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TheFocus
Member since Jun-23-09 · Last seen Apr-30-16
Leader of The Troop and a proud member of the CG7.

Game Collection: Emanuel Lasker Career and Games

Never give away for free what someone else will pay you for.

Joker (Computer)

Some of my contributions to <Chess Notes>:

#5656 and #5677. http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

#6073 & 6087: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Jacqueline Piatigorsky: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

<Atlantic Chess News>: http://www.atomicpatzer.com/acn/ACN...: An article on the <1956 Greater New York City Open>; details of which had been previously unknown. Fischer suffers two defeats. Pages 36-40.

A haiku I wrote:

Panda eats bamboo
In my garden 'neath the moon.
You get out now! Shoo!

>> Click here to see TheFocus's game collections.

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   TheFocus has kibitzed 22059 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-30-16 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
TheFocus: <HeMateMe> <<Trump is America First > pre presidential run: If the Saudis wanted to pay Trump tens of $millions to build golf courses and luxury apartments in the Kingdom Donnie would tell his driver, on his way to a sheik meeting, "Make sure you <don't> drive ...
 
   Apr-30-16 Benjamin Leussen
 
TheFocus: Didn't Nabakov write about this guy's defense?
 
   Apr-30-16 Redpath Drummond
 
TheFocus: Sounds like one of my peoples.
 
   Apr-30-16 Darko Anic
 
TheFocus: His brother Lighto is not a Grandmaster.
 
   Apr-30-16 TheFocus chessforum
 
TheFocus: Happy April 30th!! Busy Saturday ahead of me. Work. Work. Work.
 
   Apr-30-16 Georgy Ilivitsky
 
TheFocus: Happy birthday, Player of the Day Georgy Ilivitsky.
 
   Apr-30-16 Gyula Breyer
 
TheFocus: Happy birthday, Gyula Breyer. I may write a book about you.
 
   Apr-30-16 Ellen E Strong Gilbert (replies)
 
TheFocus: Happy birthday, Ellen Gilbert.
 
   Apr-29-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
TheFocus: Whoo-hoo <Party Animal>!! Great way to start the weekend off!
 
   Apr-29-16 Dirk Daniel van Geet
 
TheFocus: Rest in peace, Dirk van Geet.
 
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Apr-27-16
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  Big Pawn: Studying chess again? What's your 1 minute rating at fics?

I'm between 1850 and 2000 these days.

Apr-27-16
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  TheFocus: Thank you <Big Pawn>. It is my 54th birthday today.
Apr-27-16
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  TheFocus: <Big Pawn: Studying chess again? What's your 1 minute rating at fics?

I'm between 1850 and 2000 these days.>

I've never played bullet chess.

Apr-27-16
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  Big Pawn: What time controls do you play?
Apr-27-16
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  TheFocus: Well, when I quit playing, we still had adjournments!!

I play classical time limits (30 moves in 90 minutes/SD in 60 & 40 moves in 120/SD in 60).

I did play a Game/60 tournament once. Scored 50%.

Apr-27-16
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  TheFocus: Fun fact: I played in 100 tournaments, matches and team events, and only had one minus score, and that was a team event.
Apr-28-16
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  TheFocus: <Big Pawn> I deleted your post because you had some personal information that some of these creeps will try to use against you.

I've seen them do it.

As for my rating... try overrated master.

I do have authentic expert ratings with the ICCF and one former U.S. Postal Federation.

Apr-28-16
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  Big Pawn: <deleted my post>

Thank you. I saw <gambler> trying to make a point of it but, like you, I've nothing to hide. He follows me around because I blew his mind and he secretly admires me.

You're a master? Very impressive even if overrated and also cool about the Correspondence chess.

Apr-28-16
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  TheFocus: Thank you. I wish I had been better, but I did the best I could.

I'm satisfied.

Apr-28-16
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  TheFocus: My favorite yoga pose is the downward facing nap.
Apr-28-16
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  diceman: <TheFocus: Well, on the day of turning 54, I have decided to study chess and enter tournaments again.>

Cool, best of luck!

<I haven't played in a tournament in 16 years, so this may prove to be a debacle.>

What's really scary is 16 years ago was about the year 2000.

Apr-28-16
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  tpstar: <TheFocus> Happy Birthday!!
Apr-28-16
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  Karposian: So it's your birthday, <Focus>? Well, I hope you have a really great birthday, then! I wish you all the best.
Apr-28-16
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  TheFocus: Actually, April 27 was my birthday, but I thank you for the birthday wishes.
Apr-28-16
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  TheFocus: Happy April 28th!!

I don't know if anything good ever happened on this day.

Apr-29-16
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  diceman: <TheFocus: Happy April 28th!!

I don't know if anything good ever happened on this day.>

You survived your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

Apr-29-16
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  TheFocus: Happy April 29th!!

Friday, I welcome you in the name of all that is good and right.

Apr-29-16
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  TheFocus: Weekend coming, but I have to go to training on Saturday and Sunday. Just two hours each day.
Apr-29-16
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  Big Pawn: Have you seen this evil, wicked, idiotic person saying this on Rogoff?

<al wazir: <TheFocus: You don't "get over" child molestation.> You, uh, know this from your own experience? <And if this was only jerking off high school boys, it is still illegal for an adult to do so.> But why is it illegal? Because you would never, ever do anything nasty like that yourself?>

He's gone Full Liberal. You want to talk about creeps? There's s real, honest to goodness creep. For sure he will be in the little girls bathroom "not causing real harm", or perhaps he likes the boys?

The guy has a fetish for teenage boys obviously, but he makes like everyone does.

Have you ever seen anyone say something like that before?

A disgusting, evil and wicked person for sure.

Apr-29-16
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  TheFocus: <Big Pawn> I saw it and answered. His remarks are disgusting.

I wonder how close he and his wrestling coach were?

Apr-29-16
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  Big Pawn: Spot on.

You can see that atheism erodes morals.

Tough question for you: who is the dumbest poster on Rogoff?

Apr-29-16
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  TheFocus: I have to choose <Abdel>. Even with all the evidence of how impossible it is to travel around the Med, he still insists on "attempting" his journey.

Fat chance of that ever happening.

Of course, if Allah had put something in his heart to do, it would involve beheading someone or raping a goat.

Apr-29-16
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  Big Pawn: Sorry to hear that disturbing story on the other page. I'm glad you received justice and I will include your family in my prayers tonight.

Have you ever seen anything as revolting and vile as the posters (lefties) on the Rogoff page? I have zero respect for them, although I tolerate them because I am actually very tolerant.

But make no mistake, the cat is out of the bag!

Apr-30-16
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  TheFocus: <Big Pawn> I find it hard to believe that <al wazir> would advocate and approve of man/boy love.
Apr-30-16
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  TheFocus: Happy April 30th!!

Busy Saturday ahead of me.

Work. Work. Work.

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