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Corona Smith
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My post above should of read:

1. D4 (Corona white)
2. C5 (davidlai blk)
3. D5 (Corona White)
4. Nf6 (Magnus blk)

and my move will be...

5. NC3 (Corona white)

My apologies for the oversight,

Corona.
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On 2007-01-17 13:12, Omid wrote:
Anyone brave enough to face my 1.f3? Smile


I am an International Grand Master do you really want a piece of this? I guess I could add Israel to my collection of USA, Mexico and the UK. Would that up my status though? If not it would not be worth it. Smile
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On 2007-01-17 13:12, Omid wrote:
Anyone brave enough to face my 1.f3? Smile


Sure.
Omid Sparks
1.f3 resigns

***... didn't see that coming. That was quick.
Sparks

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On 2007-01-17 13:12, Omid wrote:
Anyone brave enough to face my 1.f3? Smile


Ahhh. So YOU are the elusive Mr. James defeating all the GMs at the Internet Chess Club.

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The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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The Daff here was the world's number one chessaholic..played a few thousand games against some fine software...played on world chess network and gameknot...but sadly. after the death of my wife in Nov, the chess I once loved suddenly became drudgery. I haven't touched it since.
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Corona v. Eisengrim
1. d4 Nf6
2. Nc3 d5

John
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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On 2007-01-17 16:25, chichi711 wrote:
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On 2007-01-17 13:12, Omid wrote:
Anyone brave enough to face my 1.f3? Smile


I am an International Grand Master do you really want a piece of this? I guess I could add Israel to my collection of USA, Mexico and the UK. Would that up my status though? If not it would not be worth it. Smile



Now, why do I strongly doubt that ChiChi is, in fact, a grandmaster? I've mostly given up serious chess for serious bridge, but I have a USCF rating of a bit over 2100...sometimes I dust it off and play serious chess. I also goof around with speed chess on ICC (internet chess club: http://www.chessclub.com). With white, I generally play e4, and with black, the Najdorf Sicilian against e4, and the Dutch or King's Indian against d4.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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On 2007-01-17 11:01, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
Here's a better test. If you know what zugzwang means (without looking it up) then you are a chessplayer. Don't give the definition yet; just let us know if
a) you know what it means,
b) whether you've experienced it, and
c) if it's something you enjoy.

John


a) Yup
b) Yup
c) Only when I'm the zugzwanger...ain't no fun being the zugzwangee.

Finding a good zwischenzug is much more enjoyable.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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On 2007-01-18 00:32, LobowolfXXX wrote:
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On 2007-01-17 16:25, chichi711 wrote:
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On 2007-01-17 13:12, Omid wrote:
Anyone brave enough to face my 1.f3? Smile


I am an International Grand Master do you really want a piece of this? I guess I could add Israel to my collection of USA, Mexico and the UK. Would that up my status though? If not it would not be worth it. Smile



Now, why do I strongly doubt that ChiChi is, in fact, a grandmaster? I've mostly given up serious chess for serious bridge, but I have a USCF rating of a bit over 2100...sometimes I dust it off and play serious chess. I also goof around with speed chess on ICC (internet chess club: http://www.chessclub.com). With white, I generally play e4, and with black, the Najdorf Sicilian against e4, and the Dutch or King's Indian against d4.


Go back and read the first page. It was all established there. I have never lost at this game.
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See, undefeated needs a new title higher than grandmaster!
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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I think a chess game would be great right now. My son contacted me and suggested we download an app and begin playing on a regular basis .. it's AWESOME!!!!!
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Wow, dusted off a blast from the past thread. In 1985, I was the 8th most active tournament player in the United States Chess Federation.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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...and if anyone bothers to click to the first page of this thread, one will see that chichi711 was just kidding around with you guys. No one had a sense of humor in 2007.
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Reading? Don't talk crazy!

Here's a simple puzzle. White to move and mate in 2.

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Experts and Masters: give the beginners some time to solve before you blurt out the winning moves!
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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I have the solution.
THE MAN THE SKEPTICS REFUSE TO TEST FOR ONE MILLION DOLLARS.. The Worlds Foremost Authority on Houdini's Life after Death.....
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Hint: The solution is not 1. a4.

On another note, Magnus, you are quite right about "fianchetto."
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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I've created animated and static chess games on another forum before, with the Kings being an animated version of the players.

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On Mar 3, 2016, stoneunhinged wrote:

...and if anyone bothers to click to the first page of this thread, one will see that chichi711 was just kidding around with you guys. No one had a sense of humor in 2007.

It was obvious he knew nothing about chess when he referred to the pony piece as the horse.
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