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Member since Aug-16-03 · Last seen Feb-21-18

If you think of posting at Kenneth S Rogoff,
Count to twelve, then permanently log off.

I’m sure you’ve run across articles about him in magazines. About how when he was a kid, he almost died from carbon monoxide poisoning huffing fumes from barbecue propane tanks, and how he was later diagnosed with having a monoamine oxidase A deficiency — what’s called a MAOA-deficiency — which made him abnormally belligerent …
What made him abnormally belligerent, the deficiency or the diagnosis?
Never mind.
… so he was always in and out of reform schools and jails. But he developed into this incredibly ferocious player. And then the year after he won his first Ma Ling Masters, he was in a Koru’s Department Store, which is like the Bougainvillean equivalent of Sears, and he was buying a pair of maracas and the salesperson suggested that he purchase a service contract for the maracas, and Offramp very courteously declined — he’s normally a very soft-spoken, urbane person — but the clerk got increasingly aggressive about this service contract, and finally Offramp just lost it and bludgeoned him to death with the ceremonial war club he always carries around with him. So he had to leave the country and he missed two full seasons. And then when he came back, he was appearing on The Patimo Nambuka Show (which is like the Good Morning America of Bougainville), and an anaconda swallowed his mom in the green room.>

- Mark Leyner, The Tetherballs of Bougainville.

CR Wynn: "There are few mysteries on the internet. Offramp is one of them."
- Mamedyarov vs Topalov, 2017 (kibitz #11)

ColeTrane: "Offramp says a lot of garbage."
- H Mestre Bellido vs T Bakre, 2012 (kibitz #15)

Luzhin: "Offramp is writing from a secure unit where patients are well-treated by a team of dedicated professionals."
- Short vs E Blomqvist, 2017 (kibitz #12)

SirRuthless: "If you have a minute do a little research on King Leopold and his actions in the Belgian Congo. It's eye opening. Offramp chose that monster as his avatar and it was no accident. Wonderful human being this <offramp> is."
- Altibox Norway (2017) (kibitz #82)

SirRuthless: "Ahh it's Albert Pike, my mistake. Sorry about that <offramp>. I'll leave my posts up as a lesson to anyone else who makes a similar mistake and a record of my error."
- Altibox Norway (2017) (kibitz #88)


"Are you one of the frightened?"
- Boris Karloff

Voted Worst Fanirmod 10 years in a row.

I am a noted expert on Teplitz-Schönau (1922) upon which I have written nine "Schönographs": learned disquisitions on that intriguing tournament. Available at for $0.01 each.

Lead singer and guitarist of the Norwegian black metal band Dementert Freaks. Search for "I Piss On Your Jellyfish Sting."

A great passion of mine is to fire up the old Merlin GTS autogyro and take her up to about 5,500 metres. I take a laptop with me but I no longer post while airborne since one post made me laugh so hard that I crashed my gyrocopter.

I was born in Hong Kong and in 2005 I was required to complete National Service in the Chinese military. I was taught how to fly a Xian H-6 jet bomber. One of my missions was to carpet-bomb the town of Bishkek in Uzbekistan. A local chess tournament was taking place at the time and I later found out that I had killed 166 chess players which I believe to be the record.

I am an Honorary member of The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts and a Freeman of the City of Prince George, British Columbia and a Member of the Order of Skinner & PJ Proby's Horse and the Supreme Orator of the Order of the Acrimonious Virgin.

I have published an autobiography called <I BLEW A BILLION BUCKS ON BIKES BABES BARBITURATES BULLETS BOMBS AND BENONIS: <My Journey of Personal Discovery from Tunguska to Roswell Via Krakatoa and Hiroshima>>. It is available at for £0.01p.

I graduated from Lead City University, Hut 8, Zone B, Lagos, Nigeria with a thesis on speech act theory and moral language.

I once worked at LUSH and I have made a replica pistol out of black soap which I intend to present to Donald Trump when he visits Britain by jumping out of the crowd and handing it to him.

My philosophy is this:

Work like the ponies in coalmines.
Dance like the teardrop explodes.
Love like you're Frank in Blue Velvet.
Play chess like you're desperate to lose.

My Dad was Irish, but I am very English. In the following video I give advice on how to pronounce Flaming Nora.

My favourite players of all time are:
1 Frank James Marshall
2 Moshe Czerniak
3 Harry Nelson Pillsbury
4 Vladimir Simagin
5 Denis Khismatullin
6 Gustav Richard Neumann
7 Carl Theodor Goering
8 Rudolf Swiderski
9 Siegbert Tarrasch
10 Hugh Alexander Kennedy
11 Ernst Ludwig Klein.

My birthday is 29th March. I have two young children.

I am a lover of ecclesiastical architecture. I like Hawksmoor, Gibbs and Archer. In 2017 I'm hoping to visit both Santiago de Compostela and Rome. North France, as well. It is not easy because I never learned to drive a petrol vehicle, although I am trained to drive an electric train.

I spend many hours listening to Old-Time Radio (OTR). I also like pre-code comics.

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   offramp has kibitzed 15958 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Feb-21-18 Kirill Shevchenko vs Kamsky, 2018
offramp: [DIAGRAM] <GlennOliver: 39. ... Ra8??> The game looks to be over by then, Glenn.
   Feb-20-18 chessforum (replies)
offramp: I knew that pgn was garbage years ago. Why is there a code for !, and why is that code $1, and not !? It reminds me of that pointless utf=8 code for &, which is "& amp ;". How can the code for the thing that it's code for be in the code of the code?
   Feb-20-18 D Abrahams vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2017 (replies)
offramp: <DAbrahams>, it's nice to see you here. Daniel. As you took part in the British Champs, are you now a British citizen? Or is it a Commonwealth thing?
   Feb-20-18 offramp chessforum
offramp: SORREL SOUP Boil a dinner. BOUCHÉES À LA BORDELAISE AVEC SAUCE MAÎTRE D'HÔTEL Every one quart of grated breadcrumbs. Bake them first the dinner tables finds its head downwards, in salt or thin the meat, there for one hour before serving. CHIPPED POTATOES, AND POTATOES, AND ...
   Feb-17-18 Lord Dunsany (replies)
offramp: <Retireborn: <offramp> Construct a legal game in which all 32 pawns queen. That'll teach you not to be a clever dick, won't it :)> I <did> say <You would actually need <23> extra sets. at most>. 32 queens would be <un peu trop>. Too much ...
   Feb-15-18 Mark Hebden
offramp: Oddly, his name was in the British newspapers this very morn: The link's suffix says it all. I made an estimate of how many games he had played here: Mark Hebden (kibitz #41) . It's about a dozen posts up. However, using my own huge ...
   Feb-09-18 Eliahu Avraham Mandelbaum (replies)
offramp: It looks like Mr Mandelbaum used the name "Albert" when he was in Europe, but reverted to his proper birth-name when he emigrated to Israel.
   Feb-08-18 San Remo (1930) (replies)
offramp: Pigeon shooting at San Remo in 1937:
   Feb-07-18 Biographer Bistro (replies)
offramp: <MissScarlett: <At least 140,000 Greeks have taken to the streets of Athens in a protest about the decades-long dispute over the name Macedonia. Many Greeks object to the country of the same name calling itself Macedonia,>> Whenever I get into a conversation with Greeks,
   Feb-07-18 Tired Old Man vs C W Daco, 2002 (replies)
offramp: I don't think Black is lost. I have never heard of Tired Old Man (Computer) . In fact I have never heard of C W Daco either - that looks like an area of Texas. Not one piece has left the board; this game may be incomplete or incorrect.
   Feb-07-18 Hou - Karpov Match (2018) (replies)
   Feb-06-18 Emanuel Lasker (replies)
   Feb-06-18 Team White vs Team Black, 2017 (replies)
   Feb-05-18 Mokhinur Kakhramonova vs Lucia Estrada, 2014
   Feb-04-18 truepacifism chessforum (replies)
   Feb-03-18 A Ipatov vs J Haarr, 2012 (replies)
   Feb-03-18 Gabriel Sargissian (replies)
   Feb-02-18 Savon vs Tal, 1971
   Jan-31-18 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Jan-31-18 Mikhail Golubev (replies)
   Jan-31-18 Botvinnik vs Fischer, 1962 (replies)
   Jan-30-18 Robert E Byrne vs Browne, 1975 (replies)
   Jan-30-18 thegoodanarchist chessforum (replies)
   Jan-29-18 Gufeld vs N Gaprindashvili, 1968 (replies)
   Jan-29-18 A Giri vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-29-18 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
   Jan-29-18 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
   Jan-29-18 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
   Jan-27-18 Kramnik vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-27-18 Carlsen vs M Matlakov, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-27-18 François André Philidor
   Jan-27-18 Sultan Khan - Tartakower (1931)
   Jan-26-18 G Jones vs Jobava, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-26-18 Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-26-18 Anand vs Yifan Hou, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-26-18 Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-25-18 Wei Yi vs Yu Yangyi, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-25-18 Svidler vs Mamedyarov, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-25-18 Vassily Ivanchuk (replies)
   Jan-25-18 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
   Jan-24-18 Carlsen vs W So, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-24-18 Boris Spassky (replies)
   Jan-24-18 Fine vs Lasker, 1936 (replies)
   Jan-24-18 Aung Thant Zin (replies)
   Jan-23-18 G Jones vs Yifan Hou, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-23-18 Caruana vs B Adhiban, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-23-18 Lilienthal vs Flohr, 1935 (replies)
   Jan-23-18 Ritson-Morry vs J Mieses, 1940
   Jan-22-18 Tradewise Gibraltar (2018) (replies)
   Jan-22-18 Margate (1938)
   Jan-22-18 Paul Keres (replies)
   Jan-22-18 S Bargan vs S Bargan, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-21-18 Yifan Hou vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-21-18 A Giri vs Mamedyarov, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-20-18 Carlsen vs Yifan Hou, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-20-18 Mamedyarov vs Wei Yi, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-19-18 Capablanca - Kostic (1919)
   Jan-19-18 Walter Cook Spens (replies)
   Jan-19-18 Wei Yi vs W So, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-19-18 A Giri vs Anand, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-19-18 Tata Steel (2018) (replies)
   Jan-19-18 Baden-Baden (1870) (replies)
   Jan-18-18 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
   Jan-18-18 M Matlakov vs E Najer, 2017
   Jan-17-18 Anand vs Wei Yi, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-17-18 Naiditsch vs Kramnik, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-16-18 Yifan Hou vs M Matlakov, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-16-18 Caruana vs W So, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-16-18 Euwe - Alekhine World Championship Rematch (1937) (replies)
   Jan-16-18 Petrosian vs Krogius, 1946
   Jan-15-18 Fischer - Spassky World Championship Match (1972) (replies)
   Jan-15-18 Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 (replies)
   Jan-14-18 A Giri vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-14-18 Karjakin vs Anand, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-14-18 W Winter vs Capablanca, 1919
   Jan-14-18 Sultan Khan vs Capablanca, 1930 (replies)
   Jan-13-18 Kramnik vs Wei Yi, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-13-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-13-18 Charousek vs Skultety, 1891 (replies)
   Jan-12-18 G Timoshchenko vs K Grillitsch, 1991
   Jan-12-18 D Allan vs Murey, 1980
   Jan-12-18 E Degtiarev vs Kulkarni Ojas, 2017
   Jan-12-18 Granda Zuniga vs Kevin Mike Hopson, 2017
   Jan-12-18 E Perelshteyn vs D Ragnarsson, 2017
   Jan-12-18 J Lampert vs R Vaishali, 2017
   Jan-12-18 Gelfand vs S L Narayanan, 2017
   Jan-12-18 C Van Buskirk vs D Gurevich, 1987 (replies)
   Jan-10-18 Blackburne vs T Block, 1878 (replies)
   Jan-08-18 perfidious chessforum (replies)
   Jan-08-18 L Cooper vs Igor Ivanov, 1987 (replies)
   Jan-07-18 Aydagnuhem Gezachew Abera
   Jan-07-18 Gligoric vs Taimanov, 1970 (replies)
   Jan-06-18 Claude Frizzel Bloodgood (replies)
   Jan-06-18 Kotov vs Tan Hoan Liong, 1963
   Jan-05-18 O Sarapu vs Purdy, 1952
   Jan-05-18 Hastings (1962/63) (replies)
   Jan-05-18 Keres vs C N Barnes, 1975 (replies)
   Jan-04-18 D Belenkaya vs A Kashlinskaya, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-04-18 Timon Waser
   Jan-03-18 Leitao vs F de Cresce El Debs, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-03-18 Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 (replies)
   Jan-03-18 R Kreisl vs M Dubinski, 2017
   Jan-03-18 Ulf Andersson vs Spassky, 1971 (replies)
   Jan-03-18 Huzman vs Kasparov, 2003 (replies)
   Jan-01-18 Ganguly vs McShane, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-01-18 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   Jan-01-18 McShane vs Anand, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-01-18 Salman Al Mahmood vs Ali Hussien Alem, 2017
   Jan-01-18 D Khismatullin vs R Rapport, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-31-17 morfishine chessforum (replies)
   Dec-31-17 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
   Dec-31-17 Eljanov vs A Rakhmanov, 2017
   Dec-31-17 M Bosiocic vs V Dobrov, 2017
   Dec-31-17 V Malakhov vs M Bosiocic, 2017
   Dec-31-17 F Vallejo Pons vs Ivanchuk, 2017
   Dec-31-17 H Melkumyan vs V Minko, 2017
   Dec-31-17 G Meier vs Mohammed Ali Al Jabri, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-31-17 Mohammed Alanazy vs A M Al Ghamdi, 2017
   Dec-31-17 Said Salim Al Maashani Amer vs Mohammed Khalfan Al Saidi, 2017
   Dec-31-17 I Saric vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, 2017
   Dec-31-17 R Rapport vs H Melkumyan, 2017
   Dec-31-17 A Volokitin vs O Bortnyk, 2017
   Dec-30-17 Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922
   Dec-30-17 World Blitz Championship (2017) (replies)
   Dec-30-17 E Dervishi vs F Berend, 2004 (replies)
   Dec-30-17 Reti vs Euwe, 1920 (replies)
   Dec-30-17 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (replies)
   Dec-29-17 Baha Miswadah vs Zeyad Saleh Al Abdali, 2017
   Dec-29-17 Khenkin vs A Volokitin, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-29-17 D Khismatullin vs A Moiseenko, 2017
   Dec-29-17 D Khismatullin vs M Bosiocic, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-29-17 B Amin vs V Sanal, 2017
   Dec-29-17 J S Christiansen vs Hassan M Al Bargi, 2017
   Dec-29-17 Grigoriants vs R Rapport, 2017
   Dec-29-17 Carlsen vs E Inarkiev, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-29-17 Bu Xiangzhi vs D Khismatullin, 2017
   Dec-28-17 Li Chao vs Wang Yue, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-28-17 D Kokarev vs Ahmed Al Omary, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-28-17 A Vinken vs C H Alexander, 1946
   Dec-28-17 Nigel Short (replies)
   Dec-27-17 Miles vs A Rodriguez Cespedes, 1997
   Dec-27-17 Spassky - Keres Candidates Quarterfinal (1965)
   Dec-27-17 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1994
   Dec-27-17 J Grachev vs V Akselrod, 2001
   Dec-26-17 Anna Muzychuk (replies)
   Dec-26-17 Bogoljubov - Eliskases (1939)
   Dec-26-17 Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1866
   Dec-26-17 5th Batavia (2013)
   Dec-26-17 D Reinderman vs A Greenfeld, 2013 (replies)
   Dec-25-17 A Dueckstein vs Ulf Andersson, 1969
   Dec-25-17 K Grigorian vs J Lechtynsky, 1978
   Dec-25-17 B Gundavaa vs P Poobalasingam, 2010
   Dec-25-17 C Hanley vs P Poobalasingam, 2010
   Dec-25-17 Yifan Hou vs Li Ruofan, 2008 (replies)
   Dec-24-17 JointheArmy chessforum
   Dec-24-17 P Poobalasingam vs A Kosten, 2010
   Dec-24-17 B Perenyi vs K Mokry, 1978 (replies)
   Dec-23-17 MissScarlett chessforum (replies)
   Dec-22-17 Samuel Reshevsky (replies)
   Dec-22-17 Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921 (replies)
   Dec-22-17 WinKing chessforum (replies)
   Dec-22-17 Santa Claus (replies)
   Dec-22-17 Stahlberg vs Euwe, 1937 (replies)
   Dec-22-17 Zsuzsa Polgar (replies)
   Dec-21-17 Blackburne vs Gunsberg, 1887 (replies)
   Dec-21-17 Y Shulman vs S T Ansell, 2002 (replies)
   Dec-20-17 Staunton vs E Williams, 1851 (replies)
   Dec-20-17 Ahgas Staunton (replies)
   Dec-20-17 Korchnoi vs Mecking, 1974
   Dec-19-17 Korchnoi - Mecking Candidates Quarterfinal (1974)
   Dec-19-17 Chris B Rice (replies)
   Dec-19-17 Horwitz vs Bird, 1851 (replies)
   Dec-19-17 Petrosian vs Tolush, 1953
   Dec-19-17 Taco D Vrenegoor
   Dec-18-17 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
   Dec-17-17 Friedrich Saemisch (replies)
   Dec-17-17 Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 (replies)
   Dec-17-17 IMSA Elite Mind Games (Rapid) (2017)
   Dec-17-17 Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935
   Dec-17-17 Memorable Quotes chessforum (replies)
   Dec-16-17 Spassky vs Larsen, 1970 (replies)
   Dec-16-17 Van Huynh Ho
   Dec-16-17 Yu Yangyi vs Harikrishna, 2017
   Dec-16-17 Korchnoi vs Portisch, 1970
   Dec-15-17 Speelman vs J Horner, 1976 (replies)
   Dec-14-17 London Chess Classic (2017) (replies)
   Dec-14-17 Tradewise Gibraltar (2011) (replies)
   Dec-14-17 O Chajes vs C Jaffe, 1926 (replies)
   Dec-14-17 M Fogg vs K Lundback, 2011 (replies)
   Dec-14-17 Quintin Seijp V/d (replies)
   Dec-14-17 Gerrit R D van Doesburgh
   Dec-13-17 Kavalek vs Ulf Andersson, 1978 (replies)
   Dec-13-17 E E Book vs H Westerinen, 1966 (replies)
   Dec-12-17 Von Bardeleben vs Von Gottschall, 1895
   Dec-12-17 Von Gottschall vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 (replies)
   Dec-12-17 Von Bardeleben vs Blackburne, 1895
   Dec-12-17 Blackburne vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 (replies)
   Dec-12-17 Allies (replies)
   Dec-12-17 L Dubeck vs R Weinstein, 1958 (replies)
   Dec-11-17 Caruana vs Adams, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-11-17 I Nepomniachtchi vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-11-17 Karpov vs Kramnik, 1996 (replies)
   Dec-10-17 A H T dos Santos Fier vs D Svetlov, 2015
   Dec-10-17 Carlsen vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-10-17 Caruana vs W So, 2017
   Dec-09-17 Carlsen vs Adams, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-09-17 J Peltomaki vs C Adrian, 2012 (replies)
   Dec-08-17 P Van Rossum vs A de Bruijn, 2001
   Dec-08-17 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-08-17 AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-08-17 Axel Bachmann Schiavo (replies)
   Dec-07-17 Smyslov vs Fischer, 1970 (replies)
   Dec-07-17 Stockfish (Computer) (replies)
   Dec-07-17 Abraham Mocatta
   Dec-06-17 Caruana vs Anand, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-06-17 Nisipeanu vs I Bukavshin, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-05-17 Nakamura vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-05-17 Arthur Hermann Privonitz
   Dec-05-17 G Chandler vs B Tauren, 1989 (replies)
   Dec-04-17 Carlsen vs Anand, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-03-17 Anand vs Adams, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-03-17 W So vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-03-17 Karjakin vs Anand, 2006
   Dec-03-17 Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 (replies)
   Dec-02-17 Konstantinopolsky vs J Banas, 1983 (replies)
   Dec-02-17 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-02-17 Loewenthal vs E Williams, 1851
   Dec-02-17 E Williams vs Loewenthal, 1851
   Dec-02-17 Zytogorski vs E Williams, 1844
   Dec-02-17 E Williams vs Staunton, 1848
   Dec-01-17 P Bates vs B Rabinowitz, 1957
   Dec-01-17 E Williams vs Harrwitz, 1852
   Dec-01-17 Harrwitz vs E Williams, 1852
   Dec-01-17 E Williams vs Harrwitz, 1846
   Nov-30-17 King's Tournament (Blitz) (2017)
   Nov-30-17 Tarjan vs Ljubojevic, 1969 (replies)
   Nov-29-17 Marshall vs Chigorin, 1900 (replies)
   Nov-29-17 N Ninov vs C Adrian, 2016
   Nov-29-17 Rubinstein vs Reti, 1922
   Nov-29-17 Capablanca - Alekhine World Championship Match (1927)
   Nov-28-17 Dupre vs Carlos Torre, 1927 (replies)
   Nov-28-17 C Adrian vs Spassky, 1991
   Nov-28-17 Gibtelecom (2009) (replies)
   Nov-27-17 Max Deutsch (replies)
   Nov-26-17 N Saadon vs S Golubov, 2015
   Nov-26-17 A Ebralidze vs Rauzer, 1937
   Nov-26-17 M Deutsch vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Nov-26-17 C Chaurang vs B J Moore, 1957
   Nov-26-17 B J Moore vs F Kitto, 1956
   Nov-25-17 W Heidenfeld vs Tylor, 1956 (replies)
   Nov-25-17 Henry Ernest Atkins
   Nov-25-17 DCA Congress 27th (1899)
   Nov-25-17 Blackburne vs Bird, 1888
   Nov-25-17 Blackburne vs Bird, 1888
   Nov-25-17 Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 (replies)
   Nov-24-17 F Reinfeld vs Denker, 1934 (replies)
   Nov-24-17 Koneru Humpy (replies)
   Nov-23-17 Eduard Kanter
   Nov-23-17 S Volkov vs E Kanter, 2017
   Nov-23-17 Meruert Kamalidenova vs A Vunder, 2017
   Nov-23-17 Leko vs Kramnik, 2004 (replies)
   Nov-22-17 Rybka vs Fruit, 2008 (replies)
   Nov-20-17 Hermann Heemsoth
   Nov-20-17 B H Wood vs E Walther, 1949
   Nov-20-17 Fischer / Barden vs Penrose / Clarke, 1960 (replies)
   Nov-19-17 Short vs Kasparov, 1986 (replies)
   Nov-19-17 Topalov vs Nakamura, 2017 (replies)
   Nov-19-17 Wei Yi vs Yankai Li, 2017
   Nov-19-17 E Shaposhnikov vs Taron Shagbazyan, 2017
   Nov-19-17 Gelfand vs R Rapport, 2017
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  morfishine: I never found any of the 'Living Dead' movies (or Return) funny at all.

Well, except for 'Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead'

That was hilarious, especially the part where that mammoth rooster rings the warden's neck while clearly clucking "Its payback time!".

These chickens truly came home to roost


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  thegoodanarchist: <offramp>: like you, I've watched <Jaws> many times. It is my favorite movie.

Even though it is my favorite, I think the best movie of all time, objectively, is <China Town> with Jack Nicholson. Simply brilliant!

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  offramp: By chance I saw part of an episode of <Trailer Park Boys>. It was pretty funny so I read up about it.

The episodes are only half an hour and for a week I've been watching one or two a day.

You can easily tell that there is a powerful set of intelligences at work behind all that humour.

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  offramp: I made a comment about councillors, who are not my favourite people:

<'Are these new roads [Mary Neuner Road] always named after councillors? It must be very boring for that perennial school project, "How my street got its name". Answer: "Mary Neuner was a Labour councillor from 1986 to 2002 END TRANSMISSION."'>

Some twerp made a wobbly defence:
<'It's been a long time since I was a Haringey Councillor but Mary took over from her husband Frederick who was an alderman then a Councillor from 1952 to 1982.'>

To which I replied,
<'That is a tremendous achievement, and <one that those in whose power the naming of new roads resides would want to commemorate as they would want their own council longevity memorialised by their successors.'>>

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  thegoodanarchist: <offramp: I made a comment about councillors, who are not my favourite people>

is "councillor" the British word for Barrister?

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  offramp: Barristers are counsel who make coffee. Councillors are just people who work on local councils and get streets named after them.

There's a good song by Was Not Was called, <Somewhere in America there's a street named after my Dad>.

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  offramp: J. Beasley has temporarily released The Classified Encyclopedia of Chess Variants, as a PDF file, for free. 391pp.

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  offramp: Male, age 54, car collision.

(Left occipital- suboccipital craniectomy, evacuation of epidural hematoma. 2/2/18 8:05 to 8:40 pm.)

In this case, I had to do two craniectomies, the first above the left occipital lobe, the second above the left cerebellum, keeping the bone above the transverse sinus between the two holes intact.

Successfully removed brain from terminally-damaged body. Now in electrolytic fluid.

Brain has responded well to stimuli. Has effected a type of speech by varying the responsora of the EEG. Brain is concerned about its lack of corpus.

I explained that THAT was down to the corpse having been thrown out to the dogs.

Update tomorrow.

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  thegoodanarchist: < offramp: Male, age 54, car collision.

(Left occipital- suboccipital craniectomy, evacuation of epidural hematoma. 2/2/18 8:05 to 8:40 pm.)>

Wow, it really didn't take you that long.

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  thegoodanarchist: <Now in electrolytic fluid.>

The brain, or you?

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  offramp: <thegoodanarchist: <Now in electrolytic fluid.>

The brain, or you?>

This is the brain speaking. Offramp now operates under my control. Update tomorrow.

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  offramp: A new word for attacking opening play: Gambition.
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  morfishine: Dear <offramp>, I was wondering if you would reveal your favorite English/UK GM? Nunn is my favorite though I admire many others for their ingenuity

There has been a formidable array of powerful UK GM's over the years. I guess its just a matter of time til one earns the right to play the champion

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  offramp: <morfishine: Dear <offramp>, I was wondering if you would reveal your favorite English/UK GM? Nunn is my favorite though I admire many others for their ingenuity>

Soory, I've been away for a while! My favourite English GM, dear Morfishine, is definitely Tony Miles. He was very Larsenish: he played unusual openings but was as strong as almost any Soviet GM at endings.

I also like Miles's nemesis, Short, because he is funny and honest, and he actually made it to a WC Final.

Apart from Fischer mt favourite American player is Marshall. He worked magic all over the chessboard!

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  morfishine: <offramp> Good to see you back and healthy! Miles was a tragic figure, a real pity to lose him at such a young age.

I like Short too, but he had such a difficult time with Kasparov. I guess mostly everybody else did too. This is my favorite Short vs Kasparov game. I still think there has to be a win in there somewhere!

Short vs Kasparov, 1993


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  morfishine: I find myself pulling for Michael Adams too. While he has some great triumphs, lately he seems to disappoint :(
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  offramp: Solution to Lord Dunsany puzzle:

Set-up row: k2 place marker k2 (this marker will be called middle marker) Row 1: kfb; k to st before marker kfb; slip marker; kfb k to last stitch; kfb Row 2: k
Repeat until there are 60 sts on your needles (or until the lower edge is wide enough to fit around your wrists). End with row 1,
then join in round - place marker (this marker will be called end marker)

Part II - in the round

Round 1: k
Round 2: k2tog; k until 1 st before middle marker; kfb; slip marker; kfb; k until 2 sts before end marker; ssk Repeat these 2 rounds a total of 5 times

Round 11: p
Round 12: k2tog; k until 1 st before middle marker; kfb; slip marker; kfb; k until 2 sts before end marker; ssk Repeat rounds 11 and 12 a total of 5 times

Round 21: k
Round 22: k2tog; k until 1 st before middle marker; kfb; slip marker; kfb; k until 2 sts before end marker; ssk Repeat rounds 21 and 22 a total of 5 times

Round 31: p
Round 32: k2tog; k until 1 st before middle marker; kfb; slip marker; kfb; k until 2 sts before end marker; ssk Repeat rounds 31 and 32 a total of 5 times

Round 41: k
Round 42: k2tog; k until 1 st before middle marker; kfb; slip marker; kfb; k until 2 sts before end marker; ssk Repeat rounds 41 and 42 a total of 5 times

Afterwards k to middle marker - remove middle marker; and TURN WORK. Now there is only one marker left.

Part III - knitted flat

Row 1: k to last stitch before end – if you want to avoid a gap at the upper outer edge, you can now connect the first and last stitches of that row like this: slip the last stitch to the right needle and - using a crochet hook - draw the working yarn through the first stitch of that row, put the loop on the left needle, move the last (not yet knitted) stitch back to the left needle, knit the two stitches together (see picture on the left). Alternatively, just knit the last stitch.

Row 2: ssk; k until the last two stitches; k2tog Row 3: k
Row 4: ssk; k until two stitches before marker; ssk; slip marker; k2tog; k until two stitches before end; k2tog Row 5: k
Repeat rows 2-5 rows twice more more.

Row 11: p
Row 12: ssk; k until two stitches before marker; ssk; slip marker; k2tog; k until two stitches before end; k2tog Row 13: p
Row 14: ssk; k until the last two stitches; k2tog (if you started part 2 at 60 stitches, you should now have 40 sts on your needles)

Place marker (this will be called M2) and add 20 stitches by using a knitted cast on – place marker (this is the new „round end marker“) join in round. The picture on the right shows the naming and placement of the markers. I opted to distribute the stitches on three needles instead of using markers.

Part IV & thumb - knitted in the round

Round 1: k to M2: ssk *k1 p1 (repeat from * to two sts before) marker k2tog slip marker (this creates a small ribbing at the upper edge to prevent it from rolling) Round 2: k to M2: ssk *p1 k1 (repeat from * to two sts before) marker k2tog slip marker (this creates a small ribbing at the upper edge to prevent it from rolling) Round 3 = Round 1

Round 4: ssk k to two stitches before marker k2tog, repeat once more; you're now at M2, ssk *p1 k1 (repeat from * to two sts before) marker k2tog slip marker Round 5: ssk k to two stitches before marker k2tog; repeat three times Round 6: k all

Round 7 = Round 5
Round 8 = Round 5
Round 9 = Round 6

Repeat rounds 7 to 9 once more.

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  offramp: My friend Jodi is blind and one day my friend Jodi told me that my friend Jodi's Dad sneaks into my friend Jodi's room almost every night and just stands there watching, and my friend Jodi's Dad thinks my friend Jodi doesn't know he's there because my friend Jodi can't see him but my friend Jodi KNOWS he's there because blind people can SENSE these things so I told my Mum and my Mum called the Police and the Police talked to my friend Jodi's Mum and Dad and my friend Jodi's Mum and Dad said my friend Jodi's Dad doesn't do that and they said my friend Jodi was CRAZY so I hid a video camera in my friend Jodi's room under my friend Jodi's stuffed animal collection and sure enough my friend Jodi's Dad sneaked right in and just stood there watching my friend Jodi so I tried to show my friend Jodi the tape that proves that my friend Jodi isn't crazy but my friend Jodi is blind so my friend Jodi couldn't watch it.
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  offramp: A tragic story:
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  thegoodanarchist: The boys over at google love to brag on themselves.

Every time I search, they tell me "it really didn't take us that long".

Well, not exactly, but words to that effect:

<About 2,170,000 results (0.59 seconds)>

Can there really be 2.17M results for weather in my town today? I think not!

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  thegoodanarchist: Did you feel the earthquake?

It was detected by the British Geological Survey*

[*Motto: Four out of 5 Geologists surveyed recommend sugarless gum.]

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  morfishine: Dear <offramp> I was thinking about a golf tournament I was playing in about 42 years ago, and my High School team was tied, so there was a sudden play-off; And on the very first hole of the playoff, one of the opposing players committed a foul or error or penalty right on the first green and I pointed it out. It was one of those rules where one could overlook it due to the circumstances but I wanted it pointed out.

Well, the head pro of the course (who had been giving me lessons) stepped-in right on the green and said "There's no use nit-picking"

I don't remember who won, but the lesson stuck


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  offramp: <thegoodanarchist: Did you feel the earthquake?>

I did feel a huge rumbling underfoot. I looked out the window and birds were falling from the sky. Chimneys were turning to jelly. Streets of houses were falling into gaping Robert James Fischer s.

But it turned out that <The Damned> were playing a comeback gig in a nearby park. There was no earthquake near me.

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  offramp: SORREL SOUP Boil a dinner.


Every one quart of grated breadcrumbs. Bake them first the dinner tables finds its head downwards, in salt or thin the meat, there for one hour before serving.


<p>leg of boiling water, peel and put it in a fine linen or spaghetti, with thick white September cabbages boiled a few moments in a shallot and vinegar and squeeze on the usual kinds, in as their liquor to be put on a mold that it through the pan

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