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If you think of posting at Kenneth S Rogoff,
Count to twelve, then permanently log off.

Iím sure youíve run across articles about him in magazines. About how when he was a kid, he almost died from carbon monoxide poisoning huffing fumes from barbecue propane tanks, and how he was later diagnosed with having a monoamine oxidase A deficiency ó whatís called a MAOA-deficiency ó which made him abnormally belligerent Ö
What made him abnormally belligerent, the deficiency or the diagnosis?
Never mind.
Ö so he was always in and out of reform schools and jails. But he developed into this incredibly ferocious player. And then the year after he won his first Ma Ling Masters, he was in a Koruís Department Store, which is like the Bougainvillean equivalent of Sears, and he was buying a pair of maracas and the salesperson suggested that he purchase a service contract for the maracas, and Offramp very courteously declined ó heís normally a very soft-spoken, urbane person ó but the clerk got increasingly aggressive about this service contract, and finally Offramp just lost it and bludgeoned him to death with the ceremonial war club he always carries around with him. So he had to leave the country and he missed two full seasons. And then when he came back, he was appearing on The Patimo Nambuka Show (which is like the Good Morning America of Bougainville), and an anaconda swallowed his mom in the green room.>

- Mark Leyner, The Tetherballs of Bougainville.

CR Wynn: "There are few mysteries on the internet. Offramp is one of them."
- Mamedyarov vs Topalov, 2017 (kibitz #11)

ColeTrane: "Offramp says a lot of garbage."
- H Mestre Bellido vs T Bakre, 2012 (kibitz #15)

Luzhin: "Offramp is writing from a secure unit where patients are well-treated by a team of dedicated professionals."
- Short vs E Blomqvist, 2017 (kibitz #12)

SirRuthless: "If you have a minute do a little research on King Leopold and his actions in the Belgian Congo. It's eye opening. Offramp chose that monster as his avatar and it was no accident. Wonderful human being this <offramp> is."
- Altibox Norway (2017) (kibitz #82)

SirRuthless: "Ahh it's Albert Pike, my mistake. Sorry about that <offramp>. I'll leave my posts up as a lesson to anyone else who makes a similar mistake and a record of my error."
- Altibox Norway (2017) (kibitz #88)


"Are you one of the frightened?"
- Boris Karloff

Voted Worst Fanirmod 10 years in a row.

Chess columnist of the <Weekly Northern Whig & Intelligencer>.

I am a noted expert on Teplitz-SchŲnau (1922) upon which I have written nine "SchŲnographs": learned disquisitions on that intriguing tournament. Available at for $0.01 each.

Lead singer and guitarist of the Norwegian black metal band Dementert Freaks. Search for "I Wee-Wee On Your Jellyfish Sting."

A great passion of mine is to fire up the old Merlin GTS autogyro and take her up to about 5,500 metres. I take a laptop with me but I no longer post while airborne since one post made me laugh so hard that I crashed my gyrocopter.

I was born in Hong Kong and in 2005 I was required to complete National Service in the Chinese military. I was taught how to fly a Xian H-6 jet bomber. One of my missions was to carpet-bomb the town of Bishkek in Uzbekistan. A local chess tournament was taking place at the time and I later found out that I had killed 166 chess players which I believe to be the record.

I am an Honorary member of The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts and a Freeman of the City of Prince George, British Columbia and a Member of the Order of Skinner & PJ Proby's Horse and the Supreme Orator of the Order of the Acrimonious Virgin.

I have published an autobiography called <I BLEW A BILLION BUCKS ON BIKES BABES BARBITURATES BULLETS BOMBS AND BENONIS: <My Journey of Personal Discovery from Tunguska to Roswell Via Krakatoa and Hiroshima>>. It is available at for £0.01p.

I graduated from Lead City University, Hut 8, Zone B, Lagos, Nigeria with a thesis on speech act theory and moral language.

I once worked at LUSH and I have made a replica pistol out of black soap which I intend to present to Donald Trump when he visits Britain by jumping out of the crowd and handing it to him.

My philosophy is this:

Work like the ponies in coalmines.
Dance like the teardrop explodes.
Love like you're Frank in Blue Velvet.
Play chess like you're desperate to lose.

My Dad was Irish, but I am very English. In the following video I give advice on how to pronounce Flaming Nora.

My favourite players of all time are:
1 Frank James Marshall
2 Moshe Czerniak
3 Harry Nelson Pillsbury
4 Vladimir Simagin
5 Denis Khismatullin
6 Gustav Richard Neumann
7 Carl Theodor Goering
8 Rudolf Swiderski
9 Siegbert Tarrasch
10 Hugh Alexander Kennedy
11 Ernst Ludwig Klein.

My birthday is 29th March. I have two young children.

I am a lover of ecclesiastical architecture. I like Hawksmoor, Gibbs and Archer. In 2018 I'm hoping to visit both Santiago de Compostela and Rome. North France, as well. It is not easy because I never learned to drive a petrol vehicle, although I am trained to drive an electric train.

I spend many hours listening to Old-Time Radio (OTR). I also like pre-code comics.

>> Click here to see offramp's game collections. Full Member
   Current net-worth: 950 chessbucks
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   offramp has kibitzed 18092 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-21-19 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
offramp: <ROUND 9> Shankland - Carlsen 0-1 40 Radjabov - Fedoseev 1-0 37 Giri - Van Foreest 1-0 61 Nepomniachtchi - Vidit 1-0 44 Kramnik - Ding 0-1 60 Mamedyarov - Duda 0-1 71 Rapport - Anand 0-1 51
   Jan-21-19 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
offramp: <ROUND 9> Shankland - Carlsen 0-1 Radjabov - Fedoseev 1-0 Giri - Van Foreest 1-0 Nepomniachtchi - Vidit 1-0 Kramnik - Ding 0-1 Mamedyarov - Duda 0-1 Rapport - Anand 0-1
   Jan-21-19 Ilya Yulyevich Smirin
offramp: The name <"il y a s'mir in"> is a complete sentence in French.
   Jan-21-19 Rozentalis vs B Bok, 2014 (replies)
offramp: Benny Bok is the winner of two GsOTD in a row! Well done to him. "Bok Towers" is a pun on Bok Tower in Lake Wales, Florida (or perhaps Lake Florida, Wales). Florida is the home state of Its main tower resembles St Dunstan in the West, London. ...
   Jan-20-19 J L Watson vs B Bok, 2015 (replies)
offramp: I fed it into Huskisson's Internet Pun Index and was surprised to see that it gives today's pun a measly 3/10. That's pretty low.
   Jan-20-19 Carlsen vs R Rapport, 2019 (replies)
offramp: The knight was as solid as a rock on d5... but Carlsen is relocating it. Which of us would have done that?
   Jan-19-19 offramp chessforum
offramp: [Event "Rated Blitz game"] [Site " "] [Date "2019.01.19"] [Round "-"] [White "offramp"] [Black "word20"] [Result "1-0"] [UTCDate "2019.01.19"] [UTCTime "18:00:01"] [WhiteElo "1338"] [BlackElo "1342"] [WhiteRatingDiff ...
   Jan-19-19 Julius Perlis (replies)
offramp: <Retireborn> this site is the only major site in the world where Perl is the programming language.
   Jan-19-19 Carlsen vs Mamedyarov, 2019 (replies)
offramp: <cormier: 1. = (0.00): 44...Kd4 45.Bxb5 e3 46.Kf1(T) Ra1+ 47.Ke2 Ra2+ 48.Kf1 Ra1+ 2. = (0.00): 44...e3 45.Bxb5 Kd4 46.Kf1(T)> What is the (T)?
   Jan-19-19 Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1900 (replies)
offramp: <KEG>. one of your best! Many thanks.
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  offramp: <thegoodanarchist: What about <<<<This is Karpov whom Nigel Short beat on the way to becoming challenger for the World Championship crown,>>> maybe?>

What is your English verdict on that?>

Yeah! or

<Maybe this is perhaps the Karpov what Nigel Short of beat on the way to bean challenger for the World Championship crown, innit maybe yes no no yes???>

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  morfishine: Good Lord, Dear <offramp> (correctly spelled in all small-case)

I forgot what I was going to say


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  morfishine: Dear <offramp> I hope you have a great New Year!
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  offramp: And you, dear <Morfishine>.

What an eventful year we had.

It was sad about Daniel, but WHAT ABOUT BP!!!! LOL!!!!!

Every time I think about it I laugh like a stupid moron!!

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  morfishine: It was such a shock to lose Daniel, and quite awkward for myself since we were just corresponding in a meaningful way when he passed.

I don't have much to say about <BP>. I'm one to always acknowledge good points and <BP> was a friend when discussing historical events, like WWI or WWII

And while I am a conservative (politically) our friend <BP> was so conservative, he just was "off the wall" when it came to discussing liberals, socialists, social-democrats, etc. It was just too much

A permanent suspension was in order here I think; but even <CG> stated "permanent" may not be so permanent

I hope nothing interferes with your outrageous wit here at <CG>. I truly treasure following your posts

Again, I wish you a prosperous and engaging New Year!

Best always, morf


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  offramp: I just saw this colossal game at TCEC. Interesting despite its huge length.

[Event "TCEC Season 14 - Division 1"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2018.12.24"]
[Round "28.3"]
[White "LCZero v19.1-11248"]
[Black "Fritz 16.10"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B92"]
[WhiteElo "3227"]
[BlackElo "3200"]
[PlyCount "615"]
[EventDate "2018.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Be3 Be6 9. Nd5 Nxd5 10. exd5 Bf5 11. Qd2 O-O 12. Na5 Qc7 13. O-O Bg6 14. Qc3 Bd8 15. Qxc7 Bxc7 16. b4 Nd7 17. Rfc1 Rab8 18. f3 Rfc8 19. c4 Bxa5 20. bxa5 Rc7 21. Rc3 Nc5 22. Ra3 Re8 23. h4 Rcc8 24. Bf1 Rc7 25. Rd1 Nd7 26. Rd2 f5 27. f4 e4 28. Rb2 Bh5 29. Bd4 Re7 30. Kf2 Nc5 31. Ke3 Bg4 32. Rb6 Red7 33. Bc3 Kf7 34. Bd4 Kg8 35. Bb2 Kf7 36. Bc3 Bh5 37. Bd4 Bg4 38. Bc3 Bh5 39. Ba1 Rc8 40. Kd2 Bg4 41. Ke3 Bh5 42. Bd4 Bg4 43. Bc3 Rcc7 44. Bb2 Rd8 45. Kd2 Rdd7 46. Bd4 Rc8 47. Ke3 Rcc7 48. g3 Rc8 49. Bb2 Rcd8 50. Bd4 Rc8 51. Bc3 Rg8 52. Kd4 Rc8 53. Ke3 Rg8 54. Bb4 Rc8 55. Kd4 Ke7 56. Bd2 Rdc7 57. Bc3 Rd7 58. Ke3 Kf7 59. Bb2 Rcc7 60. Bc3 Rc8 61. Bd4 Rcc7 62. Bb2 Rc8 63. Ba1 Rcd8 64. Kd4 Rc8 65. Bc3 Ke7 66. Be1 Kf6 67. Bb4 Ke7 68. Bd2 Rdc7 69. Rb1 Kd7 70. Ke3 Kd8 71. Bb4 Re7 72. Rc3 Rcc7 73. Ba3 Red7 74. Kd4 Ke8 75. Rb6 Ke7 76. Rc1 Na4 77. Rb4 Nc5 78. Rcb1 Bf3 79. Rb6 Na4 80. R6b4 Nc5 81. Bh3 g6 82. Bf1 h5 83. Rb6 Na4 84. R6b3 Nc5 85. Rb4 Bg4 86. Rb6 Na4 87. R6b4 Nc5 88. Ke3 Bf3 89. Re1 Rd8 90. Ra1 Rcd7 91. Rab1 Rc7 92. Re1 Rdd7 93. Kd4 Rc8 94. Rb2 Bg4 95. Rb6 Na4 96. Rb4 Nc5 97. Ra1 Rcc7 98. Rb6 Na4 99. Rb4 Nc5 100. Re1 Rc8 101. Ke3 Rg8 102. Reb1 Rc8 103. Rb6 Rcc7 104. R6b2 Na4 105. Rb4 Nc5 106. Rc1 Rc8 107. Bb2 Rg8 108. a3 Rc8 109. Re1 Bf3 110. Ra1 Rdc7 111. Bd4 Rd7 112. Bb2 Rdc7 113. a4 Bg4 114. Ba3 Rd8 115. Rb6 Rdd7 116. Bb2 Rd8 117. Bd4 Rdd7 118. Rbb1 Rc8 119. Rb4 Bf3 120. Bb2 Bg4 121. Ba3 Kf7 122. Rb6 Rcc7 123. Rb4 Rc8 124. Re1 Ke7 125. Kd4 Rcc7 126. Ra1 Bf3 127. Rb6 Bg4 128. Rb2 Kf7 129. Rab1 Ke7 130. Ra1 Kf7 131. Rab1 Ke7 132. Rb4 Bf3 133. Ra1 Kf6 134. Ke3 Kf7 135. Rab1 Ke8 136. Rb6 Ke7 137. Bxc5 Rxc5 138. Rxb7 Rxa5 139. R7b4 Rc7 140. Ra1 Kf7 141. Rb8 Bg4 142. Rd8 Ke7 143. Rg8 Kf7 144. Rh8 Rd7 145. Kd4 Bf3 146. Rb8 Re7 147. Ra3 Rd7 148. Ra1 Re7 149. Ra3 Rd7 150. Rb4 Ke7 151. Ra1 Ra7 152. Rb8 Rc7 153. Rg8 Kf7 154. Rd8 Ke7 155. Rg8 Kf7 156. Rh8 Rd7 157. Ke3 Bg4 158. Rb8 Rc7 159. Kd4 Bf3 160. Ra2 Bd1 161. Ra1 Bf3 162. Rd8 Ke7 163. Rh8 Rd7 164. Kc3 Kf7 165. Kd2 Bg4 166. Kc2 Bf3 167. Kc3 Rc5 168. Rh7+ Ke8 169. Rh8+ Kf7 170. Re1 Rdc7 171. Kd4 Rd7 172. Rb1 Kg7 173. Rhb8 Ra5 174. Ra1 Kf6 175. Re8 Kg7 176. Re6 Kf7 177. Kc3 Rc5 178. Re1 Bg4 179. Rb1 Ra5 180. Ra1 Rc5 181. a5 Rc8 182. Kd4 Rb8 183. c5 dxc5+ 184. Kxc5 Rbd8 185. Re5 Rc8+ 186. Kd4 Rb7 187. d6 Rb4+ 188. Kd5 Rc2 189. d7 Rd2+ 190. Kc5 Rbd4 191. Bc4+ Rxc4+ 192. Kxc4 Rxd7 193. Rb1 Be2+ 194. Kc5 Rc7+ 195. Kd6 Ra7 196. Rc1 Bd3 197. Rc7+ Rxc7 198. Kxc7 Bf1 199. Kb6 Bc4 200. Kc5 Be6 201. Kd4 Ke7 202. Rc5 Kd6 203. Rc2 Bd7 204. Rc5 Be6 205. Rc3 Bd7 206. Rc4 Bb5 207. Rc8 Ke6 208. Rb8 Bd3 209. Rb6+ Kf7 210. Kc3 Be2 211. Rb2 Bf1 212. Rb1 Bd3 213. Rb4 Kg7 214. Rb6 Kf7 215. Kd2 Bf1 216. Rb1 Bd3 217. Rb4 Kg7 218. Ke3 Bf1 219. Rb1 Bc4 220. Rb7+ Kf6 221. Rb6+ Kf7 222. Rb2 Ke6 223. Kd4 Bd3 224. Rb4 Kf7 225. Rb6 Kg7 226. Rc6 Bb5 227. Rc5 Bd3 228. Ke5 e3 229. Rc7+ Kh6 230. Kd4 e2 231. Rc1 Bb5 232. Ke3 Kg7 233. Kd2 Kf6 234. Rc5 Bd3 235. Rd5 Bc4 236. Rd4 Bb5 237. Rd6+ Kf7 238. Rd5 Bc4 239. Rd4 Bb5 240. Rd6 Bc4 241. Rb6 Bd3 242. Ke1 Bc4 243. Rb4 Bd3 244. Rd4 Bb5 245. Rd6 Bc4 246. Rb6 Bd3 247. Rb3 Bc4 248. Rc3 Bb5 249. Rc5 Bd3 250. Re5 Bc4 251. Kd2 Kf6 252. Rc5 Bd3 253. Rd5 Bc4 254. Re5 Kf7 255. Rc5 Bd3 256. Rc1 Bb5 257. Rb1 Bc4 258. Rb2 Bd3 259. Rb6 Bc4 260. Rb4 Bd3 261. Ke1 Kg7 262. Rb3 Bc4 263. Rb7+ Kf6 264. Rb2 Kf7 265. Rb6 Bd3 266. Rb7+ Ke6 267. Rg7 Kf6 268. Rd7 Bc4 269. Rc7 Bb5 270. Rc5 Bd3 271. Rc6+ Kf7 272. Rc8 Ke6 273. Rb8 Ke7 274. Rb3 Bc4 275. Rb6 Kf7 276. Rd6 Kg7 277. Rd2 Kf7 278. Rd4 Bb5 279. Rb4 Bd3 280. g4 hxg4 281. Rb7+ Kg8 282. Rc7 Bb5 283. Kd2 Kh8 284. Rc5 Bd3 285. Re5 Bc4 286. h5 Kh7 287. Re7+ Kh6 288. hxg6 Kxg6 289. Re5 Kf6 290. Rc5 Bd3 291. Rc6+ Ke7 292. Rc3 Bb5 293. Rc5 e1=R 294. Kxe1 Bd7 295. Rc7 Kd6 296. Rb7 Bc8 297. Rb8 Kc7 298. Rb6 Bb7 299. Rf6 Bc8 300. Kd2 Kd8 301. Ke3 Ke7 302. Rb6 Ke8 303. Kd4 Ke7 304. Ke5 Ke8 305. Rb8 Kd7 306. Kxf5 g3 307. Kg4 g2 308. Rb1 1-0

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  WinKing: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you <offramp>!

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  offramp: <Morfishine>, many thanks. Many many thanks, and first of all Christmas greetings at this holy time of the year.

I always like seeing your posts whenever they occur, but donít forget I never see the ones at Rogoff or KCafť. I donít go there! So I rarely saw BPís posts EXCEPT after Danielís death when he started to spread out, especially to the Support Forum.

There, his malignancy became overwhelming, and he ended up suspended.

Has this site calmed down since that ban? I think so. Others may not.

BTW, I opted out of all politics about 30 years ago. Politics are almost as big a waste of time as chess.

I always vote, though.

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  Count Wedgemore: Merry Christmas from Norway, dear <offramp>!
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  Penguincw: Hi <offramp>. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.
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  offramp: I like the <Carry On> films. How about a second XI?

Roy Kinnear, Bert Kwouk, Danny Wilde, Arthur Lowe, David Jason, Spike Milligan (occasionally), .... er...

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  offramp: I asked a question somewhere at this site:

Q: "When was the last piece sacrifice in a classical World Championship game?"

And later supplied the answer:
Anand vs Topalov, 2010.

5 and a half matches ago.

Jan-03-19  fabelhaft: Maybe depends a bit on the definition of piece sacrifice... Anand also sacrificed a piece for two pawns on move 31 in game 7 in the 2014 match, even if that was in the endgame, and to save a draw.

Carlsen vs Anand, 2014

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  offramp: A piece of silly football commentary:

<"They have DOUBLED their lead!!!">

Why do they only use this clichť when the score is 1-0 becoming 2-0?

I am not a soccer fan, as you know.

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  thegoodanarchist: <offramp: Melly kell iknew yara!!>

And same to you!

(Whatever it means...)

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  offramp: It is Polynesian for Merry New Year!
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  offramp: There has been a scandalous alteration to the home page at this site!!

The degree of difficulty of the daily chess puzzle is now ABOVE the diagram!!

Do we have to tolerate this??

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  offramp: LiChess recently tweeted this:

<Lichess user german11 just became the first user to reach <300,000> games! Congrats!>

Can you imagine that??

They also tweeted this:

<New record: 31 million standard rated games played in December 2018. All available for download on . Quite the gap from November's 26 million.>

That reminded me to update my database of internet games.

Previously this was...

<... 17.4 Yottabytes in total size (unzipped).

It contains a huge number of games.

However, recent research, as well as three months of internet chess and computer tournaments, have swollen that number alarmingly.

Stay tuned!

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  WinKing: Hi offramp,

<<>Tata Steel Masters 2019<>>

2 more days!

Countdown to the Tata Steel Masters 2019:

♘Alkmaar♘Wijk aan Zee♗Leiden♗

This tournament will run from January 12th thru January 27th 2019. (13 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Giri, Kramnik, Anand, Nepomniachtchi, Radjabov, Duda, Rapport, Shankland, Fedoseev, Vidit & Van Foreest

Average rating: 2753 (as of 1/7/19) - Category XXI


<<>Tata Steel Masters 2019<>>

Schedule -

Round 1 is Saturday, January 12th & it starts @ 13:30hrs(1:30pm) Wijk aan Zee time(7:30am chessgames time)

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: lostemperor (FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS) - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in)

User: Golden Executive - (The Game Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in) This year will be the 11th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2018 - 11 years running)

User: OhioChessFan (Moves Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in) This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.


Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

ChessBookie Game

Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!


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  offramp: I am not a big gambler, but I have found a site that does chess betting:

E.g., Year-end World Number 1 (Classical Chess 2019)

Carlsen, Magnus 3/10
Caruana, Fabiano 5/1
Liren Ding 11/1.

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<The A0 Memorandum.>

People have been saying for about 10 years that top level chess has become as dry as a Baptist's bollocks.

We've had years and years of that poxy Berlin Defence. There has not been a piece sacrifice in a World Ch match since 2010! (Anand Nh6! v Topalov.)

In the past, after very arid periods, a new supernova of sacrifice has come along: Morphy after Staunton, Alekhine after Capablanca, Tal after Botvinnik, Kasparov after Karpov.

AND NOW we have α0! She gives up 2, 3, 4 pawns without missing a screech on its cassette-tape program. Is it possible that hu-mans will follow the example of ro-man?

Will this be chess's latest or even last resurgence?

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  OhioChessFan: ** Coming In a Few Hours! **

Tata Steel 2019 Moves Prediction Contest. Conducted by the Legendary <chessmoron> and hosted at Graceland, home of Elvis. Click on Elvis for details.

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  morfishine: Dear <offramp> The most recent World Chess championship displayed that the players are getting closer and closer to playing just like computers. This has added an element of Desert dryness not seen before.

There are two directions to go to avoid this: (1) Shorten time controls, which adds errors, which adds wins, which ultimately adds excitement, or (2) Trend towards Chess960 where variable starting positions rules out memorizing a mind-numbing list of openings 20+ moves in length. This too will add errors, add wins and ultimately adds excitement. So, we see the common denominator is 'excitement' which sadly tells me, humans just want to be entertained

To hell with who actually wins


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  offramp: I made a New Yearís resolution to play more chess on Lichess.

Yesterday there was a period where I <actually> had some spare time.

I thought,

<ďI donít feel like playing chess, but Iíve got 10 spare minute, so letís DO IT!!Ē>

I played very badly and I was wiped off the board very quickly.

These chess ♟professionals, there must be many days when they do not want to play chess, but they must, itís their job, and they go down like a sack of spuds 🥔 in 20 moves and everyone laughs and the game goes into anthologies etc. Harsh!

There is one good thing about being Chessgamesís resident joker: if I do my job badly no one laughs.

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  offramp: [Event "Rated Blitz game"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2019.01.19"]
[Round "-"]
[White "offramp"]
[Black "word20"]
[Result "1-0"]
[UTCDate "2019.01.19"]
[UTCTime "18:00:01"]
[WhiteElo "1338"]
[BlackElo "1342"]
[WhiteRatingDiff "+10"]
[BlackRatingDiff "-10"]
[Variant "Standard"]
[TimeControl "180+2"]
[ECO "A10"]
[Opening "English Opening"]
[Termination "Normal"]

1. c4 [%clk 0:03:00] d6 [%clk 0:03:00] 2. b4 [%clk 0:02:58] g6 [%clk 0:03:02] 3. Bb2 [%clk 0:02:47] Nf6 [%clk 0:03:03] 4. Nf3 [%clk 0:02:45] Bg7 [%clk 0:03:04] 5. Qb3 [%clk 0:02:41] e5 [%clk 0:03:03] 6. Ng5 [%clk 0:02:39] Nfd7 [%clk 0:02:55] 7. Nxf7 [%clk 0:02:15] Kxf7 [%clk 0:02:54] 8. c5+ [%clk 0:02:16] Kf8 [%clk 0:02:46] 9. cxd6 [%clk 0:02:05] cxd6 [%clk 0:02:46] 10. e4 [%clk 0:01:51] Nf6 [%clk 0:02:46] 11. h4 [%clk 0:01:28] Qe7 [%clk 0:02:44] 12. h5 [%clk 0:01:26] Be6 [%clk 0:02:46] 13. Qf3 [%clk 0:01:21] Bf7 [%clk 0:02:27] 14. Bd3 [%clk 0:01:11] a6 [%clk 0:02:20] 15. Qh3 [%clk 0:01:00] Nbd7 [%clk 0:02:19] 16. h6 [%clk 0:00:58] Be6 [%clk 0:02:14] 17. hxg7+ [%clk 0:00:57] Kf7 [%clk 0:02:15] 18. gxh8=N+ [%clk 0:00:54] Rxh8 [%clk 0:02:13] 19. Qf3 [%clk 0:00:51] Bg4 [%clk 0:02:10] 20. Qg3 [%clk 0:00:47] Nb6 [%clk 0:02:05] 21. Bc3 [%clk 0:00:47] h5 [%clk 0:01:51] 22. Na3 [%clk 0:00:46] Na4 [%clk 0:01:46] 23. Nc4 [%clk 0:00:44] Nxc3 [%clk 0:01:44] 24. dxc3 [%clk 0:00:45] Qd7 [%clk 0:01:41] 25. Ne3 [%clk 0:00:44] Qa4 [%clk 0:01:40] 26. Nd5 [%clk 0:00:42] Qa3 [%clk 0:01:32] 27. O-O [%clk 0:00:41] Nd7 [%clk 0:01:24] 28. Qe3 [%clk 0:00:38] Qa4 [%clk 0:01:20] 29. Qg5 [%clk 0:00:37] Qc6 [%clk 0:01:17] 30. f4 [%clk 0:00:37] exf4 [%clk 0:01:09] 31. Qe7+ [%clk 0:00:37] Kg8 [%clk 0:01:05] 32. Rxf4 [%clk 0:00:37] Rh7 [%clk 0:01:02] 33. Qe8+ [%clk 0:00:36] 1-0

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