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TheFocus
Member since Jun-23-09
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SOME HISTORICAL RESOURCES

Various Magazines by User: calli

Game Collection: Österreichische Schachzeitung and others

Deutsche Zeitung
Game Collection: Deutsche Schachzeitung

Wiener Schachzeitung
Game Collection: Wiener Schachzeitung

Tijdscrift Nederlandse Schaakbond
Game Collection: Tijdschrift Nederlandse Schaakbond

Library of Congress Online Newspapers
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/#...

Brooklyn Daily Eagle up to 1954
http://bklyn.newspapers.com/

User: jnpope's Chess Archeology site

http://www.chessarch.com/index.php

Fulton History for New York State newspapers (Difficult site to use, so have patience.) http://fultonhistory.com/my%20photo...

Royal Dutch Library
http://kranten.delpher.nl/

From Edward Winter's Chess Notes site:
http://chesshistory.com/resources/l...

Search Chess History Online (also from Edward Winter's site) http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

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   TheFocus has kibitzed 11914 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-20-14 Odd Lie
 
TheFocus: Erva is correct.
 
   Oct-20-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
TheFocus: <A SAUDI sheikh has issued a fatwa against anyone wanting to travel to Mars.> I would have thought the Muslims would want to go and convert the infidels on Mars to Islam. You can't just have Martians running around without them being Islam. This is just bigotry. At least go ...
 
   Oct-20-14 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
TheFocus: <Lee> I am 100% in support of your criticism of Osteen. His "feel good" religion is so fake. I'll take the fire and brimstone I was raised with. Sermons were delivered with Biblical truth to back it up. The bigger the church (mega-church), the smaller the faith of the people.
 
   Oct-20-14 TheFocus chessforum
 
TheFocus: You bet I do. And every time that they delete my posts. I am going to put in two-word posts to replace them.
 
   Oct-20-14 Robert James Fischer
 
TheFocus: <Joshka> I agree. The true facts about Fischer would make a good movie, no need to embellish it. If so, they may as well put a cape on him and let him have an X-man-like death ray shooting out of his eyes.
 
   Oct-20-14 MarkFinan chessforum (replies)
 
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   Oct-19-14 I Hatem
 
TheFocus: Or pets in stores or restaurants.
 
   Oct-19-14 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
TheFocus: <Jessica> I certainly appreciate your kind words. I may have done the initial work, but once they were voted in, they belong to all of us. Although I am no longer an Editor, I can certainly appreciate the continual hard work the biographers are doing.
 
   Oct-19-14 Colonel Mortimer chessforum
 
TheFocus: <Jessica> I certainly appreciate your kind words. I may have done the initial work, but once they were voted in, they belong to all of us. Although I am no longer an Editor, I can certainly appreciate the continual hard work the biographers are doing.
 
   Oct-19-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014) (replies)
 
TheFocus: <honeypot> <Just having Anand here is a miracle - he was written off after the Madras (Chennai) match. I don't believe he will win considering his age and Carlsen's strength. Yet, if he wins - it will establish him as the greatest Chess player ever.> No, it won't. Anand
 
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Oct-19-14
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  MarkFinan: For some reason I can't get on messenger. I can only see the first line of your message, but in short Yes. It is. I've known for ages but because I'm sick of pointless arguments I've not said anything. I think that if you've been at this site a few years and you're pretty much a daily poster, you can't get away with various handles because you have a certain tone, a kind of virtual fingerprint. I'd spot if Gozza came back, I'd spot if kkderek came back, I'd spot most people, but if you're <Thegoodanarchist> I really really wouldn't have got that! Are you? And nobody would have guessed my other handle because I only made about 50 posts and they were all on chess, on game pages. Although the clues are in the bio, lol.
Oct-19-14
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  MarkFinan: <Pulo y Gata: <Oct-18-14 MarkFinan: The star wars quote. No worries, but some people are pathetic if that offended them. Oct-18-14
TheFocus: Fools and hypocrites.>

Pathetic fools and hypocrites. It's long been proven. Wake up, fellas>

Are the guardians of truth and justice, the so called old guard, making a last stand and a comeback? Lol. I think one particular user got offended when I put the letter L in a certain part of his username, but if he was going to get offended at that then he shouldn't insult me on other pages. As far as I recall I've only ever blown the whistle on 3 users here, two of them are pretty obvious and the other one is Sugardom. He's obsessed with male jail rape!?

Oct-19-14  SugarDom: <As far as I recall I've only ever blown the whistle on 3 users here,>

You said you never blown whistle on anybody.

Oct-19-14
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  TheFocus: I'll make some popcorn now.
Oct-19-14
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  TheFocus: I have been cooped up inside for two days now because of the heavy rain.

Have you ever wanted to just walk in the rain just to get out of the house?

Out of ice cream so a walk to the store would be refreshing.

I will get soaked so a hot shower will be necessary. And needed.

Just so sick of staring at the walls.

Too much inane chatter on Facebook.

Bored with books and DVDs and television.

Oct-19-14
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  TheFocus: The dishes are done.

The laundry is done.

Apartment smells like soup.

Oct-19-14
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  TheFocus: Can anyone tell that I am bored out of my skull?
Oct-19-14
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  TheFocus: I told my roommate how much he currently owes me. I have the feeling I am going to throw him out soon.
Oct-19-14
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  TheFocus: I don't really like having a roommate anyway.

We will see how it goes when he returns this evening.

Oct-19-14
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  TheFocus: So I am going to the store and I felt a little nauseous, so I was throwing up into the storm drain.

A dude stops and says, "You know, that goes into the ocean."

I looked at him and said, "The last time I was swimming in the ocean, I threw up in it."

Rudeness begets rudeness.

Or smart-assery.

Oct-20-14
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  TheFocus: Oh great, three more posts deleted by the Admins.

I insulted no one. Posted no offensiveness.

Oct-20-14
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  TheFocus: Disagree.
Oct-20-14
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  MarkFinan: <SugarDom: <As far as I recall I've only ever blown the whistle on 3 users here,> You said you never blown whistle on anybody.>

And then I changed my mind, Spud. I realised that everyone has done it here and everyone has done it to me too. In my personal life you wouldn't find a more loyal person, and I hate people who get caught doing something they shouldn't so they start pointing the finger at their mates too, I hate those kinda people.

But you aren't my mate.

Oct-20-14
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  TheFocus: Drat! Just how many of my posts are they going to delete?

I guess I will be back to 11,890 by the end of the day.

Maybe I should keep a running copy of my posts so that I can see what they dislike about them.

I can't imagine what it could be. I'm not going around advocating anarchy. I am not tossing out insults.

GD hypocrites.

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  TheFocus: this will get them back.
Oct-20-14
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  MarkFinan: Lol. I know you just want a higher post count that Gozza. ;)
Oct-20-14
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  TheFocus: You bet I do. And every time that they delete my posts. I am going to put in two-word posts to replace them.
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