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Former Coffee house player... drink coffee better than I play chess.

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"We come unbidden into this life, and if we are lucky, we find a purpose beyond starvation, misery, and early death which, lest we forget, is the common lot."

--Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

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"The uninformed --I can try to educate; the belligerent--I can try to soothe; the insanely angry--I can hopefully avoid; the confused--I can aide. But willful fools--I despise."

--Me, Nigel Short Chess Forum.

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   Mar-11-16 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
PinnedPiece: Kasparov on Sanders: < > .
   Mar-10-16 Nakamura vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
PinnedPiece: This is the first game??? WOW!!!
   Mar-10-16 World Championship Candidates (2016) (replies)
PinnedPiece: <AK: I don't know about you, but I will be boycotting Agon Ltd's broadcast of the Candidates Tournament games, and I urge others in the global chess community to do the same.> It's true that you and I have paid subscriptions to this site and have a vested interest in their
   Mar-10-16 Louis Stumpers (replies)
PinnedPiece: <AW> Word. .
   Feb-29-16 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
PinnedPiece: Is it March Yet? Hey what happened?
   Jan-30-16 johnlspouge chessforum (replies)
PinnedPiece: How fun! I have video stuff like this, from 20 yrs ago though....your courage and showmanship make me want to hit the boards again... :) More comment on my page... .
   Jan-30-16 PinnedPiece chessforum (replies)
PinnedPiece: Hahah....Bravo...That's entertainment. Live local theater with bold fresh talent is unbeatable. You got the high notes, you got the long ones, you got the dancing ones. Good show! .
   Jan-26-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
PinnedPiece: Hey, Here is a link for your friends, when the Panthers win the Super Bowl...Did you forget this? From the All Seeing I??? "Walk like a Panther tonight"!!! Heh! .
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PinnedPiece: <dice> Excellent...thanks for leading me to full episodes of the Avengers on Youtube.....
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   Dec-12-14 London Chess Classic (2014) (replies)
   Dec-11-14 Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-18-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
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   Nov-18-14 The World (replies)
   Nov-15-14 Carlsen - Anand World Championship Match (2014) (replies)
   Nov-14-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-12-14 Stockfish Nakamura Match (2014) (replies)
   Nov-10-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-07-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-07-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-27-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
   Aug-13-14 Odd Lie (replies)
   Aug-13-14 I Hatem (replies)
   Aug-12-14 Bacrot vs V Laznicka, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-05-14 Tromso Olympiad (2014) (replies)
   Jul-30-14 Charles H Storey (replies)
   Jul-29-14 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Jul-28-14 M Gerusel vs D Werner, 1984 (replies)
   Jul-19-14 Caruana vs Adams, 2014 (replies)
   Jul-17-14 Bird vs Morphy, 1858 (replies)
   Jul-14-14 NakoSonorense chessforum (replies)
   Jun-13-14 Caruana vs Karjakin, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-13-14 Jeremy Lim (replies)
   Jun-11-14 Svidler vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-09-14 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-07-14 Kramnik vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-06-14 Caruana vs Giri, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-04-14 Nigel Short (replies)
   Jun-04-14 Caruana vs Svidler, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-03-14 Carlsen vs Giri, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-02-14 chessforum (replies)
   May-28-14 Wesley So (replies)
   May-25-14 Tarrasch vs Teichmann, 1912 (replies)
   May-22-14 US Championship (2014) (replies)
   May-19-14 Alisa Melekhina (replies)
   May-13-14 T Rodshtein vs S Gvetadze, 2013 (replies)
   May-12-14 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
   May-10-14 V Ni vs A Eswaran, 2014 (replies)
   May-06-14 Kasparov vs A Duer, 1981 (replies)
   Apr-30-14 Gashimov Memorial (2014) (replies)
   Apr-30-14 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-24-14 Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-23-14 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-22-14 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-21-14 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-19-14 Aronian vs I Sokolov, 2001
   Apr-16-14 optimal play chessforum (replies)
   Apr-11-14 David Letterman (replies)
   Apr-03-14 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   Mar-28-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-25-14 Kramnik vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-24-14 Anand vs Mamedyarov, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-23-14 World Championship Candidates (2014) (replies)
   Mar-19-14 Aronian vs D Andreikin, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-18-14 Svidler vs Topalov, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-13-14 Anand vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-10-14 P L Corrales Ibanez vs M Gavilan Diaz, 2003 (replies)
   Feb-01-14 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-31-14 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-29-14 Zurich Chess Challenge (2014) (replies)
   Jan-22-14 S Williams vs The World, 2013 (replies)
   Jan-13-14 playground player chessforum (replies)
   Jan-10-14 Tata Steel Masters (2014) (replies)
   Jan-10-14 B Lalith vs S Fancy, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-10-14 L Blumenoff vs Keres, 1933 (replies)
   Jan-04-14 Anand vs Shirov, 2011 (replies)
   Dec-24-13 M61MG Wrestler chessforum (replies)
   Dec-21-13 F Duz-Khotimirsky vs Salwe, 1903 (replies)
   Nov-21-13 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-21-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013) (replies)
   Nov-17-13 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-11-13 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-07-13 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-21-13 Caruana vs Bacrot, 2013
   Oct-04-13 Gelfand vs Ponomariov, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-03-13 Nakamura vs Gelfand, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-02-13 Giri vs Caruana, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-30-13 Caruana vs Gelfand, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-29-13 Nakamura vs Caruana, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-15-13 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-14-13 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-13-13 Team White vs Team Black, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-12-13 Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2013
   Sep-11-13 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-10-13 Anand vs Karpov, 1998 (replies)
   Sep-04-13 D Andreikin vs Kramnik, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-01-13 Kramnik vs D Andreikin, 2013 (replies)
   Aug-31-13 Lilienthal vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1951 (replies)
   Aug-30-13 D Andreikin vs Kramnik, 2013 (replies)
   Aug-30-13 Kramnik vs D Andreikin, 2013 (replies)
   Aug-27-13 Kramnik vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2013 (replies)
   Aug-24-13 A Korobov vs Kramnik, 2013 (replies)
   Aug-03-13 Gelfand vs Kasparov, 1996
   Aug-02-13 Karpov vs Timman, 1980 (replies)
   Jul-29-13 Dortmund Sparkassen (2013) (replies)
   Jul-25-13 J C Moore vs M J Read, 1981 (replies)
   Jul-11-13 Travis Bickle chessforum (replies)
   Jun-30-13 P J Morris vs Ward, 1983 (replies)
   Jun-22-13 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2013 (replies)
   Jun-21-13 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2013 (replies)
   Jun-21-13 Nakamura vs Gelfand, 2013 (replies)
   Jun-20-13 Tal Memorial (2013) (replies)
   Jun-18-13 Mamedyarov vs Caruana, 2013 (replies)
   Jun-18-13 Nakamura vs D Andreikin, 2013 (replies)
   Jun-13-13 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   May-27-13 Nakamura vs Caruana, 2013 (replies)
   May-26-13 Topalov vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
   May-18-13 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
   May-18-13 Norway Chess (2013) (replies)
   May-17-13 Svidler vs Karjakin, 2013 (replies)
   May-13-13 Anand vs Karjakin, 2013 (replies)
   May-13-13 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   May-12-13 Topalov vs J L Hammer, 2013 (replies)
   May-12-13 Aronian vs Karjakin, 2013 (replies)
   May-10-13 Karjakin vs Wang Hao, 2013 (replies)
   May-09-13 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
   May-09-13 V Vepkhvishvili vs D Gedevanishvili, 1983 (replies)
   May-08-13 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-31-13 Carlsen vs Svidler, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-28-13 Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-28-13 Grischuk vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-26-13 Petrosian vs Petrovsky, 1946 (replies)
   Mar-25-13 Ivanchuk vs Radjabov, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-25-13 Gelfand vs Aronian, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-25-13 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-24-13 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-21-13 World Championship Candidates (2013) (replies)
   Mar-06-13 Short vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
   Dec-30-12 G Estevez Morales vs Karpov, 1973 (replies)
   Dec-22-12 Argue (replies)
   Dec-13-12 Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 (replies)
   Dec-09-12 Anand vs Nakamura, 2012 (replies)
   Dec-07-12 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2012 (replies)
   Dec-06-12 Carlsen vs Polgar, 2012 (replies)
   Dec-06-12 London Chess Classic (2012) (replies)
   Dec-06-12 Adams vs Carlsen, 2012 (replies)
   Dec-03-12 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-25-12 Yifan Hou vs Nakamura, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-17-12 Anthony Saidy (replies)
   Oct-14-12 Chekhov vs M Hoffmann, 1994 (replies)
   Oct-13-12 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
   Oct-08-12 Caruana vs Karjakin, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-05-12 Saidy vs C Brasket, 1972 (replies)
   Oct-03-12 Boris Gelfand (replies)
   Oct-02-12 Radjabov vs Svidler, 2006
   Oct-02-12 Mamedyarov vs Leko, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-02-12 F Rhine vs D Sprenkle, 1981 (replies)
   Oct-01-12 S Urusov vs Ben, 1862 (replies)
   Sep-28-12 Caruana vs F Vallejo Pons, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-27-12 Adams vs Gelfand, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-27-12 Nakamura vs Wang Hao, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-27-12 Hracek vs A Kveinys, 1992 (replies)
   Sep-27-12 Gelfand vs Ivanchuk, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-26-12 Caruana vs Anand, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-25-12 Dominguez Perez vs Nakamura, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-24-12 P N Andreasen vs H Falberg, 1992 (replies)
   Sep-24-12 Gelfand vs Wang Hao, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-23-12 Nakamura vs Leko, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-23-12 Team White vs Team Black, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-22-12 Gelfand vs Topalov, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-21-12 Nakamura vs Gelfand, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-17-12 Motylev vs P Jirovsky, 1998 (replies)
   Aug-29-12 Rossolimo vs C Kottnauer, 1948 (replies)
   Aug-23-12 H Murphy vs A Kinsman, 1981 (replies)
   Aug-21-12 S Redford vs C Madiba, 2011 (replies)
   Aug-20-12 Mikhalevski vs R Gardner, 2012
   Aug-12-12 Grischuk vs Svidler, 2012 (replies)
   Aug-11-12 Anand - Gelfand World Championship Match (2012) (replies)
   Aug-09-12 Fischer vs Berliner, 1960 (replies)
   Aug-09-12 C Maier vs Kasimdzhanov, 2011 (replies)
   Aug-03-12 Doctor Who (Computer)
   Aug-02-12 P Ball (replies)
   Jul-31-12 Beer (replies)
   Jul-31-12 Carlsen vs Bologan, 2012 (replies)
   Jul-29-12 Marshall vs Capablanca, 1914 (replies)
   Jul-26-12 Wang Hao vs Bologan, 2012 (replies)
   Jul-22-12 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2012 (replies)
   Jul-22-12 Karjakin vs J Gustafsson, 2012 (replies)
   Jul-22-12 Dortmund Sparkassen (2012) (replies)
   Jul-20-12 Kramnik vs Leko, 2012 (replies)
   Jul-14-12 Kramnik vs M Bartel, 2012 (replies)
   Jul-10-12 V Hamitevici vs S R Burns-Mannion, 2010 (replies)
   Jul-01-12 Kramnik vs Polgar, 1994 (replies)
   Jun-30-12 Mikhalevski vs Short, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-28-12 F Lida Garcia vs Shulman, 2003 (replies)
   Jun-21-12 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
   Jun-09-12 Radjabov vs Kramnik, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-09-12 Deep Thought (Computer) (replies)
   Jun-09-12 McShane vs Radjabov, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-08-12 Morozevich vs Carlsen, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-08-12 Colonel Mortimer chessforum (replies)
   Jun-08-12 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2012 (replies)
   May-28-12 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012 (replies)
   May-21-12 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012 (replies)
   May-20-12 United States Championship (2012) (replies)
   May-20-12 Gelfand vs Anand, 2012 (replies)
   May-19-12 Nakamura vs Seirawan, 2012 (replies)
   May-19-12 Kamsky vs Nakamura, 2012 (replies)
   May-18-12 Gelfand vs Anand, 2012 (replies)
   May-18-12 Kamsky vs Seirawan, 2012 (replies)
   May-17-12 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012 (replies)
   May-16-12 Lenderman vs Kamsky, 2012 (replies)
   May-14-12 Gelfand vs Anand, 2012 (replies)
   May-14-12 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012 (replies)
   May-12-12 Carlsen vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
   May-12-12 Gelfand vs Anand, 2012 (replies)
   May-11-12 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012 (replies)
   May-10-12 Nakamura vs Robson, 2012 (replies)
   May-10-12 Nakamura vs Hess, 2012 (replies)
   May-07-12 Morozevich vs Gelfand, 2002 (replies)
   May-02-12 Topalov vs Gelfand, 1997 (replies)
   May-02-12 M Gurevich vs Gelfand, 2002 (replies)
   May-01-12 Boris Maliutin (replies)
   Apr-27-12 Kramnik vs Aronian, 2012 (replies)
   Apr-18-12 G Henriksen vs H Runde, 2005 (replies)
   Apr-15-12 W Kornfeld vs Zukertort, 1865 (replies)
   Apr-14-12 Gelfand vs Ponomariov, 2009 (replies)
   Apr-11-12 Bacrot vs E Relange, 2006 (replies)
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