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Phony Benoni
Member since Feb-10-06 · Last seen Oct-26-14
Greetings, O Seeker After Knowledge! You have arrived in Detroit, Michigan (whether you like it or not), and are reading words of wisdom from a player rated 2950--plus or minus 1000 points.

However, I've more or less retired from serious play--not that I ever took chess really seriously. You only have to look at my games to see that. These days I pursue the simple pleasures of finding games that are bizarre or just plain funny. I'd rather enjoy a game than analyze it.

For the record, my name is David Moody. This probably means nothing to you unless you're a longtime player from Michigan, though it's possible that if you attended any U.S. Opens from 1975-1999 we might have crossed paths. Lucky you.

If you know me at all, you'll realize that most of my remarks are meant to be humorous. I do this deliberately, so that if my analysis stinks to high heaven I can always say that I was just joking.

As you can undoubtedly tell from my sparkling wit, I'm a librarian in my spare time. Even worse, I'm a cataloger, which means I keep log books for cattle. Also, I'm not one of those extroverts who sit at the Reference Desk and help you with research. Instead, I spend all day staring at a computer screen updating and maintaining information in the library's catalog. The general public thinks Reference Librarians are dull. Reference Librarians think Catalogers are dull.

My greatest achievement in chess, other than tricking you into reading this, was probably mating with king, bishop and knight against king in a tournament game. I have to admit that this happened after an adjournment, and that I booked up like crazy before resuming. By the way, the fact I have had adjourned games shows you I've been around too long.

My funniest moment occurred when I finally got a chance to pull off a smothered mate in actual play. You know, 1.Nf7+ Kg8 2.Nh6+ Kh8 3.Qg8+ Rxg8 4.Nf7#. When I played the climactic queen check my opponent looked at the board in shocked disbelief and said, "But that's not mate! I can take the queen!"

Finally, I must confess that I once played a positional move, back around 1982. I'll try not to let that happen again.

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   Phony Benoni has kibitzed 14465 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-25-14 Phony Benoni chessforum
 
Phony Benoni: How To Break Up a Double Play, by Albert Belle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV3f... Well, he didn't go out of the baseline.
 
   Oct-25-14 A Rea vs Weeramantry, 1992
 
Phony Benoni: Position after <23.Rf1>: [DIAGRAM] "We're fight behind you, Chief!"
 
   Oct-20-14 K Gratka vs M Azadmanesh, 1994 (replies)
 
Phony Benoni: Suggest, and ye shall receive.
 
   Oct-19-14 Kasparov vs Timman, 1991 (replies)
 
Phony Benoni: <morfishine? Well, there's NN vs Greco, 1620 , which still qualifies as one of NN's immortal games against Greco. Seriously, it's not hard to find counter-examples if you look hard enough. In fact, when I did a quick survey of the database, the a6/b5 vs. a7/b6 formation had ...
 
   Oct-18-14 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
Phony Benoni: <WCC Editing Project> Since I am now working exclusively on the US Open, somebody else should probably tackle the Hastings updates. I'll be glad to take mine down when that happens.
 
   Oct-17-14 D Moody vs J Aldrich, 1998
 
Phony Benoni: Mdomradave> Thanks. The opening is another of those Blackmar-Diemer clones that despeeate attacking players try against the Caro-Kann at some point in their career.. There are a few traps involved and Black has to be accurate, but its scarcity speaks to its soundness. ...
 
   Oct-17-14 A Suvorin vs A Chekhov, 1893 (replies)
 
Phony Benoni: <kevin86> No. He always checked off.
 
   Oct-15-14 D Moody vs A Littke, 1992 (replies)
 
Phony Benoni: Looks like I was following my usual strategy in bad positions--put everything <en prise> and hope he takes the wrong piece. After 16...Bxf3 17.Ne3 is probably best, with many of the same ideas as 17.Nc7. Black can just take the knight safely after that move. His 16...Bf7 ...
 
   Oct-15-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
 
Phony Benoni: Isn't it good?
 
   Oct-14-14 Daunke vs P Kalmar-Wolf, 1925 (replies)
 
Phony Benoni: Well, White seemed to play reasonably enough for a while, but after 21.Ra2? nothing seemed to go right. The knight promotion isn't just cute, but the fastest way to force mate.
 
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Let's play two!

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Oct-23-14
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  perfidious: Lions player flies to London, only to be released:

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on...

Talk about the unkindest cut of all....

Oct-23-14
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  perfidious: <WannaBe> That double play is everyday action--no idea why you would even notice. (wink)
Oct-23-14
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  Jim Bartle: Interesting story on the expanded strike zone: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/u...

Still, I think this qualifies as too much knowledge:

<The share of pitches between 18 and 24 inches high rose to 18.3 percent this season, from 16.8 percent in 2009, according to Roegele’s research. Batters now swing at 49.2 percent of those pitches, up from 45 percent. The trends lead to more strikeouts and more at-bats when a batter, behind in the count, becomes defensive. And they also lead to more ground-ball outs, because low pitches are tough to hit.>

Oct-23-14
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  WannaBe: We have an update on that winner of World Series poll:

http://espn.go.com/espn/fp/flashPol...

Oct-23-14
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  Phony Benoni: Why do I have the feeling these pollsters are Democrats?
Oct-24-14
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  Travis Bickle: Hey Phony how come California is grey in that graph & not red? Was there an earthquake recently? ; P
Oct-24-14
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  Travis Bickle: I hear they're rooting for the Giants in Peru. That must be the 33%...
Oct-24-14
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  Phony Benoni: Nah, Travis, It's all blue because of the Electoral College.
Oct-24-14
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  Travis Bickle: So Phony if you carry the state of California you win the election right?
Oct-24-14
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  WannaBe: Yet another "Brilliancy Prize Winner".

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-s...

Oct-24-14
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  Phony Benoni: Joe Maddon not returning as manager in Tampa Bay:

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles...

Guy is gonna pick up a bundle somewhere. There will even be cries among the fans and media around here to bring him to Detroit. Brad Ausmus failed to impress a lot of people who don't make these decisions.

Oct-24-14
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  Jim Bartle: The Tampa GM moved to the Dodgers.

Many people wonder how good a manager Mattingly is.

Maddon is fron Southern California.

Oct-24-14
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  Phony Benoni: <JB> Sounds very significant.
Oct-24-14
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  WannaBe: According to ESPN and according to their source, M. is not going to replace M.

The dreaded vote of confidence...

And yes, Maddon have a home in Belmont Shores, which is a little subsection of Long Beach, CA https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#...

Oct-24-14
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  Phony Benoni: Platoon baseball at its finest: the Dodgers pinch-hit for two of their position players in the first inning. Guys take their turn in the field, but never get to hit. Sounds like my old days on the ball field.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/...

Oct-24-14
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  WannaBe: Yes, that guy in the Marlins shirt was at AT&T Park, behind the home plate. Gotta be an expensive hobby/trip/tickets.
Oct-25-14
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  Travis Bickle: There's a rumor going around the Chicago sports scene that Joe Maddon is going to sign a huge deal & manage The Cubs... Tell me I'm dreaming...
Oct-25-14
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  OhioChessFan: I heard da Bears were going to sign Maddon as Quarterback in a major upgrade at that position.
Oct-25-14
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  Phony Benoni: The Raiders are probably kicking themselves for hiring a new coach too soon. They would had a chance to bring back the Glory Days.
Oct-25-14
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  Travis Bickle: Phony not John Madden, he's Joe's brother... ; P
Oct-25-14
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  OhioChessFan: <Laurence Leavy's orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. He said a Royals official approached him offering to move him to the team owner's suite, but Leavy declined.>

http://www.aol.com/article/2014/10/...

Oct-25-14
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  perfidious: <PB> All those runs scored and no home runs, with those hitters in each lineup.

Was a bit surprised Preacher Roe relieved in that game, but I recall him discussing the way the '48 season went in <Boys of Summer>.

Leo Durocher had decided to keep two left-handers and Joe Hatten was one of them, so it came down to Dwain Sloat and Roe for the other spot. Roe pitched consecutive shutouts to nail down his berth--as he noted in <Boys>, his only two shutouts of the year.

Another note of interest: Dodgers' starting catcher was Bruce Edwards, who was mentioned by Gil Hodges as being okay till he gained weight. Then along came Campanella.

Oct-25-14
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  Jim Bartle: I noticed Musial got his fifth triple in that game, in the middle of May. Then I saw he had between 14 and 20 a year for six straight years. Sort of supports the image of him as a hustling player.
Oct-25-14
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  WannaBe: <OhioChessFan> I don't know where he moved to after the 7th inning stretch, because the guy who sang "God Bless America" was in his seat by the time TV started Bottom of 7th.

I'd like to think he gave up his seat to the Petty Officer who did the singing. See if Leavy is at the Stadium tonight.

Oct-25-14
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  Phony Benoni: How To Break Up a Double Play, by Albert Belle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV3f...

Well, he didn't go out of the baseline.

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