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|Nov-28-16|| ||perfidious: Long as no-one mentions Averbakh now....|
|Nov-28-16|| ||Kaspablanca: saffuna: Compare how many medals have Cuba and how many have Mexico and Argentina.|
Jambow: No, it doesnt count but it does count the GMs that Cuba had thanks to the support the Revolution gave to the Cuban chess and other sports.
In Cuba nobody dies due to hunger and you wont see children sleeping in the streets.
|Nov-28-16|| ||ZonszeinP: <OhioChessFan> I won't.
I'm really sorry to hear such a bad news.
I think I had a premonition
|Nov-28-16|| ||OhioChessFan: Oh, perhaps I shouldn't be so light hearted about a death. <Zons> please don't think there was any sort of connection between your comment and Taimanov's death, as if even mentioning it brought it on.|
|Nov-28-16|| ||ZonszeinP: Thank you.|
|Nov-28-16|| ||MissScarlett: <CUBA: THE UNNECESSARY REVOLUTION>|
|Nov-28-16|| ||zanzibar: <flippant> is more apt I think.|
|Nov-28-16|| ||BUNA: <technical draw: Castro executed thousands in the first year of his dictatorship. Even his close friends and high ranking officers like Camilo Cienfuegos were assassinated.>|
Do you really believe that Osmany Cienfuegos had continued to act as minister in Castro's revolutionary gouvernment if there were any hints that the latter had "assassinated" his brother Camilo?
Camilo Cienfuegos died in a plane crash, Che suspected that it was the result of an american plot and the rest is cuban exile propaganda.
|Nov-29-16|| ||Jambow: <ZonszeinP: <OhioChessFan> I won't. I'm really sorry to hear such a bad news. I think I had a premonition>|
Nah he was 90 years old...
I once thought I was having deja vu only to find it was a late premonition...
Which is a lot like my Sprint phone texts but that is another story.
|Nov-29-16|| ||technical draw: <BUNA> Camilo Cienfuego's death is well documented. Don't believe the propaganda.|
|Nov-29-16|| ||unferth: <HeMateMe: MLB is still wondering "What if...?">|
that's actually a myth. Fidel was a good high-school basketball player but never a baseball player of any note, never considered as a prospect. if you look at the clips of him pitching in the famous exhibition game between his team & the Cuban pros, you can see that he doesn't have any kind of arm.
|Nov-29-16|| ||unferth: or this one, which is really great:
|Nov-29-16|| ||zanzibar: Here's some footage, six years after the revolution so a little slack must be given...|
Still, as the announcer (Ed Herlihy) says, "That's one game where the ump really has to be careful!"
And careful he was, Fidel struck out all three batters he faced.
|Nov-29-16|| ||unferth: that's the exhibition I was talking about. I'll give him some slack, but that's sure not the delivery of a former prospect...|
|Nov-29-16|| ||zanzibar: <unferth> thanks for that video link - it's hilarious. |
And yes, I was one of those who thought Castro actually did have a try-out.
The things we used to believe before the internet!
|Apr-11-18|| ||Nightsurfer: There is a song that features the beauty of Cuba ... and the voice of <Fidel Castro> can be heard as well ... that very song <"Cuba Baila Baila!"> has been composed by chess-playing German jazz musician Rainer Schnelle , and the lyrics have been written by chess-playing German journalist Rene Gralla , please check it out on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plZ... ... ;-) ... !|
|Jun-02-18|| ||Nightsurfer: Oops ... the link has changed with regard to that very song <"Cuba Baila Baila!"> that has been written and produced by Rene Gralla (lyrics) and that has been composed by Rainer Schnelle and that has been recorded at <Recording Studio Rainer Schnelle> that would later become the venue of the game R Schnelle vs R Gralla, 2003, please check out the now <CORRECT LINK> as follows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7w... ... so please watch the video and enjoy the music! :-)|
|Jun-02-18|| ||Joshka: <Nightsurfer> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJt...|
|Jun-21-18|| ||Nightsurfer: <Joshka> So cool! :-)|
|Jun-21-18|| ||HeMateMe: I'm thinking players were scared to try real hard against him.|
|Dec-06-18|| ||Domdaniel: <HMM> -- < I'm thinking players were scared to try real hard against him.>|
No, HMM, that's not thinking. It's just responding to reflexes. When you think - if you ever do - you'll see the difference.
|Dec-06-18|| ||moronovich: <When you think - if you ever do - you'll see the difference.>|
Where is the thinking in this rudeness ?
|Dec-06-18|| ||Count Wedgemore: Yes, that was really uncalled for.|
|Dec-07-18|| ||HeMateMe: Fidel was a good guy, ask any group he threw in jail.|
There is some light in the tunnel, though. I could see commerce and trade finally opening up between Cuba and the USA. When that happens a middle class is created, and they eventually create a regime change. It probably won't really pick up until Castro's brother Raul dies.
|Dec-07-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: <HHM> There was already plenty of trade under Batista, just not the right kind. Not that Castro was any better, as shown by this game. Reminds me of the scene in "The Dictator" where he uses the starting pistol to kill all the other competitors in the race.|
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