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TheFocus
Member since Jun-23-09 · Last seen Jan-21-17
Never give away for free what someone else will pay you for - <TheFocus>.

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   TheFocus has kibitzed 24176 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-21-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
TheFocus: <Trump did win the election, but he still speaks (and this must be shameful for him) for about three million *fewer* of the people than "the shrill harpy grievance queen."> So does that mean that Obama didn't speak for the people that didn't vote for him?
 
   Jan-20-17 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
TheFocus: Personally, I always preferred the play of Petrosian than that of Korchnoi.
 
   Jan-20-17 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
 
TheFocus: <Abdel Irada> <Do you still drink Folger's?> Good one.
 
   Jan-19-17 TheFocus chessforum
 
TheFocus: True. Korean Mama-sans never forget.
 
   Jan-19-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
TheFocus: "Sometimes I feel like you don't listen to me when I talk," said either my son or my daughter.
 
   Jan-18-17 Old Indian (A53) (replies)
 
TheFocus: A related book is the Old Indian variation is <Janowski Indian Defense>: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 Bf5 by Eric Schiller. Greats like Tal, Larsen, Gheorghiu, Timman, Christiansen and Fedorowics all played it. I love playing the Old Indian. Some nice wins.
 
   Jan-18-17 ChessBookForum chessforum (replies)
 
TheFocus: <Focus>'s books will be in the McFarland style. High quality paper and bindings. I don't really like dust covers, and always take them off when I read any book.
 
   Jan-17-17 Maia Chiburdanidze
 
TheFocus: Happy birthday, Maia!! Player of the Day and former World Champion.
 
   Jan-17-17 William Ewart Napier
 
TheFocus: Happy birthday, William Napier.
 
   Jan-15-17 twinlark chessforum (replies)
 
TheFocus: <saffuna: Again, CNN acted with journalistic integrity on this story. No question at all. They reported that intelligence agencies had briefed Trump on a dossier with unverified, negative information on him. That is absolutely true and newsworthy.> How would they know what ...
 
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Jan-08-17
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  Chessical: I have added a text to your collection - Lasker - Blackburne (1892)

I hope that you will like to look it over before I bring it to the attention of the Bistro editors.

Once again, thank you for your work in collating these collections.

Jan-08-17
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  TheFocus: <Chessical> That is great work!

Please take that to the editors attention.

Jan-08-17
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  parisattack: Awesome indeed, <Chessical> and <TheFocus>!
Jan-08-17
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  TheFocus: <Chessical> deserves the credit!
Jan-09-17
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  TheFocus: Happy January 9th!!

Another day in the United States of Trump.

Jan-09-17
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  TheFocus: Wow. 24,000+ posts.

Never has one man said so little about so few things.

Jan-09-17
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  TheFocus: I am a humble man. I earned my greatness.
Jan-10-17
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  WinKing: Hi <TheFocus>!

3 days till Tata Steel - Saturday Jan. 14th 2017!!!

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This tournament will run from Jan. 14th thru Jan. 29th 2017. (13 Rounds)

Participants include Adhiban, Andreikin, Aronian, Carlsen, Eljanov, Giri, Harikrishna, Karjakin, Nepomniachtchi, Rapport, So, Van Wely, Wei & Wojtaszek.

Average rating: 2753 - Category: 21 (FIDE-ratings of December 2016)

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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)

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>.

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

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

Jan-11-17
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  TheFocus: Thank you, <WinKing>.
Jan-11-17
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  TheFocus: Today was an actual turning point. I walked into this morning's meeting knowing I was going to get stripped of my position.

I had seen it coming. Outlook grim.

Instead, it was: "Blah... blah... blah... great example of leadership and teamwork... blah... blah... looking forward to a successful year... blah... blah... blah... giving your assistant a bonus... lunch for the staff... blah... blah."

I shook hands with everyone there and left. Headed down to the engineer's shop, walked in and began dancing a little jig for thirty seconds.

"Close, man. It was close. I survived."

Jan-11-17
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  TheFocus: I slmost put someone on Ignore because his posts are boring.

It does happen.

Jan-11-17
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  TheFocus: Happy January 11th!!

Survived another day.

Jan-12-17
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  TheFocus: Happy January 12th!!

I made it through another day, but I walked on coals for a while there.

Darn stinking job!

Jan-12-17
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  Robed.Bishop: Hmm, I thought it was "on thin ice."
Jan-12-17
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  TheFocus: <Robed.Bishop> Both.
Jan-12-17
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  technical draw: Hello, Focus, just stopping by to visit. You have some good humor material here. Maybe I'll steal some.
Jan-13-17
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  TheFocus: Another Friday nearly gone.

If I can just survive this job for another 15 months, I can quit.

Jan-14-17
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  TheFocus: Friday was another day of slogging through the muck.

Saturday should be a better day because I don't have to work for HER today.

Jan-14-17
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  TheFocus: On Saturdays and Sunday's, I work on a property where I am not the supervisor.

Such a relief!

Jan-15-17
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  TheFocus: Nearing midnight here.

Sunday in Hawaii and I'm stuck working.

No big deal. I work seven days a week every week.

No rest for the wicked.

Jan-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Sunday. I can relax today, but tomorrow, I have an appointment with my boss, the Devil's Daughter.
Jan-15-17
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  TheFocus: I forgot that tomorrow is a holiday.

My date with the Devil's Daughter will wait a day.

Jan-18-17
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  TheFocus: Meetings with DD seem to be okay for now.

Wary though.

Jan-19-17
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  parisattack: When she owned Green Castle you never bought any $100 'champagne' - she is still upset with you. Mamasans never forget.
Jan-19-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: True. Korean Mama-sans never forget.
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