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Joshka
Member since Apr-03-04 · Last seen Feb-11-16
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 4762 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-10-16 TheFocus chessforum (replies)
 
Joshka: <TheFocus> Thanks for the note on the Donaldson kindles. I don't like them, thanks anyway. I have Legend on The Road in paperback.
 
   Feb-05-16 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
 
Joshka: <Howard> yes, it seems to be news when he DOES go there to speak, teach, get involved with the going on's with the school/camp etc. That's why I was surprised when they spoke about his residency in that city.
 
   Feb-03-16 Paul Morphy (replies)
 
Joshka: <SBC> Let me first say I enjoy your links and posts very much, thank you for sharing them! In everything I have read about Morphy and his family it's amazing to me, that nothing is ever mentioned about slavery. Murphy came from a very well to do prominent family, did they own ...
 
   Jan-26-16 Carlsen vs Adams, 2016 (replies)
 
Joshka: <Open Defence> It would be exciting to finally see a move like d4 on move 4. d4!! Jude Acers wrote a whole book on it, and it's playable! Many ways for black to go wrong, he has to be very careful.
 
   Jan-21-16 Kramnik vs Deep Fritz, 2002 (replies)
 
Joshka: Anyone recall what game Kramnik got mated by FRITZ?? I seem to recall is was like a smothered mate with a knight?...around 2004/5?
 
   Jan-20-16 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978
 
Joshka: Also if anyone is near Lindeborg, maybe we can track down Toyla;-)
 
   Jan-09-16 Fischer vs Petrosian, 1970 (replies)
 
Joshka: Petrosian lifted his King as if to castle but then it dropped out of his fingers on F8, hence castling was then negated.
 
   Dec-31-15 talisman chessforum
 
Joshka: <talisman> Hope you had a nice Christmas and Happy New Year!! Won't belong until the boys of summer appear!;-) Looks like those Cubs are going to be odds on favorite to finally win it all!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw0...
 
   Dec-31-15 wordfunph chessforum (replies)
 
Joshka: <Wordfunph> Thanks, and Happy New years!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duV...
 
   Dec-29-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Joshka: <TheFocus> <Did I remember correctly?> You certainly did. It was in Ray Keene's book on the 1978 Championship. In fact this was really the book that got me really hooked on chess. I devoured chess magazines, and chess books during and right after this period. I'd still ...
 
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Jul-27-07  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  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
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  wordfunph: <Joshka> Merry Christmas!
Dec-25-15
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  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.

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