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keypusher
Member since Sep-23-04
Scott Thomson

The Perseus Project: The classics in Greek, Latin & English--hyperlinked

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

A page from the Venetus A, the oldest complete manuscript of the Iliad, courtesy of Harvard's Multitext Library:

http://chs119.chs.harvard.edu/venic...

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

Of course the Fried Liver is unsound. Everybody knows that, especially once they get home and fire up Fritzy and his Friends. Alas, before the post mortem the gods have placed the game.

--Phony Benoni (commenting on a Shirov game)

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   keypusher has kibitzed 20919 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Apr-23-17 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
keypusher: Dr. Palmer, sorry to put it so bluntly, but: get help.
 
   Apr-23-17 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
keypusher: <saffuna: <The USFL owners who trusted Donald Trump watched him run the league into the ground and then lose the lawsuit against the NFL.> Sigh. Once more: The USFL won the suit. With treble damages.> "Pyrrhic victory" would be "USFLian victory" if Pyrrhus hadn't ...
 
   Apr-22-17 Levon Aronian (replies)
 
keypusher: I don't contribute to bios, so I'm just a bystander, but reading the discussion my sense is that the topic doesn't add much to the bio, causes some trouble and unnecessary controversy, and therefore should be deleted.
 
   Apr-22-17 Gashimov Memorial (2017) (replies)
 
keypusher: <Tiggler: Horrendous blunder by So. Very surprising way for his streak to end.> Really, it's not. What makes streaks like this so amazing is that there are so many ways to lose a chess game (in addition to straight-up getting outplayed): a terrible blunder, losing track of ...
 
   Apr-21-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
keypusher: <Luke Warm: Here's some "High Fidelity" songs.> Thanks for that. As far as I remember, this song never comes up in the book, but I assume this is where the title came from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJS...
 
   Apr-21-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
keypusher: <The Focus> OK, stupid games it is.
 
   Apr-21-17 Aronian vs Yifan Hou, 2017 (replies)
 
keypusher: 12....Qd5 was what I would play (especially if Aronian was my opponent). Don't like Black's position.
 
   Apr-21-17 GRENKE Chess Classic (2017) (replies)
 
keypusher: <sokrates> Touche. :-)
 
   Apr-20-17 Aronian vs Naiditsch, 2017 (replies)
 
keypusher: I wouldn't be thrilled to be Black here but Stockfish's evaluation is still surprising.
 
   Apr-19-17 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Yifan Hou, 2017 (replies)
 
keypusher: Very interesting...as always, I am rooting for the forces of sordid materialism, but Black does seem to have compensation.
 
   Apr-18-17 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
   Apr-18-17 Caruana vs G Meier, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-18-17 W Kunze vs Rubinstein, 1905 (replies)
   Apr-17-17 K Spraggett vs Spassky, 1985 (replies)
   Apr-16-17 Rolf Unseld (replies)
   Apr-13-17 US Championship (2017) (replies)
   Apr-12-17 keypusher chessforum
   Apr-10-17 B Blumenfeld vs NN, 1903 (replies)
   Apr-09-17 Arthur Bisguier (replies)
   Apr-08-17 Vassily Ivanchuk (replies)
   Apr-08-17 W So vs Kamsky, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-08-17 Steinitz vs Lasker, 1894
   Apr-07-17 Akobian vs Caruana, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-07-17 Caruana vs D Naroditsky, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-06-17 Bisguier vs Larsen, 1965 (replies)
   Apr-06-17 Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1899 (replies)
   Apr-06-17 W So vs Nakamura, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-06-17 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Apr-06-17 FIDE World Championship Tournament (1948)
   Apr-04-17 Mikhail Botvinnik (replies)
   Apr-04-17 R Wojtaszek vs S Williams, 2011 (replies)
   Apr-04-17 US Championship (Women) (2017) (replies)
   Apr-04-17 K Vark vs Tal, 1971
   Apr-04-17 B H Wood vs C H Alexander, 1946 (replies)
   Mar-30-17 Bird / Dobell vs NN, 1886
   Mar-27-17 W So vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Mar-26-17 Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948
   Mar-26-17 Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1948
   Mar-23-17 Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948
   Mar-21-17 Keres vs Botvinnik, 1948 (replies)
   Mar-17-17 Paul Morphy (replies)
   Mar-17-17 Curacao Candidates (1962) (replies)
   Mar-16-17 Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858 (replies)
   Mar-15-17 P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 (replies)
   Mar-15-17 Alekhine vs NN, 1932 (replies)
   Mar-13-17 Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948 (replies)
   Mar-13-17 Beer (replies)
   Mar-09-17 Schlechter vs Chigorin, 1899
   Mar-05-17 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
   Mar-03-17 Carl Schlechter (replies)
   Mar-02-17 Bled (1961) (replies)
   Mar-01-17 Alireza Firouzja vs M Bluebaum, 2017
   Mar-01-17 J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890 (replies)
   Feb-24-17 Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1927 (replies)
   Feb-23-17 Euwe vs NN, 1911
   Feb-23-17 Biographer Bistro (replies)
   Feb-23-17 Moscow (1936) (replies)
   Feb-22-17 Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970) (replies)
   Feb-21-17 Lasker - Steinitz World Championship (1894)
   Feb-21-17 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 (replies)
   Feb-21-17 R Krogius vs A Ojanen, 1944 (replies)
   Feb-17-17 Fischer vs Tal, 1960
   Feb-16-17 Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1966 (replies)
   Feb-15-17 Anderssen vs Blackburne, 1862 (replies)
   Feb-13-17 Tata Steel (2017) (replies)
   Feb-10-17 Marcel Duchamp (replies)
   Feb-10-17 Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982 (replies)
   Feb-09-17 C Balogh vs R Dautov, 2005
   Feb-09-17 W So vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-08-17 W So vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Feb-08-17 Lasker vs E W Engberg, 1911
   Feb-05-17 Women's World Championship (2017) (replies)
   Feb-03-17 T Sloan vs J Kulbacki, 1992
   Feb-01-17 St Petersburg (1914)
   Feb-01-17 Gelfand vs P Lombaers, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-31-17 Ju Wenjun (replies)
   Jan-31-17 F J Lee vs Janowski, 1899
   Jan-31-17 Doll (replies)
   Jan-30-17 Short vs Caruana, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-29-17 Wei Yi vs R Wojtaszek, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-29-17 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-29-17 I Nepomniachtchi vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-28-17 Eljanov vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-28-17 W So vs Wei Yi, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-28-17 Aronian vs Van Wely, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-27-17 D Andreikin vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-26-17 Janowski vs H E Atkins, 1902
   Jan-25-17 M Ruderfer vs Stein, 1972 (replies)
   Jan-25-17 Bent Larsen (replies)
   Jan-25-17 Harikrishna vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-25-17 W So vs R Wojtaszek, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-24-17 Carlsen vs Van Wely, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-24-17 Wei Yi vs B Adhiban, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-24-17 R Rapport vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-24-17 W So vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-23-17 Carlsen vs R Wojtaszek, 2017
   Jan-22-17 Janowski vs Steinitz, 1899
   Jan-22-17 Maroczy vs Steinitz, 1899
   Jan-22-17 Eljanov vs R Wojtaszek, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-22-17 Karjakin vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-22-17 Carlsen vs A Giri, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-21-17 W So vs Eljanov, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-20-17 B Adhiban vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-20-17 Boleslavsky vs Botvinnik, 1952
   Jan-19-17 W So vs Harikrishna, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-19-17 I Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-19-17 Eljanov vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-19-17 Matulovic vs Fischer, 1968 (replies)
   Jan-18-17 B Adhiban vs Eljanov, 2017
   Jan-17-17 Carlsen vs Wei Yi, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-15-17 I Nepomniachtchi vs D Andreikin, 2017
   Jan-14-17 W So vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-14-17 Ahues vs Rubinstein, 1930
   Jan-14-17 O Barda vs Sliwa, 1953
   Jan-14-17 Eljanov vs R Rapport, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-13-17 Tata Steel (Challengers) (2017) (replies)
   Jan-12-17 Fischer vs W A Nyman, 1964 (replies)
   Jan-11-17 F J Lee vs Schlechter, 1899 (replies)
   Jan-10-17 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
   Jan-05-17 W So vs Kasparov, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-05-17 Tinsley vs Schlechter, 1899 (replies)
   Jan-05-17 Capablanca vs Newark Evening News, 1931 (replies)
   Jan-05-17 Oscar Conrad Mueller
   Jan-05-17 Lasker - Blackburne (1892)
   Jan-04-17 Kolisch vs Anderssen, 1861
   Jan-04-17 Carissa Shiwen Yip (replies)
   Jan-01-17 Anderssen - Kolisch (1861) (replies)
   Dec-30-16 World Blitz Championship (2016) (replies)
   Dec-30-16 Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1899 (replies)
   Dec-29-16 Carlsen vs M Bosiocic, 2016
   Dec-29-16 Carlsen vs A R Saleh Salem, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-27-16 Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1880 (replies)
   Dec-24-16 Tal vs Tringov, 1964
   Dec-21-16 Carlsen vs T Maeder, 2002 (replies)
   Dec-20-16 London Chess Classic (2016) (replies)
   Dec-20-16 Fischer vs Najdorf, 1962 (replies)
   Dec-19-16 Korchnoi vs Tal, 1954
   Dec-19-16 C Jansen vs H Rittner, 1968
   Dec-16-16 Veselin Topalov (replies)
   Dec-16-16 Gligoric vs Petrosian, 1959 (replies)
   Dec-15-16 Anand vs Adams, 2016
   Dec-14-16 Maroczy vs Pillsbury, 1903 (replies)
   Dec-13-16 Kristian Skold
   Dec-13-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016) (replies)
   Dec-13-16 Pillsbury vs Maroczy, 1899 (replies)
   Dec-12-16 Mayet vs Harrwitz, 1848 (replies)
   Dec-10-16 A Artidiello vs D Freeman, 2002 (replies)
   Dec-09-16 Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 (replies)
   Dec-08-16 Kasparov vs Timman, 2000
   Dec-08-16 Ed Trice (replies)
   Dec-06-16 Keres vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1943
   Dec-03-16 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
   Dec-02-16 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (replies)
   Dec-02-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-30-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-29-16 Taimanov vs Averbakh, 1953
   Nov-29-16 Taimanov vs Geller, 1953 (replies)
   Nov-29-16 Staunton vs Horwitz, 1851
   Nov-29-16 Taimanov vs Matulovic, 1970 (replies)
   Nov-28-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-26-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-26-16 Raymond Keene (replies)
   Nov-25-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-25-16 twinlark chessforum (replies)
   Nov-24-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-22-16 Siegbert Tarrasch (replies)
   Nov-21-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-21-16 Tkachiev vs Emms, 1996 (replies)
   Nov-20-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-20-16 Blackburne vs Lasker, 1899 (replies)
   Nov-20-16 Petrosian vs T Ledic, 1970
   Nov-20-16 J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857
   Nov-20-16 Lasker vs Blackburne, 1895
   Nov-19-16 William James Lombardy (replies)
   Nov-18-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-18-16 D Norwood vs A J Mestel, 1988 (replies)
   Nov-18-16 Hebden vs F Felecan, 1993 (replies)
   Nov-18-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-17-16 Lasker vs Janowski, 1910 (replies)
   Nov-17-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-16-16 Fischer vs R Underhill, 1964
   Nov-16-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-15-16 W Cohn vs Schlechter, 1899 (replies)
   Nov-11-16 G Jones vs B Adhiban, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-09-16 Mikhail Tal (replies)
   Nov-09-16 E Inarkiev vs Kramnik, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-08-16 David Moody (replies)
   Nov-06-16 Geller vs Fischer, 1965 (replies)
   Nov-06-16 Carlsen vs P Karelina, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-04-16 M Judd vs A Johnston, 1871
   Nov-04-16 Lasker vs Janowski, 1910
   Nov-03-16 Horwitz vs Bird, 1851
   Nov-03-16 Gradus vs Tal, 1953
   Nov-03-16 Pillsbury vs Marshall, 1904 (replies)
   Nov-02-16 Lasker vs C Golmayo, 1893
   Oct-31-16 Botvinnik vs Tolush, 1965
   Oct-28-16 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2016
   Oct-28-16 Polugaevsky vs Karpov, 1992
   Oct-28-16 USSR Zonal (1964) (replies)
   Oct-28-16 Spassky vs Karpov, 1982 (replies)
   Oct-28-16 Carlsen-Nakamura Chess.com Blitz Battle (2016) (replies)
   Oct-28-16 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
   Oct-28-16 Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1962 (replies)
   Oct-28-16 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2016
   Oct-21-16 Short - Hou (2016) (replies)
   Oct-21-16 R Calvo vs Karpov, 1973 (replies)
   Oct-21-16 Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858 (replies)
   Oct-21-16 Horwitz vs Bird, 1851 (replies)
   Oct-20-16 Kasparov vs Smyslov, 1984 (replies)
   Oct-19-16 Horwitz vs Staunton, 1846 (replies)
   Oct-17-16 Fine vs Euwe, 1938
   Oct-17-16 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
   Oct-15-16 Shams chessforum (replies)
   Oct-14-16 Levenfish vs P List, 1910
   Oct-14-16 Evans Gambit (C51)
   Oct-12-16 Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship Match (1929) (replies)
   Oct-11-16 Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1898
   Oct-07-16 Soltis vs K Regan, 1978 (replies)
   Oct-06-16 Isle of Man Open (2016) (replies)
   Oct-03-16 Knude vs Paulisch, 1844
   Sep-29-16 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
   Sep-28-16 Rubinstein vs Colle, 1931
   Sep-27-16 Carlsen vs M Dimitriadis, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-27-16 M Dvoretsky vs Smyslov, 1974 (replies)
   Sep-27-16 Mark Izrailovich Dvoretsky (replies)
   Sep-27-16 Tal Memorial (2016) (replies)
   Sep-25-16 Carlsen vs Emil Hartveit, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-25-16 Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 (replies)
   Sep-21-16 Duras vs Spielmann, 1907 (replies)
   Sep-21-16 Tartakower vs E Steiner, 1921 (replies)
   Sep-18-16 Morphy vs Hart, 1854 (replies)
   Sep-17-16 Alexander Alekhine (replies)
   Sep-17-16 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Nisipeanu, 2016
   Sep-17-16 V Liberzon vs Smyslov, 1963 (replies)
   Sep-17-16 Nimzowitsch vs Janowski, 1907
   Sep-16-16 Chess Olympiad (2016) (replies)
   Sep-15-16 Suttles vs D Haines, 1973
   Sep-13-16 Harikrishna vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-13-16 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013
   Sep-13-16 Eugenio Torre (replies)
   Sep-13-16 Harikrishna vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-12-16 Carlsen vs E Ghaem Maghami, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-12-16 E Keogh vs W Lewis, 1966 (replies)
   Sep-12-16 Carlsen vs J C Sadorra, 2016
   Sep-11-16 Carlsen vs E Cordova, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-11-16 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-10-16 Carlsen vs E Hossain, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-10-16 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
   Sep-09-16 Nakamura vs B Adhiban, 2016
   Sep-09-16 Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 (replies)
   Sep-09-16 Carlsen vs NN, 2014
   Sep-07-16 Fischer vs V Ciocaltea, 1962 (replies)
   Aug-31-16 Reuben Fine (replies)
   Aug-31-16 David Navara (replies)
   Aug-25-16 Pillsbury vs Chigorin, 1896 (replies)
   Aug-25-16 Botvinnik vs Goglidze, 1931 (replies)
   Aug-25-16 Szabo vs Botvinnik, 1966
   Aug-20-16 Morphy vs A Morphy, 1850 (replies)
   Aug-18-16 Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 (replies)
   Aug-14-16 Sinquefield Cup (2016) (replies)
   Aug-11-16 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 (replies)
   Aug-11-16 W So vs Topalov, 2016 (replies)
   Aug-11-16 Charousek vs Alapin, 1897
   Aug-11-16 A Tarnowski vs Botvinnik, 1960
   Aug-10-16 Tal vs R Forbis, 1988 (replies)
   Aug-09-16 Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927
   Aug-08-16 Amsterdam Interzonal (1964) (replies)
   Aug-08-16 A Giri vs Ding Liren, 2016
   Aug-07-16 W So vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Aug-07-16 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Aug-06-16 Samuel Reshevsky (replies)
   Aug-04-16 G W Moses vs Rubinstein, 1924 (replies)
   Aug-02-16 Carlsen vs W So, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-29-16 Svidler vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-29-16 Caruana vs D Bocharov, 2012
   Jul-28-16 Stockholm Interzonal (1962) (replies)
   Jul-28-16 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (replies)
   Jul-28-16 Wei Yi (replies)
   Jul-27-16 Carlsen vs A Giri, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-25-16 Bilbao (2016) (replies)
   Jul-24-16 Morphy vs F Perrin, 1857
   Jul-23-16 Wesley So (replies)
   Jul-23-16 W So vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-22-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-21-16 Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963 (replies)
   Jul-20-16 Carlsen vs Wei Yi, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-20-16 Edmund Beronio (replies)
   Jul-20-16 Wei Yi vs A Giri, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-20-16 W So vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-20-16 Klaus Junge (replies)
   Jul-18-16 A Giri vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-18-16 Chigorin vs B Fleissig, 1882
   Jul-17-16 Karjakin vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-17-16 Wei Yi vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-17-16 Dortmund (2016) (replies)
   Jul-14-16 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
   Jul-09-16 Petrosian vs Spassky, 1971 (replies)
   Jul-01-16 Maroczy vs Schlechter, 1898 (replies)
   Jul-01-16 Lasker vs Steinitz, 1896
   Jun-29-16 Botvinnik vs Balashov, 1966 (replies)
   Jun-27-16 YourNextMove Rapid (2016) (replies)
   Jun-26-16 Wilhelm Steinitz (replies)
   Jun-26-16 Carlsen - Anand World Championship (2014) (replies)
   Jun-24-16 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Jun-24-16 Menchik vs W Winter, 1932 (replies)
   Jun-24-16 Keres vs Botvinnik, 1941
   Jun-20-16 Larsen vs Deep Blue, 1993 (replies)
   Jun-14-16 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Jun-14-16 Fressinet vs Carlsen, 2016
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May-18-16  Shams: Ok, I'm calling that a seal of approval. If you ever want to share a line that gave you trouble against the Czech Benoni, I'm all ears. I find that a tougher nut to crack than I feel it should be. Thanks.
May-18-16  Shams: For your troubles.
http://www.newcriterion.com/article...

<The gist of an old joke—it has a dozen local iterations—is that the Loeb Classical Library translations are so baffling that you have to consult the original Greek or Latin on the left-hand page to decipher the English translation on the right.

Funny or not, the wisecrack catches the condescension long directed at the Loebs, that venerable series of Greek and Latin classics in uniform volumes with facing English translations. Professors of classics in particular used to frown upon them. Until recently, merely to be seen on campus with a Loeb was to court scandal. There were gradations of disgrace. Those Loeb editions of Boethius, Bede, and Augustine I saw on the shelves of the professor who taught me Anglo-Saxon: those were permissible for an English scholar. But I, as a classics major, was to eschew the very same volumes. Even as an undergraduate, though I prized my Loeb edition of The Republic, edited and imaginatively annotated by Paul Shorey, I knew better than bring it to my seminar on Plato. That same tact—that same hypocrisy—accounts for the care I took, as a graduate student, to avoid detection as I sifted the used bookshops of Cambridge for second-hand Loebs. For many of us, the pleasure we took in the Loebs was tinged with guilt.

But attitudes are changing. Once treated as evidence of the decline of Western civilization, the Loeb Classical Library is now, in its centennial year, more often regarded as, if not quite a pillar of our culture, at least one of its more enduring and useful props. The centenary invites consideration of how the Loebs have both reflected and, increasingly, shaped our literary culture.>

Jun-14-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: keypusher: Thanks, Shams. When I got the Iliad and Odyssey I bought the Oxford editions, because I didn't want the English on the facing page (and I liked the pale blue dust jackets). Overambitious, and they've completely fallen apart too. Maybe I'll get the Loebs.
Jun-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: <Keypusher> I would like to have the Chigorin - Gunsberg Match (1890) included in the Tournament Index. I note, however, that you have already assembled the games so you have precedence.

Is this currently an on-going project for you? If it is not may I write it up for submission? If you wish, it could be a joint enterprise.

Regards, Chessical.

Jun-27-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Hi, Chessical. Please feel free to write it up -- it's a noteworthy match and deserves a page.
Aug-14-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: I have submitted Game Collection: Chigorin-Gunsberg Match, as a first draft to the Biographers' Bistro consideration and comments.

Thank you for agreeing to allow me to clone your collection.

Oct-06-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <keypusher> Happy Birthday!!
Oct-06-16  Pulo y Gata: <keypusher: <Pulo y Gata: Proving, simply, that there's no good in byes.> :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTi...

And may you have a great day today. Happy birthday, <keypusher>!

Oct-06-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Happy Boithday, <keypusher>!!
Oct-06-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Travis Bickle: Happy Birthday Maestro Keypusher!
Oct-06-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Keyser Soze: Happy birthday!!
Oct-07-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Please accept my belated congrats. Happy Birthday!
Oct-14-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <shams>

I'll give you a name I like-- Tibor Fischer. Either "The Collector Collector" or "The Thought Gang" are a lot of fun. The guy can really write but there's not a trace anywhere in those books of a writer desperate for literary immortality. English novelists tend to be much better about that anyway. Another, maybe even better example is Magnus Mills' dark comic novella "The Restraint of Beasts". What a trifle, but a miracle of sly suggestion. Any one of those three books I'd recommend to you, with a slight lean towards Collector Collector because of your interest in history.

Oct-14-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: thanks, birthday well-wishers
Oct-14-16  Open Defence: Belated birthday wishes!
Oct-14-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <open defence> Thanks, Deffi.
Oct-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Sorry I missed it too. Belated birthday wishes matey.

:)

Oct-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Happy to hear from you any time, Paul.
Oct-29-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  parmetd: Let me know how it is best to connect.
Oct-29-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <keypusher>, <parmetd> You're going to buy the ticket? I charge 50% match-making fee!! Payable in carrots.
Jan-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/chess.pl?bd=252..."] [Date "2017.01.12"]
[Round "-"]
[White "greenwich"]
[Black "keypusher"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1534"]
[BlackElo "2013"]
[TimeControl "1/1209600"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Termination "normal"]

1. d4 b6 2. e4 Bb7 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bd3 e6 5. Kf1 d5 6. e5 Ne4 7. f3 Nxc3 8. bxc3 c5 9. Rb1 Nc6 10. Be2 Be7 11. f4 Qd7 12. Nf3 O-O-O 13. Kf2 Rdf8 14. Rf1 f6 15. Kg1 Na5 16. Nd2 c4 17. Nf3 Qa4 18. Ra1 Bc6 19. exf6 gxf6 20. Bb2 Be8 21. Qc1 Bg6 22. Ne1 Nb7 23. Qe3 Be4 24. Qh3 Bf5 25. Bg4 Nd6 26. Bxf5 Nxf5 27. Rf2 h5 28. Re2 Qd7 29. Nf3 Bd6 30. g3 Rfg8 31. Kf1 e5 32. Qg2 exf4 33. Bc1 fxg3 34. h3 Re8 35. Ng1 Nh4 36. Rxe8+ Rxe8 37. Qxd5 g2+ 38. Kf2 Bg3+ 39. Kxg3 Qxd5 0-1

Feb-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
[Date "2017.02.27"]
[Round "-"]
[White "keypusher"]
[Black "greenwich"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2013"]
[BlackElo "1534"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 O-O 11. Bc4 Nc6 12. O-O a6 13. Rac1 Qd6 14. Rfd1 Bd7 15. e5 Qc7 16. Ng5 h6 17. Ne4 Qd8 18. Nc5 b5 19. Bd3 Ne7 20. Be4 Nd5 21. Bxd5 exd5 22. Rc3 Be6 23. Ra3 Bg4 24. Rg3 Qh4 25. Qf4 h5 26. f3 g5 27. Qf6 Be6 1-0

Feb-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: 18. Rc3 Ne7 19. Rh3 Ng6 20. Bd3 Re8 21. Rxh6 Re7 22. Rh3 Ba4 23. Bc2 Bxc2 24. Qxc2 Rc8
Mar-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
[Date "2017.03.30"]
[Round "-"]
[White "greenwich"]
[Black "keypusher"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1534"]
[BlackElo "2013"]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 d5 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 a6 9. e4 c5 10. e5 cxd4 11. Nxb5 axb5 12. exf6 gxf6 13. Nxd4 Qb6 14. Bxb5 Bb4+ 15. Ke2 e5 16. Bxd7+ Bxd7 17. Nb3 Bb5+ 18. Kf3 e4+ 19. Kg3 Rg8+ 20. Kh4 Qxf2+ 21. g3 Rd8 22. Qg1 Qf5 23. g4 Be1+ 24. Kh3 Bf1+ 25. Qxf1 Qxg4# 0-1

Apr-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Challenge from keypusher
keypusher vs. greenwich 14 days per move
started: 30-Mar-17, ended: 11-Apr-17
Result: white won (black resigned)

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. Nc3 g4 5. Ne5 Qh4+ 6. g3 fxg3 7. Qxg4 Qxg4 8. Nxg4 d5 9. Bh3 h5 10. Nf6+ Nxf6 11. Bxc8 Nbd7 12. Bxb7 Rb8 13. Bxd5 Bc5 14. hxg3 Ke7 15. Ne2 Nb6 16. d4 Bd6 17. Bc6 Ng4 18. e5 Bxe5 19. dxe5 Nxe5 20. Bg2 Rbe8 21. Bf4 Kf6 22. O-O-O Ng4 23. Rde1 Ne3 24. Bf3 c5 25. Nc3 Nbc4 26. b3

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