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  1. PFJ Judea AD33
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    05 Oct '19 12:07
    Madness

    "Chess and theatre often lead to madness."

    Arrabal, Sur Fischer, 1974
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    05 Oct '19 13:09
    “Chess is the gymnasium of the mind.”

    Blaise Pascal
  3. Subscriberrookie54online
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    05 Oct '19 15:03
    chess is pie
  4. Cosmos
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    05 Oct '19 16:52
    @divegeester

    A game, it is not a sport, art or science.
  5. Gothenburg
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    05 Oct '19 17:04
    ... philosophical
  6. SubscriberVery Rustyonline
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    05 Oct '19 17:07
    @torunn said
    ... philosophical
    Chess is a game where language isn't a barrier the rules are the same. One can play OTB games without speaking a word. Also a game where you start off by shaking hands and finish the game win or lose by shaking hands. People of all ratings, and ages can play.

    -VR
  7. Subscribermoonbus
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    05 Oct '19 17:16
    ". . . like sex: you don't have to be a pro to have fun at it."


    --Paul Leggett
  8. Gothenburg
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    05 Oct '19 17:20
    ... an intellectual pastime.
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    05 Oct '19 20:19
    ...all about noticing your opponent’s mistakes before they notice yours.
  10. Standard memberHandyAndy
    Read a book!
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    06 Oct '19 00:32
    Chess is a cruel mistress.
  11. Gothenburg
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    Chess is a miniature version of life. To be successful, you need to be disciplined, assess resources, consider responsible choices and adjust when circumstances change. ― Susan Polgar
  12. Arch Stantons Grave
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    06 Oct '19 09:31
    “Chess doesn’t drive people mad, it keeps mad people sane.” – Bill Hartston
  13. Arch Stantons Grave
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    @moonbus said
    ". . . like sex: you don't have to be a pro to have fun at it."


    --Paul Leggett
    My wife asked me if I preferred sex or chess.
    I replied it depends upon the position.
  14. Subscriberrookie54online
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    07 Oct '19 02:09
    Recipe: Alana's Irish Brown Bread
    Makes one loaf

    Ingredients:

    • 1 pound of wheat flour
    • 1 tablespoon of pinhead oats, plus more for topping (also known as steel cut, or Irish, oats)
    • 1 tablespoon of wheat germ
    • 1 egg
    • Buttermilk (see recipe note for amount)
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons of bread soda (baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate)
    • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon of salt
    • sunflower oil (for pan greasing)
    Cooking instructions: 

    1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius (about 400 degrees Fahrenheit).
    2. Stir dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.
    3. Crack egg into dry ingredients and mix.
    4. Slowly mix in buttermilk until batter is wet. (The consistency is similar to a thick American oatmeal. In Alana's words: "As much liquid until it's sloppy. It will nearly pour off your spoon; it's really wet."😉
    5. Grease a nonstick steel loaf pan with sunflower oil.
    6. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes.
    7. Sprinkle extra pin oats across the top as batter begins to set.
    8. Knock on bread. If it sounds hollow, pop out the loaf and turn it over in the pan. Bake for another 10 minutes, or until the bottom is crispy. (As Alana says, "Nobody likes a soggy bottom."😉
  15. SubscriberVery Rustyonline
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    07 Oct '19 14:441 edit
    @rookie54 said
    Recipe: Alana's Irish Brown Bread
    Makes one loaf

    Ingredients:

    • 1 pound of wheat flour
    • 1 tablespoon of pinhead oats, plus more for topping (also known as steel cut, or Irish, oats)
    • 1 tablespoon of wheat germ
    • 1 egg
    • Buttermilk (see recipe note for amount)
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons of bread soda (baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate)
    • 1 teaspoon of brown suga ...[text shortened]... r another 10 minutes, or until the bottom is crispy. (As Alana says, "Nobody likes a soggy bottom."😉
    LOL@ rookie...Now that is quite an out look on what "Chess is"!!!

    copy & paste or from memory? 😉

    -VR
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