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   Mar-21-18 Mamedyarov vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
hoodrobin: These two are in best shape. Hope not GM draw.
   Mar-20-18 Caruana vs Ding Liren, 2018 (replies)
hoodrobin: < RookFile: This is the sort of game where a champion wins. Bobby Fischer would go 1-0 in a situation like this. Let's see what Caruana does.> Fischer was a genius of the game. Caruana is a reasoning tournament player.
   Mar-20-18 Grischuk vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
hoodrobin: Kramnik played move-by-move in my impression.
   Mar-19-18 W So vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
hoodrobin: <Mamedyarov-Karjakin> Karajan will conduct the orchestra but Mamed will choose the music.
   Mar-18-18 Grischuk vs Mamedyarov, 2018 (replies)
hoodrobin: <Richard Taylor> I understand you know something about fingers and even more about Mr President. Thanks for sharing.
   Mar-17-18 mistermac chessforum (replies)
   Mar-16-18 Caruana vs Grischuk, 2018 (replies)
hoodrobin: <technical draw: While waiting I googled "Fabiano" and on the first page there were mainly soccer players, designers, pizza places, tennis players and an opera singer. But no chess players. Let's boycott Google!> I have to inform you that "Fabiano" is <not> a family ...
   Mar-16-18 Team White vs Team Black, 2017 (replies)
   Mar-11-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
hoodrobin: I am preparing my Candidates: Alekhine, Capablanca, Fischer, Kasparov. Reigning World Champion: Satan.
   Mar-09-18 Karjakin vs Mamedyarov, 2018 (replies)
hoodrobin: First! (to read it from <chancho>).
   Mar-06-18 Anand vs Grischuk, 2018 (replies)
   Feb-27-18 Van Wely vs Hjartarson, 1994
   Feb-25-18 Karpov vs A V Kharitonov, 1988
   Feb-21-18 S Conquest vs Short, 1987
   Feb-05-18 Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 (replies)
   Jan-30-18 Ulf Andersson vs P Nikolic, 1984
   Jan-30-18 Tata Steel (2018) (replies)
   Jan-28-18 Short vs Kasparov, 1993
   Jan-27-18 Alekhine vs Euwe, 1936 (replies)
   Jan-24-18 Anand vs Karpov, 1996
   Jan-11-18 Timman vs M Sisniega, 1985 (replies)
   Jan-02-18 J Penrose vs J Tompa, 1978 (replies)
   Dec-30-17 cormier chessforum (replies)
   Dec-11-17 Caruana vs Adams, 2017 (replies)
   Oct-29-17 Aronian vs I Papaioannou, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-10-17 chessforum (replies)
   Aug-27-17 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2017
   Aug-07-17 Anand vs Caruana, 2017 (replies)
   Jul-31-17 Sinquefield Cup (2017) (replies)
   Jul-06-17 FIDE Grand Prix Geneva (2017) (replies)
   Jul-04-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Apr-21-17 Aronian vs Yifan Hou, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-13-17 D Saduakassova vs J Krivec, 2016
   Apr-02-17 Nunn vs D Cox, 1972
   Mar-17-17 Wei Yi vs Huu Thai Le, 2017 (replies)
   Feb-02-17 Karpov vs Timman, 1988
   Feb-02-17 Karpov vs Timman, 1988
   Jan-29-17 Karpov vs Timman, 1986 (replies)
   Jan-28-17 W So vs Wei Yi, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-28-17 hoodrobin chessforum (replies)
   Jan-27-17 Wei Yi vs Karjakin, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-13-17 Karpov vs Timman, 1980
   Dec-28-16 Quinteros vs Fischer, 1970 (replies)
   Dec-03-16 Tal vs Timman, 1988
   Dec-02-16 Tal vs Timman, 1977
   Nov-28-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-25-16 Timman vs Smyslov, 1979 (replies)
   Nov-24-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-21-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-21-16 Botvinnik vs Ragozin, 1940
   Nov-20-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-18-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-15-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-14-16 Duras vs Alekhine, 1914
   Nov-14-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-11-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-05-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016) (replies)
   Oct-01-16 Aronian vs A Giri, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-09-16 Chess Olympiad (2016) (replies)
   Sep-03-16 A Greet vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Jun-07-16 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
   Apr-28-16 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-04-16 J Gdanski vs Anand, 1987
   Mar-28-16 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-27-16 Caruana vs Svidler, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-23-16 Caruana vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-20-16 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-16-16 Topalov vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-13-16 A Giri vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-11-16 Aronian vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-11-16 Nakamura vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-10-16 Team White vs Team Black, 2015 (replies)
   Mar-03-16 S Poobesh Anand (replies)
   Feb-27-16 IMSA Elite Mind Games (Rapid) (2016) (replies)
   Feb-17-16 Biographer Bistro (replies)
   Feb-08-16 J Shepley vs J Mann, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-27-16 A Giri vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-23-16 Eljanov vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-21-16 W So vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-16-16 Navara vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-31-15 Sularus chessforum (replies)
   Dec-29-15 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-26-15 wordfunph chessforum (replies)
   Dec-25-15 WinKing chessforum (replies)
   Dec-20-15 S Guramishvili vs F Rambaldi, 2015
   Dec-13-15 London Chess Classic (2015) (replies)
   Dec-12-15 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Adams, 2015 (replies)
   Oct-03-15 Svidler vs Karjakin, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-28-15 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Jul-13-15 6th Hainan Danzhou (2015) (replies)
   Jun-29-15 L Lejarre vs B Burg, 2011 (replies)
   Jun-18-15 Carlsen vs A Giri, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-15-15 Y Dokhoian vs Shabalov, 1994 (replies)
   Jun-12-15 Anand vs Huebner, 1992
   Mar-31-15 chessforum (replies)
   Mar-16-15 Steinitz vs J B Brockenbrough, 1885 (replies)
   Feb-27-15 W John vs Janowski, 1914 (replies)
   Feb-20-15 suenteus po 147 chessforum (replies)
   Feb-16-15 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-07-15 Naiditsch vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-29-15 Biographer Bistro (replies)
   Jan-25-15 Tata Steel (2015) (replies)
   Jan-19-15 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
   Jan-18-15 Jobava vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-12-15 A Giri vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-01-15 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
   Dec-25-14 truefriends chessforum (replies)
   Dec-25-14 hms123 chessforum (replies)
   Dec-25-14 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
   Dec-19-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Dec-19-14 N Mariano vs Ehlvest, 2012
   Dec-11-14 M A Botvinnik vs T L Petrosian, 1998 (replies)
   Nov-24-14 H Pohlenz vs M Pinel, 1994 (replies)
   Nov-21-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-18-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-17-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-15-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-13-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-11-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-09-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-03-14 Carlsen - Anand World Championship (2014) (replies)
   Nov-01-14 RandomVisitor chessforum (replies)
   Oct-30-14 Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 (replies)
   Oct-30-14 A Rodriguez Vila vs G Kanefsck, 2007 (replies)
   Oct-25-14 Arkadij Naiditsch (replies)
   Oct-21-14 Krogius vs Stein, 1960 (replies)
   Oct-14-14 Caruana vs Tomashevsky, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-14-14 Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 (replies)
   Oct-13-14 Euwe vs Najdorf, 1953 (replies)
   Oct-12-14 Caruana vs Grischuk, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-08-14 Caruana vs Svidler, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-21-14 Sasikiran vs E Berg, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-19-14 Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914 (replies)
   Sep-15-14 Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 (replies)
   Sep-15-14 F Olafsson vs Tal, 1971 (replies)
   Sep-14-14 Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 (replies)
   Sep-13-14 Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 (replies)
   Sep-13-14 Spassky vs J Penrose, 1969 (replies)
   Sep-09-14 Shirov vs Kramnik, 1996
   Sep-09-14 J Becerra Rivero vs J Sarkar, 2006
   Sep-04-14 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-02-14 Caruana vs Topalov, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-31-14 Nakamura vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-31-14 Stockfish Nakamura Match (2014) (replies)
   Aug-29-14 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-22-14 Karpov vs A Sokolov, 1987 (replies)
   Aug-18-14 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1987
   Aug-11-14 DcGentle chessforum (replies)
   Aug-11-14 D Maric vs J Schmehl, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-30-14 V Ruehrig vs G Stertenbrink, 1984 (replies)
   Jul-20-14 Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1996 (replies)
   Jul-20-14 Leko vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Jul-18-14 Kramnik vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Jul-14-14 H Ueter vs M Fette, 1984 (replies)
   Jul-12-14 Naiditsch vs Adams, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-22-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
   Jun-22-14 J Alfred vs P Walsh, 2005 (replies)
   Jun-15-14 M Bluebaum vs V Fedoseev, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-12-14 Botvinnik vs A Khavin, 1944 (replies)
   Jun-05-14 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-01-14 Norway Chess Tournament (2014) (replies)
   May-19-14 Z Veroci Petronic vs N Alexandria, 1984 (replies)
   May-13-14 T Rodshtein vs S Gvetadze, 2013 (replies)
   May-11-14 Ribli vs H Boshku, 1990 (replies)
   May-08-14 49th Capablanca Memorial (2014) (replies)
   May-07-14 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   May-06-14 Italian Team Championship (2014) (replies)
   Apr-28-14 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-27-14 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-21-14 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-21-14 Yifan Hou (replies)
   Apr-21-14 Yifan Hou vs O Girya, 2014
   Apr-16-14 Yifan Hou vs A Ushenina, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-15-14 Yifan Hou vs N Muminova, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-13-14 Tomashevsky vs W So, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-08-14 Tarrasch vs Kolb, 1894 (replies)
   Apr-07-14 World Chess Championship Candidates (2014) (replies)
   Apr-03-14 Yifan Hou vs Kachiani-Gersinska, 2007
   Mar-30-14 Anand vs Svidler, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-29-14 Karjakin vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-27-14 Anand vs D Andreikin, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-25-14 Anand vs Mamedyarov, 2014
   Mar-25-14 Kramnik vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-25-14 Maroczy vs G Beihoff, 1926 (replies)
   Mar-23-14 Anand vs Topalov, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-22-14 Svidler vs Karjakin, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-22-14 Topalov vs Mamedyarov, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-22-14 Aronian vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-21-14 Svidler vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-18-14 D Andreikin vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-18-14 G Neumann vs A Gohle, 1864 (replies)
   Mar-17-14 Karjakin vs Topalov, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-17-14 Anand vs Kramnik, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-16-14 Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 (replies)
   Mar-16-14 Suttles vs Fischer, 1970 (replies)
   Mar-16-14 Lindehn vs Steinitz, 1864 (replies)
   Mar-14-14 Topalov vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-13-14 Anand vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-10-14 P L Corrales Ibanez vs M Gavilan Diaz, 2003 (replies)
   Mar-09-14 E Najer vs Smirin, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-06-14 M Wei vs J Ikeda, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-04-14 Paulsen vs E J H Schmidt, 1864 (replies)
   Mar-02-14 M D Tseitlin vs Gulko, 1971 (replies)
   Feb-19-14 S Williams vs The World, 2013 (replies)
   Feb-14-14 Stefan Djuric vs A Navacchia, 1998 (replies)
   Feb-10-14 Bill Gates (replies)
   Feb-09-14 N Dzagnidze vs Adams, 2013 (replies)
   Dec-26-13 lost in space chessforum (replies)
   Nov-18-13 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-16-13 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-13-13 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-12-13 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-11-13 Team White vs Team Black, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-10-13 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-09-13 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-16-13 Lupara chessforum (replies)
   Oct-03-13 jepflast chessforum (replies)
   Oct-01-13 dakgootje chessforum (replies)
   Oct-01-13 Nakamura vs Ponomariov, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-29-13 Caruana vs Gelfand, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-28-13 Fressinet vs Gelfand, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-25-13 Grischuk vs Caruana, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-24-13 Caruana vs Fressinet, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-23-13 Tomashevsky vs Gelfand, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-22-13 Analysis Forum chessforum (replies)
   Sep-15-13 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-15-13 A Filipowicz vs B Pietrusiak, 1964 (replies)
   Sep-12-13 Fischer vs Robatsch, 1962
   Sep-10-13 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Aug-23-13 Kramnik vs A Korobov, 2013 (replies)
   Jul-25-13 J C Moore vs M J Read, 1981 (replies)
   Jul-22-13 R Rapport vs L Seres, 2009
   Jun-27-13 Viewer Deluxe chessforum (replies)
   Jun-23-13 Svidler vs Kasimdzhanov, 1999 (replies)
   Jun-21-13 Nakamura vs Gelfand, 2013 (replies)
   Jun-13-13 D Swiercz vs A Leniart, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-12-13 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2013 (replies)
   Jun-09-13 Yanofsky vs Fischer, 1962 (replies)
   Jun-03-13 whiteshark chessforum (replies)
   Jun-03-13 Caruana vs Kamsky, 2013 (replies)
   May-28-13 Fischer vs Keres, 1959 (replies)
   May-27-13 T de Wit vs R Brandenburg, 2005 (replies)
   May-26-13 Kasimdzhanov vs L Dominguez, 2013 (replies)
   May-15-13 Svidler vs Karjakin, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-05-13 World Championship Candidates (2013) (replies)
   Apr-01-13 Carlsen vs Svidler, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-29-13 Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-24-13 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-23-13 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 (replies)
   Mar-21-13 Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-20-13 Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-15-13 Ivanchuk vs Grischuk, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-15-13 Gelfand vs Radjabov, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-01-13 Caruana vs Gelfand, 2013 (replies)
   Jan-12-13 Tal7777777 chessforum (replies)
   Jan-11-13 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2013 (replies)
   Dec-28-12 The World vs Akobian, 2012 (replies)
   Dec-21-12 Fabio Finocchiaro (replies)
   Dec-13-12 waustad chessforum (replies)
   Dec-07-12 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2012 (replies)
   Nov-17-12 Fedorowicz vs M Bengtson, 1997 (replies)
   Nov-11-12 technical draw chessforum (replies)
   Oct-08-12 Caruana vs Karjakin, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-08-12 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-01-12 M Chommyyev vs T L Petrosian, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-28-12 Gelfand vs A Giri, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-28-12 Team White vs Team Black, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-26-12 Gelfand vs Ivanchuk, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-18-12 Aronian vs Caruana, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-16-12 McShane vs Kramnik, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-13-12 Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-01-12 3rd Danzhou Tournament (2012) (replies)
   May-30-12 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012 (replies)
   May-30-12 Gelfand vs Anand, 2012 (replies)
   May-28-12 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012 (replies)
   May-28-12 V Greenwalt vs B Wall, 1983 (replies)
   May-26-12 Gelfand vs Anand, 2012 (replies)
   May-23-12 Gelfand vs Anand, 2012 (replies)
   May-20-12 Gelfand vs Anand, 2012 (replies)
   May-18-12 Gelfand vs Anand, 2012 (replies)
   May-17-12 Nakamura vs Lenderman, 2012 (replies)
   May-17-12 Kamsky vs Seirawan, 2012 (replies)
   May-14-12 Gelfand vs Anand, 2012 (replies)
   May-14-12 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012 (replies)
   Apr-28-12 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2012 (replies)
   Apr-27-12 Kramnik vs Aronian, 2012 (replies)
   Apr-24-12 Kramnik vs Aronian, 2012 (replies)
   Apr-23-12 Topalov vs Morozevich, 2005 (replies)
   Apr-21-12 Thematic Challenge chessforum (replies)
   Feb-10-12 Aeroflot Open (2012) (replies)
   Feb-02-12 Tradewise Gibraltar (2012) (replies)
   Feb-02-12 Judit Polgar vs Korchnoi, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-29-12 Van Wely vs Carlsen, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-29-12 vs , 
   Jan-29-12 Aronian vs Radjabov, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-27-12 Gelfand vs Aronian, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-27-12 Aronian vs Navara, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-21-12 Ivanchuk vs Aronian, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-19-12 Carlsen vs A Giri, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-17-12 Aronian vs Kamsky, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-15-12 Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-14-12 Carlsen vs V Gashimov, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-01-12 Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-27-11 Akobian vs The World, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-11-11 Anand vs F Vallejo Pons, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-07-11 Ivanchuk vs Anand, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-03-11 Judit Polgar vs Karjakin, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-31-11 Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-30-11 Xeroxx chessforum (replies)
   Jul-30-11 Ponomariov vs Le Quang Liem, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-30-11 A Giri vs Kramnik, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-29-11 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-28-11 Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-26-11 Shirov vs Carlsen, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-20-11 Morozevich vs Carlsen, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-19-11 Carlsen vs Shirov, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-18-11 Pelletier vs Carlsen, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-16-11 Team White vs Team Black, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-10-11 M Kagan vs H Daly, 1939 (replies)
   Jun-20-11 Nakamura vs Radjabov, 2011 (replies)
   Jun-20-11 Nisipeanu vs Carlsen, 2011 (replies)
   Jun-19-11 Open Defence chessforum (replies)
   Jun-18-11 Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2011 (replies)
   Jun-17-11 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2011 (replies)
   Jun-15-11 Carlsen vs Nisipeanu, 2011 (replies)
   Jun-14-11 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2011 (replies)
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  hoodrobin: Caruana is now the man. Too bad he's not from England.
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  mistermac: Sydney, Australia, is wet and cold at this time of year. I came from NZ, as you seem to suspect, and it has a reputation for being cold, especially in the southern regionsl, but Sydney which is only photographed in brilliant sunshine, has an image of warm and sunny. My advice to anyone who comes in winter is to bring some woolies, as it can be very cold, damp and windy.The best months in Sydney are in Autumn, not too hot, and fairly calm.

As for my avatar, I regret getting rig of my original, of Don Auixote, but I abandones it, and someone else grabbed it.

It was nither artful of fascinating, but reflected me, the distracted dreamer.

As fo Caruana, he seems a very level headed young man.

You are fascinated by England, aren't you?

I am currently rereading "the Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold" a very funny novel by Evelyn Waugh, who as you will be aware, is an Englishman of the male variety.

Keep your arrows feathered, Robin!

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  hoodrobin: Just posted at your forum <mister>.
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  mistermac: I also read "Scoop" by Waugh, and it too is a hoot. (Hoot may be a new word for you. It means really absurdly funny).

But, my main reason for writing is to tell you that there is snow and cold in Eastern Australia. It has caused widespread disruption to the main roads. Winter here is never warm, but this is really cold, and miserable.

Pity us, my friend!

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  hoodrobin: <Hoot!> This <is> my name, courtesy of the Premium Member <jessicafischerqueen>. Here it is never cold even in winter but now in summer (this year) it is really really hot! No disruption but big discomfort.
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  mistermac: Well, Hoot, congratulations on being the leader of Team White. It is also a huge responsibility.
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  hoodrobin: <mm> Yes I know, I'm well aware of that!
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  WinKing: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays <hoodrobin>! :)
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  wordfunph: <hoodrobin> Merry Christmas!
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  Sularus: Happy holidays <hoodrobin>!
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  mistermac: Well, Hoot, congratulations on the deaw.
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  hoodrobin: Hey <mac>! Team Black played very well.
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  mistermac: You asked in a post to my forum my opinion on Magnus Carlsen.

I have to say that, in terms of technical ability, I feel he is not all that far ahead of other Super GM's.

Where, however, he shines is in his enormous competitive spirit, determination, and stamina.

Those qualities may well see him stay at the top for a long time, and anyone who might best him, will find that Magnus would come back even harder to attempt retake the title later.

The coming match could be very interesting. But, Magnus has to be favorite to retain his title.

But, that is all a patzer's opinion. He may indeed turn out to be really great.

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  hoodrobin: Thanks for sharing.
I can't see for now any serious competitor, and that's all I can say. Karjakin? We'll see. I think Anand was really great.
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  mistermac: Have a beer, Hoody.


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  mistermac: What do you think of the match?

It has been quite interesting, even the draws.

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  hoodrobin: Just read your post(s) <mistermac>. Prosit! The match showed that Carlsen was always in control imo. Happy holidays to you!
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  mistermac: Thanks, hoody. I am not currently a paying member, so I presume all teaces of my Forum havd gone.

I may resume if i can be persuaded of its usefulness to me.

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  hoodrobin: It is useful to us! But you can post as a normal (not premium) member. Always <welcome to my forum>, of course, <mistermac>!
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  cormier: ... i hope it's usefull .....
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  cormier: you're very welcome <hoodrobin> ... ths G
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  mistermac: I have returned as a premium member. So, I will be here for a year.

Looks like the next White vs Black match is not yet in planning, and the avaiable GMs wanting to get beaten pool has dried up.

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  mistermac: We are in opposite teams, I see.
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  cormier: Joyeux NoŽl ...
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