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Scott Thomson

The Perseus Project: The classics in Greek, Latin & English--hyperlinked

A page from the Venetus A, the oldest complete manuscript of the Iliad, courtesy of Harvard's Multitext Library:

From Google Books, a link to Tarrasch's book on the 1908 world championship. I've translated his notes on the game pages.

Lasker's book on St. Petersburg 1909

Tarrasch's <Dreihundert Schachpartien>, which covers his career from the beginning through his match with Chigorin in 1893

Chess-play is a good and witty exercise of the mind for some kind of men, and fit for such melancholy, Rhasis holds, as are idle, and have extravagant impertinent thoughts, or troubled with cares, nothing better to distract their mind, and alter their meditations; invented (some say) by the general of an army in famine, to keep soldiers from mutiny: but if it proceed from overmuch study, in such case it may do more harm than good; it is a game too troublesome for some men's brains, too full of anxiety, all out as bad as study; besides it is a testy choleric game, and very offensive to him that loseth the mate. William the Conquerer, in his younger years, playing at chess with the Prince of France (Dauphine was not annexed to that crown in those days) losing a mate, knocked the chess-board about his pate, which was a cause afterwards of much enmity between them.

--Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

"Just because many great chess players were obnoxious jerks, doesn't mean that if you're an obnoxious jerk you're a great chess player."


"You are also a machine, as are Anand, Carlsen, Kasparov, and Fischer. You and the others are just inferior machines. Your idea of beautiful chess is simply faulty chess that is not caught in its faults."


"Of course the Fried Liver is unsound. Everybody knows that, especially once they get home and fire up Fritzy and his Friends. Alas, before the post mortem the gods have placed the game."

--Phony Benoni (commenting on a Shirov game)

"A chess engine is a great antidote to human optimism."


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   keypusher has kibitzed 22134 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-21-18 Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1916
keypusher: Soltis indicates the game ends after 18.Nxa8, which I assume is just an error.
   Feb-21-18 Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1916
keypusher: 17.h3, which may have been Tarrasch's idea, runs into 17....Rxe3+. So he played 17.Rg1 instead. Lasker could have responded with 17....Qxh2, since 18.Rh1 runs into ...Rxe3+ again. After 21....Rbd8 the queen can't leave the central files, e.g. 22.Qb3 Qh2 23.Rf1 Bxg3. Just a ...
   Feb-20-18 Charousek vs Chigorin, 1896 (replies)
keypusher: <Atking: Is NxRa8 bad ? Of course with whithe queen in b3 13.Qb3 NxBd5 14.NxRa8 g4 15.Ne5 Can somebody test the line with a computer ? It looks complex but playable for White.> SF comes up with 14....Bg4 and thinks Black has a large advantage.
   Feb-18-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
keypusher: <saffuna: <Incidentally, Iím seeing posts to the effect that the ORGANIZATION (as the indictment refers to it) had an annual budget of $15 million and had hundreds of employees. Pretty sure, based on reading the indictment carefully, that those are large exaggerations.> ...
   Feb-16-18 G Neumann vs Mayet, 1865
keypusher: If 12....Nxf3+ White can of course play 13.gxf3, but 13.Qxf3 Rxg8 14.e5 Rb8 15.exd6 cxd6 16.Rad1 is also crushing.
   Feb-16-18 Winawer vs G Neumann, 1870
keypusher: Nice game. 25.Kxf2 Qxh2+ 26.Ke3 (26.Kf1 Rxg3) 26....Nf5+ 27.Ke3 (27.Kf4 Qxg3+ 28.Kxf5 Qg5#) 27....Qxg3+ 28.Ke2 Qe3+ 29.Kf1 Rg1#.
   Feb-16-18 Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1866
keypusher: <Knight13: 35. Bxe5 fxe5 36. Qxe5 then what? 36...a1=Q 37. Qxe6+ Kh8 38. Rxa1 Rxd6 39. Rxd6 Rxd6 and black gets a better endgame than White. But there's a much better move: 36...Bb3 attacking the rook on d1.> Also the simple 36....Rxd6 wins a piece.
   Feb-16-18 Menchik vs Capablanca, 1929
keypusher: <11.Qf4 Bd6 12.Nxe4 was interesting.> Shredder thinks White would have been slightly better after <Honza>'s move, e.g. 11.Qf4 Bd6 12.Nxe4 Bxe4 13.Bxe4 Nxc4 14.Qf5 Rc8 15.Bd3 and +0.47 after four minutes (36/49).
   Feb-16-18 zborris8 chessforum (replies)
keypusher: Thanks, zborris. Yes, I'd like to play (I'm keypusher on gameknot also).
   Feb-15-18 Jeremy Lim (replies)
keypusher: <HeMateMe: why is that Olympic skeleton, the one man sled, so little? It's only about 3 feet long. A guys legs hang waaay off the end. Why not have a five foot long sled with hand levers for steering?> Well, they tried it, but the Flexible Flyers disintegrated by the third ...
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Sep-10-17  Dr Winston OBoogie: Glad you enjoyed listening to Revolver again, KP. I'm listening to it now and in my opinion it's the greatest album in musical history, it's better than Peppers anyways..

Here's John Lennon having a fanboy moment when he gets to play <instruments> with your great Chuck Berry...



Let's Be Goode

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  chancho: Thanks for the well wishes Scott.

I believe <TD> lives in Bayamon and some parts of that city are still without electricity and water.

It will take months before some semblance of normalcy returns to Puerto Rico.

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  keypusher: <chancho> Great to hear from you, anyway. Hope things get better sooner rather than later.
Oct-15-17  Dr Winston OBoogie: For you and your daughter Sir


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  keypusher: Thanks!
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  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2017.10.28"]
[Round "-"]
[White "greenwich"]
[Black "keypusher"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1534"]
[BlackElo "2013"]

1. d4 c5 2. d5 Nf6 3. Nf3 c4 4. Nc3 b5 5. e4 b4 6. e5 bxc3 7. exf6 Qa5 8. bxc3 Qxc3+ 9. Bd2 Qxf6 10. Bxc4 Ba6 11. Bxa6 Nxa6 12. O-O g6 13. Bg5 Qd6 14. Re1 O-O-O 15. Be3 Bg7 16. Rb1 Bc3 17. Bd2 Bf6 18. c4 e6 19. Be3 Kc7 20. Bxa7 Ra8 21. Bb6+ Kc8 22. Be3 Kc7 23. Rb6 Qa3 24. d6+ Kc8 25. Nd4 Bxd4 26. Bxd4 f6 27. Qf3 Qxf3 28. gxf3 e5 29. Be3 Re8 30. Reb1 Rb8 31. c5 Rxb6 32. cxb6 Kb7 33. a4 Rc8 34. Rb5 Rc6 35. Rd5 Rc4 36. a5 Rc2 37. Rd1 Nb8 38. f4 exf4 39. Bxf4 Ra2 40. Be3 Rxa5 41. Rc1 Nc6 42. Bd2 Rd5 43. Be3 Rxd6 44. f4 Rd3 45. Kf2 Rd5 46. h4 Rb5 47. Rc4 Rb2+ 48. Kf3 f5 49. Rc5 Rxb6 50. Rd5 Rb3 51. Rxd7+ Ka6 52. Rxh7 Nd4+ 53. Kf2 Rb2+ 54. Kg3 Ne2+ 55. Kf3 Nc3 56. Ra7+ 1-0

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Test Sunday...

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  WannaBe: <keypusher> Here's my 'test', (got busy Sunday, and forgot to ask...)

<but the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that court never should have heard Elliott's case. Polk Failla heard the case in the Southern District last week and denied the request.>

Do you know, how, or the process of a case being assigned to a court, or another way of asking, how could a court that shouldn't have heard the case to begin with, got the case?

Thanks in advance.

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  thegoodanarchist: Kenneth S Rogoff (kibitz #309472)
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  keypusher: [Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2018.01.15"]
[Round "-"]
[White "keypusher"]
[Black "greenwich"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2013"]
[BlackElo "1534"]

1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 Nf6 3. e3 Bg4 4. f3 Bh5 5. c4 e6 6. Qb3 b6 7. Nc3 Bd6 8. Nge2 Bxf4 9. Nxf4 c6 10. Kf2 O-O 11. g4 Bg6 12. h4 h6 13. Nxg6 fxg6 14. Kg2 Nbd7 15. g5 hxg5 16. hxg5 Nh5 17. f4 Nxf4+ 18. exf4 Rxf4 19. Rh3 Qxg5+ 20. Rg3 Rf2+ 21. Kxf2 Rf8+ 22. Kg2 Qf4 23. Ne2 Qf2+ 24. Kh1 Rf5 25. Qe3 1-0

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  thegoodanarchist: On T-34s:

Kenneth S Rogoff (kibitz #312326)

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  keypusher: <tga> thanks, appreciated. i explained why I asked on rogoff
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  keypusher: <WannaBe> Sorry, I never answered your question. The honest answer is, I don't know the ins and outs of this particular case, and ESPN doesn't link to any of the relevant court decisions.

What I'm guessing is that the collective bargaining agreement between the NFLPA and the league provides that appeals from league suspensions are going to be heard only in the federal courts for the Southern District of New York -- in other words, in Manhattan, where the NFL offices are. As you remember, the litigation over Tom Brady's suspension also took place in NYC.

Normally, a plaintiff can bring a case wherever he wants, provided that the place where the case is brought has some connection to whatever gave rise to the lawsuit and it's fair and not too burdensome to make the defendant litigate there. I'm sure Mr. Elliott or his attorney had some argument for why Texas was a fine place to litigate the suspension, and the trial court agreed with Mr. Elliott. But the NFL appealed to the 5th Circuit (the appellate court that oversees federal courts in Texas and neighboring states) which agreed that the case had to go to New York. The federal trial judge there upheld the suspension, and the Second Circuit (the federal appeals court that oversees the district courts in New York, Vermont, and Connecticut) agreed with her.

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  WannaBe: Thanks <keypusher> =)
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  chancho: <Any idea what happened to it?>

I noticed that yesterday.

Did you notice how he spelled Magnus?


Did Tolengoof hijack his account?

And yeah, I was banned from that page. Haha..


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  OhioChessFan: I noticed it Wednesday and posted on Odd Lie. I was wondering when other people would take note. I suspect <rogge> is about to get banned. And I'll put 10-1 odds it's Lotis Key ghostwriting.
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  rogge: Just happened. I'm honored... :)
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  OhioChessFan: I can't believe she tripled down on this.
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  chancho: Yup, unbelievable.
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  WannaBe: Wesley was jet-lagged and couldn't see the final results correctly, he was tied for first.


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  OhioChessFan: <Appaz> is about to get banned.
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  OhioChessFan: <I think it's your English.>

I've got a bad case of the giggles over that one.

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  keypusher: What is this outbreak of sedition on my moribundorum?
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  keypusher: PGN notation:

[Event "Challenge from keypusher"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2018.02.05"]
[Round "-"]
[White "greenwich"]
[Black "keypusher"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1534"]
[BlackElo "2013"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 d5 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bd3 Bd6 8. h3 O-O 9. Qe2 Re8 10. Qc2 Qe7 11. Bd2 Ne4 12. Nxe4 dxe4 13. Bxe4 Qxe4 14. Qb3 Nf6 15. Ng5 Qd5 16. Qxd5 Nxd5 17. O-O-O h6 18. Nf3 Bf5 19. Nh4 Bh7 20. Rde1 Nb4 21. a3 Nd3+ 0-1

Feb-14-18  ughaibu: Looking up your friend Burton, I find "he received the first rudiments of learning at the free school of Sutton Coldfield". You know the only other interesting fact about Sutton Coldfield? It was from thence that the magazine Chess issued.
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