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|Jun-16-12|| ||The Big Lebowski: The Beatles - Sun King
|Jun-16-12|| ||Phony Benoni: Want to improve at chess? You've got to get your brain straight! The <Geneva NY Gazette> of August 4, 1893 explains everything:|
<"The most wonderful deformity in the human brain that has ever been noted by the scientists and made a matter of record was that of the phenomenal chess player, Richard Rockwoode. Rockwoode could play 12 games of chess simultaneously, but no more, not even being able to begin on the thirteenth.
"After death his brain was carefully examined by skilled anatomists, who found in the region known to phrenologists as 'locality' that the molecules of that portion of the brain had actually arranged themselves into a combination of squares resembling a chessboard, and that each of these squares had certain marks upon it, supposed to represent the final positions of the pieces in the last 12 games played by the great expert while he was blindfolded.
"The doctors who make this wonderful report declare that it is true in every particular, but that the arrangement of the atoms in the brain into the chessboard squares referred to could only be distinguished by microscopes of the highest power.">
|Jun-17-12|| ||HeMateMe: Its a good thing he wasn't playing shuffle chess--his head would have exploded.|
|Jun-17-12|| ||FSR: 4 is Hugh Myers (a/k/a Hugh Edward Myers). I have the book; the cover position is from his big upset Hugh Myers vs Lombardy, 1957.|
|Jun-17-12|| ||moronovich: blazerdoodle: 1.b4
Okay. I'm not that great of a player, and my friend clobbered me. I played 1...e5 and new the major trap, but it didn't help. I've read other moves now, and wow, what an opening... just <because a move is the most popular - is that criteria for it being considered best? I don't like 1...d5 and am thinking of 1...a5. What is your opinion of the best move against the Organgutang?
Blazerdoodle (Hanging from a tree)>
After 1.b4-a5 2.b5 blacks positon is worser than after 1.b4-e5.1-e5 is fine
and tested.Another interesting option is playing the dutch were later white
may waste a tempo covering the b4pawn.
In the seventies I saw some youngsters
playing a setup with d5,c6,Qb6,Nf6 putting pressure on b4,Bb2.And if white doesn´t know this he may very well be busted fast.
|Jun-17-12|| ||chancho: A very Happy Father's Day to all the Dads of Chessgames.Com.|
|Jun-17-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Re: "his brain was carefully examined by skilled anatomists, who found in the region known to phrenologists as 'locality' that the molecules of that portion of the brain had actually arranged themselves into a combination of squares resembling a chessboard, and that each of these squares had certain marks upon it, supposed to represent the final positions of the pieces in the last 12 games played by the great expert while he was blindfolded."|
I bet this seems hysterical to today's scientists.
|Jun-17-12|| ||HeMateMe: I'm surprised they had such pathological equipment,in the 19th century. |
I wonder if the guys played some informal blitz, using this fellow's brain matter as a chessboard?
|Jun-17-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: It's the "arrangement of molecules resembling a chessboard" bit that sounds hocus-pocus.
But it's revealing that blindfolded players have an end position in mind and are dominant enough players to get there. And it might have to be twelve different positions or you'd get mixed up again.
And twelve was Rockwoode's limit.|
|Jun-17-12|| ||HeMateMe: How 'bout that Rodney King? He sure got the most out of his time on this planet:|
|Jun-17-12|| ||HeMateMe: Amazing science, human ear grown on a mouse. In the future, organs will be grown separately, or on a host to better the lives of those who have lost body parts to injury or illness.|
|Jun-17-12|| ||diceman: <HeMateMe: Amazing science, human ear grown on a mouse.> |
The mouse’s name is, Varmint van Gogh.
|Jun-17-12|| ||The Big Lebowski: The Dudes song
|Jun-17-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: I think Rockwoode might have been able to increase his number of simultaneous blindfold games had he categorized the thirteenth game in his head as "12a" and went from there.|
|Jun-17-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Here's the official website of the LAPD and you can get a monthly message from Chief Charlie Beck if you wish:
|Jun-17-12|| ||drnooo: not sure how many play golf here but for me, having been on that bloody Open Course, it more than even the links stuff across the far water, seems THE best open course period, even better than Pebble or Augusta, simple because you cannot gun your way through it: every fairway has to be landed on or you find yourself one stroke lost because of the trees, my guess is more trees on it than any major course in the US I have not checked about the rough which is usually horrendous for Opens but it would not surprised me if the grass in the trees is untouched had woods or mc elroy or whoever pulled off a fictory here (whoever does in fact they will earn it the hard way shotmaking period its almost a wonder anyone is under par here the kind of simplicity Capa had when it came to chess.|
|Jun-17-12|| ||drnooo: more than once it has occurred to me also how similar the mindset and even set up is for chess and golf: the opening, memorized, important but recoverable from a bad move often: ditto most courses with drive, a good second shot middle game and your back in contention the ending of course putting, great endgame players can still pull off a victory as can a great putter and both are cerebral much more than most sports|
|Jun-17-12|| ||drnooo: oops make that you're instead of your, otherwise the rest stands as is|
|Jun-17-12|| ||HectorChess: White to play.
Find the solution here: www.hectorchess.blogspot.com
click for larger view
|Jun-18-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Grateful Dead, "(Walk Me Out in the) Morning Dew":
|Jun-18-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: "Taxi Driver" Sweded by Michel Gondry:
|Jun-18-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Allman Bros., "Into The Mystic":
|Jun-18-12|| ||Deus Ex Alekhina: Re: Richard Rockwoode (clearly a fake name) - presumably he died during the simul? I wonder what those "scientists" would find in the brain of Charlie Sheen after he passes away?|
|Jun-18-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Imagine Lucifer
An angel without angelness
Plucked clear by will of taste, color,
Strength, beauty, roundness, seed
Absent of all God painted, present everything
An apple is.
An angel without angelness
That has revised itself out of sound
Imagine, rhyme, concordance
Absent of all God spoke of, present everything
A poem is.
The law I say, the Law
What is Lucifer
An emperor with no clothes
No skin, no flesh, no heart
|Jun-18-12|| ||ACMEKINGKRUSHER: Howdy,
I just looked at the TAL MEMORIAL results. It is great to see that MAGNUS is on top with NO LOSSES whatsoever. The only participant with NO LOSSES. Congratulations on some fantastic play. No UFF DA games there. Got to see the last 2. What a Fabulous Website! See You all later on!!! AKK
ps Have a GREAT DAY of CHESS! WE DID!
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