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by juselton
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sounds of Silence...?
Replies: 24
Views: 12233

Chess is changing---why cant chess players talk to each other like poker players do. There is a lot of interesting talk going on in a poker tournament. Sometimes the talk is better than the play. I wonder what kind of interesting conversations we would have if we could talk to each other in chess ma...
by juselton
Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sounds of Silence...?
Replies: 24
Views: 12233

Well, its an open-ended question---no definite answer. John Wayne was an avid chess player. Paul Whiteman, the band leader, was on the cover of Chess review. However, if I was a betting man---like Lederer, I would put my money on---"Nude descending a Staircase"! :oops: I've read that some of Dylan's...
by juselton
Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sounds of Silence...?
Replies: 24
Views: 12233

Fishburne didnt know how to play when he got the part in the movie. The kid who played Josh knew how to play but the best player of the bunch was Joe Mantegna 1200 uscf. :wink:

Which leads into an obvious celebrity chess question---which celebrity chess player was the strongest :?:
by juselton
Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sounds of Silence...?
Replies: 24
Views: 12233

What about a trivia question? In the movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer" which actor was the strongest chess player? I'm not talking about walk ons or bit parts, but a member of the cast. :?:
by juselton
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A PUNISHMENT
Replies: 43
Views: 18792

Malakhov said---"GM Ivan Cheparinov was punished by the TD of Wijk Ann Zee B 2009 (category 16) for breaking this law, in his game against GM Nigel Short." Actually, he wasnt punished. Short felt he was insulted by his opponent, who refused to shake his hand and made a complaint to the arbiter and p...
by juselton
Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A curious question...
Replies: 6
Views: 5881

Thanks David, excellent advice.
by juselton
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A curious question...
Replies: 6
Views: 5881

Davidswhite. there are times when you can ignore the pin and there are times when you should not ignore the pin. Are there rules of thumb that distinguish between the two? If so, that would be a good thing to know. :idea:
by juselton
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:13 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: ELO rating in Net-Chess
Replies: 4
Views: 5117

Why not post the names of everyone who has a multiple account. You are the owner of the site---you can do anything you want. It might cut down on cheating. Say you have a guy with two accounts---Chesser and Mrchess. We could check the records and see if Chesser has played Mrchess, or, in other words...
by juselton
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Books, Software, and Websites
Topic: Alekhine interview
Replies: 3
Views: 16631

I noticed the interviewer kept pronouncing Alekhine's name as Ala-keen.
And, since he was never corrected---I guess Alekhine thought that was close enough. I was wondering how Alekhine himself pronounced his name. What do you think? 8)
by juselton
Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:48 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why has time been added?
Replies: 46
Views: 47267

Well, I didnt know about the rule---but it is stupid. The tournament director will decide if you get more time or not. You dont get extra time for a vacation but if you say ---hey, this is an interesting end game, please put more time on my clock. That is acceptable?? Who made this rule? A guy who w...
by juselton
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why has time been added?
Replies: 46
Views: 47267

If this isnt a chess expression-it should be; Anyone who would ask the TD for more time, Would pick your pocket! If people dont want to stay within the time constraints---let them play checkers. does playing like a gentleman mean letting people take their move back? Well, thats the gentlemanly thing...
by juselton
Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:37 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why has time been added?
Replies: 46
Views: 47267

I've always thought time management was part of the chess struggle. If you squander your time away---for whatever reason---tough, you lose!!! If the rule states otherwise then the rule should be changed. No TD should have the authority to allow someone to snatch victory from defeat through no skill ...
by juselton
Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:15 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why has time been added?
Replies: 46
Views: 47267

Hey gang, how about this---throw away all the chess clocks and lets rely on friendly tournament directors to bail us out when we get into time trouble!!! Hoorah---no more time troubles---if the TD is a buddy of yours!!!!! But what if he doesnt like you islander man---you're screwed! And you would pr...
by juselton
Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:01 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: top moves player !?!
Replies: 8
Views: 9057

Why is it important to know how many moves a person makes. A thousand clunkers is a thousand clunkers. Isn't it the quality of the moves that are important. If you have made a high quality move---that would be worth memorializing.
by juselton
Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:51 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: "I don't care"?
Replies: 4
Views: 6562

programs

Your 60% against computer programs? If Kasparov was 60% against computers---he'd probably still be playing! Sir, can you name one GM who is 60% against programs?
by juselton
Wed Oct 13, 2004 3:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pronunciation of chess names
Replies: 20
Views: 27926

no apology needed.

stay well
by juselton
Mon Oct 11, 2004 5:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pronunciation of chess names
Replies: 20
Views: 27926

Cornstalk, I apologize if I offended you. I have nothing but respect for you and your accomplishments in chess. I know you have a masters rating in over the board chess and a senior masters rating in correspondence chess. You wrote a monthly column for the Campbell Report "hard Chess" which was well...
by juselton
Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:31 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pronunciation of chess names
Replies: 20
Views: 27926

I heard Kasparov on national public radio yesterday. Kasparov was a close, personal friend of Botvinnik for many years. Kasparov says BOT-vin-nik. Im sure thats the way Botvinnik said it too. I guess we can forget how all the pundits pronounce Botvinnik, if Kasparov says BOT-vin-nik---thats good eno...
by juselton
Sun Oct 10, 2004 8:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pronunciation of chess names
Replies: 20
Views: 27926

Well, Ken Neat, who has collaborated with such authors as Dvoretsky on " The School of Chess Excellence" and Bronstein on "Bronstein on the King's Indian" and has probably translated more Russian books into English than any other writer pronounces it -bot-VEEN-nik. He also says AL-a-kine. He pronoun...
by juselton
Thu Oct 07, 2004 12:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pronunciation of chess names
Replies: 20
Views: 27926

tellymewwise ask: "Do you also have an audio on how russians try to pronounce Scheveningen?" Like I said---I have a tape of Michael Stean, an educated man, a Grandmaster, a guy who has probably been to Scheveningen---pronouncing the word. These GMs all seem to know each other and talk the same lingo...
by juselton
Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pronunciation of chess names
Replies: 20
Views: 27926

Scheveningen

I have an old audio tape of Michael Stean "working with a Grandmaster" in which he analyzes a sicilian Scheveningen game against Leon Piasetsky in Yugoslavia. Michael Stean pronounces Scheveningen---'Skay'-'vuning'-'un'-with the accent on the Skay.
by juselton
Sat Oct 02, 2004 5:17 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pronunciation of chess names
Replies: 20
Views: 27926

I was wondering how the authorities arrive at the proper pronunciation, and just who are the authorities? I always thought a man should know the proper way to pronounce his name, or to be more blunt---however a man pronounces his name is the proper way to say it. Let's look at Euwe. The 1984 edition...
by juselton
Wed Sep 29, 2004 6:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The world champion plays here
Replies: 20
Views: 20993

As far as ratings go you think my memory is serving another master and in the very next sentence you agree with me that the ratings were absurd---Sir, you sound like a Yahoo! And that was the point of my post. Why would any world class player want to play Yahoos like you or me? If they were getting ...
by juselton
Wed Sep 29, 2004 5:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Using Chess-Engines
Replies: 25
Views: 26150

Well, I would have to add they are something more than useful idiots. They are useful idiots "and" probably the best players on the planet. When was the last time Kasparov or Kramnik defeated one? And even in Correspondence Chess they they are gaining in stature. When Reti was asked "how many moves ...
by juselton
Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Using Chess-Engines
Replies: 25
Views: 26150

I'm surprised no one has asked muabdib about his use of engines in tournaments. Perhaps he will respond-perhaps not but let me be perfectly clear---the man's reputation is beyond reproach. Muabdib, apparently,you have much experience in using machines in tournaments. In fact, you describe winning su...
by juselton
Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The world champion plays here
Replies: 20
Views: 20993

wulebgr---there is much in what you say---interesting post. Have you ever wondered what a world class player would be doing here. What would his (her) purpose be? Try out new novelties---I don't think so! Use our top players as sparring partners---I don't think so! So what is the deal. Why sould som...
by juselton
Tue Sep 28, 2004 6:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The world champion plays here
Replies: 20
Views: 20993

trust

Well, it would have been much simpler to say ---if you don't trust my judgement, here are my credentials. I have played in this tournament and that tournament; I have played this master and that master. Voila-the case is closed. You have decided to take the nebulous response--- "check my statistics ...
by juselton
Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The world champion plays here
Replies: 20
Views: 20993

world champion

I'm curious about people who say---" he was the toughest opponent I've met here so far." Thats fine, so far as it goes, but how does that qualify the player as anywhere near world class material. Who is neric? whats his name? whats his uscf rating or his fide rating. If he is a Grandmaster (incognit...
by juselton
Wed Sep 22, 2004 5:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Using Chess-Engines
Replies: 25
Views: 26150

Mr. muabdib, how kind of you to talk to someone so pitifully ignorant as me. I feel like I am unworthy to be in your presence. However, I seem to recall the present CC world champion saying he has used chess engines in his CC games. GM Nickel is certainly developing a respectful attitude towards che...
by juselton
Tue Sep 21, 2004 11:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Using Chess-Engines
Replies: 25
Views: 26150

engines

Larry Christiansen is a three time US chess champion. The last time was 2002. I'm curious guys---do you ever pick up a chess magazine and look through it, or a chess book? Do you ever visit your local chess clubs and talk chess with the guys? Do you ever enter a chess tournament? Do you ever surf th...
by juselton
Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Using Chess-Engines
Replies: 25
Views: 26150

engines

Who is Larry Christiansen? Hey guys---I rest my case!



gmiller---are you saying the fritz you buy right off the shelf and put on an "average" (whatever that means) computer will not play at a very high level?
by juselton
Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Using Chess-Engines
Replies: 25
Views: 26150

using chess engines

The only game I can recall on slowchess between an engine and one of our strong players was the game that took place a few years ago---Bret vs CM 8000 (one of the less effective engines). Bret went down on move 12. Of course Larry Christiansen went down to a CM 9000 (another of the less effective en...
by juselton
Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Are you ready for some chess?
Replies: 52
Views: 87390

200 bucks

Aren't you concerned that you will probably be giving a hundred bucks to the guy with the best chess program. Doesn't it make the hair on the back of your neck stand up to think you may be giving 200 dollars to some guy who cant explain what winning the exchange means. It's possible, no? Anyone (for...
by juselton
Mon Aug 23, 2004 11:13 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The world champion plays here
Replies: 20
Views: 20993

He also misspelled his last name which is Kasimdzhanov. I know this question has come up before but I will ask it again--- Is anyone on this site capable of giving a world class player any competition. If you think you can---stand and make yourself known! Just remember, we're not talking kindergarte...
by juselton
Tue Jun 15, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Morphy vs. Fischer?
Replies: 4
Views: 7235

Marciano won the fight which gave Ali a chuckle. Ali said " I'm six inches taller, have a longer reach, thirty pounds heavier and I'm quicker than Marciano." Ali would have won that fight without a doubt but it was entertaining to hear the announcer say things like "and Marciano connects with a vici...
by juselton
Tue Jun 15, 2004 5:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Morphy vs. Fischer?
Replies: 4
Views: 7235

Sirthursday, thanks for the informative reply. I read someplace that a Grandmaster said its almost impossible to tell if you are playing a computer, if you didn't know beforehand. That sounds like they are getting more human all the time. If computers do have a weakness, why dont humans exploit that...
by juselton
Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Morphy vs. Fischer?
Replies: 4
Views: 7235

Morphy vs. Fischer?

I read, from time to time, the lammentations of the chess world about the cancellation of the Fischer-Karpov match 1975, or the Morphy-Staunton match 1858, and of course the unrealized rematch between Capablanca and Alekhine. Why can't we devise a program that can assimilate from game scores the che...
by juselton
Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: unbelievable
Replies: 27
Views: 28235

I think it's good to remember---once on line, you're not in Kansas anymore.
by juselton
Sat Jan 03, 2004 5:56 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Legal's Legacy
Replies: 3
Views: 8864

IMs dont fall into these elementary traps. Perhaps you mean some other class of player---maybe C or lower.

regards Jim
by juselton
Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: RANT: re:cheating
Replies: 27
Views: 39269

When are we going to have another man vs machine match. We had one a couple of years ago cm8000 vs Bret. perhaps we should have another. How about a machine taking on three of our top players in consultation. We could listen to them as they plan their moves. One of those stream of conciousness thing...
by juselton
Mon Nov 24, 2003 5:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why are Sundays so quiet around here?
Replies: 15
Views: 21249

Being a computer illiterate, I was wondering how much time people actually play chess (or other games etc.) during a typical work day?

I'm thinking there must be some whizes who have a lot of time to goof off after their work is done. Perhaps a little play clears the brain and keeps us invigorated.
by juselton
Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:06 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Chess Artist
Replies: 1
Views: 5341

javascript:emoticonYes, I thought it was interesting. The writer gives us an outsiders view of chess. Very wide ranging book, we go from palaces in Kalmykia to prisons in Michigan. We talk to Ilyumzhinov and we talk to Bloodgood (hey, maybe that's not such a jump.)