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Member since Jun-23-09 · Last seen Dec-05-16
Never give away for free what someone else will pay you for - <TheFocus>.
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   Dec-05-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
TheFocus: <OhioChessFan: Tinsley Ellis-Double Eyed Whammy> I was just talking about Tinsley yesterday. I used to go to clubs where he played. He would be in the middle of a set and just walk outside with his guitar, still playing while walking around the parking lot. After a few ...
   Dec-05-16 Harry Nelson Pillsbury (replies)
TheFocus: Happy birthday, Harry Nelson Pillsbury!! One of my favorite players.
   Dec-03-16 Edward G Sergeant
TheFocus: Happy birthday, Edward Sergeant.
   Dec-03-16 David Graham Baird
TheFocus: Happy birthday, David Baird.
   Dec-02-16 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
TheFocus: <hegoodanarchist: <saffuna: Right beside "Death to Atahualpa."> <OMG that was funny! Barleycorn, you have competition!> <saffuna> gets some good ones in now and then. Really funny. I like him!!
   Dec-02-16 TheFocus chessforum (replies)
TheFocus: <saffuna: Play chess on roller coasters?> You mean... you haven't?
   Dec-02-16 Harlow Bussey Daly
TheFocus: Happy birthday, Harlow Daly.
   Dec-01-16 Bogo-Indian Defense (E11)
TheFocus: <Monocle> I see your point.
   Dec-01-16 Semyon Abramovich Furman
TheFocus: Happy birthday, Semyon Furman.
   Dec-01-16 Rafael Blanco Estera (replies)
TheFocus: Happy birthday, Rafael Blanco.
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  TheFocus: Happy November 25th!!

Day after. I had no turkey.

So deprived.

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  TheFocus: Looking forward to December and the goodies of the season.

Putting up the tree on Monday.

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  Travis Bickle: Make sure there's no squirrel in it! ; P

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  Jambow: Has anyone seen or heard from the likes of <Jim Bartle>? He suddenly quit posting in August. One of his last ones here...
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  harrylime: <TheFocus: <harry> At least we can celebrate Christmas.>

Yes we celebrate Christmas here Focy ..

Europe gave the world this .. if you remember..

Hope all ok with you btw .. you should post more in the CAFF ... I miss your jokes there ...

Actually if you wanna discussion on the cross over between the New World and The Old World culturally it would be interesting ...

I know who would win. x

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  TheFocus: <Harry> You are right. I need to come and post more jokes at the Kaffee.

You DJs keep spinning the records and I'll provide the giggles.

And I hope your holiday season is great!!

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  TheFocus: <Jambow> <JimBartle> is now user <saffuna>.

I believe he announced his name it in his first post, so I am not giving away any secrets.

You can often find <saffuna> on the Rogoff page.

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  Jambow: Thanks...
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  TheFocus: So it's Monday.

happy November 28th!!

Do the best you can.

Nov-28-16  theodor: I shall try.
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  TheFocus: Happy November 29th!!

Soon we will have December.

I can wait.

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  TheFocus: I played two practice games yesterday. Both were draws - one in 98 moves and the other in 99. Both were Knight versus Bishop endgames (I had the Knight each time.)

I really want to learn how to play this game!!

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  TheFocus: Another training game. Another draw. 75 moves.

I had an extra Pawn but Bishops of opposite colors.

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  diceman: <TheFocus:>

<Both were draws>

<Another draw.>

Sounds like you're playing at world championship level!

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  TheFocus: The countdown begins!!!

In 18 months, I will take a year off from work to just travel (No, I am not travelling with <Abdel> on his jihad.), eat some great food, ride as many roller-coasters as I can, play in some chess tournaments, and continue researching chess in such places as Cleveland.

i hear Cleveland has an adequate chess library.

I am also sure that Disney will be on the list.

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  saffuna: Play chess on roller coasters?
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  TheFocus: <saffuna: Play chess on roller coasters?>

You mean... you haven't?

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  Jambow: As a youngster my friend John and I switched from playing Frisbee on his street to chess. When a car would come we would grab the board bring it to the lawn and return once they passed. Yes strange sense of humor I know.

About that same time a neighbor of his rode by on a Honda 360 with three people on it. It was funny to see but we one upped them and rode past his house with John myself and two of his sisters on my Kawasaki KE100. Their jaws dropped but my clutch was never quite the same.

<TheFocus> I hope your hiatus works out and you have some fun. Try Saint Louis if your coming to the main land lots of chess stuff there now.

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  diceman: <Jambow:

When a car would come we would grab the board bring it to the lawn and return once they passed. Yes strange sense of humor I know.>

We played in a pool.
The amount of time you had to think was how long you could hold your breath.

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  diceman: <TheFocus:

(No, I am not travelling with <Abdel> on his jihad.)>


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  harrylime: Hey big guy !

What's all the deleting posts ect ?

You mention me as a joke on ere ..

You keep the post and not delete ..

Old Indian proverb.. x

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  harrylime: Take it back ..

Apologies !

Just seen ya post .. thought you'd deleted it !

Sorry. ( I'm not going bonkers ! )

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  diceman: <harrylime: Take it back ..

Apologies !

Just seen ya post .. thought you'd deleted it !>

I guess the pubs aren't open yet!

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  harrylime: <diceman: <harrylime: Take it back .. Apologies !

Just seen ya post .. thought you'd deleted it !>

I guess the pubs aren't open yet!>

YOU can guess ALL you want ! lol

I did apologise !

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  WinKing: Hi TheFocus!

4 days till (December 9th) the London Chess Classic 2016!!!

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This tournament will run from Dec. 9th thru Dec. 18th 2016. (9 Rounds)

Participants include Adams, Anand, Aronian, Caruana, Giri, Kramnik Nakamura, So, Topalov & Vachier-Lagrave.


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< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: lostemperor - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in)

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This year will be the 10th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2016 - 10 years running)

User: OhioChessFan - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in). This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.


Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. She can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

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