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|Jan-31-12|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "After we have paid our dutiful respects to such frigid virtues as calculation, foresight, self-control and the like, we always come back to the thought that speculative attack is the lifeblood of chess." >
--- Fred Reinfeld
|Jan-31-12|| ||Travis Bickle: Here's an interesting clip from 60 Minutes on Martin Scorsese.|
|Jan-31-12|| ||Travis Bickle: <Penguincw: Quote of the Da< "After we have paid our dutiful respects to such frigid virtues as calculation, foresight, self-control and the like, we always come back to the thought that speculative attack is the lifeblood of chess." > |
--- Fred Reinfeld> And may I add intuition. ; P
Wiki - Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason. "The word 'intuition' comes from the Latin word 'intueri', which is often roughly translated as meaning 'to look inside'’ or 'to contemplate'." Intuition provides us with beliefs that we cannot necessarily justify. For this reason, it has been the subject of study in psychology, as well as a topic of interest in the supernatural. The "right brain" is popularly associated with intuitive processes such as aesthetic abilities. Some scientists have contended that intuition is associated with innovation in scientific discovery. Intuition is also a common subject of New Age writings.
|Jan-31-12|| ||WannaBe: <<<ATTENTION PLEASE>>> |
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|Jan-31-12|| ||Whitehat1963: Does anyone know who are the five or 10 youngest players to make it into the world's top 10 and stay there for at least three years?|
I'm GUESSING these are likely among them:
|Jan-31-12|| ||Whitehat1963: Oh, and how could I forget:
|Jan-31-12|| ||technical draw: In the years I've been here I've posted a lot of music links. Mostly classical and jazz. Now for the first time here is also a classic:|
|Jan-31-12|| ||technical draw: Also lest we forget:
|Jan-31-12|| ||frogbert: polgar? she hasn't even been top 10 for 3 years straight for her entire career.|
topalov was 26 years old when his first 3 year top 10 run started, so i'm not entirely convinced about him. leko was 22, nearly 23.
carlsen was 17, anand 21.
|Jan-31-12|| ||Shams: <td> So that's what that piece of music is called. Any idea what the connection is between that and the newspaper?|
|Jan-31-12|| ||Whitehat1963: So, then, <frogbert>, can you list them? Where are you getting this info? And, I wonder if Capablanca could be added to the list starting around age 21 or 22.|
|Jan-31-12|| ||technical draw: <Shams>< Any idea what the connection is between that and the newspaper?>|
I don't know. Something to do with some flag I think.
|Jan-31-12|| ||Deus Ex Alekhina: Monday nite, NBC was supposed to show a new episode of Fear Factor, entitled "Hee Haw, Hee Haw", but the episode was pulled and a repeat of a previous show was aired instead. According to TMZ and other sources, the yanked show had contestants drinking donkey semen and donkey urine. ("Yanked" is the operative word here.)|
|Jan-31-12|| ||TheFocus: <Shams> <td> <So that's what that piece of music is called. Any idea what the connection is between that and the newspaper?>|
In 1889 owners of The Washington Post newspaper requested that John Philip Sousa, the leader of the United States Marine Corps Band, compose a march for the newspaper's essay contest awards ceremony. Sousa obliged; "The Washington Post March" was introduced at the ceremony on June 15, 1889, and it became quite popular. It led to a British journalist dubbing Sousa "The March King." Sousa is honored in The Washington Post building for his contribution to the newspaper and his country.
|Jan-31-12|| ||Shams: <TheFocus> Thank you. Imagine, a newspaper commissioning a piece of music for a student essay contest! |
I wonder if history records the winning essay.
|Jan-31-12|| ||technical draw: Oh you meant The Washington Post march. I thought you were talking about The Stars and Stripes Forever.|
|Jan-31-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Clapton, "Cocaine" live Bremen 1983:
|Jan-31-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Social Distortion, "Born To Lose":
|Jan-31-12|| ||frogbert: whitehat1963, prior to fide's rating system we don't have anything official, but i guess you could get acceptable information by using chessmetrics for most stars prior to kasparov. this is probably a decent starting point: http://chessmetrics.com/cm/CM2/Peak... (when you select a specific player, i think "ratings only" is the most useful radio-button for your purpose, as it lists rank and age in addition to rating.)|
for fide, i think the following site is useful, with top 100 stats from 1971 until (currently) november 2011: http://www.schachchronik.de/ratings...
btw, karpov was also top 10 from he was 21, see http://www.schachchronik.de/ratings... - while ivanchuk was top 10 in 3+ years from he was 19, see http://www.schachchronik.de/ratings...
note that you will get different results for several players depending on whether you use chessmetrics or fide ratings/ranks. for instance chessmetrics has topalov as ranked top 10 from age 20y8m to age 24y4m. however, chessmetrics data are severly lacking in completeness for most "modern" players - not necessarily so much for the games of the biggest stars, but for dozens or hundreds of their opponents in early years.
|Jan-31-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Kenny Neal, "Things Got To Get Better":
|Jan-31-12|| ||HeMateMe: Say goodbye to pink slime:
I feel healthier already!
|Feb-01-12|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "Man has within a single generation found himself sharing the world with a strange new species: the computers and computer-like machines. Neither history, nor philosophy, nor common sense will tell us how these machines will affect us, for they do not do "work" as did machines of the Industrial Revolution." >
--- Marvin Minsky
|Feb-01-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Beck, "Nicotine & Gravy":
|Feb-01-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Suede, "My Insatiable One":
|Feb-01-12|| ||tpstar: WIKIPEDIA PROJECT UPDATE |
"ChessGames.com is a large chess community on the Internet, with over 156,000 members. The site maintains a large database of historical chess games where every game has a distinct message board for comments and analysis. Basic membership is free and the site is open to players at all levels of ability. ChessGames.com is a non-playing site where members discuss chess and analyze positions without playing chess real-time, except for team contests and consultation challenges. The site's membership have also competed as "The World" against Grandmasters. The site features allow study of openings, endgames and sacrifices, including the specific opening repertoire of every Grandmaster in the database."
Our Wikipedia project from 2007 is due for an overhaul and an update. Please review the actual entry from the link above, then post any suggestions or improvements in my chessforum. Let's work on this over the next two weeks, setting February 14 as a deadline.
We will need a Wikipedia editor to upload our refinements, and the first priority is to restore Dr. Howard Sandler's "Brave New World: Human Intuition and Computer-Assisted Chess" reference from the August 2011 "Chess Life" and no I don't know where it went.
Don't mind the "additional citations" box at the top - it has been there for eight months.
Thanks everybody. =)
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