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Member since Dec-13-07
Welcome, all! This is the place for frivolous commentary, serious commentary, and cogent discussion.

My favorite wines:

Matted Elk (red), March 2012

Matted Elk (red), April 2012

Matted Elk (red), May 2012

Matted Elk (red), June 2012 (limited bottling, no longer available)

Matted Elk (red), July 2012

I am looking forward to the release of the August 2012 vintage.


Work, the what's-its-name of the thingummy and the thing-um-a-bob of the what d'you-call-it. (P. G. Wodehouse)

You have to bring some funk to get some. You can't just walk in a place and expect to get some funk. If you ain't bring no funk, then you can't get no funk..Another thing is, you can't fake the funk or your nose will grow. (Bootsy Collins)

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base. (Dave Barry)


Here's an article that I wrote:

<Chess Life, August, 2011, <<Brave New World: Human Intuition and Computer-assisted Chess>> (Most Notable Achievement in Correspondence Chess Winner: Brave New World: Human Intuition by Howard Sandler, Ph.D. and the World Team – Chess Life – August, 2011)

These are links that I find useful:

1. <<<New Search Feature instructions>>> chessforum (kibitz #7705)

2. <<<Wiki info on FEN notation>>>

3. <<<Fen Help>>> FEN Help Page

4. <<<FEN Reverser>>>

5. <<<Zip File Archive>>> Zipfile Archive

6. <<Jan van Reek's site:>>

7. <<ICCF Archives:>>

8. <<iPad shortcuts:>> hms123 chessforum (kibitz #8716)

9. <<pgn4web quickstart:>> Pgn4web Quickstart and hms123 chessforum

10. <<change password:>>

11. <<Internet Archives WayBackMachine:>>

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13. <<K+B+N vs K:>>

14. <<Collection to check out:>> Game Collection: They were surprised

15. <<Puzzles:>>

16. <<kingscrusher's video spreadsheet>>

17. <<chess.ok online opening book:>>

18. <<PGN reader:>>

19. <<Time zones:>>

20. <<Build an opening repertoire>> FSR chessforum

21. <<Is a website down?>>

22. <<FICS Info>> User: FICS Info

23. <<Map of US dialects>>

24. <<Windows Help Info>>

<<<Caissar Awards>>>

Thanks to User: wannabe for running the contest, and to everyone who voted for me or for any of the other fine nominees.

<<2008 Caissar Award winner for <most helpful>. (shared with User: brankat)>>

<<2009 Caissar Award winner for <most constructive kibitzer>.>>

<<2011 Caissar Award winner for <most helpful>.>>

<<2012 Caissar Award winner for <most helpful>.>>

<<2013 Caissar Award winner for <most helpful>.>>

>> Click here to see hms123's game collections.

   hms123 has kibitzed 12698 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jan-17-19 chessforum (replies)
hms123: <Count Wedgemore: Tomorrow's 'Player of the Day' should be: Gerry McCarthy> Absolutely.
   Jan-17-19 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
   Sep-14-18 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
   Jul-30-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
hms123: <re-post> I worked very closely with Daniel on <<<Chess Life, August, 2011, <<Brave New World: Human Intuition and Computer-assisted Chess>> >> As a result of that experience, Daniel asked me to help out with ...
   Jul-30-18 chessforum (replies)
hms123: I worked very closely with Daniel on <<<Chess Life, August, 2011, <<Brave New World: Human Intuition and Computer-assisted Chess>> >> As a result of that experience, Daniel asked me to help out with some other things
   Feb-23-17 hms123 chessforum
hms123: <offramp> Yes, I saw that. I have most of his popular logic books. I enjoyed what I understood. Thanks, Hms
   Dec-31-16 WinKing chessforum (replies)
hms123: <WinKing> Happy new year! We just had a nice steak dinner at home with a great bottle of wine. I hope you have a fabulous 2017. Hms
   Dec-25-16 Penguincw chessforum (replies)
hms123: Thanks. Merry Christmas!
   Oct-27-16 dakgootje chessforum (replies)
hms123: <dak> hail fellow well met
   Sep-06-16 playground player chessforum (replies)
hms123: <pgp> I read all of the Ken Holt series as a child. I am pretty sure I owned most of them. Unfortunately, the books went the way of my comic books, my baseball cards, and the rest of my valuable possessions.
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   Jan-27-14 S Williams vs The World, 2013 (replies)
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   May-18-13 N Grandadam vs M Parligras, 2012 (replies)
   May-16-13 Nakamura vs S Benen, 2003 (replies)
   May-10-13 scormus chessforum (replies)
   May-10-13 Karjakin vs H Wang, 2013 (replies)
   May-04-13 US Chess Championship (Women) (2013) (replies)
   Apr-30-13 V Vepkhvishvili vs K Shavgulidze, 1983 (replies)
   Apr-27-13 PaulLovric chessforum (replies)
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   Mar-31-13 Kramnik vs Gelfand, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-29-13 Alien Math chessforum (replies)
   Mar-29-13 Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-19-13 N Grandelius vs A Pourramezanali, 2010 (replies)
   Mar-19-13 Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-18-13 Aronian vs Svidler, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-18-13 Fusilli chessforum (replies)
   Mar-12-13 Argue (replies)
   Mar-11-13 Carlsen vs Eljanov, 2010 (replies)
   Mar-11-13 World Championship Candidates (2013) (replies)
   Mar-07-13 F Papastathi vs O Nikolopoulos, 2001 (replies)
   Feb-18-13 FSR chessforum (replies)
   Feb-12-13 Anand vs Naiditsch, 2013 (replies)
   Feb-12-13 O Funk (replies)
   Feb-05-13 Hans Arild Runde (replies)
   Jan-28-13 parisattack chessforum (replies)
   Jan-25-13 Y Hou vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
   Jan-25-13 H Wang vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Jan-24-13 Tata Steel Group A (2013) (replies)
   Jan-20-13 Caruana vs Giri, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-18-13 Carlsen vs I Sokolov, 2013 (replies)
   Jan-14-13 DrNyet chessforum (replies)
   Jan-13-13 jepflast chessforum (replies)
   Jan-04-13 parmetd chessforum (replies)
   Jan-02-13 The World vs V Akobian, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-01-13 DcGentle chessforum (replies)
   Dec-28-12 Varuzhan Akobian (replies)
   Dec-26-12 Abdel Irada chessforum (replies)
   Dec-25-12 benjinathan chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-12 V Inkiov vs Psakhis, 1982 (replies)
   Dec-24-12 S Vokarev vs N Pogonina, 2006 (replies)
   Dec-20-12 tpstar chessforum (replies)
   Dec-19-12 London Chess Classic (2012) (replies)
   Dec-09-12 Kramnik vs G Jones, 2012 (replies)
   Dec-08-12 USSR Championships chessforum (replies)
   Dec-07-12 R Kola (replies)
   Dec-04-12 McShane vs Aronian, 2012 (replies)
   Dec-01-12 McShane vs Carlsen, 2012 (replies)
   Nov-16-12 F J Sanchez Guirado vs Ponomariov, 1997 (replies)
   Nov-12-12 truefriends chessforum (replies)
   Nov-10-12 Odd Lie (replies)
   Nov-03-12 S Djuric vs Tiviakov, 1995 (replies)
   Oct-24-12 adhitthana chessforum (replies)
   Oct-23-12 Waitaka chessforum (replies)
   Oct-22-12 Y Hou vs Giri, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-22-12 Team White vs Team Black, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-18-12 RandomVisitor chessforum (replies)
   Oct-09-12 capafan chessforum (replies)
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   Oct-01-12 Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-27-12 Nakamura vs H Wang, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-22-12 LoveThatJoker chessforum (replies)
   Sep-18-12 Memorable Quotes chessforum (replies)
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   Aug-27-12 Balashov vs Botvinnik, 1970 (replies)
   Aug-20-12 French Championship (2012) (replies)
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   Aug-10-12 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Aug-05-12 D Byrne vs R Pitschak, 1953 (replies)
   Aug-01-12 de Firmian vs A Rustemov, 1999 (replies)
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   Jul-26-12 Annie Kappel (replies)
   Jul-23-12 Morozevich vs Giri, 2012 (replies)
   Jul-03-12 G Flear vs Adams, 1996
   Jun-18-12 R Barakat vs F J Guevara Castillo, 1990 (replies)
   Jun-15-12 Shirov vs M Klinova, 2006
   Jun-09-12 Morozevich vs Carlsen, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-05-12 notyetagm chessforum (replies)
   Jun-05-12 Shulman vs Ehlvest, 2011
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   Mar-13-12 dzechiel chessforum (replies)
   Mar-12-12 Iskubadayb chessforum (replies)
   Mar-03-12 art00 chessforum
   Feb-25-12 A Lastin vs Bareev, 2004 (replies)
   Feb-23-12 D Flynn vs F Scheckenbach, 2012 (replies)
   Feb-22-12 pkkandel chessforum (replies)
   Feb-22-12 Rybka vs Pandix, 2008 (replies)
   Feb-21-12 Pillsbury vs NN, 1899 (replies)
   Feb-20-12 M Rohde vs G DeFotis, 2001 (replies)
   Feb-19-12 David2009 chessforum (replies)
   Feb-19-12 Kamsky vs Lautier, 1993 (replies)
   Feb-19-12 Jimfromprovidence chessforum (replies)
   Feb-18-12 darshandatta chessforum (replies)
   Feb-08-12 Giri vs Aronian, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-24-12 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-16-12 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2012 (replies)
   Dec-31-11 kingscrusher chessforum (replies)
   Dec-28-11 Larry Crawford (replies)
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   Dec-11-11 V Akobian vs The World, 2011 (replies)
   Dec-10-11 London Chess Classic (2011) (replies)
   Dec-08-11 Nakamura vs A J Goldsby, 2003 (replies)
   Dec-06-11 moronovich chessforum (replies)
   Dec-05-11 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2011 (replies)
   Dec-05-11 harrylime chessforum (replies)
   Nov-26-11 Alexandre Kretchetov (replies)
   Nov-19-11 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2011 (replies)
   Nov-13-11 P K Wells vs Shirov, 2006 (replies)
   Oct-30-11 Sasikiran vs Anand, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-17-11 Shams chessforum (replies)
   Oct-15-11 K Kachiani-Gersinska vs Nunn, 1994 (replies)
   Oct-10-11 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Oct-10-11 Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-08-11 Grand Slam Chess Final (2011) (replies)
   Oct-01-11 Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-30-11 Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-26-11 Anand vs Carlsen, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-24-11 J Davidson vs A J Goldsby, 1990 (replies)
   Sep-16-11 rilkefan chessforum (replies)
   Sep-09-11 dotsamoht chessforum (replies)
   Sep-09-11 Kamsky vs Svidler, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-08-11 sofouuk chessforum (replies)
   Sep-08-11 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
   Sep-07-11 D Freeman vs M Legein, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-05-11 Nepomniachtchi vs Kamsky, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-01-11 J Wheeler vs A J Goldsby, 2001 (replies)
   Aug-31-11 Pyke chessforum (replies)
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   Aug-13-11 Biographer Bistro (replies)
   Aug-13-11 The World (replies)
   Aug-13-11 Shulman vs The World, 2007 (replies)
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   Aug-03-11 kwgurge chessforum
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   Jul-25-11 G Meier vs Nakamura, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-24-11 Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-21-11 Giri vs Nakamura, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-20-11 Morozevich vs Carlsen, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-18-11 V Frenklakh vs Kudrin, 1995 (replies)
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   Jul-01-11 Short vs J Breytenbach, 2011 (replies)
   May-19-11 Grischuk vs Gelfand, 2011 (replies)
   May-16-11 libertyjack chessforum (replies)
   May-08-11 A H Wohl vs Gipslis, 1996 (replies)
   Apr-30-11 Golden Executive / Houdini vs Hosea / Schiller / Wall, 2011 (replies)
   Apr-08-11 Edwin M chessforum (replies)
   Apr-04-11 Savon vs A Rodriguez Cespedes, 1976
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   Jan-29-11 Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2011 (replies)
   Jan-28-11 Ian Nepomniachtchi (replies)
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