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peter

Do you remember that summer? The whole world went chess crazy

matt

Feeling Stronger!!!

I just don't see the "Rocky" thing with chess champions. Sort of like being voted Librarian of the Year. Shhhh...we're celebrating.

Thomas Collins

Don't forget Armenia, TM, which has more recent team world championships than the Russkies (although its best player, Levon Aronian, didn't make it to the finals in the individual world championship).

Thomas Collins

http://www.chessdom.com/anand-carlsen-2013-carlsens-rise-to-the-top-6/

The above linked article discusses young-in Carlsen's rise to the top of the competitive chess world.

Gmax

Another Double Douchebag free day at JOM? Once that depression sinks in, even Prozac sometimes cant snap him out of it!

peter

He's in the tent with DiBlasio, counseling the Marxist Mayor on how to modify police tactics.

Gmax

I will say this if the Lying liar from Minnesota is absolutely terrified about reelection in land of 10,000 progs, ( and he apparently is ) its even worse than Stu Rothenberg and Cueball were telling the Democrats. +11 districts are now competitive they said. Hooboy a major @ss whoopin about to be delivered. And without a filibuster to stop it, Obamacare goes either by budget reconciliation or just plain majority vote. Thanks Dinghy Harry.

matt

I have felt that way about Obama since he began using the NEA as his personal propaganda agency in 2009 and his legion of czars.

Indict him on RICO charges.

Jack is Back!

Interesting game. I sat down and play out the chart. What Magnus did is not lose. He knew all he had to do is trade strength for strength and wait out black. They ended up after 65 moves with King on King and an incidental knight for black. Ties are good when that is all you need.

pagar56

"A private firm executive allowing this travesty to continue for 50 days would be in jail, and his or her company would be shut down permanently."

http://pjmedia.com/blog/obamas-fundamental-dishonesty/


Trolls Anonymous

I'm getting a visual here of a half dozen old men dozing in front of computers.

henry

Is that troll hall or the MSM Action! News investigation team?

rich@gmu

chess...I've got nothing.

Janet

Here's something for a chess thread. The movie, Searching For Bobby Fischer is really good. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108065/

We'd watch it when school got out for summer break & then play in the evenings through the summer. We always played our kids hard, so when our son finally beat my husband it was a big deal. Good times....

Jack is Back!

The reason I love The Onion:

Controversy Over: It's A Wonderful Life Sequel

I am starting to understand the appeal of John Stewart to the millenials - hard news is today is pretty depressing - why not laugh a little or a lot.

MarkO

P-K4.

daddy

Quiz Time:How do you know you're an Anthropologist?

We get the answer in a tweet from one of the Cave Girls:

You know you're an anthropologist when your take away from a Bowie exhibit is that he's missing lateral incisors & has a dilated left pupil.

Sis Boombah

Skanken Franken...throw the jerk out on his heinie

Captain Hate on the iPhone

The scene in Searching for Bobby Fischer where the kid gets to play chess with Lawrence Fishburne after Ben Kingsley's character forbade it is pure movie magic. The visuals, music and back and forth trash talking is just about perfect. The movie is a good exploration of the question "How do you handle a prodigy in terms of developing what he or she is very good at versus having a balanced life?"

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

Indict him on RICO charges.

If you are going to charge Obama with anything, make it very simply and easy to understand.

He promised you could keep your healthcare insurance and defrauded the people who voted for him but would not have had he not lied.

That's something everyone can understand (and agree with). The excuse that it is only 5 million people will not fly.

Beasts of England

Kind of a big deal? Kinda like the Bayou Bengal Tigers trying to slatter TA&M?

daddy

Thanks Janet for the link to the short "Dinesh D'Souza & Michael Shermer debate from 2 threads back.

It is heartening to me because it is College Students listening to an intelligent guy explain thinks intelligently, and then erupting in applause when they understand his position, as opposed to the opinion of the Obama/Left.

Jack is Back!

And Oregon are truly Ducks. Arizona up 21-9. Quack-quack!

'Noles in a cake walk. 'Gators getting lucky but looking like Mushcamps last team in Gainesville and Ohio State making us all hate Urban "I have a headache over all those 52 arrests my last year" Meyers.

And 'Gator fans (as well as some JOMers) seem to think the 'Noles are all ganstas:)

Jack is Back!

Hey. If they pull Jamison sicne they are up 35, they will put Sean Maguire in. Wonder if he is any relation?

Captain Hate on the iPhone

For the record I always cheer for Free Shoes University over the Gators. I've been an FSU fan for a long time because under Bowden they played exciting football. But I am under no illusion that the CrimiNoles are choir boys.

Jack is Back!

CH,

But its because of that distant noteriety that everyone looked away the Gators under Meyers. I give you exhibit no. 1 - Adrian Hernendez.

It seems there are a few unsolved murders in central Florida that are all of a suddne being looked at more seriously.

I like the Gators but boy, these kids come in and everyone looks the other way just to get a victory. I just hope this disaster under Mushcamp reminds everyone that bringing in a gansta and his entourage wins BCS doesn't work.

Extraneus

Yay!

Army colonel looking for 'average-looking' women steps aside in study

The Army colonel who suggested fewer photos of attractive females in promotional material to recruit women for combat duty has resigned from her role in the campaign.

Army spokesman George Wright said this weekend that Col. Lynette Arnhart agreed to step down as the military branch’s director of gender-integration studies.

Arnhart created a firestorm earlier this week when she said in an internal email that “average-looking women" shouldn’t [sic] be used in the material, a comment that has also resulted in a military investigation.

I'll leave it to the reader to google "military babe."

Jack is Back!

The fact that we have in an army who's only mission should be to kill those who want to kill us, has a postion of Directror of Gender-Intergration Studies tells you how vulnerable we are and that you should prepare for your own safety without their help.

Folliowing Ben and Jerry's example of Organizational Management where they have a Chief Euphoria Officer.

Beasts of England

The Slattering in Red Stick continues!

And Will Muschamp just sent me his résumé...

Jack is Back!

Gators lose to Georgia Southern. Bye, bye Will Mushcamp but its not your fault. When will Florida bite the bullet and get rid of Jerry Foley.

It was his hire. And, yes, he has other successful programs but number one for any SEC AD has to be his football program since it funds all the other programs including title IX.

Never screw with the revenue stream.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

I'm aware that the rap sheet under Meyer was very lengthy. And following Father Flanagan Sweater Vest at tO$U he's under some pressure to change that.

Jack is Back!

BoE,

Don't hire him. Let the pro's have him. They will, you know.

Hey, does anyone know anyone who ever bought a car for a Christmas present, wrapped a ribbon around and surprised their spouse like on all the TV adverts? Because I am thinking about doing it this year:)

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Not to dump on my friend Beast's heroes but I read speculation the other day that Trent Richardson has more bastard children than rushing yards in Indy.

Extraneus

I believe hrtshpdbox's wife surprised him with a Jaguar sometime after the JackieO encounter, Jack, but woe to the husband who chooses the wrong color. [shudder]

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

Why on earth would anyone care?

Stephanie

Jane, left you a response two threads back.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

RichRod trying to dine on duck for an early Thanksgiving. After the disaster at Meeechigan, for which I completely blamed the Maze and Blew brain trust for making such a weirdly atypical hire that blew up immediately, Arizona was a landing place which strangely made sense.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

Can I interrupt this football thread by saying I've been thinking about it and I believe it is important and necessary that Congress charge Obama with fraud - despite the fact that people will scream "racist".

If they don't we are setting the precedent that every president can defraud the citizens of this country to get their agenda thru. And it is important we do not do that.

Thomas Collins
"Ties are good when that is all you need"

JiB, that's why, in a one on one match, I think the rule should be one needs six wins to win the series. It's better when the combatants need to win to secure the title.

Thomas Collins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43Wcbd0dJpQ

Can anyone think of a brains/brawn combat competition that tops the one featured in the above link?

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Jane I've been screaming that Congress has to do something to counter his violations of his office.

miss Marple

I agree, Jane.

We must have some minimal standards.

daddy

I recall back in I believe 1989 that a Navy Poster was sent out to the Squadron from DC explaining and pushing the new Navy Bodyfat measurements.

The poster had a guy and a girl standing in gym clothes, I believe holding barbells, and they were both wearing tight fitting tops. She was in profile, so her bosom was somewhat accentuated.

Anyhow, we had to post them in the Squadron Spaces so we did. Well one of my idiotic jobs was as the EEOC Officer. I don't even remember if that's the correct acronym anymore, (Equal Opportunity of something or other) but it was a BS side job where you had to deal with all the complaints about racism and sexism, and stick up all these stupid Official posters DC kept sending us saying stuff like "Don't Do It", and explaining how to complain if you saw it.

Anyhow, I got a complaint lodged by one of our Reserve enlisted gals that she thought the poster was offensive and sexist because of this gal's prominent breasts.

I actually enjoyed forwarding that complaint on to Headquarters in DC, and doing all the stupid paperwork and getting interviews of other Squadron sailors to see if they likewise thought it "Sexist", all so that those buffoons in DC would have to jump thru their butts to figure out how to deal with this official complaint.

I remember calling in some of the girls to the office and pointing at the offending poster and asking Petty Office Jone's do you think this females breasts on this poster are offensive? How 'bout you Petty Officer Smith, do you think this female's bosoms are demeaning to Women In The Service? etc. The crusty old Chief sitting at the desk nearby (he was the Squadron's official Urine sample Collector) just about peed his pants trying to hold in the giggles as he watched me go thru the routine, but he was my witness protection that I wasn't sexually harassing these gal's as I asked them questions about sexual harassment.

Anyhow, I ginned all that s@#$ up in a official sounding report and fired it off to Headquarters in DC and before long I received some official paperwork advising me that Headquarters had received similar complaints from other commands, and I was given official permission to take down the offensive posters and stand by for further clarification of what to do in future.

That entire episode was so G@#damned stupid I couldn't believe it, but it was so indicative of what was happening to the Navy that I had enjoyed serving in in prior years, that I quit Active Duty and joined the airlines before I ever got "Official" word back of what to do next.

Sorry I can't find the poster but it was about as unoffensive as this: .
So almost nothing surprises me concerning the stupidity our Military is being made to engage in by the bureaucrats in DC.

We are completely nuts.

Thomas Collins

http://www.webster.edu/spice/chess-team/accomplishments.html

http://today.ttu.edu/2012/04/knight-raiders-win-second-straight-national-championship/

Because the chess themed JOM threads are few and far between, I can't let this thread die without a nod to Sugar Polgar, who turned Texas Tech into a chess powerhouse, and then did the same with Webster University. She is the Meyer/Saban/Bryant/Hayes/you name it of college chess! And she got away with something an NCAA football coach could never get away with. When she left Texas Tech for Webster, she took the chess team with her!

Thomas Collins

Make that Susan Polgar, not Sugar. But when it comes to coaching college chess, she's sweetness itself!

Thomas Collins

http://www.ahchess.com/index.cfm?page=_babes

Speaking of recruitment pics, the ladies in the above post might spark more male interest in chess clubs. But if you're not a top flight player, be prepared to have your male ego destroyed! :-))

Extraneus

I have her father's book, TC. I believe László Polgár was a master, and so were Susan and her sisters, Sofia and Judit, all three of whom he coached himself.

Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations and Games

According to Wikipedia, Judit could beat him by age five, and is the only woman to have won a game from a current world number one player, and has defeated nine current or former world champions in either rapid or classical chess: Anatoli Karpov, Garry Kasparov, Boris Spassky, Vasily Smyslov, Veselin Topalov, Viswanathan Anand, Ruslan Ponomariov, Alexander Khalifman, and Rustam Kasimdzhanov.[3].


daddy

Petty Office Jone's, do you think this female Chess players breasts on this Chess poster are offensive? How 'bout you Petty Officer Smith, do you think this Chess Champ Susan Polgar's bosoms (that JiB posted about above) are demeaning to Women In The Service?

BTW, Would we call that photo "CheeseCake", or "ChessCake?"

Extraneus

The Polgár sisters.

Thomas Collins

Yes, Extraneus, that is quite an accomplished chess family. The chess equivalent of the Mannings in football and the Alous in baseball.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

Jane I've been screaming that Congress has to do something to counter his violations of his office.

Capn', Miss Marple, we need a game plan.

Thomas Collins

http://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-among-quotsexiest-men-of-2013quot-9826

The new champ gets some shout outs in the beefcake category.

Only at JOM! Beefcake and cheesecake chess masters!

whitehat

Ex; @ 5:48

No such thing as an accident.

daddy

More ChessCake:

and don't even get me started on Backgammon babes!

jimmyk

Seems like those scantily clad ladies would gain a bit of advantage playing against male opponents, given the concentration required for chess. Bobby Fischer would have insisted they wear burqas.

Thomas Collins

Jimmyk, speaking of distractions, when I played competitive chess in Rhode Island, it was considered just fine to use as a strategy blowing cigarette smoke in your opponent's face. I imagine that smoking is now banned in chess matches.

Extraneus

Any excuse.


daddy

Make that Susan Polgar, not Sugar.

TC,

If you were in today's Navy they'd probably court-martial you for that Freudian slip.

Petty Officer Jones: Did he just say Freudian slip?

Petty Officer Smith: He did, and I find that word slip to be sexist and offensive.

Thomas Collins

Daddy, I'm waiting for the summons from the International PCness Commission.

Extraneus

I've always liked chess, ever since the Bobby Fischer craze, and have studied books, etc. I must have 20 of them in my library. But honestly, I was never very good at the game.

However...

One night I walked into the neighborhood bar, and some friends pointed out a guy behind a chessboard, a stranger who had been man-handling all comers for hours. (They knew I played the game and figured I might be their greatest hope.)

I had recently studied something called the Stonewall Attack, and after the last sad loser slunk away, I took a place at the board.

With 20 or so drunken spectators watching intently, he made every move in the book, much to my sadistic delight, and after acting like I was considering things with deep thought. I checkmated him in about 15 moves.

It was one of my greatest moments.

Danube on iPad

"The excuse that it is only 5 million people will not fly."

It's going to be a lot more than 5 million before this is over.

Danube on iPad

Congress has no means of charging Obama with anything. It's impeachment or nothing.

Momto2

Hey, does anyone know anyone who ever bought a car for a Christmas present, wrapped a ribbon around and surprised their spouse like on all the TV adverts? Because I am thinking about doing it this year:)

Well, my mom did that for me last year..... she wrapped up a little replica car with the key and had my son drive it into the driveway (big red bow on top)..... here is the sad part - later that day - it was pouring down rain - I ran out to get the Christmas cake at my mom's house and promptly backed my new car into my son's F-150 - the truck was fine - my new car was a $3,000 repair... I think your wife would be thrilled. Do it!

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

I heard Alan Colmes parroting those stats this afternoon on the way back from a beer run, DOT. I think the Obamaniac talking point machine is having a real problem coming up with lies that even sound plausible to the everyday victim/voter. TOTUS can't even keep up.

hit and run

I bought mrs hit and run a car for Christams in 2004. It was a used car, not new, but I had wanted to do the whole ribbon thing -- but, living in Nashville and buying the car in Atlanta proved problematic.

Had my financing in place so I could basically just write the dealer a check and be done with it. But they talked me into letting them try to beat my rate -- so there I sat for an hour. Maybe it was two. In the end they couldn't come close.

So here I was driving back from Atlanta to Nashville like a bat outta hell to get back in time to give mrs hit and run the car before some meeting she had that evening.

I barely had time to pull into the driveway, run into the house, and drag her out to her new car.

Drats!

But she loved it. Best present I ever gave her.

Extraneus

I was a foosball champion in those days, too, btw, but that was for real. :-)

narciso

Well listening to Alan Colmes, for any length of time, would lead one to drink, heavily, as Blutowski would put it,

This is also the problem with Woody Harrelson's character in the Hunger Games, who isn't really acting, as a cantakerous drunk, if you get my drift.

Jack is Back!

Thanks Ex and Hit.

I need to do a little more research to see if I can pull this off.

TC, I have Polgar's books also. The most important one is Bringing up Genius in which he expels on his theory that genius is made not born. Frederick disagrees:)

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

Big Red takes on PSU in Nittany Valley and wins in OT. GO BIG RED. Soylent, this one's for you. A great game.

MarkO

If you know a genius, you already know the answer to that question.

mad jack

Wow. Fla loses to GSU and GSU does not throw one forward pass? Yikes. Yankees sign a 30 yr old catcher for 5 yrs at 17.5 per year whose ops has declined for four of the past five years. Rob Ford's approval rating is above Zero's and I got to play golf today in forty five degree great conditions. Life is good.

narciso

We're clearly an opposite universe, mad jack, as for Rob Ford, he is not the most omnoxious person on the Norridge, I mean Toronto city council.

jimmyk

It's going to be a lot more than 5 million before this is over.

Yes, when the employer mandate kicks in the problems with healthcare.gov will seem like a walk in the park.

While looking for information about this, I came across a propaganda site with this handy little chart (probably need to right-click to see the whole thing):

It does seem as though the easiest thing for many businesses will be to drop coverage and pay the $2000 fine, given the risks of offering insurance. Or just go out of business altogether.

I also noticed this: "The employer mandate is based on full-time equivalent [FTE] employees, not just full-time employees." So shifting workers to part-time apparently doesn't avoid the mandate. (FTE is found by adding up part-time hours and dividing by 30.)

Patriot4Freedom

I see the Fighting Irish beat the Fightin' Polygamists today.

Gators swamped by Ga. Southern?

Btw, can anyone remember any other Top 5 team having a late season meltdown as bad as Oregon's this year? From BCS title contender to second-tier bowl game in just three weeks?

jimmyk

That "$2000 fine" in my 7:45 is of course per worker, but even so, it seems that meeting the requirements of offering "affordable" insurance may be difficult if not impossible for many employers.

Extraneus

Laszlo and his daughters.


rich@gmu

library closes in 8 minutes...yeah school! have an exam on Monday.

mad jack

My guess is that Rob Ford is the best option on the Toronto city council by a long shot. He's not a commie and he enjoys a beverage or a crack pipe only under extreme social pressure. I'm thinking he'd fit right in at JOM :-)


daddy

Who knew there was a "seamy" side to Chess?

On board for a good time

A chess grandmaster turned up drunk and fell asleep at the board at an international tournament in Kolkata, Reuters reported last week.

Australian rugby league officials have been quick to point to the scandal as evidence that drinking is not just league's problem; it is society's.

At least league players wait until after the game before getting on the sauce, officials argue. If these chess blokes are smashed while they're playing, imagine what they're like by the time they get to the pub.

Other larger-than-life figures in the chess world include Grandmaster Vassily Ivanchuk, a Ukrainian known as Big Chucky.
“Why?” asked Der Spiegel last year. “Because, after losing a game, he goes into the forest at night and howls at the moon to drive out the demons...Ivanchuk even had a doping scandal last year when he refused to offer a urine sample after Ukraine's loss to the United States in the Chess Olympiad. He was cleared as it was decided his distraught frame of mind had contributed to his not understanding the arbiter's request.

And here we've been thinking that it's football that's dangerous for our kids.


mad jack

Why do I think that if I started playing chess again those young ladies would not be available for a game?

daddy

It's tough to write a good limerick
With a JOM thread on Chess as the gimmick.
Russian names never rhyme
So quit wasting your time,
Just post another Chess playing babe pic!

Janet

Loved the chess story, Extraneus.

I learned with the kids....but I was the one that really liked it. Our son, Nathan got pretty good.
It reminded me of playing the piano or memorization...it was like exercising to brain.

Extraneus

I'd like to try whatever chess dopers use to be even better. What could it be?

daddy

Good question Ext,

What drug could you take to honestly enhance your mental facilities in a way that'd help in Chess? Is there such a thing?

Janet

**JOM HELP**

Frau is shut out of JOM again. She hasn't been able to post for over a week.

Hit, didn't you help get that straightened out last time?

She gives her best to everyone.

Man Tran on iPhone

CH,

Father Flanagan Sweater Vest at tO$U

Not sure if I ever mentioned it before, but we sold our home of 33 yrs up near Ann to Sweater Vest's freshly recruited manager of ops (apparently everything not related to player performance on the field). That all happened after the RE market crashed, so it had to be shortly before the SHTF.

narciso

Did she clear the cache, that's the bloc under the email, switch to Chrome, or to Firefox.

narciso

Catching Fire, was good, the portrait of the Capitol was even more garish then in the first film, if that was possible.

hit and run

Janet:
Hit, didn't you help get that straightened out last time?

I'll do what I did last time.

Um, Frau . . . did I miss an email from you?

Janet

Thanks, narciso. I wrote Frau & told her to read this thread. So if anyone has suggestions, list them now.

She's locked out on her home computers & on her son's computer.

narciso

Is it just on this site, which seems to have it's share of howler monkeys, or is it the login to the terminal itself.

miss Marple

Does Type Pad have a help desk?

Another site I go to occasionally reads a member as spam and locks them out. It's a problem with their program. Someone has to go in and unflagging the poster.

I hope this makes sense.

Extraneus

Is there such a thing?

You could try it on your next simulator test, daddy. Unfortunately, you'd be promoted to flying Air Force One.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

Congress has no means of charging Obama with anything. It's impeachment or nothing.

I'm okay with that. But let's just have one count - just so everyone gets it.

Ex - an impressive victory.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Thanks, hit!

Catching Fire, was good, the portrait of the Capitol was even more garish then in the first film, if that was possible.

Yeah, narciso. I went & saw it today. The overall story really rings true to our times for me.
Pitting one citizen group against another. The Districts working to keep the Capitol wealthy.
Needing SOMEONE to rally & focus the discontent.

If a person hadn't read the books though, I think Catching Fire would be hard to follow.
The first movie - The Hunger Games - can be enjoyed on it's own even if someone hasn't read the books.

miss Marple

Captain Hate or anyone who posts at Ace: I was reading a thread over there and someone said I was back.

I have not posted there since the incident.

If anyone is posting over there with my name they are an imposter.

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