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Joshka
Member since Apr-03-04 · Last seen Nov-19-17
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 5043 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-19-17 F Roeberg vs P Chandler, 2002
 
Joshka: Is this a training game?
 
   Nov-15-17 Anatoly Karpov
 
Joshka: <todicav23> What do you mean, you think he cheated???
 
   Nov-10-17 Eugenio Torre (replies)
 
Joshka: <spawn2> <understand why Karpov will not play> Being a former World Champion would NOT disqualify him I do not think. But probably Karpov has had enough of the chess wars.
 
   Nov-10-17 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
 
Joshka: <ZonszeinP> Oh If you want the REAL story behind Sousse, get a hold of Fischer's update from 2007. He devotes about 13-15 pages or so explaining the whole Sousse incident.
 
   Nov-10-17 Two Knights (C57)
 
Joshka: Any Two Knights experts here? Someone played a move that I was not prepared for, any help appreciated. I'm white. 1.) e4 e5 2.) Nf3 Nf6 3.) Bc4 Nf6 4.) Ng5 d5 5.) ed5 Nd5 6.) Nf7 Kf7 7.) Qf3+ Ke6 8.) Nc3 Nd4 9.) Bd5+ my opponent played then 9...Kd6!? Is this a computer move? Have ...
 
   Oct-24-17 William James Lombardy (replies)
 
Joshka: <wwall> Hey thanks for posting William's timeline!
 
   Oct-20-17 Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship (1978)
 
Joshka: <Sally Simpson> Thanks for posting. It was this match that rekindled the passion in me for this game it's participants, etc There was a chess bookstore in Back Bay Boston, Ma. on Newbury St. and they had press clippings hanging on the wall covering the full match.
 
   Oct-18-17 Fischerandom Chess (replies)
 
Joshka: <cro777> Long meaningful match? Or the wimpy/time wasting 3/4 game matches?
 
   Oct-02-17 James Tarjan (replies)
 
Joshka: <diagonal> The standings show Carlsen won!?? What place did Tarjan finish in?? He's not even listed in the standings??
 
   Sep-29-17 Raymond Keene (replies)
 
Joshka: <Howard> I remember the very first time i ever saw a game score, was the first game of the match in 1972 and plastered right across the front page of our local newspaper. Was so surprised I could actually follow a chess game and reading descriptive notation was a really big ...
 
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Mar-12-08  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  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.

Dec-24-14  kardopov: Merry Christmas Joshka.
Dec-25-14
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  Joshka: Thank you, same to you <kardopov>!
Dec-25-14  wordfunph: <Joshka> Merry Christmas!
Dec-25-15  wordfunph: <Joshka> Happy Christmas!
Jan-28-16
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  TheFocus: The second book of John Donaldson’s four volume series on Bobby Fischer, written with fellow International Master Eric Tangborn, is out in a Kindle edition at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ACW1C02. This 254-page work covers all of Bobby’s simultaneous exhibitions (except 1964) and blitz games. The highlight is 62 pages devoted to Fischer’s 1971 month-long tour of Argentina after his match with Petrosian.

Volume one in the series is a 398-page third edition of Legend on the Road, which offers an in-depth look at Bobby’s 1964 transcontinental tour of North America. It can be can be found at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019JX3GUY. The third book in this 1200+ page project will be devoted to Fischer’s writings and the fourth is biographical in nature. All computer users can read Kindle products with a free app.

Mar-09-16  ketchuplover: Go Nakamura !!!!!!!
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