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John Michael Burke
New Jersey, United States
Submitted by JMB2010 on November 18, 2012 at 6:16 AM.
I read a brief article on how the world youth tiebreaks work, and this is what I could see by my calculations:remember,these aren't final yet,so I'm not 100 percent positive
Under 8 Open-Christopher Shen wins bronze, with 8.5/11!
Under 12 Open-Samue...Read more »
posted in JMB2010's Blog
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Attackers I admire:Alexander Alekhine, Garry Kasparov, Mikhail Tal, Leonid Stein, Boris Spassky, David Bronstein, Mikhail Chigorin, David Janowsky, Adolf Anderssen, Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Efim Geller, Sally the Aardvark and many, many more!
Note-I don't accept friend requests from random people.
Update-It's amazing how many people don't notice the line above. Should I put it in my username or something (that would be quite a long username.)? Note it at the top of this page in bold letters in 100 pt. font? Suggestions would be appreciated.
Basically I have multiple personalities, and before I do anything I pull one out of a hat, and act like that for the next 5 seconds. I repeat until I run out of personalities.
I stumbled across this blog, thought this was beyond amazing: http://www.chess.com/blog/londonsystem22/power-of-pawns-study
I love the Grunfeld, the bishop pair, and wild mating attacks. Welcome to my life.
When I was about 2 years old, I met an aardvark named Sally who helped me learn and improve at chess. So, I have been playing chess and breeding aardvarks ever since then.
In at typical game of mine, I come out attacking unsoundly. Then, in time trouble, my opponent gets excited and starts hanging things. Then the result is either a win, draw, or loss!
If you look around at my content, most of my topics are polls, hurt/heals, and coverage of the World Youth, along with some annotated games. If you would like me to post something specific please drop me a note or send me a private message, both of which I'm always welcoming.
Success is 80% inspiration, 15% perspiration, and 10% attention to detail.
Welcome to the world of the aardvark breeder.
DISCLAIMER-Aardvarks cannot talk, nor can they play chess. And I do not breed aardvarks, because I think they might eat my hand.
This is my "immortal draw." Well, hardly immortal, but a nice fighting draw! :)
Two nice blitz games-
Hilarious Ivanchuk video :) Did the clock give him a shock?
I love this vid...
This is the funniest/absolute worst song of all time-
And to top it off an amazing live performance. :)
If you read this entire profile, looked at the games, and watched all the videos, you deserve a trophy! Just tell me you did and a trophy will be coming your way.
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