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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 20631 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-02-16 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
perfidious: Trump is a piece of work. Suppose he has ever heard the name Desiree Washington?
 
   May-02-16 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
perfidious: <Calli> Simple statistical probability--had to have <one> such game amidst all the clunkers.
 
   May-02-16 Borislav Ivanov
 
perfidious: <Dom....The Cork incident (of computer assistance) had some media coverage at the time, but I don't have a link to hand. I know that the Irish Chess Union debated it at length, and the young man who was caught with a computer even turned up at a hearing with a lawyer. The ICU ...
 
   May-02-16 Carlsen vs M Gagunashvili, 2006
 
perfidious: <pinhead king: Terrible. I can take games from Carlsen in bullett (sic)/blitz easily.> Watching that spectacle unfold would doubtless prove highly edifying.
 
   May-02-16 Ultimate Blitz Challenge (2016) (replies)
 
perfidious: <tolengoof....Please note that only Wesley has a plus score against Garry among this field. AUGUR OF THINGS TO COME...FULLFILLMENT OF A PROPHECY...RESURRECTION OF BOBBY!!!! Did I hear an AYE?> Yeah, right--only in your empty cranium, reverberating from the self-deception ...
 
   May-02-16 J Lansing vs R Hart, 1907
 
perfidious: <Paul> I detest emoticons, so usually make a small note afterwards to denote my weak attempts at humour. Bad omission this time round.
 
   May-02-16 Yasser Seirawan (replies)
 
perfidious: <Boomie> Would 'Uncle Jim' have been James McCormick , aka 'Dirty Jim'?
 
   May-02-16 Petter Lindborg vs Shirov, 2016
 
perfidious: <Octal: Is 6 ... b5 a known move?> Been around for quite a while.
 
   May-02-16 Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1936
 
perfidious: Alekhine, as I recall, was critical of 9.Qb3 in his annotations and mentioned Colle's move as being better than the game continuation.
 
   May-02-16 Grischuk vs Kamsky, 2016
 
perfidious: Would never have happened if Radjabov were Black--all the thinking would have been in home prep.
 
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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
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  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
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  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
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  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!
Mar-21-16
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  Domdaniel: <perf> It seems that Bernie Sanders is a chessplayer, of sorts - there's a story about him in the current issue of New in Chess.

Have you any further info?

Mar-23-16
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  perfidious: <Dom> Back in spring and summer 1978, Sanders brought his son Levi to our club in Burlington for a time.

Never met either, but recall Bernie: the same curly hair, though it had not yet gone white, resonant voice with the distinctive New York accent.

Was rather a shock when, two years later, he beat the five-term incumbent Democratic mayor to get his start in politics.

One thing sure: Sanders is a man who has known how to pick his spots. After his tenure as mayor, he won a seat in Congress.

While I have not the slightest idea whether Sanders contemplated higher office than the US House of Representatives in those days, he had not a snowball's chance of winning a Senate seat from Vermont, popular though he was in Burlington and Chittenden County, with Patrick Leahy holding down one spot and Robert Stafford, followed by Jim Jeffords having a firm grasp on the other.

Mar-26-16
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  Domdaniel: <perf> Thanks, that's very innaresting.

Though I tend to think that, since chess is of no conceivable use to any politician, the ones who express an interest in the game are to some extent genuine.

Either that, or playing a very long game.

Apr-24-16
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  Boomie: <perfidious>

I just looked at your tournament win and was surprised to see T. J. Cloutier in 9th. He was arguably the best tournament player of his generation.

I had the great pleasure of playing many hours of $20/40 with Johnny Moss, who I consider the Babe Ruth of poker. We enjoyed each other a lot and he told me stories about the "old days".

For example, he was once invited to a game in Kansas City to play Harry Carey. Aside from the baseball announcer, he's never heard of it. But they assured him it was poker and he knew he could thrash the line-up. So he goes to KC and the game starts. The dealer gives everybody 2 cards and there's a round of betting. Then he deals 3 cards face up in the center of the table. Johnny asks him how the game proceeds. He said there's a bet now, then one card and another bet, and finally the last card and a bet. Then he turned to me with a hand shielding his face and said in a stage whisper, "Ya know, I think at that time I was the best Holdem player in the world." I loved that guy.

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