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offramp
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   offramp has kibitzed 18803 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-26-20 offramp chessforum
 
offramp: When I have White I dislike being overextended, like this: [DIAGRAM] But I love the same positions as Black: [DIAGRAM] ...because I have nothing to lose! We don't give a toss as Black.
 
   Mar-26-20 World Championship Candidates (2020) (replies)
 
offramp: <saffuna: <Mar-23-20 World Championship Candidates (2020) saffuna: Why couldn't the candidates tournament be played over the Internet? An arbiter could easily be present in the room with each player.>> Raymond Keene (kibitz #198) <Jun-16-04 offramp: I personally ...
 
   Mar-26-20 I Almannai Dafi vs M Tratar, 2002 (replies)
 
offramp: <OhioChessFan: <offramp> a fantastic pun for a wonderful game. Cg.c should make it GOTD immediately.> G Grasser vs L Winokur, 2014 is a great game, and <it's by a cg.com member>, but it has already been GoTD, with the anaemic pun, "The Grasser Always Greener". And ...
 
   Mar-26-20 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
offramp: Could we have a page and live games from https://tcec-chess.com/ ? Those guys ain't gonna stop and it'll be the only serious chess in the world for a few months.
 
   Mar-25-20 Alexander Grischuk
 
offramp: I think he's got a big old Russian cob on.
 
   Mar-25-20 M Vachier-Lagrave vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2020 (replies)
 
offramp: <vonKrolock: ...(the first French challenger since Chevalier de Saint-Amant !?)> Alekhine.
 
   Mar-25-20 McShane vs Radjabov, 2012 (replies)
 
offramp: A good pun for today!
 
   Mar-24-20 D Levy vs Ljubojevic, 1985 (replies)
 
offramp: <goodevans: <offramp> Did you miss the even more ingenious punning of <Chevy> and <Ljubo>? ;o)> Well, yeah. <Obviously> the <Chevy/Ljubo pun>. I mean, the <Chevy/Ljubo pun> goes without saying, don't it? But apart from the sanitation, the ...
 
   Mar-24-20 I Nepomniachtchi vs Ding Liren, 2020 (replies)
 
offramp: <weisyschwarz: <offramp> (Here goes) Gris Caru Gris Caru MaVaLa Nepo After tomorrow too!> That's brilliant! I have the tune in my head and those words fit perfectly. It would make a good background for a video for the whole tournament, after the last competitor ...
 
   Mar-23-20 K Alekseenko vs A Giri, 2020 (replies)
 
offramp: This is apparently Giri's first ever win at the Candidates'.
 
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May-24-19  catlover: I'm glad to know that he is taking a break for personal reasons and not because of a major health issue or some other tragedy. His sudden disappearance had me worried.

<Offramp>, your humor and chess observations are very much missed.

May-25-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: <spingo> I hope Dear <offramp> is not taking a brake

How in the world will the machine stop?

May-26-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: User: travis bickle deeply insulted <offramp> in the Kibitzer's Café (kibitz #253449)

And of course the admins did nothing, because <TB> is no good.

One particular admin, not <Sarg>, likes to coddle the criminal element. After all that Daniel did for her, she stabs him in the back daily by coddling those who have done the most damage to Daniel's creation.

Jun-01-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi offramp,

We all miss you & your humor. Please come back soon.

3 days to go!

<<>Norway Chess 2019<>>

Countdown to Norway Chess: https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘Altibox♘Norway Chess♗Altibox♗

Official site: https://norwaychess.no/en/program-g...

This tournament will run from June 4th thru June 14th 2019. (9 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Ding Liren, Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave, Anand, Grischuk, Aronian, So & Yu Yangyi

Average rating: 2783 - Category XXII

Schedule - http: https://norwaychess.no/en/program-g...

Round 1 is Tuesday, June 4th, & it starts @ 17:00hrs(5pm) Stavanger, Norway time & @ 11:00hrs(11am 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) ***Participation confirmed***

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***

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 confirmed***

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Jun-06-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: It does look like in fact that our dear <offramp> has left the building

Not a mean word for anybody, with malice toward's none, <offramp> has decided to vacate the premises, so we admirers wonder, where is our dear <offramp>?

The Whole World Wonders

*****

Jun-06-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  paavoh: He seems to be around, looking at his player page>: <Last seen Jun-05-19>

I would like to see him posting again, always fun to read what he has to say.

Jun-07-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: <paavoh> What player page are you referring to? I went to Alan O'Brien Alan O'Brien and the last post was 11 weeks ago
Jun-08-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  paavoh: Hello <morfishine>, I went to the user:offramp page = here, blindly believing that would be the right spot?!

On the top of the page, there is now:
<Last seen Jun-08-19>. He's not posting though if that is what you meant.

Jun-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: I guess soon, Dear <offramp>'s membership will expire, and this area will become a deserted wasteland

But I guess that's the life cycle anyways

Jun-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Count Wedgemore: Well, let us hope for the best, <morf>. There is no doubt in my mind that <offramp> is one of the funniest kibitzers to have ever graced <chessgames> with his presence. I hope this is only a hiatus of sorts, and that he will come back. And if he doesn't, I hope at least these forum pages filled with his incredible wit can be archived and preserved for posterity.
Jun-16-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: <offramp>'s "last seen date" keeps changing every couple of days, advancing 2-3 days

Hmmmmmmm..................

Jun-23-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi offramp,

Not giving up hope you will come back!

Less than 3 days to go!

<<>Grand Chess Tour 2019 (Zagreb, Croatia)<>>

Countdown to Grand Chess Tour 2019 (Zagreb): https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘Zagreb♘Grand Chess Tour 2019♗Zagreb♗

Official site: https://grandchesstour.org/

This tournament will run from June 26th thru July 7th 2019. (11 Rounds)

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

Average rating: 2781 - Category XXII

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

Round 1 is Wednesday, June 26th, & it starts @ 16:30hrs(4:30pm) Zagreb, Croatia time & @ 10:30hrs(10:30am 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) ***Participation confirmed***

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***

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 confirmed***

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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-02-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!!!

~~~~~~~~~~

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>.

~~~~~~~~~~

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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

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