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Joshka
Member since Apr-03-04 · Last seen Oct-25-14
Play on the ICC. Looking to play folks in the 1350-1750 range. Like slow time control. Enjoy match's where we play up to a certain number of wins. First to win four, five, ect. Draws not counting, time controls of 120 minutes for 40 moves, or with increments, using 45/45, or 30/30.
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   Joshka has kibitzed 4518 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-23-14 Garry Kasparov (replies)
 
Joshka: <Moszkowski012273> Never had the chance to try the red Burgundy's. I'm sure that's a top shelf expensive wine!?
 
   Oct-23-14 Robert James Fischer (replies)
 
Joshka: <juan31> I, like I'm sure many, many others here at this site, and on other sites around the world, learned to play chess as a child by figuring out the moves reading the instruction booklet and maybe having an adult help you along. This was around 1957 -1959. The item that ...
 
   Oct-19-14 Arthur Bisguier (replies)
 
Joshka: <SteinitzLives> Hey if simuls count, I'm one degree away from Petrosian!:-) Got to play him in Boston, Ma. in the early 80's.
 
   Oct-19-14 Greenblatt vs Fischer, 1977 (replies)
 
Joshka: Another chapter in Bobby's life that nothing has been written about, at least nothing I have come across anyway. Who arranged for Bobby to play ? What were the provisions? Where were the games played? When in 1977? Where did Bobby stay. Was he a guest of MIT? Nothing is ever written,
 
   Oct-18-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Joshka: <The Focus> Yes, I meant Taimanov. Thanks:-)
 
   Oct-13-14 Wesley So (replies)
 
Joshka: I was reading something about Wes, now being banned from participation in the coming World championship cycle?? Cause his home country will not allow him to change and play for the USA? I'm sure it all boils down to 'money' Can't the USCF poney up,for lack of a better word 'bribe" ...
 
   Oct-07-14 Ron W Henley
 
Joshka: <perfidious> hey thanks for that info, and I didn't know you were a National Master!!
 
   Oct-07-14 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
 
Joshka: <perfidious> Oh all right, well then that explains that!!LOL;-) Just don't know why the heavy hitters would pass on the opportunity to participate in the largest prize fund in history. This is why chess will NEVER be mainstream here in the states. The players themselves screw ...
 
   Sep-29-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
Joshka: <bobthebob> <fischer lived in Iceland and spoke the language> Uhmmm...got any proof that he spoke the language? I have never seen proof, but maybe you have?...also Korchnoi was raised in the former USSR, defected to Switzerland, but no one would claim he's Swiss. Also ...
 
   Sep-27-14 James Tarjan (replies)
 
Joshka: Great news on GMTarjan!! Well he's retirement age now, so he'll have time to devout to chess!! Wish him all the luck!!! Even great to hear about GM Henley!! He's was Karpov's 2nd many years back!!!
 
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May-17-07
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  Joshka: <Freidenker> I work this Friday at that time....wont be available to play until wednesday morning ICC time between 6am-10am start time...sorry:-(
Jun-21-07
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  Joshka: Maybe if Vlad can't play, why not extend an invite to Korchnoi, or Spassky......Spassky was just given a "condo" in Elista, for his lifetime achievements in chess, Korchnoi has been playing like a man who's blind to "father-time".
Jul-10-07
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  talisman: just read Thornton's comment on bobby's page.who is this guy?? we need to call TaxiDriver and tell him to call his uncle...we got a "job" for him.
Jul-11-07
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  talisman: joshka...that quote sounded like hayton3. i asked chancho just now for an answer on hayton(hayton3 got banned awhile back w/ the goldsby deal).
Jul-11-07
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  talisman: oh well...chancho says no.
Jul-27-07
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  chesstoplay: Hi.. no, I'm not chess2play on ICC, but I do, of course, like the name!!

I rarely play except against computer programs late at night when I'm trying to fall asleep.

Most of what I do is on the business organizational front and endless administrative chess related "stuff".

My passion is to teach and keep creating more chess for everyone.

Your friend in chess,

Peter / chesstoplay

Mar-12-08
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  Shams: hey <Joshka>-- you know what? you were right about Mickey Rourke. He is pretty good. I stand corrected. After I shot my mouth off I decided to rent 9 1/2 weeks. I quite liked it.
Apr-18-09
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  Joshka: Hey dad, just to let ya know, you are still loved and missed by all very, very much. Took Evan out today with Larry to help him with his driving test, he can do it, just needs a little patience. If you're in cahoots with the "driving Angel"....make sure he or she is reminded that he goes for his test Friday, the 24th. The old house you built is still holding up just fine, it never ceases to amaze me how ya did it! But I'm so thankfull you did!:-).....I'm not all too sure you'll get this, but hoping you do......it's written, these cyber air/waves, or whatever....are controlled by "the prince and power of the air"....but all is still a mystery for us all still around down here. Again, this day reminded me of you, and just to let you know, when we gathered at Sues's house after the funeral, the phone did ring loud and clear! Sorry we didn't pick it up in time!;-)....I know you are in peace......love always Bruce
Apr-28-09  hackmate: Hello Bruce,

I am all moved in now. Great place, very nice family too. Getting ready for the big wedding day.

Aug-21-09  SugarDom: Yes, it's kind of common for Filipinos with Chinese background....

Probably no relations.

Nov-03-09  timhortons: joshka i see your posted kibitz at kibitzers cafe.

i see 26 games on it at gameknot.com database.

if i had time i can retrieve some of it for you.

now if your looking for some GM's game on it, i had no idea.

Nov-12-09  timhortons: joshka id seen the photo of bobby's daughter posted at chessbase.

tell me what is your initial reaction when you see the photo?

for me im a bit shock since it defy my expectation.

Feb-14-10  spawn2: <Joshka>

Yes, I live in the Philippines. Had the privilege of rubbing elbows with some of the GMs from the Philippines who were all nice guys.

Oct-06-11  JoergWalter: <timhortons> my filipino friend Angel used to say :"Oh, looks like your neighbour".
Oct-18-11  JoergWalter: Hi <Joshka> the date doesn't work for the search function either (on Johnny Carson). maybe the erased the show?
Oct-18-11
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  Joshka: <JoergWalter> It seems like they change the way the dates are inserted to find which date one wants ...for today I had to put in the year first.....1972-11-08....yesterday I had to put in the month first......11-08-1972....but Seg #10 Guest Interview you see Bobby sitting there right next to Carson and then Seg #11 is a commercial, and Bobby there again for Seg # 12.
Oct-18-11  JoergWalter: Thanks <Joshka> it worked. great stuff. Will give the link to <JessicaFischerQueen> who is doing a fantastic job on chess history.
Oct-19-11
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  Joshka: <JoergWalter) great glad it worked for ya!!!
Jan-14-12
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  Phony Benoni: <Joshka> Sorry, but I can't seem to find information as to the actual site of the 1957 US Open in Cleveland. One possible suggest: if you have from CD-ROM from USCF containing the issues of Chess Life and Chess Review, go through the early issues of 1957 and see if you can find an ad for the tournament. That should mention the site.

By the way, you may have noticed that I had two alternate crosstables for the 1957 US Open in the collection. I have now removed one, and feel the correct one is left.

Jun-22-12  I play the Fred: Hey <Joshka>, thanks for the invite. I'm on FICS right now.
Feb-14-13
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  juan31: joshka: i read years a go a note in a spanish magazine of chess writen for a GM from Spain ( i go to try to find the isue and the name of the magazine) he talk of a "guest" that "play out of this galaxy" in internet this master and some friend make a analisis whit computers of some games of this "guest" and concluded, not was a program, one day they ask "who are you?" to the guest and only respond a "excentric player" i dont now if was o not true, but he thing that this "guest" was GMI of chess R. J. Fischer
Feb-20-13
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  Phony Benoni: <Joshka> On another page some time ago, you asked about tournament pages for the Lone Pine events. We finally have one:

Lone Pine (1975)

By far the biggest hang-up for these (and many other tournaments) is the unavailabliity for specific dates for individual rounds. You'd think that information would be routinely available, but it's not. I have the Lone Pine bulletins for 1978, 1979, and 1980, but there is not a single round date to be found.

This is important because the game list on the tournament pages is arranged by date of the game. Without dates, the order of games is somewhat random.

A few tournaments have been pushed through without dates, but we much prefer to have them if at all possible.

By the way, the Lone Pine tournaments were never all-GM tournaments, nor where they designed to be. The main goal was to give U.S. masters, particularly juniors, a chance to meet international-level competition. In later years, they were altered to provide title norm chances for U.S. players.

Feb-24-13
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  Benzol: <Joshka> Something to keep you going for a wee while Lone Pine (1979)

:)

Mar-30-13
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  talisman: <Joshka> left you a baseball note on my forum. thanks.
Aug-24-14
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  offramp: < Joshka:... Check out the latest game from that Euro team tourney Kasparov-Adams...a VERY exciting draw in a Nimzo. Both players were walking the tight-rope!>

I wish you'd provide a link as I can't find this game.

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