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|May-04-12|| ||WannaBe: Speakin' of horse races and songs, probably (one of) the funniest scene in any movie.|
|May-05-12|| ||WannaBe: Since I can't post on <LifeMaster AJ>'s forum, I'll post it here for <Jim Bartle>: |
< Jim Bartle: "A problem a day, keeps the Alzheimers away!"
Why didn't someone tell me that ten years ago?>
I tried, but I forgot.
Ya know, for as often as I have helped <AJ> with his computer problems and I've even defended him once or twice, I am on his ignore list.
Actually, you know what?! I am honoured!! He doesn't get to read any of my (computer) helps, and the funny tit-for-tat that <technical draw> and I posts.
|May-05-12|| ||technical draw: Yep, we're a regular Laurel and Hardy. Or is it Abbott and Costello? Beavis and Butthead? I got it, Tech and Wann.|
|May-05-12|| ||WannaBe: Penn and Teller, unfortunately we both talk "too much"!!|
|May-05-12|| ||WannaBe: Thought Bodemeister was going to do it wire-to-wire, maybe got tired?|
20 horses.is just too much, I am always afraid somebody and horses is gonna get hurt, trying to go through the traffic.
|May-05-12|| ||technical draw: "And They're Off" always gets the early lead but never seems to finish.|
|May-05-12|| ||Jim Bartle: And Activity is always getting warmed up in the bullpen but never gets in the game.|
|May-06-12|| ||technical draw: And Hopalong is always on the outside and never wins. You hear it in every race narration, "Hopalong the outside..."|
(this is a true fact joke as one guy I knew actually thought there was a horse named Hopalong)
|May-06-12|| ||WannaBe: "On the Rail" never wins either. =(
But I always bet on the ambulance to come in last, the people at the window never give me my ticket.
|May-06-12|| ||technical draw: <(this is a true fact joke as one guy I knew actually thought there was a horse named Hopalong)>|
Now I remember correctly; he thought there was a horse named "Apolonia".
|May-07-12|| ||Robin01: <WannaBe>You won! with I'll Have Another!!|
|May-07-12|| ||WannaBe: Highly fascinating, as (Dr.) Spock would say.
|May-07-12|| ||WannaBe: Let me translate this for you "YOU DON'T HAVE ANY.", next question.|
|May-07-12|| ||Shams: Scott McNealy walks among us.|
|May-08-12|| ||WannaBe: Detroit's tax dollars at work.
|May-09-12|| ||WannaBe: Time for an eye-exam, when you see Sofia Vergara and you thought it said "Soft Viagara".|
|May-09-12|| ||technical draw: That's pretty cool <Wannabe>. I'll work something out with it.|
|May-10-12|| ||BadKnight: [Event "Team match"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7
8. O-O O-O 9. a4 Be6 10. Be3 Nbd7 11. a5 Rc8 12. f3 Qc7 13. Qd2 Rfd8 14. Kh1 Qc6
15. Rfd1 Nc5 16. Nxc5 dxc5 17. Qe1 Rxd1 18. Rxd1 Rd8 19. Qf2 Rxd1+ 20. Bxd1 Qc7
21. Na4 Nd7 22. Qe1 Qc6 23. b3 f6 24. Qc3 Kf7 25. Be2 Bd6 26. Nb2 Bc7
27. Nc4 Ke7 28. Kg1 Kf7 29. Kf2 Ke7 30. Nb6 Bxb6 31. axb6 Qxb6 32. Bc4 Qb4
33. Qxb4 cxb4 34. Bxe6 Kxe6 35. Ke2 h5 36. Kd3 Nb8 37. Kc4 Nc6 38. Kc5 Kd7
39. g4 g6 40. h4 Kc7 41. Kd5 Kd7 42. Kc5 Kc7 43. Kd5 Kd7 44. Kc5 Kc7 1/2-1/2
One of the team games drawn. Hopefully will be able to convert the other one. I will write comments on the game later on.
|May-10-12|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: 44...g5 would have kept the game going.|
|May-10-12|| ||technical draw: <That's pretty cool <Wannabe>. I'll work something out with it.>|
That's a nice way of saying I'm going to steal it.
|May-10-12|| ||BadKnight: <SwitchingQuylthulg> Thanks for the comment. I did not even consider any move like this in the position. i was simply scared to create any outside passed pawn as then bishop might be faster than the knight creating trouble. it looked white can not allow the knight to d4 as then he is doomed, but i did not see how to force it. now |
i just had a quick engine check, and Massive complications arise after 44...g5 and Mr. Houdini says black is slightly better. Sliding through the engine lines, it feels like i had chances. But there was no way i could have calculated any of these, so i chickened out. I realized i had an easy draw without doing anything so i just waited and the result was a draw.
|May-11-12|| ||chesstoplay: Hi < WannaBe >,
Do you know who Stan Lee was playing chess against at the end of the Avenger's movie?
He looked familiar, but I couldn't place the face.
I've put the question out there in several places and can't come up with an answer.
Hope you can help.
TY in advance!
|May-11-12|| ||WannaBe: This is just too funny, can't make this stuff up!
|May-11-12|| ||BadKnight: Time to get new games on gameknot, captain!|
|May-11-12|| ||BadKnight: Here goes an open question to anyone experienced in correspondence games. I have found openings to be huge problems. Its not easy to get a reasonably fighting game. I am not very well versed in opening theory, and i don't want to come out of the opening with a clearly inferior/lost position, so i would have to find reasonably good moves. and that leads us to follow databases very deep into late into the late middlegame, and clearly we are not thinking on our own until very late. Surprise/trick moves are not likely to work because opponent has enough time to work them out. So the main idea is either deviate early from the mainline and enter completely new type of positions, or find novelty in well trodden lines, or enter uncharted territories. In any case, its easier said than done. So the obvisous question is, how to get a game? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.|
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