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G-Men Wear Black Like Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear

A bad opening for bad asst players.

Thank you wolf1994, smalldreams, sneaky pete, patzer2. Thank you Jersey Joe Walcott, Joe Namath, Johnny Cash, Donald Duck, Tonto, Swanson, Elvis, Dr. Who, Sting and Marlon Brando. Obviously Will Smith, Ashton Kutcher, Keith Urban, Justin Bartha, Winston Jamison, minions, Maroon 5, Robbie Williams, Bart Simpson and South Park caint hang w/the legends, no way.

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WTHarvey: There once was a website named WTHarvey, Where chess puzzles did daily delay,
The brain-teasers so tough,
They made us all huff and puff,
But solving them brought us great satisfaction today. There once was a website named WTHarvey
Where chess puzzles were quite aplenty
With knight and rook and pawn
You'll sharpen your brain with a yawn
And become a master of chess entry

There once was a site for chess fun, was the chosen one,
With puzzles galore,
It'll keep you in store,
For hours of brain-teasing, none done.

There once was a website named wtharvey,
Where chess puzzles were posted daily,
You'd solve them with glee,
And in victory,
You'd feel like a true chess prodigy!

* Mr. Harvey's Puzzle Challenge:

M.Hassan: <Eggman>: Scarborough Chess Club which is said to be the biggest chess club in Canada, arranges tournaments under the name of "Howard Rideout" tournaments. Is he the same Rideout that you are mentioning?. I only know that this is to commemorate "Rideout" who has been a player and probably in that club because the club is over 40 years old. This tournament is repeated year after year and at the beginning of the season when the club resumes activity after summer recession in September. Zxp

PeterB: Eggman and Mr. Hassan - you are right, Howard Ridout was a long time member of the Scarborough Chess Club! He was very active even when I joined in 1969, and was still organizing tournaments at the time of his death in the 1990s. This game is a good memorial to him! Theodorovitch was a Toronto master rated about 2250 back then, perhaps about 2350 nowadays.

The Council Held By The Rats

Old Rodilard, a certain cat,
Such havoc of the rats had made,
It was difficult to find a rat
With nature's debt unpaid.
The few that did remain,
To leave their holes afraid,
From usual food abstain,
Not eating half their fill.
And wonder no one will
That one who made of rats his revel,
With rats passed not for cat, but devil.
Now, on a day, this dread rat-eater,
Who had a wife, went out to meet her;
And while he held his caterwauling,
The unkilled rats, their chapter calling,
Discussed the point, in grave debate,
How they might shun impending fate.
Their dean, a prudent rat,
Thought best, and better soon than late,
To bell the fatal cat;
That, when he took his hunting round,
The rats, well cautioned by the sound,
Might hide in safety under ground;
Indeed he knew no other means.
And all the rest
At once confessed
Their minds were with the dean's.
No better plan, they all believed,
Could possibly have been conceived,
No doubt the thing would work right well,
If any one would hang the bell.
But, one by one, said every rat,
"I'm not so big a fool as that."
The plan, knocked up in this respect,
The council closed without effect.

And many a council I have seen,
Or reverend chapter with its dean,
That, thus resolving wisely,
Fell through like this precisely.

To argue or refute
Wise counsellors abound;
The man to execute
Is harder to be found.

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FACTRETRIEVER 2020: Even though dragonflies have six legs, they cannot walk.39

Riddle Answer: A stamp.

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"He examined the chess problem and set out the pieces. It was a tricky ending, involving a couple of knights. 'White to play and mate in two moves.'
Winston looked up at the portrait of Big Brother. White always mates, he thought with a sort of cloudy mysticism. Always, without exception, it is so arranged. In no chess problem since the beginning of the world has black ever won. Did it not symbolize the eternal, unvarying triumph of Good over Evil? The huge face gazed back at him, full of calm power. White always mates." ― George Orwell, 1984

Bearly Thinking:

The thought crossed my gentle mind that CGs needs some additional avatar variance of figures like Emory and Andrew Tate, Tani Adewumi, James Black Jr., Ambakisye Osayaba, Tom "Murph" Murphy, and Pontus Carlsson, Taahir Levi, Praggy and Pentala Harikrishna, Nihal Sarin, Adhiban Baskaran, Manuel Aaron, and Juan Carlos González Zamora, María Teresa Mora Iturralde, Daniela De la Parra, Alejandra Guerrero Rodríguez, Azarya Jodi Setyaki, Medina Warda Aulia, Errol Tiwari, Elshan Moradiabadi, Joey Razo, Collette McGruder, Diamond Shakoor, Phiona Mutesi, Jessica Hyatt, Jean-Pierre and Koneru Humpy, Tania Sachdev, Rout Padmini and Hou Yifan and Zhao Xue, Medhat Moheb, Yao Ming and Awonder Liang, Jeffery Xiong and Liem Le, Li Chao and the like. Our avatars are rather lily silly; not everybody looks like Smith, Jones, Thomas, or Mikhail.

On the other hand, we definitely need some redheads too (Anna Rudolf, Isla Fisher, Jude Acers, Prince Harry, Ed Sheeran)!! I'd say at least a dozen redheads, some with and without beards. Some Canadians too!

The Hog, the Goat, and the Sheep

A goat, a sheep, and porker fat,
All to the market rode together.
Their own amusement was not that
Which caused their journey there.
Their coachman did not mean to "set them down"
To see the shows and wonders of the town.
The porker cried, in piercing squeals,
As if with butchers at his heels.
The other beasts, of milder mood,
The cause by no means understood.
They saw no harm, and wondered why
At such a rate the hog should cry.
"Hush there, old piggy!" said the man,
"And keep as quiet as you can.
What wrong have you to squeal about,
And raise this devilish, deafening shout?
These stiller persons at your side
Have manners much more dignified.
Pray, have you heard
A single word
Come from that gentleman in wool?
That proves him wise." "That proves him fool!"
The testy hog replied;
"For did he know
To what we go,
He'd cry almost to split his throat;
So would her ladyship the goat.
They only think to lose with ease,
The goat her milk, the sheep his fleece:
They're, maybe, right; but as for me,
This ride is quite another matter.
Of service only on the platter,
My death is quite a certainty.
Adieu, my dear old piggery!"
The porker's logic proved at once
Himself a prophet and a dunce.

Hope ever gives a present ease,
But fear beforehand kills:
The wisest he who least foresees
Inevitable ills.

<Atterdag: Geoff - are you a descendant of Wordsworth?: There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem
Apparell'd in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream.
It is not now as it hath been of yore;—
Turn wheresoe'er I may,
By night or day,
The things which I have seen I now can see no more. :-)

Sally Simpson: Hi Atterdag,
This is my tribute to Wordsworth. (Daffodils.)

I wandered lonely as a pawn,
o'er a field coloured brown and cream,
When suddenly I ran out of squares
and discovered I was now a Queen.>

Isolated pawns require a very expensive therapy, for keeping them alive.

"Friend, you don't have to earn God's love or try harder. You're precious in His sight, covered by the priceless blood of Jesus, and indwelt by His Holy Spirit. Don't hide your heart or fear you're not good enough for Him to care for you. Accept His love, obey Him, and allow Him to keep you in His wonderful freedom." ― Charles F. Stanley

Psalm 27:1
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

"God's mercy and grace give me hope - for myself, and for our world." — Billy Graham

"Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness." — Billy Graham

"Whatever you are doing in the game of life, give it all you've got." — Norman Vincent Peale

"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows." — Ralph Marston

* Riddle-xp-freee:

* Riddle-pony-ryder:

"Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy." ― Norman Vincent Peale

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." ― Martin Luther King Jr.

slaw1998: In my spine there sends a shiver
When a player sends his pieces up the river
Into loose en prise encapture, enrapture,
Does it to my heart receive it well
Yet other players bring me down
Their defense sends my attack the other way around And Tal and others would be quite displeased
Like I, to have the attack no hope of being released

So I'll go on shedding pieces
With combos, like a magic stall,
And hope that some day
I can beat them all.

"As you make your bed, so you must lie on it." – Portuguese Proverb

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." ― Martin Luther King Jr.

"It ain't over 'til it's over, no matter how over it looks." ― Yogi Berra

77rd fall frosty freeze will die pest will cry dead lvs lie then flakes from sky.

By Night when Others Soundly Slept
By Anne Bradstreet
1 By night when others soundly slept
And hath at once both ease and Rest,
My waking eyes were open kept
And so to lie I found it best.

2 I sought him whom my Soul did Love,
With tears I sought him earnestly.
He bow'd his ear down from Above.
In vain I did not seek or cry.

3 My hungry Soul he fill'd with Good;
He in his Bottle put my tears,
My smarting wounds washt in his blood,
And banisht thence my Doubts and fears.

4 What to my Saviour shall I give
Who freely hath done this for me?
I'll serve him here whilst I shall live
And Loue him to Eternity.

Source: The Complete Works of Anne Bradstreet (1981)

Grob Opening: General (A00) 0-1 It keeps happening to fools
B Tavassoli vs S Schoknecht, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 2 moves, 0-1

Grob Gambit. Declined d5, e5 (A00) 1-0 Ns help trap Q
Grob vs Sperling, 1952 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Uncommon Opening (A00) 1-0 Fool's Mate: f6 is bad, g5 is worse!
H Klip vs T Bottema, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense: General (B00) 1-0 The Best Opening vs the Worst
R Masiyazi vs A Esse, 2014 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

Macho Grob Spike/Borg Defense (B00) 1-0 Fool's Mate mini
W T Mayfield vs W R Trinks, 1959 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense (B06) 1-0 Failing to develop the K's kNight
Rublevsky vs C D'Amore, 2000 
(B06) Robatsch, 16 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening (A00) 1/2-1/2 Read blogger notes
Evans vs H Gordon, 1946 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mieses Opening: Reversed Rat (A00) 0-1 Bad kNight!
A Natri vs H Kallio, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 63 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense (B00) mouse click malfunction
M Pavlovic vs M Umansky, 2003 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense (B00) White has issues
L Horta vs M Dos Santos, 1984 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

3 Pawns vs Borg Def (B00) 0-1N sac opens file >connected Rs, Q
R Lancaster vs M Basman, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

3 Pawns vs Borg Def. 0-1 Castle by hand; pile on pin
J Tisdall vs M Basman, 1981 
(A10) English, 33 moves, 0-1

3 Pawns vs Borg Defense (B00) 0-1 A-file battery w/N trickery
C O'Shaughnessy vs M Basman, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

3 Pawns vs Borg Def (B00) 0-1 Qside pawn roller w/piece support
A MacLeod vs P R Scott, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

3 Pawns vs Borg Def (B00) 0-1 Premature resignation; a4 traps N
L Schepers vs J L Jouy, 1983 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense 2.h4 (B00) 0-1 The Black Q is left out of the mix
H Perez Garcia vs G Welling, 1987 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Cntr Pawn Duo 3.h4 vs Borg Defense (B00) 0-1 Early R sac fails
Speelman vs M Basman, 1980 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

Cntr Pawn Duo 3.h4 Borg Def. Troon Gambit (B00) 0-1Both Qs busy
P M Giulian vs M Basman, 1986 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: Troon Gambit 3.h4 g4 4.Qxg4 (B00) 0-1 B+ sac
C Versteeg vs G Welling, 1993
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: Borg Gambit (B00) 0-1 Deflect the Defender
H Guennewig vs H Alber, 1988 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: Borg Gambit (B00) 0-1 Neither K castled
C Pritchett vs M Basman, 1986 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Borg Gambit: Poisoned Pawn Var (B00) 1-0 W needs 3 pawn moves
J Roscher vs B Bettermann, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense: Borg Gambit (B00) 1-0 Activate all your pieces
V Petrienko vs J Svatos, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Borg Gambit: Rolling Knights, Impending Discovered Check 1-0
T Erben vs Forster, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense: Borg Gambit (B00) 0-1Minor exchanges help Black Q
H van Evert vs G Welling, 1980 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: Borg Gambit (B00) 1-0
G Ginsburg vs T Frey, 1988 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense (B00) 1-0 Don't move pawns when pieces need movin'
L Cierny vs B Berg, 1993
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense 1.e4 g5 (B00) 1-0 This works for W, but be alert
C Stovring vs K Petersen, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense (B00) 1-0 Where did he go wrong?!
Nunn vs M Basman, 1980 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense 4.h4 (B00) 1-0 White's timely h-file action rules
P Wolff vs T Wall, 1985 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense 4.h4 and 0-0-0 (B00) 1-0 Miniature nabs cornered R
G Wallwork vs P A Thornton, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

Goldsmith Defense (B00) 0-1 Pin to win and work it over
Fritz vs E F Pecci, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Classic W development, Q extraction saves B, instructive R EG
P Ostojic vs M Basman, 1981 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

K's English. e5-d6-g5 (A21) 0-1 R deflection sac promotes
H Terrie vs E Tate, 2001 
(A21) English, 32 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense (B00) 0-1 Black Double Fianchetto marches on Kside
C Morrison vs M Basman, 1981 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: g5-g4?!, Qxg4 (B00) 0-1
E Pospisilova vs I Kopecek, 1968 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Cntr Pawn Duo 4.Nc3 vs Carr Defense (B00) 1-0 Black is cramped
A J Mestel vs M Basman, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Carr Defense (B00) 0-1 R robs the back rank defender
S Bibby vs M Basman, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: Myers Defense (A00) · 1/2-1/2
N McInnes vs B de Cat, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

1.Nf3 g5?!? Herrstrom Gambit (A04) 0-1 Blindfold simul charge!?
El Dorado vs T Gareyev, 2016 
(A04) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

KIA/Zukertort Opening: Basman Defense (A04) · 1/2-1/2
P Szabo vs P R Scott, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

4.e3 vs. Borg Defense (B00) 0-1 W knight needs an education
Dixon vs M Basman, 1983 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

English Opening 2.e4 3.h3 4.d3 (A10) 0-1 W play is odd
E Tjong a Hung vs I Manor, 2001 
(A10) English, 26 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit 1.c4 b5 2.cxb5 g5 weird(A10)0-1
F Catheley vs M Hadzikaric, 1995 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Nice crossfire combination
V Loginov vs G Chepukaitis, 2004 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Macho Grob Spike (A40) 0-1 White goes everywhere & nowhere
S Conquest vs M Basman, 1981 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Macho Grob Spike (A40) 0-1 Black rooks win race
C Laird vs M Basman, 1982 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Macho Grob Spike (A40) 0-1 R sac offer to promote
A Whiteley vs M Basman, 1982 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Macho Grob Spike (A40) 0-1 The White N is overloaded
M Steadman vs M Basman, 1985 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Center P Duo vs Borg Def (A40) 1-0
B Martin vs A F Ker, 1992
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: 3...g5 Borg Var (A45) 1-0 10.QxQd8 KxQ
Kasparov vs Y Dembo, 1994 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def 6.h4 g5 (A46) 0-1
Teichmann vs Chigorin, 1907 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Knights Variation. 3.c4 g5 (A46) 1-0
Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2014
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack vs h6, g5 Fianchetto Def (A48) 1-0 Undoubled Pawns
Spassky vs Najdorf, 1967 
(A48) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

London System vs Delayed Spike (D02) 0-1 Neat P race
Tomashevsky vs Y Kruppa, 2002 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 0-1

London System 9.h4 g5 (D02) 1/2-1/2
Vidmar vs Schlechter, 1906
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Def: Bg7 4.h4 g5 (B06) 0-1 Sally sees a different ending
Velimirovic vs Shamkovich, 1979 
(B06) Robatsch, 73 moves, 0-1

Queen's Pawn Game 7.0-0 g4 (A46) 1-0 Six consecutive +s won't
P Zarrouati vs Hartwick Brauckmann, 1990 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 2 in Tal-Botvinnik 1960: Match for the World CC by Tal
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(A61) Benoni, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mikenas Def (A40) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO B; tripled Black Ps expose
Vaganian vs R Henley, 1983 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense: General (B00) 0-1 Rob the pin
M Vujovic vs M Basman, 1981 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Bg7 (B06) 1-0 Good for a smile
J Asik vs K Papas, 2001 
(B06) Robatsch, 34 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) 1-0 Correspond
Grob vs R Meier, 1942 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: Reversed Nimzowitsch (A00) 1-0 K walk
Ze Dhe vs Hicks, 1938 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Macho Grob Sicilian? (B06?) 0-1 Powerful Pawn fork & threat
Geis vs Bogoljubov, 1949 
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 0-1

Torre Attk vs Modern Def./Macho Spike (A40) 0-1
R Levit vs Botvinnik, 1967 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: General (B00) 1-0 The B pair set a trap
S Collins vs S Williams, 2004 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense (A41) 0-1 Pawn forks both Knights
Gelfand vs T Gareyev, 2019 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 31 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: General (B00) 1/2-1/2 stalemate blunder
Idunn Helgadottir vs Aldric Laure, 2019 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Borg Def: Borg Gambit (A40) 1/2-1/2 Keep your R on the attack!
Frederic Tinguely vs Aldric Laure, 2019 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

8 out of Black's first 10 moves were pawn moves...
G Kjartansson vs Rapport, 2014 
(A04) Reti Opening, 61 moves, 0-1

Gunderam Defense: General (C40) 1/2-1/2 Stockfish notes
S Connolly vs E A Perez, 2006
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

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