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Member since Feb-05-05 · Last seen Dec-11-18
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

On Religion - "It makes no sense to create a hypothesis for which there is no data." - Ayn Rand

"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 13528 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-11-18 Miles vs Polugaevsky, 1984 (replies)
Boomie: <ajk68> You need to indicate which engine was used. Re8 and Kh8 are not exactly human moves, eh? Not finding them over the board is understandable.
   Dec-06-18 S Slipak vs T Gibson, 2008
Boomie: <thisisasign: What about 34...Qxe5?> 34...Qxe5 35. Rxe5 Nd7 36. Rxa5 Nxf6 [DIAGRAM] White's two extra pawns will eventually win the day.
   Dec-06-18 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
   Dec-04-18 Kasparov vs Anand, 1992 (replies)
Boomie: <chesslearner123: What happens if black takes the c4 pawn in move 3?> Opening Explorer
   Dec-02-18 Paul Morphy
Boomie: <This is my favorite story about Morphy's talent. This also shows that Morphy had no hint of arrogance and was always gracious toward others.> Morphy thought little of his success with blindfold play, dismissing it with the remark that "It proves nothing." However, in Bretano's
   Dec-01-18 Walter Dobrich (replies)
Boomie: I met Vlad on the train from the first Vancouver Open (subsequently called the Paul Keres Memorial) to the Canadian Open in Calgary. He and Nick Maffeo taught me the joys of backgammon, a rather expensive lesson which paid back many times over. Later that Summer, I made my way to ...
   Dec-01-18 David A Berry
Boomie: I met David at Lone Pine. One fine day, we went for a walk into the oddly named Alabama Hills, a strange collection of enormous boulders outside of town. Many TV westerns were filmed there including Bonanza. David was charming company and I'm sorry to hear that he had such ...
   Nov-30-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
Boomie: <parmetd: They won't rate them because they aren't a FIDE time control. The rapid games are too fast to be FIDE rated under their regular rating system.> 1.3 For a game to be rated on the Rapid list, each player must have more than ten minutes but less than sixty minutes. ...
   Nov-28-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
Boomie: Refresh you browser. They have played 17 moves already.
   Nov-20-18 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2018) (replies)
Boomie: <moranb: Does anyone know the competitive record of Kateryna Lagno vs Ju Wenjun> Learn to use the Search function on the main page.
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