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JimNorCal
Member since Mar-02-12 · Last seen Oct-21-18
My name is Jim, I live in northern California.

   JimNorCal has kibitzed 1671 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-21-18 105th ch-GBR (2018) (replies)
 
JimNorCal: Well, maybe hors concours can be used as "not competing for a prize", but isn't it more frequently used to mean "unrivaled", iow no one competes with them because they are beyond compare, in another category altogther? In which case, a foreigner might take first prize and ...
 
   Oct-21-18 S Takacs vs M Monticelli, 1926
 
JimNorCal: "Dang! And the sac looked SO promising!!"
 
   Oct-21-18 Gyorgy Fluss
 
JimNorCal: thomas tonk: "a friend of the coeval Nimzowitsch" Fascinating. "coeval" is a perfectly good word, but one which I've never seen used. More commonly used by native speakers is "contemporary", as in "Nimzo and Fluss were contemporaries".
 
   Oct-21-18 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
JimNorCal: I'm looking for Isle of Man coverage too. I played in it once. Wonderful memories, beautiful place!
 
   Oct-21-18 Nimzowitsch vs G Fluss, 1906
 
JimNorCal: In Reinfeld's book Nimzovich the Hypermodern he quotes Nimzo around move 17. I don't have the book anymore but the quote goes something like this: "And now my good friend Dr Fluss leaned comfortably back in his chair as one who would say 'the endgame will not be so easy but we'll ...
 
   Oct-19-18 Daniel Gormally
 
JimNorCal: For any podcast listeners out there, check out The Perpetual Chess podcast. Dozens and dozens of interviews including one with GM Gormally.
 
   Oct-17-18 E Warren
 
JimNorCal: OCF: it's not 1/1024 Cherokee anyway. They used genetic matches to Puruvians, Colombians and some other South American country as a "proxy" for Native American. No direct match to Cherokee at all. Sen Warren does have a strong familial connection to a white military guard on the ...
 
   Oct-14-18 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
 
JimNorCal: "this statement represents the <unanimous> consensus opinion of both site Ownership <and> Admin" Both Lee and Susan, eh? OK, got it. Once the new moderators are in place, hopefully Ownership and Admin will be freed up to focus on chess. Yay! In the old days I never ...
 
   Oct-14-18 Kashdan vs E Steiner, 1937
 
JimNorCal: Kashdan has the initiative and is looking good ... until he isn't! An abrupt change of fortune.
 
   Oct-07-18 Susan Freeman chessforum (replies)
 
JimNorCal: Would like to see the British Championship added. It fell through the cracks.
 
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