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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...

The great Maria Callas in the sextet from Lucia de Lammermoor. (Well, Maria Callas and 5 other great singers):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh-...

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...

"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.

"When You have a brilliant mind you have a special obligation"

"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...

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   technical draw has kibitzed 18479 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-21-17 bubuli55 chessforum
 
technical draw: Thank you, too.
 
   Oct-20-17 technical draw chessforum (replies)
 
technical draw: Paint Your Wagon.
 
   Oct-18-17 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
technical draw: I may be suffering the aftermath of Maria however, Yankees Win!, Toma!
 
   Sep-17-17 chancho chessforum (replies)
 
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   Sep-15-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
technical draw: One of the strangest events to come out of the UK in recent years. This is the BBC documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTp...
 
   Sep-15-17 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
 
technical draw: <BP> You said this back on Sept 5th: <Clearly, segregation does not automatically imply racism.> I agree and when I catch up reading the rest of the posts I might add my own opinion. I lived through the Jim Crow era so I have personal experience that I can use.
 
   Sep-15-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
 
technical draw: A very interesting and fun tournament so far. Aronian looks like he might win it, So is still in the running, Rapport might surprise, a Chinese GM might be the next world champion, and old Chucky cannot be discarded just yet (but almost). It's been a worthwhile experience. ...
 
   Sep-13-17 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
 
technical draw: <Smart kid. You said "show you $20".> After the first time the little brat would say, "I've already seen them." But I got even. He pays for my membership here and I get all my 20's back. My son is rich now but one thing he learned from me: Be generous. Giving is how you
 
   Sep-11-17 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
technical draw: Irma seemed to have left her wrath for the lesser Antilles. Otherwise she was a lot of rattle but little rocks.
 
   Sep-06-17 Wei Yi vs R Rapport, 2017 (replies)
 
technical draw: <Where's Steven?> Not here yet. But we have Irma.
 
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They called the wind Maria

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Sep-20-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Hope you are doing well, just read all of Puerto Rico have lost power.
Sep-20-17  falso contacto: Hey feliz año nuevo!
Sep-25-17  falso contacto: Watch out, there's a storm coming! Is it dangerous? Nah, its Felipe, my nephew, in Miami on vacation.
Oct-01-17  SugarDom: I think power is out in Puerto Rico.

TD hasn't posted for2 weeks.

I hope he's ok.

Oct-06-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Espero que te encuentres bien, <TD>.
Oct-09-17  falso contacto: Obviamente tienen razón.
Oct-13-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Hello all. I thank everyone who has been concerned with my safety and that of chancho. I and all my family are safe. I have no information on chancho.

I have had no electricity or running water on this day 24 of Maria.

THIS is just a short message I am sending on a borrowed tablet.

I may try contacting again as soon as all is restored.

...Yet thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear none, for thou are with me..

Again I thank all for your concern.

Your, friend, TD.

Oct-13-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  saffuna: Great to hear from you <td>. I hope your situation gets better soon.
Oct-13-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Hi <technical>

Good to hear from you again!

Keep the spirits up.

Oct-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Me alegro que todo esta bien, <TD>...estoy tratando de llegar a Aguadilla ahora mismo, y la 111 tiene el puente destrozado. Estoy cojiendo unas rutas panoramicas que no le recomiendo a mi peor enemigo. Calles pequeñas en altas montañas con carros pasando al lado opuesto causando tapones. Si sabia que esto iba a ser asi, no hubiera salido en este viaje. Aaaargh!
Oct-17-17  falso contacto: Qué bueno que estén bien los dos. Si necesitan algo avisen.
Oct-18-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: A month after Maria. Still no power and no running water. However more was lost in the Korean War. Just hunkering down and patiently waiting for things to normalize. I have some gallows humor I will post as soon as I get used to working this tiny keyboard with my fat fingers. Cheers.
Oct-18-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  saffuna: Maybe this makes no sense, but there are excellent water purifiers made for hikers and climbers. Simple to use, cost about $30. Why not buy 100,000 of them and send them to PR?
Oct-18-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Hi,saffuna. That's a good idea. We have a lot of cooks here spoiling the broth. Fema, Corp of Engineers, local government, US Army, and a lot of electrical power workers from different states. I think the water problem should be solved in a few days. But it's the electrical power that's the main problem.

I believe power in my area won't be restored before Thanksgiving.

Anyway, my individual crisis period is about over. I'm getting used to the dark and getting to bed early. I've also lost about 25 pounds which is a Good thing.

I gotta go, Enrique the rat is back.

Oct-18-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Aren't you surrounded by water? Send some this way to CA, we are burning down...
Oct-19-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Hi, Wannabe. I'm glad you're here. Please return my Mango tree that landed in your back yard. I'm sorry about the California wildfires but I can't send water through the internet.
Oct-19-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: The rain is tess, the fire is joe and...just wondering about your forum name.
Oct-19-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Hi, Benzol. I'm just dedicating the song to hurricane Maria. Thanks for visiting. I hope all is well with you.
Oct-19-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <technical draw: Hi, Benzol. I'm just dedicating the song to hurricane Maria.>

Since they, "Call the Wind Maria."

<American singer, songwriter and producer Mariah Carey was named after this song.>

How come you call it, "Maria?"

Good to see you back td.

Oct-19-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: <TD> At least you don't have to drive several miles looking for a wifi signal with your cell phone...

Had water for one day and now it's gone again.

POOF!

It was a mirage!

Electricity?

Hahaha...

Wishful thinking, Holmes!

Oct-20-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Diceman1-Its the Harve Presnell song from PaintNT You Wagon.

Chancho. I have electricity, in my dreams that is.

Oct-20-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Paint Your Wagon.
Oct-21-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  NakoSonorense: <TD> & <chancho>

Glad you two are ok! I hope all goes back to normal soon.

A echarle ganas!

Oct-21-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Gracias, <Nako.>

Aqui con mi esposa esperando ver Blade Runner 2049.

Aunque resulte una buena porqueria por lo menos nos entretenemos un poco, <given the circumstances...>

Oct-21-17  falso contacto: Lol. Muy bien.
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