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Phony Benoni
Member since Feb-10-06 · Last seen Dec-16-17
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 17085 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Dec-15-17 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
Phony Benoni: <Miss Scarlett> Thanks. I'm rather embarrassed at missing the it myself. Thought I had gone through the Cincinnati Enquirer more thoroughly than that.
   Dec-15-17 David Moody
Phony Benoni: <OCF> Nah. A nine hour drive for a plaque and a bad lunch? Besides, I had important US Open stuff to work on, and if that weren't more important to me I wouldn't have been getting an award in the first place.
   Dec-15-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Phony Benoni: It is a High Honor to be the subject of a Christmas Puzzle Clue. That means I've finally reached the level obscurity I have sought for so long.
   Dec-11-17 Judit Polgar vs P Kerkhof, 1987 (replies)
Phony Benoni: After 30.Bxe5+ dxe5 31.Qxe5+ Kf8, perhaps simplest is 32.Qe8= Kg7 33.Qg8+ +Kh6 34.Qf8+ Kg5 35.Qg7#.
   Dec-08-17 AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2017 (replies)
Phony Benoni: Hmm. A certain number keeps popping up. +28 -0 -72 comes out to 64%. When Capablanca, "THe Chess Machine" beat Lasker in 1921, he scored +4 -0 -10 -- which also comes out to 64%.
   Dec-07-17 M Graber vs Timman, 1974
Phony Benoni: A seemingly unremarkable round 1 crush from a big Swiss System tournament, but something quite unusual does happen: Black makes two en passant captures. Now, if we could find a game with three, that would be an event.
   Dec-07-17 E P Elliott vs J W Clark, 1901
Phony Benoni: The score given in the source "Minneapolis Star Tribune" August 18, 1901) is corrupt, and the reconstruction suggested here in tentative. See Biographer Bistro (kibitz #17182) for details and discussion.
   Dec-06-17 C Medinus vs E F Schrader, 1903
Phony Benoni: I'm not sure why Schrqder resigned here, as his king escapes without material loss after 32...Kd8 33.Qh8+ Kc7!
   Dec-05-17 Luis Bernal
Phony Benoni: Possibly Luis Javier Bernal Moro ?, an IM born in 1971.
   Dec-05-17 G Chandler vs B Tauren, 1989 (replies)
Phony Benoni: I'm not screwing up again. Well, at least not today. 23.Rxc5+ bxc5 24.Qe6#.
   Dec-04-17 I Polovodin vs Glek, 1987 (replies)
   Dec-03-17 Suttles vs Lombardy, 1973
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   Nov-12-17 J Manetta vs Suttles, 1973
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   Oct-24-17 Benko vs E Hearst, 1961
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  WannaBe: Uneven baseball uniforms, once you see them, you can never 'unsee' them. =)

That's another thing about baseball that is unique, football, pull-over uni, basketball, hockey, soccer, gymnastics, swimming, same thing.

Baseball, ohhhhhhh no! Buttons, button-down shirt!

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  saffuna: I am so tired of hearing radio and TV announcers desccribe why the pitch was so bad when a batter hits it hard. Major league hitters can't hit a good pitch?

Kuechel's pitch to Turner last night certainly wasn't bad. And Turner really didn't hit it that well (37% angle).

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  keypusher: Hey, PB, a bunch of people on the Jeremy Lim page are talking about the Series, thought I would post this article (one of the things they are talking about).

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  saffuna: All this talk about Game Two being one of the greatest Series games ever. Come on, it wasn't even the best extra inning 7-6 game ever.
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  Phony Benoni: Now I don't want to hear any arguments. That was the greatest 13-12 extra innings game in World Series history.
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  saffuna: I'm trying to make an NFL joke, but I'm not sure an overtime game can end 13-12.

Does a safety end an overtime game?

Maybe a 10-10 game, a team gets caught for a safety, then scores a field goal.

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  OhioChessFan: Team A scores a field goal on the first possession of a 10-10 game, makes it 13-10. Team B is guaranteed a possession, they take the ball, throw an interception to Team A in the end zone. Team A runs the ball out of the end zone, is tackled, and fumbles the ball out of that end zone. Safety. Team B had their possesion, so game over, Team A wins 13-12.
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  saffuna: Right. I hadn't thought of that.
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  OhioChessFan: Reviewing the overtime rules, it appears a safety counts as a score, without a guaranteed possession either way, so the game would end then.
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  keypusher: Happy birthday, David!
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  WannaBe: Happy Boithday, have a Dr. Pepper on me!
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  Stonehenge: Nice photo for your Game Collection: Pan-American Chess Congress, Hollywood,1945

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  Phony Benoni: probably the only time in history more guys came to kibitz the kibitzers rather than the games!

I need to go back over that thing and finish it up.

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  Fusilli: <PB>, in Game Collection: USSR Championship 1955, you may want to delete the note, as all the problems that it notes were taken care of. Cheers!
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  Phony Benoni: <Fusilli> Change made. Thanks.
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  MissScarlett: E P Elliott vs J W Clark, 1901 has finally arrived.
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  Phony Benoni: <MissScarlett> Added to collection; thanks.

Found Jacobs - Stacy from this tournament recently. See introduction to

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  WannaBe: J. Morris and A. Trammell got elected!
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  saffuna: Pro-Detroit bias!
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  MissScarlett: Found/submitted the prelims victory by Eastman over Kashdan: Game Collection: US Open 1934, Chicago = 35th ACF Tournament in the Cincinnati Enquirer, 09.09.1934. Surprised Lahde missed it.
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  Phony Benoni: <Miss Scarlett> Thanks. I'm rather embarrassed at missing the it myself. Thought I had gone through the Cincinnati Enquirer more thoroughly than that.
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  WannaBe: Should read The National Enquirer...
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  MissScarlett: One slight problem - the game is the same as Denker vs G Eastman, 1934. I noticed yesterday that the opening was similar, but I just played through it waiting for the divergence that never came...What's the source for the score?
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  OhioChessFan: <If a batter ball hits the foul pole, it is considered a home run even it it bounces back on the field or into foul territory.>

Because the foul pole is over/higher than the fence. The fence is the dividing line of the field. The equivalent to a field goal hitting a post and bouncing back would be a baseball hitting the top of the fence and bouncing back.

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  OhioChessFan: <But, even so, there is an inconsistency in football. If a kicked ball goes directly over the goal post, it's good. If it's a foot lower. hits the goal post and bounces back, it's no good. Why should the physical presence of the goal post be allowed to make a difference?>

I have never understood that one. Another thought. If a punted football is rolling with its ends facing the sidelines and a player stops it an inch before it reaches the goal line, what is the call? I used to know, but have forgotten. The problem is that when you reorient the ball to be snapped so the ends are facing the goalines, you either have to move the ball forward a few inches so that the center isn't snapping while it's on the goalline, or you must acknowledge the orientation of the rolling ball impacts where a touchback is warranted.

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