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keypusher
Member since Sep-23-04
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The Perseus Project: The classics in Greek, Latin & English--hyperlinked

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper...

A link to a page with downloads from the Venetus A, the oldest complete manuscript of the Iliad, courtesy of Harvard:

http://www.homermultitext.org/manus...

From Google Books, a link to Tarrasch's book on the 1908 world championship. I've translated his notes on the game pages.

http://books.google.com/books?id=0C...

Lasker's book on St. Petersburg 1909

http://www.google.com/books?id=o3eC...

Tarrasch's <Dreihundert Schachpartien>, which covers his career from the beginning through his match with Chigorin in 1893

https://books.google.com/books?id=9...

Chess-play is a good and witty exercise of the mind for some kind of men, and fit for such melancholy, Rhasis holds, as are idle, and have extravagant impertinent thoughts, or troubled with cares, nothing better to distract their mind, and alter their meditations; invented (some say) by the general of an army in famine, to keep soldiers from mutiny: but if it proceed from overmuch study, in such case it may do more harm than good; it is a game too troublesome for some men's brains, too full of anxiety, all out as bad as study; besides it is a testy choleric game, and very offensive to him that loseth the mate. William the Conquerer, in his younger years, playing at chess with the Prince of France (Dauphine was not annexed to that crown in those days) losing a mate, knocked the chess-board about his pate, which was a cause afterwards of much enmity between them.

--Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

"Just because many great chess players were obnoxious jerks, doesn't mean that if you're an obnoxious jerk you're a great chess player."

--AgentRgent

"You are also a machine, as are Anand, Carlsen, Kasparov, and Fischer. You and the others are just inferior machines. Your idea of beautiful chess is simply faulty chess that is not caught in its faults."

--vsaluki

"Alas, before the post mortem the gods have placed the game."

--Phony Benoni

"A chess engine is a great antidote to human optimism."

--johnlspouge

"[Y]ou have not been mean to me. Being mean to me is accepting my sacrifices and then taking me to a lost ending."

--Sally Simpson

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   Oct-16-19 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
keypusher: <I understand that, thus I proposed a scenario and I <asked your opinion> on whether there's any hypocrisy between decrying "foreign election interference" while also saying that free speech should allow people to common on the Internal politics of a foreign country.> ...
 
   Oct-16-19 Arnold Schottlaender
 
keypusher: <Schottländer against 'The Smash' His opponent was a spitfire who never lost (officially as he was used to take back any bad move)... (DWS, November 1909) What did Arnold (Black) cleverly play? > Ooh! Ooh! I know! Incidentally, checking your original source, I was ...
 
   Oct-16-19 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
keypusher: < Bobsterman3000: <Keypusher - What the Mueller Report did (and this is my only quarrel with it, but it's a pretty big quarrel) is vastly exaggerate the extent and significance of the interference. > But does the Mueller report actually delve into the <significance ...
 
   Oct-15-19 A Reif vs Lasker, 1889
 
keypusher: <FSR: This is the only game in the database with the weird 2...f6. Opening Explorer A strong response would have been 3.e4! when Black cannot regain the pawn with 3...fxe5 because of 4.Qh5+. After, say, 3...Nc6 4.d4 Black has a terrible game a pawn down.> Surprisingly, it ...
 
   Oct-15-19 Grand Swiss IoM (2019) (replies)
 
keypusher: <Messiah: Sorry I meant Alekseenko.> Nobody cares. You're making a fool of yourself in the most boring way possible.
 
   Oct-15-19 AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018
 
keypusher: < Messiah: What a 'beautiful' game... I am sorry, my godess Caïssa, that this exists.> I'm not. The first 45 moves are pretty thrilling. I suspect you didn't actually look at the game.
 
   Oct-15-19 Carlsen vs Shirov, 2019 (replies)
 
keypusher: <Ulhumbrus: Let us try some loss of time on the part of Black: 6...Nxc3 7 bxc3 Nxe5 8 dxe5 Be6 9 O-O Qd7 10 Rb1 O-O-O. Now what is White going to do?> Play 11.Bg5 with a winning position, since 11....Be7 12.Bb5 c6 13.Bxc6! bxc6 14.Qd3 is crushing.
 
   Oct-14-19 Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958
 
keypusher: <cunctatorg: which Black's move is the error? I thought that he should play (instead of 9... Ne8?) 9... Nxb3 but he must lose one piece then...> Not that much after 9....Nxb3 10.ef Nxa1 11.fg Nxc2+ (or 11....Kxg7) 12.Nxc2 Kxg7 (two pieces for a rook). But he's still in very ...
 
   Oct-14-19 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
keypusher: <Chess4849: I thought the whole idea of this site was to talk about chess and not politics. Why can't people put politics aside? This site is called chessgames.com after all. What are your thoughts of this line in the ruy Lopez? E4 e5 nf3 Nc6 Bb5 a6 Bb3 Nf6 c4.> I think your
 
   Oct-14-19 keypusher chessforum (replies)
 
keypusher: <Fusilli> <diademas> Yes, it is! Of course once I finally got it I wondered why it took me so long. I saw the stalemate after 1.Ba2 h6 2.Bxc4 early, and it was also pretty quickly apparent that White couldn't abandon his pawn on h4, so you'd think 2.Qxc4 would have ...
 
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Sep-01-19
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  keypusher: [Event "September Correspondence Tournament"]
[Site "SchemingMind.com"]
[Date "2006.09.05"]
[Round "-"]
[White "keypusher"]
[Black "Phony Benoni"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C41"]
[WhiteCountry "USA"]
[BlackCountry "USA"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Be2 h6 9.Nf3 e4 10.Ne5 Bd6 11.d4 Qc7 12.Nc3 Bxe5 13.dxe5 Qxe5 14.Be3 Be6 15.Qd4 Qxd4 16.Bxd4 Bd5 17.O-O-O Nd7 18.Nxd5 cxd5 19.Bc3 Nc6 20.Rxd5 O-O-O 21.Bxg7 1-0

Sep-02-19  Tiggler: Hi <keypusher>! I see you are coming up to your 15-year anniversary this month. Last year I read, on one of their fora a post from <technical draw> congratulating <offramp> on his 15-year anniversary and saying the his (<technical draw>'s) would be coming up in Nov 2018. Since then, both have departed, seemingly, from the site. <technical draw> said he would be going away (to Israel) and has not been heard from since, and the in May 2019 <offramp> left the simple message <Goodbye, friends> on his forum. <offramp> has been heard from once since, however, in August, and his forum is still open.

I hope you will leave us a salvete, before you go if, like so many others recently, you decide to do so.

Sep-02-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <tiggler> well thanks for telling me about that anniversary, about which I was wholly unaware. :-) Not planning on leaving, but I'll certainly say something if I do.

I sure hope technical draw and offramp come back.

Sep-02-19  paavoh: For <offramp>, one sighting on the Miss Scarlett page:

<Aug-17-19 Premium Chessgames Member offramp: There is a horse named Miss Scarlett running in the 1:55 at Perth today.>

Hoping for his full return...

Sep-03-19  Tiggler: I tried to be clever using the latin word salvete. Of course, I made a fool of myself instead. I should have used valete.

salvete - welcome
valete - farewell

Sep-12-19  Nisjesram: <keypusher> , a question , if you please :

<Bobsterman3000: < keypusher: <My question - if Mueller had indeed found a smoking gun of Trump emailing Putin to say "please have your orthographically-challenged Internet trolls post as many Bernie Sanders speedo memes as it takes to flip the election, and here's $50 bucks to accomplish it" - what do you think Mueller would've done?> Wrapped it in swaddling clothes, and laid it at the doorstep of the House Judiciary Committee.> Exactly!!

In the form of clearly delineated and outlined <recommended charges> - just like Ken Starr did.

That didn't just happen with obstruction (or anything else), obviously.

#NothingBurger>

You did not respond to this post of <bobsterman>. Does that mean you have conceded <keypusher > ?

Thank you . Regards.

Sep-12-19  Nisjesram: <keypusher> <I sure hope technical draw and offramp come back>

Well , in different phases of life people may want to do different things. May be they want to do something else now.... ..

For example , a friend of mine used to enjoy solving puzzles on this site earlier , however , now he likes learning singing more and he is very happy with the progress he making in learning singing and as a result he does not have much time for this site any more.

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Sep-12-19  Tiggler: <Well , in different phases of life people may want to do different things. May be they want to do something else now.... ..>

<Nisjesram> This post ignores the elephant in the room: this site is not the same as it had been for the preceding 15 years.

Sep-12-19  Nisjesram: <Tiggler: <Well , in different phases of life people may want to do different things. May be they want to do something else now.... ..> <Nisjesram> This post ignores the elephant in the room: this site is not the same as it had been for the preceding 15 years.>

Point noted.

Which are the areas where you would want improvement ?

Thank you.

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Sep-13-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: < Nisjesram: <keypusher> , a question , if you please : <Bobsterman3000: < keypusher: <My question - if Mueller had indeed found a smoking gun of Trump emailing Putin to say "please have your orthographically-challenged Internet trolls post as many Bernie Sanders speedo memes as it takes to flip the election, and here's $50 bucks to accomplish it" - what do you think Mueller would've done?> Wrapped it in swaddling clothes, and laid it at the doorstep of the House Judiciary Committee.> Exactly!!

In the form of clearly delineated and outlined <recommended charges> - just like Ken Starr did.

That didn't just happen with obstruction (or anything else), obviously.

#NothingBurger>

You did not respond to this post of <bobsterman>. Does that mean you have conceded <keypusher > ?

Thank you . Regards.>

No, I just got busy. We just finished a motion and now there's something else. It's Friday night and I'm taking a break from work to write this.

Maybe I shouldn't get involved in Rogoff discussions unless I can see them all the way through, but that's hard to do.

What struck me on reading Bob's post was that that the Starr Report came out in 1999 and the opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel that a special prosecutor couldn't indict a sitting president, which Mueller referred to in his own report, came out in 2000 -- quite possibly as a reaction to Ken Starr's investigation, which I think is regarded as a low point for special counsels. So, the rules were probably different in 1999, Mueller didn't think he could or should do what Starr did.

But it would take some research to substantiate that point, which I haven't done. So, I've kept silent. Apart from posts that are (hopefully) obvious jokes or sarcasm, I try not to argue in Rogoff unless I think I know what I'm talking about.

Sep-14-19  Nisjesram: Thanks a million , <keypusher> . Much appreciated.

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Sep-17-19  Nisjesram: <keypusher> , what you called 'brain cell killing rogoffian argument ' applies to the 'collusion issue ' between <saffuna> -<bobsterman>/<colonel mortimer> as well and I wish someone puts an end to it before more brain cells are killed.

2) <saffuna> considers <bobsterman> partisan and dishonest apparently .

But apparently, he considers you not only non partisan , honest , objective but sharp as well (sharp as in able to see deeply as opposed to seeing superficially)

3) now , as I see it - <saffuna> claimed <collusion has been proven >.

May be <saffuna> did not mean it in the rigorous/literal sense , may be <saffuna> simply meant that there is a lot of evidence ...

4) nonetheless , as I see it , there was not sufficient evidence , Mueller report said

5) and therefore <saffuna> should concede and own up his mess and move on.

6) however , I have not read report - I am not going to spend so much time on American politics...I don't care that much.

So may be I am missing something.

7) so , tell me if you please , <keypusher>. Do you agree with me that :

<<saffuna> should concede and own up his mess and move on.>

Thank you. Regards

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Sep-19-19  Nisjesram: Reposted from rogoff

Thank you , <keypusher>. I have had my fill. I wish god gives me strength to take some break from <rogoff> forum and focus on my projects.... .... Thanks again <keypusher> for the voice of sanity and your contributions....they were very helpful.

Your posts were very timely and badly needed

Regards.

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Sep-20-19  Nisjesram: Jambavan Jagori​​ : why do you think you may take 10 more years for enlightenment

Me : 1)because I am an idiot .....
.....compared to ramana/Nisargadatta

Enlightenment is intelligence and love/compassion in action. Love and intelligence , dispassion of Jesus

Hell , I am an idiot compared to even <keypusher> and <johnlspouge>

Look at the intelligence , clarity/depth of thinking of these two. And dispassion too.

And they are compassionate too. Always willing to help. And they have strength/capability to help too

2)I said it may take 10 years or more or less....

...talking to you kills my brain cells. So , I took break from you and morning session was very productive - intelligence , clarity/depth of thinking increased a lot. Dispassion too.

If I have such produactive sessions very frequently if not incessantly , then I may reach mountain top of meditation very fast.

3) within a week , I will send you those 20 posts . If you don't hear from me by 27 Sep 2019 , feel free to get in touch , but stay away from me till then , I need to focus a lot for a week at least , I need to be alone and quiet for a week at least .

Thank you . Regards.

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Sep-26-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: kp-whatthefat, gameknot 2007

1. e4 c5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. d4 cxd4
4. Nxd4 Nf6
5. Nc3 e5
6. Ndb5 d6
7. Nd5 Nxd5
8. exd5 Nb8

7. Nd5 seems like a good way to avoid the heavily booked lines and lead to a quieter, more closed position.

9. c4 Be7
10. Be2 a6
11. Nc3 O-O
12. O-O Bf5

I think this is all book, but ...Bf5 seeems questionable to me. Black wants to play ...f5, and the bishop move doesn't help him do that. On the other hand, where else is the bishop supposed to go?

13. Be3 Nd7
14. Rc1 Rc8
15. Qd2 Bg6
16. b4 h6

Black's last move seems like a waste of time. ...Bg6 is also slow, but seems necessary to get out of the way of the f-pawn.

17. c5! f5?

17...dxc5 18. d6 Bg5 19. Nd5 Bxe3 20. Qxe3 gives White a clear advantage. But now he is nearly winning by force.

18. c6! f4

18...bxc6 19. dxc6 Nf6 (19...Rxc6?? 20. Qd5+) 20. Bxa6 f4 21. Bxc8 Qxc8 22. Bb6 gives White a winning advantage.

19. cxd7 Qxd7

19....fxe3 20. dxc8/Q exd2 21. Qxd8 dxc1/Q 22. Qxf8+ Kxf8 23. Rxc1 wins.

20. Bb6

A piece down with no compensation, Black resigned here. What's that you say? He didn't resign? Hmmm...

20. ... f3!
21. gxf3 Rf4
22. Rfe1? Qh3!

As my opponent pointed out afterwards, the strongest defense is Kh1 and Rg1 followed by Rg2, when White's king is impregnable. This never occurred to me. But I thought I had it all worked out...

23. Bf1 Qxf3
24. Ne2 Rxc1
25. Rxc1?

This loses! White's only hope is 25. Qxc1, where 25...Rg4+ 26. Ng3 Be4 27. Qc8+ Kh7 28. Qxg4 Qxg4 29. Rxe4 staves off mate and leaves White with three pieces for the queen. I avoided this because I thought I had a better defense, but it turned out there was a pretty big hole in it.

My opponent showed me a stronger line for Black afterwards than the one given above that he thought would have ended in a draw, but I don't remember it. <whatthefat>, are you around?

25. ... Rg4+
26. Ng3 Be4!

With dawning horror, I realized that, since my knight was pinned, I had no defense against Qh1#. I played 27. Rc3 and resigned.

Sort of embarrassing to go from a win to being mated by force in six short moves, but still, a pretty funny game, even if the last laugh was on me...

Sep-26-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: NN-kp, gameknot 2006

After 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 Nc6 7. Nge2 a6 8. Qd2 Rb8 9. h4 h5, somebody on gameknot astonished me with 10. Nd5. Has anyone ever seen this before? The game continued 10....e6 (apparently 10...e5 and ...b5 have been played before. 10...e5 doesn't look logical to me since it just invites 11 Bg5.) 11. Nxf6+ Bxf6 12. Bg5 b5 13. g4 (I was convinced I would be mated in a few more moves at this point) 13...hxg4 14. fxg4 Bxg5 15. hxg5 f5?! 16. Qe3? fxg4 17. Qg3? Qxg5 18. Rh4 Rf3 19. Qh2 Rh3! (now Black can relax) 20. Rxh3 gxh3 21. Bxh3 e5?! (a little too relaxed) 22. Bxc8 Rxc8 23. Qh3 Rf8 24. Qe6+ Kg7 25. Qd7+ Ne7 26. Qxc7 Rh8 27. Qxd6 Rh1+ and Black won. Still, I thought 10 Nd5 was pretty frightening.

Sep-27-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Diademas: <1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 Nc6 7. Nge2 a6 8. Qd2 Rb8 9. h4 h5, somebody on gameknot astonished me with 10. Nd5. Has anyone ever seen this before?>

15 games in the database. Opening Explorer

The only one with the continuation 10...e6 is Murey vs F Wong, 1997

Sep-27-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <diademas> Wow, thanks, some amazing games in there. If you go by the numbers pretty much nothing seems to work for Black. It's striking that Gunawan wins wonderfully with Black against Tarjan, but after that you find him on the White side. Ernst clobbers Portisch...it's a little surprising that you don't see 10.Nd5 more. I really don't belong on either side of lines like this.

Checking OE, the two most common moves are 10.0-0-0 and 10.Nc1, about equally well represented in the database. But castling scores about 30% for White and Nc1 scores about 70% for White. How often does <that> happen?

Opening Explorer

Sep-27-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: Hey <keypusher>, for your entertainment:

V.I.Chepizhny 1996
Mate in 3


click for larger view

Difficult. It took me quite a while.

Oct-09-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <Fusilli> I'm ashamed of you. It only took me two weeks!
Oct-12-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: <keypusher> lol
Oct-12-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Diademas: Hey, got it too. And in less than three weeks!
Oct-12-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: OK, everybody, let's just confirm:

1.Ba2

If 1...Kh6 2.Qg2 Kh5 3.Qg5#

If 1...h6 2.Qxc4 Kg6 3.Qf7#

A beauty, isn't it?

Oct-14-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <Fusilli> <diademas> Yes, it is! Of course once I finally got it I wondered why it took me so long. I saw the stalemate after 1.Ba2 h6 2.Bxc4 early, and it was also pretty quickly apparent that White couldn't abandon his pawn on h4, so you'd think 2.Qxc4 would have occurred to me by simple process of elimination.

For a long time I was convinced that the first move had to be a queen move for some reason.

Oct-14-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: <keypusher> Same process here, only that once I saw the mate on f7, I stayed stuck for a while on how to respond to 1...Kh6. Kept seeing only 2.Qg4 with stalemate and not the simple 2.Qg2.
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