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hms123
Member since Dec-13-07
Welcome, all! This is the place for frivolous commentary, serious commentary, and cogent discussion.

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My favorite wines:

Matted Elk (red), March 2012

Matted Elk (red), April 2012

Matted Elk (red), May 2012

Matted Elk (red), June 2012 (limited bottling, no longer available)

Matted Elk (red), July 2012

I am looking forward to the release of the August 2012 vintage.

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Work, the what's-its-name of the thingummy and the thing-um-a-bob of the what d'you-call-it. (P. G. Wodehouse)

You have to bring some funk to get some. You can't just walk in a place and expect to get some funk. If you ain't bring no funk, then you can't get no funk..Another thing is, you can't fake the funk or your nose will grow. (Bootsy Collins)

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base. (Dave Barry)

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Here's an article that I wrote:

<Chess Life, August, 2011, <<Brave New World: Human Intuition and Computer-assisted Chess>>

http://www.chessgames.com/chess_lif...

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<<<Caissar Awards>>>

Thanks to User: wannabe for running the contest, and to everyone who voted for me or for any of the other fine nominees.

<<2008 Caissar Award winner for <most helpful>. (shared with User: brankat)>>

<<2009 Caissar Award winner for <most constructive kibitzer>.>>

<<2011 Caissar Award winner for <most helpful>.>>

<<2012 Caissar Award winner for <most helpful>.>>

<<2013 Caissar Award winner for <most helpful>.>>

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An interesting chess set that my wife gave me many years ago: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/pa...

>> Click here to see hms123's game collections.

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   hms123 has kibitzed 12515 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-27-14 hms123 chessforum
 
hms123: <crawfb5> Nicely done. Knight endings are pawn endings. And so it turned out.
 
   Jul-26-14 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
 
hms123: <Annie> I was going to put off birthday wishes but didn't get around to it. Happy Birthday!
 
   Jul-22-14 Once chessforum (replies)
 
hms123: <Once> It is still your birthday here in the USA. Happy Birthday!
 
   Jul-19-14 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
hms123: <cg> Head's up on the live game page: <Penguincw> <Is it me or whenever I click on Adams' picture, it leads me to a person named just "Adams" (and not "<Michael> Adams")?> I get the same thing.
 
   Jul-19-14 Caruana vs Adams, 2014 (replies)
 
hms123: <Penguincw> <Is it me or whenever I click on Adams' picture, it leads me to a person named just "Adams" (and not "<Michael> Adams")?> I get the same thing.
 
   Jul-16-14 WANSHOE123 chessforum (replies)
 
hms123: <wanshoe123> Welcome. Feel free to stop at my forum if I can be of help.
 
   Jul-13-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
 
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   Jul-13-14 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
hms123: <pgp> <The Golden Skull> sounds right up my alley. As soon as the temperature here drops below boiling, I will increase my efforts to go beyond simply lying quietly on the sofa dreaming of the Arctic.
 
   Jul-13-14 TheAlchemist chessforum (replies)
 
hms123: <TheAlchemist> You are on the right track. Just delete further violations on the <MQ> page as they occur without comment.
 
   Jul-08-14 chesstoplay chessforum
 
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Feb-19-12
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  hms123: <Rinus Award Nominations>

<Once: <hms123> Happy to help. Can I make multiple nominations or is it one vote per person?

If I can nominate more than one, my three nominations would be: sevenseaman, lovethatjoker and gofer.>

Feb-19-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Dear <hms123> This award is a great idea! I'll send over a nomination soon (my first choice doesn't like accolades and that sort of stuff). Thanks for thinking of me. Best, Morf
Feb-19-12
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  David2009: <Rinus Award Nominations> I'll split my vote <sevenseaman> and <gofer>, half each. Like your hat! Cheers, David
Feb-19-12
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  jessicafischerqueen: <H> thanks for the <Gary, Indiana> tip. He's remarkably intelligent eh?
Feb-20-12
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  FSR: <Once> already nominated these nominees, but I agree that <sevenseaman> and <LoveThatJoker> are eminently worthy.
Feb-20-12
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  FSR: <hms123> I solved that Zueger-Landenbergue position, but only after I had seen your demonstration of ...Bc3+! in the other position. I greatly doubt that I would have found Qg7+!!! over the board. White's position looks completely resignable, and the resource 36.Qg7+!!! Bxg7 37.Rxg7+ Kxg7 38.Bxf8+ Kxf8 39.Nxh3 Nxh3 (not forced, but otherwise White can play Nxg5, with three pieces for the queen) 40.Nf3!, trapping the queen, is amazing and unexpected. This would make a great Sunday puzzle.
Feb-20-12
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  morfishine: At the risk of being berated I nominate <sevenseaman>. I would also like to nominate <LoveThatJoker>. I have a couple more in mind but need to verify if they've upagraded or not.
Feb-20-12
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  FSR: <morfishine: At the risk of being berated I nominate <sevenseaman>. I would also like to nominate <LoveThatJoker>.>

You've got a lot of nerve!! @#$%! (Just kidding.)

Feb-20-12  JG27Pyth: I nominate <Once> and <Dzechiel>, but they've already been nominated right?
Feb-20-12
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  hms123: <Jg27Pyth> Thanks for the nominations, but we are looking for nominations of <non-premium> members. <Once> and <dzechiel> are already premium members. Please feel free to nominate some others.
Feb-20-12
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  hms123: Here's a nice <invisible move> problem from Levitina vs B Marinello, 1994

In this position


click for larger view

Marinello played <34....Kf7?>. What should she have played?

Feb-20-12
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  OhioChessFan: By George, I got it right. Only took a second since I knew it was a problem position. Not sure if I'd have seen it OTB though! Talk about an obstruction! Definite POTD material there.
Feb-20-12
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  Patriot: I nominate <sevenseaman>.
Feb-20-12
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  hms123: <OCF> It's not a hard puzzle--just look for the most unlikely move. OTB, that's another story. Glad you liked it.
Feb-20-12
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  WinKing: A nice blocking/sacrificial type problem <hms123>. Very nice!
Feb-20-12
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  morfishine: <hms123> Latest Invisible move Levitina vs B Marinello: <1...Bf5> Wow!

Excellent!

Feb-20-12
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  morfishine: Correct that <1...Be4> I was so overcome I typed it wrong :)
Feb-21-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: A very pretty puzzle indeed.
Feb-21-12  rapidcitychess: Voting for <gofer>.
Feb-22-12
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  dzechiel: I'd like to place the names of <gofer>, <RookFile> and <JG27Pyth> into nomination for the Rinus Award.
Feb-22-12  pkkandel: i nominate <sevenseaman>
Feb-22-12
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  hms123: <rapidcitychess> Thanks for stopping by. I hope all is going well.
Feb-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Good Evening <hms123>! Whens the vote for the award?
Feb-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  hms123: <morfishine>

I intend to wait long enough to get as many nominations as possible and then ask winking and kutztown46 for their input. Then the three of us will read posts from the finalists and come to a decision. So it may be another week or so before announcing a winner.

Feb-23-12  benjinathan: I nominate <newzild>.
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