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keypusher
Member since Sep-23-04
Scott Thomson

The Perseus Project: The classics in Greek, Latin & English--hyperlinked

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper...

A page from the Venetus A, the oldest complete manuscript of the Iliad, courtesy of Harvard's Multitext Library:

http://chs119.chs.harvard.edu/venic...

From Google Books, a link to Tarrasch's book on the 1908 world championship. I've translated his notes on the game pages.

http://books.google.com/books?id=0C...

Lasker's book on St. Petersburg 1909

http://www.google.com/books?id=o3eC...

Tarrasch's <Dreihundert Schachpartien>, which covers his career from the beginning through his match with Chigorin in 1893

https://books.google.com/books?id=9...

Chess-play is a good and witty exercise of the mind for some kind of men, and fit for such melancholy, Rhasis holds, as are idle, and have extravagant impertinent thoughts, or troubled with cares, nothing better to distract their mind, and alter their meditations; invented (some say) by the general of an army in famine, to keep soldiers from mutiny: but if it proceed from overmuch study, in such case it may do more harm than good; it is a game too troublesome for some men's brains, too full of anxiety, all out as bad as study; besides it is a testy choleric game, and very offensive to him that loseth the mate. William the Conquerer, in his younger years, playing at chess with the Prince of France (Dauphine was not annexed to that crown in those days) losing a mate, knocked the chess-board about his pate, which was a cause afterwards of much enmity between them.

--Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

"Just because many great chess players were obnoxious jerks, doesn't mean that if you're an obnoxious jerk you're a great chess player."

--AgentRgent

"You are also a machine, as are Anand, Carlsen, Kasparov, and Fischer. You and the others are just inferior machines. Your idea of beautiful chess is simply faulty chess that is not caught in its faults."

--vsaluki

Of course the Fried Liver is unsound. Everybody knows that, especially once they get home and fire up Fritzy and his Friends. Alas, before the post mortem the gods have placed the game.

--Phony Benoni (commenting on a Shirov game)

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   keypusher has kibitzed 20498 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-17-17 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
keypusher: <wannabe> <bob> I checked 1972. Five out of the top 10 made the playoffs, if I'm remembering the playoff teams correctly. 1. Offense has always mattered. 2. The NFL rates defenses by yards allowed. There are reasons for that: --They don't want to penalize defenses ...
 
   Jan-17-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
keypusher: <Bob> The AJC article you posted contained a lot of information about Lewis's 5th congressional district (including, as per al wazir's comment, that it contained about 750,000 people). It also had a map. It ain't Park Place, but you could do a lot worse. ...
 
   Jan-17-17 Carlsen vs Wei Yi, 2017 (replies)
 
keypusher: Live stream: https://livestream.com/accounts/559...
 
   Jan-15-17 Tata Steel (2017) (replies)
 
keypusher: Eljanov still in clear first after beating van Wely. Nice win from Magnus. Selfmate from Adhiban.
 
   Jan-15-17 Carlsen vs R Wojtaszek, 2017 (replies)
 
keypusher: <tamar: Sea about to rush in, Radoslav trying to plug the dyke.> Dykes don't like to be plugged.
 
   Jan-15-17 I Nepomniachtchi vs D Andreikin, 2017
 
keypusher: Probably not what the organizers were hoping for when they invited Nepo.
 
   Jan-14-17 W So vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
 
keypusher: < john barleycorn: <keypusher: ... Why do you talk so much rot about Carlsen?> check the statistics here: http://www.tatasteelchess.com/archi... You do it, if you care. Even before I pointed out to you that Carlsen has 18 wins in his last three appearances here: how ...
 
   Jan-14-17 Ahues vs Rubinstein, 1930
 
keypusher: It's interesting to look at this with an engine. Shredder rates Black as more than a pawn ahead after 17....Kg8 in Alekhine's/Keres' line, and thinks Black is near winning if 18.d5? e4 (19.Qxe4? Bf7 and White is in dire straits). Earlier, rather than 11....Na5, Shredder thought ...
 
   Jan-14-17 O Barda vs Sliwa, 1953
 
keypusher: After 29....Nd6. Nice finale! [DIAGRAM]
 
   Jan-14-17 Eljanov vs R Rapport, 2017 (replies)
 
keypusher: <Jan-14-17 fisayo123: 15...d3? is a serious candidate for coffee house move of the tournament already..> Giving back a pawn looks quite decaf, actually. The genuinely coffeehouse ...Ba6 would have kept the advantage, thought Stockfish.
 
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May-16-16
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  twinlark: <keypusher>

You might be interested in this: http://www.unz.com/article/the-iq-g...

May-17-16
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  keypusher: <Shams> I'm really not playing at all. I've got one online game going with an old friend.

When I did play in recent years I mostly had gone back to the Czech Benoni after a few too many curb stompings with the Vulture. Why do you ask?

<twinlark> Thanks!

May-17-16  Shams: Well I see it so rarely that I can never remember my analysis. As much blitz as I play I still see it only a couple times a year so I end up playing into Black's hands. But John Watson recommends the very simple and seemingly compliant line <4.Qc2 Qa5+ 5.Nc3 Nxc3 6.Bd2 e5 7.Bxc3 Qc7 8.f4 d6 9.Nf3> and now both of Black natural replies, 9.Nd7 and 9...exf4 (the latter given by Vulture guru Stefan Bücker) are met by 10.e3 with promising play for White even if he is gambiting a pawn. I was wondering if you had an opinion on this variation, or any experience in it.
May-18-16
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  keypusher: <shams> Yes, I hated that line. It's one of the reasons I stopped playing the Vulture. It's so hard to deal with that bishop on c3.

http://gameknot.com/analyze-board.p...

I didn't play well in that game by any means, but I never felt anywhere close to equal.

Here's a game by the man himself.

http://gameknot.com/analyze-board.p...

May-18-16  Shams: Ok, I'm calling that a seal of approval. If you ever want to share a line that gave you trouble against the Czech Benoni, I'm all ears. I find that a tougher nut to crack than I feel it should be. Thanks.
May-18-16  Shams: For your troubles.
http://www.newcriterion.com/article...

<The gist of an old joke—it has a dozen local iterations—is that the Loeb Classical Library translations are so baffling that you have to consult the original Greek or Latin on the left-hand page to decipher the English translation on the right.

Funny or not, the wisecrack catches the condescension long directed at the Loebs, that venerable series of Greek and Latin classics in uniform volumes with facing English translations. Professors of classics in particular used to frown upon them. Until recently, merely to be seen on campus with a Loeb was to court scandal. There were gradations of disgrace. Those Loeb editions of Boethius, Bede, and Augustine I saw on the shelves of the professor who taught me Anglo-Saxon: those were permissible for an English scholar. But I, as a classics major, was to eschew the very same volumes. Even as an undergraduate, though I prized my Loeb edition of The Republic, edited and imaginatively annotated by Paul Shorey, I knew better than bring it to my seminar on Plato. That same tact—that same hypocrisy—accounts for the care I took, as a graduate student, to avoid detection as I sifted the used bookshops of Cambridge for second-hand Loebs. For many of us, the pleasure we took in the Loebs was tinged with guilt.

But attitudes are changing. Once treated as evidence of the decline of Western civilization, the Loeb Classical Library is now, in its centennial year, more often regarded as, if not quite a pillar of our culture, at least one of its more enduring and useful props. The centenary invites consideration of how the Loebs have both reflected and, increasingly, shaped our literary culture.>

Jun-14-16
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  keypusher: keypusher: Thanks, Shams. When I got the Iliad and Odyssey I bought the Oxford editions, because I didn't want the English on the facing page (and I liked the pale blue dust jackets). Overambitious, and they've completely fallen apart too. Maybe I'll get the Loebs.
Jun-26-16
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  Chessical: <Keypusher> I would like to have the Chigorin - Gunsberg Match (1890) included in the Tournament Index. I note, however, that you have already assembled the games so you have precedence.

Is this currently an on-going project for you? If it is not may I write it up for submission? If you wish, it could be a joint enterprise.

Regards, Chessical.

Jun-27-16
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  keypusher: Hi, Chessical. Please feel free to write it up -- it's a noteworthy match and deserves a page.
Aug-14-16
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  Chessical: I have submitted Game Collection: Chigorin-Gunsberg Match, as a first draft to the Biographers' Bistro consideration and comments.

Thank you for agreeing to allow me to clone your collection.

Oct-06-16
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  tpstar: <keypusher> Happy Birthday!!
Oct-06-16  Pulo y Gata: <keypusher: <Pulo y Gata: Proving, simply, that there's no good in byes.> :-)

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

And may you have a great day today. Happy birthday, <keypusher>!

Oct-06-16
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  WannaBe: Happy Boithday, <keypusher>!!
Oct-06-16
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  Travis Bickle: Happy Birthday Maestro Keypusher!
Oct-06-16
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  Keyser Soze: Happy birthday!!
Oct-07-16
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  brankat: Please accept my belated congrats. Happy Birthday!
Oct-14-16
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  keypusher: <shams>

I'll give you a name I like-- Tibor Fischer. Either "The Collector Collector" or "The Thought Gang" are a lot of fun. The guy can really write but there's not a trace anywhere in those books of a writer desperate for literary immortality. English novelists tend to be much better about that anyway. Another, maybe even better example is Magnus Mills' dark comic novella "The Restraint of Beasts". What a trifle, but a miracle of sly suggestion. Any one of those three books I'd recommend to you, with a slight lean towards Collector Collector because of your interest in history.

Oct-14-16
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  keypusher: thanks, birthday well-wishers
Oct-14-16  Open Defence: Belated birthday wishes!
Oct-14-16
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  keypusher: <open defence> Thanks, Deffi.
Oct-15-16
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  Benzol: Sorry I missed it too. Belated birthday wishes matey.

:)

Oct-15-16
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  keypusher: Happy to hear from you any time, Paul.
Oct-29-16
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  parmetd: Let me know how it is best to connect.
Oct-29-16
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  WannaBe: <keypusher>, <parmetd> You're going to buy the ticket? I charge 50% match-making fee!! Payable in carrots.
Jan-12-17
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  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/chess.pl?bd=252..."] [Date "2017.01.12"]
[Round "-"]
[White "greenwich"]
[Black "keypusher"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1534"]
[BlackElo "2013"]
[TimeControl "1/1209600"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Termination "normal"]

1. d4 b6 2. e4 Bb7 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bd3 e6 5. Kf1 d5 6. e5 Ne4 7. f3 Nxc3 8. bxc3 c5 9. Rb1 Nc6 10. Be2 Be7 11. f4 Qd7 12. Nf3 O-O-O 13. Kf2 Rdf8 14. Rf1 f6 15. Kg1 Na5 16. Nd2 c4 17. Nf3 Qa4 18. Ra1 Bc6 19. exf6 gxf6 20. Bb2 Be8 21. Qc1 Bg6 22. Ne1 Nb7 23. Qe3 Be4 24. Qh3 Bf5 25. Bg4 Nd6 26. Bxf5 Nxf5 27. Rf2 h5 28. Re2 Qd7 29. Nf3 Bd6 30. g3 Rfg8 31. Kf1 e5 32. Qg2 exf4 33. Bc1 fxg3 34. h3 Re8 35. Ng1 Nh4 36. Rxe8+ Rxe8 37. Qxd5 g2+ 38. Kf2 Bg3+ 39. Kxg3 Qxd5 0-1

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