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playground player
Member since Oct-01-06 · Last seen Jan-16-17
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 5423 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-16-17 Greenland Open (2003)
 
playground player: <sleepkid> Actually, at the time Eric the Red first visited it, the parts of Greenland that he saw really were green and quite suitable for colonization. That was in the 11th century. By the 15th the climate had changed--no SUVs or air conditioners involved--and ...
 
   Jan-15-17 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <Phony Benoni> Blessed are the peacemakers--and that means you. The Lord grant you a speedy and complete recovery.
 
   Jan-14-17 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: Oh, boy! The German Green Party proposes that the government subsidize trysts with prostitutes! Only for those who can't afford it otherwise, of course. http://leeduigon.com/2017/01/14/you... You know the architects of Obamacare are kicking themselves round the block for ...
 
   Jan-12-17 C Csiszar vs B Purton, 2006 (replies)
 
playground player: And they say *my* name is hard to pronounce!
 
   Jan-11-17 optimal play chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <Big Pawn> I'm confused about your position. The Bible says <"all have sinned"> (Romans 3:23 ) and <"there is none righteous, no, not one"> (Romans 3:10). You say 1 John 3:10 says, literally, and plainly, that anyone who has been born again **cannot** ...
 
   Jan-03-17 T Mauwa vs R Cecchetti, 1996 (replies)
 
playground player: When you know your opponent is not an idiot, and you see him make a move that looks like it was made by an idiot--beware!
 
   Dec-31-16 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: Happy New Year, everybody! <Big Pawn> If God by His sovereign grace has imputed Christ's righteousness to each of us who believes in Christ... why would He have to do that, if we are no longer capable of sinning? Does not Christ's righteousness cover everything we ...
 
   Dec-20-16 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <jessicafischerqueen> A rarely discussed aspect of chess... https://leeduigon.com/2016/12/20/th...
 
   Dec-18-16 hms123 chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <hms123> Hi, Mr. Bridge Player! If you're interested in reading any more of them, <Bell Mountain No. 9>, <The Throne>, is to be published next month. How've you been?
 
   Dec-05-16 D Fridman vs H Odeev, 1996 (replies)
 
playground player: Gee, for once the bleeding obvious was right.
 
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Jan-10-17
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  diceman: I love this:

<After two suicide attempts>

What?
You mean coming to grips with what you are wasn't, empowering, enlightening?

Jan-10-17
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  diceman: <OhioChessFan:

Wait until the proponents of beastiality start marrying their pets. They will use the very same arguments the homosexuals used.>

You sound canine, equine, fowl, phobic!

NAACB

National Association for the Advancement of Consensual Beastiality.

Jan-10-17
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  cormier: Gospel: "He taught as a man who has authority" ....... "What is this? A new teaching with authority.
Jan-10-17
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  playground player: <Robed Bishop> And I'm afraid you're right!
Jan-10-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Jan-10-17
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  diceman: <Robed.Bishop:

I'm tempted to say we should bring him to America and parade him around college campuses and say, "See, this absurdity is the progression of your ideas!" But I'm afraid they would approve...>

The first, "six year old" tenured professor!

Jan-10-17
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  Robed.Bishop: <diceman> Yes, then he'd be shoveling more than snow!
Jan-11-17
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  cormier: Gospel: "He heals many people suffering from all sorts of diseases"
Jan-11-17
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  cormier: The Cure of Simon’s Mother-in-Law.

29 On leaving the synagogue he entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John.

30 Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told him about her.

31 He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. Then the fever left her and she waited on them. Other Healings.

32 When it was evening, after sunset, they brought to him all who were ill or possessed by demons.

33 The whole town was gathered at the door.

34 He cured many who were sick with various diseases, and he drove out many demons, not permitting them to speak because they knew him. Jesus Leaves Capernaum.

35 Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed.

36 Simon and those who were with him pursued him

37 and on finding him said, “Everyone is looking for you.”

38 He told them, “Let us go on to the nearby villages that I may preach there also. For this purpose have I come.”

39 So he went into their synagogues, preaching and driving out demons throughout the whole of Galilee.

Jan-11-17
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  cormier: Gospel:john 1
Jan-11-17
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  optimal play: <playground player> Further to our recent discussion about the Australian megafauna and the possible causes of its extinction, today's Guardian just happens to have an article about that very topic...

<Megafauna and Indigenous Australians coexisted for at least 17,000 years>

https://www.theguardian.com/austral...

It seems I may have to retract my earlier statement claiming that the evidence for the extinction of the Australian megafauna was due to over-hunting and firing of the landscape by ancient aborigines.

Gee, if I was wrong about that then maybe I'm also wrong about evolution and the age of the universe?

Well ... probably not, but anyway, however they became extinct, I reckon it's a shame that genyornis newtoni and zygomaturus trilobus aren't around anymore.

It's like you said, the Australian megafauna is as cool as cool can be!

Jan-12-17
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  playground player: <optimal play> The disappearance of the North American megafauna is equally mysterious. Oh, and we, too, have that "aboriginal peoples lived in perfect harmony with nature" booshwa. Our aboriginal peoples didn't even live in harmony with each other.

As is also the case with Australia, it can't be definitely shown when humans arrived in North America and how long they were there before the mammoths, giant sloths, and sabertooth cats became extinct.

Ah, Megalania! Ah, Thylacoleo! Cryptozoologists search for thee in vain!

No one can say God has failed to give us plenty wherewith to exercise our brains.

<Esteemed Colleagues> Well, this time the Democrats have finally nailed Donald Trump... for witchcraft!

http://leeduigon.com/2017/01/12/new...

They couldn't get him yesterday, but they've got him now.

Jan-12-17
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  cormier: Gospel: "Leprosy left him and he was cleansed"
Jan-12-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Jan-12-17
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  optimal play: <playground player> Yes, it's a myth that the aboriginal peoples of Australia or America lived in perfect harmony with nature and each other, which is why it was logical to conclude that they were responsible for the disappearance of the megafauna.

However this latest article casts considerable doubt on their culpability for the extinction of these ancient mammals.

Perhaps humans were just better able to adapt to climate change than the megafauna?

It's kind of ironic that homo sapiens were able to survive natural climate change but we'll probably bring about our demise through man-made climate change.

We'll go the same way as genyornis newtoni and zygomaturus trilobus into extinction through climate change -- but this time by our own hand!

Jan-13-17
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  playground player: <optimal play> Buck up! The good news is that "man-made Climate Change," once known as Global Warming, is utterly a hoax perpetrated by immoral, power-hungry swine. In fact, the top climate scientist at Georgia Tech has just resigned in protest over the craziness and chicanery involved in what they laughingly call "climate science."

http://leeduigon.com/2017/01/11/top...

C'mon, now--if Obama and Kerry and Gore really believed in the bilge they're selling to the rest of us, would they keep on living like maharajahs with carbon footprints the size of Godzilla? (BTW, Obama gave himself a medal this week. Ain't he got class?)

Getting back to humans killing off the Australian and North American megafauna--well, humans certainly didn't do that in Africa, where they sure had a lot of time in which to get it done.

It's true that native Americans would sometimes drive a whole herd of bison off a cliff. Still, they didn't manage to just about kill off the bison until along came the white man with railroads and high-powered rifles.

The fact is, we plain don't know what happened to the megafauna and we'll have to keep working on the question. But that kind of work is the whole fun in being a scientist, isn't it? And much more wholesome than colluding with liberals to cook up Global Warming fables.

Jan-13-17
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  cormier: Gospel: "The Son of man has authority to forgive sins on earth"
Jan-13-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Jan-14-17
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  cormier: Gospel: I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners
Jan-14-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Jan-14-17
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  playground player: Oh, boy! The German Green Party proposes that the government subsidize trysts with prostitutes! Only for those who can't afford it otherwise, of course.

http://leeduigon.com/2017/01/14/you...

You know the architects of Obamacare are kicking themselves round the block for not having thought of this.

Jan-15-17
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  cormier: Gospel: "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world"
Jan-15-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Jan-16-17
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  cormier: Gospel: "The Bridegroom is with them"
Jan-16-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
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