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|Dec-19-08|| ||jessicafischerqueen: quack
Although it might appear that I'm simply insane, for periodically posting the word "quack"-- in fact there is method to this madness.
I often use it as a "marker"-- so when I click on the forum from my forum's kibbutzing list, I don't have to click on "next page". That's what the current "quack" is for.
Yes, that's how lazy I am.
<Best Squab in Show> is quite an honor....
|Dec-19-08|| ||Eyal: <Jess, Deffi, WannaBe> Thanks a lot! It's a real honor to win this <coveted and prestigious award>, as Jess likes to call it:-)|
|Dec-19-08|| ||malthrope: Me too <Eyal> :)
|Dec-19-08|| ||Eyal: Thanks, <Mal>. Congrats to you too for winning the Best Profile award, you certainly deserve it.|
|Dec-19-08|| ||Eyal: <Jess: I suggest putting your <Caspar Award> on the mantelpiece>|
I just did. As you said last year - <Well the coveted and prestigious "MannBee"-- It looks just like a Lion!! With a great long snout, and eats ants.>
|Dec-19-08|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Well it's all the sweeter for you now, <squabba>, that you didn't "rush in" to getting one last year.|
Instead, you chose a "quieter route"-- via <investment banking>, and racking up a banner year of permanent valuable analysis on dozens and dozens of important chess games. You are making your mark on <living chess history>....
One might think you were a professional chess historian, except that being a <famous narratologist> certainly pays better.
Mrs. Ron Anchovy
|Dec-19-08|| ||hms123: <Eyal> congratulations!|
|Dec-19-08|| ||Eyal: Thanks, <hms>.|
|Dec-19-08|| ||Eyal: <Mrs. Ron Anchovy> Speaking of chess history, I've been going lately over Fischer's games from the earlier Interzonals of 1958 & 1962 - you might want to link them to the <ROUTE TO GLORY> in your profile.
(Game Collection: Interzonals 1958: Portoroz; Game Collection: Interzonals 1962: Stockholm) |
It's interesting to note that in 1958, at the age of 15 and his first really big tournament, Fischer was not so averse to short draws (there's the well-known case of Averbakh vs Fischer, 1958, for example), as long as they served his general plan... As he reportedly said before the Interzonal, when asked to explain his complete confidence in his qualifying chances: "I will always be able to catch five 'rabbits', who I will defeat, and with the rest I will draw." "And if you lose a game?" "well, then I'll have to catch a sixth rabbit". In the end (http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/586...) he caught six rabbits - one of them being Larsen, but that was a terrible tournament for him - and lost two games; still enough, though by a very close margin.
His opening play was still shaky sometimes, and in several games he got a very bad position from the start - twice he managed to win despite of it against much weaker opponents (G Fuster vs Fischer, 1958; Fischer vs R T Cardoso, 1958), but once he got completely crushed (Benko vs Fischer, 1958 - great game by his PAL). Sometimes, as White, he let slip very quickly any trace of opening advantage and winning prospects (Fischer vs O Neikirch, 1958; Fischer vs Panno, 1958).
But some of his great strengths are already apparent. For example, his expertise in the Sicilian with both White (Fischer vs Larsen, 1958 - a textbook example of beating the Dragon) and Black (Gligoric vs Fischer, 1958 - employing a great novelty in a razor-sharp line, to secure a draw in the last-round game), as well as his sense for endgames. With a bulldog tenacity he manages to win a theoretically drawn rook endgame (Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1958), he wins a great B vs. N endgame of the kind that was to become his trademark (the game with Cardoso), and holds a very tough endgame against Petrosian (Petrosian vs Fischer, 1958).
|Dec-19-08|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Squabba>
I can't thank you enough for the game collection links, and also your
<important historical article> about <Bobby>.
It is very excellent because you post the specific game hyperlinks.
Ok so I'm updating my <Profile> again, and you see the post you just made?
The one right above this one.
Not below-- above--
What I want to do is put it in my <ARTICLES ABOUT BOBBY FISCHER> section.
I know that you know how to make the <Forum hyperlink> so that when you click on it-- it takes you to the EXACT PLACE THE POST is-- not just the correct page of the forum-- but so the EXACT POST is first there on the screen.
When you get time, could you make one of those <forum links> that puts your post there at the top of the page?
Then I can list the Article and the hyperlink (which you would supply) in the <Articles Section>.
You can make a title, or I can if you like:
<Young Fischer- An Appraisal of His Chess Strength> by Eyal Segal
<Why is this Kid scowling at me?> by Paul Keres
|Dec-20-08|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Heh..
Arguably <Topalov the Greatest Player in History> is rounding into form at an opportune time...>
See my FENS in my forum!!!
Mrs. likes to make FENs
|Dec-20-08|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <squabba>@
<Niels> helped me put the proper <Squabbalink> in my Profile so now your article will be immortal.
And easy to find!!
|Dec-20-08|| ||Eyal: <Jess> Very glad you liked the bit about Fischer. I wasn't thinking about it as an "article" exactly, but well - maybe I can now add it to my CV list of publications...|
Yeah, Topalov is in great form - has been since Bilbao. His win over Sviler (Topalov vs Svidler, 2008) is very impressive too. And right now he seems to be doing very well against him again... see http://chessok.com/broadcast/?key=c... or http://pgn.chessdom.com/pearl-sprin...
|Dec-20-08|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Thanks for the extra links...
You might be labelled <King Link>...
With <Top> on Top, you cant just <Sviddle> about with the pieces..
HE'S A WRECKING CREW
|Dec-20-08|| ||jessicafischerqueen: I did it <Squabba>!!|
And I'm sure I counted right this time too.
|Dec-21-08|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Exciting news <Squaba>!!|
I have a new theory!
Which is mine, the theory of which belongs to me.
Viz- Remember "The Turk" Chess computer--? It was really just a guy in a box.
OK here is my theory....
<Google Translator> IS JUST <GM Shipov> in a box!!!
Here is my proof:
Here is the <Google translation> of <Anand> explaining a fine point in one of the WC games:
< And then, that is correct, ran away me the time. During the portion I, I thought get the farmers with slow maneuvers, but that is not possible>
Ok if that's not <GM Shipov> I'll eat my other shoe.
I just figured out a while ago that when <GM Shipov> talks about "Elephants", he means <Bishops> and not <Rooks>.
Viz-- "Alephs", or counsellors.
I presume by <Farmers>, <GM Shipov> means pawns.
Of course in today's chess, thanks to <Nimzowichthe>, we know just how important <Farmer Structure> is...
PS - you'll be pleased to know I"ve shortened your new nickname to <Squaba>, because it takes too long to type in the extra "b".
Please be advised, however, that the pronunciation remains the same.
I don't want any of this <Skway- bah> nonsense!!
Mrs. Interviewer of film director <Sir Edward Ross>
|Dec-21-08|| ||Eyal: <Mrs. Interviewer of film director Sir Edward Ross> Heh... yes - <Bauernstruktur>; in the bit from Anand's interview which I posted a short while ago in Boomie's forum, it was translated as "this <peasant structure> is weak and the king has nothing in the middle to seek..." |
Speaking of elephants, one of Shipov's funniest comments was after 21.Rxg2 in Anand vs Kramnik, 2008: <rook on g2 looks worse elephant. Fianketto - not her calling.>
Btw, my own theory (which is mine etc.) is that GM Shipov is Google Translator in a box.
|Dec-22-08|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Very good theory <squaba>!!|
And more exciting news-- you are the game of the day!!
Segal vs A W Fox, 1900
|Dec-23-08|| ||Open Defence: http://www.festivuspoles.com/pages/...|
<*Surface Finish: In keeping with the precepts of Festivus, the Festivus Pole is to be "unadorned and lusterless". As such our Festivus Poles™ are provided unfinished -- as extruded -- and you might see die lines and occasional scratches in the surface. Unfinished aluminum will develop a layer of oxidization that may come off as black on your hands while handling. If you wish to avoid this issue, you may coat your Festivus Pole with any commercially available car wax product but you could be crossing the line by being too concerned with outward appearances.
|Dec-23-08|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Heh.. everyone loves <festivus>..|
<Deffi> I just left some more <festivus traditions> for you in my forum...
|Dec-23-08|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Mateo>: Is GM Shipov drunk?|
|Dec-23-08|| ||Eyal: He actually deleted his own post afterwards, so I think the only record of the original post is in Eyal chessforum ... I remember you were also very enthusiastic at the time about Woody's "War of the Worlds Broadcast"-style joke about the draw (Kramnik vs Anand, 2008)|
|Dec-23-08|| ||jessicafischerqueen: heh yes <Woody> practically gave the whole website a heart attack...|
|Dec-23-08|| ||Open Defence: Actually one of the most tedious <Festivus Feats of Strength> is to watch every single minute of <Jingle all the way> and laugh at each and every one of the <Gubernator's> jokes|
|Dec-23-08|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Here is the official <Festivus website> on the "feats of strength" page--|
And it has music playing!!
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