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|Jan-30-11|| ||Domdaniel: And so we must bid farewell to lucubratory prognostications and superfluous redundancies...|
Deep in the perfume mines of Ulhumbria, sweating miners labour in tropical heat to extract precious olfactory essences, nasally pleasing to man and woman alike, from the recalcitrant earth. Even the perspiration shed by these miners, perfumed by contact with mysterious molecules, is prized by the natives. The mine owner, Don Edificio Della Septum, is firm but fair, with the finest nose in the Southern Cone. When a Yanqui Corporation attempted to buy him out, he demurred graciously, ignoring their initial entreaties. When they grew more brash in their unseemly lust for profit, Don Edificio wrote:
"I saw your message. After having Scent Mine in my family for generations, I will not change now."
|Jan-31-11|| ||Eyal: <Dom> Great tournament summary (though it remains to be seen, of course).|
|Feb-08-11|| ||mqhelisi: On The Ng6 line 27.Nxd5 is cool much better than playing later mate surely coming quickly here!|
|Feb-14-11|| ||shivasuri4: <eyal>,the Aeroflot page seemed a little empty of analysis without you posting there today.|
|Feb-16-11|| ||Stonehenge: Completely useless web site:
|Mar-04-11|| ||shivasuri4: I hope you are alright,<eyal>.It's been 20 long days since you posted.|
|Mar-09-11|| ||shivasuri4: <eyal>,did you notice the astonishing comeback Koneru Humpy made in the final event of the women's Grand Prix at Qatar?
Danielian needed just 1 point from the last two games to prevent Humpy from qualifying and enable Dzagnidze to qualify for the WC match against Yifan Hou?I have a question for you here.Do you know of any such multiple game comebacks like this in world championship qualifiers previously?|
|Mar-29-11|| ||jessicafischerqueen: "And within easy reach of the proposed M-25"
|Feb-28-12|| ||Stonehenge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jyb-...|
|Mar-10-12|| ||brankat: Whatever happened to Eyal? Not seen in more than a year.|
|May-11-12|| ||shivasuri4: Yay, <eyal> reappears after a very long hiatus!|
|May-11-12|| ||Annie K.: <Eyal> good to see you back here! :)|
|May-11-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <kraba> look I predicted your return! Here is date stamped scientific proof:|
<Yes I wonder if <Eyal> is going to watch the match? I wonder if he will ever come back here>
I'm a bloody Nostradamus.
|May-11-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: *Negev*|
|May-11-12|| ||hms123: <Eyal> is in the house!|
|May-12-12|| ||Eyal: Hi everyone, thanks for the welcome.
<Jess> Well, strictly speaking you said that you <wonder> - but I'll give you the credit anyhow...
|May-12-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <kraba> I didn't get where I am today by not taking credit for the achievements of others.|
Bloody Antonioni rushing out his version of "L'Avventura" whilst mine was still at the chemists.
|May-12-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <At the risk of appearing as someone who has way too much free time on his hands>|
You didn't get where you are today by not having too much free time on your hands.
|May-13-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: May-13-12
"<Eyal: <<<The only way to save chess is to switch to Fischer-random chess immediately.>>> Can they at least finish this match before the switch, or do you want them to start playing Fischer-random tomorrow?>"
|May-13-12|| ||Eyal: *vintage kraba*?|
|May-13-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: heh
Yes well I already repeated a joke I made 1,000 times in here so I figured this time I'd go with the "Implied vintage Kraba."
As a literary scholar, of course, you'll recognize this trope.
<BANANA v ELEPHANT 2012> You know how easily ELEPHANT could stomp off with the crown here eh? BANANA seems a little nervous, he'd better start playing like "The Tiger of Madras" or it all might slip away.
Nobody wants to see every page of this website clogged for the next two years about how the World Champion shouldn't be champion.
On the other hand, an ELEPHANT victory here would be less of a shock than a <Schlechter> victory over <Lasker>, which almost happened by a heart beat.
Have you ever played through that Match? Short match with almost all Draws, and yet very exciting and beautiful many of them. That is an underrated Match in my view.
|May-13-12|| ||Eyal: <Nobody wants to see every page of this website clogged for the next two years about how the World Champion shouldn't be champion.>|
Well, at least if Gelfand wins the match and then keeps playing unimpressively in tournaments, it will be obvious that it's because he's hiding preparation for the next match...
Anyway, I'm rooting for him even though he has the charisma of a radish and I'm not rating his chances very highly. But if the match goes into tiebreaks, I don't think his chances are as bad as a lot of people around here seem to assume. When you look at the world cup and the candidates tournament together, you see that in order to get to this match he won ten matches overall and five of them on tiebreaks; in the last of these, against Kamsky, he even managed to win in a must-win situation with Black after loosing with White. So he has proved that he's extremely strong in these situations.
Btw, I knew that he is extremely driven and focused, but I didn't realize just how much until I read an article that was published in the Israeli press a couple of months ago, containing quite a lot of information about his childhood and youth. Seems like from about the age of four he knows exactly what he's going to do in order to get to where he is today - during the next two hours, two weeks, two months... Nine o'clock eat an egg for breakfast; ten o'clock take a walk for physical fitness; twelve o'clock have a session with seconds; May 11 play 3...d5.
(I suppose your Hebrew isn't fluent enough to read this, but there are some nice pictures of him as a child, and also of a stack of albums which are part of the 60 albums compiled over the years by his father to document every aspect of his life and career - rather touching)
<Lasker - Schlechter> I know the famous last game, in which, as far as I recall, Schlechter plays like someone who desperately needs to win rather than to draw (aren't there some related theories concerning a secret clause about him needing to win the match by a margin of two games?)
|May-14-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <kraba> great post, thanks for all that detailed information on ELEPHANT. I'm glad you quoted so much because "my" Hebrew is non existent. I like chess history pictures though, good source.|
As for the secret "2 game clause", according to <Schlechter> biographer <Warren Goldman>, there's no evidence to support this claim:
"Unfortunately, conditions governing the truncated contest were never published so far as the author has been able to determine. The researcher looks in vain for either a one-or two-point clause..."
However, <Lasker> certainly had a 2 game win clause in previously published conditions for a match in 1908, a match that didn't happen of course.
I think it could be good for chess if <Gelfand> wins. If people say he's not worthy to be champ after he's champ, then let them prove it over the board in the next cycle.
|May-14-12|| ||Boomie: <Eyal: <Lasker - Schlechter> I know the famous last game, in which, as far as I recall, Schlechter plays like someone who desperately needs to win rather than to draw (aren't there some related theories concerning a secret clause about him needing to win the match by a margin of two games?)>|
The day before the final game, Lasker told reporters that if, as it appeared, Schlechter wins the match, then a good man will have become champion. Everyone including Lasker assumed that all Schlechter had to do was draw the final game. So I'm pretty sure from this that he only needed to win by one point.
But Schlechter was an incurable romantic. He felt bad for Lasker that he would lose the championship for one blunder in 10 games. So he played for a win.
Really one of the great stories in WC history. It galls me that JFQ Media Enterprises, Ltd. refused to produce a movie on Schlechter. However since we are in litigation over this issue, I refer you to her lawyer, hms123.
|May-14-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Tim> you need to list a source for that anecdote, or it's just another bit of rumor eh? And the source has to be something substantial, viz "the horse's mouth" as published in a newspaper report or chess journal and such. Please list it if you have it, or remember the book it's from.|
Not so! In fact I purchased, and read, <Schlechter's> very fine biography due to your spirited defence of <Carl> after I referred to him as a positional draw meister.
<Warren Goldman's> 1994 biography on Carl is on the chess historian's "A list" due to his comprehensive research and academic rigor. Every single factual claim and anecdote about Carl is footnoted to a primary source. There are only a handful of actual history books on chess masters like this.
I will indeed make a film about Carl, but it might take five years to do it, given that I can't do everyone at once.
You should be warned that <hms123> is a dubious resource at present due to being mixed up in this "Teapot Dome Scandal," whatever that is.
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