pfren abandoned us

chesschainmaster

  IM pfren hasen't been online for the past 9 days. Same thing betfore Christmas, don't come online hardly anymore. Great lose for us. Pfren was a regular contributor in the opening forum, and called out nonsense from the likes such as aww rats(coach-bill, RIP I guess). Pfren knew the difference between good and bad moves, and knew colorado gambit was rubbish. I hope pfren will come back soon, I need a good coach

Optimissed
chesschainmaster wrote:

  IM pfren hasen't been online for the past 9 days. Same thing betfore Christmas, don't come online hardly anymore. Great lose for us. Pfren was a regular contributor in the opening forum, and called out nonsense from the likes such as aww rats(coach-bill, RIP I guess). Pfren knew the difference between good and bad moves, and knew colorado gambit was rubbish. I hope pfren will come back soon, I need a good coach

He was a good coach for weaker players but there were negatives regarding his interaction with people who challenged his beliefs regarding chess. By calling out nonsense, I think you mean being rude to people who disagreed with some of his ideas.

Optimissed

There is also a disease which is taking many lives. We all hope that Pfren's absence is not related to that and that he continues to be well and healthy. I've been through the "long Covid" and I know that even if there's no immediate threat to life, it leaves people feeling weak and exhausted for months. People do what they must do to survive.

 

Problem5826

Masters aren't really appreciated enough.

There were quite a lot of topics where masters were being contradicted (that's putting it lightly) by players with a rating of 1000, and then accused of "elitism" when they simply tried to tell anyone better a few months back. That's a massive faux-pas in other games that I play.

chesschainmaster

@optimissed Pfren coached players who became titled, even some GM's. I I wouldn't say they are weak. He is a certified FIDE trainer and an IM. He called out nonsense when he seen it and told the truth. And u?

TerminatorC800

Yeah, he had a lot of interesting things to say. I remember him calling several player’s BS (subjective, I know). His opening comments were always appreciated.

1e4c6_O-1

@pfren

Colin20G

Pfren last log in is 5 days ago. Seems he doesn't want to post on forums anymore. I'm a big big gambit fan (openings he absolutely hates) yet I always lurked at his comments because I found them hilarious, but also to be aware of the worst that can happen with my openings, in chess  you can afford to be aggressive (he was always promoting the most dullest openings imaginable, queen gambits, things like that) but not delusional.

 

Let us be honest: he is a highly skilled correspondence/centaur player (see recent achievement), means his advice regarding openings has a lot of value.  But fast live chess starting to look like quicker correspondence chess where barely 3 or 4 openings are still playable is not a very pleasant view ...

Vincidroid

Other than Pushwood, Pfren is the only unconventional titled player I have seen who is/was active on the forums and participated in its madness. I enjoyed his roasts and rude attacks to people over the most trivial errors and the narcissistic attitude. Interesting character. Ironically, for some reason, very likable and entertaining.

 

However, people have lives too. Unlike all the lifeless trolls, a person can take a break for a while. Maybe something serious is going on in his life that he needs to take care of. It doesn’t mean he abandoned the place.

Optimissed
Problem5826 wrote:

Masters aren't really appreciated enough.

There were quite a lot of topics where masters were being contradicted (that's putting it lightly) by players with a rating of 1000, and then accused of "elitism" when they simply tried to tell anyone better a few months back. That's a massive faux-pas in other games that I play.

You can appreciate them but it's a bit of a joke if they aren't allowed to be contradicted. They often disagree among themselves, so what's the difference?

1e4c6_O-1
Vincidroid wrote:

Other than Pushwood, Pfren is the only unconventional titled player I have seen who is/was active on the forums and participated in its madness. I enjoyed his roasts and rude attacks to people over the most trivial errors and the narcissistic attitude. Interesting character. Ironically, for some reason, very likable and entertaining.

 

However, people have lives too. Unlike all the lifeless trolls, a person can take a break for a while. Maybe something serious is going on in his life that he needs to take care of. It doesn’t mean he abandoned the place.

Who is Pushwood?

Optimissed

Ghost of

Preusseagro
chesschainmaster hat geschrieben:

  IM pfren hasen't been online for the past 9 days. Same thing betfore Christmas, don't come online hardly anymore. Great lose for us. Pfren was a regular contributor in the opening forum, and called out nonsense from the likes such as aww rats(coach-bill, RIP I guess). Pfren knew the difference between good and bad moves, and knew colorado gambit was rubbish. I hope pfren will come back soon, I need a good coach

Nah there are may good coaches out there so if he does not want to write or pllay anyore it is not a great lose for chess.com. 

And he was simply atacking people who have other opinions for chess. Heck i even call some of his ideas or quotes bs

Optimissed

Yes, he was.

Rat1960

It is a two way street. Games with "faults" between stronger players make for good threads.

Soniasthetics

That guys the only one i know that acts like he's on his period 24/7

 

Vincidroid
Soniasthetics wrote:

That guys the only one i know that acts like he's on his period 24/7

 

LOL