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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. Maybe 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 the young 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:

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   perfidious has kibitzed 12386 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-24-14 Mamedyarov vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
perfidious: <iqbalianpawn> The same player must be on move on each occasion and the same dynamic possibilities present for a claim to be made.
   Apr-24-14 Gashimov Memorial (2014) (replies)
perfidious: <Rocket: Joel Benjamin is not and never will be a world championship contender.> Try a spot of reading comprehension for a change. You, of course, would crush any of these pretenders, such are your abilities.
   Apr-24-14 Bacrot vs R Mamedov, 2014
perfidious: My first impression is that 22....dxc5 is met by the shot 23.Nxf5, with Rxd7 and mayhem to follow.
   Apr-24-14 Reshevsky-Najdorf (1952) (replies)
perfidious: The Alekhine-Euwe rematch also spun out to the full thirty games, though Alekhine had secured victory a full five games before the end.
   Apr-24-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
perfidious: <hedgeh0g: So much for the self-appointed custodian of virtue and civility from Texas: a man whose moral compass is dominated by the identities of the victims/perpetrators rather than the actions themselves. What a joke.> Maybe Mr Morality shall be so good as to hold forth ...
   Apr-24-14 Staunton vs E Williams, 1851 (replies)
perfidious: <Dom> One more transpositional maze comes after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 e5, from which I recall seeing Petrovs as well-believe it was after 4.Bxc4 exd4 5.exd4, though I am no expert on all that.
   Apr-24-14 K Croxen vs C Mays, 1993
perfidious: <Dom> Hmm, thought never occurred to me. Charlie was never one for mainstream theory; one of our five games featured 4....Be7, with another going 1.e4 e6 2.Qe2 Be7. When submitting this to CG, managed not to put the correct venue in there, but have sent on a correction ...
   Apr-24-14 J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890
perfidious: <john b> Two decent players debated 5.Bxf7+ Ke7 6.Bd5 (Karpov's choice when confronted with the Traxler) on a number of occasions at our club in the 1990s. It has always seemed better from the objective point of view as well as subjectively--why should White give his ...
   Apr-24-14 Jeremy Lim (replies)
perfidious: <Me-lo> is talking from both sides of his mouth: he wants a max contract, for Jackson to infuse the team with a mysterious reserve of talent pronto and a return to winning ways, despite a roster which has little to offer, come to contending, and a meddlesome owner. Matters ...
   Apr-24-14 Mikhail Tal (replies)
perfidious: <Rookiepawn> Meeting him was a distinct pleasure.
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  Jim Bartle: Perfidious has kindly offered to teach you by playing a marathon high-stakes game with you.
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  visayanbraindoctor: <perfidious: Hope things are as well as they can be, given the unfortunate happenings in your country.>

Thank you.

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  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).
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  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.

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  sevenseaman: Thanks <perfidious>. Your concern is touching, indeed.
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  brankat: Wishing You all the best for the coming Holiday season!
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  KKDEREK: Merry Christmas bro, happy holidays!
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  TheFocus: Merry Christmas <perfidious>.
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  OhioChessFan: <Outside of chess, Karpov has been linked to the company Petromir, which allegedly found a natural gas field.>

"Reportedly" might be a touch better than "allegedly", which carries a bit of a negative connotation.

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  TheFocus: Happy New Year <perfidious>!
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  Domdaniel: <perf> Good to see you mention Romanishin in your profile. People tend to overlook him today, but he remains one of my favourite players. I've always liked his 3...Be7 line in the French, though I've rarely played it.
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  morfishine: <perfidious> I just received my copy of 'The Chess Mind' and absolutely love it! Thank you very much for this insightful recommendation! I will post a recommendation in the Chess Book forum mentioning you
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  MarkFinan: Spassky vs Larry Evans, 1962

I saw you post a link to this game somewhere earlier and I just went through it. Very good game I must say. Spassky isn't really my cup of tea but I do like that.

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  Benzol: <Alan> The next time I see Tony, which should be soon I'll ask if he ever spent time in the States. He does have a games file here. Anthony James Booth
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  Benzol: The man you met might be A J Booth
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  waustad: <perfidious: <waustad> What do you think of Indians' chances this upcoming season?>

I'm worried about starting pitching most of all. For them to match last year's win total so much has to go right. The "clutch hitting" stats and babip probably aren't sustainable so they'll need more from Cabrera, Swisher and Bourne at least. If Axford and Pestano both return to the performance from a couple of years ago that will be a big help in a rebuilt bullpen. Masterson has to pitch like an ace and everybody needs to stay healthy among starters. Can Bauer get his head screwed on straight? Calloway got Ubaldo straightened out so anything is possible. There are too many ifs to predict a playoff run, but it would be nice.

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  Benzol: <Alan> Had a talk to Tony Booth and he said he was only in the US in 1964 so it must have been someone else you had contact with.

GM Short kicked my backside earlier today. I'll post the game later either in my forum or on my player page.

Cheers matey.


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  Check It Out: Dude, this guy is trolling all your games. User: Moszkowski012273
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  TheFocus: <perfidious> I think that <Moszkowski012273> is a secret fan of yours. He plays through all your games and pretends to not like them.

He may even have a little crush on you. Watch out in case he starts sending you flowers or candy.

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  Karpova: <TheFocus: He plays through all your games and pretends to not like them.>

He doesn't even do that:

<Moszkowski012273: I'm not accomplishing anything and don't care if anybody believes me. In fact you shouldn't I haven't gone through a single game of his.> A Shaw vs E Perelshteyn, 1996

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  morfishine: Pink Floyd #1
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  Fusilli: Hey <perfidious>, it is unusual to see Romanishin listed as a favorite player, when there are scores of objectively stronger players to pick. What do you like about him?
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  WCC Editing Project:

**CURRENT DRAFT UNDER INSPECTION FOR PROMOTION: Game Collection: WCC: Botvinnik-Bronstein 1951

**DUE DATE- THE DAY I WILL SUBMIT THIS DRAFT TO <Daniel>: Submission Day <<<Sunday, 27 April (Korean time)>>>

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