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|Jan-05-11|| ||WannaBe: <Benzol> We are still not sure where New Zeeland is...|
|Jan-05-11|| ||Benzol: Well "New Zeeland" is far enough away from Rockhampton in Australia not to have to worry about snakes and crocodiles in an area of floodwater that's big enough to cover Texas and New Mexico collectively.|
My sympathies go out to the people of Queensland. I hope the waters will recede quickly.
|Jan-05-11|| ||Richard Taylor: <WannaBe: <Benzol> We are still not sure where New Zeeland is...>|
I realize you jest, but, that has actually been a big theme in say NZ literature (of Europeans mostly) that we are "on the friendless edge of space" [poet R.A.K. Mason from memory something like that] and writers and others talked about the alienation, the distance from Mother England and so on...and the land that "cried for meaning" (Charles Brasch) with it's "empty plains" (they were not, if Brasch's poem can be taken literally)
Robin Hyde (she was a great novelist and an interesting journalist who died 1938) was one of the first to realize or recognize the huge history of Maori occupation here. So that rather old kiwi attitude has somewhat faded. But it is still there. Orientation is or has been toward US and British culture but as well as that perhaps now some are taking pride (or a strong interest) in our own culture and history without denigrating other cultures or other histories..
But NZrs still head for England for their Big OE, stopping in Australia on the way.
Australia administered NZ at one stage I think.
|Jan-05-11|| ||Benzol: <Richard> Do you know who you'll be facing tomorrow?|
|Jan-05-11|| ||Richard Taylor: My brother lives in Queensland. He is in Townsville. He'll be o.k. Pretty resourceful.|
I never been to Australia. It is I believe very different from NZ - huge deserts and so on. Spiders. Snakes. Cricket and Aussie rules football. Hot, dusty place.
Some parts have the oldest known remains of humans anywhere. Archeologists study it. The aboriginees were in such a vast place that they were considered to be in "nations" and didn't necessarily know each other's languages.
|Jan-05-11|| ||Richard Taylor: <Benzol> Hamish Gold. I hope I strike gold! I've been digging out a lot of lead from my brain up to now!!|
I really think there should be two tournaments (thus three including the Major Open) as we need top group say 12 to play a round robin as in Sarapu's days. Cut off 2100 no question. So I would be more appropriately in a middle group...
Antonio Krstev beat IM Russell Dive today though which is good result for him. Ker looks to be in the driving seat.
GM Chandler was there yesterday.
One reason the field is weak with no other outside Gms or IMs is that we (or NZ Chess) lost one of our sponsor's - the company involved owned a big place in China or somewhere and someone basically stole it off them (!!) and they lost millions I believe... so there is not much of prize fund. But in the past we have had IMs and GMs from Brazil, Australia and other places.
Of course the chess level here is not very strong overall, except for the top few players.
|Jan-05-11|| ||Richard Taylor: I'm just hoping I'll run out of players I can lose to! Maybe I can plant cell phones on all my opponents and trigger them (hard one that as I have never owned one)...hmm ... or drug them all somehow...|
Creative and effective cheating ideas?
|Jan-05-11|| ||Benzol: <Richard> Looking at the Hamish Gold player file it seems that Hamish is finding the going pretty hard as well.|
|Jan-05-11|| ||twinlark: <Australia administered NZ at one stage I think.>|
Indeed. It was part of New South Wales for a few months back in the early 19th. Under the Oz constitution, you can rejoin us any time...
|Jan-05-11|| ||Benzol: <you can rejoin us any time...> Think of it, you've got the floods and we've got the earthquakes. A match made in heaven.|
|Jan-05-11|| ||Benzol: <chessgames> if you process the uploads now the Game Collection: Vladimir Simagin can also be completed.|
|Jan-05-11|| ||Stonehenge: Three times the same game here:
|Jan-05-11|| ||chessgames.com: <Stonehenge: Three times the same game here> This is a case we dub "Son of a Pricha Man".|
|Jan-05-11|| ||Stonehenge: LOL, and thanks :)|
|Jan-05-11|| ||Stonehenge: Although I see the duplicate games are still there.|
|Jan-05-11|| ||ganstaman: <Stonehenge> No, they are different games. One took place at "Dubai," another at "Dubai olm," and the 3rd at "Olympiades de Dubai." It is odd that he played into the same lost position again and again, but that Spraggett can be a tricky guy.|
|Jan-05-11|| ||chessgames.com: Actually they all had different moves, one is a minor question of move order in the opening but the big question is whether it was 33.Rc1 or 33.Re1|
Since two of the three games used 33.Rc1 we use the majority rule here.
|Jan-05-11|| ||nescio: <chessgames.com: [...] Since two of the three games used 33.Rc1 we use the majority rule here.>
Your choice is probably the correct one, not because of some "majority rule", but because 33.Re1 makes no sense. Spraggett wouldn't have missed 33...Rxc2+ 34.Kb1 Raxa2, no matter how serious his time-trouble.|
|Jan-06-11|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Hello! On this player page:
All of these games are listed twice:
G A Thomas vs Rossolimo, 1948
Rossolimo vs Grob, 1948
Rossolimo vs W J Muhring, 1948
P F Schmidt vs Rossolimo, 1948
Rossolimo vs C Kottnauer, 1948
Prins vs Rossolimo, 1948
W Fairhurst vs Rossolimo, 1948
|Jan-06-11|| ||jessicafischerqueen: In addition, these two games are missing from the <Rossilimo> player page and should be added:|
Rossolimo vs E R Lundin, 1948
Rossolimo vs I Romanenko, 1948
|Jan-07-11|| ||Stonehenge: Russian Team Championships (2010)
Andrey A Ivanov = Alexander Al Ivanov
|Jan-07-11|| ||WannaBe: Congratulations, the Game of the Day, from Feb. 12th, 2010 <Do You Know The Way to San Hosea> have been voted as the Worst/Best Pun of 2010!!|
(You seem to win this award every year, aye?)
|Jan-08-11|| ||Phony Benoni: Speaking of puns, are there plans to purge individual Pun Submission Lists? Mine is full, but contains about a dozen submissions that have since become GOTDs, though usually with better puns.|
|Jan-08-11|| ||notyetagm: <CG.COM>
Can we please have a forum for the recently completed <2011 BERKELEY INTERNATIONAL>?
|Jan-09-11|| ||Benzol: Perhaps Game Collection: Isaac Boleslavsky - Selected Games will have to be completed posthumously!|
Not even an acknowledgement of previous posts. <CG> I'm just about ready to spit the dummy and toss the toys out of the playpen on this one!
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