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|Feb-08-11|| ||johnlspouge: Hi, <morfishine>. |
I am replying here rather than your chessforum, because I am a dilettante when it comes to the "World" matches. I am glad that you found my posts during the Pogo match useful. If I have anything useful to post, I will certainly visit your chessforum.
I wish you luck in your endeavors.
Thanks for the invitation,
|Feb-09-11|| ||morfishine: If by dilettante you mean to play for the love and enjoyment of the game, then we are in the same camp. |
|Feb-09-11|| ||agb2002: Thank you, John! My opinion: E J Almedina Ortiz vs Pavel Parfenov, 2010|
|Apr-05-11|| ||Bdellovibrio: Thank you for the Shelley post on the KR page.|
|Apr-06-11|| ||johnlspouge: < <Bdellovibrio> wrote: Thank you for the Shelley post on the KR page. >|
I am amazed that anyone would thank me for my trivial part in making such beauty better known, but you are more than welcome.
|Apr-10-11|| ||CHESSTTCAMPS: <johnlspouge: Hi, Phil.
I have a pressing deadline in 2 weeks, so my comment today on the POTD might have been too terse to be understood. ...>
I thought you were probably ribbing me about being excessively self-critical. Actually, I had fun working through that solution, even if it wasn't the best. Anyway, I always enjoy hearing from you, especially with my forum being a bit quiet lately. My participation in the POTD forum has been somewhat irregular lately, partly because I've been busy on weekends and had little time to work the most challenging puzzles.
Thanks for staying in touch!
|Jul-03-11|| ||agb2002: <johnlspouge:
< <agb2002> wrote: <johnlspouge> End of sabbatical? >
Hola, <Antonio>. I am on vacation and accordingly, able to post earlier (as you must have noticed).>
Yep, I did.
<I am under scientific review next year,>
Sounds like you will have to pass exams...
<with one student's project lagging a little, so my return is only temporary, about another week.>
Hope you enjoy it.
<I might consider a more permanent return if your solutions become less thorough and accurate, but I am not holding my breath ;>)
Actually, my posts are shorter and less accurate than they used to be because I have less time to spend (some days none at all) but this is what I can do at the moment.
|Jul-03-11|| ||agb2002: <johnlspouge:
Presently, I am without the ability to analyze with a chess engine, but if anyone feels inclined, I deviated from the game in my Variation (1) at 25...Bxe2, and I would be curious to know if 25...Bxe2 is sufficient to win.
Have you considered installing an engine in your cell phone? I have DroidFish and Shredder in my Samsung Galaxy SCL although I use them as little as the engines I installed in my laptop.
By the way, DroidFish evaluates 25... Bxe2 at about 2.5 points, decisive advantage for White, while Houdini on Arena (8 CPUs, 5500 kN/s) gives 1.89 and, surprisingly, Houdini on the Fritz interface (8 CPUs, 5300 kN/s) yields 1.62.
|Jul-03-11|| ||agb2002: <johnlspouge: Hola, <Antonio>. Thanks for the suggestion about installing software on my cellphone. Unfortunately, you are talking to a determined Luddite.>|
I understand you. My first cellphone was a sabot and that clog was always out of range.
<My ancient cellphone barely remembers how to make phone calls ;>) >
My wife solved this problem for me: I take hers when she gets a better one.
<I appreciate your computer analysis on Bxe2. I find that I am enjoying the POTD again - very civilized and productive - you might find me hanging around more than I thought :) >
I'm glad. It's always a pleasure to read your posts.
And you too.
<(and keep doing pushups).>
Coincidentally, I performed some of them today, after several months of complete inactivity, to persuade my children to try a physical exercise instead of watching tv.
|Oct-14-11|| ||CHESSTTCAMPS: Thanks for posting your named mates collection today ( Game Collection: Named Mates ) - it supplements a list available on Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catego... |
The sublink <Checkmate Pattern> contains most of them http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkm...
|Oct-18-11|| ||Shams: If you like the pirate problem, click the link at the bottom of the wiki page for an short, fun SA article on how the character of the game changes when the number of pirates reaches 200 (keeping the gold at just 100 of course). Yaar.|
|Nov-02-11|| ||Patriot: Hello John! <This is the Internet equivalent of holding up the newspaper to show that despite my kidnapping, I am still alive.> Now I'm waiting to hear what the ransom is. :-)|
I always loved "Columbo", ever since I was a kid. Peter Falk played the role perfectly as you said. Another one of my favorite "police" shows during childhood was "Hawaii Five-O". I watched only one or two of the new episodes and with all the bickering, and unprofessional nature of the cast, it's nothing like the original show.
Thanks for the info on Columbo's car--very interesting! Will Geer was on one of the episodes and when I looked up his profile, I saw where he once had a communist boyfriend (!) and was a liberal activist. I wonder how he got on the "Waltons"?
|Nov-04-11|| ||CHESSTTCAMPS: <...The article misses a few mates, but it does make my collection nearly redundant (except possibly the connection to the games)....> |
Hi John, Thanks for replying to my forum a couple weeks back. Sorry for being a tardy correspondent. Regarding the named mates, I think that your links to real games would improve the existing Wikipedia article, which is rather oddly organized anyway. I've never gotten involved in writing or editing Wikipedia articles myself, have you?
Anyway, I think it would be a worthy contribution if you did that.
|Dec-11-11|| ||cormier: <johnlspouge> sir, have a very good day ... ! .... tks|
|Dec-27-11|| ||cormier: http://www.catholic-church.org/grac... ! tks sir|
|Dec-27-11|| ||johnlspouge: Best Christmas wishes, <cormier>.|
|Dec-28-11|| ||zarg: Hi John,
I am on break from cg.com, but dropped by today and notice your pleasant Christmas message, best wishes to you and your family!
Now I will go back to the robot toolkit I got for Christmas. The robot is programmable and the sensor list include touch, colour, ultrasonic and WiFi, so lots of cool projects available. :)
|Dec-30-11|| ||cormier: happy new year <johnlspouge> & familly ... tks G \\ // / .......|
|Dec-31-11|| ||johnlspouge: < <cormier> wrote: happy new year <johnlspouge> & familly ... tks G \\ // / ....... >|
Bonne Nouvelle Année à vous et votre famille, <cormier>.
|Jan-07-12|| ||sevenseaman: <johnlspouge>, may I have your opinion (pour favor) on the best Black move at 21. in the game E Cobo Arteaga vs Ivkov, 1963.|
There is a raging controversy between <21...Rxh4> and <21...d3> in this Saturday's POTD.
You may suggest any that you find best.
|Jan-08-12|| ||johnlspouge: Hi, <sevenseaman>. I did not consider any moves myself other than 21...Rxh4 and 21...d3. Because no others are in contention, I will run only the two moves overnight on Toga 1.3.1.|
|Feb-22-12|| ||quantum.conscious: hello <johnlspouge>,|
your example of <'setting the parameters of problem and handing it over to subconscious in the night, getting the results in the morning at waking up' > helped me in getting clarity in the hypothesis i believe in . part of the reason i posted posts on this topic on rogoff page was to get even more clarity for myself and looks like i am almost done.
i would like to discuss it with you a bit further if you have time and inclination (perhaps it is not a topic you like much and therefore may not like to spend any more time on it and i would understand that)
|Feb-27-12|| ||johnlspouge: Hi, <quantum.conscious>. Sure, if you want to discuss something, I am quite willing. I am not ready to read Deepak Chopra, but I found it helpful when you emphasized the importance of detachment. Stillness and serenity is remarkably undervalued in modern society.|
|Mar-02-12|| ||quantum.conscious: thanks, <john>.
i had ,in the meantime, discussed the things with some other friend, the purpose being getting clarity for myself and i am ok for now.
however, at some later point perhaps i will come back here to have a conversation with you .
and no, i don't have any intention of talking you into reading deepak chopra - my intention is only to get clarity for myself so that my momentum in my evolution forward keeps getting energy and at the same time the conversation should be interesting/beneficial to all the persons involved (otherwise ofcourse i would get the feeling of being a nuisance or receiving a favor - i don't want that feeling :) )
have a nice weekend.
|Mar-02-12|| ||johnlspouge: < <quantum.conscious> wrote: [snip] i don't have any intention of talking you into reading deepak chopra >|
My sense of humor can be quirky sometimes ;>)
Have a good weekend also.
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