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Garry Kasparov vs Alexey Shirov
Credit Suisse Masters (1994), Horgen SUI, rd 9, Sep-13
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)  ·  1-0

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Mar-04-14
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  perfidious: <john b> While not half the player the <Fractious Floridian> is reputed to be, even I have played six blindfold games simultaneously.
Mar-04-14  morfishine: <perfidious> Wow, 6 blindfold game simultaneously. Thats impressive! I managed two games, a long time ago
Mar-04-14  john barleycorn: <perfidious: <john b> While not half the player the <Fractious Floridian> is reputed to be, even I have played six blindfold games simultaneously.>

Respect, <perfidious>. I guess that will put you in a position where you can do also some analysis without looking at the board. I was wondering about the strange scenario our boy was giving here: <LIFE Master AJ: A friend/contact once analyzed a game with Shirov ... for maybe 2+ hours.

Not impressive, you say?

Well consider this, Shirov's back was to the board, he never once looked at the pieces or chess set!>

Why would Shirov do so? Another of the 1001 stories from our boy?

Mar-04-14  MarkFinan: <john barleycorn: <perfidious: <john b> While not half the player the <Fractious Floridian> is reputed to be, even I have played six blindfold games simultaneously.> Respect, <perfidious>. I guess that will put you in a position where you can do also some analysis without looking at the board. I was wondering about the strange scenario our boy was giving here: <LIFE Master AJ: A friend/contact once analyzed a game with Shirov ... for maybe 2+ hours.

Not impressive, you say? >

Not true, I say 😃

Perf.. Do you have any of the games you played scribbled down? I once went through a game of LMAJ's on his webpage where he "claimed" it was from a blindfold simul. I just don't believe him. Just that simple, I don't know if I could find the game I'm talking about if I looked for it now, but there's no way he played that blindfold..

Mar-04-14
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  perfidious: <Mark> Never kept any of the game scores.
Mar-04-14  john barleycorn: <Mark> here it is
http://www.ajschess.com/lifemastera...
Mar-04-14  MarkFinan: That's the one JB 😃 Now look at the position after the 19th move? I couldn't pick the game up from there let alone reach that position, and although he is a better player than me.. Is he *really* that much better?? After going through his games, with the possible exception of 2 or 3, I see nothing that would make me afraid to play him... Obviously I'd need the white pieces, lol. I just don't think he's anywhere near the "blindfold simul level". He tells so many lies that if he told me it was raining outside I'd still look out the window for myself!
Mar-04-14  john barleycorn: Mark, anyway, the game was "re-constructed" at a steak&shake.
Mar-04-14  MarkFinan: Did "the big guy spring for the bill" like his old boss when Tony Miles was in pepsicola? Haha. I know he says what others must perceive as horrible, but I can't get offended by him! He's literally too stupid to do anything right, so all his talk of blindfold simuls, becoming personal friends with Reshevsky (who btw he got his autograph. Like you do with your personal friends!) playing blitz games with this super GM and that super GM, receiving emails from GM's who always ask to remain anonymous (never "got" that particular lie!). He's a disaster at whatever he does, I'm just being honest when I say his videos are complete rubbish, terrible. His webpages are just pages upon pages of more ridiculous lies. One day his lying will get him into serious trouble. Let's say I was a malicious person? Let's say I'm the type of guy who accuses other people of threatening to kill his children? I'm not, but if I was it wouldn't be too hard to have someone from his local police knocking on his door, and what I'd say would be (the) TRUTH!!!! There'd be no need to lie, if you told his local welfare place and his local police that he claimed/claims god knows how much money from them and he's got his own clothing business, plus he's a chess teacher with paying students everywhere, believe me it would be enough for them to arrest him and ask a few questions. Plus all his welfare benefits would stop, it would have a major knock on effect. He'd most likely not go down or even be charged, but I assure you that if you created that much of a fuss it would result in his arrest.. At the very least! And that's why I tell him. Your lies will get you in trouble because you annoy so many people, and it only takes one bitter person and AJ's someone's girlfriend for the night, haha 😃 And don't worry AJ. I'm not like that, I would never do it, I'm just explaining to you why you need to quit lying.
Mar-04-14  LIFE Master AJ: I once did 10 in Mobile, won all of them.

However, that was a long time ago, and when I was much younger, I did practice it all the time.

About a year or two ago, we drove to Lafayette, LA for a tournament and John Laning and I played a blindfold game in the car. (He had my magnetic set.)

I just posted a game - that I lost - to my computer in my forum, I was blindfold for the whole game. (I had to take my daughter to the ER, she was having severe problems with her sinuses, and we could not wait six weeks for an appointment with the PEDS clinic.)

Mar-04-14  john barleycorn: <LIFE Master AJ: ...

I just posted a game - that I lost - to my computer in my forum, I was blindfold for the whole game. (I had to take my daughter to the ER, she was having severe problems with her sinuses, and we could not wait six weeks for an appointment with the PEDS clinic.)>

Blindfolded play, sinuses, ER - guess you lost everyone reading this garbled stuff.

Mar-04-14  john barleycorn: At least AJ finds the way to the ER blindfolded...
Mar-04-14  john barleycorn: < LIFE Master AJ: I once did 10 in Mobile, won all of them. >

no comment!!!

Mar-05-14  LIFE Master AJ: 26.Qb1! is a BIG improvement over the course of the actual game ...
Mar-05-14  LIFE Master AJ: ALL the engines (that I tested) find 26.Qb1! in this game
Mar-05-14  john barleycorn: Mar-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member by courtesy of John Barleycorn LIFE Master AJ: ALL the engines (that I tested) find 26.Qb1! in this game>

Great news!!! Thank you for...

Mar-06-14  LIFE Master AJ: When I said that "I couldn't do that," I was referring to Shirov being able to do EXTENSIVE analysis of one of his games ... BLINDFOLD.

JFB is quoting me out of context and trying to create a false impression, stupid gaffo.

Mar-06-14  john barleycorn: <LIFE Master AJ: When I said that "I couldn't do that," I was referring to Shirov being able to do EXTENSIVE analysis of one of his games ... BLINDFOLD. >

and Shirov did it without Fritz13 and other engines, I guess. What does Shirov have what you are lacking?

Mar-07-14  LIFE Master AJ: I am busy ... working on a web page on this game ... it should be finished in a few days.
Mar-07-14  LIFE Master AJ: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SW9...

My video on this game.

Mar-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <LIFE Master AJ: I once did 10 in Mobile, won all of them>

How curious that this claim only surfaces after my post; one-upmanship is alive and well.

Mar-09-14
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  Sally Simpson: I saw my mate Keith Ruxton do 6 blindfolds game on the spot with no preparation when someone said it could not be done.

It took a few minutes to set it up, his opponents were graded between 1400-1600. He wiped them out in under 2 hours.

I relayed the moves to him and once I accidently gave him an illegal move. Right away he corrected me.

My party piece was tossing a book of opening traps at you. You tell me the number and I showed you the trap. I used to score 100% on this.

Does that count as being clever or does it tell you what a wasted life I've had.?

Talking of Shirov leaving the first draft of his book in a taxi reminds of the time I was invited to Dundee to give a lecture.

I got there only to discover I had left my demo board in an Edinburgh cafe. Yes I actually sat on a train all the way to Dundee without it and never realised till I got there.

Other things (these are just the tip of iceberg)

I, as team captain, took 5 lads to an away game only to discover it a home game. (we lost 6 -0 default) and once I turned one week too early for a chess tournament in Glasgow. "Where is everybody?"

Mar-09-14  LIFE Master AJ: Sally - you sound like a copy of me.
Mar-10-14
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  offramp: <john barleycorn: Mar-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member by courtesy of John Barleycorn LIFE Master AJ: ALL the engines (that I tested) find 26.Qb1! in this game>
Great news!!!...>

I agree! That is indeed fantastic news!

Mar-10-14
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  Sally Simpson: Hi AJ.

A carbonn copy?

Has this ever happened to you?

http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/cha...

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