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Member since Jun-23-09 · Last seen May-29-17
Never give away for free what someone else will pay you for - <TheFocus>.


Fine Collection of Bobby Fischer Photos:

Magazine article by Nikolai Brunni regarding Bobby Fischer and the 1956 Greater New York City Open

Bobby Fischer playing by teletype in Havana 1965:

Beat Bobby Fischer. Philippines 1967

Bobby Fischer in the Philippines, Tokyo, Hong Kong 1973-1974

Bobby Fischer on the Bob Hope Show:

Bobby Fischer Against the World (Full Documentary):

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   TheFocus has kibitzed 25651 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-29-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
TheFocus: <Nisj> I care nothing at all about your argument about OMV. It doesn't interest me one bit. So, no, I didn't follow your little spat with <BP> about it. But, I doubt you beat him at all. You are a minnow. He's a barracuda. And, I notice that not one of <Big ...
   May-28-17 Biographer Bistro (replies)
TheFocus: Have you tried THE FIELD? I don't have 1899, but they usually had good coverage.
   May-28-17 Vienna (1904)
TheFocus: The two Leopld Loewy's are not father and son. The more established player (Sr.), was from Badapest.. (Jr.) was from Vienna.
   May-28-17 Capablanca vs H Burde, 1909
TheFocus: Lasker, on the other hand... leave that one to me.
   May-28-17 TheFocus chessforum
TheFocus: The flu, gout, and a broken toe. What a hat-trick.
   May-28-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
TheFocus: Alfred Hitchcock never won an Academy Award.
   May-20-17 Lasker vs E Dale, 1908
TheFocus: Good work finding the real score.
   May-20-17 Lasker vs W M Brooke, 1908
TheFocus: <MissScarlett> you are correct. I put in the wrong score, which should have been +20-1=5. Thanks for finding that.
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Apr-15-17  User not found: Lol. No chance :)
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  TheFocus: Had Easter dinner and the kids had an Easter egg hunt today at church.

Tomorrow Easter service

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  TheFocus: I have never seen the movie Jaws.
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  TheFocus: I worried about toting a knife into church until I saw one of the deacons wearing a gun.

No wonder the offering plate is always full.

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  WinKing: Hi TheFocus,

2 days till Shamkir Chess - Gashimov Memorial 2017 - Friday Apr. 21st 2017!!!

♘Shamkir Chess♘Gashimov Memorial♗Shamkir Chess♗

This tournament will run from Apr. 21st thru Apr. 30th 2017. (9 Rounds)

Participants include Adams, Eljanov, Harikrishna, Karjakin, Kramnik, Mamedyarov, Radjabov, So, Topalov & Wojtaszek.

Average rating: 2761 - Category: 21 (FIDE-ratings as of April 18th. 2017)


<<> Gashimov Memorial 2017 <>>

< 2 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

*** User: lostemperor - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in) ***

**User: Golden Executive - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in)

This year will be the 11th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2017 - 11 years running)**

*User: OhioChessFan - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in). This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.*

***No confirmation from <lostemperor> that he will be running his contest***

Status - Unlikely

**<GoldenExecutive> has confirmed he will be running his contest**

Status - Definitely

*<chessmoron> has confirmed he will be running his contest*

Status - Definitely


Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

ChessBookie Game

Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!


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  cormier: i glad you're back, i was a little worried ... you know you're on my favorite list ..... take good care now .......
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  TheFocus: Thank you, <cormier>. I had a death in the family and didn't post as much as I usually do.

God Bless You.

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  cormier: i don't post too much myself now, and i don't eighter think you meant to attack <BP> on k r, ..... ths G
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  TheFocus: I always liked this avatar.
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  TheFocus: -202 in the Chess Bookie.

Cellar dweller again.

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  OhioChessFan: I'm getting killed on the Pick 3's. Every time I get 4 out of 5 Gashimov games right, the 1 I miss is part of the Pick 3.
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  TheFocus: I no longer bet the Pick Three.

I lose because the Grandmasters don't play the way I bet.

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  thegoodanarchist: FYI, in the past 2 years my experience with Delta Airlines has been orders of magnitude better than my experience with United.

Just sayin'. Because I read your comment in <WannaBe>'s forum.

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  TheFocus: Delta is always good.

I flew home on Alaska Airlines!! Very nice.

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  TheFocus: I was under the perception that "pate" and "pattie" were the same thing, just that "pate" was a fancy foreign word.

Imagine my embarrassment when I tried ordering a pate melt.

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  TheFocus: Been back home for 10 days. Unless another funeral occurs, I'm staying home for a year.
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  TheFocus: Been ill for three days.

Now that I can eat, I have had milk and cookies, and ice cream.

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  TheFocus: Sick and tired of being sick and tired.
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  diceman: <TheFocus: Been ill for three days.>

Alaska Airlines did it!

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  TheFocus: Happy May 25th.

I'm just happy to have coffee!!

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  TheFocus: Happy May 26th.

I slept the day away.

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  TheFocus: Happy May 27th!!

I slept most the day.

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  TheFocus: Reminder to me. Tea Time with the staff.
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  TheFocus: Sunday already!!

Where did the week go?

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  TheFocus: The flu, gout, and a broken toe.

What a hat-trick.

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