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playground player
Member since Oct-01-06 · Last seen Mar-27-17
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 5513 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-27-17 playground player chessforum
 
playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> Y'know what troubles me most of all? The reporters I used to work with were a skeptical, contentious lot who would argue with anybody about anything. But today's "journalists", as one, instantly climb aboard the transgender express without a ...
 
   Feb-05-17 Spassky vs J Penrose, 1969 (replies)
 
playground player: Overlooked? No, Spassky isn't overlooked--haven't we at CG been celebrating him all week? Spassky is like a great baseball player whose greatness becomes more apparent, not less so, with each passing year. Maybe during his active career he was overshadowed by others were ...
 
   Feb-03-17 optimal play chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <optimal play> I noticed you used the word "designed," as in the T. rex being "designed to hunt prey and eat meat." It's not so easy to get away from the Designer (not that I'm accusing you of trying to do that). Meanwhile, Darwinism remains every bit as close-minded
 
   Jan-30-17 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <WannaBe> SOS! After successfully doing it for thousands of times, suddenly my computer refuses to copy and paste images. We've tried rebooting, system restore, and cursing, but nothing works. It still lets me copy and paste videos, but no still images. Grrrr! It ...
 
   Jan-29-17 Kasparov vs Vaganian, 1995 (replies)
 
playground player: <YouRang> Most illuminating analysis--thank you.
 
   Jan-22-17 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: Jackie Jensen--ah, how quickly we forget! <saffuna> Fear of flying, eh? I didn't know that. BTW, it always helps the RBI leader to have someone in front of him who gets on base a lot. But you still have to drive him in. Enzo Hernandez couldn't have done it. Being ...
 
   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-12-17 C Csiszar vs B Purton, 2006 (replies)
 
playground player: And they say *my* name is hard to pronounce!
 
   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 ...
 
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Mar-20-17
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  diceman: <tpstar: <diceman> Is there a chance you meant WC Game 16 (50. Qh6+!!) instead?>

Nope.

<Game 12 was fairly dull.>

Keeping in line with "match" protocol.

Mar-20-17
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  OhioChessFan: I encourage everyone who kibitzes here to post a list of best/favorite games of 2016 in <tpstar> forum by the end of the day. I usually go with "favorite", although that also covers some of the best. I just enjoy seeing games other people enjoyed that I might have missed last year.
Mar-20-17
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  playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> I'm not going to argue with anyone today. I'm too happy. My new book, <The Throne>, has finally come out in Kindle format and is doing very, very well on its first day. I just looked, and it's #39 on their top 100 list for science fiction (even though I don't think it's science fiction).
Mar-20-17
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  YouRang: Congrats pgp! You can do with a dose of happiness. :-)
Mar-21-17
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  cormier: GOSPEL
"This is how my Father in heaven will treat you, if each of you does not forgive his brother"
Mar-21-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Mar-22-17
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  cormier: GOSPEL

But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the Kingdom of heaven."

Mar-22-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Mar-23-17
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  cormier: GOSPEL

Whoever is not with me is against me,
and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

Mar-23-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Mar-23-17
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  playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> Well, my new book has slid off the Top 100 list, and it's time to get back to what we are pleased to call the real world. You know--the world of big hulking men calling themselves women so they can win a women's weight-lifting tournament; the world of terrorists mowing people down with their cars while Western governments compete to see which of them can jam the most Muslims into their countries. That world. Oh--and where noozies declare categorically that no way, nohow, absolutely never happened, only a right-wing kook would ever think it did, uh-uh, no way did the Obama gang ever spy on Donald Trump or any of his transition team.

I like the fantasy novel better.

Mar-23-17
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  diceman: <playground player:

I like the fantasy novel better.>

If you like fantasy novels:

"The Great Society" is a good read.

Along with:

"Peace Through Weakness"

How about:

"We've Failed Miserably at Everything, but Can Control The Climate"

Probably my personal favorite:

"Success Stories of Benevolent, Caring, Governments"

(with a forward by Obama:
“You Can Keep Your Doctor, Keep Your Plan”)

Mar-23-17
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  playground player: <diceman> I hope the covers of my books, if not the content, clearly label them as fantasy fiction: as opposed to public fantasies that are fobbed off on us as truth.

I've tried, with God's help, to remove my fantasies as far from our exasperating political issues as humanly possible. I know of three readers on this site who read the books and think I succeeded. Maybe there are others who read them and were too nice to tell me they thought the books stunk on toast, but I have no way of knowing that.

For my money, the farthest-out, wackiest fantasy ever published is The Humanist Manifesto II. Head and shoulders below the rest!

Mar-23-17
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  diceman: <playground player:

I've tried, with God's help, to remove my fantasies as far from our exasperating political issues as humanly possible.>

Wow!
A fantasy world where most are honest, responsible, and employed! Men are actually men, and women are actually women.

Mar-24-17
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  cormier: GOSPEL

Hear, O Israel!

The Lord our God is Lord alone!
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul,
with all your mind,
and with all your strength.

The second is this:
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

There is no other commandment greater than these.

Mar-24-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Mar-24-17
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  cormier: nasa-discovered-everything-thats-written-bible-t- rue

http://infantway.com/story-of-the-d...

Mar-25-17
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  cormier: GOSPEL
"Behold, you shall conceive and bear a son"
Mar-25-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Mar-26-17
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  cormier: Gospel

he went and washed, and came back able to see

Mar-26-17
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Mar-26-17
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  playground player: Fantasy is best when it's confined to the pages of fantasy novels. When it's made the basis of policy, absurdity ensues.

Speaking of which, now the Associated Press urges "reporters" not even to "suggest that there are only two sexes in the human race."

https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/20...

What? You mean there aren't?

A civilization founded on lies can't prosper.

Mar-27-17
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  cormier: GOSPEL

"You may go; your son will live."

Mar-27-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Mar-27-17
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  playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> Y'know what troubles me most of all? The reporters I used to work with were a skeptical, contentious lot who would argue with anybody about anything.

But today's "journalists", as one, instantly climb aboard the transgender express without a word of dissent or even a question raised on what ought to be a highly controversial issue. What kind of reporters are these, who only know how to say "Yes, master"?

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