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   mistermac has kibitzed 799 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-24-15 Team White vs Team Black, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-11-15 mistermac chessforum (replies)
mistermac: <The World In General> and <morf>. Hayne is a young man who went to play with the San Francisco 49'ers from our game here called Rugby League. He made a hit in the preseason according to the Australian scribes, but it might be him getting hit when the postpreseason ...
   Sep-11-15 morfishine chessforum
   Sep-11-15 truefriends chessforum (replies)
mistermac: Just a note to wish you well in your operation, <truefriends>. Best.
   Sep-11-15 Sneaky chessforum
mistermac: <Tiggler: <Sneaky> Oops I missed Fibonacci day in the US, but I can celebrate it with our European friends on 5th August, or wait till August 13th, 2134.? I reckon 8-13-21 would be OK. Bur may I suggest a Lucas Day? The next should be 7-11-18.
   Sep-09-15 technical draw chessforum (replies)
mistermac: Thanks for your reply, <TD>. Bronstein was a really great player, and I only wish that the book I had by him had not been burnt in a fire back in 1988, in which I lost a lot of valuable and interesting books on my loves, Math, Chess and the main one, Music. As you may know, ...
   Sep-01-15 chessforum (replies)
mistermac: Those outages are outrages!
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Nov-08-14  ketchuplover: Condolences on your wife's passing
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  mistermac: When you have time tell me what you thought.
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  mistermac: <DcGentle: <mistermac>: Thank you. I hope, that I have shown that I am a team player and don't disrespect or insult others. Greetings, <DC>>

I think that was evident to most people.

Maybe it is time you started thinking about returning. You are not without friends, you know.

Anyway, I wish you a happy Christmas, whatever you decide.

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  WinKing: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you & yours <mistermac>! :)
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  hoodrobin: Best wishes!
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  wordfunph: <mistermac> Merry Christmas!
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  hoodrobin: <mistermac> ...and an excellent singing all over the year!
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  Shams: Hope you have a good year sir. I dig your forum name.
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  morfishine: <mistermac> Good morning sir! You are too kind to mention me over at the World vs Naiditsch game. I hardly contributed having found our opening congested and unpleasant, which are not to my tastes. I thank you nonetheless.

I enjoyed reading your posts as do many others

I noticed this comment: <I should be better at Chess, and why I am not I cannot figure. I am probably just not organised in my mind enough> I am certain your mind is well organized enough to improve at chess. Do you have a real desire to improve? Are you dedicated enough to invest a certain amount of time each day? If the answer is 'yes' to both questions, then you can improve starting right now.

Short story (1): A couple of years ago, I was in the situation of wanting to improve at chess, but was pressed for time due to family concerns. Many are in this same situation. I found a 'happy medium' by solving 10-15 tactical problems each day and playing a few 5-min games. Solving problems helps one sharpen their board vision (ie: pattern recognition) which reduces calculating time. Playing speed chess (5-min) improves time mgmt, which also saves time, thus increasing the amount of variations one can calculate, and hopefully improves accuracy too. And in preparing to play, learn a few openings, but learn them very well. For example, I play the Slav vs 1.d4 and either a Sicilian or 1...e5 in reply to 1.e4

The point is I only had 1-2 hrs per day that I could dedicate to chess. But after about 18 months, my rating had increased by 200 points (went from 1700 to 1900).

Short story (2): I played professional golf 'off and on' in the 1980's & 1990's, stopping when short of funds. I found my game didn't suffer too much during the down times. However, when I ceased daily practice in chess, the drop-off was much more precipitous and immediate. So beware of what may happen to your progress in chess, if you decide to cease daily training.

I would like to see you dedicate yourself for a least a short time, perhaps 6 months of 1-2hrs per day of chess-related study/training. I think if nothing else, you will have a clearer vision of just how good you really are.

Happy Chess!



Feb-19-15  JailBelgium: Hello there! :D
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  mistermac: Hello, Etienne. I will have more to say when I return to Aust 10 days from now. I enjoyed my time in jail.
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  mistermac: Well, I did return, and Queenstown was all that the pictures say it is and more.
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  hoodrobin: Caruana is now the man. Too bad he's not from England. 8-|
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  hoodrobin: Dear fellow inhabitant of the antipodes, now it is in fact hot and dry here. But usually it is very wet. Yes I'm really interested in English language, but it was a joke about Caruana not being from UK. Just put the wrong emoticon. Keep going and singing!
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  hoodrobin: PS: I was fascinated by Jessica Alba more than by Don Quijote.
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  morfishine: <mistermac> NP, I am an incorrigible optimist when it comes to improving at chess. I believe anyone at anytime can improve. One needs only answer a few questions: Why does one want to improve? To prepare for tournaments? Or to just find out how good one really is? Does one have the time? Is one really committed and disciplined?

Best, morf


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  hoodrobin: Hi <mister> hope you fine!
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  hoodrobin: <mistermac: Well, Hoot, congratulations on being the leader of Team White. It is also a huge responsibility.>

<mm> Yes I know, I'm well aware of that!

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  technical draw: <mistermac> Sorry but my chess playing days are over. Thanks for your note on my forum but i believe age and computers have taken all the fun out of chess. As the wife of the late, great, David Bronstein said: computers have taken away the mystery and joy of chess, It was a good 50 years though.
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  mistermac: If the truth be known, she may well have been better that Bronstein, but probably played much less venturesome Chess.

Seriously, though, David Bronstein was a really great player, and was a World Champ.

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  mistermac: <The World In General> You know, I WAS thinking of letting my membership of this site lapse, but reading replies to my little personal forum, and other places, there are some REALLY nice people here.

Some of the other sort, too. But I will not call them out.

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  morfishine: Hi <mistermac> I don't know what you mean by this comment: < must take the Hayne Train!...Go the 48'ers!>
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  mistermac: <The World In General> and <morf>.

Hayne is a young man who went to play with the San Francisco 49'ers from our game here called Rugby League.

He made a hit in the preseason according to the Australian scribes, but it might be him getting hit when the postpreseason starts.

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  morfishine: <mistermac> Oh, Thanks! I see he's 3rd on the depth chart so he has a good chance of being active for Week 1
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