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Member since Aug-19-05 · Last seen Apr-01-21
I am a hobbyplayer from Denmark (Copenhagen). In younger years I played quite a lot of chess, then let it go for many years, but a couple of years ago I rediscovered the many exciting aspects of chess. I use "greatdane" as alias, not because I'm a great chessplayer, but for the simple reason that I measure 2 m in height and am Danish. Favourite players: Judith Polgar, Garry Kasparov and of couse being a Dane Bent Larsen.
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   greatdane has kibitzed 30 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-31-10 H Steiner vs C Sensenig, 1945 (replies)
greatdane: [Elsinore] I agree entirely with your point. I think computer analysis have a lot to blame for making chess more predictable and boring, and generally I find older games like this much more entertaining. But there are exceptions even with modern games, in particular if you look ...
   Jan-26-08 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
greatdane: <Richard Taylor> <I feel chess - while addictive - is not good for anyone - it is such a (albeit fascinating) time waste and cause of stress and so anti social I don't encourage any young person I know, including my grandson, to play chess> Sorry to hear that and I'm ...
   Mar-14-07 Fischer vs Keres, 1962 (replies)
greatdane: Two minor observations: in move 27 White put his Queen on offer on c4 for Blacks Bishop on e6. However, giving in to that temptation would of course be disastrous for Black, since White would follow up with Rook e1-e8, mating Black. This pattern is repeated to moves later, since ...
   Jan-22-07 J J Hastings vs A P Law, 1994 (replies)
greatdane: Great Monday game, great pun. Out of 15 moves, 11 involves Knights. Never seen such massive Knight activity deciding a game never really begun. Amazing. Thanks to <The Backward Pawn> for giving the finish - didn't see it right away (only saw the game late night in my ...
   Dec-26-06 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
greatdane: <But (probably) the only christmas song that I enjoy is the "Little Drummer Boy". Especially this 'Animaniacs' version: ; Ohhh, that's a pity. One of the best things about Christmas for me is the many nice, sometimes beautiful songs. ...
   Dec-25-06 R Smirka vs Santasiere, 1924 (replies)
greatdane: No boring poitional, defensive play here. Both White and Black ready to attack from the outset to end of the game. Both playing lively, entertaining, action packed chess. And of course with the right end: Santa showing Rudolp who holds the reins! Thanks for making this an even ...
   Dec-24-06 H Clemenz vs F Eisenschmidt, 1862 (replies)
greatdane: Merry Christmas to Chessgames and it's users. And thanks for the wonderful GOTD. A really Knight Christmas present! <syracrophy> oh, how right you are. Unfortunately we live in a world where people often seem intent on doing their utmost to harm and even destroy each other ...
   Dec-11-06 Waserski vs Godes, 1975 (replies)
greatdane: Thanks especially to <syracrophy> for describing the possible variations from the situation at move 10. I could see that it was hopeless, since blacks position clearly points at a smothered mate, but I couldn't quite figure out how. I suppose that it is quite unsual that ...
   Nov-19-06 Dominguez Perez vs Ivanchuk, 2006 (replies)
greatdane: Could one call such a game "action chess"? Because action, suspense, fighting, it's all there. Beautiful, action-packed opening, middle game and end-game. With lots of exciting events during the game. Take move 22: double black rooks on the f-file, double white rooks on the ...
   Oct-31-06 W Adams vs H Lyman, 1946 (replies)
greatdane: <WannaBe:...You obviously never seen one of my games. They're real horror. :-)> I suppose that horror implies an element of surprise - suspense requires an element of the unexpected. So if some of your games are real horror that would mean that your playing in general is ...
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