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Phony Benoni
Member since Feb-10-06 · Last seen Aug-31-15
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 2938--plus or minus 1000 points.

However, I've retired from serious play--not that I ever took playing chess all that 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 US 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 15501 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-30-15 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
Phony Benoni: <keypusher> No, they don't even out. The Yankees always have an easier schedule, because they don't have to play the Yankees.
 
   Aug-30-15 Georges Koltanowski
 
Phony Benoni: Yes, Koltanowski was never one to let facts stand in the way of a good story. But this sounds more like the complaint of an aggrieved tournament official, or perhaps an older man disgusted with the morals of the young generation. And, in any event, it must be better to look ...
 
   Aug-30-15 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
Phony Benoni: <Tabanus> I hesitate to nominate the US Opens for promotion because I keep finding new games and information. Since I intend to keep the collections up to date. that means two places to update instead of one. Others have promoted some of them (and how I hate those numbers
 
   Aug-26-15 Leverett Harris Wight (replies)
 
Phony Benoni: <Tabanus> Possibly Port Republic (Virginia? Maryland? New Jersey?) was were he was stationed during World War II, and the family was just vacationing in Bridgeport. Or maybe the lost years will remain a mystery.
 
   Aug-26-15 R Hvalsoe vs P Hansen, 1982 (replies)
 
Phony Benoni: Well, this isn't Monday, so it can't be Black's move. I got too complicated, looking at 20.Rxg6+ Bg7 21.e5, threatening 22.Rxg7+. But too many things can happen after that. Keep it simple.
 
   Aug-25-15 K Lapinski vs E Sharapov, 2007 (replies)
 
Phony Benoni: Back door play!
 
   Aug-24-15 William Nelson Wells (replies)
 
Phony Benoni: <Tabanus>: I've got a couple of addresses if that helps: 1962-1963: 410 S. Audobon 1964-1966: 2701 Briarfield Name given both as "William" and "William N".
 
   Aug-24-15 P Pinto vs W Madeira, 1982 (replies)
 
Phony Benoni: Need a glass of win before moving the horse out of the way.
 
   Aug-23-15 J McCormick vs E Macskasy, 1960 (replies)
 
Phony Benoni: <sachistu> Please go ahead. Lacking proof, I had not submitted a correction slip. And thanks.
 
   Aug-22-15 Slobodan (Bob) Krstic
 
Phony Benoni: Have to wonder if this is the same person as Slobodan Krstic ; a 1941 birth date would fit well. And, if so, what is the story behind this Canada-Hong Kong-Australia player whose name sounds like something out of Central Europe?
 
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Let's play two!

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Aug-29-15
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  WannaBe: Never mind...
Aug-29-15
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  WannaBe: CHI-LAD will start soon, I hope for a good game, and <Travis Bickle> have plenty of Pabst Blue!!
Aug-29-15
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  WannaBe: Cubs are on the board first, interesting that there's an ump named Gibson in this series, Greg.

In the St.L-SFG series, there's an ump named Tripp Gibson, who last night, was the home plate ump.

And whenever Miller (SFG radio play-by-pay) said "Gibson", I keep thinking Kirk.

Man, there's a lot of Gibsons in the league, didn't know they had a monopoly on MLB umpires.

Aug-29-15
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  WannaBe: Breakin' News: Montana (#12 in FCS A.K.A. DI-AA) just defeated North Dakota State (#1 FCS, 4-Time defending Champ).

Reaction: I'm gonna take the points and bet the house on Virginia Tech Hokies when Ohio State visits Blacksburg two Mondays from now.

Aug-30-15
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  Penguincw: Almost forgot to mention that the Yankees beat Atlanta 3-1. No fair that the Yankees get to face a weaker team...
Aug-30-15
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  keypusher: <Penguincw: Almost forgot to mention that the Yankees beat Atlanta 3-1. No fair that the Yankees get to face a weaker team...>

Pretty sure these things even out over 162 games.

Aug-30-15
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  Phony Benoni: <keypusher> No, they don't even out. The Yankees always have an easier schedule, because they don't have to play the Yankees.
Aug-30-15
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  WannaBe: That was quick, 2-0 Cubbies...
Aug-30-15
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  Travis Bickle: <WannaBe> We need a strong performance from Arrieta because are bats have gone dead!
Aug-30-15
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  WannaBe: Teams got to dread the West Coast road trips where stops include LA, SF.

Two teams that always have pitching and visitors have to deal with time zone changes.

Games that starts at 7PM but your body says 10.

Aug-30-15
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  perfidious: <WannaBe> The opposite of the late 1970s in the AL when East powers NY, Boston and Baltimore got to feast on expansion Seattle, post-fire sale Oakland and the usually so-so Angels.
Aug-30-15
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  Penguincw: < Penguincw: No fair that the Yankees get to face a weaker team... >

Alright, I take that back. Rough calculations indicate Toronto has faced teams playing 0.496 baseball so far, while the Yankees are facing 0.503 clubs.

But when I saw the Yankees were visiting Atlanta for the weekend, I felt like it was certain the Yankees were pulling off a sweep, and they did, outscoring them 38-10. Last weekend, the Jays outscored the Angels 36-10. :| This weekend, 29-6, not bad though.

Aug-30-15
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  WannaBe: Yeah, yeah, yeah... People will always complain about the schedule.

"Why do we get Toronto after they get so-and-so?", "Why did my draw have me playing black against Anand, So, and Topalov in the second half of Sequenfeld Cup?", "Why the Raiders have to face Green Bay this season?", blah, blah, blah...

Aug-30-15
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  WannaBe: Apparently, there is something called "A No-Hitter" going on in Los Angeles.

Anyone have any idea what the heck that is?

Aug-30-15
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  WannaBe: I wonder if that 2-run HR in the first inning will be all the runs scored in this game.

And I wonder how many Pabst <travis bickle> have left. I can use a few right now.

Aug-30-15
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  WannaBe: Alright, 3 more outs for them LA Bums...
Aug-30-15
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  WannaBe: 2 more outs...
Aug-30-15
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  WannaBe: One more out...
Aug-30-15
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  WannaBe: Another No-No. Arrieta struck out the side in the 9th!!
Aug-30-15
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  Travis Bickle: Yo WannaBe, like I said we really needed a shutout by Arrieta because The Cubs aren't really scoring much... ; P
Aug-30-15
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  Travis Bickle: I still have 5 Pabst left LOL!
Aug-30-15
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  WannaBe: <Travis Bickle> I hope you have a lot of Pabst left, because I think I can drink a 12-pack by meself. Ugh!!
Aug-30-15
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  WannaBe: Alright, with the latest no-no, it's time for some beeeesball trivia!!

1. This year, the Cubs have be on both sides of a No-No. Name the last team to be no-hit and thrown a no-hitter in the same season. (The order of the no-no does not matter... You can not no-hit then throw one, or throw one then no-hit...)

2. Name the last pitcher to have thrown the last No-No of a season, and <THEN> throw the first No-No of the next season.

3. Dodgers was no-hit by Houston on August 21st, and then by Chicago Cubs on the 30th, (9-days, or 10. I don't care).

Which team still held record of fewest days between being no-hit??

Aug-30-15
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  Travis Bickle: Mr Wabbit, I only have 4 of these Pabst's left now... I'm sure Phony or Jim Bartle could answer those questions... ; P
Aug-31-15
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  Penguincw: Jake Arrieta, probably the most underrated pitcher in baseball.

Anyway, I want to Google that baseball trivia, but won't (I promise). But I'll do some guessing anyway:

1. Phillies or Dodgers.

2. Koufax?

3. Did Johnny van Meer no-hit the same team in his back-to-back no hitters? Anyway, I remember reading on Wikipedia years ago that some team got no-hit in back-to-back <days>, but not back-to-back <games> (double header). Random guesses, Giants, Dodgers and/or Cubs.

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