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|Jan-26-13|| ||Sneaky: <Bart Simpson's playing a simul and gets checkmated at the same time by all his opponents cracked me up.> That's straight from the Russian folktales of Ossip Bender.|
You see Ossip, posing as a grandmaster, arranged an "exhibition" for a moderate fee. He opened with 1.e4 on every single board, and the club, who had been studying some particular line in the Ruy Lopez, all responded with ...Nc6. Ossip again played the same move, and so did the crowd. Deep into the opening they went, until Ossip committed a horrific blunder on every single board allowing the entire club to checkmate him on the same move.
As usual with these tales, the vignette ends with Ossip escaping through a window as he's chased by a mob of furious chess players.
|Feb-08-13|| ||Check It Out: The Simpsons goes deep in to Russian folklore - genius!|
|Mar-15-13|| ||kogyithaung: Dear Mr. Sneaky Thanks a lot for the story of Ossip played I love the story for a fun HAHAHA long time not laugh. May I asked didn't you run like Ossip before or didn't you play Ruylopez again?|
|May-07-13|| ||Tiggler: <Sneaky> This is my first annual greeting on your chessforum. Happy May 7th!|
|May-07-13|| ||Tiggler: I googled deviled ham and found:
And then I found your g'friend's avatar:
|May-11-13|| ||Sneaky: LOL thanks Tiggler, that's precious.
By the way, I hope you had a nice Fibonacci day, 5/8/13 ;-)
|May-12-13|| ||Tiggler: <Sneaky> Oops I missed Fibonacci day in the US, but I can celebrate it with our European friends on 5th August, or wait till August 13th, 2134.|
|Aug-08-13|| ||The Last Straw: ♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♫-|
|Aug-08-13|| ||The Last Straw: AARgh...|
|Sep-05-13|| ||Sneaky: Dear diary: Today I found the long lost composition of Genrikh Kasparian that features two crazy-queens in one fabulous study. |
My mission at Chessgames is complete.
|Nov-22-13|| ||gauer: Hi <Sneaky>. WCC Editing Project chessforum was looking for a similar solution to your own.|
|Dec-24-13|| ||wordfunph: Sneaky, maligayang pasko!|
|Dec-29-13|| ||Sneaky: Happy X-Mas / Ramadan / Kwanzaa / Chanukah / Diwali / Festivus to everybody!|
And have a great new year!
|Mar-27-14|| ||Mating Net: This GOTD merits a place in your Underpromotions game collection.
S Schweber vs B Wexler, 1964|
|Mar-29-14|| ||Annie K.: <Sneaky> Hi, well said at the cg forum. :)|
BTW, are you familiar with your "namesake" game series by the very talented developer SelfDefiant?
Here's a small selection: http://www.melting-mindz.com/games....
|Apr-25-14|| ||Sneaky: Thanks Annie! I think I probably spoke for most of the longtime users. If we appear to be an elitist club, it intimidates new people. |
< my "namesake" game series > No I've never heard of that! Very funny, thanks, it made me laugh.
|Jun-04-14|| ||Sneaky: It's a bit premature to pop open the bubbly, but next March will be the "Pi Day" of the millennium. If you wait until a little bit after 9:26:53 in the morning, the time will be:|
Make your party plans now, this will be the blow-out blast for math nerds everywhere.
|Jun-19-14|| ||Sneaky: A video I really enjoyed, Numberphile explains the meaning of the graph theory problem in the movie Good Will Hunting: http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/how-is...|
As it turns out, it's not as hard of a problem as the movie made it out to be. But it is a real problem.
|Dec-25-14|| ||wordfunph: <Sneaky> Merry Christmas!|
|Jan-10-15|| ||Sneaky: I hereby decree that this the official page for deadheads who use Chessgames: |
∞♔∞∞ Garcia ∞∞♔∞
|Jan-10-15|| ||Penguincw: Congrats on reaching 13 000 posts. And in a couple of days, you'll reach 13 years as well. Congrats. :)|
|Jan-11-15|| ||technical draw: I concur with <Penguincw>, <Sneaky>. Congratulations on your longevity!|
|Jan-19-15|| ||Sneaky: Thanks guys!
13 years on Chessgames as of today. Wow, hard to imagine.
|Jan-19-15|| ||Penguincw: Happy 13th anniversary! :)|
|Jan-19-15|| ||wordfunph: <Sneaky> cheers!|
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