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|Nov-11-14|| ||perfidious: <FSR: Incidentally, another approach to 1.d4 d6 is 2.e4 Nf6 (2...e5!? 3.Nf3 is a Philidor) 3.f3!? trying to transpose to a Saemisch King's Indian. Kasparov once did this against Seirawan. Black's best might be 3...d5!?....>|
Actually had this as White in 1983 against the New Hampshuh master Gary A Nute with yet another order of moves: 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.f3 d5. Remember the game ending in a draw after a fairly complex fight.
|Nov-11-14|| ||perfidious: <FSR....(I)n the rest of the book, the impression I get from (Moskalenko) is that White is struggling to survive against the Dutch. That can't be right. Specifically, I'm looking at the Leningrad lines with 7...c6 8.d5 e5 9.dxe6 Bxe6 (a main line, which scores well for White). You'd think from his discussion that poor White is hanging on for dear life.>|
Had that main line as White in two crucial games with John A Curdo: the first was played in a must-win game at the 1982 Boylston Masters. John blundered in a level middlegame and I converted without difficulty.
The second outing was in the final round of the 1984 Vermont championship; this time John played better than I from another even middlegame.
If I ever locate the scores, will certainly post the latter game--have not played through either in may years, but it seems silly to submit a game decided on a blunder by a strong master.
|Nov-11-14|| ||perfidious: <boz: <Shams> I've dropped out of the Islam/Koran discussion over at Rogoff because it's just too toxic over there. Impossible to have a rational discussion in that climate.>|
Sorry to say, but this is bang on.
|Nov-11-14|| ||Shams: <Actually had this as White in 1983 against the New Hampshuh master Gary A Nute.>|
She turned me into a newt!
I got better...
|Nov-11-14|| ||chancho: Gary Nute, Larry Tapper, Joe Fang, Hal Terrie, Eric Godin...|
Remember walking by and seeing those names in the open section.
And of course: John Curdo.
Max Dlugy once showed up in one of those tournaments.
|Nov-11-14|| ||perfidious: <chancho> All old foes; even Godin and I met once as 1900-2000 players.|
|Nov-11-14|| ||Shams: Bill Cosby (or his publicist) invites Twitter to 'meme' him. Baaaaad idea (language NSFW):|
|Nov-11-14|| ||Check It Out: Yeah, someone's getting fired and I'm betting it's not Cosby.|
|Nov-12-14|| ||perfidious: Hubris has been the downfall of more than a few public figures, but Cosby may be one exception; besides, he has banked his money and can simply say 'Bleep you!' to the world.|
|Nov-12-14|| ||Check It Out: Bill Cosby is one of those guys, like Mr Rogers, I want to believe has a good moral compass, probably due to my love of childhood shows like Fat Albert. Alas, our heroes can let us down. Not Mr Rogers though. I think he's okay.|
|Nov-12-14|| ||perfidious: <CIO> Your prop on Cosby getting chopped is off the board at Ladbrokes.|
|Nov-12-14|| ||chancho: Camille, remember our first date when you could not remember anything after the drinks?|
Yup, you too.
|Nov-12-14|| ||perfidious: <chancho> One note re your post on New England events: bit surprising to see Tapper's name, for he never played much. Larry and I met thrice (1-1-1) with White managing one draw from those games, a 4....Nd7 Caro-Kann I essayed in our first meeting, at the '82 Boylston Masters.|
|Nov-12-14|| ||chancho: <perfidious> I saw him playing at that Armenian place in Watertown in the 1990's.|
|Nov-13-14|| ||perfidious: <chancho> Our three meetings were in 1982-83 and I hardly saw Larry in regular events thereafter--he was typically at Au Bon Pain or would show up for the Tuesday night blitz events at Harvard. Those were tough.|
|Nov-13-14|| ||carterd253: I think Perfidious was a bit too modest in assessing his Vermont State Championships; I have been trying to research past champions 1973-1992; I believe I have them all for 1993 on.|
My tally has outright wins for you in 1979, 1982, 1990, 1996, and 1997 and ties for first in 1981, 1986, 1995, and 1998.
Any thoughts? Know any other winners?
|Nov-14-14|| ||perfidious: Dave, if you read this, I have responded at my page.|
|Nov-28-14|| ||Shams: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY4d...|
|Nov-30-14|| ||FSR: <Shams> It turns out that 9...Nc6, which I lost to in that game I sent you, is rarely played, but by distinguished players. CG.com has only three games with it, but in two of them it was a FIDE World Champion who essayed it. They scored 1.5-.5; the third guy blundered a piece and lost. Opening Explorer|
|Dec-03-14|| ||Shams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hof...|
|Dec-04-14|| ||FSR: <Shams> A lot of material there to digest. Note the error beginning at about 22:38 - Black plays Rxa7 <with check> and draws.|
|Dec-05-14|| ||Shams: <FSR> Yes. And good catch!|
|Dec-18-14|| ||parisattack: Happy Holidays, <Shams>.|
|Dec-18-14|| ||Shams: <parisattack> Thanks, my friend! Let me know the next time you're gonna be up in the Seattle area.|
|Dec-18-14|| ||parisattack: Hi <Shams> you just missed me! We were there for a couple days before we hit Vegas. My daughter and family are in Graham. |
Probably back this summer; you can give me a couple of lessons, tell me what openings to play - I've been searching for a repertoire for 48 years, LOL.
I hope you make master in 2015!
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