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|Apr-08-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: On the above tournament, there are several sections ... obviously, I played in the open section.|
|Apr-20-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: On the game Tseshkovsky vs V Inkiov, 1983, which was the POTD for April 3rd. |
My web page for this game can be found at the following link:
My video for this web page can be found on YT at:
|Apr-20-13|| ||skytzo985: I see a rivalry brewing with young Patrick Ballard from New Orleans! An even score in two tactical slugfests! Looking forward to more from you two|
|Apr-21-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Thanks. But that was not my best game, I got behind the 8-ball early ... and never really recovered. (In my book, he is just a grossly inferior player, he just got lucky that last time around. Besides, I had gone to the ER like 7 times in the last two weeks, I was also in a lot of pain ... it all started when I fell down and sprained my ankle. My final score clearly shows that I was not at my best.)|
|Apr-21-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: BTW, somebody posted the PGN score here ... I have no idea where they got it. (I already deleted it.)|
|Apr-22-13|| ||skytzo985: AJ, I'm sure you'll delete this, but I want you to read it. I've defended you in the past, but it's pretty low to dismiss a talented, driven young player's efforts as "lucky" and "inferior" when he played an accurate tactical game with constant pressure and initiative against a master and won fair and square. The guy's close to 2100, he's no patzer. When something similar happened in your first game (he blundered in the opening and created counterplay, only for you to blunt it and force mate) you posted it on chessgames where it will live forever. It's hard to give that credit when you're on the wrong end of it, but sometimes you just lose because you lost and that's all there is to it. I remain a fan of your preparation and hard work, and I continue to look forward to the great games produced by your attendance at our Louisiana tournaments.|
|Apr-23-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: No - I won't delete it. However ... let's just agree to disagree. I will also say that he is not a master, and will (in my opinion) never become one. (He does not study enough.) In my book, both of his wins are puerile garbage, more the product of my own mistakes than his excellent play or preparation. (The second quality is virtually nonexistent.) |
Nowadays, if you are not a master - say be age 14-15, if not sooner - you are pretty well "all washed up." You might get mad at me ... but I did not say this one ... and you will probably NEVER guess who did.
See http://www.ajschess.com/lifemastera..., for more info.
|Apr-23-13|| ||skytzo985: So you've resigned to the idea that you'll never be a GM?|
|Apr-23-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: I will say - realistically speaking - the chances of me becoming a GM grow slimmer as I get older.|
|Apr-24-13|| ||torrefan: But you should never lose hope. Actually, the thing you can say with certainty is that even if you become younger and younger, like Benjamin Button, you will never become a GM.|
|Apr-24-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Good thought! (Thanks.)|
|Apr-24-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <Egg> You seemed to think that Mr. Ballard might still have a crack at GM - but I notice you made no mention (at all) about me.|
|Apr-25-13|| ||skytzo985: I don't think Ballard will ever become a GM, because that would require two things he seems to have no interest in: A) the necessary commitment to chess, and B) playing outside the southern US. But will he make master? If he plays at the same rate he does now for another 10 years, I'd bet my house.|
|Apr-25-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Maybe, maybe not, only time will tell.|
|Apr-30-13|| ||ketchuplover: Have a marvelous may young man :)|
|May-01-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Thanky, thanky. (Is 55 young?)
No - but it WAS a speed limit.
|May-03-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: I was thinking about going to Atlanta for the GA State Champ. However, my youngest daughter is sick, and the hotels are just too expensive. |
... sooooo, I guess I will not be going.
|May-13-13|| ||ketchuplover: Wishing your daughter well. Oh and chesshere.com appears to be for sale.|
|May-13-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Thanks.|
|May-13-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: What leads you to believe that CG is for sale?|
|May-14-13|| ||ketchuplover: Not CG chesshere.com I read it on the forum there.|
|May-15-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Ok, gotcha.
I really didn't "get" your post, as I have never even visited that particular website. However, another user (apparently) read your post and e-mailed me ...
I guess that is how rumors get started.
|May-16-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: I play chess on the "chess-dot-com" server ...
One user, "<deleted>" defeated me and did so in about 30 moves. This was all the more frustrating, as:
A.) I was White.
B.) The first 15-20 moves were all a Power-Book line.
C.) He used just a few seconds on his clock in a one-minute game.
D.) After we got out of his book, both Houdini and Fritz made a lot of the same moves as this one user played.
I e-mailed another user this info and he said (in effect) "A.J., you are always saying this stuff, maybe he is just a GM incognito or maybe he is just better than you."
Anyway, now the argument is settled, he is now on the list of cheaters.
|May-16-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: BTW, my handle there is <FLchessplayer> on that server.|
|May-21-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Posted in user Patriot's forum:
<< HI!!! How are you?
Here is a game that I played, probably within the last month. (I liked it so much, I saved it to ChessBase.)
<A.J. Goldsby (1800) - Some Player (1000) [A82]
1-0 (on-line) tournament, chess.com (3), 05.2013
1.d4 f5 2.e4 d6 3.exf5 Bxf5 4.Bd3 Qd7 5.h3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Rd8 7.c3 a6 8.a4 Na5?! 9.Bg5!? h6? 10.Ne5! dxe5 ;
('?') He did not even see the threat.
11.Qh5+ g6 12.Qxg6+ Bxg6 13.Bxg6# 1-0>
I searched through my games - to find the link, so that you could replay it, it might have been more than 2 weeks ago. (I could not find it.)
I have actually seen this 5-10 times ... maybe spread over my last 1000 or so games.
(Here is the link to another example:
http://www.chess.com/livechess/game....) <<<>>> >
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