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Member since Feb-03-09 · Last seen Dec-02-14
I reside in London but I am of Kenyan origin. Having been smitten by Chess rather late, I improved rather quickly to my surprise and that of many.

I favour complicated openings with material imbalances, as most players in my view and experience become uncomfortable when drawn out of preparation and are unable to play their pet lines. And I have a penchant for attacking the opponent's King. I enjoy the King's Gambit, Vienna Game and have a predilection for the open game usually employing a classical set up as White against semi-open games. I have been successful with the King's Indian Defence and Sicilian Dragon Defence and Sicilian ..e6.

Positional sacrifices, aggression, creativity and elegant combinations are what attract me to Chess. And for these reasons I am enamoured of the games of Efim Geller, David Bronstein, Mikhail Chigorin, Mikhail Tal and Rudolph Spielmann. In these players I see exactly what I would love to see in games I play. #

   tranquilsimplicity has kibitzed 420 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Nov-30-14 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
   Nov-30-14 Vaganian vs Stein, 1970
tranquilsimplicity: A pawn sacrifice ..h6 that gives Black a devastating initiative along with elegant piece positioning to effect and complete a ruthless attack!#
   Nov-30-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
tranquilsimplicity: <Domdaniel> <Eh? Is this more cretinous nutterweb bluster...> Indeed it is. And it is pathetic as it is risible. And all I do is sit back and witness the absurdity and presumptuousness of the unenlightened novice. Granted..I am not a strong player; but at the ...
   Nov-29-14 A Kappel vs A Dokhovny, 2012 (replies)
tranquilsimplicity: Excellent mating net!#
   Nov-29-14 Max Euwe (replies)
tranquilsimplicity: <thegoodanarchist> You missed the point; I suggested 'in sport', not anywhere. There are of course many ungentlemanly behaviours in different social settings that would make giving excuses instead of admitting defeat, seem benign.#
   Nov-29-14 Stein vs B Berger, 1964
tranquilsimplicity: <parisattack> Thanks again. I have a sneaky suspicion that Stein perfected this King's Indian Attack double-fianchetto system as an incredibly venomous fashion of attacking the Black King. Woe unto he who had to face Stein's deadly demolition!#
   Nov-29-14 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation (B46)
tranquilsimplicity: <parisattack> Thanks a bunch for that. It appears that Lehmann had planned very carefully to snatch Fischer's Knight on e5 after 14...Nxe5. However Fischer resourcefulness and accuracy of calculation reveals itself when he is able to weather the storm from Lehmann's
   Nov-29-14 Stein vs R Hartoch, 1969 (replies)
tranquilsimplicity: This is now the second time that after having abandoned the King's Indian Attack, will actually play it again with the b4, Bb2 idea. And all due to Leonid Stein's stupendous employment of this deceptively simple and seemingly innocuous opening.#
   Nov-29-14 Lombardy vs Quinteros, 1973 (replies)
tranquilsimplicity: <Dredge Rivers> "Forgive me Father for I have mated!" - he..he..he..he..excellentè!#
   Nov-29-14 R Casafus vs Lombardy, 1994 (replies)
tranquilsimplicity: (Continuation from previous post) And his famed relationship with Bobby Fischer notwithstanding. In my opinion, he is rarely spoken about though an incredible talent.#
   Nov-29-14 Timman vs Tal, 1988 (replies)
   Nov-29-14 J Klavins vs Tal, 1954 (replies)
   Nov-29-14 Geller vs J Pribyl, 1969
   Nov-29-14 Y Habu vs E Bogdanov, 2001
   Nov-29-14 Fedorov vs Anand, 2001 (replies)
   Nov-24-14 Saitek Brute Force vs Bronstein, 1995 (replies)
   Nov-24-14 Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 (replies)
   Nov-24-14 Fedorov vs M Sorokin, 2001 (replies)
   Nov-24-14 Fedorov vs Z Gyimesi, 2001 (replies)
   Nov-24-14 R Jumabayev vs Fedorov, 2006
   Nov-24-14 K Shanava vs Fedorov, 2010
   Nov-24-14 Ponomariov vs Caruana, 2012
   Nov-24-14 R Gonzalez vs Tal, 1992 (replies)
   Nov-24-14 Vasiukov vs Tal, 1959 (replies)
   Nov-24-14 K Edvardsson vs H Danielsen, 2001
   Nov-23-14 Kashdan vs Shainswit, 1938
   Nov-23-14 N Djukic vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-23-14 Andrew Soltis (replies)
   Nov-23-14 Caruana vs Ponomariov, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-23-14 Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 (replies)
   Nov-23-14 Carlsen - Anand World Championship Match (2014) (replies)
   Nov-23-14 virginmind chessforum (replies)
   Nov-23-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-22-14 I Kurnosov vs P Potapov, 2013
   Nov-22-14 L Day vs R Zuk, 1972
   Nov-22-14 L Day vs P Murray, 1969
   Nov-22-14 L Day vs A Danilov, 1968 (replies)
   Nov-22-14 L Day vs S Spencer, 1967 (replies)
   Nov-22-14 L Day vs R Teodoro, 1997
   Nov-22-14 L Day vs A Portigal, 1966
   Nov-22-14 Tolush vs Tal, 1959 (replies)
   Nov-22-14 E Paoli vs Tal, 1963
   Nov-22-14 Fedorov vs Yusupov, 1999
   Nov-22-14 J Mieses vs M Brody, 1908
   Nov-22-14 J Mieses vs H Caro, 1897
   Nov-22-14 J Mieses vs Chigorin, 1900 (replies)
   Nov-22-14 E W Buerger vs Fischer, 1957 (replies)
   Nov-22-14 C van den Berg vs Larsen, 1959 (replies)
   Nov-21-14 Eljanov vs So, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-21-14 P J Bergman vs M Hebden, 1988
   Nov-21-14 Stanley Chumfwa
   Nov-21-14 P Corbin vs Hatim Al-Hadarani, 1990
   Nov-21-14 J Cueto vs P Corbin, 2000
   Nov-21-14 P Corbin vs M Amanov, 2008
   Nov-21-14 P Corbin vs B Gebregziabher, 2008
   Nov-21-14 P Corbin vs A Mein, 2008
   Nov-21-14 P Corbin vs S Chau, 2006
   Nov-21-14 P Corbin vs D Gajadin, 2004 (replies)
   Nov-21-14 F Washaba vs P Corbin, 2004
   Nov-21-14 T Sakelsek vs P Corbin, 2004 (replies)
   Nov-20-14 Short vs P Corbin, 2006 (replies)
   Nov-20-14 V Muratov vs Spassky, 1959 (replies)
   Nov-20-14 P de Schloezer vs Chigorin, 1878 (replies)
   Nov-20-14 Giuoco Piano (C50) (replies)
   Nov-20-14 Neil McDonald (replies)
   Nov-20-14 V Gashimov vs Tiviakov, 2008 (replies)
   Nov-20-14 V Gashimov vs S Iskusnyh, 2006
   Nov-20-14 V Gashimov vs A Dumanski, 2005
   Nov-19-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-19-14 V Gashimov vs M Bartel, 2003 (replies)
   Nov-19-14 V Gashimov vs J Shaw, 2004
   Nov-19-14 K Georgiev vs V Gashimov, 2007 (replies)
   Nov-19-14 Navara vs V Gashimov, 2007
   Nov-19-14 A Wirig vs V Gashimov, 2008
   Nov-19-14 B Thorfinnsson vs V Gashimov, 2005
   Nov-19-14 Vitiugov vs V Gashimov, 2009
   Nov-19-14 D Gkogkas vs V Gashimov, 2005
   Nov-19-14 I Cheparinov vs V Gashimov, 2004 (replies)
   Nov-19-14 W Arencibia Rodriguez vs V Gashimov, 2007 (replies)
   Nov-18-14 I Nei vs Bronstein, 1967
   Nov-18-14 K Klaman vs Bronstein, 1947
   Nov-18-14 Antoshin vs Bronstein, 1957 (replies)
   Nov-18-14 A Anokhin vs Bronstein, 1963
   Nov-18-14 B Vladimirov vs Bronstein, 1963
   Nov-18-14 V Loginov vs Bronstein, 1982
   Nov-18-14 Tal vs Keres, 1959 (replies)
   Nov-17-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-17-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014
   Nov-17-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-16-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-16-14 R Cappallo vs A Shaw, 1996 (replies)
   Nov-16-14 A Shaw vs A Bennett, 1997
   Nov-16-14 A Shaw vs D Ippolito, 2000
   Nov-16-14 A Shaw vs A de Groot, 1998 (replies)
   Nov-16-14 A Shaw vs D Sarkisian, 1984
   Nov-16-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-16-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013
   Nov-15-14 Anand vs Morozevich, 2007 (replies)
   Nov-14-14 Radjabov vs Anand, 2002 (replies)
   Nov-13-14 Short vs Anand, 2011
   Nov-13-14 Anand vs M Gurevich, 2004
   Nov-13-14 Anand vs Lautier, 1997 (replies)
   Nov-12-14 Anand vs Bologan, 2003 (replies)
   Nov-12-14 Anand vs Karpov, 2001
   Nov-12-14 Anand vs Karpov, 1992
   Nov-12-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-12-14 P H Nielsen vs T Hillarp Persson, 1998 (replies)
   Nov-12-14 O Bernstein vs Euwe, 1946
   Nov-12-14 A Rueb vs Euwe, 1925
   Nov-12-14 Euwe vs Maroczy, 1922 (replies)
   Nov-12-14 Euwe vs Maroczy, 1921 (replies)
   Nov-12-14 Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 (replies)
   Nov-12-14 Euwe vs Najdorf, 1953 (replies)
   Nov-12-14 Geller vs Euwe, 1953 (replies)
   Nov-10-14 Karpov vs Polugaevsky, 1974 (replies)
   Nov-09-14 Smyslov vs Geller, 1974 (replies)
   Nov-08-14 Karpov vs R M Webb, 1977
   Nov-08-14 Karpov vs Y Anikaev, 1976
   Nov-05-14 Smyslov vs Geller, 1955
   Nov-05-14 Geller vs Kotov, 1955 (replies)
   Nov-05-14 Geller vs Keres, 1973 (replies)
   Nov-05-14 Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 (replies)
   Nov-05-14 Geller vs Vaganian, 1975
   Nov-05-14 N Rashkovsky vs Geller, 1977
   Nov-02-14 Geller vs Lengyel, 1973 (replies)
   Oct-30-14 Stein vs Geller, 1966 (replies)
   Oct-30-14 Korchnoi vs Geller, 1963
   Oct-30-14 L A Sanchez vs Geller, 1952 (replies)
   Oct-30-14 Kotov vs Geller, 1952 (replies)
   Oct-30-14 A Skripchenko vs Karpov, 2006
   Oct-30-14 Gulko vs Karpov, 1976 (replies)
   Oct-29-14 Unzicker vs Karpov, 1980 (replies)
   Oct-29-14 F Braga vs Karpov, 1982
   Oct-29-14 J Kaplan vs Karpov, 1973
   Oct-29-14 R Calvo vs Karpov, 1973 (replies)
   Oct-28-14 P Dankert vs Karpov, 1979
   Oct-28-14 Bronstein vs Karpov, 1972 (replies)
   Oct-27-14 Karpov vs M Muzychuk, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-27-14 Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1962 (replies)
   Oct-26-14 Karpov vs H Schaufelberger, 1967 (replies)
   Oct-26-14 Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 (replies)
   Oct-26-14 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 (replies)
   Oct-26-14 Anand vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-26-14 Keres vs Karpov, 1972
   Oct-26-14 K Muchnik vs Bronstein, 1961
   Oct-26-14 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   Oct-26-14 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-26-14 Karpov vs Ivanchuk, 2012
   Oct-23-14 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-23-14 Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-23-14 Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-23-14 Svidler vs Carlsen, 2010 (replies)
   Oct-22-14 M Pein vs Bronstein, 1997
   Oct-17-14 V Baturinsky vs Bronstein, 1946
   Oct-17-14 Aronin vs Bronstein, 1962 (replies)
   Oct-17-14 Karpov vs M Steinberg, 1969 (replies)
   Oct-14-14 Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 (replies)
   Oct-14-14 E Terpugov vs Bronstein, 1951
   Oct-11-14 I Aloni vs Bronstein, 1956 (replies)
   Oct-06-14 Chess Genius vs Bronstein, 1994
   Oct-06-14 Bronstein vs Geller, 1955 (replies)
   Oct-06-14 Reshevsky vs Bronstein, 1953 (replies)
   Oct-05-14 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 (replies)
   Oct-05-14 Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 (replies)
   Sep-30-14 Szabo vs Bronstein, 1955
   Sep-30-14 David Bronstein (replies)
   Sep-30-14 Golombek vs Bronstein, 1954
   Sep-30-14 Topalov vs Kramnik, 1999 (replies)
   Sep-28-14 Pachman vs Bronstein, 1946 (replies)
   Sep-26-14 Bronstein vs Smyslov, 1946
   Sep-26-14 Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 (replies)
   Sep-26-14 N Bakulin vs Bronstein, 1965 (replies)
   Sep-24-14 Bronstein vs P Dubinin, 1947 (replies)
   Sep-17-14 Bronstein vs Tal, 1975 (replies)
   Sep-17-14 Bronstein vs Boleslavsky, 1958 (replies)
   Sep-17-14 Bronstein vs Parma, 1971 (replies)
   Sep-16-14 Bronstein vs XXXX, 1997
   Sep-14-14 N McDonald vs Bronstein, 1995
   Sep-14-14 G Ustinov vs Bronstein, 1970 (replies)
   Sep-13-14 D Gonzalez del Campo vs D Lorente Penalva, 2013
   Sep-13-14 J Izijk vs G Bwalya, 2010
   Sep-07-14 G Jones vs C Boikanyo, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-03-14 Tal vs Bronstein, 1964 (replies)
   Sep-01-14 Bird vs Lasker, 1890 (replies)
   Jul-25-14 Lasker vs Gunsberg, 1892
   Jul-23-14 Lasker vs Randolph, 1907 (replies)
   Jul-21-14 Lasker vs A Lewit, 1922 (replies)
   Jul-21-14 Lasker vs F W Lynn, 1902 (replies)
   Jul-20-14 R Taylor vs H Danielsen, 2003 (replies)
   Jul-20-14 Edward Lasker (replies)
   Jul-20-14 R Taylor vs J Pakenham, 2014 (replies)
   Jul-17-14 Bronstein vs A J Mestel, 1976
   Jul-17-14 Bronstein vs R Ortega, 1968
   Jul-17-14 Bronstein vs I Nei, 1962
   May-12-14 Spielmann vs Duras, 1905
   May-12-14 Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1994 (replies)
   Apr-23-14 S Chumfwa vs Y Wang, 2012
   Apr-21-14 Chigorin vs Schiffers, 1879 (replies)
   Apr-21-14 Spielmann vs Gruenfeld, 1922 (replies)
   Apr-21-14 Karpov vs Klovans, 1971
   Apr-21-14 Spielmann vs Reti, 1923
   Apr-18-14 Anand vs Karpov, 2003 (replies)
   Apr-17-14 Bronstein vs Simagin, 1947
   Apr-16-14 Kangugi Karanja
   Apr-10-14 S Chumfwa vs W Kobese, 2002
   Apr-10-14 B Amin vs Polgar, 2008
   Apr-10-14 B Amin vs R Gwaze, 2012 (replies)
   Apr-10-14 B Amin vs E Hansen, 2014
   Apr-10-14 G Jones vs A Adly, 2007
   Apr-09-14 Polugaevsky vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1958 (replies)
   Apr-07-14 Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1899 (replies)
   Apr-06-14 Tal vs H Skuja, 1965 (replies)
   Apr-06-14 Karpov vs Gulko, 1996 (replies)
   Apr-06-14 Kasparov vs Karpov, 2001 (replies)
   Apr-05-14 Kasparov vs K Georgiev, 2000 (replies)
   Apr-05-14 Kasparov vs Topalov, 1995 (replies)
   Apr-05-14 Kasparov vs Shirov, 1994 (replies)
   Apr-04-14 Kasparov vs Karpov, 2009 (replies)
   Apr-04-14 L S Eolian vs Kasparov, 1976 (replies)
   Apr-04-14 Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 (replies)
   Apr-03-14 O Thorsson vs Bronstein, 1996
   Mar-31-14 R G Wade vs Bronstein, 1954
   Mar-27-14 G Abrahams vs Bronstein, 1947
   Mar-22-14 Bronstein vs Keres, 1952 (replies)
   Mar-21-14 Bronstein vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1957 (replies)
   Mar-18-14 Bronstein vs B Ratner, 1939 (replies)
   Mar-18-14 Bronstein vs V S Zhidkov, 1972 (replies)
   Mar-18-14 Bronstein vs Sulypa, 1996
   Mar-15-14 Spassky vs Taimanov, 1956 (replies)
   Mar-15-14 Spassky vs J Marsalek, 1960
   Mar-15-14 Spassky vs B Gurgenidze, 1960
   Mar-15-14 Spassky vs B Vladimirov, 1961 (replies)
   Mar-14-14 Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 (replies)
   Mar-14-14 I Youssef vs A Shaw, 1987
   Mar-13-14 Spassky vs Karpov, 1982 (replies)
   Mar-11-14 Bronstein vs M20, 1963 (replies)
   Mar-11-14 Fischer vs D Minic, 1968 (replies)
   Mar-11-14 Y Lapshun vs Golubev, 1988 (replies)
   Mar-11-14 F Hefter vs Golubev, 1999
   Mar-11-14 V Khomyakov vs Golubev, 1992
   Mar-10-14 M Santo-Roman vs Sosonko, 1992
   Mar-08-14 Golubev vs Johan Verduyckt, 2003
   Mar-07-14 E Senador vs A Makinano, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-07-14 S Vlahovic vs Averbakh, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-06-14 Robson vs Bacrot, 2011
   Feb-27-14 Bronstein vs Tal, 1968 (replies)
   Feb-27-14 Rashid Nezhmetdinov (replies)
   Feb-25-14 Tal vs Bronstein, 1961
   Feb-23-14 Tal vs Dzindzichashvili, 1991
   Feb-23-14 Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1866
   Feb-22-14 Tal vs Koblents, 1957 (replies)
   Feb-22-14 Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 (replies)
   Feb-21-14 R Eames vs G Kjartansson, 2010
   Feb-18-14 Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 (replies)
   Feb-14-14 Philidor vs NN, 1749 (replies)
   Feb-13-14 Philidor vs NN, 1990 (replies)
   Feb-13-14 Vitacek vs Duras, 1900 (replies)
   Feb-13-14 Oldrich Duras (replies)
   Feb-12-14 Mikhail Chigorin (replies)
   Feb-11-14 Bronstein vs Keres, 1955 (replies)
   Feb-09-14 Nakamura vs S Muhammad, 2004 (replies)
   Feb-09-14 Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 (replies)
   Feb-09-14 Anand vs Nakamura, 2010
   Feb-09-14 Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2012
   Feb-08-14 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-08-14 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-07-14 Morozevich vs Carlsen, 2012 (replies)
   Dec-05-13 Chigorin vs G Marco, 1903 (replies)
   Nov-28-13 Chigorin vs Schiffers, 1880 (replies)
   Nov-23-13 Kotronias vs P Carlsson, 2007
   Nov-18-13 Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 (replies)
   Oct-30-13 Capablanca vs Botvinnik, 1935
   Oct-27-13 Tal vs V Akopian, 1992 (replies)
   Oct-21-13 Carlsen vs A Adly, 2006 (replies)
   Oct-20-13 Carlsen vs G Jones, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-20-13 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2012
   Oct-20-13 Nakamura vs Gelfand, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-20-13 Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-11-13 Chigorin vs M Judd, 1889
   Dec-22-10 Lasker vs L Molina Carranza, 1910 (replies)
   Oct-25-10 Tal vs Lengyel, 1971 (replies)
   Oct-22-10 J Houska vs T T Hoang, 2008
   Sep-30-10 Rubinstein vs Vidmar, 1918 (replies)
   Apr-30-10 Topalov vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
   Mar-24-10 Degraeve vs R Edouard, 2010 (replies)
   Mar-19-10 Chigorin vs N E Kalinsky, 1903 (replies)
   Mar-10-10 Charousek vs G Exner, 1896 (replies)
   Feb-03-10 Tiviakov vs Anand, 2010
   Dec-05-09 Chigorin vs Teichmann, 1903 (replies)
   Dec-02-09 Carlsen vs O Hole, 2005 (replies)
   Nov-24-09 I Rogers vs Nijboer, 1989
   Jun-15-09 Ashley vs S Polgar, 1992
   Jun-15-09 Ashley vs Weeramantry, 1991 (replies)
   May-19-09 A Muzychuk vs T Laesson, 2005
   May-14-09 J C Ibarra Jerez vs L D'Costa, 2009
   Mar-27-09 Sicilian, Alapin (B22) (replies)
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