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    now now sweeney. Not everyone fits the mould
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    God exists. Short and to the point.
    This is the reason I do not wade into religion threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Sweeney
    Maybe you are a closset poofter.


    As a serious question, Kevin, how were you able to keep a straight face whenever Leko spoke? He has what has got to be the most comical voice on the super GM circuit.
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    When i started really getting stuck into the chess study (May 2001) I probably dreamt about chess 50% of all my dreams (well of those i remember anyway; at least one a night). This would have been a result of being a player who went from never studying or relly playing chess to a 4-6 hours per day studier of the game for a 2 year period now. Thje dreams have eased up a bit now I have maybe only one chess dream every 2 days. Im not sure if I liked it or not, but I was certain some how it was doing my chess a great deal of good. if I could see it all so clearly in my dreams, the perfect position for a game studied that day with new ideas flowing, must be a good sign. not easy to break it to the girlfriend that shes number 2 on your dreams list, after chess.

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    Important typo correction:

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Sweeney

    Lawyers are starting to realise that current reseach into memory, is close to making "eye witness" non-deliberate memory accounts of events, inadmisable in court.

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    "an attempt at humour"? A story found on http://www.queensac.com/bob.html
    Last edited by Trent Parker; 10-05-2004 at 07:48 PM.
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    Hehe, delightful story Trent.. if only we could get those dreams
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Sweeney
    Lawyers are starting to realise that current reseach into memory, is close to making "eye witness" non-deliberate memory accounts of events, inadmisable in court.
    This doesn't surprise me based upon psychological research on witness testimonies.. even 'having a high level of certainty' recalling an event from memory only correlates r=.25 with the truth.
    "I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Dickinson
    This doesn't surprise me based upon psychological research on witness testimonies.. even 'having a high level of certainty' recalling an event from memory only correlates r=.25 with the truth.
    Since when have the courts been interested in the truth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tparker
    "an attempt at humour"? A story found on http://www.queensac.com/
    Trent,

    Funny story. Although next time it would be best to provide a URL link to external resources rather than copy them verbatim. It saves on facilities and mitigates legal risk.

    regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Sweeney
    Perhaps you have seen a photo of Leko with a green coat.
    He was wearing quite a gaudy outfit (though I can't say how close it was to that specified) in one of the rapids that were televised last year. It's likely that in the dream he was wearing my best memory of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Cox
    As a serious question, Kevin, how were you able to keep a straight face whenever Leko spoke? He has what has got to be the most comical voice on the super GM circuit.
    I don't think he ever spoke in the dream. My conversation about what was going on was conducted entirely with his hired "thug" (who, I have to say, wasn't really all that thuggish).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Cox
    Trent,

    Funny story. Although next time it would be best to provide a URL link to external resources rather than copy them verbatim. It saves on facilities and mitigates legal risk.

    regards
    done
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    God exists. Short and to the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Does anyone else here ever have dreams about chess? I don't have many, but most of them are horrible. Typically I'll get beaten by someone I would ordinarily never lose to, either someone I have an overwhelming scoreline against
    Aaaaaaaargh! This actually happened IRL tonight, lost to someone I was previously +5=0-0 against and thereby almost certainly lost the club championship I've won outright the past six years in a row. Aaaaaargh!

    (Entirely self-inflicted, I didn't play the man, and gave him the sort of position I knew he was strong in. Stooooooooopid.)

    Anyway I have another distantly chess-related dream, although it's really more golf than chess. I dreamt that I had somehow qualified for an 18-hole playoff in a major golf event (those, such as S.T., who have heard of my dreadful golfing abilities will realise that this is far, far less likely than me drawing with Peter Leko.) Of course I was expecting to be mashed by 25 strokes or so by my quality opponent and was hence very surprised to be heading off to the second tee one up after getting a birdie on the first hole (hey, I guess there's a first time for everything, pity it was while I was asleep.)

    What does this have to do with chess? My opponent was one S. Solomon.

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    The Evanson Gambit!

    Take a look at Ray Kitchen's dream in the latest Australia Chess magazine!

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    More strange dreams.. I was at university to take some exams and I ran into Barry Cox. I was surprised at how old he looked too as I had imagined him to be quite a bit younger. He was telling me how he was also interested in anicent history and symbology. Then while I was sitting in the exam room someone asked me if I wanted to have a haircut. Afterwards, a few people and I were on a bus in Los Angeles but I had to ask them to stop in the middle of the freeway so I could retrieve my car. The driver was reluctant but with the persuasion of Steve Buscemi and Jack Nicholson the driver did stop when a friend noticed my car. We walked back to it only to discover it was the exact model and year but with a different license plate, upon which I woke up.
    "I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then."
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