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Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 01:56:41


Gundisalvus 
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In real life, I'm a professional musician. After giving this a lot of thought, I decided to connect my Facebook account with a Warlight account, because I greatly enjoy networking online (socially, no pun intended) and one day, who knows? Something might come from it. I'm not expecting anything to happen, but you never know.

As for Kasparov ....

This account will continue to be active in the LEA, but I'm retiring it from competitive playing after the 32-person bracket hosted by The Warlight Master. I'm not yet sure whether I'll put my new account into a clan, but it is definitely possible. I love taking part in the Warlight community, and clans are no exception!

Anyway, here I am! http://warlight.net/Profile?p=1834421712
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 02:04:24


professor dead piggy 
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8/10
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 02:05:53


The National Socialist
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Sharing the profile publicly? Brave move kasp....
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 02:09:08


Legacy 
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Thanks, Lawlz!
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 02:43:46

Pulsey
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On looks I give 8/10 too :)

Lawlz gets 2/10 :P
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 03:01:48


Legacy 
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An 8/10, eh? I'll accept that, I suppose ;)
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 03:14:47


The National Socialist
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Pulsey, you can't deny how sexy I am... Just look at that manly pose.

10/10 would tap
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 04:29:41


Jefferspin 
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Love the side boob
#horny
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 04:49:33


The National Socialist
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Jefferspin, you can hit me up anytime ;)
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 08:47:37


Master Potato
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Kasp, the first status on your FB is about potato bread :O
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 13:54:55


Gundisalvus 
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Oh yeah, forgot about that one o_O
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 15:03:25


Green 
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Is this wrong? Am I a stalker now?
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 16:06:21


Gundisalvus 
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Yes, that's me!
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 19:02:13


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putting a photo of yourself online is about as brave as leaving the house without a bag over your head. bragging about your talents online is ...
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 19:08:19


Master Adrianokx
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I hoped you was the best chess player of the world :) ahahahaha
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 19:08:44


Legacy 
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My apologies if I've come across as bragging! My intention here is to simply let this community know who I am and what I do for a living. There's always an offhand chance (no matter how small) that someone I know here could become a professional contact back in reality. I'm not expecting it to happen, but such is the way of networking: you introduce yourself, share who you are and make friends, and that might open up new opportunities later. :)

@ Master Adrianokx, sorry to disapooint! I often hope that if the real Kasparov were to know of how I use his name here, he would approve.

Edited 7/18/2014 19:09:46
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 19:23:16


ChrisCMU 
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FYI, Noobschool is a music teacher. I thought I knew someone else on here in music too.
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 19:26:37


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Yes, I am sure Kasparov would be very satisfied with some random fanboy taking his name in a strategy game. He would find your representation of him much better than his own and would fully approve.
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 19:29:52


x 
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well good luck max.
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 19:30:24


Gundisalvus 
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Well, when you put it like that . . . of course he would! I'm sure he'd also love to see that I've put up a photo of Magnus Carlsen as my profile picture.
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 19:50:22


Master Adrianokx
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Carlsen is the best player of the world now, but is more positional and... I definitly prefer the style of Kasparov, more aggressive and spectacular!

And he's also a good writer. I have read with pleasure Kasparov's books :)
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 19:54:51


Gundisalvus 
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I love Kasparov's playing style, too! Carlsen simply outplays everyone else, but in his era, Kasparov did the same... with many more aggressive games. I think they both have done a lot to expand the chess-playing community, and I hope they continue, though I'm not sure how honest the FIDE elections have been this time around. It sounds like it's been a real mess for both sides.

Carlsen v. Anand, 2014 is going to be intense!
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 20:03:08


Master Adrianokx
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Yeah, it will be very interessing!

I like also Kasparov's innovation, for example in the Miesis variation of the scotch game or just in the Evans Gambit :) Always aggressive, beautiful!
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 20:15:03


Gundisalvus 
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I love studying his games. As for my own playing, I tend to err on the aggressive side but I'm definitely not a professional player.

One of my finer moments on the board was this:

G90 tournament, 2013 ish
Unknown v. Witherell:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Na5 6. Bb5+ c6 7. dxc6
bxc6 8. Ba4 Nd5 9. O-O?? Qxg5 10. c4 Nf4 11. Qf3 Bh3! 12. Bxc6+ Nxc6 13. Qxc6+
Ke7 14. Qxa8 Bxg2 15. Qxa7+ Bb7# 0-1
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 20:24:35


[REGL] Pooh 
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You like buzz lightyear? So does my 5 year old son.
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 20:35:04


Gundisalvus 
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Yep! He's one of those Disney characters that start off as a somewhat arrogant nutcase, but eventually grows into a hero. Watching him develop as a person (and discover, and then re-discover, reality) is one of the things that keeps me coming back to the Toy Story series.
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 20:57:27


Master Adrianokx
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How many ELO do you have? :)
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 21:00:13


Gundisalvus 
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I was about 1450, 1500 USCF my senior year of high school, though I've beaten my fair share of 1800s. I haven't had time to play in chess tournaments in college, but I do some blitz on chess.com and I'm usually rated around 1600 there. What about you?
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 21:09:04


Master Adrianokx
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I played just 13 games (2 tournaments) rated and so I started with an elo rating of 1858 :) http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=1332805
Hey, everyone!: 7/18/2014 21:28:58


Gundisalvus 
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You're from Switzerland? Cool! I've been there a few times to visit a good friend of my family, and I loved it.
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