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My wrap of our Chessgames Challenge: The World vs A Nickel, 2006 against ICCF Grandmaster Arno Nickel is at User: World Team Tribute.


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   Jul-17-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
twinlark: Perhaps, but what makes the whole thing even murkier is an interview by CNN with retired Brigadier General Kevin Ryan, director of the Defense and Intelligence Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University: <The missile system, known as
   Jul-12-14 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
twinlark: <Jess> Thanks for the tip, I've ordered Cave's <The Proposition>. BTW Sen has two other feature movies, <Toomelah> and <Dreamland>. The former is about a place he actually grew up in, an ex-mission remote indigenous place at the back of woop-woop where ...
   Jul-06-14 Van Wely vs R van Kampen, 2014 (replies)
twinlark: Great clearance sac with the Knight on the last move! It threatens an unprotected rook, a mate in one and a separate mate in two.
   Jul-06-14 Gyula Sax
twinlark: <Olavi> You're correct of course, and I've made the necessary adjustment. You've noticed a detail that indicates you take a keen interest in chess history. If you notice any further problems in any player bios, it's best to mention it at Biographer Bistro , where it will ...
   Jul-06-14 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
twinlark: <sbevan> <Precisely. Thank you.> Remember it's the mythical quantum computer we're talking about. Here was my response a few posts later. Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014
   Jul-06-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
twinlark: <I maintain my view that, no matter what we say chess to be, it is merely pushing pieces, with no real import to the world and the universe, hence a mere distraction, albeit an excellent one, to our inexorable march to the grave.> Substitute any sport or activity for "chess" ...
   Jul-05-14 Wei Yi
twinlark: Spoken like someone of my venerable vintage.
   Jul-05-14 Heinz Ullrich
twinlark: <brankat> I was wondering that too. Highly unlikely, but I couldn't find anything on the web.
   Jun-30-14 Kayden W Troff (replies)
twinlark: Well done, GM Troff. Congratulations!
   Jun-20-14 S Yudin vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
twinlark: ouch!
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  twinlark: Yeah, I leave posts alone as a rule unless someone asks me to delete them for whatever reason.

If someone is being an arse, then it remains a testament to that fact.

In this case, I have no idea how people will adjudge the situation but I felt the need for completeness, warts and all, and to let the proverbial chips fall where they may.

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  OhioChessFan: < (jointly with Milan Vukic Milan Vukić) >

The repetition of name looks like just an editing error.

<when he entered the Yugoslav the national qualifier >

Not sure what is meant, probably an extraneous "the".

<In 1985, he won outright at Vrsac and was =1st in that event, winning on tiebreak, two years later in 1987.>

I'd prefer <In 1985, he won outright at Vrsac and two years later was =1st in that event, winning on tiebreak,>

< In the European Team Championship of 1970, 1973, 1977, and 1980, (48) he won individual silver in 1970 and 1977, team silver in 1973, individual bronze in 1973 and team bronze in 1977.>

I think this could be reworked to avoid the repetition of years. Maybe < In the European Team Championship, he won individual silver in 1970 and 1977, team silver in 1973, individual bronze in 1973 and team bronze in 1977, but was shut out in 1980. >

Jun-01-14  The Last Straw:
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  OhioChessFan: Norway Moves Prediction contest hosted by <chessmoron> coming soon. Click on Elvis for details.
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  twinlark: <The Last Straw>

Thanks for that but it was the database of previous results and ratings from the year 2000 that has been expunged. The player card itself is like the cover the book...the book is missing.

Jun-02-14  The Last Straw: Oh. Shoot.

I see the problem.
You can't access his past ratings.
I'll try to search further anywhere.

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  twinlark: <The Last Straw>

There is this: Biographer Bistro

Not a real substitute for all the information about one player, however.

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  jessicafischerqueen: <Doggimus>

Very nice job, and timely too: Dragoljub Velimirovic.

You have them really well organized these days. You can either read the whole bio, or use the handy headlines to navigate to what you might be most interested in.

He has the same nickname as <Bruce Springsteen> eh?

Who knew?

I didn't know his mother was a chess champion! Why isn't she in our database? You know I bet she is in out database under her maiden name. I wonder how we could find out her maiden name? It's not in the <Wiki> article either, which of course you know.

But did you know that a GOBBLE SEARCH ranks your bio ahead of the <Wiki> page in the search result? YOU ARE NUMBER ONE and I can prove it too:

<Dragoljub+Velimirovic+chess> puts you on top, where you belong:

I do have a suggestion-

I would re-write this

<Velimirović’s aggressive Attack variation of the Sicilian Defence>

so that it actually refers to the <Velimirović Attack>. This is the one thing most chess fans know about him, so I think it should be referred to as such. The way you have it now, that's a very long "noun phrase" serving as the subject of a sentence- and the actual name of the opening gets a little lost in it.

Also, I think the "identifying move" in this opening is usually thought of as the "g4" thrust at the end of 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Qe2 a6 9. O-O-O Qc7 10. Bb3 O-O 11. g4

Opening Explorer?

I could be wrong about this.

I'm far from an expert in the confusing field of "variation names."

Anyways it's a great job mate. I enjoyed learning about a player I knew next to nothing about before.

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  jessicafischerqueen: <Doggimus, Tim>

Interesting discussion on which posts to "leave" and which should be "deleted"!

Especially given two facts:

<Doggimus> You have a habit of deleting your own posts, especially from your forum. Usually these posts are informative and apt, often useful and funny too. I know I've asked you about this before, but I still don't really understand why you do it. It's up to you of course.

<Tim> Do you remember years ago when you used to routinely delete your entire forum?


AHHH I remember that like it was yesterday, complaining about that.

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I love you guys.

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  twinlark: <jessica>

Thanks for the lovely posts. I've rephrased the offending noun clause. I wanted to avoid saying Velimirović twice in three words, but on reflection it doesn't hurt too much. Dragoljub Velimirovic

<Also, I think the "identifying move" in this opening is usually thought of as the "g4" thrust at the end of 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Qe2 a6 9. O-O-O Qc7 10. Bb3 O-O 11. g4 >

I'm simply unsure. What I saw was that it was identified as <"1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Qe2 with a view to 9.0-0-0">. I assume that Black's 8th move makes a significant difference here, and that further moves were therefore even more contingent.

I thought I was fudging the issue a bit anyway.

Maybe an expert on the this opening could offer some advice.

<I love you guys.>

Here's looking at you, kid.

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  WCC Editing Project: <Doggimus>

I've changed clothes! I thought this outfit might be more fetching.

I just wanted to give you a heads up that I'm in process of rewriting the Vasily Smyslov and Mikhail Tal bios.

I'm using "dummy" games collections to stash the research.

Here is an audiovisual aid:

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  WCC Editing Project:

Oh yes and I emailed the <Grand Piano> to make sure he takes a look at your latest merciless sweep across Western Europe: Dragoljub Velimirovic

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  Domdaniel: <I love you guys>

I, also, um, *like* you guys.

As a male person, I lack Jessica's freedom to throw the 'love' word around, y'know? Especially when talking to Australians.

But cheers, mate. I enjoyed the math stuff too.

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  twinlark: G'day <Dom>!

Yer pretty fair dinkum yerself, ya know?


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  Boomie: <Jessie: <Tim> Do you remember years ago when you used to routinely delete your entire forum?>

Yes, I do recall that sad chapter in my forum administration. Fortunately, I came to my senses. Otherwise I would have lost some of our hilarious discussions.

I was reading The Cirque 2008 and was impressed by the skill of our writing. I feel I have lost a step or two since then. Or I'm not smoking as much boo.

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  Boomie: <Domdaniel: <I love you guys>>

I'm a hippie so you can be generous with your hugs without risking bromance. I'm all about peace, love, and the other stuff.

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  WCC Editing Project: What's all this then?

I was lured to a "second location" by <Tim>!

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  Boomie: <WCC Editing Project: I was lured to a "second location" by <Tim>!>

You are toast, sister!

I must say I admire your sartorial splendor with all those curves showing through that flimsy burnouse.

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  Annie K.: <twinlark> are you still using the netspace address? I have some audio files to send on.
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  twinlark: <Annie K.>

Yes, it's working again.

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  Annie K.: Sent, plz confirm receipt?
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  twinlark: Received, thanks.
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  OhioChessFan: <Wesley So was the youngest player ever to cross the 2600 rating mark, 9 days short of his 15th birthday, until 2013 when Chinese prodigy Wei Yi achieved the mark while he was still 14. >

I can't quite explain my objection, but clearly So was still 14 when he reached 2600, so the Yi reference is either redundant or unclear or something or another. If it said ".......Yi achieved the mark while _______ days short of his 15th birthday" or something similar that at least clarified how much younger than 15, it would be okay.

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  twinlark: <Ohio> Thanks. done.
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