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    One of the coolest 'bolt-from-the-blue' chess moves ever...

    One game not too many people know about is Geller-Pachman (1954), which features an amazing final move by the winner. Already a rook down, Black nonchalantly offers the other for free, but it can't be taken. Beautiful...

    https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1321911

    Cheers,
    Kevin Casey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheroff View Post
    One game not too many people know about is Geller-Pachman (1954), which features an amazing final move by the winner. Already a rook down, Black nonchalantly offers the other for free, but it can't be taken. Beautiful...

    https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1321911

    Cheers,
    Kevin Casey
    Geller–Averbakh anyway.
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Quite correct, Jono. How's life in the States treating you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheroff View Post
    Quite correct, Jono. How's life in the States treating you?
    Not too bad thanks. Took American citizenship in September.
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    Not too bad thanks. Took American citizenship in September.
    Will you be entitled to Oz or US pension on retirement? Is American one decent?
    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    Will you be entitled to Oz or US pension on retirement? Is American one decent?
    I am not sure of the rules for the Oz one, but I still have a Superannuation account in Oz. The American pension equivalent for all is Social Security, and it is indecent. So workers in America are well advised to have 401k if the employer has a match, somewhat akin to the Oz compulsory super from employers, and there is also IRA (Individual Retirement Account). If I were allowed to, I would invest the Social Security ‘contributions’ into an IRA.
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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