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  1. #121
    CC International Master Mischa's Avatar
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    I think I would like to hear how I could improve my services.
    Albeit they are minimal, but well intentioned. We ask for advice so we may better serve.
    We don't see it as an attack but rather as a welcome feedback from people who want to see us all do better.
    It is after all, not about me....

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    CC Grandmaster antichrist's Avatar
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    The previous two posts were complaining about being off-topic - get the hint

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    The previous two posts were complaining about being off-topic - get the hint
    Coming from you Peter, that is the funniest thing I've read tonight.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    On choosing the best squares for your pieces (with apologies to IM Ari Ziegler):

    "Grandmasters throw the pieces up in the air and they always land on the best squares. The rest of us are not so lucky."
    meep meep

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    This one is mine (although I have seen similar in books):

    Unless critically and permanently short of time, never allow, enter, or make a move in, any non-trivial pure pawn ending without taking the time to calculate its outcome.

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    From the Qld Interclub thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    As a general rule, when both sides are castled on the same side, and there is a race between an attack on the K v attack on the other side, a Q-swap favours the latter.

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    If you can't think of anything to do, or are in time pressure, don't just make a pawn move, because they are the one type of move that can't be retracted.

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    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    If you can't think of anything to do, or are in time pressure, don't just make a pawn move, because they are the one type of move that can't be retracted.
    Try telling Topalov that!

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    Chess quote of the week comes from Dr. Z's match report on the Kellner Memorial. It's at http://www.nswca.org.au/2007KellnerReport.htm

    In Round 4 Gary Losh whupped Joshua Christensen and Charles's comment was "Oh my Gosh, Losh beat Josh!

    That's classic Zworestine...
    Visit my chess blog: http://blog.chess.com/Dozy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courtney Love
    It's the horsey-shape piece that moves in an L shape. It's what makes chess complicated, and why stupid people can't play chess. Go play checkers! Knights are the first piece you look at. They elevate the game. No chess master wants to lose her knights.
    ..
    meep meep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
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    Nerf Herder have a funny song about her. I considered posting the lyrics in the CL but then decided even against that.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Nerf Herder have a funny song about her. I considered posting the lyrics in the CL but then decided even against that.
    I would like to read them. Maybe put in the Coffee Lounge with a disclaimer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteElephant
    I would like to read them. Maybe put in the Coffee Lounge with a disclaimer?
    See you asked nicely and seem unable to use google, I have granted your wish.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Reader in Slood Dynamics Rincewind's Avatar
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    New chess saying?...


    In Chess, as in life, it is much easier to find a mate when one has a preponderance of material.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    See you asked nicely and seem unable to use google, I have granted your wish.
    I am familiar with the song about Courtney Love but cannot see that you have posted it anywhere in chess chat. Where is the coffee lounge?

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