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Member since Jun-23-09 · Last seen Apr-29-17
Never give away for free what someone else will pay you for - <TheFocus>.


Fine Collection of Bobby Fischer Photos:

Magazine article by Nikolai Brunni regarding Bobby Fischer and the 1956 Greater New York City Open

Bobby Fischer playing by teletype in Havana 1965:

Beat Bobby Fischer. Philippines 1967

Bobby Fischer in the Philippines, Tokyo, Hong Kong 1973-1974

Bobby Fischer on the Bob Hope Show:

Bobby Fischer Against the World (Full Documentary):

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   TheFocus has kibitzed 25414 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-29-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
TheFocus: See!! Even <al wazir> recognizes Trump's greatness. There's hope for you yet, <al>. <saffuna>, follow <al>'s lead. #MAGA
   Apr-29-17 TheFocus chessforum (replies)
TheFocus: Thank you, <cormier>. I had a death in the family and didn't post as much as I usually do. God Bless You.
   Apr-27-17 technical draw chessforum (replies)
TheFocus: Just don't wax it with ear wax.
   Apr-27-17 Robert James Fischer (replies)
TheFocus: <harrylime: Nobody can touch RJF regarding how far above his contemporaries he was ...> I was going to say that RJF is as far above his contemporaries as you are above all other site posters, but then I remembered that <MissScarlett> is above you in that regard.
   Apr-27-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
TheFocus: Have you ever thought that lasagna is really just meat cake?
   Apr-24-17 GRENKE Chess Classic (2017) (replies)
TheFocus: <Petrosianic: <Fortunately, the chess world abandoned the odd English notation form - was it in the early 70s?> <1980. But anyone who can play chess should be able to handle any of the notations out there.> There are many coaches who refuse to use books that used ...
   Apr-24-17 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
TheFocus: I don't look forward to flying on United next week.
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  WannaBe: Can I have your recipe for them delicious platypus deviled eggs? If you won't give that away, I'll take Bald Eagle and/or spotted owls deviled eggs ones.
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  TheFocus: <WannaBe> Now those I can give.
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  Big Pawn: Happy Columbus Day.


It's a baker's dozen. You can check the <rogoff> page for a string of posts I left for you.

I'll be waiting there for my apology. An apology here doesn't count because you called me a liar over in the <rogoff> forum.

I forgive you, by the way, and never hold a grudge because I know you can't help yourself.


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  TheFocus: <Big Pawn> You're still a buffoon.
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  TheFocus: Happy March 28th!!

Great day ahead of us!!

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  TheFocus: Happy March 29th!!

It's a Wednesday.

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  TheFocus: Happy March 30th!!

Try to prep for the weekend.

Apr-03-17  User not found: Hope everything's okay with you mate. I don't like talking on facebook as I'm sure you've already guessed but if you need a chat privately you can get me on messenger or even the phone. I've had the same news you have before so... You just take care :)
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  TheFocus: Thank you, <UNF>. I really appreciate that.

I fly out today. Stay a month with the family.

Apr-03-17  User not found: Well you enjoy yourself mate. It'll do you good too. Take care and like I say if you need a chat (sometimes it's good to speak to non family and <real life> friends!) you know you can contact me privately anytime :)
Apr-12-17  User not found: Where art thou? Today was a good day for the good people, lol.
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  TheFocus: True, so true.

And a bad day for bad people.

Apr-12-17  User not found: <TheFocus: True, so true. And a bad day for bad people>

The guardians of truth and justice followed the paper trail and it led them directly to the real culprit. If only people would abide by the rules of the <law> and stay away from "unsuspecting families" then the local newspaper wouldn't even be interested in the bad people and the bad people wouldn't have to inform their own family that they've been using the internet for nefarious purposes and lose everything including weight. It's not just about the swings and slides there's the roundabout to take into consideration, yet only today one of the bad people threatened a female with stalking and the admins of the site. Follow the rules I say #Gobbledexpose

Apr-15-17  User not found: <<TheFocus: <Big Pawn> <Me and <focus> had a spat here a little while ago. Obviously, he does not hold a grudge and neither do I.> Absolutely correct. I challenged <BP>. He proved me wrong. I apologized. We moved on.

<He didn't follow me around harassing me.>>>

<Big Pawn: Happy Columbus Day. Thirteen.

It's a baker's dozen. You can check the <rogoff> page for a string of posts I left for you.

<I'll be waiting there for my apology. An apology here doesn't count because you called me a liar over in the <rogoff> forum.

I forgive you, by the way, and never hold a grudge because I know you can't help yourself.


He followed you to your own forum and he does it with me too. And you weren't wrong because he was posting under that insane Miss Butterworth username so he posted more than ever. He's a racist sexist lunatic and the self proclaimed bullying superstar of chessgames dot com.

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  TheFocus: But he makes me laugh!!

I may ruffle some feathers every now and then, but I will apologize when I'm wrong, unlike some of the nutjobs at Rogoff.

Sometimes I wonder if some of them even have jobs the amount of time they spend here.

If they do work, they probaby post from work computers on the company's dime.

At least I had permission to do that. My boss gave me a lot of leeway.

Of course, they may have tolerant bosses, also. Or they are self-employed.

You never can tell.

Apr-15-17  User not found: Well he reckons he works in advertising but the only advertisement he's done is drugs are bad for you, lol. I know there's dozens of people on here and they must be unemployed because of the amount of time they spend here, I've been there but that's none of my business what they do for a living. Then there are some who have full time jobs and families yet spend their sad time collecting information on other people for their hard-drives, it's always the bad people, always. And I wouldn't say you ruffle feathers mate, you just saw something, commented and he got offended even though you were 100% correct.. If I said I'm going to make 3 posts a day that doesn't mean I've stuck to it just because I make 3 posts under one username! He's <certifiable> and I stopped laughing at him when he created that email address for me to contact him, I knew about 1 day later it's impossible he's in advertising. There's maybe 6 people on this site who I'd say need serious help and he's one, 2 post each other songs in the cafe and the others are obvious... And you know full well if they read this they'll say the same about me but I don't really care. Pretty soon this site will be safe for kids, not having to worry about their pictures ending up in someone's forum.. See what you make of what this American newspaper said to me in an email to me, I'll send you a screenshot later.

It's bank holiday weekend over here and I wanted to go out for a few drinks but I've got flu so I'm bored as hell. Fancy a game online?

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  TheFocus: <UNF> <Fancy a game online?>

Only if you give me Rook odds and let me have White!!

Apr-15-17  User not found: Lol. No chance :)
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  TheFocus: Had Easter dinner and the kids had an Easter egg hunt today at church.

Tomorrow Easter service

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  TheFocus: I have never seen the movie Jaws.
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  TheFocus: I worried about toting a knife into church until I saw one of the deacons wearing a gun.

No wonder the offering plate is always full.

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  WinKing: Hi TheFocus,

2 days till Shamkir Chess - Gashimov Memorial 2017 - Friday Apr. 21st 2017!!!

♘Shamkir Chess♘Gashimov Memorial♗Shamkir Chess♗

This tournament will run from Apr. 21st thru Apr. 30th 2017. (9 Rounds)

Participants include Adams, Eljanov, Harikrishna, Karjakin, Kramnik, Mamedyarov, Radjabov, So, Topalov & Wojtaszek.

Average rating: 2761 - Category: 21 (FIDE-ratings as of April 18th. 2017)


<<> Gashimov Memorial 2017 <>>

< 2 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) ***

**User: Golden Executive - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in)

This year will be the 11th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2017 - 11 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>.*

***No confirmation from <lostemperor> that he will be running his contest***

Status - Unlikely

**<GoldenExecutive> has confirmed he will be running his contest**

Status - Definitely

*<chessmoron> has confirmed he will be running his contest*

Status - Definitely


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

ChessBookie Game

Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!


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  cormier: i glad you're back, i was a little worried ... you know you're on my favorite list ..... take good care now .......
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  TheFocus: Thank you, <cormier>. I had a death in the family and didn't post as much as I usually do.

God Bless You.

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  cormier: i don't post too much myself now, and i don't eighter think you meant to attack <BP> on k r, ..... ths G
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