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technical draw
Member since Nov-18-03
Real Name: Classified
Whereabouts: Classified
Chess rating: estimated ELO 1900 (Would you believe 1800?)

Voted Funniest Kibitzer 8 years in a row. Lost to the great <WannaBe>.

Inventor of the successful Secret Formula to win the pick 3 lottery

Favorite word on a forum:
VolkStacheWagenBierFarfeigNeuggon.

Beethoven:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6M...

Tchaikovsky:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMV...

Brahms Violin Concerto w/Hillary Hahn:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFl...

The greatest musical talent of the 20th century was female. Probably the name is unknown to many. Her name:

Nadia Boulanger

Carlos Gardel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tG...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfL...

TD playing the violin in Carnegie Hall or somewhere else. https://scontent-b-mia.xx.fbcdn.net...

"If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,
let my right hand forget her cunning
If I do not remember thee,
let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth;
if I prefer not (an undivided) Jerusalem above my chief joy..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yasz...

Technical draw is a fictional character living in the collective vision of chess games.com who has little relationship to the real technical draw; a neurotic and insecure figure obsessively clinging to the promise of power and wealth as if it were the only meaning in his life. -(apologies to Daniel Greenfield (Sultan Knish).

"I must believe that something extraordinary is possible" -Jennifer Connelly from A Beautiful Mind.

How the CIA operates (long read):

http://canadafreepress.com/2006/tho...

If you're giving away money e-mail me at goodchessactor(at)gmail.com

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   technical draw has kibitzed 17965 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-28-17 technical draw chessforum
 
technical draw: <Boomie> . The former actor John wasn't making too many movies. John waned.
 
   Apr-27-17 Kramnik vs Mamedyarov, 2017 (replies)
 
technical draw: Did Kramnik ever have drawing chances towards the end? There will be a lot to analyze there.
 
   Apr-27-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
technical draw: And why do all my chess games that I play as black end 1-love?
 
   Apr-26-17 A M Swank vs Fischer, 1956
 
technical draw: Thanks for your input <Phony Benoni>. And it took only 7 years!
 
   Apr-23-17 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
 
technical draw: This is for you <WannaBe>. I'm sure you'll enjoy it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXi...
 
   Apr-23-17 Yuriy Kryvoruchko
 
technical draw: Wow. a 2700 player I never heard of. Anyway congratulations on hitting that distinctive rating.
 
   Apr-22-17 Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 (replies)
 
technical draw: Game drawn.
 
   Apr-21-17 Aronian vs Yifan Hou, 2017 (replies)
 
technical draw: Chancho is right. So loses.
 
   Apr-20-17 Aronian vs Naiditsch, 2017 (replies)
 
technical draw: Aronian wins and takes the lead.
 
   Apr-19-17 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Yifan Hou, 2017 (replies)
 
technical draw: VL wins!
 
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Mar-26-17
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  technical draw: This is a better documentary about Karen Carpenter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t9...

Mar-26-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: I bet you didn't know about this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minne...

Mar-26-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: One of the biggest pieces of psychological horse manure I have ever encountered is the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory test. Why it's still around I don't know. I won't explain it but if you want to know more have at it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minne...

Mar-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: In my study of human stampedes I have learned that the movement of people takes on a wave appearance. You can see that in a single file, long queue. When the person in front abandons the line a space appears. This space is then occupied by the second in line. This space then appears to be moving in opposite direction to the flow of people.

(Posted for TD's reference only).

Mar-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Escaping a crush:

After you're pushed forward, like in a wave there's a lull. In that lull is your chance to move, and the way you move is on a diagonal, between pockets of people. There's always space between people. A couple of steps sideways, another wave surge, then another couple of steps in the next lull. You work your way out that way till you get to the periphery.

But: After a point you can't get out, it doesn't matter how big you are, how strong you are. After a certain point you're trapped.

Mar-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Darn I'm playing the white side of a Sicilian and somehow I always play 9. 0-0-0. Thing is I hate that move but always wind up playing it. Darn opening explorer!
Mar-31-17  falso contacto: We use to listen to the Carpenters arriving to Bariloche from Buenos Aires after a 24+ hours drive. Then my uncle the priest would sing Zamba de mi esperanza or Estas son las maņanitas.
Apr-12-17  falso contacto: Che que tengas buen Pesaj. Dios te bendiga.
Apr-13-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Gracias <falso contacto>>.
Apr-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: אֵל מָלֵא רַחֲמִים שׁוֹכֵן בַּמְּרוֹמִים, הַמְצֵא מְנוּחָה נְכוֹנָה עַל כַּנְפֵי הַשְּׁכִינָה בְּמַעֲלוֹת קְדוֹשִׁים וטְהוֹרִים כְּזוֹהַר הָרָקִיעַ מַזְהִירִים (אֶת נִשְׁמַת (ל ואני ,שֶׁהָלַכָה לְעוֹלָמה בַּעֲבוּר שֶׁנָדְבוּ צְדָקָה בְּעַד הַזְכָּרַת נִשְׁמָתה .בְּגַן עֵדֶן תְּהֵא מְנוּחָתה לָכֵן בַּעַל הָרַחֲמִים ,יַסְתִּירֵהָ בְּסֵתֶר כְּנָפָיו לְעוֹלָמִים ,וְיִצְרֹר בִּצְרוֹר הַחַיִּים אֶת נִשְׁמָתה ה' הוּא נַחֲלָתה, וְתנוּחַ ,בְּשָׁלוֹם עַל מִשְׁכָּבהּ וְנֹאמַר אָמֵן
Apr-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neD...
Apr-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: No doubt about it. Mozart was a jazz man. In the Requiem above you can hear the blues horn in the Tuba Mirum. Also a lot of his piano sonatas have jazz scales. So I proclaim Mozart the first Jazz composer!
Apr-16-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Last Saturday was my mother's birthday. We had a great family reunion wth cousins, nieces, and nephews coming in from different states.

Of course I couldn't let this crowd go away without doing my stand-up. The first one was great, a routine I call left-right similar to Abbott and Costello's Who's on first. It was really great and I got a huge applause.

Of course I couldn't let good enough alone so I did a second routine with a tepid response. That didn't stop me though because i did a third routine and really bombed!

Which proves the saying "always leave them wanting for more". The only thing I got out of it was a horrendous sore throat that now I have to go to the doctor tomorrow. Who said comedy was funny?

Apr-16-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: <TD> I can see your problem right away.

You should have reversed the order. Next time, instead of 1-2-3, try 3-2-1. Then they would have forgotten the crummy first set and you would have been heralded as a comedic hero.

This review was not free. I expect payment of $20, preferably in small bills. Please leave them in a paper sack on a bench at the bus station.

Apr-17-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Well I just got back from the Doc. One thing I learned is when you think you have a cold or the flu forget all the OTC medicines. They're a big rip off. Head for the doctor and get some real medicine; antivirals or anti-bacterials. Treat the cause and not the symptoms.

<TheFocus> . Thanks for that advice but I'm getting rid of routines 2 and 3. 1 is a winner and I have another one in production to replace the losers. I left your $20 at the bus station but a bum picked it up 2 seconds after I dropped it off. Man those guys are fast!

Apr-17-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: That bums me out. I was counting on that money.

Uh... can I borrow $20.

Apr-17-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: <TheFocus> <Uh... can I borrow $20.>

No. But if you write a good joke I might pay $20 for it. (emphasis on might).

Apr-17-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: <technical draw: <TheFocus> <Uh... can I borrow $20.>

<No. But if you write a good joke I might pay $20 for it. (emphasis on might).>

I'm no <WannaBe>.

Nor am I a wallaby.

Apr-23-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Dixieland from two of the greats:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfH...

Apr-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: I think I'll wax philosophical today. It's better than waxing my car.
Apr-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Just don't wax it with ear wax.
Apr-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: <TheFocus>. I didn't know you could wax your ears. You learn something new everyday.
Apr-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Boomie: <technical draw: <TheFocus>. I didn't know you could wax your ears.>

Mine are waned.

Apr-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: You can't wax your car with wax from your ear. Only from a turtle.
Apr-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: <Boomie> . The former actor John wasn't making too many movies. John waned.
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