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|Mar-04-14|| ||Travis Bickle: Hey Phony, you're probably right especially with those tailgate parties before the game. LOL!|
P.S. Increase the total of alcohol consumption by at least double if The Bears beat The Packers, Lions or Vikings! ; P
|Mar-04-14|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi Phony Benoni.
I did my little piece on that Pillsbury game that never happened.
I found a very interesting mention of the game at end of the book by Sergeant & Watts.
Thanks for you help.
|Mar-06-14|| ||hangingenprise: phony: #5 nick lidstrom hangs up his red wing jersey. damn shame travis blackhawks are not in the same division anymore. go wings!|
|Mar-06-14|| ||Travis Bickle: <hangingenprise> Go Hawks!! ; P|
|Mar-06-14|| ||Phony Benoni: <hangingenprise> Wings have so many injuries right now that there's half-serious talk of bringing Lidstrom back. Don't think it will hapen, tough.|
The Wings probably need to retool, but there's the burden of that 22-year playoff streak. If they don't make it this year--and it's a very real possibility--they may not make it back for a few more. Not quite as bad as the Yankees after 1964, but the same sort of situation.
|Mar-06-14|| ||perfidious: <PB> Wings will be in a sort of purgatory which middling teams face in the major sports: not bad enough to get a top pick which could net them a player to turn a franchise around, but not good enough to contend for a championship, either. In my opinion, this is where the better franchises demonstrate superior acumen in the long term: player development and assessment of talent.|
|Mar-06-14|| ||WannaBe: D. Hester won't be returning to da Bears...|
|Mar-06-14|| ||Jim Bartle: Yeah, Da Bears must figure they need some speed.|
|Mar-06-14|| ||Phony Benoni: So what's he going to be doing? Returning is the only thing he's good at.|
|Mar-06-14|| ||perfidious: My guess is that, so long as Hester has one leg, a team will take a flyer on him. Reputation and all that.|
|Mar-06-14|| ||Travis Bickle: Hey Phony, whenever an organization says how great of a player you are, what a great man you have been on & off the field then you know it's time to start packing your suitcase. ; P|
|Mar-06-14|| ||Travis Bickle: Phony on a more serious note, I remembered why I gave up correspondence chess. I sac'd my N for two pawns to open my opponents King up. I've tried approximately 1.3 billion possibilities and after blurred vision has set in I still can't find the winning moves...|
P.S. How come I couldn't have been born like Bobby Fischer, ya know where ya play yourself & play equally strong for both sides and usually always win? ; P
|Mar-06-14|| ||Phony Benoni: Well, Travis, we all suffer in our own ways. I wonder if Bobby Fischer ever had a completely happy day in his life. At least you have days when the Bears beat the Packers.|
|Mar-06-14|| ||Travis Bickle: I guess you have a point there Mr Benoni... But I'd like to play just 1 game with that kind of brilliant mind! ; P|
|Mar-07-14|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Game Collection: Puzzle of the Day 2014 |
I found your game collection ... and its many links ... so valuable, that I put in my header. (A lot of hard work there, many thanks.)
|Mar-07-14|| ||hangingenprise: travis: i know what you mean. going over fischer games and than you play over the board and think and think and just once you want to see thee move.
as g.m. smyslov stated: that fischer is game is so simple yet so complex!
against fischer-hort; fischer makes a simple pawn move and black is lost. most elegant.|
|Mar-07-14|| ||WannaBe: News: MLS will start the season with replacement refs.|
Reaction: What MLS? Isn't World Cup coming? Are they taking a break in the middle like hockey for Winter Olympics?
|Mar-07-14|| ||Phony Benoni: I imagine being on the waiting list to be an MLS referee is a lot like being on the waiting list for Green Bay Packers' tickets. You don't plan your life around receiving the call.|
|Mar-07-14|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Someone recently sent me a CT. (e-mail) The other day, after I got rid of all the spam, I had around 70+ chats. (People ask me all kind of questions. I often get asked - by people from countries like India - "Did you know / play Bobby Fischer?" I also get a lot of requests for free lessons. Or someone has their favorite player/game, and want me to make a web page for it.) |
Not a rated tournament, either it was quick-chess, or maybe even a five-minute tournament ... played quite a number of years ago.
The reason I am telling you this? We both played in this event. I was TDY (Temp duty assignment) to an Air Force Base in your neck of the woods, and I played in a lot of side events, but could not find time to play in the biggie. (U.S. Open)
I am thinking about making a copy. If I can get a few people to verify it, 20+ years ago, then I might post it on one of my web pages ... mostly as a curiosity piece / little slice of chess history.
|Mar-07-14|| ||LIFE Master AJ: << <Life Master AJ> <I'm afraid you'll have to come up with some more details about any blitz or quick tournament we both played in; it doesn't ring a bell with me.
<I didn't play much competitive blitz or quick because I didn't enjoy them, probably because I was a compulsive walker during my games. Just sitting there made me too nervous. |
<Mar-07-14 <LIFE Master AJ>: <It was 1977 ... the scan he sent me was very dirty and smudged, he promised to mail me a cleaner copy. >>>>>>
|Mar-07-14|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Of course the guy may not ever follow it up ...
So many times, I have seen stuff (like that) in my emails.
Do you know how many times I get asked for free lessons? (More than I care to count.)
Do you know how many times people have told me that they like my stuff? I ask them to contribute, and they never do. (Or so it seems.)
Another repetitive peeve: Someone asks me to annotate a game. (Their favorite.) I always respond with something like: "It's a nice game but" ... Then I say: "If you would lay some of the groundwork, and do a really thorough analysis, then I might consider it." They promise me that they will. Of course, 99% of the time, they never lift a finger.
To show just how many e-mails I get, and how many times they ask the same question ... like "Play me a postal game. "I won't use an engine, but I promise I will destroy you." (It's hard to take these seriously.)
I have about 10-15 PRE-WRITTEN responses. (Like, if they ask me for a postal game.) I am playing several right now. One is an Indian fellow and his son - I think that the Dad told me he is a doctor. (Their play is somewhat poor, but I give them hints, ideas and feedback nearly every move.) I have also promised to analyze the game pretty thoroughly when we get done. Just about every move, I give them one game to look at and discuss what I think is the key idea.
I could barely read the scan, I just saw my (last) name, but your name was on there too. (Moody, David) If it is the tournament that I am thinking of, I was winning easily in the key game, but wound up <stupidly> hanging my Queen and finishing fourth. (This was before I made master, I am pretty sure I was a 1900 or a 2000 in those days, the ratings were not on there.)
|Mar-08-14|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Kibitzing Tricks
Looking for tips in updating game collections. (Tricks / extra's)
I know that putting something in "box-brackets" "[blah-blah-blah]" makes it both small and ITALICS.
How do you make something bold, as you did?
|Mar-08-14|| ||Phony Benoni: <Life Master AJ> A word of warning: this method works for me. Your computer system may have some kind of quirk that will not allow this to work. I don't understand such things, but thought I should mention that.|
In collections at least, the usual bracketed <bold type> that displays in kibitzing will show up as regualar bold text, without the brakets, if it begins a new paragraph and there is some regular text above it.
For instance, look at this collection:
Game Collection: US Open 1900, Excelsior = Northwestern Champ
The heading at the top, with no text above it, shows up with the bold inside brackets just as it does in kibitizing. The paragraph beginning "A meeting of representative..." is actually formatted the same way, but shows up in pure bold because there is regular text above it.
So, for this collection of yours:
Game Collection: "Chess-Games" >Problem of The Day< (2014)
If you enclosed the first paragrah in <> brackets, it will look like bold text in regular kibitzes. If you put <> brackets around the second paragraph, it will display as bold text without the brackets.
|Mar-08-14|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Gotcha, THANKS!!! (A lot, I really do appreciate it.)|
|Mar-08-14|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Hello (Mr.) D. Moody ...
Game Collection: The great genius ... PAUL MORPHY!!!
Any suggestions for improvements will be carefully considered, esp. suggestions for text formatting.
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