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Dimitri London
  
Number of games in database: 18
Years covered: 1985 to 1994
Last FIDE rating: 2422
Overall record: +7 -2 =9 (63.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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DIMITRI LONDON
(born Nov-21-1962, 58 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Dmitri S London was born in Kiev and was awarded the FM title in 1983 and the IM title in 1986.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D London vs D Gurevich  1-0271985New York opB89 Sicilian
2. D London vs Dlugy  1-0321985BrooklynB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
3. I Ivanov vs D London  ½-½311985New York opD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
4. D London vs Fedorowicz  ½-½351985Manhattan Chess Club TournamentB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
5. D London vs Benjamin ½-½331985Manhattan Chess Club TournamentB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
6. Zsuzsa Polgar vs D London  ½-½111985Manhattan Chess Club TournamentA05 Reti Opening
7. D London vs D Gurevich  0-1691987New York opB58 Sicilian
8. D London vs Zsuzsa Polgar  0-1491987New York opC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. D London vs Alburt  ½-½671989New York OpenB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. Bisguier vs D London 0-1561989New York OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
11. D London vs L Christiansen  1-0481989New York OpenB06 Robatsch
12. Miles vs D London  0-1421989New York OpenA05 Reti Opening
13. E Winslow vs D London  ½-½561993New York, NYB56 Sicilian
14. D London vs Waitzkin  1-0601993New York ACCB58 Sicilian
15. D London vs J Bonin  ½-½461993New York ACCB32 Sicilian
16. E Moskow vs D London  0-1341993New York ACCA16 English
17. D London vs Hebert  ½-½531994New York Marshall/EnhanceB32 Sicilian
18. Ashley vs D London  ½-½301994Marshall-Enhance Int'l PrelimsA07 King's Indian Attack
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Apr-01-06  TheSlid: <babakova> My favourite is <This is England> and then most of the stuff off the first album. "Rock the Casbah" is another potential omission from your list!
Apr-01-06  Jim Bartle: Here in Peru you can't listen to your car radio during the day without hearing "Police and Thieves."
Apr-01-06  babakova: <Jim Bartle> I like wrong em boyo, its a nice happy song, its cheesy in a good way. Their cover of I fought the law is great, but still a cover and I felt it wrong to add for that reason.

<TheSlid> I think songs like "Rock the Casbah" and "Should I stay or should I go" were the reasons I started listening to their stuff in the first place.

Apr-01-06  Jim Bartle: Oh yeah, "Should I Stay..." Has that background singing in butchered Spanish in the background for no reason. "No tengo ropa que quedar!"
Apr-01-06  babakova: I dont understand spanish at all...On the subject of music; anyone heard Morrisseys new album? Its quite good. I like the song "you have killed me" which kind of resembles ones state of mind when one has just lost a chess game in a crushing fashion.
Apr-06-06  Jim Bartle: LONDON, England (Reuters) -- British anti-terrorism detectives escorted a man from a plane after a taxi driver had earlier become suspicious when he started singing along to a track by punk band The Clash, police said on Wednesday.

(The song was "London Calling.")

Apr-06-06  Runemaster: Apparently, the bloke arrested said "I played the cabbie some songs by the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and the Clash. He didn't like the last two, but that's no reason to call the police."

Maybe not in this particular case, but we can probably think of certain music that would give rise to a citizen's duty to inform the proper authorities.

Apr-06-06
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  pawn to QB4: Seems Harraj Mann was questioned under the Terrorism Act 'cause the cabby was worried by the lyrics "War is declared and battle come down" and Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song: "the hammer of the gods will drive our ship to new lands, to fight the horde". George Bush can rely on us Brits, we're still the steadfast Londoners of 1940. Last year British intelligence tracked a guy who'd written to a friend, "I'm planning to get married and go away on honeymoon". This was clearly code for a deeply sinister plot, and he was so fanatical he took things to the extreme of ... getting married and going on honeymoon, presumably with James Bond monitoring every step he took. How can we combat people prepared to go to such lengths?
Apr-06-06  Jim Bartle: Right. Hmmmm, now I'd like to know what "Pawn to QB4" REALLY stands for.
Apr-06-06
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  pawn to QB4: Lol, sharp as ever, Jim, and I enjoyed AJ's sense of humour failure earlier. I believe there are tales of customs stopping chess masters to query the code in their notebooks?
Apr-06-06
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  keypusher: Harraj could have shared this quote with the police: <I think you have to grow up and realize that we're facing religious fanatics who would kill everyone in the world who doesn't do what they say. The more time you give them the more bombs they'll get.> Joe Strummer, Nov. 2001.

I'm pretty suspicious of any cabbie who can actually decipher the words to songs by The Clash or Led Zeppelin, come to think of it.

Apr-06-06
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  pawn to QB4: Obviously the British press have had fun with this one, and suggest you avoid the following when travelling with jumpy cabbies over here: Pink Floyd's Goodbye Blue Sky, John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom, The Jam's Eton Rifles, anything by Bomb Da Bass or Jefferson Airplane. Inadvisable to suggest your support for any kind of struggle or holy war: Springsteen's No Surrender, Pat Benatar, Love is a battlefield, T Rex, Children of the Revolution. And be sure not to play Phil Collins' Another Day in Paradise because it's no good.
Apr-06-06  Jim Bartle: Keypusher: "Squeeze my lemon, Squeeze my lemon." Who can decipher that?

pawn to QB4 stole my thunder with the question about customs officers wondering about chess notation. I was thinking of the FBI knocking on your door saying, "We've read e-mails of yours saying '1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6.' We find this very suspicious..."

Apr-07-06
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  keypusher: Long before 9-11 a police force somewhere in Massachusetts allegedly blew up a chess clock that had been left ticking in a restaurant. Understandable really.
Mar-23-11
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  perfidious: <keypusher> Never heard that one-do you remember when? My guess might be back in the days when they held tourneys in the small town of Sterling, but who knows?

<Jim> I've heard of people coming under suspicion due to their correspondence games.

Them funny words and symbols, y'know.

Of course, no-one ever caught on to Alexander Kevitz playing his games by post under the soubriquet 'Palmer Phar'.

Mar-23-11
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  HeMateMe: Eric Schiller said the FBI was investigating him because he was getting a Russian chess publication, I think "Shakmatty Bulletin" or "64" delivered to his house, along with Russian newspapers.
Mar-23-11
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  Eric Schiller: Yes, my postal games against Soviet opponents had tampered envelopes, too.

I was hassled by authorities on one trip to USSR because I bhad German chess books with funny religious symbols (kings had crosses on top)

Apr-30-11
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  perfidious: <HeMateMe: Eric Schiller said the FBI was investigating him because he was getting a Russian chess publication, I think "Shakmatty Bulletin" or "64" delivered to his house, along with Russian newspapers.>

If the coppers had ever paid me a visit, I might well have got the same treatment, as I had copies of both those magazines lying about, back in the day.

The journalist Harrison Salisbury had a monstrous file (might have been as much as 4000 pages) with FBI because a flaky neighbour claimed he was in the pay of the Nazis, as he had recording devices in his home in the early 1940s.

J Edgar Hoover was one of the most wonderful things to ever happen here in USA......as in not.

Apr-30-11
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  HeMateMe: Salisbury was a correspondent/writer for the New York Times. I think the Times had a bureau in Moscow, where he lived for awhile. He wrote the best seller <"The Russians">, in the late 70s, that seemed to accurately portray the typical soviet citizenry in that time. As might be imagined, his experience was that the typical family there wanted nothing of the cold war ideology or Marxism. They just wanted more apartment space and appliances that worked.

I think he also lived in the USSR in the late 50s, early 60, in a program for graduate students from other countries. Creature comforts were a bit sparse, but he liked meeting all the different types of folks. I think he also wrote a book about those times, unless I'm confusing him with someone else, another journalist.

I would guess anyone with literary contacts behind the iron curtain had a file running.

Ivy league college types like Salisbury were more likely to be in the pay of the< OSS/CIA> than the Nazis or Russians.

Has schiller used the <Freedom of Information Act> to see exactly what data about him may have been collected?

BTW, I like your avatar. Is that a latter day Jerry Garcia?

Apr-30-11
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  perfidious: <HeHateMe> Believe it was actually Hedrick Smith who wrote 'The Russians'.
May-01-11
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  HeMateMe: You're right. Salisbury was a correspondent for the Times in Moscow, in the 1950s, won a pulitzer prize.

Hedrick Smith also won awards for writings from Russia and Eastern Europe, in the 1970s.

Nov-19-12  BIDMONFA: Dimitri London

LONDON, Dimitri
http://www.bidmonfa.com/london_dimi...
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Aug-22-13
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  GrahamClayton: My favourite London song:

http://youtu.be/6AqbiBm__YY

Apr-25-14
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  perfidious: <pawn to QB4: (In 2005) British intelligence tracked a guy who'd written to a friend, "I'm planning to get married and go away on honeymoon". This was clearly code for a deeply sinister plot, and he was so fanatical he took things to the extreme of ... getting married and going on honeymoon, presumably with James Bond monitoring every step he took.>

Did the couple get away with it?

Apr-25-14
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  keypusher: <perfidious: <keypusher> Never heard that one-do you remember when? My guess might be back in the days when they held tourneys in the small town of Sterling, but who knows?>

Some very long pauses in this conversation...it's like a Pinter play. Anyway, it was a story in Chess Life in the early 80s, but that is pretty much all I remember.

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