (replies)
samikd: The Tiger is back !
   Jun-22-15 Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911 (replies)
samikd: <amarande> Oh the skewer ! Thank you very much
   Feb-18-15 Zurich Chess Challenge (2015) (replies)
samikd: Where can I watch these videos ? And yes, Vishy wins yet another tournament ! Congrats !
   Mar-29-14 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
samikd: Congrats, Vishy ! What a slap in the face for those who were saying he had no chance in this tournament
   Mar-29-14 World Championship Candidates (2014) (replies)
samikd: <Apparently Kramnik convinced Anand to play in this tournament.> Says who ? what is the source of this news ?
   Nov-10-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013) (replies)
samikd: <In the hands of prep many Sicilians can be drawish too> Absolutely true. Its not the opening, its the amount of preparedness (in fact, the possibility of preparing some of the lines to the very end) thats causing draws. Thats the whole point. Sveshnikov, for instance, is a ...
   Apr-02-13 World Championship Candidates (2013) (replies)
samikd: All the kibitzers who always whine about rapid play-offs have been shown how idiotic they are. How this is weird tiebreak system (S-B or any other system) , where your final standing depends on 'whether you defeated Svidler or your opponent lost to Radjabov ...' more fair than rapids
   Mar-01-13 Zurich Chess Challenge (2013) (replies)
samikd: You know , guys ..I could have been as good as, if you not stronger than any of these players. In fact I could have become world champion. The only reason I haven't is because <I am hiding my preparation !>
   May-17-12 Anand - Gelfand World Championship Match (2012) (replies)
samikd: <ive lost all respect for anand and gelfand... Cowards!!!!!!> Too bad you didnt qualify for the world championship. Chess would be saved if you did. Why did you skip the candidates ? family reasons ?
   May-17-12 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012 (replies)
   Aug-16-11 Peter Svidler (replies)
   Aug-16-11 Russian Championship Superfinal (2011) (replies)
   Jan-30-11 Tata Steel Group A (2011) (replies)
   Jan-21-11 Anand vs Grischuk, 2011
   Dec-17-10 London Chess Classic (2010) (replies)
   Nov-01-10 Nanjing Pearl Spring Tournament (2010) (replies)
   Oct-22-10 Topalov vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
   Oct-13-10 Grand Slam Chess Final (2010) (replies)
   Sep-05-10 Keene vs H Ardiansyah, 1979 (replies)
   Jul-21-10 Mamedyarov vs Naiditsch, 2010 (replies)
   Jun-20-10 Nigel Short (replies)
   Jun-01-10 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
   May-28-10 Anand - Topalov World Championship Match (2010) (replies)
   May-19-10 Anish Giri (replies)
   May-18-10 Robson vs I Krush, 2010 (replies)
   May-05-10 Ferdinand Hellers (replies)
   Apr-28-10 Anand vs Topalov, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-29-10 Corus Group A (2010) (replies)
   Dec-07-09 Karjakin vs Gelfand, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-26-09 BNbank Blitz (2009) (replies)
   Nov-16-09 World Blitz Championship (2009) (replies)
   Nov-14-09 Tal Memorial (2009) (replies)
   Nov-11-09 Kramnik vs Ponomariov, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-11-09 Kramnik vs Svidler, 2009 (replies)
   Aug-30-09 Keene vs Orly, 1961 (replies)
   Aug-29-09 Rising Stars - Experience (2009) (replies)
   Jul-06-09 Kramnik vs Jakovenko, 2009 (replies)
   May-12-09 Tyler Hughes (replies)
   May-10-09 Azerbaijan vs the World (2009) (replies)
   Mar-29-09 Stellwagen vs Anand, 2009 (replies)
   Mar-14-09 Kramnik vs Glek, 1992 (replies)
   Mar-06-09 Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2009 (replies)
   Mar-06-09 Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2009 (replies)
   Mar-05-09 Yue Wang (replies)
   Mar-05-09 Linares (2009) (replies)
   Mar-02-09 Grunfeld (D85) (replies)
   Mar-02-09 Anand vs Dominguez Perez, 2009 (replies)
   Mar-02-09 Grunfeld, Russian Variation (D81) (replies)
   Feb-21-09 Topalov - Kamsky Candidates Final (2009) (replies)
   Feb-21-09 Gata Kamsky (replies)
   Feb-19-09 Anand vs Radjabov, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-17-09 Topalov vs Kamsky, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-10-09 Alexey Shirov (replies)
   Nov-19-08 Naiditsch vs Kramnik, 2008
   Nov-17-08 Leko vs Navara, 2008 (replies)
   Nov-11-08 0 (replies)
   Nov-03-08 Anand - Kramnik World Championship Match (2008) (replies)
   Oct-21-08 Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-20-08 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
   Oct-15-08 Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-01-08 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   Aug-25-08 E Alekseev vs Mamedyarov, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-05-08 Dortmund Sparkassen (2008) (replies)
   Jun-28-08 J Gustafsson vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   May-16-08 M-Tel Masters (2008) (replies)
   Apr-28-08 Kamsky vs Adams, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-18-08 I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 (replies)
   Apr-01-08 Susan Polgar (replies)
   Mar-30-08 Gelfand vs I Manor, 1988 (replies)
   Mar-27-08 Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2008) (replies)
   Mar-22-08 Gelfand vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Mar-15-08 Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Mar-08-08 Morelia-Linares (2008) (replies)
   Mar-04-08 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2008 (replies)
   Feb-28-08 Anand vs Shirov, 2008 (replies)
   Feb-22-08 Topalov vs Anand, 2008 (replies)
   Feb-15-08 Shirov vs Anand, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-27-08 Corus Group A (2008) (replies)
   Jan-26-08 Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-18-08 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Sep-29-07 World Championship Tournament (2007) (replies)
   Sep-28-07 Grischuk vs Anand, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-25-07 Anand vs Morozevich, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-24-07 Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-20-07 Anand vs Grischuk, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-17-07 Kramnik vs Grischuk, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-15-07 Anand vs Kramnik, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-15-07 Aronian vs Anand, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-27-07 samikd chessforum (replies)
   Jun-23-07 Dortmund Sparkassen (2007) (replies)
   Jun-10-07 Renard W Anderson
   Jun-01-07 Levon Aronian (replies)
   May-17-07 Mtel Masters (2007) (replies)
   Apr-23-07 I Krush vs K Lie, 2007 (replies)
   Apr-16-07 Judit Polgar (replies)
   Apr-11-07 Veselin Topalov (replies)
   Apr-10-07 Ehlvest vs Kamsky, 2007 (replies)
   Apr-10-07 iron maiden chessforum (replies)
   Apr-05-07 Resignation Trap chessforum (replies)
   Mar-29-07 16th Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2007) (replies)
   Mar-29-07 Geller vs D Byrne, 1955 (replies)
   Mar-24-07 shr0pshire chessforum (replies)
   Mar-20-07 Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-14-07 Leko vs Carlsen, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-13-07 Joseph Thomas (replies)
   Mar-12-07 Morelia-Linares (2007) (replies)
   Mar-10-07 Ivanchuk vs Anand, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-09-07 Morozevich vs Topalov, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-08-07 Anand vs Leko, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-08-07 Diwakar Prasad Singh (replies)
   Mar-03-07 Anand vs Carlsen, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-19-07 Carlsen vs Anand, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-19-07 Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-31-07 Corus Group A (2007) (replies)
   Jan-26-07 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-23-07 Anand vs Van Wely, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-23-07 square dance chessforum (replies)
   Jan-22-07 Alatortsev vs Capablanca, 1935 (replies)
   Jan-21-07 Topalov vs Anand, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-19-07 Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-19-07 Anand vs Radjabov, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-18-07 Navara vs Radjabov, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-16-07 Shirov vs Morozevich, 2001 (replies)
   Jan-16-07 Movsesian vs S Gramlich, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-15-07 Karjakin vs Topalov, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-15-07 Anand vs Aronian, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-14-07 Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-14-07 Kramnik vs Shirov, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-14-07 notyetagm chessforum (replies)
   Jan-13-07 Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2007 (replies)
   Dec-16-06 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Dec-11-06 The World vs A Nickel, 2006 (replies)
   Dec-08-06 David Bronstein (replies)
   Dec-06-06 Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006 (replies)
   Nov-29-06 Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006 (replies)
   Nov-28-06 Kramnik vs Deep Fritz, 2006 (replies)
   Nov-25-06 Kramnik - Deep Fritz (2006) (replies)
   Nov-10-06 refutor chessforum (replies)
   Nov-08-06 Ponomariov vs Morozevich, 2006 (replies)
   Nov-02-06 Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) (replies)
   Oct-29-06 Essent Tournament (2006) (replies)
   Oct-13-06 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Oct-11-06 brankat chessforum (replies)
   Oct-10-06 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 (replies)
   Oct-07-06 Anand vs Gelfand, 1996 (replies)
   Oct-05-06 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Oct-04-06 Silvio Danailov (replies)
   Oct-01-06 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Sep-27-06 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 (replies)
   Sep-19-06 Raymond Keene (replies)
   Aug-09-06 M Panchanathan vs E Varshavsky, 2006 (replies)
   Aug-07-06 Dortmund Sparkassen (2006) (replies)
   Aug-06-06 Kramnik vs Leko, 2006 (replies)
   Aug-05-06 Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 (replies)
   Jul-31-06 Aleksander Wojtkiewicz (replies)
   Jul-31-06 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2006 (replies)
   Jul-30-06 Gelfand vs Kramnik, 2006 (replies)
   Jul-30-06 Jobava vs Svidler, 2006 (replies)
   Jul-29-06 Almira Skripchenko (replies)
   Jul-26-06 Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2006 (replies)
   Jun-06-06 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
   Jun-04-06 Geoffrey Borg (replies)
   Jun-03-06 Turin Olympiad (2006) (replies)
   Jun-01-06 Ernst Gruenfeld (replies)
   May-31-06 Eliskases vs Gruenfeld, 1933 (replies)
   May-31-06 Laurent Fressinet (replies)
   May-30-06 Kramnik vs Bacrot, 2006 (replies)
   May-30-06 Sandipan Chanda (replies)
   May-29-06 S Chanda vs Koneru, 2006 (replies)
   May-28-06 Smyslov vs Gufeld, 1960 (replies)
   May-28-06 Alexander Onischuk (replies)
   May-28-06 I Sokolov vs Kramnik, 2006 (replies)
   May-28-06 Reuben Fine (replies)
   May-27-06 Bu Xiangzhi (replies)
   May-27-06 Steinitz vs A Sellman, 1885 (replies)
   May-26-06 Larsen vs Teschner, 1957 (replies)
   May-26-06 J Bellon Lopez vs Keene, 1980
   May-24-06 Tal vs Benko, 1959 (replies)
   May-24-06 Fischer vs K Gasser, 1964 (replies)
   May-22-06 Kamsky vs Anand, 2006
   May-18-06 MTel Masters (2006) (replies)
   May-18-06 Anand vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   May-18-06 Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 (replies)
   May-17-06 Topalov vs Svidler, 2006 (replies)
   May-15-06 Anand vs Ponomariov, 2006 (replies)
   May-15-06 Beer (replies)
   May-12-06 Topalov vs Anand, 2006 (replies)
   May-11-06 Bacrot vs Anand, 2006 (replies)
   May-03-06 Anand vs Topalov, 2005 (replies)
   Apr-16-06 Zdenko Kozul (replies)
   Mar-05-06 Morelia-Linares (2006) (replies)
   Mar-04-06 Topalov vs Svidler, 2006 (replies)
   Feb-17-06 Alekhine vs Nenarokov, 1907 (replies)
   Feb-10-06 thomaspaine chessforum (replies)
   Feb-06-06 Yelena Dembo (replies)
   Feb-04-06 Vasily Smyslov (replies)
   Jan-30-06 Corus Group A (2006) (replies)
   Jan-29-06 Anand vs Gelfand, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-28-06 Topalov vs Anand, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-22-06 Topalov vs Gelfand, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-20-06 Kamsky vs Anand, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-18-06 chancho chessforum (replies)
   Jan-17-06 I Sokolov vs Anand, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-17-06 Van Wely vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-17-06 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
   Jan-16-06 Ivanchuk vs Anand, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-14-06 Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-06-06 Kramnik vs Svidler, 2005 (replies)
   Dec-31-05 Russian Championship Superfinal (2005) (replies)
   Dec-18-05 Alexander Morozevich (replies)
   Dec-15-05 Ponomariov vs Aronian, 2005 (replies)
   Dec-12-05 A Kushnir vs J Bellin, 1972 (replies)
   Dec-08-05 World Cup (2005) (replies)
   Dec-07-05 Chernev vs H H Hahlbohm, 1942 (replies)
   Dec-03-05 Bareev vs Smirin, 2002 (replies)
   Dec-02-05 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
   Nov-28-05 Nakamura vs Ganguly, 2005 (replies)
   Nov-28-05 Surya Shekhar Ganguly (replies)
   Nov-11-05 Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1992 (replies)
   Nov-09-05 Keene vs Miles, 1976 (replies)
   Nov-09-05 Jennifer Shahade (replies)
   Nov-06-05 Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 (replies)
   Nov-01-05 Anand vs Karpov, 1996 (replies)
   Oct-18-05 FIDE World Championship Tournament (2005) (replies)
   Oct-17-05 Radjabov vs Kramnik, 2003 (replies)
   Oct-12-05 Leko vs Anand, 2005 (replies)
   Oct-10-05 Anand vs Topalov, 2005 (replies)
   Oct-05-05 Anand vs Svidler, 2005 (replies)
   Sep-30-05 Morozevich vs Topalov, 2005 (replies)
   Sep-30-05 Anand vs Adams, 2005 (replies)
   Sep-30-05 Topalov vs Anand, 2005 (replies)
   Sep-29-05 Polgar vs Anand, 2005 (replies)
   Sep-19-05 Andrei Volokitin (replies)
   Sep-09-05 A Skripchenko vs Lautier, 1998 (replies)
   May-31-05 HB Global Chess Challenge (2005) (replies)
   May-26-05 Anand vs Kramnik, 2005 (replies)
   May-14-05 H Pfleger vs Larsen, 1974 (replies)
   May-12-05 E Torre vs Romanishin, 1988 (replies)
   May-05-05 Polgar vs Adams, 1999 (replies)
   Apr-26-05 Mir Sultan Khan (replies)
   Apr-25-05 Karpov vs A Istratescu, 2005 (replies)
   Apr-08-05 Humpy Koneru (replies)
   Apr-01-05 14th Amber Tournament: Rapid (2005) (replies)
   Mar-29-05 14th Amber Tournament: Blindfold (2005) (replies)
   Mar-29-05 Evgeny Sveshnikov (replies)
   Mar-25-05 Andrew Soltis (replies)
   Mar-21-05 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Mar-19-05 Kasparov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1994 (replies)
   Mar-13-05 Fischer vs Panno, 1970 (replies)
   Mar-11-05 Linares (2005) (replies)
   Mar-08-05 Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 (replies)
   Mar-07-05 Fischer vs Tal, 1961 (replies)
   Mar-06-05 Kasimdzhanov vs Anand, 2005 (replies)
   Mar-04-05 Kasimdzhanov vs Kasparov, 2005 (replies)
   Mar-03-05 Kasparov vs Leko, 2005 (replies)
   Feb-28-05 Anand vs Kasparov, 2005 (replies)
   Feb-26-05 Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 (replies)
   Feb-25-05 F Vallejo Pons vs Kasparov, 2005 (replies)
   Feb-25-05 Leko vs Anand, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-29-05 Corus Group A (2005) (replies)
   Jan-24-05 Morozevich vs Anand, 2005 (replies)
   Dec-13-04 M Basman vs D Barua, 1991 (replies)
   Nov-28-04 C H Alexander vs Szabo, 1947 (replies)
   Nov-01-04 Calvia Olympiad (2004) (replies)
   Oct-14-04 Kramnik vs Leko, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-14-04 P Krylov vs J Kozma, 1950 (replies)
   Sep-16-04 Chiburdanidze vs M Sharif, 1995 (replies)
   Sep-15-04 Psakhis vs Yusupov, 1981 (replies)
   Sep-07-04 Anand vs Kamsky, 1994 (replies)
   Sep-07-04 Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 (replies)
   Sep-07-04 Blackburne vs J M Hanham, 1889 (replies)
   Sep-07-04 P Blehm vs A Hernandez, 2004
   Aug-30-04 A Planinc vs D Baretic, 1968 (replies)
   Aug-30-04 Eliskases vs P Frydman, 1938 (replies)
   Jul-08-04 Adams vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-05-04 Adams vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 (replies)
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