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square dance
Member since Feb-15-03 · Last seen Jun-10-21
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god and jesus are numbers 12 and 86, respectively.

my favorite players of all time are Jose Raul Capablanca, and Paul Morphy because of their natural genius and overall excellence. i enjoy all styles of chess and most chess players. my very favorite active player is

Vladimir Kramnik (world champion 2000-07)

after that i have a small, but growing group of players that i root for more than everyone else.

Viswanathan Anand (current world champion 2007-?)

Levon Aronian

Magnus Carlsen (future world champion 20??-?)(also future top 5 player. :-P)

Gata Kamsky

Sergey Karjakin

Peter Leko

Alexander Morozevich

Hikaru Nakamura

Teimour Radjabov

historically, i admire several others such as Garry Kasparov, Robert James Fischer, Anatoly Karpov, Mikhail Tal, Emanuel Lasker, Boris Spassky, and Alexander Alekhine.

this link provides a summary of the events that took place between 1998 and 2000 involving garry kasparov, vladimir kramnik, alexey shirov, vishy anand and the classical chess world championship.

mating themes: basic mating themes.

chess log... a database of tournament results covering the years 2003-05. chess quotes a tactics server worth checking out. 3,4 and 5 piece tablebases. chess media. chess media. chess news, etc. chess articles including interviews, informator analysis, etc. downloadable chess books including many classics, some in russian. chess puzzles listed by player and opening. great site. -capablanca, rare film. -kramnik becomes the undisputed world champion.

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<Dear Vladimir,

We are writing as a small group of Grandmasters, but we believe that we represent the views of the vast majority of our colleagues. We simply wanted to let you know that we think you have suffered a gross injustice, and that you have our support.

We appreciate that you are now under immense psychological pressure, and that it must be difficult to continue to play well in the context of such blatant bias, unfairness, and hostility.

Good luck in the days ahead. If you manage to win in these circumstances you will be a worthy champion indeed.

Best wishes,

GM Jonathan Rowson (Scotland)
GM Peter Heine Nielsen (Denmark)
GM Magnus Carlsen (Norway)
GM Jan Gustafsson (Germany)
GM Tomi Nyback (Finland)
GM Luke McShane (England)
GM Loek Van Wely (Netherlands)>

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   square dance has kibitzed 8518 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-29-19 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
square dance: I heard somewhere that Kasparov had lost his title to another Russian. Given the history of chess, that made perfect sense. From Kasparov stretching all the way back to Botvinnik is a long and impressive list of Tsars. (More impressive still if we count Russian born Alexander ...
   May-14-11 Paul Morphy (replies)
square dance: <To get some sense of Morphy's incredible mind, read this story by Falkbeer. <Then imagine this mind reviewing modern chess texts at light speed and not only remembering every footnote but also understanding and improving on it.>> it doesn't have to be imagined; his
   Jan-31-11 0 (replies)
square dance:
   May-11-10 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
square dance: anand has done a nice job carving out his place in history these last few years, starting with mexico city 2007.
   Dec-10-09 London Chess Classic (2009) (replies)
square dance: Leko vs Kramnik, 2007 <Surprisingly, Kramnik said he had actually prepared "very carefully" against the Giuoco Piano already in Dortmund, including the whole idea with ..Qe6 and ..Ne7 followed by ..c6 and ..d5, suggesting it might refute White's entire setup.> maybe not ...
   Nov-17-09 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
square dance: perhaps my favorite portion: <Q: And do you think Topalov’s absence from the Tal Memorial had an effect on the strength of the tournament? A: I don’t think so. OK, Topalov currently has the top rating in the world, but the difference in class between the top players is ...
   Oct-02-09 Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (2009) (replies)
square dance: <Wilhelm Steinitz> your ability to read, retain and then recite information is truly impressive. once you add the ability to think on your own you'll be an unstoppable force on these forums. you'll need to start practicing soon though since you're already a little behind.
   Aug-12-09 Frank Marshall (replies)
square dance: i always thought so.
   Aug-10-09 chancho chessforum (replies)
   Jun-30-09 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
square dance: <<naka with 44.5/45 lately> isn't that just another way of saying that he's only playing relative fish? against any 2700+ player in the world, the score would probably be 22,5 5 points or something... <mental toughness and consistency.> and coke or coffee, ...
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