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  1. 05 Nov '05 04:25
    6 of 7 of the top players on RHP are from the Netherlands.....what's in the water!!!!!?
  2. Standard member Vovochka
    Caro-Kann Lover
    05 Nov '05 09:30
    That resembles a recent situation with Portugal players
  3. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    05 Nov '05 09:43 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by alexstclaire
    6 of 7 of the top players on RHP are from the Netherlands.....what's in the water!!!!!?


    Originally posted by Vovochka
    That resembles a recent situation with Portugal players
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scum

    i presume you refer to:

    "A derogatory insult, implying "worthless", "of no value", or "despised""

    just remember: the scum has many many toxins, AND the scum also has many nutrients, and much life.
  4. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    05 Nov '05 10:51
    Originally posted by alexstclaire
    6 of 7 of the top players on RHP are from the Netherlands.....what's in the water!!!!!?
    something i find surprising is that so many top players are dutch, yet they have not brought a crew of lower rated followers along ... the next dutch players seem to be position 80 then 104 (and degraaf, at 104, will likely be the highest rated of the lot eventually)
  5. 05 Nov '05 11:49 / 2 edits
    It gets even more suspicious if you consider that holland has a chess culture, and that the world champion of correspondence chess is a dutchman.
  6. 05 Nov '05 13:02 / 1 edit
    also marijuana is legal in holland. That might affect the correspodence players The more you smoke you better you get at slow chess, no?
  7. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    05 Nov '05 13:48
    Originally posted by NicotineMan
    also marijuana is legal in holland. That might affect the correspodence players The more you smoke you better you get at slow chess, no?
    no, no - the more you smoke the slower you get at chess. maybe that helps.

    my guess is they have made The Deal with the lord of the netherworlds.
  8. 05 Nov '05 15:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by flexmore
    something i find surprising is that so many top players are dutch, yet they have not brought a crew of lower rated followers along ... the next dutch players seem to be position 80 then 104 (and degraaf, at 104, will likely be the highest rated of the lot eventually)
    79 as well
  9. 05 Nov '05 15:27
    When I posted this, I just wanted to recognize their strong play, i'm not accusing them of anything.
  10. Standard member dyl
    05 Nov '05 16:01
    What I find suspicious is that there are two Kiwis in the top 20, but no Aussies.
  11. 05 Nov '05 16:22
    Originally posted by dyl
    What I find suspicious is that there are two Kiwis in the top 20, but no Aussies.
    I guess that means New Zealand and there are 3 of them in the top 20.
  12. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    05 Nov '05 16:28 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by alexstclaire
    6 of 7 of the top players on RHP are from the Netherlands.....what's in the water!!!!!?
    Looking at my rating, it is safe to say 'it' is not in the water from dune area and water supply Meijendel, unfortunately... I think I should move...
  13. Standard member dyl
    05 Nov '05 16:42
    Originally posted by alexstclaire
    I guess that means New Zealand and there are 3 of them in the top 20.
    Then there's certainly something funny going on. Who's the third?
  14. Standard member jfkjmh
    nice one
    05 Nov '05 20:06
    Originally posted by dyl
    Then there's certainly something funny going on. Who's the third?
    Right now, perkovic is the first as the profile shows.
  15. Standard member jfkjmh
    nice one
    05 Nov '05 20:10
    degraaf, at 104, will likely be the highest rated of the lot eventually
    As I could see you often have been right before in your guesses but this one has me guessing: What do you base that assumption on?