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Beer is believed to be over 10,000 years old. Although no one knows its exact origins, some agricultural historians believe that the first beer may have been produced accidentally when a stash of grain was soaked by rain and then warmed by the sun. If this mixture were spontaneously fermented by wild, airborne yeast—which thrives in just these warm, moist conditions—beer would have been produced (Encarta).

Fermented beverages have been preferred over water throughout the ages: they are safer, provide psychotropic effects, and are more nutritious. Some have even said alcohol was the primary agent for the development of Western civilization, since more healthy individuals (even if inebriated much of the time) lived longer and had greater reproductive success. (Upenn Museum)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Beer vs G Neumann 0-1191866JicinC45 Scotch Game
2. Beer vs Carter ½-½341988corres GBRC30 King's Gambit Declined
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Feb-10-06  Cecil Brown: Friday night, time for me to kick back with a beer and think about life, the universe and the vagaries chess.

Sometimes you're the windshield:-

[Event "Round 4"]
[Site "Club Championship"]
[Date "2006.02.09"]
[White "Brown,Cecil"]
[Black "Oxford-Captain,Former"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White grade "128"]
[Black grade "147"]

1.Nf3 c5 2.e4 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d6 6.c4 Be7 7.N1c3 a6 8.Na3 Be6 9.Nc2 Rc8 10.Ne3 Nd4 11.Bd3 Nf6 12.O-O O-O 13.Re1 Qd7 14. Ned5 Bxd5 15.exd5 Bd8 16.h3 b5 17.b3 bxc4 18.Bxc4 Ba5 19.Re3 Bxc3 20.Rxc3 Nxd5 21.Rg3 Nc3 22.Rxc3 d5 23.Bxa6 Rxc3 24.Be3 Ne6 25.a4 d4 26.Bd2 Rc7 27.b4 Ra8 28.Bb5 Qd5 29.Rc1 Rac8 30.Rxc7 Rxc7 31.Bf1 d3 32.b5 e4 33.b6 Rc2 34.a5 Qb5 35.g3 Qc6 36.h4 Nd4 37.Bg2 Ne2+ 38.Kh2 Nd4 39.Qb1 Rc5 40.b7 1-0

And sometimes, you're the bug:-

[Event "Team A vs Team B"]
[Site "BDCA"]
[Date "2006.01.31"]
[White "Man2, Bogey"]
[Black "Brown,Cecil"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White grade "144"]
[Black grade "128"]

1. d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Qc2 O-O 7.e3 Nbd7 8. Bd3 Re8 9. Nc3 Nf8 10.O-O-O Bg4 11.Rdg1 Be6 12.Ne5 c5 13.f4 cxd4 14.exd4 Rc8 15.g4 Ne4 16.Bxe7 Rxe7 17.Rg3 Rec7 18.Bxe4 dxe4 19.Rd1 b5 20.d5 Bxd5 21.a3 a5 22.Kb1 b4 23.Rxd5 Qxd5 24.Nxd5 Rxc2 25.Ne7+ Kh8 26. Nxf7# 1-0

I'm quite pleased with 39.Qb1 in the first game. Possibly one of the best moves I've played, the second game is a real sickener. I wrote down 19..Bd5 then crossed it out and played b5 instead. Breaking the laws of chess in the process of loosing control of the position :-(

Feb-13-06  farrooj: Hey guys, finished my exams, and got a bit of free time. How are you?
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  WannaBe: <farrooj> Same, same... nothing new. =) Did you do well on your tests?
Feb-13-06  farrooj: The tests went well, but the school teachers are becoming a bit of a hassle, I'm afraid someone will have to *deal* with them
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  TheAlchemist: <farrooj> I know just the guys who can take care of that little problem...
Feb-13-06  farrooj: Mouhahahahahahahahahaha
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  TheAlchemist: <farrooj> You should check out the new chessforums feature. Many premium members have their own forums in their profile page. Check out: Memorable Quotes chessforum
Feb-13-06  farrooj: I checked it out, it's pretty fun. So where is the main, fun discussion page now (Beer being the one we used to joke on)
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  TheAlchemist: I don't know, it has spread a bit, some pages were even deleted (you should have been around with the Robert Schinkmann saga). There are some new City of Moscow stories, User: hayton3 is always fun, User: blingice collects some "iamverywellisms" (I hope I got it right), I don't know if you saw Oleg Romanishin. But you can always browse around a bit. I often get lost with all the chessforums around. You have quite a bit of catching up to do :-)
Feb-13-06  farrooj: :) thanks, I'll browse a bit...
What is the "Robert Schinkmann saga"?
Feb-13-06  Jim Bartle: I get confused, but I think the Schinkmann saga involved a game involving a participant in discussions here which other kibitzers considered to be a forgery, since it was a virtual copy of a well-known classic game. It got nasty.
Feb-13-06  hintza: Some things are best left in the past.
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  keypusher: <farooj> Oh God, you don't wanna know about Schinckmann...Lifemaster AJ published a supposed correspondence game he won over one "Robert Schinkmann" that turned out to be more or less a copy of a famous Steinitz game. Hilarity ensued. By the way, I've been working on my painting, and here's a recent sample of my work. Want to buy it?
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  chancho: <keypusher> LOL!
Feb-13-06  farrooj: that's actually a nice painting, how much for it?
Feb-13-06  notsodeepthought: <keypusher> Nice artwork, but I somehow have the feeling it's missing something. As a suggestion, could you throw in a couple of paint strokes, one on each side, that don't actually add any value or beauty at all to the picture but somehow serve to distinguish it from anything that may have been painted previously? Thanks,
Feb-13-06  farrooj: why didn't you paint any eyebrows?
Feb-13-06  Jim Bartle: The lack of eyebrows is one of the deep hidden signs in this painting, concerning the Christian religion and the possible lineage of Jesus Christ's descendants. Tom Hanks will explain this all to us in a couple of months.
Feb-13-06  farrooj: weren't the eyebrows just wiped off?
Feb-13-06  schnarre: Probably.
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  tpstar: <Cecil Brown> Nice games. For #1, I prefer 6. N1c3 over 6. c4 Opening Explorer because that Nd4 is very happy to be there. Instead of 17 ... bc Black might consider 17 ... b4 18. Ne2 Bb6 19. Bb2/Be3 Qa7 intending ... a5 & ... a4. Interesting exchange sacrifice for those monstrous passed a & b Pawns. Look again at 34 ... Qb5; 35. Qxc2 wins immediately, right? Anyway, you blockaded Black's Pawns very nicely and won. For #2, the QGD Exchange (4. cd ed) usually gives Black an easy game, then 10. 0-0-0!? was pretty daring. I liked 12 ... c5 opening lines (although 11 ... c5 might have improved over moving your QB again), then you reorganized your pieces. You already identified the key position (19 ... Bd5 ) but I wonder if Black's game can be saved with 21 ... f6 and the Ne5 has no exit strategy. Cute Knight mate at the end. :)

<keypusher> I always thought that was the most overrated piece of art ever. A very unspectacular female model, with a very unspectacular background. Without meaning to offend anyone, perhaps people think it's great because everyone else does. =)

Feb-14-06  Jim Bartle: Actually your opinion on the Mona Lisa is discussed and basically agreed with in The Da Vinci Code. (Not that I believe everything I read in that book!) The author claimed it became so famous because Da Vinci himself considered it his best work and traveled with it, exhibiting it all along.
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  TheAlchemist: Today might be appropriate to list some "unorthodox" pick up lines. <Please read at your own risk.>

1. Hey, does this rag smell like chloroform to you?

2. My love for you is like diarrhea, I just can't hold it in.

3. Roses are red. Violets are blue. I like spaghetti. Let's go f***.

4. If your right leg was Thanksgiving, and your left leg was Christmas, could I meet you between the holidays?

5. Guy: "Would you like to dance?" Girl: "I don't care for this song and surely wouldn't dance with you." Guy: "I'm sorry, you must have misunderstood me, I said you look fat in those pants"

6. I'm new in town, could I have directions to your house.

7. F*** me if I'm wrong, but is your name Yolanda?

8. You might not be the best looking girl here, but beauty is only a light switch away.

9. I can't find my puppy, can you help me find him? I think he went into this motel room.

10. Your body's name must be Visa, because it's everywhere I want to be.

11. Can I buy you a drink, or do you just want the money?

12. I may not be the best looking guy here, but I'm the only one talking to you.

13. Your parents must be retarded, because you are special.

14. Oh, I'm sorry, I thought that was a Braille name tag.

Feb-14-06  Cecil Brown: <tpstar> Many thanks for the feedback.

<Interesting exchange sacrifice> is a little generous, I couldn't see much alternative in the position.

I don't really play e4, but my opponent is usually a french player so after 1.Nf3 c5 I thought going into a sicilian was the best way to play for a win. You are right about 35..Qb5? though, my opponent pointed it out after the game, but I was in time trouble from about move 30 and only made the control at move 37 by a few seconds.

Feb-14-06  Cecil Brown: As for game 2, I'm beginning to agree that the exchange lines are some of the easiest for black to play in the QGD, holding back the c pawn until white castles so as to play c5 in one go after 0-0-0 is an idea from Sadler's book on the QGD and it is quite strong.

I didn't even see that the knight was trapped during the game :-( I was too intent on the c file. I totally missed the mate too, which is indeed cute and the main reason I thought the game was worth posting.

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