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|Jan-31-13|| ||Jim Bartle: Dennis Johnson! Tom Burleson?|
|Jan-31-13|| ||Check It Out: Jim - yes, freckle-face DJ! Lenny Wilkins. Who was that lefty center Seattle had for awhile? He had a real flat sky hook that rarely went through the hoop...|
|Jan-31-13|| ||Check It Out: Oh, I think I'm thinking of the Big Smooth who came later...|
|Jan-31-13|| ||Jim Bartle: You must mean Sam Perkins, the guy who always looked as if he were about to fall asleep. Good player, though.|
|Feb-01-13|| ||Shams: Xavier McDaniel had his moments too, plus a cameo in "Singles".|
|Feb-01-13|| ||chancho: <Check It Out> You might be referring to Marvin Webster...|
|Feb-01-13|| ||Check It Out: <chancho> I thought that too - was he a lefty?|
|Feb-01-13|| ||chancho: <Check It Out: Was he a lefty?>|
|Feb-01-13|| ||Check It Out: That's the lefty skyhook I remember! Thanks, chancho.|
|Feb-07-13|| ||Abdel Irada: After our last <Kenneth Rogoff> posts about Israel/Palestine, I hazard two "guesses":|
(1) <HeMateMe> has been urgently called away from the forum and won't be back until late tomorrow.
(2) When <HMM> does return, he will happen to overlook our posts and will continue his arguments precisely as though they'd never been made.
|Feb-08-13|| ||Travis Bickle: <Abdel Irada> Do you always talk politics?|
|Feb-08-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <Travis>: That question is easily answered, and you needn't take my word for it: Just visit my user profile and see where I've kibitzed.|
|Apr-02-13|| ||gauer: <If Magnus is Magnum, who is Higgins?> Sean K Higgins visited the World open.|
|Apr-03-13|| ||Shams: <gauer> It simply won't do if our Higgins isn't old enough to drink wine.|
|Apr-11-13|| ||FSR: <Shams> Dunno if you noticed, but <perfidious> also responded to your question about what to do with one's DSB in the Reversed Benoni. The most intelligent response of the lot, I'd say.|
|Apr-12-13|| ||Shams: <FSR> Thanks. Very interesting.|
|Apr-13-13|| ||Travis Bickle: Shams I want to apologize to you for the racial slur I called you the other day. I'm sorry.
|Apr-13-13|| ||Shams: <Travis> No worries man. If we ever have to share a camel though, you're taking the back hump.|
|May-12-13|| ||technical draw: <Shams> Check out this spanish language chess site:|
|May-30-13|| ||Check It Out: It's on! Your Anchor vs. My Lagunitas; Oh, and a chess game! :)|
|May-30-13|| ||perfidious: Things between <Anchor> and <Lagunitas> is getting serious.....just have to stay clear of them shards of glass as this one's fought to the finish.|
|Jun-04-13|| ||FSR: <Shams> I mentioned a while back on my forum the opening preparation technique practiced by Gopal S Menon, reportedly by some GMs, and now by me. It seems to be working out OK for Gopal: he just tied for first in the under-2300 section of the Chicago Open. http://www.uschess.org/assets/msa_j... Another of my GameKnot opponents has fallen into an opening trap. I've now added the stem game for it to my black repertoire database: D Belotelov vs Psakhis, 1995.|
|Jun-05-13|| ||Tomlinsky: Helo there <Shams>/<FSR>. Just noseying in on your conversation regarding prepartion of repertoire using a database and a collection of stem games covering the major variations if you don't mind.|
I use this method also, using Chessbase, but take it ne step further by creating a book out of the stem games (after chopping down some of the lines) and using it to force Houdini/Rybka/etc into my repertoire and playing the games out. It makes it easier, to me at least, being able to have the book tab open while learning the lines and also altering the weightings of responses and adding to/adjusting weighting of lines within the book as the playing season progresses according to responses, results and further study.
It takes a little time to set up but is principly the same system <FSR> mentions but building up one repertoire database based on practical experience. I used to use Chess Position Trainer after collating the stem games, which also works very well, but found the system of more practical use within the playing program itself rather than purely via a database.
I pretty much use only a personalised book within the chess program interface these days achieving middlegame/endgame positions that I will actually encounter OTB. The handicap modes within the Fritz interface are very handy for rattling out strategies for each variation (hardest mode of course) and get to understand the positions and patterns better.
|Jun-05-13|| ||Shams: Man, you guys aren't fooling around. I'm not sure if I feel inspired or enervated. I suppose it's time to see what I can do with Shredder...obviously it would be a dream to get tournament positions I had book-and-engine repetitions on.|
|Jun-05-13|| ||FSR: <Tomlinsky> Sounds interesting. Indeed, you're not kidding around, as <Shams> said. (He included me in there, but it sounds you're well beyond me in your preparation techniques.) Once I get my more primitive system down pat, maybe I'll try taking it in the direction you suggest. Thanks for the ideas. As I've said on my forum, I want to become a FIDE Master. Developing my opening repertoire to the nth degree should surely be very helpful in that endeavor, especially in these days of fast time controls. With all the tools available today, it's infinitely easier to construct a very strong opening repertoire than it was in the olden days.|
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