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playground player
Member since Oct-01-06 · Last seen Apr-20-18
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.

Update: No. 8, "The Temple," and No.9, "The Throne," are now in print, with No. 10, "The Silver Trumpet,"due for release any day now.

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   playground player has kibitzed 5915 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-20-18 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> Winter just doesn't seem to want to let go, around here. It's too cold to sit outside and write, if I try to do it indoors, the phone keeps ringing, and I have yet to receive the spark that starts a new book--so I'm still high and dry. My 10th ...
 
   Feb-26-18 Dubois vs Duke Karl / Casabianca / Preti, 1855 (replies)
 
playground player: Nice one!
 
   Feb-16-18 optimal play chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <Optimal Play> I can't think of anyone who says yes, people diagnosed with serious psychiatric disorders or who have extensive criminal records should be allowed to acquire and own as many guns as they please. Have you heard anybody say that?
 
   Jan-15-18 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <jessicafischerqueen> You may be the only other human being on earth who can appreciate the potential of this idea: <Tarzan Goes to Middle-Earth>. The Lord of the Jungle vs. the Lord of the Rings! Can you say "Kreeg-ah!"?
 
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Apr-15-18
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Apr-16-18
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  playground player: <OCF> Thanks, it's done.
Apr-16-18
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  cormier: Gospel
"Work not for the food that is lost, but for the food that dwells in eternal life"
Apr-16-18
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  technical draw: <cormier> That's John 6:27. The word "work" is better translated as labour or strife. Since one must work to eat or feed family. But the striving should be reserved for the things that are of the spirit.
Apr-16-18
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  diceman: <jessicafischerqueen:

On my home front, I'm certain <Unjustin Trudeau> and all standing liberal party premiers will fall in the upcoming election.>

Trudeau is definitely a Prime Minister
who likes to get his hands dirty:

<While news media focused on his adoption of Indian dress on a recent family holiday to India, less well known is that the Canadian Prime Minister and ex-drama teacher also adopted other aspects of Indian culture during his vacation. These included @#$%ting in the street and wiping his arse with his hand.>

Apr-16-18
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Apr-16-18
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  cormier: my computer is not working good ?????
Apr-17-18
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  cormier: Gospel
"It is not Moses, it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven"
Apr-17-18
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Apr-17-18  ketchuplover: New Piece Value Formula = 1 point per reachable square + 1 point per supporting piece - 1 point for defending pieces.
Apr-17-18
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  playground player: <Steamed Colleagues> *Sigh* No end to the mischief perpetrated by what we laughingly call our public education system.

http://leeduigon.com/2018/04/17/a-c...

Apr-17-18
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  playground player: <diceman> Do you have a source for that anecdote? It's gotta be satire, right?
Apr-18-18
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  optimal play: <Off Yourself in Style April 16, 2018>

<at the annual Amsterdam Funeral wingding, an “euthanasia activist” from Australia displayed his hot new suicide machine>

Philip Nitschke aka "Dr Death" is a very controversial figure down here and I'm pretty sure his latest suicide machine wouldn't be legal in this country. Or at least not legally marketable.

In other news down here, a prominent rugby player is in trouble for "anti-gay" tweets.

Israel Folau is a conservative Christian and rugby star who was asked this question by a rugby fan on Instagram:

"What was god's plan for gay people?"

Folau's repy:

"Hell... unless they repent of their sins and turn to God."

Well, you can imagine the uproar.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-...

So Folau followed up with a tweet from Matthew 5:

"Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

"Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake."

Now just to make things more interesting, the Wallabies, for which Israel Folau plays, is sponsored by QANTAS whose CEO is Alan Joyce, who you may recall is the no.1 cheerleader for gay rights in Australia.

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It will be interesting to see how this plays out, since Folau is not just any rugby player, but one of the best in the world.

Apr-18-18
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  playground player: <optimal play> Anyone else would be recanting and groveling by now.
Apr-18-18
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  cormier: Gospel
For this is the will of my Father,
that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life.
Apr-18-18
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Apr-19-18
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  diceman: <playground player: <diceman> Do you have a source for that anecdote?>

It was one of the side stories
in a post by BP about global warming.

Big Pawn chessforum (kibitz #2914)

<It's gotta be satire, right?>

I sure hope so.

Unfortunately, everything Justin Trudeau does sound like satire. :)

Apr-19-18
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  playground player: <diceman> I've read the item and I'm going to assume it's satire. I mean, even Trudeau can't be that crass--can he?
Apr-19-18
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  diceman: <playground player:

I mean, even Trudeau can't be that crass--can he?>

There was a time when the story was enough to decide

Today's liberalism is only about the vote. So I would say it's satire, not because it's insane, but because
there aren't enough Indian voters in
Canada to bother.

Give Justin enough votes, and he'll
do it with a smile!

Apr-19-18
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  cormier: Gospel
"I am the living bread that came down from heaven"
Apr-19-18
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Apr-20-18
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  cormier: Gospel
For my Flesh is true food,
and my Blood is true drink.
Apr-20-18
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Apr-20-18
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  playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> Winter just doesn't seem to want to let go, around here. It's too cold to sit outside and write, if I try to do it indoors, the phone keeps ringing, and I have yet to receive the spark that starts a new book--so I'm still high and dry.

My 10th <Bell Mountain> book, <The Silver Trumpet>, was supposed to be published in January, but got caught in an editorial bottleneck. It should be coming soon.

Apr-20-18
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  optimal play: <Sydney has its hottest April day on record and the endless summer looks set to continue>

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-...

<Esteemed Colleagues> Summer just doesn't seem to want to let go, around here. It's too hot to sit outside and read, if I try to do it indoors, the phone keeps ringing, but I'm determined to finish this new book on global warming, which seems more in evidence each passing year.

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