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|Jul-28-13|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Just another brickhead in the wall>|
Yes "The Gavinator" case does weaken my argument concerning chess.com.
I had no idea you were "in the know" about that site.
It does have much to recommend it- providing a home for the wonderful chess history writing of <Batgirl> for one.
|Jul-28-13|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Aha and the reason I came here today to your affable house.|
<perfidious> would you please give us the name of the book, publishing details and page number for this EDIT?
<perfidious: Sergeant corroborated this much later as follows:
<It appears that Lasker had intended to enter for the Dresden Tournamet this year; but for some reason he changed his mind. While it was in progress he wrote to Hoffer, who was in Dresden, as to the chances of a match with the winner of it, which Tarrasch already seemed likely to be. Hoffer approached Tarrasch, whose reply, he asserts, was so unsatisfactory that he did not communicate it verbatim to Lasker. At this date Tarrasch clearly saw no comparison between their records.>>
I can't use or refer to your valuable information unless I can properly source it.
|Aug-02-13|| ||Karpova: Regarding John Steinbeck: In C.N. 5064 there's a quote from page 33, chapter 4 of Steinbeck's 'Sweet Thursday' (New York, 1954):|
<"I know the game," said Doc. "Look, Joseph and Mary, chess is possibly the only game in the world in which it is impossible to cheat.">
|Aug-09-13|| ||Karpova: <perfidious> your post on Lilit Mkrtchian reminded me of this one: |
<Sneaky: The name I can't imagine giving a baby is SMBAT. Please don't tell me how to pronounce it, I don't even want to know!
Of course I refer to the extremely strong Grandmaster Smbat Gariginovich Lputian, who was born in the great Armenian Vowel Famine of '58! ;-)>
Source: Zoltan Varga
|Aug-18-13|| ||parisattack: <Perfidious> I notice <Romanishin> is one of your favorite players. I've just discovered his games, like them.|
Do you know any books on him or featuring his games? I can't find anything in English, German or Russian. I thought I had a Russian 'black series' on him - but not.
|Aug-26-13|| ||Shams: Sir-Perfidious-a-Lot!|
|Aug-30-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <Daniel never fails to reply to an email within 1 or 2 days.>|
I wish I could agree with this. My experience is quite otherwise: I've sent exactly one email almost six months ago, to which I never received a reply in any form.
Needless to say, this does not inspire a sense that my concerns are being heard.
|Aug-30-13|| ||ChemMac: <perfidious> I just saw your message inviting me to add to my bio.
I won the Manhattan Chess Club Championship outright in 1975 and tied with Jorge Massana in 1979, winning our individual game, but I drew with Joel Benjamin and Jeff Kastner while he won from both of them. I stopped playing after 1985 - pressure of work, and my wife's several strokes. (She made it to 2004.) My rating had dropped to 2352, and that told me it was time!|
My favorite game? The late Ariel Mengarini was a psychiatrist and played lively Chess - rating I think around 2300+. This was in the 1967 "Eastern Masters"; the second of two Bill Goichberg specials. I won the first in 1966 ("Metropolitan Masters") on tie break over Walter Browne and Larry Kaufman, and this one outright, drawing with Kaufman who was a point behind.
Eastern Masters 1967
Neil McKelvie - Ariel Mengarini Round 2
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Bb4!? 5.c3 Ba5
6.O-O Nge7 7.d4 ed 8.cd d5 9.ed QXd5 10. Bb3 Qa5 11.d5 Na7 12.Bd2 Bd2 13.Qd2 O-O 14. Re1 Ng6 15.Nc3 Bg4 16.Nd4 Rae8 17.Ne4 Nc8 18.f3 Bd7 19.Rac1 Qe5 20.Ne6! fe 21.de Bc6 22.e7+ Kh8 23.ef=Q+ Rf8 24.Ng5 Qf5 25.Nf7+ RXf7 26.BXf7 QXf7 27. Qd8+ Qf8 28.QXf8+ NXf8 29. RXc6 bc 30. Re8 Resigns
4...Bb4 was given in that time's edition of "Modern Chess Openings" as, incredibly, equal after 8..d5 Black loses a lot of tempi. (9...NXd5 loses a piece after 10 BXc6 and 11 Qa4) After 19...Qe5 Mengarini left for the restroom. I waited until he was sitting down again before playing 20. Ne6, and his shocked expression is something I do remember! He should have played 24...Qf6, when he doesn't have to play 25...RXf7.
Cheers! Chemmac (Neil McKelvie)
(apologies for posting about Chess instead of arguments!)
|Sep-18-13|| ||Shams: <perfidious> I wouldn't choose to live in South Dakota either, but the Black Hills are spectacular.|
|Sep-18-13|| ||morfishine: <perfidious> Thanks for dropping by, I had forgotten about that old post! Nice coincidence you mentioned NE Vermont: I had the good fortune to live in Plattsburgh, NY for a year when my dad was stationed there in the AF. I absolutely love that part of the country: great fishing, skiing, maple syrup and long, snowy winters. |
You know, I read your bio some time ago, and thats just fantastic you played Tal! That has to be one of those bucket list type of things. I was crushed by GM Ron Henley in a simul, which I thought was pretty cool since he was Karpov's 2nd and I tried to play a Gruenfeld????
Thumbs up, Morf
|Oct-03-13|| ||waustad: Sadly the tribe did a 1 and done. Oh well, it beats stinking all year. I pretty much wrote them off after they lost 10 in a row, but they came back wiping the floor with bad teams. They didn't have quite enough to beat good teams.|
|Oct-11-13|| ||Shams: <perfidious> When did you move to the States, and under what circumstances, if I may ask?|
|Oct-13-13|| ||Fusilli: <perfidious: <Tabanus>: Just made some minor stylistic alterations, but the reason I posted was to note that 'who's' in that usage is a contraction for 'who is', not an adjective.|
Not to worry-many native English speakers appear to struggle with that one.>
And with its/it's, their/there/they're, effect/affect, principal/principle...
|Oct-26-13|| ||Check It Out: <More on that next time.>|
Ok <perf>, time for the poker finale!
|Oct-30-13|| ||Jim Bartle: I just saw "Rounders" for the second time. I think it's an excellent movie, but I know zippo about poker. What do you think of it?|
|Nov-02-13|| ||hedgeh0g: <perfidious> I was wondering what sort of approach you'd recommend for a complete beginner interested in becoming better acquainted with poker. Books? Websites? Videos? Low stakes games?|
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! :)
|Nov-02-13|| ||Colonel Mortimer: 1) play money (pokerstars)
2) 2 plus 2 beginner forums
3) Microstakes (pokerstars) full ring
Here's a good article to get you started..
Also you can't go wrong reading all the strategy articles here..
Most people use pokersoftware to analyse their play and keep a track of other player stats - can recommend pokertacker 4
|Nov-02-13|| ||Colonel Mortimer: You'll learn far more and much more quickly playing poker on the internet than playing 'live'.|
|Nov-03-13|| ||hedgeh0g: Alright, cheers!|
|Nov-03-13|| ||Jim Bartle: Perfidious has kindly offered to teach you by playing a marathon high-stakes game with you.|
|Nov-11-13|| ||visayanbraindoctor: <perfidious: Hope things are as well as they can be, given the unfortunate happenings in your country.>|
|Nov-13-13|| ||MarkFinan: <perfidious: <TheFocus>: Ship this whole business over to mine if you like.>|
Okay, I have the time now. If he lives in Hawaii and he always logs in here first thing he should be here pretty soon.
|Nov-29-13|| ||Thorncastle: The value of White's 23rd move seems rather clear: intends (next move) to chase the Bishop from c6 to be able to check with the Knight on d5 and get more material engaged in attack (actually only d7 is a possible escape for the Black's Bishop but in this way blocking a further retreat for his King, which was as it seems White's hope).|
|Nov-30-13|| ||perfidious: <shach: Man, you really are a senile 60+ year old child.....>|
Pity you can't count.
<....What are these silly ignore "threats"? I see you make these threats here every day and the next day you again reply to that person, LOL!>
Guess what? It is very simple to have a poster ignored, yet look up every word they have posted.
<....Yes, you did fail as a chess player and then as a poker player, losing thousands of dollars (who can forget foxwoods casino last year?)....>
So, now you have moved from simple ad hominem attacks without basis in fact to outright libellous statements-I was never at Foxwoods last year, you ignoramus.
<But no need to be so bitter. Just enjoy this great site!>
Sounds as though you are the bitter one, and this site is the more enjoyable without having to view your abusive bile at every turn.
|Dec-04-13|| ||sevenseaman: Thanks <perfidious>. Your concern is touching, indeed.|
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