• 3 months ago


    Thanks for the info on Stein.

  • 4 months ago


    Actually I prefer black most times. I find openings as white amazingly difficult. Guess thats why Im a sub 1600 player here

  • 19 months ago


    people should understand that saying the guy wasn't very well prepared in the opening doesn't mean what you think it means. I'm sure IM Stein knew much more than any of us below 2200 untitled players. don't know about you guys but I know I am really badly prepared when it comes to the opening.

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks Roman, very nice comments and lovely stories.

  • 3 years ago


    2 amazing games with superb analysis! Cool

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks for games

  • 3 years ago


    I ve been waiting for this one for a while, awesome!

  • 3 years ago


    it was awsome!!

  • 3 years ago


    Nice :)

  • 3 years ago


    I can only play after a drink, actually two.  I'm too intimidated by the thought of playing when I'm absolutely sober.

    Loved the end stories.

  • 3 years ago


    Roman is the best.

  • 3 years ago


    Leonid Stein is 'unknown' only to people who know nothing about Chess history. In the 1960's he won 3 Soviet Championships in 5 years and numerous strong international events. He was prevented from advancing in the candidates cycle 3 times by the stupid rule that allowed only 3 players from one nation to qualify. He had winning records against Tal, Spassky and Keres and equal scores against Botvinnik, Petrosian and Smyslov. How many 'unknown' players could do that? He was still at about his peak when he died at the tragically early age of 38, maybe thats why he isn't as well known as he should be in the west, he's a legendary figure in the old Soviet territories!

  • 3 years ago


    Yes, indeed terrific chess and an interesting storry. thanks for sharing them with us.

  • 3 years ago


    I especially like the play in the Catalan, beautiful!  Thanks for the games and the great stories.

  • 3 years ago


    Beautiful positional play! Raise a toast to Leonid Stein!

  • 3 years ago


    Drinking buddies? That is one of the funniest things that I have ever heard! Laughing

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