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playground player
Member since Oct-01-06 · Last seen Nov-22-17
NJ--no rating. Favorites, Morphy, Marshall, Anderssen. Played a lot as a teen, then let it go for 40 years. Trying to reconstitute myself as a chess player.

Meanwhile, let this forum serve as a refuge from wild-eyed loony leftism. Here there will be no admiration for Hugo Chavez, Castro, or any of the other tin-pot dictators admired by chess players from the safety of freedom-loving Western democracies. Here will be found a premise that most of the nations of the world today are governed by Godless fools. Ours, too, unfortunately.

I was also going to say some uncomplimentary things about Queen Pawn games, the Sicilian and the French Defenses, Semi-Slav games, and a few other chess matters. But as those are purely questions of personal taste, I have chosen to leave them alone.

Since setting up this forum, I have also had several novels published: "Bell Mountain," "The Cellar Beneath the Cellar," and "The Thunder King." For more information about them (and me), visit my website, http://leeduigon.com/

Update, much delayed: my fourth book, "The Last Banquet," came out last year, and my fifth, "The Fugitive Prince," I expect to be published sometime this Spring. For book covers and free sample chapters, visit my blog.

Update again: "The Fugitive Prince" is out now and the next project is "The Palace." Editing is well advanced, but we're still waiting for a cover.

Update: "The Palace" is in print now along with No. 7, "The Glass Bridge," with No. 8, "The Temple," waiting in the wings. The first seven are all available via amazon.com.

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   playground player has kibitzed 5766 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-22-17 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> Scientists have discovered that American teens are a lot more depressed, even suicidal, than they used to be. Who would've thought it? http://leeduigon.com/2017/11/22/stu...
 
   Oct-30-17 W Adams vs H Lyman, 1946 (replies)
 
playground player: <catlover> The reason you couldn't find the name is because it's spelled "Santasiere."
 
   Oct-18-17 Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1865
 
playground player: I see the name of Adolf Anderssen, and I know it's gonna be great.
 
   Sep-22-17 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <jessicafischerqueen> Here are the gumboots that you ordered, madam. Really! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDo...
 
   Sep-12-17 F Rhine vs D Burris, 1997 (replies)
 
playground player: I kept asking myself, "When's he gonna castle?"
 
   Aug-13-17 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <Big Pawn> "Alt-right" is a label made up by leftids to describe something that probably does not exist.
 
   Aug-03-17 Karjakin vs Morozevich, 2009 (replies)
 
playground player: Does this pun hark back to "Release the Kraken!" in <Duel of the Titans>?
 
   Aug-02-17 F Thorbergsson vs Tal, 1964 (replies)
 
playground player: The promo for Guess the Move used to say, "Can you play like Tal?" Could anyone say "yes"?
 
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Nov-17-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Nov-17-17
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  playground player: <optimal play> Not to pass the buck, but Western Europe and Canada had these wicked parodies of marriage before the USA did. But that doesn't matter: leftids are the same the world over.
Nov-17-17
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  diceman: <optimal play:

Right throughout the campaign the "Yes" supporters repeatedly said this was only about "love">

Love of political power, wealth, and fascism.

When my great, great, civil rights champions, watch their people die. What they "say" about "marriage" ain't worth a hill of beans.

Particularly when they were on the opposite side of it, when it didn't suit them politically.

Nov-17-17
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  diceman: <playground player: <optimal play>

Not to pass the buck, but Western Europe and Canada had these wicked parodies of marriage before the USA did.>

At least until Islam takes over.

Nov-17-17  optimal play: <playground player: <optimal play> Not to pass the buck, but Western Europe and Canada had these wicked parodies of marriage before the USA did.> Is that right? I must admit I haven't closely followed the path along which Big Sodomy has travelled but when things happen in America that's when they seem to take off down here.

Did intersex public restrooms to cater for transgenders also start in Western Europe and Canada because I fear that may be next on the Big Sodomy agenda?

<diceman: <optimal play: Right throughout the campaign the "Yes" supporters repeatedly said this was only about "love"> Love of political power, wealth, and fascism.>

Yeah, their rainbow banners left off those details.

<diceman: <playground player: <optimal play> Not to pass the buck, but Western Europe and Canada had these wicked parodies of marriage before the USA did.> At least until Islam takes over.>

Then there'll be a return to Christianity.

Nov-18-17
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  cormier: Gospel

Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night?
Will he be slow to answer them?
I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily

Nov-18-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Nov-18-17
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  playground player: Meanwhile, yesterday I finished writing <The Temptation>, Book No. 11 of my Bell Mountain series.

Now what do I do?

Nov-18-17
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  playground player: <optimal play> Just wait till the fun really starts. Here are just a few of the stories out of Canada, in recent years.

Trinity University, an explicitly Christian school, fights efforts to withdraw accreditation unless the school endorses same-sex pseudomarriage.

Ontario insists that Catholic schools teach acceptance and "affirmation" of homosexuality.

Alberta insists that Christians who homeschool their children teach them the joys of "diversity," or else.

Rev. Stephen Boissoin, in Alberta, who wrote a letter to his local paper opposing "gay" indoctrination, was ordered by a "human rights" tribunal to publicly recant his beliefs and write letters in support of homosexual behavior. A real court intervened to put a stop to that, but not in time to prevent the minister's financial ruin.

Those are only a few of Canada's DeLuxe Fun Pack.

In Sweden a minister was jailed for preaching against homosexuality.

In the UK a bishop was arrested (briefly) for doing the same.

But of course none of those things will happen in Australia because the "Yes" crowd promised they wouldn't.

Nov-18-17  optimal play: <playground player: <optimal play> Just wait till the fun really starts.> Can't wait!

Anyway, congratulations on your latest book. Now you can take a holiday.

Nov-19-17
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  cormier: Gospel

'His master said to him, 'Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters,
I will give you great responsibilities.
Come, share your master's joy'

Nov-19-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Nov-20-17
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  playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> I'm taking requests for Christmas music on my blog, trying to post at least one a day leading up to Christmas. Requests can be made here, or there:

http://leeduigon.com/

Nov-20-17
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  cormier: Gospel

"What do you want me to do for you?"
"Lord, please let me see."

Nov-20-17
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  WannaBe: "Funny" story about me and X'mas tunes... (I do not like them, "trauma-tized as a teenager", story below)

Growing up, family always had Bing or Andy Williams X'mas tunes on cassette tape, we'd put them on for an hour or so, never thought anything of them.

Once I got to high school, I decided to join the (marching) band, so I'd have an excuse to get out of the house on Friday for football, or basketball pep-band.

(At the time I was already in orchestra, so I had the same music instructor, and he was super cool, extra class credit and two easy As)

But unknown to me, once football season's over, X'mas music starts, practices, practices, practices, 5-times a week for an hour.

Then the band perform the same tunes over, and over, and over, and over for the school basketball games, then the annual Belmont Shore Long Beach parade.

There's nothing, like a 4.5 mile parade route, shivering, and playing the same tunes, and doing it three years...

How I hate X'mas tunes. The only one I like, is "Little Drummer Boy", probably because we didn't have to learn/practice/play that one. =))

Nov-20-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Nov-21-17
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  cormier: Gospel

The Son of Man has come to seek
and to save what was lost

Nov-21-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Nov-21-17
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  playground player: <WannaBe> You are excused.

In 7th grade our whole home room was drafted into the school choir, which meant lots of practice for the Christmas program. Most of the boys in the class were at that wonderful time of life when your voice changes--not at all conducive to singing. I made sure I wasn't in that home room the next year.

Nov-21-17
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  OhioChessFan: <pp: Those are only a few of Canada's DeLuxe Fun Pack.

In Sweden a minister was jailed for preaching against homosexuality.

In the UK a bishop was arrested (briefly) for doing the same.

But of course none of those things will happen in Australia because the "Yes" crowd promised they wouldn't.>

As your intrepid correspondent said 4 years ago in this very forum,

<I think within 20 years they'll be dragging preachers out of churches who dare speak against the Gay Agenda.>

playground player chessforum (kibitz #5933)

Nov-22-17
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  playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> Scientists have discovered that American teens are a lot more depressed, even suicidal, than they used to be. Who would've thought it?

http://leeduigon.com/2017/11/22/stu...

Nov-22-17
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  diceman: <WannaBe:

The only one I like, is "Little Drummer Boy">

That was the first song I ever learned!

Had to do it in my first grade school play.

Practiced it over and over again.
Sung it for family members.
Sung it at family events.
My older cousins had tape recorders,
and recorded it.

Right before the school play, I
got a nasty cold/fever, and mom
kept me home the day of the play. :)

Nov-22-17
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  OhioChessFan: Thank You Lord-Don Moen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K44...

Nov-22-17
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  cormier: Gospel

Why did you not put my money in a bank?

Nov-22-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
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