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Member since Sep-03-05
I like the Kiribati flag, it's so cheerful! It belongs to a sunny country with lots of islands. Did yous know that there are 15 countries without soldiers? K is one of them :)

Why do we smile? We show that our weapons (teeth) are harmless. People have been called all sorts through the ages - how about the friendly animal or homo comis?

I know it doesn't look like it when you listen to the media - but when you look around you, your neighbours, friends & family - what do you see?

we can't stop people from exploiting the weak. But we can show our contempt for rich people: When they can't show off with their ill gotten gains, they'll want to share them.

Philanthropist: someone who shares his/her ill gotten gains with others.

let's fight ageism: chess is like art, philosophy, story telling. The only difference is that in chess you're told you're too old, in the other subjects you get better with age. It will be the same in chess, when the news gets around!

what would happen if all the people had money all the time? Before you give me your answer here is what others suggested:

people would be happy; free; become ill; be lazy; stop working; nothing is done for you; money is not needed; it'd be a catastrophe, chaos & the worst: nothing left to buy, lol. We'd run out of frivolous things to buy & people would grow their own food. Since the farmers wouldn't need all that precious land, it'd be there for everyone.

Anything we left out?

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   Octavia has kibitzed 2382 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-16-19 Fischer vs Tal, 1960 (replies)
Octavia: it's in DRAW, The Art of the Half-Point in Chess by Verkhovsky. The last game in the book with 7...Ne7 missing. That's why I had to come here today.
   Sep-25-19 Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
Octavia: I believe she was Scottish champ thrice
   Mar-26-19 J Mieses vs M Kann, 1885
Octavia: I found this game in "complete defense to KP Openings" ebook by Schiller: he discussed only CaroKann in that book
   Mar-19-19 Richard Taylor chessforum (replies)
Octavia: Your PrimeMinister is brilliant! She refuses to mention his name or give him any public attention! That's the only way to go. In this country the papers often show the killers & go on about them, even write books about them. I wished everyone would copy her attitude. Then all the ...
   Mar-18-19 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Octavia: 'self' is singular 'selves' is plural, therefore: myself & themselves
   Mar-18-19 Caruana vs W So, 2015
Octavia: Naiditsch: Caruana managed to get a big advantage but he missed the best continuation... Most interesting draws of 2012 - 2015
   Mar-18-19 Vitiugov vs D Dubov, 2015
Octavia: a great fighting game with unusual tactical motives
   Mar-15-19 Jobava vs Mamedyarov, 2014
Octavia: <and should find itself in a future such anthology.> Balogh & Naiditsch did do just that: "most interesting draws of 2012-2015" great book. I wished I hadn't given away my Heidenfeld Draw! book. It's great & I'd love to look at it again some time
   Feb-27-19 Hebden vs J M Hodgson, 1985 (replies)
Octavia: it's game 4 on Hodgson's video 'ten lethal weapons' called: the long range bishop
   Feb-19-19 D Wagner vs Shirov, 2014
Octavia: Balogh in 'Most interesting draws' answer this question in great detail
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