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  1. 26 Aug '12 22:24
    I'm glad I got that out of my system.....

    http://www.chessville.com/GC/YouDoNotNeedAnotherEndgameBook.htm

    Hmmmm.....my system.....good title for a book that.
  2. 27 Aug '12 09:46
    That was fun to read, though Canberra is the capital of Australia.
  3. 27 Aug '12 12:04
    Originally posted by Linden Lyons
    That was fun to read, though Canberra is the capital of Australia.
    Also, 30 years ago the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany was Bonn. Now it's Berlin. Keres' book was published more than 30 years ago. (Of course your best bet for an ending book may well still be an updated version of Keres.)

    Richard
  4. 27 Aug '12 12:30
    Hi Linden.

    I love playing wee tricks on the chessboard and I often sneak one or two
    into anything I'm write. This one is not too clear but it's there.
    I gave two hints.

    You have to read the very last lines again.

    "Well all this talk about Australia has made me thirsty.
    Your round, I’ll have a pint of Fosters.

    No I’ve changed my mind, make that a can of beer, a canberra please."


    It was one of the first lines I wrote, I often write these things backwards.
    Find a gag, a play on words, a daft game or what ever and write a whole pile of junk
    leading up to it. (delete junk, insert well crafted words.)

    Just before it there is something about asking anyone the capital
    of Australia and me betting no one will say Melbourne.

    Glad it made you smile, if you are happy then I am happy.
  5. 28 Aug '12 08:55
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I'm glad I got that out of my system.....

    http://www.chessville.com/GC/YouDoNotNeedAnotherEndgameBook.htm

    Hmmmm.....my system.....good title for a book that.
    I liked your essay (including pics) entitled "On Women Appearing in Chess Tournaments...." Did you catch any flack?
  6. 28 Aug '12 10:08
    None - you have to read both articles - obvious wind up.