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LIFE Master AJ
Member since Aug-21-03 · Last seen Feb-07-23
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16 / New International Version (NIV)

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#1.) Life should not be bereft of beauty ... indeed, it is the magic of the chess pieces - as they dance - that so entertains us all.

"Say Something" by Pentatonix.
(It was so good, the first time that I heard it, it brought tears to my eyes.)

#2.) "Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy." - (One of the greatest writers and players of all time), - GM Siegbert Tarrasch.

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HI!!! My name is A J Goldsby and I am a (U.S.C.F.) Original LIFE-Master from Pensacola, FL. (USA) [I.e., in order to to gain the LM title, this means that I played over 300 rated games while maintaining a master's rating. (2200+)] Be sure to visit my main chess website at, or My e-mail (address) is <<"LifeMasterAJ(at)">> (Hint: DON'T use the quotation marks ... or the brackets!!!)

Please note (quite a number of years ago) that the U.S. Chess Federation ( stopped awarding the "LIFE Master" title. To be very plain, this was all politics, and I was a part of this process ... although I fought against the change. The main reason that the USCF stopped awarding the LM title was that FIDE ( thought that the title "took away" from their "FIDE Master" (FM) title, although since their norm is based only on 25 (or often less) games, that an FM is often much weaker than the average LM. (Certainly there is no comparing the number 300 with 25, that's just silly.)

I am a popular reviewer of chess books ... here is my profile on the "Amazon" website. (

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? If you want to see my games, go here: (A J Goldsby). Or go here, (; and type in "Goldsby" in one of the boxes, then click on search. I also have a page on my website with a few of my games: (And if you are really curious to see my games, I can send you an UN-annotated CB collection. E-mail me at: LifeMasterAJ(at)

The ____'s that run this website don't post my games anymore, but I won clear first in the 2014 Louisiana State Championship. (

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For a complete list of my better websites, please see:

I am often asked about the system that I invented, and the one that I use in OTB chess tournaments. (Below are the three pages that outline my whole system.)

Page One:

Page Two:

Page Three:

---> It’s also important to KNOW the basic mating patterns ... ( Added: Thurs; Nov. 17th, 2011.).

Game Collection: "ChessGames" >Problem of The Day< (2012)

IF you really want to improve, I highly recommend that you do 5-10 tactical problems on a daily basis! (Read this web-page for my very precise methodology: - be sure to read "Cool Training Tip, #01" in its entirety.)

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Annotated games:

Best games:

Best short games or miniatures:

The most amazing chess moves ever played:

Many of my annotated (replayable) games ... from my old "Angel-Fire" <downloads> website ... that have been completely re-done:

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Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013)

I followed this match pretty closely. I have a video on every game, see for more.

My web page on the match.

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World Championship Candidates (2014)

The final CB report:

The FIDE CT ... with the correct final standings:

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(December 12th, 2013)
A note on my current avatar: (Iron Man)

I have been reading comic books ever since I was a little boy. You name it, I read it. (In fact, I had the #1 issue of the following comics ... Spiderman, The Fantastic Four, and Man-thing ... my mother burned a box full of these after her "conversion." Too bad, too. Today, I could sell them all and never worry about money again.)

Hulk, Fantastic Four and Spiderman are some of my favorites from the Marvel Group. (I also read DC as well.) But my chances of ever becoming one of them are slim and none. "Iron Man", however, is a different story. Put on a suit ... and become a super-hero? The possibilities are both endless and enchanting, I guess there is a little bit of Walter Mitty in all of us.

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Tuesday; January 14th, 2014: I was visiting the CB website when I learned that Vugar Gashimov had passed away.

I immediately thought that this was a terrible tragedy, and I must memorialize him in my header. This CB article is nice: (I will add more links - later.)

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I find the following game collections ... by <Phony Benoni> to be invaluable.

Game Collection: Puzzle of the Day 2014 (and)

Game Collection: Puzzle of the Day 2015 (and)

Game Collection: Puzzle of the Day 2016.

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   LIFE Master AJ has kibitzed 14781 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Feb-05-23 R Zelcic vs Gleizerov, 2000 (replies)
LIFE Master AJ: Wow. Truly insane complications!
   Feb-04-23 V Dobrov vs V Shinkevich, 2000 (replies)
LIFE Master AJ: Ludicrous/ridiculous annotations .... I KNOW the box handled that ... but I could not stop laughing at/after 2...g6? I never got any further than that.
   Nov-28-22 A J Goldsby
LIFE Master AJ: (HE) I won a tournament about 2 years ago. My oldest daughter moved out about a year ago. Since I care for my autistic daughter, and she cannot be left alone, I can't tell you when I will get to another real tournament. Other than to say that Niemann is a self- confessed
   Nov-22-22 LIFE Master AJ chessforum (replies)
LIFE Master AJ: I deactivated my forum ages ago. I reactivated it now. (Monday; Nov. 21st, 2022.) ANY post that is non-chess or seems to be written by "the group" ... will simply be deleted.
   Oct-31-22 MissScarlett chessforum (replies)
   Oct-26-22 Hans Niemann (replies)
LIFE Master AJ: i hate cheaters!!!
   Oct-25-22 Lasker vs Steinitz, 1896
LIFE Master AJ: I once had a similar position. My opponents King got overly brave, advanced to a3 ... and was mated.
   Oct-25-22 A J Goldsby vs L Denton, 1997
LIFE Master AJ: I consider this to be one of the finest games that I have ever played.
   Aug-26-22 E Tate vs A J Goldsby, 2010 (replies)
LIFE Master AJ: Sadly, E. Tate passed away in 2015. Forget winning and losing. The sense of loss that I felt knowing I could never engage him OTB ever again is difficult for me to describe. RIP
   Aug-26-22 T Bond vs A J Goldsby, 2008 (replies)
LIFE Master AJ: Thanks for that. But to be truthful, Brent Inman has beaten me more than once .... (I have no idea of exactly how many times. Before I became an expert, Brent was another player who seemed to have my number.)
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   Jun-01-14 Sebastien Feller (replies)
   Jun-01-14 V Fedoseev vs J Westerberg, 2012 (replies)
   May-28-14 G Idigoras vs Panno, 1955 (replies)
   May-22-14 Borislav Ivanov (replies)
   May-22-14 V Vasilev vs B Ivanov, 2011
   May-20-14 chessforum (replies)
   May-19-14 A Dronov vs W Fischer, 2011 (replies)
   May-19-14 N Novotelnov vs D Rovner, 1946
   May-17-14 G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 (replies)
   May-16-14 Aleksandr Dronov (replies)
   May-15-14 M Katetov vs Golombek, 1946 (replies)
   May-15-14 Alien Math chessforum (replies)
   May-15-14 M Stean vs Browne, 1974 (replies)
   May-13-14 T Rodshtein vs S Gvetadze, 2013 (replies)
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   May-12-14 Lilienthal vs A Khavin, 1944 (replies)
   May-09-14 Soren Jensen vs F Urkedal, 2013 (replies)
   May-09-14 T Gareyev vs Kamsky, 2014 (replies)
   May-09-14 G Marco vs A Hodges, 1904
   May-08-14 Levenfish vs M Yudovich Sr., 1933 (replies)
   May-07-14 Bologan vs T Luther, 2007
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   May-05-14 Y Yu vs A Zatonskih, 2013 (replies)
   May-04-14 Alexander Grischuk (replies)
   May-03-14 M Raicevic vs P Lukacs, 1984
   Apr-25-14 D Garcia Zarabozo vs I Andres Gonzalez, 2003
   Apr-25-14 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-23-14 M Richter vs E Berg, 2011 (replies)
   Apr-23-14 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2012 (replies)
   Apr-22-14 Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 (replies)
   Apr-22-14 Once chessforum (replies)
   Apr-22-14 E Prandstetter vs Hort, 1984 (replies)
   Apr-22-14 Alatortsev vs Koblents, 1945 (replies)
   Apr-22-14 Fridman vs Naiditsch, 2013
   Apr-22-14 Ljubojevic vs Korchnoi, 1987 (replies)
   Apr-21-14 Pillsbury vs D G Baird, 1893 (replies)
   Apr-21-14 Ivkov vs Lengyel, 1964
   Apr-20-14 L Josteinsson vs Petursson, 1984 (replies)
   Apr-20-14 Macieja vs H Kallio, 1999 (replies)
   Apr-18-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Apr-18-14 Ljubojevic vs S Makarichev, 1975 (replies)
   Apr-16-14 Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869 (replies)
   Apr-16-14 S M Globus vs R Gross, 1884 (replies)
   Apr-15-14 Benko vs W Hartmann, 1984 (replies)
   Apr-13-14 John K Laning (replies)
   Apr-10-14 Anderssen vs E Schallopp, 1864 (replies)
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   Apr-09-14 P A Merian vs Steinitz, 1884
   Apr-09-14 Tarrasch vs Kolb, 1894
   Apr-08-14 Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-07-14 F Berkes vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2006
   Apr-06-14 Topalov vs Bacrot, 2006
   Apr-06-14 Baadur Jobava (replies)
   Apr-06-14 V Malakhov vs Jobava, 2006
   Apr-06-14 Alekhine vs K Sterk, 1921 (replies)
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   Apr-04-14 C G Poch vs A Planinc, 1971 (replies)
   Apr-04-14 Marshall vs Pillsbury, 1904 (replies)
   Apr-04-14 A Dod vs D Mills, 1903 (replies)
   Apr-03-14 Keres vs B Katalymov, 1965
   Apr-01-14 de Firmian vs N Ristic, 1981
   Apr-01-14 A Garcia Luque vs J Bernard, 2003 (replies)
   Apr-01-14 David2009 chessforum (replies)
   Mar-31-14 World Championship Candidates (2014) (replies)
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   Mar-30-14 R Nezhmetdinov vs Krogius, 1965
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   Mar-29-14 Tal vs Korchnoi, 1987 (replies)
   Mar-29-14 Harikrishna vs Efimenko, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-27-14 Anand vs D Andreikin, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-26-14 D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956 (replies)
   Mar-26-14 K Shirazi vs J Peters, 1984 (replies)
   Mar-26-14 Nakamura vs N Mitkov, 2005 (replies)
   Mar-25-14 Maroczy vs G Beihoff, 1926 (replies)
   Mar-25-14 J L Watson vs K Shirazi, 1979 (replies)
   Mar-25-14 Kamran Shirazi (replies)
   Mar-25-14 D G Baird vs Albin, 1894
   Mar-24-14 V Kirillov vs Karpov, 1962
   Mar-23-14 Anand vs Topalov, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-23-14 N Popov vs Karpov, 1967
   Mar-23-14 Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 (replies)
   Mar-22-14 Karpov vs Tsamriuk, 1967
   Mar-22-14 G Ravinsky vs Karpov, 1966 (replies)
   Mar-22-14 M Drizgalovich vs Karpov, 1965
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   Mar-21-14 Kolishkin vs Karpov, 1962 (replies)
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   Mar-21-14 Tal vs B Dudley, 1964 (replies)
   Mar-21-14 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   Mar-21-14 Lindehn vs Steinitz, 1864 (replies)
   Mar-19-14 G Beisteiner vs J L Calle Fuentes, 2003 (replies)
   Mar-19-14 Polugaevsky vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1958 (replies)
   Mar-19-14 Nakamura vs McShane, 2009
   Mar-18-14 Fischer vs Tal, 1962 (replies)
   Mar-18-14 Ponomariov vs Ivanchuk, 2002 (replies)
   Mar-18-14 J Mason vs Janowski, 1902 (replies)
   Mar-18-14 Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 (replies)
   Mar-17-14 F Lazard vs A Gibaud, 1909 (replies)
   Mar-17-14 Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 (replies)
   Mar-17-14 Szabo vs Botvinnik, 1952 (replies)
   Mar-17-14 Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 (replies)
   Mar-17-14 Duras vs Teichmann, 1906 (replies)
   Mar-17-14 Tal vs Hecht, 1962 (replies)
   Mar-17-14 G Ilivitsky vs Polugaevsky, 1953
   Mar-17-14 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 (replies)
   Mar-17-14 Gligoric vs Petrosian, 1954 (replies)
   Mar-17-14 H Olafsson vs J Levitt, 1990 (replies)
   Mar-17-14 Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912 (replies)
   Mar-17-14 Keres vs Reshevsky, 1953 (replies)
   Mar-16-14 Szabo vs Benko, 1975
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   Mar-16-14 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   Mar-16-14 Geller vs Karpov, 1976 (replies)
   Mar-16-14 Karpov vs Sax, 1983 (replies)
   Mar-16-14 Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 (replies)
   Mar-15-14 Kasparov vs Shirov, 1994 (replies)
   Mar-15-14 Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 (replies)
   Mar-15-14 Kasparov vs Vaganian, 1995 (replies)
   Mar-15-14 Aronian vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
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   Mar-08-14 agb2002 chessforum (replies)
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   Mar-08-14 Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1903
   Mar-06-14 T Lichtenhein vs Morphy, 1857 (replies)
   Mar-05-14 A Mallahi vs A Al-Bahadly, 2001
   Mar-04-14 Viewer Deluxe chessforum (replies)
   Mar-03-14 Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 (replies)
   Mar-03-14 Kholmov vs M Horak, 1994
   Mar-03-14 Biographer Bistro (replies)
   Mar-03-14 Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1970 (replies)
   Mar-03-14 Anderssen vs M Wyvill, 1851 (replies)
   Mar-03-14 Petrosian vs Unzicker, 1960 (replies)
   Mar-02-14 Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1928 (replies)
   Mar-02-14 Tseitlin vs Gulko, 1971 (replies)
   Mar-02-14 Anderssen vs M Wyvill, 1851 (replies)
   Mar-02-14 Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 (replies)
   Mar-02-14 Bogoljubov vs M Monticelli, 1930 (replies)
   Mar-02-14 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
   Mar-02-14 Ivkov vs Portisch, 1961 (replies)
   Mar-02-14 Sally Simpson chessforum (replies)
   Mar-02-14 Gruenfeld vs Alekhine, 1923 (replies)
   Mar-02-14 P Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 (replies)
   Mar-02-14 Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 (replies)
   Mar-02-14 Tarrasch vs Reti, 1922 (replies)
   Mar-01-14 Smyslov vs Kotov, 1943 (replies)
   Mar-01-14 Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1926 (replies)
   Mar-01-14 Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 (replies)
   Mar-01-14 Petrosian vs Larsen, 1966 (replies)
   Mar-01-14 R Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 (replies)
   Mar-01-14 Taimanov vs Polugaevsky, 1960 (replies)
   Feb-28-14 Marshall vs Chigorin, 1905 (replies)
   Feb-28-14 Spielmann vs Eliskases, 1932 (replies)
   Feb-28-14 Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1914 (replies)
   Feb-28-14 Amos Burn (replies)
   Feb-28-14 Portisch vs Kavalek, 1975 (replies)
   Feb-28-14 A Shashin vs Korchnoi, 1973 (replies)
   Feb-28-14 Tarrasch vs Teichmann, 1905
   Feb-28-14 Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 (replies)
   Feb-28-14 Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924 (replies)
   Feb-28-14 Euwe vs Keres, 1940 (replies)
   Feb-28-14 P Tregubov vs Ponomariov, 1995 (replies)
   Feb-28-14 Tolush vs Botvinnik, 1945 (replies)
   Feb-28-14 Boleslavsky vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1957
   Feb-28-14 Spassky vs S Avtonomov, 1949 (replies)
   Feb-27-14 playground player chessforum (replies)
   Feb-24-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
   Feb-23-14 Pavel Tregubov (replies)
   Feb-23-14 Ruslan Ponomariov (replies)
   Feb-23-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Feb-23-14 Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013) (replies)
   Feb-15-14 R Erler vs T Espig, 1971 (replies)
   Feb-15-14 S Williams vs The World, 2013 (replies)
   Feb-14-14 Topalov vs Mamedyarov, 2006
   Feb-14-14 King's Gambit Declined (C30) (replies)
   Feb-14-14 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2013 (replies)
   Feb-14-14 Gyula Sax (replies)
   Feb-13-14 Rubinstein vs M Hirschbein, 1927 (replies)
   Feb-10-14 Patriot chessforum (replies)
   Feb-09-14 N Dzagnidze vs Adams, 2013 (replies)
   Feb-09-14 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
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   Feb-07-14 Ed. Lasker vs A Hodges, 1915
   Feb-07-14 Rubinstein vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1909 (replies)
   Feb-05-14 Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid) (2014) (replies)
   Feb-05-14 Gelfand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-02-14 Spassky vs H Pfleger, 1979 (replies)
   Feb-02-14 Sokolsky vs Kotov, 1949 (replies)
   Jan-30-14 mistermac chessforum (replies)
   Jan-29-14 Aronian vs Van Wely, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-28-14 Short vs Ljubojevic, 1982 (replies)
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   Jan-26-14 Frederick Rhine (replies)
   Jan-22-14 Dominguez Perez vs So, 2014 (replies)
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   Jan-15-14 Pillsbury / Barry / Snow vs Steinitz, 1892
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   Jan-14-14 Vugar Gashimov (replies)
   Jan-13-14 G Sargissian vs C Li, 2009 (replies)
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   Jan-03-14 James Rousselle
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   Dec-21-13 F Duz-Khotimirsky vs Salwe, 1903 (replies)
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   Dec-09-13 G Kuzmin vs An Airapetian, 1981 (replies)
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   Dec-05-13 E Gilfer vs G A Thomas, 1933 (replies)
   Dec-05-13 A Czebe vs Van Wely, 2013
   Dec-04-13 G Weissgerber vs A van Nuess, 1933 (replies)
   Dec-03-13 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
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   Nov-30-13 C Li vs Aronian, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-29-13 Helbig vs Schroeder, 1933 (replies)
   Nov-26-13 Nakamura vs Tomashevsky, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-22-13 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Nov-21-13 L Alster vs Smejkal, 1963 (replies)
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   Nov-09-13 D Barua vs Gulko, 1993 (replies)
   Nov-08-13 Tseitlin vs A Krutiansky, 1971 (replies)
   Nov-08-13 A Conrady vs Velimirovic, 1966 (replies)
   Nov-07-13 H Berliner vs R H Steinmeyer, 1963 (replies)
   Nov-05-13 Keene vs N J Kalton, 1963 (replies)
   Nov-04-13 A W Conger vs Fischer, 1955 (replies)
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May-11-14  The Last Straw: 25-30 is about how much we normally get in 1 year. ;)

Last year, we only got about 10% of what's considered normal, anyway.

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  LIFE Master AJ: What parts of California do you live in?
May-11-14  The Last Straw: I live in San Jose.

But wait a moment, 25-30 is like twice the amount we get in a year.

I normally refer to San Francisco statistics anyway.

Basically, we got 4 inches of rain last year, comparing to the about 13 inches which is normal for our area.

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  LIFE Master AJ: Four inches? Haha, we got that in less than one hour.
May-11-14  The Last Straw: It's a drought, man. :)
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  LIFE Master AJ: I have driven through California several times.

I remember much of it being very pretty farmland, outside of the cities. Is it still like this?

May-12-14  The Last Straw: <LIFE Master AJ> Pretty much the same through the central valley (between Bakersfield and Sacramento), west of the 99.

To the north is scenery, to the east is scenery, and to the south, desert (on I-10 you get to see..... cactus + cactus + cactus + cactus +... + more cactus until you reach the city). Except for when you're south of I-10 and west of the Salton Sea, when it's scenery.

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  LIFE Master AJ: Sounds like its close to the same as in 2003, a friend and I flew to California. (We drove up north to see his parents.)
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  LIFE Master AJ: That was a good trip, BTW. (I wound up not playing in the actual tournament, but watching ... another trip where I got both jet lag AND <maybe> food poisoning ... urgh.)

I did play in a blitz tournament at the San Diego club that weekend, and wound up taking like 3rd place. <tie> (Maybe that doesn't sound great, but TONS of masters in that one.)

He wound up playing in two tournaments, then we drove up north somewhere and visited his parents. I was planning to stay longer, but got a call that my wife was ill, so I immediately flew home.

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  LIFE Master AJ: I think 2003 was the year my wife was first diagnosed with cancer, BTW. (She passed away on January 13th, 2008 - one of the worst days of my life.)

If you are sick of hearing about this, I apologize. (For me, it seems only yesterday she was here ... I can't get through a single day without thinking about her.)

May-12-14  TheFocus: My fiancee passed away 25 years ago at the age of 21. You NEVER forget.

You move on, but you never forget them.

Peace to you <AJ>. I'm not trying to make war with you, just some harmless horsing around.

Sometimes someone makes a joke, an you just run with it.

May-12-14  The Last Straw: <LIFE Master AJ: Maybe that doesn't sound great, but TONS of masters in that one.>

Ah! I've hardly ever beaten a "master" (like probably only once or twice in my whole life), and definitely never in a tournament.

May-12-14  SugarDom: AJ what do you think of Sebastien Feller?
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  LIFE Master AJ: Who is he, the French GM who got caught cheating?
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  LIFE Master AJ: I don't know him personally.
May-13-14  The Last Straw: <LIFE Master AJ> Yes, that is the French person who got caught cheating.
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  LIFE Master AJ: RE: Sebastien Feller.

I am pretty sure I wrote about him on my website.

I HEARD (emphasis on that word!) that he was once a promising young master, who became a top French GM.

Kind of makes you wonder, though.

Questions form in my mind.

#1.) "Why did he cheat?"

#2.) "When was the first time that he did this?"

#3.) "Has he cheated in the past?"

Etc. (If I were him, I would give up chess and do something else.)

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  LIFE Master AJ: RE: <<GM Veselin Topalov.>>

Of course, at one time, it was alleged that Topalov's "handler/manager" (Danailov?) was giving him hand signals which were the engine moves ... during that time period, Topalov's play was remarkably "machine-like." And now that "big-D" has been banned from most playing halls while the game is going on, Topalov no longer seems the unstoppable juggernaut he once was ...

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  LIFE Master AJ:

<<This has happened with terrifying speed. The world has seen nothing like it since the rise of Islam–and we all know what a great blessing that turned out to be.

<Will we be stuck with this for the next 1,500 years? Or will it wither up and blow away as suddenly as it descended on us? God grant the latter.

<In the meantime, what I have come to call “:Gaydeology” has all the earmarks of a new false religion, as fierce and intolerant as Islam; and we have not yet seen the worst of it.

<But the word of the Living God shall stand, and Christ shall reign. May God give us strength. <<<>>> >>>>>

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  bharat123: Check this game. Z Varga vs S Kustar, 1993 I tried in G T M 23.Nc8 with the idea of 23..Qxe6 24.Rd8+ mate follows. Nc8 works on move 24 also. Look better than the text.
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  LIFE Master AJ: OK, I will. Thanks.
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  Diademas: Howdy AJ.

I've been looking at the weather forcast for the panhandle. It does not look good. Are you and your family OK?

I am enjoying the Stavanger tournament first hand.
If you want to come see first hand I will be proud to host you and your daughters.

Please do come see...


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  Diademas: Sorry if I cought you of guard.
My invitation was of course ment for next year.

I were on a high note after my friend Simen had 3.5/7. We are the same vintage and has played numerous games as juniors. Please dont think less of me.

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  LIFE Master AJ: I deactivated my forum ages ago.

I reactivated it now.
(Monday; Nov. 21st, 2022.)

ANY post that is non-chess or seems to be written by "the group" ... will simply be deleted.

Nov-22-22  Keyser Soze: Welcome back!
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