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Note: this absurdly over-written (in both the literary and programming sense) chunk of text has seemingly won a Caissar for Best Profile. I shall try not to burst into tears and throw my shoes at Meryl Streep.

My favourite player is Tony Miles. He is greatly missed.

Some other favourites? OK. Viktor Korchnoi, for all the obvious reasons. Tal, Botvinnik, Petrosian and Smyslov. From the later days of the Soviet school: Romanishin, Vaganian, Lputian, Psakhis and Ehlvest. From the British new wave: Short, Speelman, Williams. From the Russian-Irish wave: Baburin.

A distinct aroma of burning prevails*. Fire and brimstone, probably, or one of the charred and singed chess sets in my possession.

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* "Why, this is Hell, nor am I out of it."
- Christopher Marlowe

"Down these mean streets ..."
- Phillip Marlowe

"This, too, was one of the dark places ..."
- Marlow (Joseph Conrad)

Update, mid-2013. I've bought a new wooden board and set, and got rid of the burnt ones. Time to move on from conflagrations past.

*Empty Space*

Update, 2013. 'Empty Space' is also a brilliant novel by M.John Harrison, 3rd in the Kefahuchi trilogy.

I don't exist.

Just like the Urban Spaceman.
("I'm the urban spaceman, I'm intelligent and clean/ Know what I mean?/ I'm the urban spaceman, here comes the twist: I don't exist.")

I am deeply suspicious of 'social media'. I don't want my computer to think it knows my 'preferences', and I don't want my personal details passed from hand to invisible hand, or soul to poison soul. But I'm sufficiently open-minded -- or innocent -- to trust in the integrity of, and the good people who run it.

Note: some folk may be more familiar with the kind of bio/profile that goes "Muh name is Peregrine Ng and ah play Bullet at and ah come to CG for thuh crab sandwiches..." ... sort of thing.

This isn't one of those. In fact, it was never really *written* at all ... more like 'left behind' after repeated moves. The fragments that remain intact have withstood years of deletions. Quite like me, really.

"A medium amputates the organ it extends".
- Marshall McLuhan

"I go without saying".
- Me, or somebody like me.

<The Game and Playe of Cheffe ...>

"Chess is a sea in which a shark can persuade a seagull to eat its skin parasites..."

"Chess is the art of cartesian coordinates with obsessive compulsive disorder..."

"Chess is the science of naughty molecules."

"Chess is sport for the disembodied."

"It is what it is."

"Except when it isn't."

<'His calmness, his authority in all circumstances! In a chess game he would win everything, merely by his nerves.' 'But he was not playing chess,' Smiley objected drily.>

(John Le Carré)

I'll say it again, though I can't recall saying it before: < Empathy is essential to any kind of intelligence worth having.> Although I seem to have some kind of attention surplus disorder.

On planet Earth (where most chess games so far are believed to have been played - Science Officer Chamitoff vs NASA Ground Control, 2008 and Soyuz 9 Cosmonauts vs Ground Control, 1970 are among the exceptions):

1. Brian Eno:

"Another green world."

2. William Burroughs:

"I don't want love - I don't want forgiveness - all I want is *outta here* --"

<A Phormer Phrontistery ... Frogspawn ... 20,000 Lashes ... A Phrontistery ... Phrogspawn ... Philoxenia ... Antarctica Starts Here ... Epigamic Ephebes ... Waxwing's Wah-wah Rabbits ... Opposition & Sister Squares ... Cosy Moments will not be Muzzled ...>

A dictionary helps. As does Modern Chess Openings or Fundamental Chess Openings (by Van der Sterren -- good on transpositions). Encyclopedias, whether wiki, text-based or fictional, have their place. But for a good knight's sleep try a bed, futon, hammock or some of my writing. Avoid Gerry McCarthy

"Brutality is out of date."
- Aron Nimzowitsch

"Keep violence in the mind where it belongs."
- B.W. Aldiss

"Combinations and chemistry are your only men."
- Er, <me>?

<"I used to be somebody else, but I traded him in."> M. Antonioni

"Chess is a marvelous piece of Cartesianism, and so imaginative that it doesn't even look Cartesian." - Marcel Duchamp

[reconstruction always in progress, please excuse noise, no refunds, no discounts, no hawkers, no spitting]

So what am I doing here? Simple: I like to play *with* chess...

<Writing, unlike chess, is a victimless crime.>

"J'ai une maladie: je vois le langage."
- Roland Barthes

<More First Person Gibberish>:

Fischer-Dylan Syndrome: <"You can always come back, but you can't come back all the way">.

Favorite Opening: The French, naturellement. After 30-odd years, I think I'm starting to understand its benthic deeps. Well, I had it for a moment ... seems to be gone again.

Basta. Enough chess, it makes my head spin. Anyone who has lingered in my forum (Frogspawn, Philoxenia, 20,000 Lashes, Antarctica Starts Here, usw) knows that much of the conversation isn't about chess at all, or even lingerie. I'm interested in *stuff* -- arts and sciences, shoos and sheeps and ceiling wicks, kibitzers and King Kong vs Gojiro in Dronning Maud Land. I like to make connections. I like people who make connections.

Bad puns, bad languages, bad breathing, bad breeding, psychological insights, literary allusions, surrealist manifestos, or the sound of one hand stentorating. I'm not going to name any of the people who make CG so much fun. You know who you are, O my droogs and Zapkinder.

One last chess snippet. I have never, in my entire life, played either side of a Spanish/Ruy Lopez in a serious game. I'm a Spanish Virgin. There, you knew I was a pervert, didn't you?

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<From <Gravity's Rainbow> by Thomas Pynchon:

"Queen, Bishop and King are only splendid cripples, and pawns, even those that reach the final row, are condemned to creep in two dimensions, and no Tower will ever rise or descend -- no: flight has been given only to the Springer!">

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Whatever you find in books, leave it there.
- John Cale

Know anything about chess? It can be a virtual life work, and what is it to absorb all a man's thought and energy? - William Burroughs

I am not the only one who writes in order to have no face. - Michel Foucault Statistics Page

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FIN de Partie

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   Domdaniel has kibitzed 26149 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jan-28-15 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
Domdaniel: <parmetd> Thanks. Due to personal circumstances it may take me a few days to get back to you ... I'll explain when I have a chance. Thanks again.
   Jan-27-15 Wojtkiewicz vs A P Law, 1990
Domdaniel: It's certainly very strong: 28...Qxd6 29.Qxe8+ wins, as does 28...Nd8 29.Qc4+ etc. Maybe Black can hold on after 28...Rf8, but it isn't pretty and White is better anyway.
   Jan-27-15 Tradewise Gibraltar (2015) (replies)
Domdaniel: <1d410> -- <It would be the height of arrogance for someone much lower rated than Naka to accuse him of swindling without clear variations as proof.> But there is a vast difference between swindling and cheating. There's nothing actually wrong with swindling in chess ...
   Jan-25-15 Carlsen vs I Saric, 2015 (replies)
Domdaniel: I think Carlsen will make a serious effort to win this -- it's what he does, after all. He has a passed pawn, Saric doesn't; and Black's a-pawn could be weak. Of course the activity of the Black pieces seems to compensate, but there's no harm in trying.
   Jan-24-15 Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015 (replies)
Domdaniel: On reflection, this is most unlikely to have been the result of preparation. The opening after 7.Qf3 Ne5 8.Qg3 h5 is quite an unusual line, for both sides. Black lags badly behind in development, but that's not unusual in this system. It's possible, I suppose, that Wei had seen a ...
   Jan-24-15 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
Domdaniel: <Ohio> -- <<I think a "ranker" is "that which ranks". > Phew, thanks for that. I was starting to think that I'd missed a rule stating that all posts here had to be in the form of predictions...
   Jan-24-15 Tata Steel (2015) (replies)
Domdaniel: <john barleycorn> -- <It will take a miracle to achieve it against a determined Carlsen.> I agree, of course. My point was just that, though highly improbable, a Carlsen loss is not unthinkable. Though <wotsisname> would be very foolish indeed to put money on it.
   Jan-24-15 Ding Liren vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
Domdaniel: Not a bad game at all. Now all I have to do is get the song "Dingly Dell" out of my head...
   Jan-23-15 chessforum (replies)
Domdaniel: Unlike wabbits, rabbits are notoriously immoral.
   Jan-23-15 R Wojtaszek vs Ding Liren, 2015 (replies)
Domdaniel: The winning tactic, 62...b5, is absurdly simple. Hard to believe that Wojtaszek didn't see it coming.
   Jan-23-15 W So vs I Saric, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-23-15 Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-22-15 Aronian vs Svidler, 2014
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   Jan-21-15 Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-18-15 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014
   Jan-18-15 C Bloodgood vs B Brown, 1969
   Jan-17-15 E van den Doel vs Psakhis, 2002
   Jan-17-15 A Giri vs Ivanchuk, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-16-15 Ding Liren vs Jobava, 2015
   Jan-16-15 Jobava vs W So, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-16-15 N Larter vs G Welling, 2009
   Jan-15-15 N Zajnullina vs N Pogonina, 1996
   Jan-15-15 Ding Liren vs Ivanchuk, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-14-15 Romanishin vs M de Jong, 2009
   Jan-14-15 Romanishin vs A Partenheimer, 2010
   Jan-14-15 J A Hedman Senarega vs Romanishin, 1977
   Jan-14-15 Milos Pahor
   Jan-14-15 A J Goldsby
   Jan-14-15 G Milos vs P Carlsson, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-13-15 T Kostiuk vs A Fier, 2014
   Jan-13-15 A Goryachkina vs C Bauer, 2012
   Jan-13-15 G Meier vs C Bauer, 2012
   Jan-13-15 E Parr vs E Gullaksen, 1995
   Jan-13-15 I Nei vs Petrosian, 1960 (replies)
   Jan-12-15 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
   Jan-12-15 Biographer Bistro (replies)
   Jan-12-15 D Moody vs Nakamura, 1999
   Jan-12-15 Radoslaw Wojtaszek (replies)
   Jan-12-15 R Wojtaszek vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-12-15 Caruana vs I Saric, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-12-15 W So vs Aronian, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-12-15 A Giri vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-11-15 B Lasker vs E Varain, 1881 (replies)
   Jan-11-15 A Haast vs Navara, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-11-15 Tata Steel (Group B) (2015) (replies)
   Jan-11-15 S Sevian vs B Michiels, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-11-15 Wei Yi vs Potkin, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-11-15 Ding Liren vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-11-15 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Yifan Hou, 2015
   Jan-11-15 Carlsen vs W So, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-10-15 Flamberg vs Bogoljubov, 1914 (replies)
   Jan-10-15 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
   Jan-10-15 Wesley So (replies)
   Jan-09-15 G C Ardelean vs Khalifman, 2013
   Jan-09-15 Beetlestone
   Jan-09-15 Beetlestone vs Saint Amant, 1858
   Jan-09-15 T Igonin vs Khalifman, 2014
   Jan-08-15 Arasan vs Critter, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-08-15 I Koper vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2011
   Jan-08-15 M Rodshtein vs Arkell, 2015
   Jan-07-15 Granda Zuniga vs E Barbosa, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-07-15 Alexander Shabalov
   Jan-07-15 K Korley vs Shabalov, 2010
   Jan-06-15 Keres vs Taimanov, 1951
   Jan-06-15 Ehlvest vs Nijboer, 1999
   Jan-06-15 Smyslov vs Oll, 1993 (replies)
   Jan-05-15 J G Nicholson vs D Mason, 2006
   Jan-05-15 M Sturm vs Schmid, 1954
   Jan-04-15 A Rasmussen vs R Taylor, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-04-15 M Galyas vs M Rodshtein, 2015
   Jan-04-15 G Froewis vs B Chatalbashev, 2013
   Jan-01-15 E Demac vs J Wahlberg, 2009
   Jan-01-15 Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2012
   Jan-01-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Jan-01-15 Allan Stig Rasmussen (replies)
   Jan-01-15 Joost Wempe (replies)
   Jan-01-15 E Alekseev vs J Wempe, 2005
   Jan-01-15 M Litvinov vs M Lugovskoy, 2014
   Jan-01-15 J Palkovi vs Kiss, 1988
   Jan-01-15 Jake Z Liang
   Jan-01-15 Richard Taylor chessforum (replies)
   Dec-31-14 R Quinn vs G McCarthy, 2011
   Dec-31-14 A Giusti vs Nutrizio, 1949 (replies)
   Dec-30-14 Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 (replies)
   Dec-30-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
   Dec-30-14 Wisse vs Ram, 1979
   Dec-30-14 Karol Wojtyla (replies)
   Dec-30-14 Vaisser vs A Mutzner, 1988
   Dec-29-14 I Marks vs A Berlin, 1990
   Dec-29-14 Vaganian vs N Pogonina, 2011
   Dec-29-14 Vaganian vs L Cerbulenco, 2014
   Dec-29-14 Kasparov vs Vaganian, 1992
   Dec-27-14 Alien Math chessforum (replies)
   Dec-27-14 Erik B H Bang (replies)
   Dec-26-14 Capablanca vs J Torres Caravaca, 1929
   Dec-26-14 K Szonyi vs Akopian, 2007
   Dec-26-14 A Y Model vs A Sergeiev, 1927
   Dec-25-14 Kasimdzhanov vs E Najer, 2014 (replies)
   Dec-25-14 K O'Riordan vs E N Mulcahy, 1954
   Dec-24-14 A Fier vs J Ryan, 2009
   Dec-24-14 V Avari vs B Lamb, 1998
   Dec-24-14 ChessBookForum chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-14 A Schlya vs H K Schmitz, 1964
   Dec-24-14 L Binet Tapaszto vs M Colon Romero, 1964 (replies)
   Dec-24-14 T Rendle vs P Short, 2013
   Dec-23-14 L Darling vs R Wood, 1983
   Dec-23-14 G Gasparov (replies)
   Dec-22-14 Naiditsch vs Svidler, 2004
   Dec-22-14 Sliwa vs A Beni, 1957 (replies)
   Dec-21-14 Geller vs Taimanov, 1952 (replies)
   Dec-21-14 Kharlov vs Dreev, 1993
   Dec-21-14 A Greet vs E Keogh, 2006
   Dec-21-14 C Daly vs P Short, 2008
   Dec-20-14 V Fedoseev vs A Giri, 2006
   Dec-20-14 Nutcracker Match of the Generations (2014) (replies)
   Dec-20-14 S Rosenthal vs Zukertort, 1880
   Dec-19-14 Bronstein vs Petrosian, 1956
   Dec-17-14 Chistiakov vs Petrosian, 1956
   Dec-17-14 Muskietorz vs Salt, 1958 (replies)
   Dec-17-14 W Forster vs B Latimer, 2007
   Dec-17-14 Salt (replies)
   Dec-17-14 L Barden vs J Penrose, 1959 (replies)
   Dec-16-14 W Sahlmann vs K Junge, 1941 (replies)
   Dec-16-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Dec-16-14 D E Cori Tello vs J Cori, 2012
   Dec-16-14 A Al Khelaifi vs D E Cori Tello, 2014
   Dec-16-14 Caruana vs R Rapport, 2014
   Dec-16-14 E Hansen vs G Meier, 2014
   Dec-16-14 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum (replies)
   Dec-16-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2013
   Dec-16-14 MostlyAverageJoe chessforum (replies)
   Dec-16-14 N Kazantsev vs N Vlassov, 2014
   Dec-15-14 G McCarthy vs M Kennefick, 1977 (replies)
   Dec-14-14 Kramnik vs Caruana, 2013
   Dec-14-14 London Chess Classic (2014) (replies)
   Dec-14-14 Adams vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Dec-12-14 C Mead vs Morphy, 1857
   Dec-12-14 Ribli vs Smyslov, 1982 (replies)
   Dec-12-14 X Delebarre vs L Cursoux, 1999 (replies)
   Dec-11-14 J Campbell vs A Ehrlich, 1990
   Dec-11-14 E J Diemer vs Toth, 1948 (replies)
   Dec-10-14 D Freeman vs M Legein, 2011 (replies)
   Dec-08-14 Speelman vs Van Wely, 2014 (replies)
   Dec-06-14 M Zaim vs M E Bida, 2011
   Dec-05-14 Alekhine vs J H Morrison, 1923
   Dec-05-14 Y Habu vs Kasparov, 2014 (replies)
   Dec-05-14 Menchik vs G A Thomas, 1929 (replies)
   Dec-02-14 Shirov vs S Sulskis, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-29-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-27-14 The Turk vs NN, 1770 (replies)
   Nov-26-14 W E Poutrus vs Keene, 1969
   Nov-25-14 Andrew Soltis (replies)
   Nov-20-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014) (replies)
   Nov-18-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-17-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-16-14 Greco vs NN, 1620
   Nov-16-14 Ivanchuk vs Short, 1994
   Nov-16-14 B Tan vs H Plasman, 2001 (replies)
   Nov-15-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-12-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-09-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-09-14 Mikhail Tal (replies)
   Nov-09-14 Z Topalovic vs B Golubovic, 2001
   Nov-08-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-08-14 W Heidenfeld vs H MacGrillen, 1974
   Nov-08-14 Fischer vs R Burger, 1963 (replies)
   Nov-08-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
   Nov-07-14 Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   Nov-07-14 Euwe vs E E Book, 1950 (replies)
   Nov-05-14 Miles vs P San Segundo Carrillo, 1995
   Nov-05-14 Gelfand vs Grischuk, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-04-14 V Vepkhvishvili vs Mosiashvili, 1971
   Nov-04-14 Alekhine vs Yates, 1922 (replies)
   Nov-04-14 Karjakin vs L Dominguez, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-03-14 I D Wells vs J Toothill, 1981
   Oct-17-14 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Oct-16-14 L Dominguez vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-16-14 FIDE Grand Prix Baku (2014) (replies)
   Oct-16-14 Mamedyarov vs Gelfand, 2014
   Oct-14-14 Vaganian vs Ulf Andersson, 1987 (replies)
   Oct-14-14 Gelfand vs Radjabov, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-11-14 D Andreikin vs Caruana, 2014
   Oct-10-14 Carlsen vs Dolmatov, 2004
   Oct-08-14 B Bok vs R Rapport, 2014
   Oct-08-14 Kasimdzhanov vs D Andreikin, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-07-14 Nakamura vs L Dominguez, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-07-14 M Llaneza-Vega vs R Brosa Alvarez, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-06-14 Gelfand vs D Andreikin, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-04-14 A Galkin vs V Malakhov, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-04-14 Gelfand vs Grischuk, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-03-14 Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-03-14 D Andreikin vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-02-14 Dr. S (replies)
   Oct-02-14 Yermolinsky vs E Tate, 2001 (replies)
   Oct-02-14 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-02-14 Zhao Xue vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2005
   Oct-01-14 A Kesim vs D Stevandic, 2007
   Sep-28-14 Mdluli Meluleki
   Sep-28-14 Mdluli Meluleki vs D Ntagasigumwami, 2014
   Sep-28-14 I Bilek vs Tal, 1967
   Aug-13-14 O Ajibowo vs L Pantsulaia, 2014
   Aug-13-14 E Postny vs M Mamatov, 2014
   Aug-13-14 Alshouha Basil vs Grischuk, 2014
   Aug-13-14 Z Almasi vs K Bengherabi, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-13-14 Chess Olympiad (2014) (replies)
   Aug-13-14 F Urkedal vs Ivanchuk, 2014
   Aug-13-14 Richmond Phiri
   Aug-10-14 L Dominguez vs Mamedyarov, 2014
   Aug-10-14 Carlsen vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-10-14 Samuel Shankland (replies)
   Aug-10-14 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-10-14 N Starr vs Y Rivera Negron, 2014
   Aug-09-14 B Gonzalez vs Aronian, 2014
   Aug-07-14 Anderssen vs Staunton, 1851 (replies)
   Aug-07-14 Guido den Broeder (replies)
   Aug-07-14 Le Quang Liem vs Adams, 2014
   Jul-13-14 D Baramidze vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Jul-13-14 Caruana vs Ponomariov, 2014 (replies)
   Jul-12-14 J Alfred vs P Walsh, 2005
   Jul-03-14 E Kengis vs Sveshnikov, 2005 (replies)
   Jul-03-14 T van de Berkmortel vs Bronstein, 1993 (replies)
   Jun-30-14 J P Morgan vs W P Shipley, 1890 (replies)
   Jun-29-14 Svidler vs Dreev, 1993
   Jun-29-14 S Sulskis vs A A Lopez, 2008
   Jun-29-14 Taimanov vs Larsen, 1970 (replies)
   Jun-28-14 A Yam vs I Krush, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-28-14 S Shankland vs D Haessel, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-28-14 FIDE Women's Grand Prix Lopota (2014) (replies)
   Jun-28-14 Keres vs Reshevsky, 1953
   Jun-28-14 H Zollner vs W Elm, 1934 (replies)
   Jun-27-14 V Kovalev vs R Edouard, 2013 (replies)
   Jun-27-14 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
   Jun-25-14 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014
   Jun-24-14 G Wall vs A Summerscale, 2002
   Jun-24-14 Janowski vs Schlechter, 1899
   Jun-24-14 Z Nilsson vs Geller, 1954 (replies)
   Jun-23-14 Lu Shanglei vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-23-14 Kosteniuk vs D Harika, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-23-14 Alexandru Crisan
   Jun-22-14 Rybka vs Houdini, 2011
   Jun-22-14 R W Smith vs D Body, 1980 (replies)
   Jun-21-14 perfidious chessforum (replies)
   Jun-21-14 J Rovira Mas vs W Heidenfeld, 1968
   Jun-21-14 Morphy vs A Morphy, 1848 (replies)
   Jun-21-14 G A Thomas vs A Brinckmann, 1929
   Jun-21-14 Van Wely vs Nunn, 1992 (replies)
   Jun-21-14 Nakamura vs A Goloshchapov, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-20-14 Sax vs Ehlvest, 1988 (replies)
   Jun-18-14 N Rogers vs J Foucault, 2001 (replies)
   Jun-18-14 Norway Chess Tournament (2014) (replies)
   Jun-17-14 Quintin Seijp V/d
   Jun-15-14 Karpov vs Short, 1992 (replies)
   Jun-14-14 Carlsen vs S Agdestein, 2014 (replies)
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  Domdaniel: <Annie> btw, Have you read anything by Neil Gaiman? I'm reading his 'American Gods' -- which is superb.
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  Annie K.: Nah, complement works ok for me. So a complimentary complement, or a complementary compliment then. :)

Haven't read anything by Gaiman yet - I think I have here somewhere a book he co-wrote with Pratchett, but I haven't read it yet.

I *have* read some Jasper Fforde you recommended a few years ago, on the other hand, and he is very, very funny. :)

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  Domdaniel: <A> Yeah, Fforde is seriously funny. Light, but funny ... and inventive.

Gaiman is darker, and writes beautifully. Reminds me, in some ways, of Iain Banks. As I've read pretty much everything by Banks, I'm happy that there are several Gaiman novels ahead of me.

Jan-16-15  Pulo y Gata: First, congratulations! You really have a good read of a profile.

As for winning an award twice, you have outshone Romain Gary. He's the only author to have won the Prix Goncourt twice, once in '56 (I've read his The Roots of Heaven, great read.) and another in '75. He used Émile Ajar to win the last one.

My point: You are above such trickery, sticking to <Domdaniel> and still grabbing the Caissars!

Seriously, congratulations.

I've read American Gods, I thought it was wonderfully thought out. I've read Stardust and Smokes and Mirrors, too. As for Fforde and Banks, I've read good words from friends, but I haven't found the time - alas!

Will look at your game with GM Short when I have enough time. Thanks for sharing.

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  FSR: Glad you liked my article. You might also enjoy this article of mine, which like First-move advantage in chess was Today's Featured Article on Wikipedia: I also am fond of the non-award-winning
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  Domdaniel: <FSR> Thanks -- excellent stuff. Brilliantly researched and very well written ... but also with something extra, touching on ideas and themes that reach beyond the nominal title of the articles.
Jan-18-15  Pulo y Gata: <Domdaniel> What a complicated struggle your game with Short was! I can't say I understand much of it, lol. I don't know the theory of that line; and I don't understand the finish and why it is a draw: Rxh6-gxh6.

Will look at it again when I have more time. What a game!

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  FSR: <Domdaniel> Thank you. My cheeks are crimson, as Larry Evans once said. :-)
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  Domdaniel: <Pulo y Gata> It wasn't a draw, unfortunately. I lost. But thanks for the comments.
Jan-19-15  Pulo y Gata: Opps, sorry about that <Domdaniel>. I got confused about the draw with Miles and did not even bother looking closely at the game score. That's embarrasing of me.
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  Domdaniel: Now reading: <Anansi Boys> by Neil Gaiman, a semi-follow-up (though not really a sequel) to American Gods.

Good stuff. Though this one reminds me of Douglas Adams rather than Iain Banks.

I see, incidentally, that American Gods was completed less than 20 miles from where I live. I wonder if there's something in the water?

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  Domdaniel: A dubious, albeit accurate, statistic: every day, about 5000 people in the world will experience some event with odds of a million-to-one against...
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  Annie K.: That sounds Adamsian too. ;)
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  parmetd: Dom, I am sorry to read about the loss of your chess book collection to a house fire. I have a fair number of duplicate books that I'd give to you. I have been struggling what to do with them as I seek to declutter in preparation for a move.
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  Domdaniel: <parmetd> If you can spare some books, I'd really appreciate it. My house, fortunately, was insured - but the insurance money went on important stuff like repairs, not trivia such as chess books. As luck would have it, the fire started in a room where, earlier that day, I'd assembled my chess books and scoresheets with a view to sorting them all out. Well, I guess they got sorted all right...

Strangely, I now find myself with several books on strategy and middlegames, but very few on openings or endgames, and hardly any game collections. If you can help I'll gladly contribute postage, though I'm not too well off right now... I had to stop working for a time after the fire.

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  parmetd: Great Dom, I will email you.
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  Domdaniel: <parmetd> Excellent, thanks. Decluttering is a good idea -- as long as you don't do it the way I did!
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  Domdaniel: <A> Uh, one, two, three, done.
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  Domdaniel: <A> You have a point about future types with a grudge. I guess that I currently use email so little that I undervalue the cost of having it troll-bombed. But having to set up a new address would be a hassle.

But *why* would anyone have a grudge against little/ lethal *ME* (delete as applicable)?

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  Annie K.: Dunno, but if somebody can even think Daniel is insulting them, you never know what these types will consider an insult next... ;s
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  Domdaniel: <Annie> Aha! I see your avatar-pic contains something that looks suspiciously like a cat. I had a cat once. She died. I was heartbroken. How dare you insult my poor shattered sensibilities in this manner?

And even if I had a dog or a, well, *gerbil* instead of a cat ... well, they're all pets. The hurt is what counts, you cruel, callous person, you...

Er, (sic!). Is this the kind of stuff you mean?

World's full of nutters, innit?

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  Annie K.: Yup, purrecisely. :)
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  parmetd: Well I emailed you the list. :)
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  Domdaniel: <parmetd> Thanks. Due to personal circumstances it may take me a few days to get back to you ... I'll explain when I have a chance. Thanks again.
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  parmetd: OK! Hope all is well.
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