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   Feb-21-21 offramp chessforum
 
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.
 
   Feb-16-21 Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 (replies)
 
offramp: According to the Edition Olms of this book, Botvinnik played 1.d4. Can anyone see that?
 
   Feb-14-21 Tomashevsky vs G Meier, 2004 (replies)
 
offramp: A sudden ending to WYb18.
 
   Feb-12-21 Kosanovic vs M Pap, 2001 (replies)
 
offramp: "And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the Misa Pap with a golden girdle..."
 
   Feb-08-21 Bologan vs Caruana, 2008 (replies)
 
offramp: When Black played ...h6 and ...g6 was a moment's hesitation.
 
   Feb-07-21 M Medic vs M Klinova, 2005 (replies)
 
offramp: It's surprising that Gothenburg is host to a medical clinic. Isn't that an eye opening facet of the Pun of the Day? The therapists expertise is in AAA+ Double Chlamydia. Very funny!
 
   Feb-04-21 A Donchenko vs Wojtaszek, 2021
 
offramp: Black recaptured the knight. [DIAGRAM] 40...Bxc4+. White has a pawn extra, but Black's king is more active. White's bishop is definitely a <bad bishop>. Black's king manoeuvred down to b2: [DIAGRAM] Here I had a brilliant concept. The idea was 45...Bf1, then ...
 
   Feb-03-21 C Simmonds vs Keene, 1963
 
offramp: I think that C Simmonds was playing for the team called "Mushrooms". I am sure, also, that Raymond Keene was playing for a team called "Rotameter". A rotameter measures the volume of liquids and gases. Anyway, Simmonds was a bit <crimped> for space: there was no need to ...
 
   Jan-31-21 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
 
offramp: Round 13: Carlsen - Vachier-Lagrave 1/2 Firouzja - Wojtaszek 1-0 Anton - Giri 0-1 Aryan - Caruana 0-1 Van Foreest - Grandelius 1/2 Donchenko - Esipenko 1/2 Duda - Harikrishna 0-1
 
   Jan-29-21 J van Foreest vs Harikrishna, 2021 (replies)
 
offramp: Black was on a long oily slope right from 9...Ng4 all the way down to 60. Nh6+: it was a definite downslope that got worse and worse. [DIAGRAM] <Black played a pointless move, 41...Bb2.> I was watching the game live at Chess24 and I thought the best idea was 41... ...
 
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Jul-02-19  morfishine: <offramp>'s last see date is now 6-28-2019

Can anybody please tell us where he was "seen" at?

The World would love to know

*****

Jul-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi offramp,

Less than 2 days to go! (Round 1 starts Saturday, July 13th.)

<<>Dortmund Sparkassen 2019<>>

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

♘Sparkassen♘Dortmund♗Sparkassen♗

Official site: https://www.sparkassen-chess-meetin...

This tournament will run from July 13th thru July 21st 2019. (7 Rounds)

Participants include: Nepomniachtchi, Dominguez, Radjabov, Wojtaszek, Rapport, Nisipeanu, Fridman & Kulaots

Average rating: 2708 - Category XIX

Schedule - https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t... (listed under 'Information' just above the Standings)

Round 1 is Saturday, June 13th, & it starts @ 15:15hrs(3:15pm) Dortmund, Germany time & @ 09:15hrs(9:15am 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) ***<lostemperor>'s contest will not be participating in Dortmund*** (His next contest will be Sinquefield in August.)

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) ***Participation confirmed*** (Needs at least 10 participants)

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>. ***Participation has not been confirmed as of this posting***

<***<Golden Executive> will run his contest provided there are at least 10 participants. <chessmoron> has not confirmed participation in Dortmund as of this posting. <lostemperor> will not be participating in Dortmund.)***>

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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. ;)

ChessBookie Game

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

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Jul-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Just in. <lostemperor> will open his contest for Dortmund if we can get between 12-15 participants.
Jul-20-19  catlover: We miss your posts, <offramp>. The site isn't as funny as it used to be.
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. ;)

ChessBookie Game

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

~~~~~~~~~~

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>.

~~~~~~~~~~

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!!!

~~~~~~~~~~

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.
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