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  1. 30 Oct '10 08:55 / 1 edit
    I don't know why there is an infusion of "rip-off threads" all of a sudden. These rip-off threads are a rip-off considering they are made by :-

    - untitled players
    - internet chess keyboard warriors
    - w@nkers

    Come back when you are on this page http://ratings.fide.com/toplist.phtml and have won an international tournament or two and tell us about a rip-off. It might look as if you haven't had too much to drink or sumthin.
  2. 30 Oct '10 09:35
    Originally posted by enrico20
    I don't know why there is an infusion of "rip-off threads" of of a sudden. These rip-off threads are a rip-off considering they are made by :-

    - untitled players
    - internet chess keyboard warriors
    - w@nkers

    Come back when you are on this page http://ratings.fide.com/toplist.phtml and have won an international tournament or two and tell us about a rip-off. It might look as if you haven't had too much to drink or sumthin.
    So which one are you on that page?
  3. 30 Oct '10 10:21
    Originally posted by Diophantus
    So which one are you on that page?
    How many of these "rip off" threads did you see me starting?

    - "All opening books are a rip off."
    - "All opening trap books are a rip off."

    Reading comprehension might not be your strong point Diophantus or you need to lay off the booze my friend.
  4. 30 Oct '10 10:28 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by enrico20
    How many of these "rip off" threads did you see me starting?

    - "All opening books are a rip off."
    - "All opening trap books are a rip off."

    [b]Reading comprehension might not be your strong point
    Diophantus or you need to lay off the booze my friend.[/b]
    Seems the comprehension problem is yours. I wasn't asking about rip off threads. So which one of the top players are you pretending to be?

    On the subject of how many "rip off" threads I saw you starting, one, this one. I think this one counts double because it has "rip off" twice in the title.
  5. 30 Oct '10 10:53 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Diophantus
    Seems the comprehension problem is yours. I wasn't asking about rip off threads. So which one of the top players are you pretending to be?

    On the subject of how many "rip off" threads I saw you starting, one, this one. I think this one counts double because it has "rip off" twice in the title.
    GTFO off this thread if you don't understand the topic or the contents.
  6. 30 Oct '10 11:01
    Originally posted by enrico20
    GTFO off this thread if you don't understand the topic or the contents.
    How are you proposing to make me do that?
  7. 30 Oct '10 11:20
    For the benefit of the "mentally challenged", these are the threads in question :-

    Thread 135268

    Thread 135290
  8. 30 Oct '10 11:27
    Originally posted by enrico20
    For the benefit of the "mentally challenged", these are the threads in question :-

    Thread 135268

    Thread 135290
    Very nice threads they are too. Entertaining and informative at the same time. I can see why you haven't included this thread, despite having rip off in the title twice. This thread is entertaining (for me at least) but it is not very informative.
  9. 30 Oct '10 13:37
    The idea that "xyz" books are a rip off is practically nonsense. If you take the philidor or lucena position as examples, those positions were documented hundreds of years ago. Yes documented! That's what books are folks.

    If you take a book e.g. Practical Rook Endings by a certain Victor Korchnoi, he is passing on knowledge to you. Can you figure all that for yourself without needing a book?
  10. 30 Oct '10 13:57
    Originally posted by enrico20
    The idea that "xyz" books are a rip off is practically nonsense. If you take the philidor or lucena position as examples, those positions were documented hundreds of years ago. Yes documented! That's what books are folks.

    If you take a book e.g. Practical Rook Endings by a certain Victor Korchnoi, he is passing on knowledge to you. Can you figure all that for yourself without needing a book?
    enrico enrico, please take a seat, relax, would you like a drink, coffee? tea? perhaps a cold drink? how can i say this so that it does not hurt, they are just like messing around, if you had read greenpawns post at chessville you would know that, as well as Mad Rooks post here, why are you letting yourself get uptight about them? perhaps you have some thoughts on the merits of opening books or otherwise, then let it be heard.

    I myself have reservations about them, because at my level guaranteed my opponents go out of book on move six, also players like greenpawn and others specialise is taking players out of book as early as they can or in playing less well known lines. How can their opening books help them in such circumstances? unless of course we understand the principles behind the opening.

    It is true that there is a great variance in opinion about opening books and their merits or otherwise, perhaps we could discuss that, rather than getting stressed or getting personal.
  11. 30 Oct '10 14:22
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    enrico enrico, please take a seat, relax, would you like a drink, coffee? tea? perhaps a cold drink? how can i say this so that it does not hurt, they are just like messing around, if you had read greenpawns post at chessville you would know that, as well as Mad Rooks post here, why are you letting yourself get uptight about them? perhaps you have ...[text shortened]... s or otherwise, perhaps we could discuss that, rather than getting stressed or getting personal.
    Hi Robbie,
    Yes, you got it right - My thread was just a silly joke, some innocent humor. (Although I did use the occasion to actually ask a question about a book.)

    We should all just relax now. I had coffee earlier - I may have some tea later in the day. 🙂
  12. 30 Oct '10 14:35
    Originally posted by enrico20
    GTFO off this thread if you don't understand the topic or the contents.
    "Yo how much ya bench?" 😵