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Welcome to The Cirque du Boomie where the dancers will kick your teeth out and you have unlimited credit in the casino.


Feb-05-2010 - The Don said so long ago that in 5 years The Cirque would be totally legitimate. Today I see a thriving casino business and fan dancers from Yonkers. Good times!



This is the forum.
The Cirque,
On an average day, people go about their business.
When they get out of line I go to work.
I carry a badge.

Dum De Dum
Dum De Dum De Dum

We were working out of Tactics and Swindles. My partner's name is Jessie. My name's Boomie.


"...the unexamined life is not worth living..." - Socrates from Plato's Apology

“This one of you, O human beings, is wisest, who, like Socrates, recognizes that he is in truth of no account in respect to wisdom.” - Socrates from Plato's Apology

"Wit is the epitaph of an emotion" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers" - James Baldwin

"I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." - Sir Isaac Newton

"If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent." - Sir Isaac Newton

"In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself." - Krishnamurti

"Truth is a pathless land." - Krishnamurti

"The more I practise, the luckier I get." - Gary Player

"Sacred cows make the best hamburger." - Mark Twain

"People don't stop playing because they get old. They get old because they stop playing." - GB Shaw

"Today is a good day to get mated." - Lakota mystic Red Rook


Given that a thought dies shortly after birth, the writer is a mortician whose job is to make it smile.

The unexamined position is not worth playing.

Play ideas not moves.

A beautiful solution for which there is no problem.

Professor, don't get on that ship! That book, To Serve Man, it's a chess book!

Have pawn. Will travel.

The Cirque - Your best choice for a second location.

<If Gilbert and Sullivan Played Chess>

Though it may seem quite incongruous
And it makes so little sense to us,
She is an English fan.
Yes she is an English fan.

Though she may seem a bit mannish,
She would never play the Spanish.
'Cause she is an English fan.
Yes she is an English fan.

Neither Russian, French nor Catalan
'Cause she always wants to get her man.
So she is an English fan.
Yes she is an English fan.

<With apologies to George M. Cohan>

D-z-indzi-chashvili spells Zindchinhashvalley.

Proud of all the Cossack blood that's in me

Praise the man who says my name correctly

D-z-indzi-chashvili you see

It's a shame that my name has never been pronounced quite like

Ginchinsmokedhashverily, that's me!

<CG Haiku>

She had me at "Heh".
Much jibber jabber ensued.
It's all about chess.

   Boomie has kibitzed 11762 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-25-15 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
   Nov-24-15 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
Boomie: <Jesstickles> That would be the Motto Grosso in the key of C minus, I believe.
   Nov-03-15 twinlark chessforum (replies)
   Oct-20-15 Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 (replies)
Boomie: <Isolani: 21...Re7 seems to be an improvement IMHO since it takes away white's impending Qa4+ fork, or am I missing something?> White has 22. Re1 and the rook on e7 is lost.
   Oct-19-15 chessforum (replies)
Boomie: <> The notice for the European Club cup mentions Nakamura, Caruana, Aronian, and Kramnik. However I don't see these players in the list.
   Oct-04-15 Karjakin vs Svidler, 2015 (replies)
Boomie: One thing is clear. Sviddler on the Roof is not playing for a draw. I'm sure there will be copious commentary on his choice of openings. On the surface, it appears to be a strategic blunder to play such a risky opening. But playing for a draw is a notorious recipe for disaster.
   Oct-02-15 Karjakin vs Svidler, 2015 (replies)
Boomie: Although the bishop traditionally goes to f8 in these kind of Ruys, masking the check is a nice point in this strange position. The problem with dxc3 is 20. cxb7 cxd2 21. Qxd2 and black has to scramble to regain the pawn. Plus his pawn structure sucks.
   Sep-20-15 World Cup (2015) (replies)
Boomie: -> What's the sound of one hand castling?
   Jul-14-15 FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015) (replies)
Boomie: <thegoodanarchist: Well, this is nice for MM but the format is not so good for chess.> Read Pogonina's interview. She points out the financial problems FIDE has had in supporting women's events. Apparently it's easier to find a sponsor for one knockout tournament than many ...
   Jul-05-15 Travis Bickle chessforum (replies)
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