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Member since May-08-11
Welcome to anyone who visits my forum! I don't look much like my avatar, but that's pretty much how I think I am.

As I get older (and I think that's why), I'm much more interested in how chess works than whether I win a particular game. I want to understand a bit more before I die; I'm less interested in whether I'm better on a particular day than someone else is. So if I sometimes get a bit caustic about chess as a sport, that's why.

My interest is mostly in the older games, where the titans of the past discovered the principles we show off by knowing now.

20221011 Whitehat1963 (Jun-06-08): NATO has a chess tournament? I guess they had to find something to do after the end of the Cold War and dissolution of the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact. And wouldn't you know that it ended up in detente! Dionysius1 (Oct-11-22): Hi <Whitehat1963> Better in detente pissing out than outside detente pissing in.

20220226 I've no intention of playing competitive chess again, or even improving my game. But I'm enjoying the heck out of this site. It's friendly, provocative and with the great little ignore button if some kibitzers get a bit out of their tree for a while. Lots of features to explore particularly around ways of searching. And I like the family feel to it through Daniel and Susan Freeman.

20220212 <Daniel Freeman: At that point, I committed a cardinal sin of chess: I bluffed. I had fallen in love with my conception so much I decided to play it anyhow, hoping that my young opponent wouldn't be savvy enough to find the best defense. Bluffing is for poker, not chess.> Don't I ever know the feeling! Rest in peace Mr Freeman D Freeman vs Robson, 2004

20220202 "Botvinnik once wrote 'Chess is the art which expresses the science of logic as music is the art which expresses the science of acoustics' " Becoming a Grandmaster, by Raymond Keene. Batsford, 1977. p 35

20220102 For Milunka Lazarevic, chess was a "symbiosis of all arts". A "female Tal", she was a passionate if rather stern chess teacher, who would exclaim with joy if a pupil made a particularly good move. One of those people I'm very glad existed, even if she might have been uncomfortable to know. Giants aren't all friendly, just as saints aren't all easy company.

20211018 Though I loved being in Wales [as a student 1974-78], I got the feeling to be Welsh you needed to have been born there, ideally more than once. United States Championship (2021)

20210909 Words to live by: 0ZeR0: Alas, almost doing something on the chessboard counts for little.Carlsen vs A Tari, 2021

20210810 I've renewed my premium membership just now, so let's see if I can't contribute more & use the premium facilities a bit more and have fun.

20210603 CG.COM kibitzing resembles a rowdy pub near closing time, with a few sensible conversations going on in the corners, and a lot of shouty fantasists holding court and assuming status more because of their noise than their sense.

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   Dionysius1 has kibitzed 2979 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-06-23 Alexander Cherniaev (replies)
Dionysius1: No longer a member of the Russian FIDE federation, now a member of the English Federation. Does anyone here know since when? Did he come over at the same time as Cherniaev?
   Aug-29-23 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Dionysius1: What job? GM is a qualification. It's enough like a degree to be able to say it doesn't entitle anyone to an income. At times in the old USSR it did entitle holders to some subsidies, I suppose.
   Aug-29-23 L Bronstein vs J Szmetan, 1979
Dionysius1: Ah, different Bronstein - I was thinking David the way this game was going.
   May-31-23 Dionysius1 chessforum
Dionysius1: I've decided a bit ahead of time that I won't be renewing my premium subscription come August. I've spent a fair while analysing what I'd have to do to make my experience of a positive one. The main thing of course would be to put on ignore the people who ...
   Apr-13-23 perfidious chessforum (replies)
Dionysius1: GDI Perfidious. When you start a hare it isn't so the HARE can chase something.
   Apr-09-23 Nepomniachtchi vs Ding Liren, 2023 (replies)
Dionysius1: <Sally>. Ah. I didn't get it. I copied our short exchange to teh Member Support Forum to try to find out how I was meant to use the function, before I saw your "Only joking Dion" post. It's still there.
   Apr-09-23 chessforum (replies)
Dionysius1: That good looking "review game" function on the live game. What's it for? I've had a complaint that I'm using it wrongly. April 9th Sally Simpson: Hi Dionysius1 <I like the "review game" button top right. You can step out of the live mode and make suggestions on the board for
   Apr-07-23 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Dionysius1: <HeMateMe><We didn't send anyone when Sir Paul McCartney and Dame Judy Dench were given royal titles.> Knighthoods and Damehoods aren't royal titles. Sir Paul and Dame Judy would have to be part of the House of Windsor to have royal titles, and that would be by ...
   Apr-05-23 Nepomniachtchi - Ding World Championship Match (2023) (replies)
Dionysius1: Imperfection is charming, don't you think?Wherever: teeth, chesss, politics.
   Apr-05-23 S Williams vs A Rakhmangulova, 2023 (replies)
Dionysius1: Unlike "Morphy's Immortal" played against two aristocrats in an opera box? "Immortal" is hyperbole pretty much wherever it's used, I tell you. What's your objection to it being used here - too soon? SKW has more to show us?
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