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hms123
Member since Dec-13-07
Welcome, all! This is the place for frivolous commentary, serious commentary, and cogent discussion.

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My favorite wines:

Matted Elk (red), March 2012

Matted Elk (red), April 2012

Matted Elk (red), May 2012

Matted Elk (red), June 2012 (limited bottling, no longer available)

Matted Elk (red), July 2012

I am looking forward to the release of the August 2012 vintage.

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Work, the what's-its-name of the thingummy and the thing-um-a-bob of the what d'you-call-it. (P. G. Wodehouse)

You have to bring some funk to get some. You can't just walk in a place and expect to get some funk. If you ain't bring no funk, then you can't get no funk..Another thing is, you can't fake the funk or your nose will grow. (Bootsy Collins)

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base. (Dave Barry)

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Here's an article that I wrote:

<Chess Life, August, 2011, <<Brave New World: Human Intuition and Computer-assisted Chess>>

http://www.chessgames.com/chess_lif...

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<<<Caissar Awards>>>

Thanks to User: wannabe for running the contest, and to everyone who voted for me or for any of the other fine nominees.

<<2008 Caissar Award winner for <most helpful>. (shared with User: brankat)>>

<<2009 Caissar Award winner for <most constructive kibitzer>.>>

<<2011 Caissar Award winner for <most helpful>.>>

<<2012 Caissar Award winner for <most helpful>.>>

<<2013 Caissar Award winner for <most helpful>.>>

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An interesting chess set that my wife gave me many years ago: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/pa...

>> Click here to see hms123's game collections.

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   hms123 has kibitzed 12547 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-15-14 hms123 chessforum
 
hms123: <Fusilli> Whew! I can now cancel my order for the furniture to be delivered to your place.
 
   Oct-08-14 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
hms123: <pgp>. Those are great photos. I check in every day, but have been busy lately with travel, some photography, and more bridge than chess. It's a mental health break.
 
   Aug-26-14 rinus chessforum
 
hms123: <New Count: 15> Thanks to <Aug 25, 2014: Donation of 3 years by anonymous member.>
 
   Aug-25-14 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
hms123: <Phony Benoni> From the <PB> archives: <hms123: I used to watch Gus Triandos play in Baltimore. He was the slowest baseball player ever. I once saw him get thrown out at home by a mile (after tagging at third base) on a fly ball to the wall in centerfield. Come to ...
 
   Aug-25-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
 
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   Aug-25-14 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
hms123: FYI <Rinus Award>: Activate: kwid Years: 1 New Count: 13 Activate: g.mueller Years: 1 New Count: 12
 
   Aug-07-14 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
 
hms123: <Teem> <Me and Mr. Hohner> is fabulous. I didn't know BD had it in him.
 
   Jul-26-14 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
 
hms123: <Annie> I was going to put off birthday wishes but didn't get around to it. Happy Birthday!
 
   Jul-22-14 Once chessforum (replies)
 
hms123: <Once> It is still your birthday here in the USA. Happy Birthday!
 
   Jul-19-14 Caruana vs Adams, 2014 (replies)
 
hms123: <Penguincw> <Is it me or whenever I click on Adams' picture, it leads me to a person named just "Adams" (and not "<Michael> Adams")?> I get the same thing.
 
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Frivolity Rains

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Sep-06-14
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  crawfb5: Bad bishops should be beaten.

I thought it a nice example of opposite-colored bishops aiding the attack.

Sep-07-14
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  hms123: <crawfb5>

Indeed, it is. I remember being astounded when I first ran across that idea in Euwe and Kramer's <Middle Game....> books forever ago.

Sep-08-14  Thief: But those bloody bad bishops might become useful if they're outside of the pawn chain. Then they become active "bad" bishops.
Sep-08-14  Thief: <hms123> Isn't that right, my good man?
Sep-08-14
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  hms123: <Thief>
If they can get there in time.
Sep-20-14
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  playground player: <hms123> Discovered a rather grim little film noir today--<Detour>, made in 1945, with Tom Neal and Barbara Savage. It's on youtube, and this critter is very noir indeed. If you haven't seen it, check it out. I bet you'll like it.
Sep-21-14
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  playground player: <hms123> And here's another one for you (<Mrs. PGP> is on a roll, picking these): <Guest in the House>, with Anne Baxter and Ralph Bellamy, 1944. This will probably put you off having a devious maniac stay with you for any length of time.

I didn't get where I am today, having devious maniacs staying at my house for any length of time.

Sep-22-14
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  jessicafischerqueen:

I'm not really a "devious maniacs" person.

Sep-22-14
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Sep-23-14
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  Fusilli: I just played this 3-min game on ICC!

I'm black.

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 d6 3. d4 Be7 4. dxe5 dxe5 5. Qf3 Nf6 6. Bg5 Bg4 7. Qg3 Qd1# White checkmated
0-1

Isn't that cute? :)

Sep-23-14
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Sep-23-14
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  hms123: <Fusilli>

Nice quick game. What did you do with the other 2-1/2 minutes?

Sep-23-14
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  Fusilli: <hms123> I wish they rolled over!
Sep-26-14
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  WCC Editing Project:

<Martinez>

Be sure to check out this new longer game by <They Call the Wind Mariano> over here: M Sana vs J Sheng, 2014

Sep-30-14
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  MarkFinan: I know I haven't posted here in a while H but I want you to change this out?? If you go back to February of this year I posted a game in your forum. Now check this game out I Nikolayev vs G Rusyniak, 2004

How close is that?? Look at the pawn structure!?

Sep-30-14
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  MarkFinan: *check.

Predictive text!

Sep-30-14
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  hms123: <Mark>

That is amazing. I am impressed.

Oct-05-14
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  Fusilli: Bad news! I turned on the heat this morning for the first time this season, to discover it's not working! My house is at 64. Forty degrees outside. Luckily, it's not going to get too cold too quickly in Nashville. I'll have it serviced this week.

I hope the heating system in your 32-room manor is working fine. Remember you are hosting the Canadian band <Marianas Trench> next month. See <JFQ>'s forum if you missed this.

Oct-07-14  Thief: <Fusilli> I had nothing to do with it. I swear.
Oct-07-14
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  hms123: <Fusilli> That's not good. At my house we simply stack our furniture in the middle of the room and start a bonfire. Then we order more furniture.
Oct-07-14
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  playground player: <hms123> It ain't noir, but it sure is motley. I think you'll love these pictures of simple jobs done hopelessly wrong.

http://leeduigon.com/2014/10/07/the...

Everything OK with you? Haven't seen much of you lately.

Oct-14-14
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  Fusilli: For the record, I still couldn't get anyone to come fix my heating. Sometimes I wasn't available, but mostly, the two people I called kept saying "I think I can be there on XXX" and then they didn't follow up on it.

The persistent rainy days make it hard... the furnace is outdoors.

How long do I have before I really need it? I think my absolute deadline is next Monday. But I'm going out of town tomorrow for three days... Stupid conference! Arghhh!!!

Maybe I'll have to borrow some furniture from you.

Oct-15-14
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  Fusilli: Update: heating fixed!
Oct-15-14
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  hms123: <Fusilli>

Whew! I can now cancel my order for the furniture to be delivered to your place.

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