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TheFocus
Member since Jun-23-09
Never give away for free what someone else will pay you for.

SOME HISTORICAL RESOURCES

Various Magazines by User: calli

Game Collection: Österreichische Schachzeitung and others

Deutsche Zeitung
Game Collection: Deutsche Schachzeitung

Wiener Schachzeitung
Game Collection: Wiener Schachzeitung

Tijdscrift Nederlandse Schaakbond
Game Collection: Tijdschrift Nederlandse Schaakbond

Library of Congress Online Newspapers
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/#...

Brooklyn Daily Eagle up to 1954
http://bklyn.newspapers.com/

User: jnpope's Chess Archeology site

http://www.chessarch.com/index.php

Fulton History for New York State newspapers (Difficult site to use, so have patience.) http://fultonhistory.com/my%20photo...

Royal Dutch Library
http://kranten.delpher.nl/

From Edward Winter's Chess Notes site:
http://chesshistory.com/resources/l...

Search Chess History Online (also from Edward Winter's site) http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

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   TheFocus has kibitzed 12062 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-26-14 Kenneth Rogoff
 
TheFocus: Thanh, not Thahn. I wouldn't want you to think I was addressing some other ignorant idiot.
 
   Oct-26-14 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014) (replies)
 
TheFocus: I got drunk with Billy Joel once. What a crying ass wussy. After a couple of hours, I finally had to shut him up and knock his arse out with a right hand punch. Then I screwed Christie (Christy) to sweeten the deal.
 
   Oct-26-14 Kibitzer's Café
 
TheFocus: I know right from wrong. Wrong is the fun one.
 
   Oct-26-14 Louis F Stumpers
 
TheFocus: <Sneaky> BaCoN? The other, (or only), good meat?
 
   Oct-25-14 TheFocus chessforum
 
TheFocus: Tonight's dinner will be toast, scrambled eggs and grits. Just a walk on the wild side.
 
   Oct-25-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014) (replies)
 
TheFocus: I think they should play sitting on wobbly stools, on sets with mismatched pieces. Let these eggheads really suffer for their... ahem... art. All Fischer taught them was how to be spoiled, whiny brats.
 
   Oct-25-14 Beer
 
TheFocus: If you don't talk to your cat about catnip, who will?
 
   Oct-25-14 Emanuel Lasker
 
TheFocus: The following game was presented in the <London Chess Fortnightly> . Presented as "fact." NN - Lasker 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.d3 Nf6 4.b3 d5 5.Bg5 dxe4 6.Nxe4 Nxe4 7.Bxd8 Bb4+ 8.Ke2 Nc3+ 9.Ke1 Nd4 10.Qd2 Bg4 11.Bg5 Ne4 12.Qxb4 Nc2 mate.
 
   Oct-25-14 Prince Andrey Dadian of Mingrelia (replies)
 
TheFocus: But I doubt they will do it.
 
   Oct-24-14 MarkFinan chessforum
 
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Oct-21-14
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  TheFocus: So funny!
Oct-21-14
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  TheFocus: TheFocus: Got on the bus this morning and noticed several people with their hands covering their lower faces. And then it hit me.

The homeless guy sitting at the front of the bus had pissed all over himself.

Imagine that first thing in the morning.

Oct-21-14
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  technical draw: I usually wait until noon to piss over myself.
Oct-21-14
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  TheFocus: <TD> I have always admired that about you.
Oct-21-14
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  TheFocus: I must not have been offensive yesterday. no posts were deleted.
Oct-21-14
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  TheFocus: Yet.

Though...

Oct-22-14
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  TheFocus: When you are broke and won't have any money until you get to the bank that afternoon, isn't a nice feeling to open your wallet and discover a fiver?
Oct-22-14
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  Shams: <TheFocus> <When you are broke and won't have any money until you get to the bank that afternoon, isn't a nice feeling to open your wallet and discover a fiver?>

I read this to the tune of Petula Clark's _Downtown_. When I'm under the weather I get loopy as hell.

Oct-22-14
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  TheFocus: Great <Shams>!

Now I will hear that song in my head all day.

"Go downtown!"

Oct-22-14
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  Shams: <Focus> Ha! Nasty little earworm, ain't it?
Oct-23-14
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  MarkFinan: <Shams: <TheFocus> <When you are broke and won't have any money until you get to the bank that afternoon, isn't a nice feeling to open your wallet and discover a fiver?> I read this to the tune of Petula Clark's _Downtown_. When I'm under the weather I get loopy as hell.>

A couple of months ago I stashed a grand in 20's down the back of my CD's. Last week I was looking for my my copy of the white album and there it was, stuck like a wet piece of paper to the back of my cabinet thingy..... A crisp 20! A day that would be made even greater if I'd have discovered it in a year when I'm broke again, lol.

Oct-24-14
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  TheFocus: Ah! Always good to find forgotten money.

Sometimes it is the difference between eating a nice meal or settling for a cup of ramen.

Oct-24-14
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  TheFocus: I won all four bets and gained 45 bucks.

I don't think the leaders have anything to be afraid of from this direction.

Oct-24-14
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  MarkFinan: Hitler vs Vader 3. Epic Rap Battles of History Se…: http://youtu.be/BpqNvskS_kM

Surely you'd find this funny? Its offensive satire at it's finest, I've watched it more times than I've watched a Gozza narrated instructional chess video.. twice! Lol. Hitlers first 6 words made me choke , and Vaders verse is hilarious. Even Steven Hawkins as R2D2 in the Return of the Jedi sketch is just too funny.

Lol ✌

Oct-24-14
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  TheFocus: <Mark> I have seen it. It is hilarious.
Oct-24-14
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  TheFocus: And as the holidays are fast approaching, I want to wish everyone a Merry Hallowthanksmas!
Oct-24-14
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  TheFocus: I thought my job interview was going so well until I realized I was really messed up on acid in the middle of a cornfield, naked and talking to a scarecrow.
Oct-24-14
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  WannaBe: Is that where we stuff candies inside a turkey inside a leg of ham?

But I'll bet the crows enjoyed "talking" to you.

Oct-24-14
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  WannaBe: You should celebrate HalThanHanuKwanMas.
Oct-24-14
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  TheFocus: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/...

Some scary movies you might enjoy for Halloween!

And remember, if you should happen to awaken in the dead of night, the screams you hear may be your own!

Oct-24-14
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  TheFocus: <WannaBe> I have a rule. If I can't pronounce it, I ain't a-celebratin' it either.
Oct-24-14
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  TheFocus: And to help drag Halloween into the season, let's have a song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOtE...

Oct-24-14
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  TheFocus: And to help drag Halloween (kicking and screaming, I might add) into the festive season, let's have a song:

<This Is Halloween>!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOtE...

Oct-25-14
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  TheFocus: Someone called me lazy today.

I almost responded.

Oct-25-14
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  TheFocus: Tonight's dinner will be toast, scrambled eggs and grits.

Just a walk on the wild side.

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