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|Apr-04-13|| ||OhioChessFan: |
|Apr-26-13|| ||FSR: <perfidious> You might find the recent commentary at A J Goldsby amusing. The subject trashes some young player who beat him in a tournament game, says that the player will never be a master, and responds to some commenter (I don't see the comment - dunno if the guy's on my ignore list, or if it was deleted) by remarking that the commenter speculated on the young player's chances of becoming a GM, but (inexplicably) said nothing about the subject's chances. Imagine that! The subject does acknowledge that his chances of becoming a GM are decreasing as time goes on. (The phrase "when pigs fly" comes to mind.) Feel free to delete this comment.|
|Apr-28-13|| ||perfidious: <FSR> Saw excerpts of that posted elsewhere (which I wouldn't have read otherwise, because he's on the <perfidious> version of <Perdition In Real Life>).|
The bit about his own chances of making GM lessening was indeed funny-barring a miracle win at the World Senior, none of us over-fifty types have a shot-but I was dismayed to see that, apparently, nothing else has changed.
There's always room for hope, but it's hard to remain optimistic in the face of the stark reality that appears to inhabit that corner of the Magic Kingdom.
|Apr-29-13|| ||TheFocus: I bet he has his sights set on the World Senior Championship. Doesn't winning that guarantee you a GM title?|
|Apr-29-13|| ||perfidious: <TheFocus>: It does; without running through all the titleholders, I believe Okhotnik and Kapengut got their GM titles at this event.|
He'll have to wait a few years, though, because if I remember aright, sixty is the minimum age for participation.
|May-20-13|| ||perfidious: Excerpt from long, excellent post at <CG> and my (partially) tongue-in-cheek response:|
<The Last Straw: <LIFE Master AJ> Calm down! Chessgames.com has many people to take care of, not only you.....>
Quite true: in my nearly thirty-year career, from novice to 2300 player, I played over 2000 serious games, all examples of surpassing brilliance. I'm in the process of bequeathing them all to <CG>.
The journey of a lowly 1200 player to dizzying heights of superb mastery would doubtless prove highly edifying, not to mention giving a spark of hope to those who retain a glimmer of such.
|May-20-13|| ||Benzol: <FSR> <perfidious> I get the impression that you feel that <AJ>'s antics are bringing the title of US Life Master into disrepute. What happens when he becomes a GM?|
|May-20-13|| ||TheFocus: <What happens when he becomes a GM?>
His head will swell up so big that Florida will have a new county.|
And... he will never let us live it down.
"Hi. I am Grandmaster AJ Goldsby, formerly LIFEMaster AJ Goldsby. Before I get into my new video, "How I Finally Won My GM, that stands for Grandmaster, Title," I would just like to say to all my detractors at <chessgames.com>..."
(First blowing a raspberry)
"Neener! Neener! Neener! Na-nana-naa-nah!"
|May-21-13|| ||The Last Straw: Here's the link to today's POTD: Korchnoi vs I Krush, 2007|
Please help teach these kids a lesson.
|May-21-13|| ||FSR: <benzol> The only way he would get the GM title at this point is by buying it. (I can't find the story online at the moment, but there was some rich guy who mysteriously made FIDE's top 100 list a few years ago even though he had no title and no one had heard of him. He even bought a FIDE 2450 rating for the guy who drove his car.) That won't happen because (a) he's said he wouldn't do that and (b) he doesn't have the money.|
|May-21-13|| ||Benzol: <TheFocus> <"Neener! Neener! Neener! Na-nana-naa-nah!">|
Actüally it's more likely to be "nyuk, nyuk, nyuk" based on previous posts.
OK here's one for the conspiracy theorists.
<AJ> is really a deep cover <cg> employee whose role is to play a Devil's Advocate in order to boost the popularity of the site through controversy. This explains why <AJ> never leaves and the admins never permanently ban him.
Well that's my theory anyway.
|May-21-13|| ||perfidious: <Paul>: My money's on 'nyuk, nyuk, nyuk' too, but one word says it all: you never know.|
|May-21-13|| ||TheFocus: Of course, <AJ> is known for his trademark <nyuk, nyuk, nyuk>, but I wonder which Stooge he is. |
Maybe all three?
<"Neener! Neener! Neener! Na-nana-naa-nah!"> is just a children's taunt, and I think <AJ> acts pretty childish most of the time. I mean, how childish is it to pout because the Admins don't input every Class A-Z brilliancy of his?
|May-22-13|| ||brankat: Life master's premium membership has expired. I suspect a GM title would cost considerably more :-)|
|May-22-13|| ||OhioChessFan: Yeah, but at least the premium membership would be free then.|
|May-22-13|| ||TheFocus: <OhioChessFan>< Yeah, but at least the premium membership would be free then.>|
Oh, goodie! Then we can enjoy more of his cut-and-paste diarrhea analysis.
Thank God we can always watch his award winning videos. I think I'll go watch one now.
|May-22-13|| ||hedgeh0g: No spoilers, please.|
|May-22-13|| ||whiteshark: <Focus> Why this auditive self-chastisement? Then again, I see your avtaar.|
|May-23-13|| ||perfidious: <TheFocus:.....Thank God we can always watch his award winning videos.....>|
I'll go worship at the temple of Quetzalcoatl, thank you very much.
|May-23-13|| ||chancho: <Perfidious> The three Curdo Caviar books are called:|
Chess Caviar (in descriptive notation)
More Chess Caviar (algebraic notation)
Still More Chess Caviar. (algebraic notation)
In the first and last book, your name was not in it.
I cannot find <More Chess Caviar.>
It looks like my wife made the book accidentally disappear while cleaning during the past weekend.
If I find it, I'll let you know.
I also cannot find a book of tactics written by
When I cannot find a certain book it annoys me to no end, but hopefully it will turn up.
|May-23-13|| ||perfidious: <chancho>: Thanks for checking!|
Bet Curdo-Kosztrewa was in one of those Caviar volumes.
|May-23-13|| ||TheFocus: <It looks like my wife made the book accidentally disappear while cleaning during the past weekend.>|
You allow your wife to touch your chess books??? Unless she's also a chess player, you need to set down some rules.
<When I cannot find a certain book it annoys me to no end, but hopefully it will turn up.>
Hate it too. I was looking for a book this week. Where is it? I looked through every darn shelf. Still haven't found it.
|May-23-13|| ||brankat: At least it is not the wife's fault :-)|
|May-23-13|| ||chancho: <brankat> Of course!|
|May-23-13|| ||brankat: I feel flattered that (in a long time) someone actually agrees with me :-)|
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