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  1. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    16 Jul '18 05:39 / 2 edits
    I drew an im when I was 13. Won a book, a short one on endgames by alekhine. This was at an exhibition, he was playing 50 boards. Back then if you wanted to know your rating you have to wait for a magazine to get published and then go buy one.

    He was like step to the next board and ... make a move. Until he got to the reigning california master. He slowed down then!

    I don't have the book anymore, but I can feel it. Oh, I screwed up early in the game, but figured he's distracted enough I might still have a chance
  2. 16 Jul '18 13:25
    As to the title of the thread...

    Yes, yes you are.

    For most people there is a chance of luck in chess. Sometimes the board aligns sometimes it doesn't.
  3. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    16 Jul '18 14:22
    Originally posted by @eladar
    As to the title of the thread...

    Yes, yes you are. ...
    It's important to find agreement with people if you can. I feel connected to you now.
  4. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    16 Jul '18 19:33
    Originally posted by @eladar
    ...Sometimes the board aligns sometimes it doesn't.
    Actually the board just sits there and never does anything. Any 'alignments' must be happening elsewhere.
  5. 16 Jul '18 19:41
    Originally posted by @apathist
    Actually the board just sits there and never does anything. Any 'alignments' must be happening elsewhere.
    That would be miscalculated moves and blunders.
  6. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    17 Jul '18 05:19
    Originally posted by @eladar
    That would be miscalculated moves and blunders.
    Yes, but why so negative? How about brilliance and whoa unexpected?