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perfidious
Member since Dec-23-04
Behold the fiery disk of Ra!

My name is Alan Shaw and I have given up active play in favour of poker, though even that's by the wayside for now-other things take centre stage. One day, I shall again lead with my chin and show 'em how it's done!

In my playing days, one of the most memorable moments was playing fourth board on the team that won the National High School championship at Cleveland, 1977. Another which stands out was having the pleasure of playing a series of rapid games with Mikhail Tal on his first visit to the USA in 1988. Even after facing a number of titled players, including Teimour Radjabov when he was 'only' an IM (he still gave me a beating), these are things which I'll not forget.

Fischer at his zenith was the greatest of all champions for me, but has never been one of my favourite players. In that number may be included Emanuel Lasker, Bronstein, Korchnoi, Larsen, Romanishin, Nakamura and Carlsen, all of whom have displayed outstanding fighting qualities.

As a poker player, most of my action has been online, with one victorious live event of the roughly fifteen I have played: http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/eve...

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   perfidious has kibitzed 17139 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-27-15 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
perfidious: <Colonel: The problems start when the citizenry believes their government's foreign policy is in the interests of the world.> A concept which worked right well for Hitler in the early days of the Nazi regime.
 
   Apr-27-15 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
perfidious: <HMM....Rivers is the only public person with a speaking voice that sounds worse than Bob Dylan's and Tom Waite's.> No mean feat, that!
 
   Apr-26-15 A Giri vs Kramnik, 2015 (replies)
 
perfidious: Oh, yes--that explains it all away.
 
   Apr-26-15 Garry Kasparov (replies)
 
perfidious: Nah, I allow your mate <IndianDunce> that pleasure--it would be unsporting to deprive either of you of such joy.
 
   Apr-26-15 Kasparov vs Short, 2015 (replies)
 
perfidious: The opening may have begun in unusual fashion, but the line is no stranger to Kasparov's praxis, qv Kasparov vs Smyslov, 1984 .
 
   Apr-26-15 Wesley So (replies)
 
perfidious: It is true that Wesley lost only two games--we must not, however, minimise the effect those losses have had in the life of <Nina Myers>, aka <nimrod moron>. Her game collection which is devoted solely to Wes' losses has grown yet again.
 
   Apr-26-15 Carlsen vs R Mamedov, 2015 (replies)
 
perfidious: What sort of birthday present will this be for Mamedov?
 
   Apr-25-15 G Key (replies)
 
perfidious: I got a brand new pair of roller skates, you got a brand new Key.
 
   Apr-24-15 Eljanov vs W So, 2013
 
perfidious: <They> evidently thought So, one might say.
 
   Apr-24-15 AVRO (1938) (replies)
 
perfidious: <A.T: By the way, what is your favourite high score performance in top-flight chess? Mine is probably Karpov's 1994 triumph at Linares.> Cannot say I have a favourite, or have given that any thought, really. Linares was a wonderful triumph for Karpov and I was always amused
 
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Aug-12-14
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  Rookiepawn: <I saw a few months back that an 8 year old, or maybe younger, had been given a FIDE master title?>

I don't get this: isn't there an objective, measurable way of selecting a player for title awarding? Or is it just aliens telling Mr Ilyumzhinov what to do?

Aug-12-14
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  Fusilli: <Rookiepawn> <Or is it just aliens telling Mr Ilyumzhinov what to do?>

No no, that's not how it works. It's Ilyumzhinov who tells aliens what *they* should do. It's been that way ever since they abducted him in 1997 (see Wikipedia entry on him), a move they forever regretted, of course.

Aug-12-14
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  Rookiepawn: <Fusilli> lol, I knew about the story, that's why I posed the question.

I think the aliens demanded a ransom threatening to do something horrible. As the ransom was not paid they carried out the threat, releasing him.

Aug-12-14
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  Fusilli: <R> Darn! We should have paid out!
Sep-02-14
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  waustad: Tonight has been really up and down watching the Indians vs Tigers. Hunter - Cabrera - Martinez - Martinez is brutal. The Indians usually win close, but have nowhere near that kind of firepower. While writing this the JD Martinez just hit a 3 run homer. Explitive deleted.
Sep-14-14
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  morfishine: <perfidious> I enjoy Etymology http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etymol... but am easily confused when it comes to the correct pronounciation

For example, referencing the recent discussion on 'Lein', what are the rules and exceptions? For example, I've always pronounced Rubenstein as "Reuben Stine" but perhaps "steen" is correct?

But then there's Bernstein, which I've always pronounced "Burn-steen" but is it "stine" or "stain"?

And then there are examples where the "ei" shows up twice in a name, for example 'Weinstein', which I've always pronounced "Wine-steen" since obviously "Wayne-stain" is wrong, and "Wine-stine" just doesn't sound right.

Thanks for the education

morf

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Sep-29-14
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  MarkFinan: <perfidious: <Mark> In my life, I have known too many cops, mostly bad: one happy exception was Tony Renna, with whom I stayed once while playing in a NY Open.>

I just checked his rating out Perf and he's pretty strong! You ever manage to beat him?

And yes there are a lot of bad cops.. A few years ago this happened to me..

My door came flying off the hinges at 3am, they completely obliterated it. They didn't knock and it was for the most minor offence I've ever been found not guilty of. When they got me to the charge desk to book me in (btw they also put the cuffs on so tight they cut into my wrists and the desk Sargent ended up taking photos!) and they started with a story that went like this..... "Evening Sarge. We attended a property at ************ over a ********** matter. We knocked on the door 3 times (no they didn't) and could see the lights of a television flickering through the window (no they couldn't). Mr Finan was unresponsive so we shouted him through his letterbox 3 times warning him that if he didn't open the door we'd kick it in (This is the good bit!).. He continued to ignore us, well smashed the door in and he was arrested in his bedroom etc etc etc". Just basic standard procedure for anyone being arrested. I asked the desk Sargent if the custody "suite!" was being recorded and he said yes. I asked the arresting officer to repeat the above events carefully, and I asked him twice. I said "Do you swear on the oath you guys take that that really happened like you just said?" He said yes.

I didn't have a letterbox!! My mail went to a communal letterbox round the back of the apartments!

They paid for the door within a week, I got found not guilty, yet *nothing* was done about the officers involved! And that's the good guys.. I see them as a necessary evil. They've done 10 times worse to me when I was in my early to mid twenties, although I probably deserved it, lol. Hate the lot of them. ✌

Oct-05-14
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  chancho:

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Oct-26-14  ketchuplover: Kudos on your chess history :)
Nov-13-14
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  Fusilli: <perfidious> Thanks. You are one of the most reasonable people on this site, so it's nice to know that you agree with my point on Gormally.
Nov-14-14
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  carterd253: I need help tracing Vermont State Champions. Can you help? I have them all from 1993 on, but 1972 - 1992 is sketchy. I have you winning outright in 1979, 1982, 1990, 1996, and 1997 and tied for 1st in 1981, 1986, 1995, and 1998. I won outright in 1984, 1988, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014 and tied in 1976 and 1978. Didn't Paul Steiner win in there?
Nov-14-14
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  perfidious: Dave, welcome to this page! As you can see, I seldom post here but this is a good time to change that.

Glad you mentioned the info above on your state titles, for all I was certain of was outright wins in '88 and '11 and wanted to update your bio.

As far as my own go, 1997 was another year in which I lost out on tiebreak--don't remember whether Matt Noble or Steven Winer finished first, but both were still residents in the state, as Matt moved south a few months afterwards.

Paul Steiner beat me in the final round of the 1987 event to win that.

Lot of memories from all those years at the Athena Club!

Nov-14-14
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  carterd253: Good info Alan, thanks. In both 1996 and 1997, Matt and Steven are listed as "SC" and "MA." I'm missing 1973-1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985, and 1989. Who is Louis Pouliot?
Nov-15-14
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  carterd253: Alan, can you send me your email so we can correspond outside the forum? If I were to organize a "rusty old man" quad with you, Chris Richmond, Tony Salgado and Dave Virzi would you play? None of you have played in years so it'd be all fair.
Dec-24-14  brankat: <perfidious> Wishing You all the best for the coming Holidays!
Dec-24-14
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  moronovich: Merry Christmas <perfidiuos> !
Dec-24-14
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  chancho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTt...
Dec-25-14  ketchuplover: You go guy!
Dec-25-14
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  wordfunph: <perfidious> Merry Christmas!
Dec-31-14
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  Fusilli: Best wishes for 2015 my perfidious friend!
Feb-12-15
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  ChemMac: Alan - I see that you played both Dlugy and Walter Browne. I beat Maxim the two times I played him in Manhattan C.C. championships, and drew with Browne (ending with Q+N vs Q and two pawns, which was unwinnable once my last pawn was exchanged). I think I posted one of the Dlugy games, but here it is again in case you didn't see it.

W. Neil McKelvie B. Maxim Dlugy
Manhattan Club Championship May 12, 1984

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.Be2 Bd7 9.a4 Be7 10.O-O O-O 11.Nb3 Qc7 12.Rad1 Ne5? 13.f4 Ng6 14.e5 Qb6 (?) 15.Kh1 Ne8 16.a5 Qb4 17.Bxe7 Nxe7 18.f5 Qh4 19. fxe Bxe6 20.Rf4 Qh6 21.exd Nf5 22.d7 Nf6 23.Nc5 Rad1 24.Bd3 Qh5 25.Qe1 Ng4 26.h3 Nfe3 27.Nxe6 fxe 28.Rxg4 Nxg4 29.Qxe6 Kh8 30.Qxg4 Qxg4 31.hxg Rxd7 32.Ne4 Rd5 33.b4 Rf4 34.Re1 Rg4 35. Nc5 Rd8 36.Re4 Resigns

Feb-22-15
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  Fusilli: Hey, <perfidious>, your input is needed here:

M Czerniak vs Y Mashian, 1976

Mar-10-15
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  Abdel Irada: I recently received an email that claimed to be from you, but given some of the behavior on this site lately, I want to verify before replying that it really *is* from you.

Mar-10-15
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  perfidious: <Abdel Irada> Yes, it was--by all means respond to the question if you wish.
Mar-12-15
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  Abdel Irada: Email should be in your inbox soon if not yet.

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