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Member since Oct-21-04 · Last seen Apr-27-15
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The names of the chess pieces in 73 languages:

Dump the World Championship. Chess should be like tennis: four majors a year.

"I believe what a man tells me about himself. Until he tells me something different, and then I believe that." -- Ray Bradbury

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   Shams has kibitzed 18938 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-26-15 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Shams: <Agree - 'giving' someone the last word is a disingenuous ploy, masquerading as 'salon' bonhomie...> A ploy for what, exactly? I'm curious.
   Apr-25-15 FSR chessforum (replies)
Shams: <parisattack> Is that one worth a little money? I already spend enough time looking at *today*'s opening theory. I just slaughtered a CM in blitz:
   Apr-22-15 Nigel Short (replies)
Shams: <hedgeh0g> Spot on. Out of curiosity, do you have a problem with Short's candor on this matter given that he used to coach the Iranian women's team? If I had a daughter I'd be thrilled to have Short teach her; I have no doubt he's a fine teacher. On the whole though I wouldn't ...
   Apr-22-15 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
Shams: From a Mariners fan forum: <The Aís would have gladly lost by this score. Instead, they lost to the Angels 14-1. How bad was it? Well, Iím glad you didnít ask. It was so bad that their best pitcher was Ike Davis, their first baseman. He pitched a perfect 8th inning, which was ...
   Apr-20-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Shams: <Jim Bartle> I'd have picked "Lay Lady Lay" as an example. Seriously, listen from 1:30 on in "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight". Ok, his bad singing just makes the song better if you're a fan, but objectively speaking bad is what it is:
   Apr-18-15 Reshevsky vs B W Dunn, 1921 (replies)
Shams: <RookFile> Sure looks like it.
   Apr-18-15 Appaz chessforum (replies)
Shams: Hi <Appaz>! The "a" is very important. "A bandit country" vs "bandit country". The latter (without the 'a', and as <Tiggler> wrote it) just means that there is some stretch of land where there are bandits; here 'country' means something like "wilderness" and not "nation" ...
   Apr-17-15 Miklos Torok
   Apr-17-15 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
Shams: Thank you.
   Apr-17-15 chancho chessforum (replies)
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