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playground player
Member since Oct-01-06 · Last seen Sep-28-16
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 5289 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-28-16 playground player chessforum
 
playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> For a look at the cover of my new Bell Mountain novel, <The Throne>, click here: http://leeduigon.com/2016/09/28/sne... Artist Kirk Douponce has given me another winner. I hope the book will be available in time for Christmas.
 
   Sep-11-16 Ivanchuk vs Wang Hao, 2012 (replies)
 
playground player: The pun reminds me of a fourth-grade class whose members, asked to write a little essay on "the best movie ever," practically all opted for "The Bride of Chucky"--which had only just been released, and hardly anyone had yet seen it.
 
   Sep-06-16 hms123 chessforum
 
playground player: <hms123> Greetings, earthling! Long time, no see. I have just received the first book in Grosset & Dunlap's "Ken Holt Mystery" series, boys' adventures published in the 1950s. These are said to be similar to the Rick Brant books, so I'm expecting to enjoy a treat. As
 
   Aug-21-16 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <jessicafischerqueen> With your permission: There once was a waitress named Perkins/ Who had such a fondness for gherkins/ That once, at the zoo,/ She ate 42/ And pickled her internal workin's.
 
   Aug-12-16 Menchik vs F Schubert, 1928 (replies)
 
playground player: Vera Menchik had a lot of fancy scalps hanging from her belt. See our esteemed colleague <jessicafischerqueen>'s video on Menchik--well worth watching!
 
   Aug-06-16 Milner-Barry vs D Baretic, 1962 (replies)
 
playground player: I wish I had a nickel for every time my mother said, "I see, said the blind man."
 
   Jul-24-16 Tal vs Kirjatsky, 1959 (replies)
 
playground player: Tal's move, Rh1, I never would've thought of, not it I had all week to ponder it. Just wonderful, and it made me laugh out loud in admiration.
 
   Jul-19-16 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <Esteemed Baseball Mavens> Is Harry Hooper the one and only outfielder to make the Hall of Fame without ever leading his league in a single offensive category? I can't find another.
 
   Jul-17-16 optimal play chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <Big Pawn> Ain't you never heard of rock music? A' course the rocks they sung and danced. A scientist he sayed so!
 
   Jul-02-16 Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961 (replies)
 
playground player: Something about this position just cried out, "Q x f3!" It doesn't pay to ignore that when you hear it.
 
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Sep-21-16
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  diceman: <playground player: Yet another government agency, this time the National Snow and Ice Data Center, has been caught cooking the books for Climate Change.>

<National Snow and Ice Data Center>

"ICES" the climate terrorists.

Sep-21-16
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  OhioChessFan: <A high school teacher in rural central Illinois is under investigation and has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly threw an American flag on the floor and stomped on it in front of a class full of flabbergasted students last week.>

http://dailycaller.com/2015/05/21/i...

Sep-21-16
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  diceman: <OhioChessFan:

<A high school teacher in rural central Illinois is under investigation and has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly threw an American flag on the floor and stomped on it in front of a class full of flabbergasted students last week.>>

I'm surprised the teachers union didn't fire him.

With students <flabbergasted>, it's obvious he's not doing his job.

Sep-21-16
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  OhioChessFan: True, the NEA is probably upset the kids didn't applaud.
Sep-22-16
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  cormier: Gospel: "John I beheaded. But who is this man about whom I hear such things? "
Sep-22-16
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Sep-22-16
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  playground player: <OhioChessFan> I blogged about that incident last year. The teacher made out like a bandit. He got leave with full pay, and the promise of a good reference if he sought work in another school district.

The only way you can get rid of a public school teacher, anymore, is if he or she commits suicide.

Sep-23-16
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  cormier: Gospel: "You are the Christ, the Messiah of God. - it must be that the Son of man suffer much "
Sep-23-16
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Sep-23-16
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  cormier: this is good ... http://www.life-enthusiast.com/heal...
Sep-24-16
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  cormier: Gospel: "The Son of man will be betrayed into the hands of men. The disciples were afraid to question him about this saying "
Sep-24-16
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Sep-25-16
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  cormier: Gospel: "You have received happiness, and Lazarus evil. Now, he finds solace here, and you, suffering "
Sep-25-16
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Sep-26-16
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  playground player: *Sigh* The Konspiracy Krowd says the New World Order--just plain NWO, to the cognoscenti--is going to nuke New York tonight to drown out the presidential debate.

Well, yeah, I guess that would do it.

Sep-26-16
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  diceman: <playground player: *Sigh* The Konspiracy Krowd says the New World Order--just plain NWO, to the cognoscenti--is going to nuke New York tonight to drown out the presidential debate.

Well, yeah, I guess that would do it.>

That's crazy.
Why nuke a liberal state?

All that spending, race baiting,
education indoctrination, for naught?

Sep-26-16
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  diceman: The Government Can:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO2...

Sep-26-16
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  cormier: Gospel: "The least among you all is the one who is great"
Sep-26-16
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Sep-27-16
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  playground player: <diceman> <The Government Can> Brilliant! Gotta post that on my blog.

http://leeduigon.com/

<Steamed Colleagues> In the race to transform an entire generation into drooling idiots, the University of Kansas has taken the lead by banning images of... gorillas!... as "too masculine" and "not inclusive."

http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8171

Can these morons even begin to explain what they're trying to do?

Sep-27-16
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  cormier: Gospel: "Jesus, the face determined, took the road to Jerusalem"
Sep-27-16
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Sep-28-16
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  cormier: Gospel: "I will follow you wherever you go"
Sep-28-16
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Sep-28-16
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  playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> For a look at the cover of my new Bell Mountain novel, <The Throne>, click here:

http://leeduigon.com/2016/09/28/sne...

Artist Kirk Douponce has given me another winner.

I hope the book will be available in time for Christmas.

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