Farnik, Kym   (AUS)       [FICGS member # 222]



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Kym Farnik


Best ever OTB was a draw against GM Eduard Gufeld.


Kym Farnik has currently 7 running correspondence chess game(s), won 163, lost 23 and drawn 157 other games against an average elo of 1957, does not play advanced chess (fast time controls), does not play big chess, does not play Go (wei-ch'i, baduk), and does not play poker, finally Kym finished a total of 343 games and is still playing a total of 7 games.



Correspondence chess statistics :

vs. Aniruddha Duttagupta (2072) :   59%   (16 games, 3 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Ilmars Cirulis (2202) :   41%   (12 games, 0 wins, 2 losses)
vs. Dirceu Cleto Junior (2109) :   58%   (12 games, 3 wins, 1 losses)
vs. Ewald Gossmann (1946) :   66%   (9 games, 3 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Fred de la Foret (1841) :   77%   (9 games, 5 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Dieter Faust (1996) :   88%   (9 games, 7 wins, 0 losses)
vs. James Romig (1921) :   50%   (8 games, 0 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Daniel Jabot (2137) :   31%   (8 games, 0 wins, 3 losses)
vs. Remo Pareschi (1918) :   68%   (8 games, 4 wins, 1 losses)
vs. Yuriy Perikov (2123) :   50%   (7 games, 1 wins, 1 losses)


Kym Farnik



Kym's favorite game is : Chess

Style of play : Positional

Uses engines : As allowed

Favorite chess opening : Sicilian, Grunfeld, Reti

Favorite chess player : Kasperov

Languages spoken : English

City : Adelaide, Australia




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Last messages by Kym Farnik in the forum :


Advice for correspondence chess players    (2019-02-16 03:15:40)

Looking at more than the 'best' move can find a better (strategic) move.

I.e. better end game chances etc. (...)


Remo Pareschi ?    (2019-02-16 03:14:03)

Remo Pareschi is another member gone quiet.

I have had some good games with him.

Anyone know anything? (...)


James Romig    (2019-01-26 14:15:05)

On another forum I had to chase a missing well known and respected member.

Sadly, he had passed away. It is not easy but this is (...)


New style? Please revert    (2018-04-06 16:42:18)

Found the problem. I'm using Firefox 60beta.
Chrome works ok.
Somehow the device detection is not working with Firefox Beta. (...)


New style? Please revert    (2018-04-06 16:36:42)

No. The old 'My Games' used to show both my time remaining and my opponents.
Now it looks like the App version.
My Tournaments h (...)


New style? Please revert    (2018-04-06 00:52:07)

The new desktop style is not so usable. Please revert to previous style.

Thanks, Kym (...)


Poll: renaming the Queen as Dragon    (2018-04-04 11:37:11)

D = Damen is German PGN - so maybe it is not so foolish?
Ditto N = S Springer (...)


FICGS Android APP beta version    (2018-02-16 10:07:33)

I used the app for moves today. Simple and easy! (...)


Stockfish 9 released    (2018-02-16 09:21:20)

FYI Development builds now have dynamic contempt.

Author: Stefano Cardanobile
Date: Fri Feb 9 19:07:19 2018 +0100 <b (...)


Laws of Chess - new version    (2018-01-24 12:39:21)

https://www.fide.com/component/handbook/?id=208&view=article

FIDE have news rulz effective 1/1/208.

(...)