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|May-11-12|| ||FSR: For a good laugh, see Stripunsky vs Onischuk, 2012 (0-1, 11).|
|May-11-12|| ||FSR: Who can forget Tarrasch vs Alapin, 1889? Another shorty (someone gave the same moves, but different players, below): A Schmitt vs Pribyl, 1990. I won this one as Black in a tournament game in 1977 against a 1722: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... OTOH, in 1974 I lost this game: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Nc3 Nxc3 5.dxc3 f6 6.0-0 Be7? 7.Nxe5! and here I decided to resign.|
|May-11-12|| ||Everett: <<SteinitzLives>: Im pretty sure that a hot and and poorly ventilated tournament hall may help players lose weight. As for actually burning calories, probably not likely, but just as misery inducing.>|
Temperature regulation is one of the most important, and calorie intensive, tasks our bodies manage.
|May-11-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Three rounds, and already our leaders are "Nak" and "Kamsky."|
|May-11-12|| ||lilfoohk: Oh boy Yasser!|
|May-11-12|| ||HeMateMe: Didn't Steintz say "I had lost as much as two stone (28 pounds) in matches"? Maybe that was one of those matches that last 6 weeks and, he was no Slimfast model, to begin with.|
|May-11-12|| ||Everett: I see most chess-players drinking some form of alcohol and eating pizza, chips, etc... after their games. Eating food after any stressful event is quite typical and comforting, and some people can easily go overboard.|
Also, late nights don't help... suppresses the parasympathetic system (tissue repair and maintenance, metabolic balancing, elimination, etc.)
|May-11-12|| ||Marmot PFL: Can it really be that there are no previous Kamsky vs Kaidanov games?|
|May-11-12|| ||Strongest Force: Everett, I was wondering if you have ever used The Total Gym and what your opinions are about it if you have.|
|May-11-12|| ||Shams: <Jason Frost> <Of course, like <FSR> said, men have a physiological advantage when it comes to athletics: on average bigger, 5-6 inches taller, ~10% less body fat, etc...>|
Thanks for the correction. I had heard the extra body fat was an advantage in the sport, offering extra buoyancy and warmth.
|May-11-12|| ||Illogic: After three rounds, the big favorites Namakura/Kamsky/Zatonskih/Krush have already reached the top.|
|May-11-12|| ||Everett: <Stongest Force> My experience is limited to a 15 year old version of it, but I can say the total gym allows for a great diversity of movement, and just this fact makes it a great tool. Its usage is really limited to the imagination. The fact that you can do quite a bit of balance work (kneeling, standing on the moving platform) is a great addition for skateboarders, surfers, and circus/street performers.|
A huge plus also is that it combines closed-chain and opened-chain exercises out of nearly everything, where nearly every other piece of equipment is opened-chain in practice (seated, arms or legs moving).
Of course, few things beat kettle-bells and club-bells, climbing trees and playing soccer/U-frisbee/etc. in the sun...
|May-11-12|| ||Strongest Force: Thx for the great info, <Everett>. I know nothing can beat the sun. I need much more sun.|
|May-11-12|| ||HeMateMe: < Shams > Were you being sarcastic?|
|May-11-12|| ||Everett: Yasser finally wins one, but it seems he made heavy weather of the ending. No matter; I am relieved for him...|
|May-11-12|| ||Blunderdome: Gata's chances took a hit today.|
|May-11-12|| ||parmetd: 10/24
|May-11-12|| ||Shams: <HeMateMe> Negative, Ghost Rider.|
|May-12-12|| ||PinnedPiece: After four rounds, the strong men Kaidanov and Nakamura have already reached the top.|
|May-12-12|| ||Strongest Force: We should get a lively game between the two leaders. I once called Josh Waizkin and guess who answered...it was the big GK himself. He was giving Josh lessons and I was able to get some free lessons via internet games by reminding him of phone call:)|
|May-12-12|| ||Everett: May-11-12
member <Strongest Force: Thx for the great info, <Everett>. I know nothing can beat the sun. I need much more sun.>
Happy To be of some help!
|May-12-12|| ||Strongest Force: Nice endgame win by Nak after some dubious late middle game moves.|
|May-12-12|| ||King Death: Today's round was one for some nice technique.|
|May-12-12|| ||Jason Frost: Naka seems to be in amazing form at the moment, now ahead of Karjakin again on the live list (~2780).|
|May-12-12|| ||zoren: <King Death: Today's round was one for some nice technique.>|
Yasser's "technique" was rather uninspiring. In his prime he probably would have saved almost all the endgames and mopped up with Stripunsky... oh well, at 1/5 now.
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