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suenteus po 147
Member since Feb-08-03 · Last seen Sep-16-22
Peter Alfred Fontaine

GMT -8 / he, him, his / last official USCF rating was sub 1700 (about 17 years ago)

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"Pawn to King four. [...] Bishop to Queen's Bishop four. [...] Queen to King's Bishop three. [...] Queen takes King's Bishop's pawn. Checkmate." -- Suenteus Po

"It's always best to sacrifice your opponent's pieces." -- Savielly Tartakower

"There is a gate at the stairs into heaven barring the way. It is the poet's duty to pick the lock." -- Walt Whitman

With continued, heartfelt thanks to <Annie K.>

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   Sep-05-22 Browne vs W Lukowiak, 1964 (replies)
suenteus po 147: Good Youngman Browne
   Aug-29-22 Andersson vs Knaak, 1974
suenteus po 147: Stean in <Simple Chess> says that Black's initiation of exchanges with 8...Ne4 leaves him behind in development, which makes 11...d5 a questionable move that opens the center for White. Instead, he recommend locking things down with 11...d6 until he can catch up in ...
   Aug-27-22 E Cobo Arteaga vs Andersson, 1974
suenteus po 147: In the final position, White cannot save both the bishop and the rook. Moving the bishop to safety allows 30...Bc5. Nice end position to clinch the game.
   Aug-16-22 Bogoljubov vs Yates, 1925 (replies)
suenteus po 147: <The Second Coming> by William Butler Yeats: "Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ...
   Aug-12-22 Keres vs Lilienthal, 1940 (replies)
suenteus po 147: Lilienthal defends admirably here. Keres makes several attempts to gain a concrete advantage, but despite his best efforts, nothing ever materializes. I wonder about 29.Nf7 offering his rook for exchange, which Black declines. Not quite sure what he was hoping to create. ...
   Aug-10-22 suenteus po 147 chessforum (replies)
suenteus po 147: <Benzol> Paul! It's so good to hear from you. I'm sorry to hear the construction has been so protracted. What exactly is an "American Barn?" I have visions of a stereotypical red and white two story barn from the American heartland complete with wheat field and grain ...
   Jul-21-22 Peter Alfred Fontaine
suenteus po 147: <Open Defence> It's so nice to see you back on the site again, Sangeeta! I am doing fairly well all things considering <gestures at the world in flames>. My game has improved, though I haven't been facing many opponents of your caliber either ;)
   Jul-18-22 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
suenteus po 147: This is a tough puzzle. c6 dxc6 would be enough to block black from guarding the a8 square in time, except that Be4 comes with check. Taking an extra move after c6 dxc6, but before a6, means there's no stopping Bd3 and the pawn can't safely advance to promotion. Maybe ...
   Jul-14-22 Keres vs Menchik, 1939 (replies)
suenteus po 147: Can't the black queen escape after retreating 18...Qa3?
   Jul-13-22 Konstantinopolsky vs Keres, 1940
suenteus po 147: I appreciate members like <AESTRADAR> who provide insight into important points of the game. His rook maneuvers manage to win Keres two pawns in the endgame which is decisive once he's coordinated King, Knight, and bishop on the queen side. Very instructive to see a ...
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  Chessical: I have cloned your collection from Frankfurt 1887 for my submission Game Collection: Frankfurt am Main 1887

Thank you for the monumental amount of work necessary to pull together over 200 games.

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  suenteus po 147: <Chessical> Thank you for finishing that tournament! I thought it might never be completed.
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  WinKing: Happy New Year <suenteus po 147>! 😊
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  suenteus po 147: There, that's more like it.
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  WannaBe: Glad to have you back here. You still in Northern California?
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  suenteus po 147: <WannaBe> Hey there! Long time, no see! Yes, I am still in NorCal. I've settled in after 3 years. Funny how eighteen months of lockdown will really make one settle in :-D

How have you been? I should have called before, but a cross-country move, a new relationship, political turmoil, and a global pandemic sort of filled up my calendar :-(

Recent Stephen King I've read: Doctor Sleep (just before the movie came out) and Just After Sunset. I still have a long way to go before I'm caught up.

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  WannaBe: I've been good, back in SoCal now (Chino, CA). Counting down the years until I want/can call it quits and be a lazy bum. =)
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  suenteus po 147: <WannaBe: Counting down the years until I want/can call it quits and be a lazy bum. =)> Buddy, I hear you loud and clear.
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  technical draw: <WannaBe> I used to count the years until I was a lazy bum. Then I realized I was always a lazy bum.
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  suenteus po 147: <technical draw> Maybe the lazy bums were the friends we made along the way.
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  suenteus po 147: Tournaments that need finishing (updated):

Budapest Tungsram 1973 (need to submit 59 missing games)

Havana 1962 (need to submit 112 missing games)

Munich 1991 (needs intro/xtab/dates)

US Championship 1960/61 (needs intro/xtab/dates; 10 missing/lost?)

US Championship 1968/69 (needs intro/xtab/dates)

USSR Championship 1937 (needs history/round dates)

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  WannaBe: Two Sicilians, I like it.
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  suenteus po 147: <WannaBe> I feel like I've pitted my Taimanov versus your Najdorf before. Of course it's been a few years and I'm still trying to scrape the rust off my game. Looking forward to you showing me a thing or two!
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  Benzol: Hello Peter
Just wanted to let you know that I'm still alive and kicking. Very busy at the moment with the building of a new place in the Hawkes Bay area. Will be touch later. Cheers matey.
Nov-26-21  ketchuplover: GO NEPO!
Apr-16-22  ketchuplover: STOP NEPO!
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  whiteshark: Stop ´n´ go, Nepo!
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  suenteus po 147: What about YIELD NEPO?
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  suenteus po 147: Chess fiction I've read: <Chess Story> by Stefan Zweig; <The Defense> (alternately Luhzin's Defense) by Vladimir Nabokov; <The Queen's Gambit> by Walter Tevis; <The Flanders Planel> by Arturo Pérez-Reverte.

Chess fiction to read: <The Tower Struck by Lightning> by Fernando Arrabal; <The Eight> by Katherine Neville; <Carl Haffner's Love of the Draw> by Thomas Glavinic; <Shadow Without a Name> by Ignacio Padilla.

Note to self: Find more chess fiction to read.

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  ghost5: For your consideration:

<Hence> by Brad Leithauser

<The Chess Machine> by Robert Lohr -- a finctionalized story of theTurk

<The 64-Square Looking Glass> edited by Burt Hochberg, former long-term editor of <Chess Life> -- a collection of short stories and excerpts from longer works

<Lisa: A Chess Story> by GM Jessie Kraai, known as one of the streamers on <ChessDojo> -- this is the only one on the list I haven't read

<The Squares of the City> by John Brunner

<Pawn to Infinity> edited by Fred and Joan Saberhagen -- collection of sci-fi short stories with chess themes

and if you like detective/murder fiction:

<The Bishop Murder Case> by SS van Dine

<Bishop as Pawn> by William X. Kienzle

<Gambit> Rex Stout -- a Nero Wolfe story

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  suenteus po 147: <ghost5> Thanks!
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  suenteus po 147: Amsterdam IBM (1966)

That was fast! I built my tournament collection at 11am GMT this morning and submitted two missing games therewith and now we have a tournament page.

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  Benzol: Hi Peter, how are you ?
The team at chessgames are moving an awful lot faster than the team building my American Barn in Waipawa. Six months ago I wasn't able to move in and I'm still not able to move in now. The builders are being held up by the plumbers now. It's all very frustrating. Ah well maybe by Christmas. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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  suenteus po 147: <Benzol> Paul! It's so good to hear from you. I'm sorry to hear the construction has been so protracted. What exactly is an "American Barn?" I have visions of a stereotypical red and white two story barn from the American heartland complete with wheat field and grain silo in the background, but I suspect you mean something a little different.

I've been well. I got a new job in California (where I was born and grew up) and moved back out west in 2018 and have been here since. I'm in a place a in my life where I can play chess again (online anyway) and even read some chess books. I'm making my way through Stean's <Simple Chess> at the moment.

I was devastated to learn about Dave's passing six weeks ago. It seems a lot of the old guard (myself included until recently) has left us in one way or another. It's great that you and <WannaBe> and the rest of the gang are still kicking around though.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you for a Christmas completion!

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  Benzol: Well we don't have a grain silo or wheat field but we are kind of out in the sticks. The barn consists of a large central garage about two stories high where my campervan and my sister and brother-in-law's American fifth wheeler will reside and there are two dwellings , one attached to each side where we will be living. I have one side and they have the other. The overall dimensions are 23.5 m × 24 m square so it's quite big.

I was also very shocked and saddened to hear of Dave's passing. I just wonder if the newer members here are aware of what we've all lost.

Good to hear that you're getting back into chess and are doing well. I'll keep you informed of progress in Waipawa re the build.

Cheers matey.

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