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|Mar-05-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: No tolerance for the TROLLS!!!!!
Your posts will be deleted ... and you can be added to my ignore list, no problem.
|Mar-05-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: If there are a hundred of you out there that want to go that route, it is no skin off my nose.|
|Mar-06-11|| ||Caissanist: <lorker>: What's the point of AJ pursuing chess more seriously than he is already? He has many other things going on in his life that are at least as important, chess is something he does when he needs to relax or does not have more pressing demands.|
|Mar-06-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: That's actually true, chess is only one of the things I do lately.|
|Mar-06-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Oh BTW ... I chilled, drank a root beer and watched "Star Wars" ... one more time. |
Then I came back ... and deleted a bunch more posts!
I used to work on cars quite a bit when I was young. So ... a mechanical analogy is quite appropriate here. Turn an engine upside down, and the bottom part is usually pretty filthy. And one oil drain ... looks pretty much like any other.
|Mar-06-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Actually ... I did more than drink a root beer. (I also ate some chips - and I even had a couple of pieces of chocolate.)|
|Mar-06-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Oh. That 1700 that beat me in the last tournament?
He very nearly went to 1800 ... in one jump. (He won't be that rating for very long, I think.)
|Mar-06-11|| ||goodevans: I've been a member of CG.com for over five years but only now am I waking up to the phenomenon that is A J Goldsby.|
At 79.6%, AJ has one of the highest overall records on CG.com, surpassing the likes of Fischer, Kasparov, Capablanca and even (but only just) Morphy. He hasn't lost a game since 2003 and has won every game he's played for over 3 years. Incredible!
|Mar-06-11|| ||bartonlaos: Re: Star Wars
A Taborn vs A J Goldsby, 2010
[Event "First P.T.S.O. (Open), Pensacola, FL"]
[White "Alex Taborn"]
[Black "A J Goldsby"]
(1. d4) You can see here, the Death Star orbiting the forest moon of Endor.
(f5) Although, the weapon systems on this Death Star or not yet operational,
the Death Star does have a strong defense mechanism. (2. Nf3) It is
protected by an energy shield which is generated from the nearby forest
moon. (Nf6) The shield must be deactivated, if any attack is to be attempted.
(3. c4) The scouts will show us the quickest way to its
generator. (e6) Once the shield is down, our cruisers will create a perimeter.
(4. Nc3) Our fighters will fly into the superstructure and attempt to
knock out the main reactor. (Bb4) "I have a really bad feeling about
this." (5. g3 c5 6. Bg2) Home One, this is Gold Leader, (Ne4) "We've
gotta be able to get some kind of a reading on that shield, up or down!"
(7. Qc2) The shield is still up! (Qa5) Take evasive action! Green group,
stick close to holding section MV-7! (8. Bd2) We won't get another chance
at this, Admiral. Han will have that shield down. We've got to give him
more time! (Nxd2) Admiral! We have enemy ships in sector 47! (9. Nxd2)
I get no reading. Are you sure? (cxd4) Move as close as you can, and
engage that Star Destroyer at point blank range! (10. Nb3) It's a Trap!!
(dxc3) We must resign - our cruisers can't repel firepower of that magnitude! 0-1
|Mar-06-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <b> I am a big "Star Wars" fan ... and your post is pretty funny. |
Not sure what it has to do with chess, but I will let it stand.
<goodevans> Please! Don't compare me to the greats of chess. My percentage is good, only because I play local folks ... obviously things would be a lot different if I had to play strong players on a regular basis. (Just common sense ... which many of my strongest critics seem to lack.)
|Mar-06-11|| ||ganstaman: <LIFE Master AJ: <goodevans> Please! Don't compare me to the greats of chess. My percentage is good, only because I play local folks ... obviously things would be a lot different if I had to play strong players on a regular basis. (Just common sense ... which many of my strongest critics seem to lack.)>|
Uh, I'm fairly certain he knew this and was being sarcastic.
|Mar-06-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Probably ... but it still needed to be said!|
|Mar-07-11|| ||TheFocus: LIFE Master AJ <TheFocus>|
<I would not agree that LMs are always as strong as IMs.>
<I NEVER said that! I only said that I do not believe what some people have asserted here ... that ALL FM's are much stronger than a Life Master. (LM = life master)>
I wasn't implying that this was your opinion. That is what I quoted out of <lorker>'s original post.
Now this looks more readable. Kindly delete the first one.
|Mar-08-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Okey dokey.|
|Mar-08-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Dumb of me to take that troll seriously, anyway.|
|Mar-08-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: They got Dothan posted ... now I need to work on my last two tournaments.|
|Mar-13-11|| ||skytzo985: AJ Goldsby sighting in Louisiana! It was nice meeting you AJ.|
|Mar-15-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: U2! (and thanks)|
|Mar-15-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Went 4-1 in the LA Pro-Am, took clear second. (Adam Cavaney went 5-0 and won clear 1st.)|
|Mar-16-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: http://www.uschess.org/msa/AffDtlTn...|
Strange tournament. Played maybe my best chess in the first round ... but eventually lost.
Won a nice Sicilian (as Black) in round two.
Played a sort of Benko Gambit in round three (as Black). Wayne Christensen defended very well ... but eventually ran out of time in a position where I could have easily played another 30 - or more - moves.
Round Four was an attempt to play a Catalan (as White) vs. Stephen Curry. A couple of bad moves ... and suddenly, after only 16 moves, I had a horrible position. However, I somehow held it together, and he had to resign just before move forty.
Round Five might have been one of the weirdest games I have ever played. I was Black, vs. Dr. Albert E. Franklin --- last year's State Champion. (USCF ID # 20043791) 1.d4, Nf6; 2.Nc3, d5; 3.Bg5. (I played 3...Ne4.) Thought I did OK out of the opening. After a few exchanges, I was maybe a tad better with both sides having a Queen, a Knight and like six pawns each. Then I got a Knight stuck on the edge of the board, he played b3 ... and the Knight was lost. Somehow, I came back and won the game. (At one point, we had four Queens on the board.) In the end, I could hear one spectator say, "Its an easy draw," but I eventually engineered a way to exchange the Queens, when Black had a win in the K+P endgame.
Took clear second, won a measly three rating points.
The 1800 - H. Charry - who defeated me in round one - won in round two, drew a 2300 in rd. # 3, won in rd. # 4, and finally lost in Round Five ... to the tournament winner. His post-tournament rating? 1965! (He won over 100 rating points.)
|Mar-16-11|| ||skytzo985: AJ, just to let you know, Adam Cavaney and I were the only two people watching who thought you were winning that endgame. The other 10 or so people we were talking to thought you couldn't escape the checks|
|Mar-16-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Yes. I also put it into the computer. I did not play the endgame well, maybe I was a little tired. I missed a mate in four, and he missed a nice stalemating opportunity.|
|Mar-17-11|| ||ketchuplover: Happy St.Patrick's day A.J. :)|
|Mar-19-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Thanks ... almost had a fire that day. Came home from taking my youngest daughter to the bus stop. The house was full of smoke, called the Fire Department. (Maintenance in our complex had replaced a wiring lead on an electric hot water heater a couple of weeks before, it had been done poorly.)|
|Mar-29-11|| ||ray keene: take a look at my home page-i think you will be pleased!|
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