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The Diamond
Member since Dec-16-03
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   The Diamond has kibitzed 55 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-13-13 David Letterman (replies)
The Diamond: <Abdel Irada>: I think Sidney would have been the worst of comedians, even in the best of times. He'd be laughing his head off while the rest of the audience was dabbing their eyes with regret.
   Mar-17-13 Ivanchuk vs Aronian, 2013 (replies)
The Diamond: <Kellmano> and <Once> -- philosophy degrees? Though I first heard the surprise exam paradox in a math class, and later a grimmer version concerning an unscheduled execution. <Kellmano>, using first- and second-order reasoning in terms of awareness, you MUST ...
   Dec-26-12 W Winter vs Koltanowski, 1936 (replies)
The Diamond: <nottogood> -- Similar memory: Kolti visited our high school in Duluth, Minnesota when I was a teenager. He also gave a simul, also winning all but for one draw. He also did a memory stunt which impressed me enormously: we drew a big chessboard on a chalkboard. Then, while
   Dec-04-12 Carlsen vs G Jones, 2012 (replies)
The Diamond: Carlsen meant e4 ...
   Oct-30-12 Bogoljubov vs H Wagner, 1927
The Diamond: And I checked this game out because I thought maybe H. Wagner was Honus Wagner playing in an exhibition. Oh, well ... I wonder if Heinrich had a baseball card worth millions?
   Apr-27-12 Kramnik vs Aronian, 2012 (replies)
The Diamond: <Domdaniel> < you've been so kind as to portmanteau me into a neologism. I gather Capa rarely put much effort into analyzing adjournments ... it came naturally.> I've heard that a) Capa would often play dominoes rather than analyze adjourned positions, and b) ...
   Jan-16-12 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2012 (replies)
The Diamond: <Marmot> - But White doesn't have to capture on b4 after Rh1 (the pawn isn't running away. What if White plays Kd3 or Kd4 first? Then the king skips to c4 after the check on h3 ... (doing this quickly w/o silicon backup ...)
   Dec-29-11 Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 (replies)
The Diamond: <Darth> - I thought the same thing, that Albertan's suggested line of Hiarcs simply transposes. However, the difference, I think, is that Hiarcs' line of having the knight take on f7 first doesn't allow the reply 8. ... Be6.
   Jul-19-11 Carlsen vs Shirov, 2011 (replies)
The Diamond: <Marmot> - that is *very* funny.
   May-09-10 Anand vs Topalov, 2010 (replies)
The Diamond: <Meanwhile Kripkean theories of reference fly out the window.> Pay no attention to the man holding the champagne glass.
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