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playground player
Member since Oct-01-06 · Last seen Oct-19-18
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 6066 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-18-18 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: A survey by "More in Common" reveals that almost everybody thinks Political Correctness is a problem for America and only "a tiny minority of left-wing Americans" like it. https://leeduigon.com/2018/10/18/th... And of course the question is, if only 8% of the people want ...
 
   Sep-20-18 T Chapman vs Kasparov, 2001 (replies)
 
playground player: Tal wasn't the only chess magician.
 
   Jul-20-18 W Winter vs Menchik, 1930 (replies)
 
playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> <Jessicafischerqueen> has a nice documentary on Vera Menchik. Check it out.
 
   Jul-12-18 technical draw chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <Park Chung Hee> Wow! I haven't heard that name since I was in junior high school. He came to a bad end, didn't he?
 
   Jun-27-18 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: I didn't get where I am today by being a member of the sasquatch awareness community.
 
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Oct-11-18
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  OhioChessFan: I guess it's the proximity to the Fascists of Canada, but what is going on in Alaska with their "Equal Rights Commission"?

<The Equal Rights Commission had attempted to silence attorney Kevin Clarkson, who was representing the Downtown Hope Center against a separate charge being brought by the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission....Clarkson had been defending the women’s homeless shelter at the Downtown Hope Center, after a man who identifies as a woman sought overnight shelter in March of 2018 in a place reserved only for women.>

http://mustreadalaska.com/anchorage...

Oct-12-18
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  cormier: Gospel
If it is by the finger of God that I drive out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you

Alleluia
>The prince of this world will now be cast out>, and when I am lifted up from the earth I will draw all to myself, says the Lord

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...

Oct-12-18
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  playground player: <OhioChessFan> If your city has anything like an "equal rights commission," that means your city has too much money and needs to lower its tax rate until it can't afford any more such frivolous luxuries.

So, lemme see if I've got this straight... They want to smash the women's shelter because some drunken guy who said he was a woman wanted to spend the night there, and the shelter operators wouldn't let him; and they want to crush the shelter's attorney for representing his client.

How crazy does this have to get before we finally put a stop to it?

Oct-12-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <OhioChessFan:

what is going on in Alaska with their "Equal Rights Commission"?>

Business as usual.
Fascism against freedom, religion, and normal.

All designed to garner the vote of a small minority. Get enough small minorities together and you have something.

Oct-13-18
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  playground player: I see the Anchorage "Equal Rights" commission has dropped charges against the women's shelter lawyer who had the temerity to represent his client.

Anchorage should now drop its stupid Equal Rights Commission.

Meanwhile, Colorado State goes to war against "gendered emojis."

https://leeduigon.com/2018/10/13/co...

All in the interests of "diversity" and "inclusion," don't you know.

Oct-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  cormier: Gospel
Blessed is the womb that carried you! Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God!

Alleluia
Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...

Oct-14-18
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  playground player: How is it in the interest of "diversity" to insist that men and women are exactly the same, and freely interchangeable?
Oct-14-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  cormier: Gospel
Sell sell what you have, and follow me

Alleluia
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...

Oct-15-18
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  cormier: Gospel
This generation will only be given the sign of Jonah

Alleluia
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...

Oct-15-18
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  playground player: <cormier> The problem with God giving signs is that the people always ignored them.
Oct-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  cormier: yep, ... too often ..... but it may specially be the powers .......
Oct-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  cormier: Gospel
But as to what is within, give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you

Alleluia
The word of God is living and effective, able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...

Oct-17-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  cormier: Gospel

Woe to you Pharisees! Woe also to you scholars of the law!

Alleluia
My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...

Oct-17-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  playground player: <Steamed Colleagues> So a prominent Minnesota Democrat posts on Facebook at nasty comment about bringing Republicans to the guillotine the day after the elections... and Facebook lets it run.

https://leeduigon.com/2018/10/17/wh...

If a Republican had said exactly the same thing about Democrats, Facebook would have called it "hate speech" and banned him for life.

Facebook has different rules for them and us.

We are not playing on a level playing field.

Oct-17-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: FB is Satan's Spawn.
Oct-17-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Per the emojis, I'll dig out my copy of 1984, and compare Big Brother's pronouncements with modern academia...
Oct-17-18
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  offramp: Old Testament:

And Moses said, "I asked Pharaoh's daughter if ye had large flocks, and were they in Egypt?"

Leah said, "God gave my voice to the land, and for a long time my words are my lord's".

Then there arose a wail from a cave, and Moses took the Pharaoh's servant and his wife, and said to them at the cave,

"Behold, thou canst not interpret it: for my soul may give according to what has come to pass and when Pharaoh hardened the his heart the Lord hardened and sea and covered the way."

And Moses stood by Pharaoh's presence.

Oct-17-18
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  OhioChessFan: That must be the chrisowen Version.
Oct-18-18
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  cormier: propably there are more than 70 books ... not chosen or incorporated into it ..... and that even those books might just like the bible got a many many translations in differents dialecques and languages some of my friends have also books from more recents peoples and serving God to their utmost, for myself i stick to the bible, thanks G
Oct-18-18
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  cormier: please add...

it = <the bible>

and

i stick (mostly) to

Oct-18-18
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  cormier: Gospel
The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few

Alleluia
I chose you from the world, to go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...

Oct-18-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  playground player: A survey by "More in Common" reveals that almost everybody thinks Political Correctness is a problem for America and only "a tiny minority of left-wing Americans" like it.

https://leeduigon.com/2018/10/18/th...

And of course the question is, if only 8% of the people want it, why is it served up 24/7 to everybody else?

Oct-19-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  optimal play: <Memory Lane: ‘Whiplash’>

I'd never heard of that TV show so I checked out YouTube to see if there were any episodes online.

As luck would have it, I found the first episode:

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

<Whiplash Full TV Episode 01 - Convict Town>

The opening scene has boomerangs on the wall and then they're looking at a map of the west coast!? In 1851 gold strikes were in the south-east!

Apparently they're sending gold to a bank in Sydney on the east coast, but Western Australia had banks!

Next thing Peter Graves looks like he's just come out of the surf at Bondi!

One of the bad guys has changed out of his formal attire and is now walking around with a slouch hat from the First World War!?

At this point I can't work out what's going on?!

Peter Graves is now dressed and wearing a turtle neck skivvy?! His single-handed heroics in this show are a colonial Australian version of Mission Impossible!

The episode wraps up pretty much as expected but if I watch any more of the remaining 33 episodes I will be wanting a lot more kangaroos, koalas, wombats etc, also some convicts and aborigines, and the actors should say "mate" a lot more.

Oct-19-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: The running gag in the TV show <Whiplash> was that at the end of every episode Peter Graves would drive his stagecoach into the rear of another stagecoach and go to his doctor and say, "Doc, I think I've got WHIPLASH!" Audience laughter, credits.
Oct-19-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  cormier: Gospel
The hairs of your head have all been counted

Alleluia
May your kindness, O LORD, be upon us; who have put our hope in you

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...

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