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|Jan-23-12|| ||lamont: ...
That Bxh2 <WAS> [sic]
a patzer <blunder>
as ascertained by <acirce>
& yr/ riposte:
<Which is why it probably wasnt.>
GM Dr.Anthony Saidy clearly points out
in the 2011 Fischer HBO special:
"Fischer saw 7 moves ahead,
but unfortunately he didnt see 8."
--board graphics are then displayed to
illustrate Dr. Saidy's analysis,
that the flaw in Fischer's move did indeed lay
some 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-ply deep !!
...Not ezzzackly Patzerland.
yr/ informed hunch, versus
--was wisely correct:
it was NOT [sic] a patzer move.
On the other hand...
Match game13 move69 patzer
Match game14 move27 patzer
Who can pin the tail...??
|Jan-23-12|| ||lamont: <talisman> ~
Vot in the woirld iz IN
the water at Dripping Springs [sic!!]
that makes you go all high-burst
into CAPITALS !!??
Better hope the Gummint dont start
testing what IS a-dripping thar in TX.
& if MittRickNewtRon get their way...
aint gonna be a testing test-tube left.
|Feb-20-12|| ||JustAFish: lamont, I've always enjoyed your posts. Their syntactic originality reminds me of the poetry of e. e. cummings.|
|Apr-02-12|| ||talisman: <lamont> sorry i missed your post. love it here. they did a documentary in Baton Rouge comparing Austin and Baton Rouge starting in 1962. same population, both state capitals, both state universities, Austin blossomed and sadly Baton Rouge is really gone and never coming back. it's sad because i really loved my hometown. up here it's like turning back the clock 60 years.|
|Apr-04-12|| ||JohnDahl: <they did a documentary in Baton Rouge comparing Austin and Baton Rouge starting in 1962. same population, both state capitals, both state universities, Austin blossomed and sadly Baton Rouge is really gone and never coming back.>|
Latest (2010) census information (courtesy of Wikipedia, so it must be correct):
Baton Rouge: 50% African-American
Austin: 8% African-American
|Apr-04-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Talisman:
But, but, but...LSU was national champion!! UTexas is nowhere. What else can matter?
|Apr-06-12|| ||King Death: < JohnDahl: <they did a documentary in Baton Rouge comparing Austin and Baton Rouge starting in 1962. same population, both state capitals, both state universities, Austin blossomed and sadly Baton Rouge is really gone and never coming back.>
Latest (2010) census information (courtesy of Wikipedia, so it must be correct):|
Baton Rouge: 50% African-American
Austin: 8% African-American>
And what does this have to do with anything? Are you implying that because Baton Rouge is half black that it's going down the tubes? This kind of racist crap doesn't belong and I bet that if you went to Louisiana, you'd cower like a &^@!> if you had to face some of these people that you scorn.
|Apr-06-12|| ||JohnDahl: <Only one modern nation has had greater racial segregation than exists today in many American cities.|
That nation was South Africa in the years before the end of apartheid, says Douglas Massey, a professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University.
Dr. Massey, who is scheduled to present a free public lecture at the University of Pittsburgh at noon tomorrow, said composite measurements of geographic segregation on a zero-to-100 scale show that South Africa in 1991 measured in the low 90s, while many American cities today rank in the high 70s to low 80s.
The figures show that racial segregation is "still very much with us," he said. "In large metropolitan areas with large black populations, we still observe these large segregation patterns.
In general, he said, racial segregation in the United States has been stronger in the North than the South.
That happened partly because Northern cities substituted racially based housing codes for the Jim Crow laws that made blacks second-class citizens in the South, he said.
Many Northern cities had laws that restricted blacks to certain neighborhoods until the Supreme Court outlawed those ordinances in 1917.
For several decades after that, the real estate industry steered whites and blacks to different neighborhoods.
Today, those discriminatory policies have largely been abolished, Dr. Massey said, and housing handled by real estate professionals is actually less segregated than housing handled by amateurs, such as individual landlords.
Those who say that racial segregation in America is largely the result of income differences are wrong, he said.
Statistics show that the most affluent African-Americans are nearly as segregated from whites as lower-income African-Americans are, and surveys show that up to 20 percent of whites say their ideal neighborhood would contain no black residents.>
Read more: http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/0631...
Perhaps the admins will rule that the Fischer-Spassky page isn't a suitable venue to discuss American history.
|Apr-06-12|| ||Joshka: <rapidcitychess> He was asked during one of his radio interviews (sorry do not recall which one) and he stated he was just trying to go for a win instead of a draw, basically.|
|Apr-06-12|| ||Jim Bartle: King Death: "And what does this have to do with anything?"|
Better get used to it, KD.
|Apr-14-12|| ||AVRO38: <Yes, Steinitz was an American champion. Even legally changed his name to William. I was quoting <Riverbeast> from Jan-18-08 who claimed Fischer was the only American WC.>|
Steinitz was the champion who became an American, not an American who became the champion.
Steinitz became champion in 1886 but he became a U.S. citizen in 1888.
Besides, anyone who thinks Morphy was not the Champion of the World simply because he didn't sign a contract to that effect, is smoking crack!
|Apr-23-12|| ||TheTamale: <AVRO38: Besides, anyone who thinks Morphy was not the Champion of the World simply because he didn't sign a contract to that effect, is smoking crack!>|
Incorrect. I am smoking crack, but I do not think that.
Oh wait, I'm assuming the converse of a true conditional statement is also true, which is not a logically supported assumption.
I apologize, you may be right. Carry on!
|Apr-23-12|| ||Petrosianic: Oh wait, I'm assuming the converse of a true conditional statement is also true, which is not a logically supported assumption.|
In simpler terms, this is known as The Fallacy of False Conversion. One of the mistakes youre making here is trying to convert an A statement.
But the larger mistake is arguing with Avro. He's just BSing you, conflating "world champion" with "best player in the world", and hoping to find a sucker to argue with. It sounds like you see the trick already. He does too, but you'll never get him to admit it.
|Jul-12-12|| ||Kinan: Nice interview with Averbakh about this match:
|Aug-15-12|| ||Cemoblanca: CLASH OF THE TITANS, BBC 1999
|Aug-15-12|| ||Cemoblanca: 36:25 - 37:20
Mr. Spassky was a true gentlemen & a very fine human being. I feel still so sorry for him. This part was very touching. I can only agree that: "C'est la vies" Mr. Spassky. Life goes on. All the best for you & yours! :0)
|Nov-17-12|| ||BobbyDigital80: Does anyone know if there's footage that exists from the 1972 World Championship match? I don't mean a few short clips that are sometimes shown in documentaries about Fischer. I mean the entire film footage or closed-circuit TV footage of the match (or at least a large portion of it). It must exist somewhere. Otherwise, how did anyone get a hold of the few brief clips we see in chess documentaries?|
|Feb-26-13|| ||tzar: Does anybody know why Fischer's elo dropped from 2785 to 2780 when he retired?. Did he lose points in his match with Spassky????????!!!|
|Feb-26-13|| ||TheFocus: <Did he lose points in his match with Spassky????????!!!>|
Yes, he did.
|Feb-26-13|| ||Eyal: <Did he lose points in his match with Spassky????????!!!>|
Yes, he did – because the rating difference between them was huge, 2785-2660; and bear in mind that Fischer's loss by forfeit in game 2 wasn't even rated. The Elo "prediction" for a 2785 player is to score 13.4/20 against a 2660 player, and Fischer scored 12.5 (in practical terms, the "expected" result would mean Fischer winning the match a game sooner). Actually, according to the FIDE rating calculator he should have lost 9 points, which presumably means 10 points back then since they were rounding to the nearest five Elo points, so I’m not even sure why it was only 5.
|Feb-27-13|| ||tzar: Wow, thanks. "Mr. Elo" has very little respect for historic victories!|
|Feb-27-13|| ||RookFile: Well, he treated every game and match the same. I think that's fair and reasonable.|
|Feb-27-13|| ||tzar: just joking, the method is quite good. It seems fair to have this "double system" in chess. In the one hand the glory of great victories and titles and in the other a systematic accurate rating.|
|Feb-27-13|| ||RookFile: In the end, people care about who is champ. Everything else is line noise.|
|Feb-28-13|| ||tzar: I am not so sure about that nowadays. It doesn't seem that Anand gets much glory out of his title, just visit Carlsen's page.|
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