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Scott Thomson
S Thomson 
Photo copyright © 2008, courtesy of "WannaBe"  
Number of games in database: 5
Years covered: 2003 to 2009
Highest rating achieved in database: 2265
Overall record: +1 -4 =0 (20.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

Most played openings
A56 Benoni Defense (2 games)


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SCOTT THOMSON
(born Oct-05-1964, 55 years old) United States of America

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User: keypusher

Ten grades below rubbish. Alexey Vladislavovich Yermolinsky (kibitz #76)

Last updated: 2019-09-24 08:43:30

 page 1 of 1; 5 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kasparov vs S Thomson 1-0262003Belzberg-Kasparov Simultaneous Chess ExhibitionC05 French, Tarrasch
2. L Garcia vs S Thomson 0-1312005Master Tournament 52E90 King's Indian
3. I Figler vs S Thomson 1-0292006Winter OpenA56 Benoni Defense
4. S Thomson vs S Hosea 0-1612009Correspondence - InternetC52 Evans Gambit
5. S Hosea vs S Thomson 1-0202009Correspondence - InternetA56 Benoni Defense
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May-14-12
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  WannaBe: I am sorry to hear that Yahoo let you go as CEO. You have my deepest condolences.
May-14-12  Shams: Who lies about having a CS degree? Lie about something that can be faked, like a Humanities degree.
Oct-05-12
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  tpstar: Happy Birthday!!

Upload more games! ;>D

Oct-05-12
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  WannaBe: Happy Happy Boithday!
Oct-05-12
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  TheFocus: Happy Birthday!
Oct-05-13
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <keypusher> Happy birthday!
Oct-05-13
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  tpstar: Happy Birthday!!

Upload more games!

No, really - upload more games. ;>D

Oct-05-13  Karpova: Happy Birthday!
Oct-05-13
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  keypusher: Thanks all!

<tpstar> Here's one I'd like to upload. I don't have the score, but as our Secretary of State might say it is seared -- seared! in my memory. I've mentioned to you before. It was when I lived in England in the early 90s, and for some reason -- perhaps a cholera epidemic -- I was playing first board for Wood Green in a team match. There was a pub next door, to which my opponent repaired after each move (which he took about five seconds on).

1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.d4 ed 5.Nxe4 Bxf3 6.Qxf3 Qxd4 7.Be3?! Qxb2 8.Bc4 e6 (8....Qb4+ would have been good here) 9.0-0 Nf6 10.Rab1 Qe5 11.Nxf6+ Qxf6 12.Rxb7 Qxf3 (hurrah, the queens are off!) 13.gf Ba3 14.Rd1 0-0 (blessed relief, followed immediately by...) 15.Rd3 1-0 (...crushing embarassment). My opponent graciously accepted my resignation and headed back to the pub.

Maybe one of our English kibitzers could tell me who my opponent was so I could upload the game. He was overweight (natch) and had a beard and a +200 BCF rating. Or we could call him NN or my personal preference, <Drunken Master>.

Oct-05-13
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  Benzol: Scott I nearly missed you. Sorry about that. Happy Birthday.

:)

Oct-05-13
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  TheFocus: Happy Birthday!
Oct-07-13
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  WannaBe: Oooops, I am late, Happy Boith-Day, Mr. Thomson!
Apr-27-14
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  FSR: <keypusher> That is a very interesting game, although understandably embarrassing for you. But you were caught unawares by a gambit line that your opponent had doubtless analyzed in depth. It happens.* And your opponent's alcohol consumption, coupled with seemingly reckless play, probably dulled your sense of danger.

Both Houdini 3 and prior praxis indicate that grabbing the pawn on d4 is weak. (I probably would have grabbed it, too, so don't feel bad.) White has scored 100% in three games with 7.Be3! Opening Explorer Houdini can't find a way for Black to equalize, or even come close, after grabbing the pawn. White always has at least a +0.5 advantage. After 8...e6? 9.0-0! it says you're already lost. But 8...Qb4+ actually isn't much better. Ullianov vs A Krutiansky, 1962 Houdini prefers 8...Nf6, but after 9.0-0 you're still in serious difficulties.

Black should instead decline the pawn with the solid 4...e6!, which gives him a plus score. Opening Explorer

*Cf. Kobernat-Rhine, Chicago ~1977: 1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 (I knew that MCO-11 gave 2...d5!=, which is slightly superficial) 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 cxd4?! 5.cxd4 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Nc3! Bxf3 8.gxf3! Qxd4 9.Qxd4 Nxd4 10.Nb5! Ne6 11.f4 a6? (immediately after playing this, I saw that White's next move crushes) 12.f5! and I was annihilated, much as in V Kirilov vs F Salata, 1964.

May-13-14
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  keypusher: <FSR> Thanks! I never come here, so I just saw your note.
Aug-19-14
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  FSR: I annotated your game against Drunken Master at http://chicagochess.blogspot.com/20...
Oct-05-14
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  tpstar: Happy Birthday!!

Upload more *wins* ;>D

Oct-05-14
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  chancho: Happy Birthday!
Oct-05-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <keypusher> Happy birthday!
Jan-05-15
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  OhioChessFan: Per your game against <Drunken Master> <13...Nd7> 14. Rd1 Nb6 15. Bxb6 axb6 16. Rxb6 Ba3 17. Rxc6 0-0 doesn't look all that bad to me. White has an extra Pawn, but it's doubled, and he has 4 Pawn islands. Obviously your DSB is a mess, but I don't see a quick win for White.


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Sep-05-19
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  keypusher: <FSR: I annotated your game against Drunken Master at http://chicagochess.blogspot.com/20...

Oh great! <And this is the only immortality you and I may share, my Drunken Master.>

Sep-05-19
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  FSR: <keypusher> It only took you five years to notice. :-)

Your moves were very plausible. Anyone could have lost that game. And no doubt your opponent's drunken state lulled you into complacency.

Sep-06-19
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  keypusher: <OCF> Thanks. In your line after 14.Rd1 Nb6 15.Bxb6 axb6 SF10's top choice is 16.Rdd7 (16....Bc5 17.Rxf7 Rf8 18.Bxe6 Rxf7 19.Bxf7+ Kd8 20.Be6 with the advantage). Regardless, 13....Nd7 is a massive improvement on what I played.
May-22-20
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  jith1207: Look at the costume *this guy* is wearing for a chess game.

<Kovalev> would like to get his privileges back.

May-22-20  optimal play: <jith1207: Look at the costume *this guy* is wearing for a chess game.>

It's obviously his "lucky" blue Hawaiian shirt.

Why else would you appear in public wearing that?

Even at a chess tournament!

May-23-20
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  jith1207: Agreed, I like it though.

The light and dark color contrast resembles some game.

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