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   offramp has kibitzed 19402 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-06-21 R Corbin vs N Antonova, 2010
 
offramp: White played a bad move. She had played 13. Qd3, but Qd2 would have been better. [DIAGRAM] 13...Be6 stops 14. 0-0, owing to 14...Bc4! In that diagram White has a lead in development: I'd say about 4 moves ahead, but it seems to be useless. A few moves earlier Black is clearly ...
 
   Jun-06-21 H F Martins vs A Horton-Kitchlew, 2001
 
offramp: If you view PGN you'll see that Black's Elo rating was 2032.
 
   Jun-03-21 Alexandra Kosteniuk
 
offramp: There's a new guy called TOMMY CHESS. He's very similar to POSOO but Tommy is far more up to date and wittier and cleverer and funnier. No wonder POSOO is sulking.
 
   Jun-01-21 Brian Eley (replies)
 
offramp: <acolyte2> I can't believe you told the police you'd missed Qa8-h8.
 
   Jun-01-21 Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 (replies)
 
offramp: <Russ09: A quick point about Fischer's 3 million payday. In 1973 the top Federal tax rate was 70% on income over 100k. So Bobby was lucky to walk away with 900k but NY had a state tax too.> And there's a $1,000 leaving town tax.
 
   May-28-21 A Rothman vs J Partos, 1943 (replies)
 
offramp: For Black, a sad position after 44.Bc5. [DIAGRAM]
 
   May-27-21 Shirov vs Nakamura, 2018
 
offramp: <Hikaru Can>.
 
   May-27-21 Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 (replies)
 
offramp: <Calli: A critical game. At this stage, the score was exactly the same as the first match. Could Euwe close like he did two years earlier? Euwe gives the win as 28.e6! Nxe6 29.Ng6+ Kg8 30.Ne7+! > The calculation is hard because after 30...Kf8, 31.Nxc8, then 31...Qh2+ gives ...
 
   May-26-21 Ian Nepomniachtchi (replies)
 
offramp: <HeMateMe: Carlsen will sit back and look for mistakes. He'll wait patiently.> We all might have to wait a long time.
 
   May-25-21 J F Nelis vs L Patriarca, 2010
 
offramp: <The Autumn of the Patriarch>
 
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Aug-14-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi offramp,

Coming Saturday, August 17th (Less than 3 days to go!)

<<>Sinquefield Cup 2019<>>

Countdown to Sinquefield: https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘St. Louis♘Sinquefield Cup♗St. Louis♗

Official site: https: https://grandchesstour.org/2019-gra... This tournament will run from August 17th thru August 28th 2019. (11 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Ding Liren, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, So, Nepomniachtchi, Aronian, Mamedyarov, Anand, Karjakin & Nakamura

Average rating: 2781 - Category XXII

Schedule - https://grandchesstour.org/2019-gra...

Round 1 is Saturday, August 17th, & it starts @ 13:00hrs(1:00pm) St. Louis, U.S.A. time & @ 14:00hrs(2:00pm chessgames EDT) ***All 11 rounds start @ 13:00hrs(1:00pm) St. Louis, U.S.A. time***

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< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: lostemperor (FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS) - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in)

User: Golden Executive - (The Game Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in) This year will be the 12th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2019 - 12 years running)

User: OhioChessFan (Moves Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in) This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.

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Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

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Aug-17-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Diademas: Welcome back!
Sep-01-19  paavoh: One sighting, hoping for a full return.

<Aug-17-19
Premium Chessgames Member offramp: There is a horse named Miss Scarlett running in the 1:55 at Perth today.>

Sep-19-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: Congratulations to User: offramp for today's GOTD pun
Oct-29-19  paavoh: He commented today at the GOTD.
Jan-09-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: ** Coming Soon! **

Tata Steel 2020 Moves Prediction Contest. Conducted by the Legendary <chessmoron> and hosted at Graceland, home of Elvis. Click on Elvis for details.

Jan-09-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi offramp,

We really miss your company buddy! Hope you stop on by some time just to say hi. :)

Coming in two days, Saturday, January 11th

<<>Tata Steel Masters 2020<>>

Countdown to Tata Steel : https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘Tata Steel♘Wijk aan Zee♗Tata Steel♗

Official site: https: https://www.tatasteelchess.com/# This tournament will run from January 11th thru January 26th 2019. (13 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Giri, So, Anand, Duda, Vitiugov, Artemiev, Yu Yangi, Firouzja, Xiong, Dubov, Kovalev & J. Van Foreest

Average rating: 2740 - Category XX

Schedule - https://www.tatasteelchess.com/play...

Round 1 is Saturday, January 11th, & it starts @ 13:30hrs(1:30pm) Wijk aan Zee time & @ 07:30hrs(7:30am chessgames EDT)

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< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: lostemperor (FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS) - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in)

User: Golden Executive - (The Game Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in) This year will be the 12th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2019 - 12 years running)

User: OhioChessFan (Moves Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in) This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.

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Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. She can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

ChessBookie Game

Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!

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Feb-11-20  morfishine: Well, at least its good Dear <offramp> is keeping his forum open for all sorts of frivolous stuff and other Benny Hill or Dave Allen posts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFv...

Mar-26-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: When I have White I dislike being overextended, like this:


click for larger view

But I love the same positions as Black:


click for larger view

...because I have nothing to lose!

We don't give a toss as Black.

May-27-20  morfishine: < offramp> This is the perfect comment: <...because I have nothing to lose!

We don't give a toss as Black.>

Wonderful stuff!

Jul-17-20  Tonymec: Not only the opponent is overwhelmingly cramped, (s)he is already two tempi behind (one pawn move against 4, two minor piece moves on both sides, but "we" haven't yet castled, which should happen once our KN moves into play). Hard to imagine how such a position could happen in real play (apparently one of the opponent's knights went "there and back" for nothing) but then you don't always know in advance what the opponent is up to. Oh, whose move is it?
Oct-24-20  login:

Seriously I am a bit stuck here, Offi have you ever heard the term 'Wurzel' describing South West England folks?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloss...

I'm asking as a sincere Eric

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_...

PS: Post more R-rated stuff. No joke.

Oct-24-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tiggler: <login> without referring to wiki, my opinion is that this must refer to a root crop called a mangelwurzel. In popular children's stories there was a character named Wurzel Gummage: a scarecrow whose head was presumably carved from a mangelwurzel.

I am not familiar with the use of <Wurzel> as a west country yokel, but that seems like the logical etymology.

Dec-24-20  morfishine: Merry Christmas <Offramp>! and I wish a most prosperous year for you!

At least keep us supplied with your AMAZING wit!

Dec-25-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Hi <offramp>. Dropping by to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Jan-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Just caught your post <offramp>. Happy New Year to you my friend! Cheers!
Jan-15-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Golden Executive: Hi <offramp>! In my forum the <Game Prediction Contest for Tata Steel Masters 2021> is open right now and everybody is welcome!
Jan-15-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi offramp,

Starts tomorrow, Saturday, January 16th

<<>Tata Steel Masters 2021<>>

Countdown to Tata Steel :
https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘Tata Steel♘Wijk aan Zee♗Tata Steel♗

Official site: https://tatasteelchess.com/
This tournament will run from January 16th thru January 31st 2021. (13 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, Firouzja, Duda, Harikrishna, VanForeest, Esipenko, Grandelius, Tari, Guijaro, Wojtaszek & Donchenko

Average rating: 2724 - Category XIX

Schedule - https://tatasteelchess.com/playing-...

Round 1 is Saturday, January 16th, & it starts @ 14:00hrs(2:00pm) Wijk aan Zee time & @ 08:00hrs(8:00am chessgames EDT)

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< 2 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: lostemperor (FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS) - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in)

User: Golden Executive - (The Game Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in) This year will be the 12th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2021 - 14 years running)

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Jan-17-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: Nils Grandelius (kibitz #87)
Feb-20-21  bix22: <offramp>'s "last seen date" shows Feb-20-21, though no kibitz references found here for Feb 17 through Feb 20.
Feb-21-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I haven't been kibitzing too often.... I haven't been using computers, rather than handheld devices and they are fiddly to make complicated chess posts.
May-17-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I switched to LINUX on everything (except phones) as soon as COVID-19 appeared in Angleterre.

My computers have since been much slower. I thought they would be faster!

I changed to Linux at that time totally coincidence.

I can't use things like Chessbase and MS Word, it's a bit of a crimp.

I cannot even typing these words that you are reading.

May-17-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Android is a (slightly) modified LINUX system, iOS is a Unix BSD. And of course, Unix is what led to Linux (Linus Torvald), so hence, you are <ALL> Linux. 😁😁

Unless you mean your land-line phones. (What are those?)

Which flavor of Linux are you using? SUSE? Ubuntu (my fav), CentOS? You can use Open Office or LibreOffice for Linux systems. Some linux distro even have them pre-packaged as their default office suite of software (Maybe RedHat?)

May-18-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Here is the dry version, from the horse's mouth:

<
NAME="Linux Mint"
VERSION="19.1 (Tessa)"
ID=linuxmint
ID_LIKE=ubuntu
PRETTY_NAME="Linux Mint 19.1"
VERSION_ID="19.1"
HOME_URL="https://www.linuxmint.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://forums.ubuntu.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://linuxmint-troubleshooting-gu..." PRIVACY_POLICY_URL="https://www.linuxmint.com/"
VERSION_CODENAME=tessa
UBUNTU_CODENAME=bionic
>

For many, like me, <anything> is better than Windows. Linux is a bit slow on my laptop, which was not designed for Linux. But Linux is a huge improvement for the previous Windows.

May-21-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <WannaBe:

Which flavor of Linux are you using?>

Wintergreen.

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