Game Collection: Men's World Championship
<Amsterdam Candidates 1956, and the interzonals Saltjobaden 1948, Stockholm 1952, Biel 1976, Moscow 1982, Toluca 1982, Biel 1985, Taxco 1985, Tunis 1985, Subotica 1987, Szirak 1987, Zagreb 1987, Manila 1990, Biel 1993, and Groningen 1993.>
Well, people, I am shutting down my Forum for now. I probably won't be posting much anymore, probably a post or two a day.
I will continue dropping in to vote on Game Collections and checking in at the Biographer Bistro. If you have a question for me, drop it in there. I will see it.
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Memorable Quotes chessforum
The Kibitzer's Café
The Caissars chessforum
Is actually Nikolai Brunni.
Site record holder for most posts in a day with 221.
Shared two Caissars as one of the Bistro Biographers. Most Constructive (2012) and Best Historian (2012). Game Collection: 1970 Buenos Aires won for Best Collection (2013).
Half White, half Cherokee, half Chippewa, and half Antarcticadian. Now that's a lot of mouths to feed. Plus, he hates when they all get to arguing amongst themselves.
Ambassador to the United Nations for Antarctica. When not on Ambassadoring duties, he raises purebred penguins and has been the chess champion of Antarctica. Lives in Hawaii at the Antarctican Embassy.
Speaks Antarctican, English, and Southern (Country, City and Mountain dialects).
Is a Wickedpedia Editor.
Contributes to Edward Winter's <Chess Notes>. Written newspaper and magazine articles about chess.
Raised in Texas, Georgia, and Itcantgetanycolderthanthis, Antarctica.
Is a martial arts instructor and bodyguard to Hollywood celebrities, government officials and the Mountain Mafia. Shhhhh! Don't mention the Mountain Mafia! "What? Oh yeah. Just forget anything I said about the Mountain Mafia, people. Now, just move along. Nothing to read here."
Employed as a security manager; a librarian at Ye Olde Law Fyrme of Grimm, Grimmer, Grimm and Hucklebuck; and a masseur at Miss Kitty's House of Ladies.
Hobbies include playing the buffalo drum, and raising purebred penguins and dressing them in fancy suits.
He is a Games Editor because Daniel Freeman is a kind and benevolent man and reinstated him to that position after giving <TheFocus> two black eyes.
Excellent poet and short story writer and is currently writing what <parisattack> describes as THE definitive book on Robert Fischer. Now, if only he would get off his fat, lazy butt and finish the darn thing.
Formed the <Injustice League> with <MarkFinan>, <shach matov> and <johnbarleycorn>. Their shared goal is to drink beer, eat pizza, and mock the world for all of its faults.
Gets mad and threatens to leave the site permanently. Again and again and again. This is known around the site as <"pulling a Foci">.
8-time World Champion at Ha Ha Herman! Led the U.S. team to two World Championship team titles and one silver, losing out to Germany after an avalanche in the Swiss Alps. In the fourth and final stint as team captain, his team finished in last place after being stranded on an iceberg in Greenland. They were rescued by some seals. (Not the Navy kind).
Plays the electric Jew’s harp in the Jawaiian reggae band Tropical Thunder.
Plays the regular Jew’s harp in a bluegrass band under the name Too Slim Smitty.
Has a cat named Ping and a dog named Pong. Doesn’t name his fish, but has two pet sharks he named Sharky and Sparky.
Has trained his pet sharks to sit up and beg.
Has counted to infinity and back, using only the odd numbers.
Holds the world record for longest nap ever taken. Woke up, ate a tuna fish sandwich and some Oreos, drank a Yoo Hoo and a RC Cola, and went back to sleep, where he broke his own record.
Is responsible for putting the “sis” in the cheer “sis boom bah.”
Cannot pronounce cimmanum.
Played in the rock band Rock Garden Gnomes.
Has a stuffed armadillo on his desk he calls Puff ‘n Stuff. (This is also what he calls his stash.)
Ended that whole virginity thing before the first grade.
Actually has danced with the Devil in the pale moonlight.
Leader of the TROOP
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