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  • That sounds like a lot of work!
    Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

    An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

    My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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      Carlsen: Is he unstoppable? - Los Angeles Chess | Examiner.com
      Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

      An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

      My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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      • Carlsen also doesn't have the psychosis Fischer did. Interesting enough, it appears we are getting a wider margin of players who do not have noticeable psychological problems. So raises the questions.. why were so many previous showing signs? Are they linked? Are chessplayers getting stronger mentally?
        I am a proud supporter of the GM Igor Smirnov way of teaching. If you would like to see the system and want to try out his teaching methods please follow this link: http://chess-teacher.com/affiliates/...?id=1517_2_3_1

        If you have questions/want a tutor inquire with messages. I am going to rewrite my web page and it will also go here.

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        • Unstoppable? No.. I don't think so.

          In alphabetical order:
          Anand, Aronian, Caruana, Giri, Karjakin, Kramnik.

          One of these will be the one to dethrone Carlsen. Four of them in the candidates cycle. I don't expect Anand to bounce right back. Kramnik might stand up against Carlsen in matchplay, but I don't like his chances to win a round robin event, despite a good showing last time out. Aronian, if he wins the candidates, would make an interesting opponent for Carlsen.

          Karjakin's not yet at his peak I feel. Caruana is knocking on the door of the candidates. Don't quite get why the tournament organisation picked Svidler, but oh well. He'll be a contender soon. Giri needs time to prove his talent, if he can; he's a long way to go yet before he's ready to join the big boys. I think neither has what it takes to win a candidates event for a good few years to come.

          I don't see Carlsen lose his title anywhere this decade.
          Have you read the Forum rules?

          Queeg: Pawn to King Four. Holly: Horsie to King Bish Three.
          Rimmer: It's called a "knight," actually, Holly...
          Queeg: Knight to King Bishop three. Holly: Queen to Rook Eight. Checkmate.
          Queeg: That's an illegal move. Holly: Oh, sorry. Queens don't move like that. I was thinking of poker.
          Holly: Cleudo? You could be Colonel Mustard.
          Cat: If it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too. *Winks to Holly*
          Holly: *Winks back* Thanks, Cat.
          --Red Dwarf

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          • Cmonster, Carlsen is only 22, too; give him time to get to full crazy.

            Kaspy isn’t nuts, neither is Kramnik or Anand, but then again, I’m of the opinion that Fischer *wasn’t* crazy. He had issues, sure, but he wasn’t loopy.

            At any rate, it’ll be interesting to see the next cycle.
            Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

            An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

            My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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            • Originally posted by CookieMonster View Post
              Carlsen also doesn't have the psychosis Fischer did. Interesting enough, it appears we are getting a wider margin of players who do not have noticeable psychological problems. So raises the questions.. why were so many previous showing signs? Are they linked? Are chessplayers getting stronger mentally?
              Not mentally stronger... psychological problems are just more inconspicuous, or they are better gifted at hidding them at least. Hahaha.

              Originally posted by Skwerly View Post
              Cmonster, Carlsen is only 22, too; give him time to get to full crazy.

              Kaspy isnít nuts, neither is Kramnik or Anand, but then again, Iím of the opinion that Fischer *wasnít* crazy. He had issues, sure, but he wasnít loopy.

              At any rate, itíll be interesting to see the next cycle.
              Totally agree. Fischer was just extravagant.
              Don't drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.

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              • Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

                An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

                My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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                • Originally posted by Skwerly View Post
                  Cmonster, Carlsen is only 22, too; give him time to get to full crazy.

                  Kaspy isnít nuts, neither is Kramnik or Anand, but then again, Iím of the opinion that Fischer *wasnít* crazy. He had issues, sure, but he wasnít loopy.

                  At any rate, itíll be interesting to see the next cycle.

                  No Fischer had mass psychosis. Text book even. And that is my point. Today's masters are of the nature of not having any kind of noticed symptoms, and therefore either are well medicated or do not have anything.;-)

                  Trust me though. I am a HUGE HUGE Fischer fan. He was loopier than Morphy. Just shy of putting tin foil on his head during match play. Some say he's done it.
                  I am a proud supporter of the GM Igor Smirnov way of teaching. If you would like to see the system and want to try out his teaching methods please follow this link: http://chess-teacher.com/affiliates/...?id=1517_2_3_1

                  If you have questions/want a tutor inquire with messages. I am going to rewrite my web page and it will also go here.

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                  • I’m sure he had real issues with his mental facilities but unless we have a doctorate in psychiatry and had seen Fischer routinely, as a patient, I think calling him stark crazy is unfounded. Eccentric, yes. One could even postulate he suffered from Asperger’s or something, but crazy is off the deep end.
                    Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

                    An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

                    My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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                    • What do I need to prove to get in the Crazy Chess Club?

                      "Blame yourself, or blame God." - Delita, FFT
                      "Give up on yourself, and you give up on the world." - Joshua, TWEWY

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                      • Originally posted by Rimuel V2 View Post
                        What do I need to prove to get in the Crazy Chess Club?
                        Just rephrase that as:

                        "I thought God wouldn't have to prove anything to get in the Crazy Chess Club, so, I command thou shall stop requesting me for any proves!"
                        Don't drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.

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                        • While not chess related, exactly, it sure could be.

                          Am I a Fake Writer? | Derek OdomDerek Odom
                          Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

                          An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

                          My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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                          • *throws bucket of ice water over Skwerly*

                            Snap out of it, you're entering the chronosynclasticinfundibulum!
                            "They work at the pace of amnesia."--M. Bloch

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                            • Originally posted by Celadonite View Post
                              *throws bucket of ice water over Skwerly*

                              Snap out of it, you're entering the chronosynclasticinfundibulum!
                              Oh man, that happpened once to me, very hard stuff... don't smoke too much of that Skwerly!!
                              Don't drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.

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                              • Writing

                                I enjoyed "Gamble" and will read another of your works on kindle soon but I want to finish "1493" By Charles Mann first (in book form). Keep it up you ,have good talent and you enjoy it which is important.

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