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  1. 22 May '09 22:20 / 4 edits
    Edit: Disregard. At the adivice of greenpawn I'll be patient and wait.

    I can't find the delete feature so....

    a horse is a horse of course of course and noone can talk to a horse of course unless of course the horse is the famous Mr. Ed!
  2. 22 May '09 22:25 / 1 edit
    Hi best not to discuss a game iin progress.

    even though you are asking about a move from earlier on the
    root of the idea may still be there and the game may be in a
    mid combination.

    Wait till after it's finished.

    So use the edit feature and delete the game before a MOD happens along.
  3. 22 May '09 22:31
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    He graciously offered to play me and critique my play.

    [b]I'm still in the middle of the game. Please do not discuss my current position or future moves


    I'm a 1300's player so I'm surprised I haven't been creamed by now. He might just be playing in a way to see how I react to things instead of going all out.

    Anyway, I'm anctious to k ...[text shortened]... 1e2 Nc6xd4 16. cxd4 Rd8xd4
    17. Ra1d1 Rd4xd1 18. Rf1xd1 *[/pgn][/b]
    I suppose you mean 10...Qxc3+ but the game is in progress so I can't help you out there.
  4. 22 May '09 22:35 / 1 edit
    It's OK I think most of us have done this sometime in the past.


    What are we going with this thread?
  5. 22 May '09 22:35
    Sorry, guys. I wasn't attempting to do anything unethical or intentionally violate the rules. I just didn't think it through before I asked about an earlier move.
  6. 22 May '09 22:38
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    It's OK I think most of us have done this sometime in the past.


    What are we going with this thread?
    Useless Chess fact No1.

    The first newspaper chess column was in the Liverpool Mercury
    July 9th. 1813.
  7. 22 May '09 22:40
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    It's OK I think most of us have done this sometime in the past.


    What are we going with this thread?
    We can make fun of US for making his first rookie mistake as a form of initiation
  8. 22 May '09 22:44
    I guess the thread kind of went random.

    I only know the names of two chess player, Bobby Fisher and Gary Kasparov (and I know the last names of some where openings are named after them).

    Who would you consider the most fascinating? Bobby Fisher is a heck of a story. Any players with interesting stories?
  9. 22 May '09 22:58
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    I guess the thread kind of went random.

    I only know the names of two chess player, Bobby Fisher and Gary Kasparov (and I know the last names of some where openings are named after them).

    Who would you consider the most fascinating? Bobby Fisher is a heck of a story. Any players with interesting stories?
    Morphy
  10. 22 May '09 23:01
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    Any players with interesting stories?
    Savielly Tartakower
  11. 22 May '09 23:09
    Heard Mr. Morphy died from brain congestion.
  12. 22 May '09 23:24 / 1 edit
    For sheer drama and what one can pack into a life, Johannes Zuckertort.

    Apperntly he was once left for dead on a battlefield.

    Here is his fascinating life story:

    http://www.geocities.com/siliconvalley/lab/7378/zuk.htm
  13. 23 May '09 03:53
    Reuben Fine's story is fascinating from the standpoint of truly being a well rounded human being. Also admire akiba Rubenstein, Tal, Capablanca, Lasker. Indeed Zukertort is fascinating. What a werid guy. Truly brilliant. Reshevsky is admirable for longevity.
  14. 23 May '09 11:54
    I just got done reading the Wikipedia story on Bobby Fischer.

    He seemed stubborn, paranoid and emotional. Can you imagine what he could have accomlished if he didn't boycott so much and take so much time off from chess? It's a shame.

    But I also think the US was wrong to issue an arrest warrant simply for playing in a country they didn't like.

    Fischer is considered one of the greatest of all time, but I think he had the potential to be inarguably the greatest.
  15. Standard member peacedog
    Highlander
    23 May '09 19:44
    Alekhine had a bit of a chequered past.

    Yes, unfortunately the pun was intended. A little time on the naughty step is what I need.