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swordfish
Member since Aug-05-06 · Last seen May-10-22
I'm a Midwestern club player; I play when I can and try to follow developments in the chess world. No favorite player currently.
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   swordfish has kibitzed 329 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Dec-20-20 J Roos vs Miralles, 1997 (replies)
 
swordfish: I'm so surprised I got this - especially the way my tactics have been going lately....
 
   Sep-03-19 Cochrane vs Somacarana, 1856 (replies)
 
swordfish: Yeah, after move 50 the game looks completely drawn. Modern players would probably shake hands at that point.
 
   Mar-11-19 Rapport vs V Laznicka, 2019 (replies)
 
swordfish: Why not 3...Ne4?
 
   Nov-24-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
 
swordfish: Yes, he will be toasted and celebrated and deservedly so. A victory in the match will invite comparisons with Fischer, who also hailed from Brooklyn (although neither was born there), in terms of chess prowess, though not personality. The difficulty is, Caruana has yet to win a ...
 
   Nov-24-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
 
swordfish: This looks completely drawn to me. I agree with Albion's comments above, though. The two best players in the world, both in their prime. It's very difficult to score a win at that level , absent a significant mistake. For understandable reasons, neither player wants to make that ...
 
   May-13-18 Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2018) (replies)
 
swordfish: No Dominguez Perez either.
 
   Mar-12-18 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
 
swordfish: Wow - I don't expect to see an attack like this one at such a high level. But why would Aronian open e4 - not usually his thing - in such an important game?
 
   Jan-29-18 A Gara vs Aronian, 2018
 
swordfish: Wow! Maybe the strongest pure-e5 player in the world, Aronian draws against a much lower rated opponent playing the Pirc.
 
   Jan-01-18 Carlsen vs E Inarkiev, 2017 (replies)
 
swordfish: I had a higher opinion of Inarkiev before this (despite his ties to what's his name). But to claim victory on one's own illegal move is really unsporting. I think the honorable act on his part would have been to resign (which would have led to the same result as took place).
 
   Dec-26-17 Short vs P Corbin, 2006
 
swordfish: To my untrained eye, Short's exchange sacrifice on move 17 seems unnecessary - why not simply dxe4?
 
   Dec-13-16 Kulaots vs J Geller, 2002 (replies)
   Sep-28-16 Mark Dvoretzky (replies)
   Sep-28-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship Match (2016) (replies)
   Apr-25-16 A Chandra vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-10-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2005
   Mar-28-16 World Championship Candidates (2016) (replies)
   Mar-23-16 Caruana vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-20-16 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-19-16 Karjakin vs Aronian, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-15-16 Karjakin vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-04-16 E Najer vs T L Petrosian, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-03-16 Geza Maroczy (replies)
   Feb-28-16 Anderssen vs J Heral, 1873 (replies)
   Feb-26-16 E Can vs Svidler, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-19-16 P Gallego Eraso vs M Perez Candelario, 2005
   Feb-03-16 Gibraltar Masters (2016) (replies)
   Jan-26-16 S Azarov vs Ponomariov, 1999 (replies)
   Jan-06-16 J Asik vs K Papas, 2001 (replies)
   Dec-11-15 Aronian vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-07-15 London Chess Classic (2015) (replies)
   Oct-24-15 Swayams vs L Pantsulaia, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-19-15 Emory Tate (replies)
   Oct-17-15 H Porth vs Kotsur, 2001 (replies)
   Oct-13-15 K Georgiev vs Shaked, 1999 (replies)
   Oct-08-15 Millionaire Chess (2015) (replies)
   Oct-01-15 Svidler vs Karjakin, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-28-15 Svidler vs Giri, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-21-15 World Cup (2015) (replies)
   Sep-18-15 Levon Aronian (replies)
   Sep-15-15 Gelfand vs C Henriquez Villagra, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-23-15 Sinquefield Cup (2015) (replies)
   Aug-05-15 Polgar vs M Yilmaz, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-24-15 Topalov vs Anand, 2015 (replies)
   May-17-15 I K Sukandar vs Hoang Thi Bao Tram, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-25-15 Erik Karklins (replies)
   Mar-05-15 European Championship (2015) (replies)
   Feb-05-15 Havana (1965) (replies)
   Feb-05-15 Markus Ragger (replies)
   Jan-27-15 A Tate vs Rapport, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-26-15 B Wall vs R Means, 1970 (replies)
   Jan-13-15 I Nei vs Petrosian, 1960 (replies)
   Nov-18-14 Anish Giri (replies)
   Nov-15-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-14-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-12-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-09-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-02-14 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014) (replies)
   Oct-26-14 Jakovenko vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-21-14 Caruana vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-05-14 Isle of Man Masters (2014) (replies)
   Sep-27-14 L D'Costa vs Stellwagen, 2004
   Aug-23-14 G Laderchi vs J Elburg, 2001 (replies)
   Aug-10-14 Svidler vs V Laznicka, 2014
   Aug-21-13 Mamedyarov vs Kamsky, 2013 (replies)
   Jul-22-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013) (replies)
   Aug-26-12 Istanbul Olympiad (2012) (replies)
   Aug-13-12 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Jul-25-12 Amon Simutowe (replies)
   Apr-15-12 Kramnik - Aronian (2012) (replies)
   Dec-05-11 Boris Becker vs Short, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-02-11 Grand Slam Chess Final (2011) (replies)
   Sep-30-11 YouRang chessforum (replies)
   Sep-05-11 Mesgen Amanov (replies)
   Sep-05-11 Z Djordjevic vs M Kovacevic, 1984 (replies)
   Jul-23-11 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Jul-04-11 Kamsky vs Adams, 2011 (replies)
   Apr-01-11 Jobava vs Potkin, 2011 (replies)
   Mar-25-11 Polgar vs R Edouard, 2011 (replies)
   Feb-14-11 Huebner vs A S Segal, 1969 (replies)
   Feb-14-11 Aeroflot Open (2011) (replies)
   Feb-13-11 Ding Liren (replies)
   Feb-10-11 Robert Hess (replies)
   Jan-31-11 Gibraltar Masters (2011) (replies)
   Jan-30-11 Wang Hao vs Nakamura, 2011 (replies)
   Jan-16-11 Anand vs Kramnik, 2011 (replies)
   Jan-12-11 Dmitry Gurevich (replies)
   Jan-12-11 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
   Dec-28-10 Yifan Hou (replies)
   Dec-13-10 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2010) (replies)
   Nov-22-10 Ponomariov vs Karjakin, 2010
   Nov-22-10 16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010) (replies)
   Nov-19-10 Movsesian vs Nakamura, 2010 (replies)
   Sep-11-10 Bent Larsen (replies)
   Aug-17-10 World Junior Championship (2010) (replies)
   Jul-19-10 Biel Chess Festival (2010) (replies)
   Jun-13-10 King's Tournament (2010) (replies)
   May-11-10 Topalov vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
   May-09-10 Anand vs Topalov, 2010 (replies)
   May-07-10 Topalov vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
   May-06-10 Anand vs Topalov, 2010 (replies)
   May-02-10 I Ivanov vs Miles, 1982 (replies)
   Apr-28-10 Anand - Topalov World Championship Match (2010) (replies)
   Apr-28-10 Anand vs Topalov, 2010 (replies)
   Apr-27-10 Topalov vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
   Apr-20-10 Nakamura vs Mitkov, 2005 (replies)
   Apr-08-10 Ponomariov vs Khenkin, 2010 (replies)
   Apr-06-10 Potkin vs Caruana, 2010 (replies)
   Mar-30-10 A Lehtinen vs T Simola, 1995 (replies)
   Mar-26-10 Elena Tairova (replies)
   Mar-18-10 European Championship (2010) (replies)
   Feb-24-10 Topalov vs Gelfand, 2010 (replies)
   Feb-23-10 Grischuk vs Topalov, 2010 (replies)
   Feb-17-10 Le Quang Liem (replies)
   Feb-12-10 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
   Feb-12-10 Aeroflot Open (2010) (replies)
   Feb-04-10 Michael Adams (replies)
   Feb-04-10 Gibraltar Masters (2010) (replies)
   Jan-31-10 Corus Group A (2010) (replies)
   Jan-28-10 Victor Havik (replies)
   Jan-28-10 I Cheparinov vs V Havik, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-27-10 Viktorija Cmilyte (replies)
   Jan-13-10 Lima vs B Esen, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-13-10 Tatev Abrahamyan (replies)
   Jan-13-10 World Team Championship (2010) (replies)
   Jan-08-10 Emre Can (replies)
   Jan-08-10 V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-08-10 E Kostopoulos vs E Kerimov, 2001 (replies)
   Jan-07-10 Hastings (2009/10) (replies)
   Jan-06-10 E Can vs Shulman, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-06-10 Ioannis Papaioannou (replies)
   Dec-23-09 Miles vs M Nedobora, 1994 (replies)
   Dec-22-09 Michael Bezold (replies)
   Dec-16-09 R Rehfeld vs O Bohne, 1989 (replies)
   Dec-15-09 Short vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-14-09 Carlsen vs Adams, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-14-09 World Cup (2009) (replies)
   Dec-11-09 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   Dec-08-09 London Chess Classic (2009) (replies)
   Dec-07-09 Nigel Short (replies)
   Dec-02-09 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
   Dec-01-09 Grischuk vs Jakovenko, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-30-09 Bacrot vs Wang Yue, 2009
   Nov-25-09 Viktor Laznicka (replies)
   Nov-24-09 Sakaev vs Radjabov, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-17-09 V Gashimov vs Karpov, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-30-09 European Team Championship (2009) (replies)
   Oct-28-09 A Kuebler vs Henning Larsen, 1984 (replies)
   Oct-27-09 Bacrot vs Aronian, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-19-09 M Parligras vs Svidler, 2009
   Oct-16-09 13th Unive Tournament (2009) (replies)
   Oct-08-09 I Krush vs A Zatonskih, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-02-09 Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (2009) (replies)
   Sep-30-09 Xie Jun vs J Demina, 1992 (replies)
   Sep-27-09 John Fedorowicz (replies)
   Sep-25-09 William John Donaldson (replies)
   Sep-25-09 Veselin Topalov (replies)
   Sep-09-09 Motylev vs V Burmakin, 2009 (replies)
   Sep-09-09 4th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament (2009) (replies)
   Sep-05-09 Grand Slam Chess Final (2009) (replies)
   Aug-12-09 Ivanchuk vs E Alekseev, 2009 (replies)
   Aug-11-09 Jonathan L Hilton (replies)
   Aug-10-09 S Lemieux vs D Feoktistov, 2001 (replies)
   Aug-08-09 Aleksandr Lenderman (replies)
   Jul-30-09 Biel International Chess Festival (2009) (replies)
   Jul-21-09 Canadian Open (2009) (replies)
   Jul-20-09 Edward Porper (replies)
   Jul-15-09 Nakamura vs Ponomariov, 2009
   Jun-25-09 Bazna Tournament (2009) (replies)
   Jun-24-09 Boris Gelfand (replies)
   Jun-17-09 Alexander Motylev (replies)
   Jun-09-09 Rongguang Ye vs Van Wely, 1997 (replies)
   Jun-04-09 Chinese Championship (2009) (replies)
   May-19-09 Topalov vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   May-19-09 M-Tel Masters (2009) (replies)
   May-18-09 US Championship (2009) (replies)
   May-09-09 Azerbaijan vs the World (2009) (replies)
   Apr-29-09 4th FIDE Grand Prix (2009) (replies)
   Apr-01-09 S Maze vs I A Nataf, 2009 (replies)
   Apr-01-09 NN vs G Abrahams, 1929 (replies)
   Mar-11-09 Betul Cemre Yildiz (replies)
   Mar-11-09 A Davis vs C F Tears, 1944 (replies)
   Mar-04-09 I Cheparinov vs Grischuk, 2008 (replies)
   Feb-23-09 G Minchev vs D Miraschiev, 1986 (replies)
   Feb-12-09 Glenn C Flear (replies)
   Feb-09-09 Lusgin vs M Joffe, 1968 (replies)
   Feb-04-09 Ganguly vs Harikrishna, 2009
   Feb-02-09 Corus Group A (2009) (replies)
   Feb-01-09 Smeets vs Aronian, 2009 (replies)
   Jan-22-09 Etienne Bacrot (replies)
   Jan-19-09 Short vs L'Ami, 2009 (replies)
   Jan-13-09 Artur Yusupov (replies)
   Jan-08-09 Leko vs Ivanchuk, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-11-08 Movsesian vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 (replies)
   Dec-02-08 Yusupov vs Ivanchuk, 1991 (replies)
   Nov-25-08 Dresden Olympiad (2008) (replies)
   Nov-07-08 Bundesliga (2008/09) (replies)
   Oct-29-08 Anand - Kramnik World Championship Match (2008) (replies)
   Oct-28-08 Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-09-08 Florin Felecan (replies)
   Sep-17-08 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2008) (replies)
   Sep-03-08 Grand Slam Chess Final (2008) (replies)
   Aug-27-08 Antwerp (2008) (replies)
   Aug-14-08 Villarrobledo International Rapid Open (2008) (replies)
   Jul-29-08 Leinier Dominguez Perez (replies)
   Jul-24-08 Vugar Gashimov (replies)
   Jul-18-08 Karpov Poikovsky (2008) (replies)
   Jul-11-08 Hugh Edward Myers (replies)
   Jul-01-08 D Gurevich vs A Young, 1994
   Jun-27-08 J Pelaez vs A De Dovitiis, 1993 (replies)
   Jun-25-08 Eleazar Jimenez Zerquera (replies)
   Jun-20-08 Martin Appleberry (replies)
   Jun-17-08 Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2008 (replies)
   Jun-05-08 I Sokolov vs S Williams, 2006 (replies)
   May-28-08 Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 (replies)
   May-20-08 US Championship (2008) (replies)
   May-15-08 Yermolinsky vs Shabalov, 2008 (replies)
   May-13-08 Vasyl Ivanchuk (replies)
   May-09-08 Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-29-08 Ivanchuk vs Korneev, 2006 (replies)
   Apr-23-08 European Championship (2008) (replies)
   Apr-21-08 E Inarkiev vs Kamsky, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-14-08 Zhang Pengxiang (replies)
   Feb-11-08 Morelia-Linares (2008) (replies)
   Feb-08-08 V Yemelin vs V Akopian, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-23-08 Adams vs Aronian, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-16-08 I Cheparinov vs Nepomniachtchi, 2008 (replies)
   Nov-03-07 Ray Robson (replies)
   Oct-15-07 11th Essent Chess Tournament (2007) (replies)
   Oct-10-07 Suat Atalik (replies)
   Sep-20-07 World Championship Tournament (2007) (replies)
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