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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. 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: http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/eve...

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   perfidious has kibitzed 12300 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-20-14 I Radulov vs Larsen, 1972 (replies)
 
perfidious: <TheFocus> In your variation, Black has not yet played ....e4.
 
   Apr-20-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
perfidious: My preference would also be for term limits, though I too wonder whether things have gone beyond the point of no return.
 
   Apr-20-14 WCC Editing Project chessforum (replies)
 
perfidious: See y'all in the rest of the world in ten years or so! Guess I'd best pack the sheepskin coats, gloves with Thinsulate and Sorel boots-the winters are long out there, I'm told.
 
   Apr-20-14 Adams vs Naiditsch, 2013 (replies)
 
perfidious: <Refused> That is how self-proclaimed 2500-types are allowed to move rooks. Doesn't work for we ordinary players.
 
   Apr-20-14 Ljubojevic vs Korchnoi, 1987
 
perfidious: One critical difference between the ending on the board after 18....Rxf3 in this game and the following from Opening Explorer is that in the actual Dilworth, White has indeed played Bc2 early on: [DIAGRAM] One pitfall to be avoided is 20.Re1?? Bh3.
 
   Apr-20-14 Tal vs Benko, 1959
 
perfidious: The Opening Oracle here does not handle certain transpositions at all well, in particular Sicilians of the Maroczy Bind variety. One sure way to gum up the works is to begin 1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 g6 6.e4. Opening Explorer
 
   Apr-20-14 john barleycorn chessforum
 
perfidious: Osprey puts the move on its dinner: http://www.cbssports.com/golf/eye-o...
 
   Apr-20-14 Gashimov Memorial (2014) (replies)
 
perfidious: <Bobwhoosta> Had no idea--just figured you were covering all the bases! You aren't the only poster who indulges himself in tongue-in-cheek humour.
 
   Apr-20-14 S Shankland vs J L Hammer, 2014 (replies)
 
perfidious: 'Do you expect me to talk?' 'No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die!' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx9...
 
   Apr-20-14 Alan O'Brien
 
perfidious: <offramp: This malcontent has been disturbing Edward Winter again:> Which one? How many of you <are> there, anyway?
 
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Nov-03-13
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  hedgeh0g: Alright, cheers!
Nov-03-13
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  Jim Bartle: Perfidious has kindly offered to teach you by playing a marathon high-stakes game with you.
Nov-11-13
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  visayanbraindoctor: <perfidious: Hope things are as well as they can be, given the unfortunate happenings in your country.>

Thank you.

Nov-13-13
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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).
Nov-30-13
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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.

Dec-04-13
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  sevenseaman: Thanks <perfidious>. Your concern is touching, indeed.
Dec-24-13
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  brankat: Wishing You all the best for the coming Holiday season!
Dec-24-13
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  KKDEREK: Merry Christmas bro, happy holidays!
Dec-24-13
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  chancho: http://www.hdwallpapersinn.com/wp-c...
Dec-24-13
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  TheFocus: Merry Christmas <perfidious>.
Dec-27-13
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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.

Dec-31-13
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  TheFocus: Happy New Year <perfidious>!
Jan-21-14
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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.
Jan-30-14
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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
Jan-31-14
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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.

Feb-21-14
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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
Feb-21-14
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  Benzol: The man you met might be A J Booth
Feb-24-14
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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.

Mar-01-14
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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.

:)

Mar-06-14
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  Check It Out: Dude, this guy is trolling all your games. User: Moszkowski012273
Mar-06-14
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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.

Mar-06-14
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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

Apr-01-14
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  morfishine: Pink Floyd #1
Apr-17-14
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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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