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  1. Standard member caissad4
    Child of the Novelty
    28 Jun '09 04:04
    6452 wins

    For some reason, which is not known to me, the entire thread was removed by an unknown forum mod without telling me.
    To remove my post, which violated NONE of the terms of service, was wrong.
    I could understand removing a single post for a good reason but to remove the entire thread without any notification is, to me, indicative of the problems with the forum mod system.
  2. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    28 Jun '09 04:14
    Originally posted by caissad4
    6452 wins

    For some reason, which is not known to me, the entire thread was removed by an unknown forum mod without telling me.
    To remove my post, which violated NONE of the terms of service, was wrong.
    I could understand removing a single post for a good reason but to remove the entire thread without any notification is, to me, indicative of the problems with the forum mod system.
    Congratulations.
    A most impressive representation of your success.


    d4? 1-0

    -GIN
  3. 28 Jun '09 04:23
    You do mean d4!

    right?
  4. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    28 Jun '09 04:28
    Congrats caissad4 !
  5. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    28 Jun '09 04:31 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by tamuzi
    You do mean d4!

    right?
    Absolutely not. d4 isn't a statement of victory in itself, nor in principle.
    In fact, it would seem slightly weaker alone, than some other openings.

    Its the energy that follows from correct principle of this build, and opening,
    which makes d4 so powerful. Note that the move alone doesn't restrict
    nor demand any advantage directly. Over the next few moves, white
    is given the opportunity to provide a disturbing proof, of the move's very
    impressive force. Just the same as Geology, d4 is a study of pressure,
    and time.

    At least, according to me.

    Perhaps caissad4 could better explain why d4 is a choice of the goddess
    of chess. (I believe this to be somewhat, the idea behind the birth of
    your nickname here, correct ?)

    -GIN
  6. Standard member caissad4
    Child of the Novelty
    28 Jun '09 04:47
    Caissa: The mythological goddess of chess. Caissa was a very vain woman who thought of little except herself. Her father, unknown and supposedly a king, invented chess and Caissa, by learning to play chess, learned she was not the center of the universe.

    D4: Clearly the strongest opening move and my personal favorite.
  7. Standard member Ichibanov
    King of slow
    28 Jun '09 06:47
    Well, here's hoping version 2.0 of this thread goes a bit better. Although, I do agree that the last thread needed, at best, a little clean-up and not a complete nuking.

    Anyway, nevermind all that.

    Congratulations Caissad4! Another amazing milestone on what is already a long road of excellence.
  8. Standard member Kepler
    Demon Duck
    28 Jun '09 09:24
    Originally posted by Nowakowski
    Absolutely not. d4 isn't a statement of victory in itself, nor in principle.
    In fact, it would seem slightly weaker alone, than some other openings.

    Its the energy that follows from correct principle of this build, and opening,
    which makes d4 so powerful. Note that the move alone doesn't restrict
    nor demand any advantage directly. Over the next ...[text shortened]... ve this to be somewhat, the idea behind the birth of
    your nickname here, correct ?)

    -GIN
    Hans Berliner believes 1. d4 to be a forced win for white. He claims to have refuted most black defences to 1. d4, the major exception being the Nimzo-Indian. Is 1. d4 a forced win for white? Haven't a clue, never play it myself.
  9. 28 Jun '09 10:10
    When I play d4, it's rarely a necessary win.
  10. 28 Jun '09 10:16 / 1 edit
    when i play d4 its usually to exchange the d pawn for the c or e pawn and open the queen or king file respectively
  11. 28 Jun '09 10:54
    If you lot keep putting a ! after 1.d4 I'll alert the Mods and
    get the thread removed again.

    Good score by the way, what do you think is your best win
    and your luckiest win (swindle).
  12. 28 Jun '09 11:26 / 1 edit
    1.d4 should not even have the suffix !?, attached to it, for it can hardly be described as an interesting move, can it?
  13. 28 Jun '09 15:44
    Originally posted by caissad4
    6452 wins

    For some reason, which is not known to me, the entire thread was removed by an unknown forum mod without telling me.
    To remove my post, which violated NONE of the terms of service, was wrong.
    I could understand removing a single post for a good reason but to remove the entire thread without any notification is, to me, indicative of the problems with the forum mod system.
    My apologies! That was my fault. I was in the middle of trying to hide over 100 posts of a user that was spamming the forums I just realized I removed your whole thread. It was late and I got busy. I just didn't think about what happened until I saw this thread. There were some alerts to it so I must have removed it while removing the others.

    Again, my apologies!
  14. Standard member QR
    28 Jun '09 16:35
    Originally posted by caissad4
    Caissa: The mythological goddess of chess. Caissa was a very vain woman who thought of little except herself. Her father, unknown and supposedly a king, invented chess and Caissa, by learning to play chess, learned she was not the center of the universe.

    D4: Clearly the strongest opening move and my personal favorite.
    My congratulations apparently got lost in the spam cleanup .... So, again, Congratulations!

    And thanks for the lesson in mythology.

    QR
  15. Standard member wargamer66
    Steve B.
    28 Jun '09 17:12
    Dude, you need to start playing stronger people.