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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 19685 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-10-16 A Giaccio vs J Rosito, 1995
 
perfidious: Radjabov employed it a fair amount for some time, though he has not often in recent years: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
 
   Feb-09-16 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
perfidious: <WannaBe> Mokeski played for Bucks in the 1980s on those teams which were strong, but could never get past both Sixers and Celtics in the same year; Johnny Most once referred to him as a 'hoodlum'.
 
   Feb-09-16 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
perfidious: <KvB> When I read this: <he might be able to beat Magnus in a 12 game match....>, I take that to mean Tate would defeat Carlsen in the match as a whole.
 
   Feb-09-16 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
perfidious: <Willber G....Note the disappearing *only* in the later post at the top.> Yet another lie exposed.
 
   Feb-09-16 Tata Steel (2016) (replies)
 
perfidious: <nok: <Nakamura, for the first 36 moves at any rate, had completely outplayed Carlsen positionally. It was when things got more tactical that Carlsen got the upper hand.> When you're lost positionally, you rarely save yourself by positional means....> Yup; even the ...
 
   Feb-08-16 Ivkov vs Tal, 1961
 
perfidious: <KingG: White had an interesting try for an advantage with the following forced sequence 10.Nxe5 Nxd5 11.Nxd7 Nb4 12.Nxb8 Nc2+ 13.Kd1 Nxa1 14.Bf4, and White has an extra pawn....> Ivkov spent well over an hour investigating this line before deciding on another path.
 
   Feb-08-16 Van Wely vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
 
perfidious: Does Carlsen <ever> win a game which is not 'gifted' to him? If one were to believe some posters' comments, not a snowball's chance. The young grandmaster lays down the heat and very often, his opponents crack--this is at the heart of a good many wins by the newest champion
 
   Feb-08-16 I Bilek vs Fischer, 1962
 
perfidious: <Jim....Winning a won position is an important skill in itself. If it weren't my winning percentage might be 60% instead of 30%.> Don't I know it.
 
   Feb-08-16 twinlark chessforum
 
perfidious: <visayan....The contradictions and dangers are so obvious as US foreign policy is running into paroxysms of idiocy.> There is a saying here: politics makes strange bedfellows, and nowhere is the truth of that aphorism more apparent in the alacrity with which various ...
 
   Feb-08-16 Leon L Labatt
 
perfidious: <Jim: Gave ‘em lots of his beer before the games...> Sure did, along with his best mate Molson.
 
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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  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  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  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  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  Abdel Irada: Email should be in your inbox soon if not yet.

Jun-16-15  crawfb5: I have a draft introduction for Game Collection: 0 Prague 1946. If you have any corrections or additions to suggest, let me know. I only included a few games so far. <zanzibar> submitted missing games, so I will finish that section after they are processed.
Aug-09-15
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  perfidious: <Fusilli: 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.>

Ha ha ha!!

Aug-29-15  morfishine: <perfidious> Just a heads up, that miscreant <Overgod> posted some garbage at one of your games: A Shaw vs W Kelleher, 1984 (kibitz #1)

*****

Nov-18-15
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  Domdaniel: Miscreant? More like a foetus who plans to be a terrorist if he grows up...

Oh, hi <perf>. All well, I trust?

Dec-23-15
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  john barleycorn: <perfidious> have your best christmas ever.
Dec-24-15
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  wordfunph: <perfidious> Merry Christmas!
Dec-25-15
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  chancho: Merry Christmas, Mr. Shaw!
Jan-13-16
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  Shams: Would you mind no longer posting <BP>'s comments about me in Rogoff?
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