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  TheFocus: Congratulations <AJ> on your clear first place in the 2012 Louisiana Pro-Am.

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  HeMateMe: <1941>, A beautiful song by Harry Nillson, about growing up without a father. One of John Lennon's favorites, who, like his friend Harry, was abondoned by his own father.


Mar-13-12  Nemesistic: <TheFocus> At least be consistent and either like or dislike, mate!

<voratco> I think Jim is a potato man! (And just because you find my portrayal of tipsy amusing, i cannot stop you from re posting my original post wherever you go! ;) lol)

<L@#e M@*#er AJ>.. ELL.O.ELL ;)

Mar-13-12  I play the Fred: I've butted heads with AJ before, but I see no reason to reproach him for this. He ought to proud of winning a tournament, and he didn't announce his result with any sort of braggodoccio.

In this instance, the only worthwhile response is: <Congratulations!>

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  HeMateMe: I thought that article over at ChessBase, about the new dress code, was interesting. I think all of the top female players are reasonably conservative. They wear enough clothing, usually nice stuff. If its just jeans and a T-shirt, thats fine too. Its a chess game, not a job interview.

I think the problem that FIDE is addressing is the lower ranked female players. They know that Chessbase and other entities are taking pictures. What better way to get some attention, than wear a miniskirt, or a T-shirt made for a 13 year old girl, with a push up bra? Blame it on ChessBase. They take the photos, and the young women know who is going to be featured in a news story, after the top players are mentioned: The girls with the most provocative look.

Blame it on the Russian tennis players? My God. Some of them look like amazon hookers, 6-2, with high heels and spandex mini skirts. And, these girls are millionaries. Of course, many young women will follow this blue print for media attention.

Therefore--I don't think this dress code will bring any special attention to women's chess. The top players are already "in code."

However, ChessBase also mentions that "players must be free of body odor." Hmmm, this is a subjective criteria, yes? Perhaps some young college intern, working for FIDE during summer break, could take on the odious (odorous?) task of "smelling" each player, as they enter the playing area. B.O.--out you go. Who does this eliminate? Well, if some lad was out drinking till 4:00 am, got 5 hours sleep, in the playing hall at 10:00 am (you know who you are, ladies included), you might not smell so good, especially if you 1) didn't shower and 2) are still wearing yesterday's vodka/beer/Cosmo smelling clothes. I think you can DQ this bunch, and no one cares.

I'd take on this important job myself, except that I've taken a paid position at Kennedy Airport, searching for male and female underwear bombers.

Mar-14-12  shivasuri4: <tpstar>, in the first one, most would play Nxf6+ and Qe4 after the recapture, winning the a8 rook.I think Nc6 and then Nxe7+, followed by Nxf6+, is better, as it reduces Black's chances of a fightback.
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  brankat: <tpstar> There is a mistake in the first diagram. I think the <h1> square is probably occupied by White's Rook, not the King.

Puzzle #2. I'd say the solution is <1...Nc5>, and White will lose his Queen.

Mar-14-12  fischersecret: Dear all,
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Mar-14-12  SimonWebbsTiger: well, that's spamming if ever I saw it.

And what is Fischer's Secret? His line in Y-front underpants, replete with pictures of him modelling them - the pictures you <don't> want to see?

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  Penguincw: Quote of the Day

< "In a game with the Queen of England [Morphy] gallantly permitted Her Majesty to win, but with Napoleon III, he was less gallant." >

--- New Orleans Times-Democrat, 1884

What would happen if Morphy beat the queen? I see this a lot. A royal person comes and "challenges" a world-class player at a certain sport, and wins. I'm not sure if they get paid for this or what, but if it were the other way around, it's one-sided.

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  tpstar: <shivasuri4> Thank you very much for your feedback, and I'm glad I posted this before publishing it. During the game I thought 1. Nxf6+ gxf6 2. Qe4 only won the exchange after 2 ... f5 3. Qxa8 but now I see how that works as the Ne5 is no longer attacked. The game went 1. Nc6 Qe8 2. Nxe7+ Qxe7 3. Nxf6+ Qxf6 4. Qe4 and White won a Rook.

I used the short version after the exchanges as a puzzle for our elementary teaching program:

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<brankat> Right on both counts! =)

Mar-14-12  Wayne Proudlove: Junior Wells, "You Don't Love Me, Baby":
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  chancho: Gary's Gang - Knock Me Out
Mar-14-12  Wayne Proudlove: Solomon Burke, "Fast Train":
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  Travis Bickle: Freedom Rock - Frank Black
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  chancho: The impressions - Its alright
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  TheFocus: <Nemesistic> <TheFocus> <At least be consistent and either like or dislike, mate!>

If <AJ> or anyone else posts that they have won a tournament, I will congratulate them too.

If you will notice, <AJ> posted that he had won, but there was no "in your face" attitude about it. He didn't even post a link to the score-table, so I did.

I am also not a hypocrite. I am not going to say that I want peace, and then turn around spoiling for a fight.

<AJ> got humbled, the same as the rest of the CG7. Wasn't that enough? To me, he has changed his attitude. That's good enough for me.

I don't have to like him, but I don't have to bash him either.

Mar-14-12  Wayne Proudlove: DJ Nas D, "In A Land Of Funk":
Mar-14-12  SimonWebbsTiger: @<theFocus>

<I don't have to like him <[AJ]>, but I don't have to bash him either.>

Here, here.

Well done on winning that recent tourney, AJ. Just keep it to your page from now on, please?

And cg7? I think of this soundtrack; just remember, most of them died....

Mar-14-12  SimonWebbsTiger: ps. Is Col. Mort allowed in the cg7? He only appeared in the Clint films!
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  TheFocus: <Colonel Mortimer> is one of the CG7.
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  tpstar: Some easy puzzles from actual games:

1) Black to Play

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2) Black to Play

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3) Black to Play

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Hope I got the diagrams right. =)

Mar-14-12  I play the Fred: <SWT>, why is it inappropriate for AJ to share his news here, of all places? Everything, and/or nothing, is off-topic here.
Mar-14-12  SimonWebbsTiger: @<I Play the Fred>

oh, I guess it's OK for <LIFE i*iot> Aj Goldsby to w**k off here.

Problem is I, for one, look like your avatar: a rather annoyed James Tiberius Kirk!

Mar-14-12  Wayne Proudlove: "why is it inappropriate for AJ to share his news here, of all places? Everything, and/or nothing, is off-topic here."

I agree. Except being too profane 'cuz of the kiddies. Maybe A.J. was sitting at home thinking "I won but want people to know. What does it mean if more people don't know?!" I can identify.

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