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Member since Apr-25-04 · Last seen Apr-17-05
Douglaston Chess Congress Deputy Secretary since 1997.

   semesterian has kibitzed 31 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Apr-17-05 Mooijaart
semesterian: "Mooijaart" seems a fairly unenviable name for a chess player (smiles).
   Apr-17-05 Paul Keres (replies)
semesterian: In Keene's list, I believe Keres ranks as the sixteenth greatest chess player of all time.
   Apr-17-05 Korchnoi vs V Liavdansky, 1965 (replies)
semesterian: Maybe it's just me, but in the French Defense I've always been a bit afraid of White's three-to-two pawn advantage on the Queenside. It takes a lot of guts to play the French nowadays, although this comment would only make sense to a 2700+ player. For us chess peons, anything ...
   Apr-15-05 L S Hwang vs H Kim, 2005 (replies)
semesterian: <mellow> What is Seoul like? I'm sorry if my kibitzing is slow--I'm Andrew West's (valerianus) cousin and we are "fighting" for possession of the same computer as I eat dinner in his house. =)
   Apr-15-05 Geller vs Dreev, 1990 (replies)
semesterian: After 20...If 20...Nf6?!, White pulls a Rapier as follows: 21.Rc4 Rxd2 22.Rxc6+ Kd7 23.Qxd2 Kxc6 24.Qc3+.
   Apr-15-05 Ftacnik vs Geller, 1977 (replies)
semesterian: <pilobolus> Hey, LOL, Geller returned the favor as an elderly master in 1990 by beating the daylights out of the then-young Alexey Dreev: Geller vs Dreev, 1990
   Apr-15-05 R Felgaer vs Azmaiparashvili, 2005
semesterian: It is a terrible shame that he had to concede half a point in this game. He did very respectably in the 2001 Nadjorf Memorial Tournament, which was attended by some very leading lights, like Karpov, Korchnoi, Polgar, and the budding Radjabov.
   Feb-13-05 J Fischer vs Beliavsky, 1998
semesterian: White resigned perhaps a little too early, although he doesn't seem to be in great shape. White can win a Knight with 31. ♖b1 but then Black will give up his Knight for a powerful Queenside pawn army, i.e.: 31...b5 32. ♘e3 ♘d4 33. cd ed 34. ♘g2 ♖a8 ...
   Feb-13-05 A I Zakharov vs A I Petrushin, 1973 (replies)
semesterian: Wow, I get the first post. I got this puzzle wrong. My only experience with Knight endgames was solving this cute problem where in the final solution, Black had a Queen and King versus a White King and two Knights. I'm not sure who wins this endgame, but Black's king (at h8) ...
   Feb-12-05 D Heisman vs J Buhalo, 1967 (replies)
semesterian: Tpstar is right, as usual.
   Feb-12-05 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 (replies)
   Feb-12-05 D Reinderman vs Kramnik, 1990 (replies)
   Feb-12-05 Morozevich vs Topalov, 1995 (replies)
   Feb-12-05 Ivkov vs Matulovic, 1957
   Feb-12-05 H Buckle vs Anderssen, 1851 (replies)
   May-17-04 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   May-10-04 Etienne Bacrot (replies)
   May-10-04 Bacrot vs Karpov, 1993 (replies)
   May-01-04 Steinitz vs Tarrasch, 1895 (replies)
   May-01-04 Akiba Rubinstein (replies)
   May-01-04 Karel Hromadka (replies)
   May-01-04 J Bruehl vs Philidor, 1787 (replies)
   May-01-04 Owen vs T Barnes, 1857 (replies)
   Apr-25-04 Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 (replies)
   Apr-25-04 Schlechter vs J Mieses, 1909 (replies)
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