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Member since Aug-11-06 · Last seen Nov-24-17
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. My 1976 simul game with him (I was black) began 1.d4 e6 2.e4 d5 3.Nd2 b6 ... unfortunately, I've lost the score: but it was a draw after White's Queen was exchanged for 3 pieces.

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.

From the Irish wave ... those who have written about the French Defence (Heidenfeld, Moles, Harding, Collins, O'Connor, Coffey), and those who played it (J.J. Walsh, J. Ryan, P. Short, S. Jessel, R. Beatty, et al).

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

Chessgames Present Hunt Clues Page

A Czech haiku, by Jan 'Honza' Cervenka:

Chceš-li remízu,
musíš hráti na výhru,
cíle tak dojdeš.

* "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)

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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A statistical analysis by Jeff Sonas (thanks to <BadKnight> for bringing it to my attention):

Game Collection: The Even More Flexible French

FIN de Partie

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   Domdaniel has kibitzed 29782 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Nov-24-17 Shah Hetul (replies)
Domdaniel: Has Hetul Shah given up chess?
   Nov-23-17 refutor chessforum
Domdaniel: Hi, refutor ... good to see you're active again, both in tournaments and in I enjoyed that game you had with your brother - especially as it opened 1.g3. I've been playing this lately but may have to rethink - I got blown away by former Irish champion Colm Daly ...
   Nov-23-17 H MacGrillen vs J Diez del Corral, 1972
Domdaniel: An early game in the line that later became the Vaganian Gambit ... though only when Vaganian's improvement 6...Bc5 (instead of 6...Qa5+) was introduced.
   Nov-23-17 Ding Liren vs Carlsen, 2017
Domdaniel: Au contraire, mon ami! -- We have many names for this puppy. The question, I guess, is whether the puppy itself responds to any of them.
   Nov-19-17 Adam Celander (replies)
Domdaniel: A rocket, by definition, is an engine which blows gases out of its rear end. What else do we need to say? We could maybe quote Thomas Pynchon: <There was a young fellow named Slattery Who fell for a 50-volt battery After the shock What was left of his cock Was all slimy
   Nov-18-17 L Dominguez vs W So, 2017
Domdaniel: Black's ...Ba6, exchanging LSBs, is a theme in many lines of the French.
   Nov-18-17 Edmond Noel Mulcahy
Domdaniel: Next year, 2018, will be the 50th anniversary of Mulcahy's death. A special edition of the Mulcahy Cup - a single open - takes place in January. Details: Early entries include: IM AA Lopez, FM C Daly, and yrs truly.
   Nov-17-17 J P Le Roux vs G Singh, 2005
Domdaniel: A very efficient win by Le Roux. The Anti-Winawer line 4.Bd3 (aka the Canadian Variation) is more dangerous than it looks.
   Nov-17-17 S Williams vs R Pert, 2002
Domdaniel: Interesting opening experiment by the Ginger GM. One would think that White players would be in no hurry to repeat it, but Le Roux vs Jackson (Kilkenny 2017) followed up to move 4, then varied with 5.c4 Bg7 6.Nc3 dxc4. Admittedly White was a GM playing a lower-rated opponent in ...
   Nov-16-17 Nakamura vs Topalov, 2017
Domdaniel: <posoo> Oh no, you're worse than borrobian (or even barbarian - supposedly derived from 'bar-bar', which was what strange languages sounded like to the ancient Greeks). Perhaps sudden death is tartaric ... like the acid of that name? But in fact what players 'enjoy' is ...
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   Sep-19-17 chessforum (replies)
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   Sep-18-17 Nimzowitsch vs NN, 1896 (replies)
   Sep-18-17 Bogoljubov vs Nimzowitsch, 1914
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   Sep-16-17 M Keserovic vs H Westerinen, 2006
   Sep-15-17 Svidler vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-14-17 Keene vs J N Sugden, 1962
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   Sep-12-17 R Meyes vs A Pop, 2012
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   Sep-12-17 Conor O'Shaughnessy
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   Sep-11-17 Yu Yangyi vs Svidler, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-11-17 S P Sethuraman vs A Giri, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-10-17 S Berndt vs P Nikolic, 2016
   Sep-10-17 M Zumsande vs Lenderman, 2014
   Sep-10-17 C de Ronde vs H Kamstra, 1938 (replies)
   Sep-09-17 Speelman vs P Littlewood, 2002
   Sep-09-17 Murey vs P Littlewood, 1983 (replies)
   Sep-09-17 Carlsen vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-09-17 D Sorm vs A Zienkiewicz, 2007
   Sep-08-17 O Salmensuu vs T E Wiley, 2000
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   Sep-08-17 D Dubov vs S Elistratov, 2017
   Sep-08-17 D Dubov vs Karjakin, 2017
   Sep-08-17 Navara vs I Cheparinov, 2017
   Sep-07-17 S Romanov vs C O'Hare, 1999
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   Aug-20-17 H Fabian vs J Fichtl, 1963
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   Aug-19-17 L Dominguez vs Aronian, 2017
   Aug-19-17 Karjakin vs Navara, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-19-17 A Becker vs Nimzowitsch, 1925 (replies)
   Aug-19-17 Fischer vs E Gomez, 1970
   Aug-19-17 Anand vs Bologan, 2003 (replies)
   Aug-19-17 R Zile vs Nyberg, 1984 (replies)
   Aug-19-17 Kasparov vs Nakamura, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-19-17 L Dominguez vs Kasparov, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-18-17 Tarrasch vs Teichmann, 1912 (replies)
   Aug-18-17 Aronian vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2017
   Aug-18-17 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-14-17 Aronian vs Navara, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-13-17 T Harding vs J Penrose, 1972
   Aug-13-17 Blackburne vs Paulsen, 1870
   Aug-13-17 Taran Jina vs D Fitzsimons, 2017
   Aug-13-17 S Williams vs A Longson, 2017
   Aug-13-17 E Paoli vs C Kottnauer, 1949 (replies)
   Aug-11-17 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-11-17 A Muzychuk vs N Zhukova, 2005
   Aug-11-17 G Welling vs B van der Grinten, 1974
   Aug-11-17 Pelikan vs P Bohosiewicz, 1936
   Aug-11-17 Sinquefield Cup (2017) (replies)
   Aug-11-17 W So vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-11-17 Aronian vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2017
   Aug-11-17 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-10-17 Anand vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-10-17 Igor Ivanov vs V Mezentsev, 2000
   Aug-10-17 Nakamura vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-09-17 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Karjakin, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-07-17 Znosko-Borovsky vs Duchamp, 1932
   Aug-07-17 H Danielsen vs M Tandrup, 2005
   Aug-07-17 Philip Michael Short
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   Jul-15-17 Speelman vs R Bates, 2017
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   Jun-30-17 Robert Fischer
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   May-30-17 P Pantelidakis vs F Rhine, 1974
   May-25-17 Paul H Fields
   May-22-17 Tom O'Gorman vs J Fehr, 2016
   May-14-17 M R Nechaeva vs A Muzychuk, 2012
   May-10-17 Eric Lobron
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   May-07-17 R Roy (replies)
   May-05-17 Gulko vs Chiburdanidze, 1978 (replies)
   May-05-17 A Chernin vs Marjanovic, 1987
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   Apr-24-17 Tiviakov vs L van Foreest, 2016
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   Apr-24-17 C Andersson vs F McCluskey, 1993
   Apr-23-17 Paulsen vs Kolisch, 1861
   Apr-21-17 Aronian vs Yifan Hou, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-13-17 James McConnell
   Apr-11-17 D Naroditsky vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-10-17 US Championship (2017) (replies)
   Apr-09-17 Kamsky vs Onischuk, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-08-17 Maggie Feng vs S Foisor, 2017
   Apr-08-17 W So vs Kamsky, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-08-17 S Boden vs Owen, 1856
   Apr-07-17 Akobian vs Caruana, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-07-17 Kamsky vs Akobian, 2017
   Apr-07-17 G Jones vs T Rendle, 2011
   Apr-05-17 Robson vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-04-17 R Wojtaszek vs S Williams, 2011
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   Apr-04-17 Larry Evans vs H Gordon, 1946
   Apr-03-17 Shabalov vs Onischuk, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-02-17 Onischuk vs Caruana, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-02-17 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-02-17 Y Zherebukh vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-02-17 Smyslov vs A Filipowicz, 1973
   Mar-30-17 Nunn vs Adorjan, 1975 (replies)
   Mar-30-17 W So vs Shabalov, 2017 (replies)
   Mar-30-17 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2017 (replies)
   Mar-30-17 S Shankland vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Mar-30-17 Emily Nguyen vs N Paikidze, 2017
   Mar-27-17 D Laylo vs Navara, 2009
   Mar-27-17 Velimirovic vs J Levitt, 1987
   Mar-27-17 R Quinn vs G McCarthy, 2011
   Mar-25-17 A Ramirez Alvarez vs F Rambaldi, 2017
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   Mar-19-17 E Cordova vs A Ipatov, 2017 (replies)
   Mar-19-17 E Cordova vs S Sevian, 2017
   Mar-19-17 A Ipatov vs Y Zherebukh, 2017
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   Mar-19-17 E Cordova vs V Fedoseev, 2017
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   Mar-03-17 Shiqun Ni vs N Pogonina, 2017
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   Jan-19-17 Van Wely vs W So, 2017
   Jan-19-17 Sasikiran vs A Muzychuk, 2012 (replies)
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   Jan-13-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
   Jan-13-17 O Castro vs Petrosian, 1976 (replies)
   Jan-10-17 R Svane vs A Hilverda, 2015
   Jan-09-17 Derek Geoffrey Horseman (replies)
   Jan-06-17 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-03-17 Kasparov vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-01-17 R Bellin vs Justin Tan, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-30-16 G McCarthy vs K O'Mahoney, 2016
   Dec-30-16 Dominic Lawson
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   Dec-23-16 V Zaltsman vs L A Schneider, 1984
   Dec-23-16 W R Ballard vs J Fagan, 1884
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   Dec-23-16 Fred Dewhirst Yates (replies)
   Dec-23-16 Spirit of Adventure vs Donald Duck, 1959
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   Dec-23-16 J Mason vs L D Barbour, 1876
   Dec-22-16 M Cornette vs G Jones, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-22-16 New Zealand Open (2016) (replies)
   Dec-22-16 Topalov vs Nakamura, 2016
   Dec-22-16 E Iturrizaga vs S Sulskis, 2014
   Dec-22-16 Kim Le Quang vs R Meessen, 2006
   Dec-22-16 Kieu Thien Kim Le vs M Muzychuk, 2008
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   Dec-21-16 G Nakhbayeva vs T Sachdev, 2010
   Dec-21-16 G Nakhbayeva vs A Muzychuk, 2014
   Dec-21-16 ACP Golden Classic (2012)
   Dec-21-16 Kasparov vs L G Munoz Flores, 1997
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   Dec-20-16 Keres vs K Richter, 1942 (replies)
   Dec-18-16 James Essinger
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  moronovich: <Boomie: I was amazed at the celerity shown by the porn industry when just days after the release, they came out with "Shaving Ryan's Privates".>

Starring Mate Demon and Boner from U2.

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  Domdaniel: No, that was The Hedge from U2.

At least that was his name until the shaving scene.

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  moronovich: So kind of hegdecock variation ?

On a more serious note.
You asked for another opening than yourr beloved frrench,a while ago.

And here is one idea.1e4-c6.2.d4-d5.3.Nc3/d2-dxe4.4.Nxe4-and now Nf6(!).5.NxNf6-exf6(!).This is the tabya. For the price of the doubled f-pawn and
only 3 pawns vs 4 in the center,black
has an easy development:Bd6/0-0/Re8 and
N to d7 playing with going to e6 or g6.
Both bishops are in a way pointing at the white King(No bad french bishop:). Playing with the doubled f-pawn is not easy,but neither it is for the opponent! The last 2 games with this opening?
Nepo-Carlsen 0-1,rapidchess
Kajakin-Navarra 0-1 rapid as well.

So it was meant as an idea for thought and inspiration.And sometimes it can be so refreshing to get away from ones own welltrotten pattern.

All the best.

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  Boomie: <On a more serious note.>

That's allowed here? Who knew?

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  Domdaniel: <moronovich> - thanks for that. The Caro-Kann is something I toy with from time to time. I usually persuade myself that (a) White may get a dangerous kingside attack, (b) the Rubinstein French is just as good, and (c) Black has ideas in the French that improve on the CK.

That said, I suspect the Caro and French are close in overall potency - the French has maybe more lines.

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  Domdaniel: <Boomster> Of course it's allowed.

"Nothing is true, everything is permitted".

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  Domdaniel: <moronovich> - your opening line reminds me a little of the Katalymov variation of the French -- 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2/c3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Qd5!? and then either 5.Bd3 Nf6 or 5.Nc3 Bb4.

I haven't played this seriously for years - I remember playing it repeatedly (without much success) against the then Irish champion Kernan in the 1970s, when we both played for the same university team.

I've tried it occasionally since, but it's the kind of opening that deserves to be refuted.

The inventor, Boris Katalymov, sprung it on Keres in the mid-60s ... and then tried it again about 35 years later.

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  Domdaniel: <moronovich> On further reflection, I see your Caro line is actually one that I sometimes play in casual games -- though I prefer 5...gxf6 to 5...exf6. This was a favourite idea of Larsen's, as I recall.

I just reckon that if Black is happy to play 4...Nf6, accepting an exchange of knights and doubled pawns, he may as well open the g-file and create a serious imbalance.

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  Domdaniel: When they say "Find your worst piece and improve it" they do *not* mean "pick it up off the floor and put it back on the board".
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  Boomie: <Domdaniel: When they say "Find your worst piece and improve it" they do *not* mean "pick it up off the floor and put it back on the board".>

I thought it meant "girl friend". People are always trying to improve their better halves.

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  OhioChessFan: "Take my worst piece, please."
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  Domdaniel: A tournament game I played today as Black, and am inordinately pleased with...

W: DM (1407)
B: GM: (1812)

1.e4 e6
2.d4 d5
3.exd5 exd5
4.Bd3 Bd6
5.Ne2 Nc6
6.0-0 Nf6
7.c3 0-0
8.Bg5? Bxh2+!
9.Kh1 Bd6
10.Ng3 h6
11.Be3? Ng4!
12.Nf5 Bxf5
13.Bxf5 Qh4+

My opponent was aged about 13 and rated in the 1400s ... am I a bully, or what?

Actually, he's better than this. Another year or so and I may not get the chance again...

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  Alien Math: nice game <Domdaniel> as for bully or not, by playing your best you give your opponent a chance to see what needs to be improved in their games, one of the benefits of playing above your rating (or theirs if they are the lower rating)
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  Domdaniel: Hi <Alien> and thanks. Yes, you're right - one should not ease up against younger players. Apart from everything else, they're unlikely to return the favour when they 'get good'.
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  OhioChessFan: "Humor and laughter - not necessarily derogatory derision - are my pet tools. This may come from my general philosophy of never taking the world too seriously - for fear of dying of boredom."  
- Marcel Duchamp

Wish I'd said that-or lived it.

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  Domdaniel: <Ohio> Me too.

Where did you find that quote, if I may ask? I thought I was familiar with the main Duchamp sources - I have a book of his correspondence, and a biography, plus a couple of (deeply cryptic) art theory works...

In any case, not taking the world too seriously sounds like a good recipe ... and then I remember that Duchamp lived in the era of Hitler and Stalin ... and perhaps being flippant was not the ideal way of confronting their evil.

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  Domdaniel: <Ohio> But I must say I'm deeply impressed by Marcel's phrase "not necessarily derogatory derision". That seems to sum up the whole LOL-culture we see online. Stupidity, jeering, mocking for the sake of it, lollery gone mad.

Duchamp points to a more subtle and intelligent form of humour. The kind seen (in my opinion) in your song parodies and pastiches.

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  Domdaniel: <your opening line reminds me a little of the Katalymov variation of the French -- 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2/c3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Qd5!? and then either 5.Bd3 Nf6 or 5.Nc3 Bb4.>

Improbably, a week after posting that I played in the Munster Championship, where I had been 2nd in 2016. This time I ran into an in-form Nick Larter, and only came 4th - his rating is much the same as mine, and I'd never lost to him. That was about to change, when I played a French with 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 a6 4.Be3 ... got into trouble and lost, even missing a forced draw near the end. Ouch.

Nick actually had 5 French games out of five - including the Katalymov and Alapin variations (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Be3?!) - which I hadn't seen in 30 years!

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  Domdaniel: Two American words, widely used on this site - not *only* on this site, obviously - increasingly annoy me. They are "root for" and "sucks".

Both have clear sexual connotations - strangely, this is often unknown to those who use them frequently.

"Root (for)" - meaning to cheer for or support a sports competitor - is made dubious by the fact that in some varieties of English 'root' is a synonym for sexual intercourse.

"Sucks" is even clearer and more interesting. Somebody in the Kibitzer's Café recently used the phrase "sucks on a big one" as a way of intensifying the word.

The implication could barely be more clear: oral sex is equated with failure, weakness, and loss. The entities that are said to 'suck' are linked unequivocally to male homosexuality. Gays suck, therefore gays are weak un-American losers.

Both words have begun to spread across the Atlantic in recent years. Probably just the reflex actions of idiots who think American words are cool ... but even so.

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  chancho: Thanks for the well wishes, <Dom>.
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  Alien Math: if there were any gods they should have let you be for fear the wraith of friends unleashed,

your almost photogenetic ability to read and recall words spoken in jest in other's books should be a source of pride, your ability to read characters is unsurpassed in this generation i think

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  zanzibar: <Dom> I wonder about the etymology of sucks:

<Meaning "do fellatio" is first recorded 1928.>

But, an earlier use, with the modern meaning clearly on exhibit:

<<Suck eggs> is from 1906.>

"Suck eggs" is the root usage I first learned.

(Not sure I like the new redesign of my favorite etymology site - it sucks in comparison to the older design, imo. I'd root for the older design's return, but I'm sure the mobile influence is here to stay, alas!

root (v.2)
"cheer, support," 1889, American English, originally in a baseball context, probably from root (v.1) via intermediate sense of "study, work hard" (1856). Related: Rooted; rooting.

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  Domdaniel: < idiots who think American words are cool >

Cool, eh? Obviously I'm also one of those idiots.

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  Domdaniel: <Zanzi> Very interesting. I've seen the phrase 'suck eggs' - but only, I think, in the phrase "teach your grandmother to suck eggs" where there doesn't seem to be any implication of failure or weakness. The opposite, if anything: elderly grannies, being toothless, have expertise in egg-sucking and thus teaching them the art is futile.
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  Domdaniel: <Alien Math> Whether there are any gods or not, they tend to let me be. It's an everybody-wins universe.

Thanks for the encouragement.

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