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|May-29-16|| ||john barleycorn: never watched Seinfeld. probably, there is a german tv version but I managed to survive without it.|
|May-30-16|| ||offramp: <john barleycorn: never watched Seinfeld. probably, there is a german tv version but I managed to survive without it.>|
The German version was called "His Field."
|May-30-16|| ||Appaz: <<john barleycorn> I still think Dostojevsky described best all the psychology involved in gambling.>|
He had first hand information since he for a period was more or less addicted himself.
I read the novel in my teens and it had a huge impact on me. There are a few novels brilliantly describing fundamental psychological traits in humans, this is one of them. Others among my favorites is Hunger by Knut Hamsun and...John Barleycorn (!) by Jack London. They all have in common that they are very autobiographical.
|May-31-16|| ||john barleycorn: <Appaz> yes, all good reads. now, tell me whether Dr. Faustus is also a favourite of yours?|
|May-31-16|| ||Appaz: <jb> No, I haven't read it, although I know about it. I'll take that as reading advice - or listening advice, as I mainly listen to audio books these days.|
|May-31-16|| ||john barleycorn: <Appaz> good. I think the before mentioned works which we both read were heavily autobiographical but revealing a lot about the human nature. Dr. Faustus is really into that, too. You will enjoy. However, I recommmend to read the book. It is my belief that the contents is remembered better that way. Actually, I have never tried "audio" books so I might be mistaken.|
|May-31-16|| ||Appaz: Reading is sooo 2000-ish... :)|
|May-31-16|| ||Appaz: To be serious, there is a challenge to concentrate and keep focus when you listen to audio books instead of reading.|
Your brain is so much more easily distracted in the simple process of listen, compared to reading.
It's not the same quality in one way, but it has other advantages. You can take your literature out walking or comfortably fall asleep over it.
|May-31-16|| ||HeMateMe: I tried audio books and I couldn't follow along. Too slow. You can read much faster than listen to someone speak. I kept losing track of what was going on. My first and last audio book.|
|May-31-16|| ||Conrad93: < Is this really the best photo of Nunn available?
What about this?
and this (somewhat out-of-focus):
And here's one I hadn't seen before:
All of which have the advantage that it does catch him mid-phrase, looking like he just sucked a lemon.>
He looks a bit like Neil Gaiman.
|Jun-01-16|| ||offramp: I often listen to the radio, but if I start to read anything, then listening stops immediately.|
|Jun-01-16|| ||Troller: I have listened to many audio books in the car. Entire Jo NesbÝ series, among others - "The Slap" by Tsolkias (or what's his name) was a major positive suprise also.|
But I cannot sit in a chair and listen to an audio book, then I get restless.
|Jun-01-16|| ||john barleycorn: Believe half of what you read and none of what you hear.|
I often listened to my wife but there was zero retention of what she said. When I read the letters from her lawyer things improved dramatically.
|Jul-18-16|| ||PhilFeeley: World Senior stuff this year, too, including a win of the individual silver medal at the team event.|
|Feb-06-17|| ||offramp: Many people attribute the abbreviation LPDO: Loose Pieces Drop Off to GM Nunn.|
But it wasn't him, it was Terence P D Chapman who coined the phrase while having lessons with the GM.
|Feb-06-17|| ||perfidious: A point acknowledged by Nunn himself in his collection of best games published in the mid 1990s.|
|Feb-06-17|| ||offramp: I saw chessbase giving the author as Nunn himself recently, and I saw this collection: Game Collection: LPDO -> LOOSE PIECES DROP OFF! (GM DR J. NUNN). So I thought I'd mention that it was Chapman just to put it on Nunn's page.|
Nunn has always been clear that it wasn't him.
|Mar-20-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: < offramp: Many people attribute the abbreviation LPDO: Loose Pieces Drop Off to GM Nunn.>|
Who invented LSMFT?
|Mar-20-18|| ||offramp: <thegoodanarchist: Who invented LSMFT?>|
|Mar-20-18|| ||Petrosianic: <thegoodanarchist: Who invented LSMFT?>|
Depends if you mean Leibowitz, Sanders, McIntyre, Findlay, and Teitelbaum (the world's biggest chalk manufactucturs), "Larry Stevens Makes Fine Tunes", or "Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco".
|Mar-21-18|| ||offramp: <thegoodanarchist: Who invented LSMFT?>|
Better answer: LMGTFY.
|Mar-21-18|| ||morfishine: LSMFT = Lipo Suction Minimizes Fat Tits
|Jul-09-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: Sorry to change the (abject) subject here, but what ever happened to Nunn? Has he got him to a nunnery? He seems like one of the world's best tacticians in terms of being able to visualize complicated combinations. His rating doesn't reflect his talents for some reason, maybe because he gets nervous in competition or something.|
|Jul-09-18|| ||swampdragon: I suspect he discovered that it is more lucrative to write about chess than to play in tournaments, at least for a writer as talented as John Nunn.|
|Oct-18-18|| ||MissScarlett: <Dr John Nunn is one of the best-respected figures in world chess. He was among the world's leading grandmasters for nearly twenty years, winning four gold medals in chess Olympiads and finishing sixth overall in the World Cup in 1989. >|
But only two Olympiad gold medals were for OTB play, and those were awarded for the same performance at <Thessaloniki 1984>: http://www.olimpbase.org/1984/1984i...
His third gold was winning the problem solving competition at the same event. I assume he won another problem solving Olympid gold but haven't yet found out which.
Nonetheless, Gambit's claim - which implies he won them OTB - is a bit naughty!
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