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playground player
Member since Oct-01-06 · Last seen Aug-18-22
NJ--no rating. Favorites, Morphy, Marshall, Anderssen. Played a lot as a teen, then let it go for 40 years. Trying to reconstitute myself as a chess player.

Meanwhile, let this forum serve as a refuge from wild-eyed loony leftism. Here there will be no admiration for Hugo Chavez, Castro, or any of the other tin-pot dictators admired by chess players from the safety of freedom-loving Western democracies. Here will be found a premise that most of the nations of the world today are governed by Godless fools. Ours, too, unfortunately.

I was also going to say some uncomplimentary things about Queen Pawn games, the Sicilian and the French Defenses, Semi-Slav games, and a few other chess matters. But as those are purely questions of personal taste, I have chosen to leave them alone.

Since setting up this forum, I have also had several novels published: "Bell Mountain," "The Cellar Beneath the Cellar," and "The Thunder King." For more information about them (and me), visit my website,

Update, much delayed: my fourth book, "The Last Banquet," came out last year, and my fifth, "The Fugitive Prince," I expect to be published sometime this Spring. For book covers and free sample chapters, visit my blog.

Update again: "The Fugitive Prince" is out now and the next project is "The Palace." Editing is well advanced, but we're still waiting for a cover.

Update: "The Palace" is in print now along with No. 7, "The Glass Bridge," with No. 8, "The Temple," waiting in the wings. The first seven are all available via

Update: No. 8, "The Temple," and No.9, "The Throne," are now in print, with No. 10, "The Silver Trumpet,"due for release any day now. Full Member

   playground player has kibitzed 7006 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-18-22 playground player chessforum
playground player: <OCF> "Gender Queer" = the Bible??? But that's how leftids think.
   Jul-22-22 L Coelho vs A Rodriguez Vila, 2011 (replies)
playground player: Rf3 got me, too. Sometimes "consensus" is wrong.
   Jul-02-22 Shabalov vs I M Shliperman, 1995 (replies)
playground player: I'm lost. What happens after Black plays K x h6?
   Jun-27-22 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
playground player: This is very sad news! "Blessed are the peacemakers." David was a peacemaker. We'll all miss him.
   Jun-13-22 Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1862 (replies)
playground player: Poor Blackburne! But I love the pun.
   May-06-22 Anderssen vs de Riviere, 1858 (replies)
playground player: Love it! Stand up and cheer!
   Mar-28-22 Szabo vs Pachman, 1954 (replies)
playground player: Gee, it didn't feel easy! But I found the right moves after all.
   Mar-23-22 A Hodges vs J Daniels, 1886
playground player: Reminiscent of the Opera House game, by Morphy
   Feb-20-22 S Dushyant vs Z Harari, 2018
playground player: Super pun!
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Aug-08-22  Little Caezarz: Each time I post a message now, I get put back on KIBITZ RESTRICTION again so I waited awhile again. Why? We are punished for no reazon and then silenced again? Why some cannot speak and otherz go on and on? We get punished just for leaving a message.

There are few people on this station late tonite, so it's not for heavy use. Maybe 1 or 2 people read my message, not many at all late tonite. How many people are on KIBITZ RESTRICTION? It seemz the same dozen people do most of the talking and otherz are silent. It's like we are being weeded out selectively by Nazis.

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  playground player: Does anybody know what <LittleCaezarz> is talking about?
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  OhioChessFan: It's been over a year since I posted this, so it's long overdue.

Dailey and Vincent- By the Mark

Aug-11-22  Little Caezarz: They call it RESTRICTED KIBITZING. They never told me why I'm restricted or how long. I'm allowed one post per day if I wait long enough. Who wants to sit around waiting for hours and hours waiting for one turn? All my other post attempts are silenced. This post might not work again, but I'll try anyway.

If somebody could help me get free again like when I started, I would appreciate it. This website does not seem to have Customer Service. I need help!

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  playground player: <Little Caezarz> Sorry, but I don't know anything about this. Just about anybody here knows more about it than I do.

<OCF> Thanks for the song.

Aug-12-22  optimal play: Judith Durham - The Lord's Prayer (1968, HQ video)

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  OhioChessFan: Little Mountain Church House -Doyle Lawson

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  OhioChessFan: <New York has amended several state laws to remove the word “inmate” and replace it with “incarcerated person” to refer to people serving prison time.

The changes, signed into law Monday by Gov. Kathy Hochul, are intended to reduce the stigma of being in jail. Prison reform advocates have said the term “inmate” has a dehumanizing effect. Prisoners say it can feel degrading when jail guards refer to them as inmates, especially in front of their families during in-person visits.>

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How does the term <incarcerated person> not have exactly the same "stigmatizing" effect? Don't Democrats teach any readin' and ritin' in school any more?

If New Yorkers don't wish to be "stigmatized" maybe they shouldn't be breaking laws, particularly laws serious enough to carry the possibility of incarceration. It's called personal responsibility, a concept alien to the communist Nanny State. It's better if the State bears all responsibility, so that they can do what they want to you more easily. And they want to do plenty to you, believe me.

This is simply more wrong headed woke lunacy. On the plus side, it will likely help eliminate Democratic party seats in the next elections. Polls already indicate this, but the more bone headed democrat decisions the better eh.

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I didn't get where I am today by whining about "stigmatizing effects."

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  playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> Obviously what is needed is to prove each incarcerated person with a personal valet. That'll make them feel better about themselves.
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  playground player: Fap! I meant "provide," not "prove."
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<Lee> ok, but it's a fortunate error eh.

If they prove each incarcerated person already has a personal valet, the state will not be on the hook for providing a new personal valet.

I didn't get where I am today without getting a free personal valet.

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  playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> Has anybody here ever read any of the Rick Brant "science adventure" series from the 1950s, by John Blaine (aka Hal Goodwin)? This guy had to be one of the most underrated and under-appreciated authors ever! No one ever did a better job of setting the scene.

I'm currently re-reading <The Golden Skull> (1954), set in the mountains of Luzon in the Philippines. I can't get over the brilliance with which the author brings the reader into this exotic setting. There's a lot to be learned about writing by studying this.

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  WannaBe: Next up, Smallpox, Chicken Pox

There are Camelpox, Cowpox (where we got the original pox vaccine from), Horsepox, Racoonpox, skunkpox.

(If y'all don't believe me, google them)

But as far I I know, there's no Wabbitpox or T-Rexpox.

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  WannaBe: But there is a Wassicaly-WabbitPox, only spread on, original discovered by <OCF> and mainly contained by Ignore List. 🤦‍♂️🤣😂🤷‍♂️
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  WannaBe: If you think that link from FOX is right wing'd...

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The World Health Organization is not your friend eh. Their business should be health which has NOTHING to do with discrimination, especially imaginary discrimination.

See <Russell Brand> videos on the WHO for the real low down.

Aug-15-22  lyrichyde: Well done!
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  WannaBe: Watch out for the newly discovered JFQpox... =)))

Should take over the world in a matter of month.

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<MannBee> doh! You have uncovered yet another medical scandal!

JFQpox typically attacks the ears and/or eyes. Symptoms include someone speaking to you in a jovial tone and then suddenly shrieking at you like a crazy person for no reason.

The only cure is the "ignore button."

Aug-17-22  optimal play: <What’s Wrong With Our Movies?

Posted By:leeduigon Posted On:August 16, 2022

Lately we’ve been watching – or trying to watch – some new movies, and have been coming away disappointed ... It’s getting so we simply won’t even try a movie made after 2000.>

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Every now and then they can still come out with a decent movie.

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  playground player: <optimal play> Thanks for the tip.

<Steamed Colleagues> Aardvarkpox. Badgerpox. Chameleonpox.... Zebupox...

Who cares if the disease kills you, as long as it has a nice PC name?

But the only thing this flap is about is finding some way for Democrats to steal the mid-term elections. Vote-by-Mail is indispensable to their plans.

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  OhioChessFan: <Keller ISD to remove controversial books, including the Bible, from library shelves for review>

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  playground player: <OCF> "Gender Queer" = the Bible???

But that's how leftids think.

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