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|Oct-03-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <Move of the Day>
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I don't know if 20.Nd8! is necessarily brilliant, but it's so cheeky it deserves the exclamation mark just for that.
|Oct-04-14|| ||wordfunph: <Switch> oh ohhh, i missed that one..|
In round 3, g6 was played in 5 out of 6 games. Pick the number of games that g6 will be played <by black> in round 4.
|Oct-04-14|| ||Annie K.: <Switch> hi! I'm just redecorating 3 rooms on the left here, and thought I'd suggest that - given that the Spispopydians are your characters - if you want them to be anything like you had in mind for them (if you did), it might be a good idea for you to take the next post, even if "out of turn". ;)|
|Oct-04-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <Annie> I do have plenty of things in mind, but the key to writing a story like this is not minding if other people lead things down a completely different track. Ilya and Gudga are my characters too, but you and <twinlark> filled in details like their species and gender :)|
|Oct-04-14|| ||Annie K.: Yeah, but those were obviously intended-to-be-started-off-blank characters. Given that you have mentioned Sp. in our previous story too, I thought you might have your own ideas for them. So, if you do, now's probably a good time to introduce them properly, because it seems that both twinlark and I have just been dribbling the ball in our last posts, waiting for you to do so, and the plot can't take much more dribbling in good health. ;)|
|Oct-04-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: For all I know, <twinlark> has a better vision than I do. I certainly hope he does :)|
Thanks to me, there are roughly more than 2,309 biological mini-bots somewhere on the ship. I have no idea what they're doing or why.
|Oct-04-14|| ||Annie K.: Heheh. You really ought to carry a bit of the load yourself, if you're going to insist on starting these things, yanno. :s|
Well then, I sure hope <twinlark> has an idea what to do with them too. ;)
|Oct-07-14|| ||wordfunph: Switch,
if no one loses, wordfunph takes home all the moolah hehehe :)
seriously, of course refund of tickets is necessary, will edit the notes.
|Oct-11-14|| ||Annie K.: <Switch> IIRC, you like these King's Gambit thingies? ;)|
1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 h6 4. d4 g5 5. h4 Bg7 6. hxg5 hxg5 7. Rxh8 Bxh8 8. c3 d6 9. Bd3 g4 10. Ng1 Qh4+ 11. Kd2 Qf2+ 12. Ne2 f3 13. Qg1 g3 14. Qxf2 gxf2 0-1
|Oct-11-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Questionable resignations are always fun... except when it's us resigning :)|
|Oct-11-14|| ||Annie K.: Heh, yeah, guess he didn't see Nf4... it's not as intuitive as the (losing) Ng3, since it seems to get the N farther away from the scene of the battle. :)|
The perfect solution to avoiding questionable resignations is to never, ever, resign! ;p
|Oct-11-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Just learned something new... Recent Chessforum Activity won't show the word "farther" :)|
|Oct-11-14|| ||dakgootje: Give the man a farthing for his discovery!
Nope - alas, according to the recest chessforum activity, you can't have that either.
|Oct-11-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Strangely, Radovan Damnjanovic and Johan Hellsten are not censored, but Berthold Fartmann is.|
|Oct-13-14|| ||twinlark: <SwitchingQuylthulg> |
I'm unsure about where to go next with this story. It runs the risk of meandering around while someone thinks up an endgame for it.
Initially it seemed the two young men were to be devil may care adventurers, but that idea morphed into something different when the clones entered the story, especially the parents and the bit which implied the kids were playing hookey/at home alone.
Kind of tempted to leave it as it is, but maybe you could provide some idea of where you want to take your characters and the story? I've had some ideas, but so has everyone else and we're kind of not really pulling in the same direction.
|Oct-14-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <twinlark> I'm not sure the story has much future at this point; it seems that <Annie> wants to get it over with (and she did say she wouldn't tackle anything more than a short story). |
I don't really have that many ideas, and wouldn't object to letting <Annie>'s post be The End (indeed, the more I think about it, the more I feel it's a good idea). But if I had to keep writing and somehow tie up all the loose ends myself, this would likely be the general outline:
• The mini-bots <are> the Spispopyd agents, or at least the closest thing on the ship, and Ilya would have been able to guess that if he hadn't had his mind wiped.
• What they wanted was to find one or more of the coldsleeping clones (who wouldn't put up much resistance) and suck out their souls, by which I mean all the things about them that are not their bodies. Like, um, bank chip and security numbers. One has to earn a living somehow.
• The experimental clones somehow managed to invite the mini-bots despite being in coldsleep. Presumably they must have offered some kind of bait - and offering their <own> clones (who after all have the same bank chip and security numbers as themselves) would not have been a very good idea...
Then, if I'd written this story by myself the very first post would have continued <There was something so wonderfully <relaxing>, so <un-angsty>, so... so <right> about blowing up humans>, so it's not like the story ever followed my vision :) And that's probably just as well.
|Oct-28-14|| ||wordfunph: <Switch> i am referring to the original Q at d1. If ever that happens, the 2nd Q's 1st move is nullified.|
|Oct-28-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <wordfunph> Thanks :)|
|Oct-29-14|| ||ChessCoachClark: For the game Bereziuk vs A Izhnin 1976, you asked about Bereziuk. Here is what I've posted there today: |
This game was cited as Diagram #374 on pages 249-250 of Checkmate! by Koltanowski and Finkelstein (c)1978, but the players' names were given as Berezyok and Ijnin.
You will also see this game and 402 others for Berezjuk, Sergej at the "CT" webpage.
The "365" webpage does not have this game, but does feature 669 games for Berezjuk, Sergej as well.
In both places, he has been actively playing until now.
Koltanowski and Finkelstein devote a fair bit of space and four stages of exercises for a chess student based on this game. Check it out!
|Oct-29-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Heh, I'd forgotten I asked that... I was a complete n00b then :)|
Thanks for your findings.
|Oct-30-14|| ||OhioChessFan: |
|Oct-30-14|| ||bubuli55: < Fall Leg Standings
updated Thu Oct 30, 05:15
# User Net Worth
1. SwitchingQuylthulg 8,441 >
I'm amazed! What's the formula? You must have a formula. :)
|Oct-30-14|| ||OhioChessFan: LOL, it's amazing. I have the formula figured out but won't spill Switchatollah's secret.|
|Oct-30-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <bubuli55> M2 = [-sqrt(-4hlp² + 4hlp + p² - 2p + 1) - 2hp + 2h - p + 1] / (2p - 2) * 0.8|
Not that I actually use it much... ;-)
|Oct-30-14|| ||bubuli55: Haha. You got me. I was never good in Calculus anyway :)|
But I'll try to make sense of it.
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