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Tony Palmer

Smiles, everyone, smiles. ;>D

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   tpstar has kibitzed 12103 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-30-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
tpstar: The chess King Glad tiding Yo Mag Go stag Prepare for one big spanking
   Nov-30-15 juan31 chessforum (replies)
tpstar: <juan31> Thank you very much for the notification, yet I don't participate in prediction contests. Good luck running the contest. =)
   Nov-30-15 Jeremy Lim (replies)
tpstar: <Denver without Elway just beat New England in OT> Great game in tough conditions. I was glad to see it decided on the field, as it sure looked like the hometown officiating tried to lend a helping hand near the end. New England seems very short-handed for their playoff run.
   Nov-29-15 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
tpstar: <Big Pawn> This is a stock trap. Liberals wish there were more conservative opinions posted here, solely to use as target practice. Then when they get Right Flight, they pretend to "win" whatever argument they started in the first place. In this example, we are repeatedly told ...
   Nov-28-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
tpstar: <There are many great Canadian rock bands> Loverboy! <I think Yoko and McCartney would have got back on stage together> Alas, what a missed opportunity.
   Nov-28-15 Shirov vs Joel Benjamin, 1994 (replies)
tpstar: 22. Ng4! is great, then 25. Qxe5!! is even greater.
   Nov-28-15 Judit Polgar vs A Mathe, 1990
tpstar: A good example of Qe1-Qg3 against the Bastrikov set-up. After 17. Rae1 White has built up a powerful attacking position, then Black is helpless after 21. Nc5 Qa7 22. Ne6 . White mates neatly after 27 ... Qxf7 28. Rxf7 Kxf7? 29.
   Nov-28-15 A Nicolau Van Der Mije vs N Gaprindashvili, 1966
tpstar: White to Play and Win after 19 ... Qa7. Black's weak dark squares on the Queenside cost a great deal of time.
   Nov-28-15 Simagin vs Kan, 1955
tpstar: White to Play and Win after 24 ... Rh6. Strange indeed.
   Nov-28-15 Igor Ivanov vs Chekhov, 1979
tpstar: White to Play and Win after 30 ... Qd5. Cute cross-pin.
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  OhioChessFan: Here's a few things I spent about 10 seconds taking note of. So a little discussion would surely be in order before effecting changes:

<The site has over 197,000 registered members>

<penguin> already mentioned that number is a bit stale.

< (of whom about 7 percent have visited over the last three months), >

"of whom" hurts my eyes and ears. Surely there's a less awkward construction available.

Wesley So should be listed as prominent and not simply as someone who's posted here.

The World section should mention the frequent discussions whether "The World" = " World Team". Even a brief mention that the issue is controversial on this site would be in order methinks.

<Chessgames began as a chess learning site and now has a Playing Zone for real-time play.>

This should probably be removed.

Footnotes 8 and 15 are duplicates. Why not an ibid?

Footnote 12 is titled "Rematch" but footnote 17 is not. If that is a direct link from the site itself, I'll appeal to cg.c to make it consistent.

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  OhioChessFan: I 100% think the Urcan article reference should stay in.
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  TheFocus: Oh yes, the Urcan article should definitely stay.

It was honest and factual, and gave CeeGee a black eye that it definitely deserved.

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  Annie K.: Oh, <Doc>, I think I should clarify: I used the term <factual report> to refer to the factuality of the report at Wikipedia about the article's existence, not as a description of the content of the article (which may, or may not, be debateable, but this doesn't matter; the Wikipedia public has the right to be informed about it).
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  tpstar: I am skeptical whenever someone self-describes their copy as "scathing" in any context, akin to giving yourself an A+ on a report only to brag about your high grade. The US Department of Justice presented a "scathing" indictment of Ferguson law enforcement, where seven e-mails over four years (one about Muslims) was "proof" of systemic racism. Anyone looking that hard for evidence is bound to find it, then "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" being a giant lie was mentioned in passing. Anyway, I still feel this, ahem, "scathing" overview was partly frustration about not having corrections implemented in a timely manner, with a large helping of patent self-promotion. His complaints about player pictures are pretty hollow since that subject has been discussed many times over the years; he remembers when Shirov was drunk and Kasparov had yellow teeth and Fine got a police sketch artist representation for his photo.

In the name of full disclosure, he should admit whether he was disciplined by this site for attacking Ray Keene with his work product removed, even despite a clear Posting Guideline prohibiting personal attacks against other users. What do you call someone who knows the rules yet breaks them anyway?

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  Annie K.: Ooh, I know that one! "Unrepentant Rule Breaker"?! :D

Um, <Tony>, you do remember that, as far as I know, we have no proof that this <MaxBrowne> person is actually Urcan, or even directly related to him? It's not utterly impossible that someone else just happened to find that article relevant. In any case, the artice <is> relevant, and that's that from Wikipedia's POV.

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  OhioChessFan: I find the "scathing" remark very interesting and an indication of self glorification, or at least coattail surfing. How many times has anyone ever seen the word "scathing" in print? Let's see.......some hack newspaper writer who think it's literary gold to reference a "scathing cross examination". And.....ummmmmmmmm......a "scathing" article about a chess site. And......that's about it.
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  OhioChessFan: I am certainly not a hack writer, so I won't mention that it'd probably be accurate to say that Wesley So put a scathing smackdown on a bunch of his alleged fans.
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  OhioChessFan: Would you look at this?

<shivasuri4: Olimpiu Urcan wrote this scathing article a while ago, sharply (and rather unfairly, I must add) criticising CG for its perceived shortcomings and flaws.>

Olimpiu Urcan

I guess people do use that word.

A quick look at Wiki reveals that <MaxBrowne> claims to be from New Zealand, for what that is worth.

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  chancho: <Tony>, I read your post about CG having a crisis.

I hope it's not the kind of crisis where the site is in danger of being closed down.

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  tpstar: <chancho> chessforum
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  chancho: Thanks Tony.
Jul-04-15  cormier: Yes' love is water that quenches fully : one that really gives his heart to the love of God , does not seek nor desire nothing. In God there is all goods. God flourishes him and happy , he goes repeating : << My God and my all! My God, you are everything to me! >> The infinite good and the source of all joy.
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  whiteshark: <tpstar> Belated thanks for dropping by with a new game for my ♕♖♖ collection.
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  tpstar: <whiteshark> When we review games, I teach my students to actually say, "major piece endgame" when the last minor piece leaves the board, because it's a whole new game. Difficult and complicated where both sides must be on their toes for instant mate threats.

That's great how Germany keeps bailing out Greece. I'm sure they'll pay you back any day now. :P

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  whiteshark: It's a shame what Europe did to Greece. In fact they are only bailing out their banks at the costs of tax payers' money. You need no enemies if this Europe is your friend... :(
Aug-04-15  cormier:
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  tpstar: <cormier> Thank you very much for this fascinating presentation. A compelling blend of the mystery of faith with the reality of science.

Astronomy is cool. =)

Aug-23-15  cormier:
Aug-23-15  cormier:
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  wordfunph: <tpstar> happy birthday!
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  tpstar: <wordfunph> Maraming salamat.

Kapayapaan at kasaganaan. =)

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  juan31: To <tpstar>

♔ ANNOUNCEMENT ♔ In < Golden Executive forum > <Game Prediction Contest> for the <London Chess Classic 2015> tournament. Round 1 will be played next Friday December 4 16:00 GMT(UTC +0:00).

Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Anand, Topalov, Grischuk, Giri, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Adams.

Rounds: 9

The full pairings are released; the game prediction contest is open right now.

Just post your predictions before each round begins.

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  juan31: <Thank you for your kind reply>
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  Domdaniel: <tpstar> A few months back -- forgive me, I'm trying to catch up on various issues -- you mentioned < that pirate guy> ... would this possibly be the same pirate guy whose username partly overlaps mine?

Oh, and I agree about 'scathing'.

Good luck with those Limeraikus.

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