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  • Two questions Skwerly:
    -1. Do you really love writing?
    -2. Do you take your own writing seriously?

    Since we've established you've published before, a "yes" to both the above confirms my firm suspicion that you are indeed a writer.
    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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    • Hah, thank you!
      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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      • New post!

        Chess: Should it be mainstream? - 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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        • Tell that to all the chess federations.
          I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight

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          • A very, very odd game.

            Derek's Chess Thoughts: King Hunts and Lazy Bishops: The Bird
            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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            • New interesting post! A challenge?

              Derek's Chess Thoughts: Chess and Biorhythms

              Follow your bios and keep track of how you are playing; you might be surprised.
              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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              • Anand vs. Carlsen: One more time! - 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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                • Originally posted by Skwerly View Post
                  New interesting post! A challenge?

                  Derek's Chess Thoughts: Chess and Biorhythms

                  Follow your bios and keep track of how you are playing; you might be surprised.
                  Anand said the problem with his match was that too many mistakes were creeping into his play. If he can reverse that and go back to mistake free chess, he has a shot.
                  OzChess - Australia's Chess Forum - Upcoming Chess Tournaments, Game Analysis, Chess Politics, & Australian Chess News
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                  • Something a little different...


                    Who was the best chess player to ever live? - 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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                    • Movies about chess.

                      A chess movie I saw recently "Life of a King" about an ex con, played by Cuba Gooding, that starts a chess club for inner city kids. Inspirational, based on a true story. I liked it.

                      I haven't seen "Revolver" yet with Jason Steatham. It involves prisons, con men, and chess among other games of skill.

                      I wonder if anyone could get skilled just playing many many games when you have much time on your hands. Probably need stronger players than yourself to play against. The prisoners in these films both had "experts" to learn from. Anyway, I'm posting this in case anyone likes these type movies and haven't heard about them yet.

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                      • I've yet to see them, too, but when I do I'll review. Thanks!
                        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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                        • A new post.

                          Could you be a chess pro? - 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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                          • Touche, Skwerly. Also, there is anecdotal evidence that, when we are given more time on a project, we work slower and our productivity drops. It's like, I can do the same exercise in 30 minutes or I can do it in 2 hours. Too much time breeds procrastination, and that ain't gonna help.

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

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                            • I agree! When I was new to chess, of course I was into Alekhine games. I asked a strong chess buddy this question: If he could come up with those kind of moves in a couple hours, what if he had a few days or a week?

                              He said it doesn’t work that way, that we actually have a period of time where our decisions will be peak; after that, as you said, only slower thought and fuzziness and procrastination are going to come into play. It’s an interesting thing.
                              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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                              • A new piece!

                                Blitz: It's what's for Chess Dessert - 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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