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|Mar-13-11|| ||Penguincw: Just give them some time.They're currently paying out and discarding tickets from the Chessbookie Game.|
|Mar-13-11|| ||Penguincw: The game is out:V Gashimov vs Carlsen, 2011|
|Mar-13-11|| ||soldal: Great videos. Carlsen and Grischuk going through their day 1 rapid games.|
|Mar-13-11|| ||Penguincw: I can't wait for tomorrow's mini-match against Aronian and Carlsen.They each have 3 1/2 in the combined section.|
|Mar-13-11|| ||kingfu: Daylight "savings" was originally intended to help farmers with harvest.|
Does it mean that we puny human meat puppets can make the sun stay up longer?
I have done a survey with many farmers. Does DST help you? Doodly squat they say.
Now it is being sold as an energy saver. MDS. That means More Doodly Squat.
OKOKOKOKOK. It's for the children so they do not have to go school in the dark.
CG, Sorry 'bout the flaming pile of goo. All those ones and zeros all over the place.
Do you have a digital broom?
|Mar-13-11|| ||soldal: Bush not only started two criminal wars, he also moved the start of the DST two weeks ahead of the Rest of the World to save some energy. Look at all the problems it created.|
|Mar-13-11|| ||kingfu: Let me understand. You equate the application of Daylight Savings Times with being a War Criminal.|
DST is a nuisance but is hardly a war crime.
Would you like diet black cherry or fresh mint for your kool aid?
|Mar-13-11|| ||HeMateMe: the incursion into Afghanistan was in response to a terrorist act in NYC that killed 3,000 people.|
|Mar-13-11|| ||kramputz: It was curse of Bobby Fischer on Japan
|Mar-13-11|| ||kramputz: DST has been here for over 50 years.
<soldal> you are really mental case.
|Mar-13-11|| ||soldal: "On Monday August 8, 2005 President Bush signed into law a broad energy bill that <extended Daylight Saving Time by four weeks beginning in 2007>. Since 1986 the United States had observed Daylight Saving Time from the first Sunday in April through the last Sunday in October. The provisions of the bill call for Daylight Saving Time to begin three weeks earlier on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November."|
|Mar-13-11|| ||soldal: Sorry, didn't notice it at first:
"New! Ten Mexico municipalities which border the United States have adopted daylight saving time schedules to be consistent with the United States. This will help faciliate trade and commerce between the two countries."
What about trade and commerce with the Rest of the World? What about the live chessgames at cg.com?
|Mar-13-11|| ||crazybird: What's this got to do with Amber?|
|Mar-13-11|| ||soldal: <chessgames.com: Daylight savings turned our broadcast software into a flaming pile of goo. We think we have it re-adjusted now. The rest of the blindfold round should take place at 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2011) then the action will resume here. Sorry for the confusion.>|
|Mar-14-11|| ||Sokrates: <Penguincw: I can't wait for tomorrow's mini-match against Aronian and Carlsen.> I concur. The games between those two may prove to be crucial for the outcome of the Amber. Although Magnus is doing great so far, I think he will have difficulties with Aronian, who IMO is the most dangerous opponent to Carlsen next to Anand. Aronian is just as much a fighter as Carlsen and he is very capable of dismantling attacks that aren't totally solid.|
|Mar-14-11|| ||siamesedream: <Magnus Carlsen`s Blog
Amber 2011, 2nd round
As mentioned before, my opponent today was Gashimov, one of four players with a perfect score after day 1. From a quiet opening as white in the blindfold , I gradually got an initiative, which eventually led to a pawn ending, where material was equal but I had the more active king. After he rightly decided to counterattack we ended up in a queen endgame by force, where I had an extra h-pawn. It was a tablebase draw, but by no means an easy one, and after he made a critical mistake on move 74, I managed to queen my pawn and win the game. In the rapid I thought I had gotten a pleasant position from the opening, but with with energetic play he managed to keep a tiny edge into the endgame. However, then I found a very good plan with a rook transfer from h8 to c6. He then started to drift a bit, and I gained a clear initiative on the queenside. Running short of time he could not find the best defense in an increasingly sharp position, and had to resign on move 49 as my connected passed pawns were queening. Overall a very good day. I am pleased both with the quality of my play, and obviously the result. As a result of my 2-0 win I moved into the lead, which I share with Grischuk, and Aronian, who is also my opponent tomorrow. I obviously would not mind a repeat of last years result, when I beat him 2-0 :) Magnus Carlsen, Monaco 13.03.2011
|Mar-14-11|| ||chrisowen: <siamesedream> chronicle One for the road anys heed Giri gums lock to clock in short measure? |
Barrels go merry dance nice array MC anti Sveshnikov with e5 or c6 around chameleon cat QG?
In sap hire done Nakamura grasp it shutter!
Wander dictum snap in la cost pools on a lad like Giri neo new can spark renewed dutch interest!
|Mar-14-11|| ||drik: <HeMateMe: the incursion into Afghanistan was in response to a terrorist act in NYC that killed 3,000 people>|
How many innocent Afghans died in that 'response'? I notice how nobody counts their bodies. There are no 'incursions' into Columbia to stop the 2000 cocaine deaths that occur in the US every year. I guess Bush had a soft spot for cocaine.
|Mar-14-11|| ||turbo231: Why do I feel as though I'm on the Kenneth Rogoff page?|
|Mar-14-11|| ||stst: Fun to have the duel - Kram v Top,
& Kram got it - will have more detail tonite (after work!)
|Mar-14-11|| ||turbo231: I've haven't looked at it yet but I hope today's puzzle is "very easy" for a change.|
|Mar-14-11|| ||Penguincw: < turbo231: Why do I feel as though I'm on the Kenneth Rogoff page? >|
Maybe because you've kibitzed a lot recently on the Kenneth Rogoff.
|Mar-14-11|| ||Penguincw: Nakamura has a bad bishop.
Carlsen is up two pawns.
All the minor pieces are exchange in Giri-Gashimov.Gashimov building a pin against Giri's queen.
|Mar-14-11|| ||Penguincw: Aronian should play 25.e4 to expand in the center.|
|Mar-14-11|| ||tpstar: Nakamura is trying very hard to confuse Ivanchuk, and it may well work.|
Carlsen preparing to convert another endgame.
Gashimov has the upper hand in the RP endgame and should win.
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