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Abdel Irada
Member since Apr-14-12
<السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته>

(Pron.: "As-salaamu alaykum wa rahmatu allah wa barakatuhu.")

<May peace be upon you, and the mercy and blessings of God.>

(Now, why don't we greet each other like that in English?)


My birth/legal name is something quite different, but since I took the Shahada on 2 May 2014, I have preferred to be called by my Muslim name: إسماعيل عبد الإرادة (Ismail Abdelirada).

Until recently, my wife, نظيرة (Nazeera), and I lived in Camazotz, California, a small town filled with rugged individualists who all do the same ruggedly individual things at the same ruggedly individual time in the same ruggedly individual way.

Today, we are in San Francisco, where mobile tsunami alarms ply the streets in the chill hours before dawn, pterodactyls wheeze politely as they choke on refuse under your windows several times a day, and you know it's time to cross the street when someone opens up on you with an Uzi.

On the other hand, a few blocks away, we can get some of the world's best five-meat pizza, cooked halal by Mexican chefs in an Italian restaurant operated by Egyptians. (It's on Eerie Boulevard between Clones and Leavin'-Worth.)


“Of no avail,” saith the Translator, “is a twice-told tale.”

If, therefore, you want to learn more about me, I refer you to my site's staff profile, which will probably tell you far more than you wanted to know:

If you want to say anything to me *without* sharing it with the site, click here: I will then (assuming you give me a valid address to which to reply) establish direct contact.

(For obvious reasons, I forbear to offer spammers my email address by displaying it here.)


Ah, if only I had more than 32 characters, part 296: With more room, my forum title would be

<<•>Ave Caissa. We who are about to blunder salute thee.<•>>

A moiety>

يا حبيبي، يا حياتي

و يا الألمي

:قال لني، قال لني، من فضلك

لم أنت تسحرني؟

:قال لني، قال لني، من فضلك

لم أنت تجاد قابي؟


Yā habībī, yā hayātī

Wa yā 'l-alamī

Qāl linī, qāl linī, min fadlukī:

Lima enti tasaharanī?

Qāl linī, qāl linī, min fadlukī:

Lima enti tajalada 'albī?

Vers libre>

Daily the freeway edges a little nearer.
Daily it grows a little bigger, dirtier,
More crowded, more congested. Daily it
Roars ever so slightly louder, with just
So much deeper a note of menace.
Pollution, too, and airborne death in

A thousand shapes: daily the freeway
Vomits a fraction more of these its woes
Upon a luckless downwind multitude.

Daily wanes the scant screen of ragged redwoods
That have for so long stood sentinel —
Forlorn hopes, perhaps; reminders of
A better time; symbols still, whether
Effectual or no — melting almost
Perceptibly before thousands of luckless
Downwind faces. Daily, too, the CalTrans
Trucks rattle past, rows of steel carrion
Beetles grown enormous, racing to some
Wound in raped and moribund nature's flesh
To aid in the corruption.

<Fluid Fire
A Carminal>

Who but she, that fluid fire of my heart,
Hath eyes of ice in burning aqua framed,
Whose sparks like midnight fountains' blazes start
To flash in spectral firestreaks from their spheres
Like firefalls on mountain cascades untamed
Or dance of city lights on darkling meres?

Who but she, igniter of blood and mind,
Hath on her head a crown of gold ablaze
In tides of fire surging to make eyes blind
From phosphor seas of moonbeams burning bright
As gold and pearls in gulfs of silver rays
Whose waves like gems blaze in dawn's topaz light?

Who but she, she who sets men's souls afire,
Hath aspect so with beauty's rays aflame
That bright heaven's stars to its beams aspire
And the very sun envies its fair glow
And maids fair as the moon on it lay blame
Like night unstarred outshone by sun-gilt snow?

Who but she hath all these? Yet all were naught
But for that taintless mind, that force of thought,
And perfect beacon soul of love's light wrought.

"Not ignorant of trials, I now can learn to help the miserable."

— Dido, queen of Carthage, in Virgil's _The Aeneid_. Full Member

   Abdel Irada has kibitzed 12703 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-20-14 S Del Rio Angelis vs B Olape, 2004
Abdel Irada: <mrsaturdaypants: I'm probably missing something. 24 Qxh7+ Kxh7 25 Rh5+ Kg8 26 Rh8#> I looked at that idea for a while, but after 25. ...Bh6, I couldn't find any continuation fast enough to justify the sac. Now, in the game line, it's not immediately clear how White ...
   Dec-20-14 Wesley So
Abdel Irada: <bubuli55: Very uninteresting.> If a pathological liar were doing his best to muddy *your* reputation, perhaps you would be more interested. <Cry me a river> <bulibug> has already lied you a river. How many rivers do you need? ∞
   Dec-20-14 Odd Lie
Abdel Irada: <john barleycorn: < diceman: ... Like "antidisestablishmentarianism" is easy?> For <Abdel>? That is the first thing he says 3 times in a row after waking up...> Wow! Apparently that last bell from <Kenneth Rogoff> reverberated all the way in here. And ...
   Dec-19-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Abdel Irada: <john barleycorn: <Abdel Irada: I see <al wazir> is giving us his most curmudgeonly Lawrence Krauss impression. ∞> I see <Abdel.Danger> giving us another of his most failed <Blackadder> impersonations.> I see <john barleycorn> ...
   Dec-19-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Abdel Irada: <If you were to ask 100 people which words in the clue have silent letters, I am estimating, ohhhhhhh, 0 would name a word with an e on the end.> I wouldn't agree with this. Silent "e" at the end of a word, although it generally alters its phonetic environment by making ...
   Dec-19-14 Abdel Irada chessforum (replies)
Abdel Irada: That could be interesting, but we'll have to figure out how to arrange follow-up contact without posting either of our email addresses. This would be the first time I've ever actually met anyone from this site in "real life." :-D ∞
   Dec-17-14 7krzem7 chessforum (replies)
   Dec-17-14 L Barden vs J Penrose, 1959 (replies)
Abdel Irada: Black had a perfect excuse: He was distracted by an impossible tribar. ∞
   Dec-17-14 zanzibar chessforum (replies)
Abdel Irada: I know you and <Colonel Mortimer> have clashed a few times, but I hope you will remember that, for all he can be abrasive sometimes in debate (and who can't?), he remains one of the few honest and principled commenters in a forum filled with hypocrites. Also, since you and
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Ave Caissa. Te salutamus.

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  ketchuplover: I was not here
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  Abdel Irada: By a fascinating coincidence, neither was I.

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  moronovich: Me neither.

Perhaps we are all characters in a Coen-movie.

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  Abdel Irada: Or an Erran Baron Cohen song.

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  Annie K.: Hi <AI> - long time no see you around my place?

We seem to be having a science fiction round robin at the moment, and if you would like to, you are invited to participate. :)

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  ketchuplover: Happy Holidays :)
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  Abdel Irada: Thank you, although of course I do not celebrate Christmas, even as a "secular" holiday.

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  Abdel Irada: Good, <Mark>.

Maybe now you can come visit me in San Francisco.

Only you'd probably hate my neighborhood because there are thousands of Muslims living and working here.

But if you're willing to set aside your revulsion for long enough, my wife and I can take you around and let you see how Muslims behave if you're respectful to them.

And in the process, you can try some of the best Egyptian food in the city at Pharaoh's, or go next door to Milan Pizza for some really excellent pizza, made with halal meats and cheese.

You might just like it. :-)

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  MarkFinan: I'm islamophobic Abdel, I'm trying to get away from you all not join some Frisco love in, lol. But thanks for the offer, I really mean that. ✌
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  Abdel Irada: Let me ask you: Have you ever tried talking to any of the Muslims in your town?

The results might surprise you. I think you'll find that *most* of them consider themselves good citizens and British patriots. They will probably have more in common with you than you might think, based on second-hand information.

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  MarkFinan: How dare you say I haven't spoken to British Muslims??? I live in Bradford, aka Bradistan! Of course I have, of course I know them, I've seen things in my life from those people that you couldn't possibly imagine! 95% of them are dirty scruffy heroin dealers and pimps, they ruined my city, they all need locking up...... hang on a minute! They are!? The first thing my dad said to me when he visited me in jail was.. "F*****n hell Mark.. Just say you're Muslim so you get vegan meals, you're losing weight, it's packed with Muslims!" Google the percentage of Muslims in Armley jail?? On 9/11 they all got moved to a secure wing for their own protection, when the Bali bombing happened they got shipped out, all because they're ungrateful bastards who sponge of our benefits system, Rob our people, and then celebrate when terrorist attacks happen. They're the scum of the earth, Enoch Powell was right about them.
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  Abdel Irada: Then you were talking to the wrong Muslims. There are bad ones.

But there are also plenty of good ones.

In fact, I met a couple of British-Indian Muslims in July. Jolly good blokes. And my wife got to know their wives; lovely lasses both.

Apparently our experiences differ. Why do you suppose that is?

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  MarkFinan: Why do I suppose that is? Because I'm surrounded by the filth, I have to share the same city as them! Haven't seen you saying anything bad about ISIS, the hostage situation today, the beheadings, the drug dealings, the pimps, the 9/11 attacks, in fact I haven't seen you say a bad word about the Islamic nutcases.. You're colonel Mortimers lapdog, he's Bush and you're Blair.
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  Abdel Irada: And you are insulting me without reason.

Behave with decency and respect in my forum, if you please.

Dec-18-14  Pulo y Gata: What's right with you, man? Wesley So just posted on his page and you won't even consider that a minute and start posting irrelevance there.

I'm all for irrelevance, mind you. But timing, man, timing.

Dec-18-14  Pulo y Gata: <Dec-15-14 john barleycorn: <cro777: Rogoff called Caruana's game "Shakespearean". How would you called Wesley's game?> Barleycornian.

Premium Chessgames Member Abdel Irada: <john barleycorn: <cro777: Rogoff called Caruana's game "Shakespearean". How would you called Wesley's game?> Barleycornian.>

I wasn't aware that Wesley So was rated 1191. >

This is the start of the fresh bout you are having with jb and buli. You started it at Wesley's page. You followed them there. So what are you saying?

But, go on, man. That's your prerogative.

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  Abdel Irada: Yes, <Pulo y Gata>, but there are facts that came before that post of which you have no reason to be aware.

If you're really interested in the truth about this interaction, evidence abounds. Just look through the last few months of my posts, and see how often they are immediately followed by posts from <john barleycorn> and/or <tolengoy>, not merely ridiculing what I say, but proceeding to manufacture lies about my military career that not only have *nothing* to do with anything under discussion, but are also blatant acts of character assassination.

Why are you siding with the stalkers?

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  Abdel Irada: I should perhaps add here that since I have to be very conservative with funds, I probably won't be able to renew my premium membership, so there goes *my* forum.

Meanwhile, <john barleycorn> claims he won't be renewing his membership either, so there goes his. And <bulibug> is not a premium member, so he doesn't have one.

Dec-18-14  Pulo y Gata: I am not siding with anyone. And as you said <there are facts that came before that post of which you have no reason to be aware.> I won't go about digging things I don't care about.

In this instance on the Wesley So page, you instigated the bout. I said go on now. I don't really care.

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  Abdel Irada: This leaves the question: Did you also, at any time, suggest to either of my detractors that he stop posting libels against me?

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  Abdel Irada: I'm pretty sure you were in the <Wesley So> forum when this began, with weeks of nonsensical attempts to invalidate a substantial chunk of my life out of existence, in a series of libels observed and condemned by many witnesses.

These libels originated in <tolengoy>'s malicious imagination — and as a <Wesley So> regular, you know how fertile that is, and what it's fertilized with — but <john barleycorn> (for motives of his own) has avidly repeated them.

Do you see why I might find this a little annoying?

Dec-18-14  Pulo y Gata: Abdel, I've been here, what, two years? I don't know what the heck you're talking about. In the time I have been here, I have always thought many things are not worth the trouble, hence better ignored. I don't follow all happenings, even at wesley's page 'coz why should I? I called your attention because Wesley, a GM, posted on his own page and just as quickly you posted an irrelevance(i'm not even calling it trash). I mean, I would have called on jb or buli or anyone if they were the ones who did so, it just happened to be you, Abdel. Even then, I'm not one to gag another user so when you missed my point I was ok with it,too.

Your issues with jb and buli go deeper than i care to know-that's your issue and I won't go on digging in some other people's muck-it's easy to get drowned that way-that I know from my own experience. So peace, Abdel.

My last piece here. Enjoy the holidays.

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  WannaBe: Greetings! Just saw your note on another forum that you are in SF. I am in San Mateo, just a few miles down the road from you.

If you ever wish to push some wood (and quite frankly, I am not that good) let me know! I visit Chinatown about once a month to get my Chinese food craving satisfied.

User: JimNorCal and a few of his friends meet at Palo Alto Friday Night (5:30ish to about 9PM) at a coffee house, let me know if you are interested.

I attended a few, and I really don't go that often. (They are quite good! Kicks my rear-end every time)


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  Abdel Irada: That could be interesting, but we'll have to figure out how to arrange follow-up contact without posting either of our email addresses.

This would be the first time I've ever actually met anyone from this site in "real life." :-D

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  WannaBe: Easy, I am kstc_jyu at

My address is not secret, quite a few people here knows it.

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