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Basil
12-10-2006, 06:08 PM
I have started this more for posterity than anything else. However it would be nice to think this thread can act as a conduit for those who have pondered changing their nics, just as a fancy. You do exist don't you?

Right now, I would be delighted with the handle "TWO DOGS"

Basil
12-10-2006, 06:09 PM
There was another nic that I requested some months ago. I forget what it was. If only this thread had been in existence then :doh: :doh:

$50 HCDs to anyone who can assist with the recollection.

bergil
12-10-2006, 06:15 PM
There was another nic that I requested some months ago. I forget what it was. If only this thread had been in existence then :doh: :doh:

$50 HCDs to anyone who can assist with the recollection.Rag top? :uhoh:

Basil
12-10-2006, 06:18 PM
Rag top? :uhoh:
*LOL* No, it was a composite of a number of words (largely derogatory) that included "TWIT". I backed out when Baz said I had to do a 6 stretch.

Basil
05-11-2006, 11:40 PM
From Forum Stats and Oddities

The banned user list, consisting overwhelmingly of spammers with most of the rest being hackers or hydras, now contains users whose handles start with every letter of the alphabet except 0.

1. Oddity

2. Daffyd Thomas

3. Bitty

Desmond
06-11-2006, 03:20 PM
There was another nic that I requested some months ago. I forget what it was. If only this thread had been in existence then :doh: :doh:

$50 HCDs to anyone who can assist with the recollection.
"Onry 2 dorra, me ruv u rong time"?

Basil
14-11-2006, 12:07 AM
Gunner Duggan (from the Gunners)

By all means help out - I do intend making the request to change.

bergil
14-11-2006, 08:09 AM
Gunner Duggan (from the Gunners)

By all means help out - I do intend making the request to change.Well in keeping with your handle representing your EPL team and you then why not change your handle to The Arse Duggan! :uhoh: (from Arsenal FC) ;)

Basil
14-11-2006, 12:38 PM
:)

Basil
07-12-2006, 03:04 PM
Ploppy (Blackadder series 1)
Mr Burns (Simpsons - occasionally trotted out at the office)
Mr Pillock

Barry / STML - what is the longest permissable name please?

Desmond
07-12-2006, 03:08 PM
what is the longest permissable name please?Ask Alex, he has some quite extensive experience in setting up new accounts.

Basil
17-12-2006, 02:56 PM
Gaylord

Basil
13-01-2007, 11:56 PM
Ragtop Polly (inspiration from Bergil & macavity - independantly and months apart)

ER
14-01-2007, 12:36 AM
what if i lost a considerable amount of kgs? would i be able to change my ID from heaviestknight to heavyknight?
cheers and good luck!

Basil
17-01-2007, 06:08 PM
Antipossumpollytop

Basil
29-01-2007, 07:30 PM
ursogr9

Basil
12-02-2007, 06:59 PM
1) URSOGR8ing

2) The Yowie

Basil
12-05-2007, 12:12 AM
Thanks to those that assisted me with this (http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=6314)

The decision was always going to be something I had to feel comfortable with for 6 months :eek: :doh: That's what Baz told me, anyway.

I confess to a personal hankering for 'Captain Underpants' & 'Ploppy'. But in the end, the popular support wasn't there. But much thanks to Brian, EE and Aaron for their discerning good taste!

I also appreciated the late arrival of 'Hacksaw'. Thanks Sunshine.

But ultimately, given the aptness and popular vote ... wait for it, wait for it ...

And while we're waiting, special thanks to George for his creative and considered reply

Basil
12-05-2007, 12:36 AM
And so, without any further ado, prevarication or obfuscation ...

As of this day, Saturday 12 May 2007, anno Domini, do solemnly and officially request to change my handle to:

Gunner Duggan

Desmond
12-05-2007, 10:29 AM
Looks like you wish has been granted.

Ploppy Underpants had a certain ring to it though ...

eclectic
22-05-2007, 09:25 PM
The handle which came to mind for me was:

skullDUGGANry

:rolleyes:

Basil
22-05-2007, 09:34 PM
I like it. I shall take that as a compliment. If it weren't intended as such, then we're both winners ;)

eclectic
22-05-2007, 09:41 PM
I'm glad you do.
It's simply a word play on skullduggery : crafty deception or trickery.
Some spell it with only one "l" though ...

Basil
13-06-2007, 02:06 PM
Bruce.

Spiny Norman
13-06-2007, 02:41 PM
Bruce.
Bruce.

Spiny Norman
13-06-2007, 02:43 PM
Does anyone mind if we call everyone Bruce, just to avoid confusion?

Basil
13-06-2007, 02:46 PM
Hi Bruce

I think that's an excellent idea. Bruce and I have been discussing that very concept in the shoutbox just now.

Bruce

Basil
22-07-2007, 06:47 PM
Al

Spiny Norman
11-09-2007, 06:58 AM
Time to reactivate this thread. Things are getting a tad boring around here!

So ... I officially request that my board handle be changed to:

...

Spiny Norman

Rincewind
11-09-2007, 09:21 AM
Time to reactivate this thread. Things are getting a tad boring around here!

So ... I officially request that my board handle be changed to:

...

Spiny Norman

But why? Your handle already is Spiny Norman. :owned:

Spiny Norman
11-09-2007, 02:43 PM
Dinsdale! Don't make me chase after you!

Garrett
11-09-2007, 06:25 PM
hey while you're at it, can my handle be changed to Garrett.

Cheers & Thanks

Rincewind
12-09-2007, 12:13 AM
hey while you're at it, can my handle be changed to Garrett.

Is this a vexatious request?

Mischa
12-09-2007, 01:02 AM
Doug

Aaron Guthrie
12-09-2007, 01:06 AM
DougThat was my chosen name on the first forum (simcity 2000) I joined.

Mischa
12-09-2007, 01:10 AM
That was my chosen name on the first forum (simcity 2000) I joined.

What can I say...great minds.....................

Aaron Guthrie
12-09-2007, 01:14 AM
Strangely enough, a couple of my cities are still on the internet http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/3068/grtcitie.htm unfortunately, my two best ones (because they were the non-cheating ones) are lost to the world (even to me).

Basil
12-09-2007, 03:14 AM
Curry Muncher
Renée makes a bang up curry. Being a patron of the many fine Indian establishments around the Collingwood/ Fitzroy area in my year in Melbourne was a treat.

Spiny Norman
12-09-2007, 08:45 AM
Dare you to! Double-dare you!!!

Garrett
12-09-2007, 12:44 PM
hey while you're at it, can my handle be changed to Garrett.

Cheers & Thanks

Hey sit down you big lug - I am the real Garrett !

Hi everyone.

EGOR
12-09-2007, 01:12 PM
Hi!

Basil
29-09-2007, 12:46 AM
Miffy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkWqJxly7C8&mode=related&search=)

Aaron Guthrie
29-09-2007, 09:42 AM
Miffy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkWqJxly7C8&mode=related&search=)Do you also watch Wubzy?

Basil
19-02-2008, 08:41 PM
Dr. Duggan

Adamski
19-02-2008, 08:50 PM
"Onry 2 dorra, me ruv u rong time"?Thierry Henry?? Arsenal's loss is Barca's gain...

Basil
27-02-2008, 10:11 AM
Lefty

bergil
27-02-2008, 05:12 PM
LeftySod off :uhoh:

Garrett
27-02-2008, 06:39 PM
Lefty

:clap: pmsl

Aaron Guthrie
27-02-2008, 06:40 PM
Sod off :uhoh:What an odd choice for a name.

Southpaw Jim
27-02-2008, 09:17 PM
Can I change mine to Southpaw Jim?

Seriously.

Rhubarb
27-02-2008, 10:58 PM
Sod off
What an odd choice for a name.Yes, that's what Baldrick thought.

Adamski
27-02-2008, 11:01 PM
LeftyTo whom were you referring, Gunner, and what was the context? It has got lost in the thread. I am definitely not a lefty!

Basil
28-02-2008, 08:52 AM
To whom were you referring, Gunner, and what was the context? It has got lost in the thread. I am definitely not a lefty!
Hi Jon. I see the cause for confusion. My "Lefty" at #46 followed directly from your #45. The two posts are unrelated.

Yes, this thread is a musing box for possible future handles for me, or indeed for anyone, but generally, (always the case for me), the offerings as posted refer to the author.

Have 5 HCDs for not being a Lefty.
Have another 5 HCDs for definitely not being a Lefty.
Have a further 5 HCDs for "whom".
Have a final 5 HCDs for looking the other way while I persistently commence sentences with conjunctions and prepositions.

Paying $20 HCDs right there, folks.

Basil
28-02-2008, 08:54 AM
Can I change mine to Southpaw Jim?

Seriously.
I believe the correct procedure is to request the change of Barry via PM (with 20 HCDs in the envelope), or you may care to try the official form (http://www.chesschat.org/showpost.php?p=153371&postcount=19) from post #19 of this thread.

Adamski
28-02-2008, 10:01 PM
Hi Jon. I see the cause for confusion. My "Lefty" at #46 followed directly from your #45. The two posts are unrelated.

Yes, this thread is a musing box for possible future handles for me, or indeed for anyone, but generally, (always the case for me), the offerings as posted refer to the author.

Have 5 HCDs for not being a Lefty.
Have another 5 HCDs for definitely not being a Lefty.
Have a further 5 HCDs for "whom".
Have a final 5 HCDs for looking the other way while I persistently commence sentences with conjunctions and prepositions.

Paying $20 HCDs right there, folks.For an Arsenal supporter, Gunner, you are very generous! In addition, you generally make a good stand for the accuracy of the English language. I can excuse the odd "And " at the start of a sentence. I have even been known to do it myself...

Basil
29-02-2008, 12:12 AM
For an Arsenal supporter, Gunner, you are very generous!
One of my first threads on this BB was "Best Insults On The BB". Your insult would have made it there! Alas Kevin killed it almost immediately.

That was before he (or anyone who hadn't met me) realised what an ACE guy I was. The environment on here was also somewhat different :uhoh:

Garvinator
29-02-2008, 02:22 AM
Can I change mine to Southpaw Jim?

Seriously.
I do recall that Gunner was told that you will be stuck with any handle change for six months.

Garvinator
29-02-2008, 02:22 AM
That was before he (or anyone who hadn't met me) realised what an ACE guy I was.
Are you an agent for Brian Jones business? :uhoh: :uhoh: :uhoh:

Southpaw Jim
29-02-2008, 10:28 PM
I do recall that Gunner was told that you will be stuck with any handle change for six months.
Are you trying to tell me something? :eh: :)

Basil
29-02-2008, 10:47 PM
The site admin is physically able to change handles at will. However he was cautioning me against changing handles on a whim. He may be busy when the subsequent request(s) come to change back/ again.

He may of course chose to be more or less tolerant with other posters. Or then again, not!

Southpaw Jim
29-02-2008, 10:48 PM
He may of course chose to be more or less tolerant with other posters. Or then again, not!
Gunner!

Choose.

Trent Parker
02-03-2008, 02:42 PM
from memory..... skip had a rule that a person could not have any more than 2 name changes a year..... I dont know what RW thinks of that but..... I dont think anyone has requested more than one a year anyhow.....

Basil
10-03-2008, 06:03 PM
Falstaff (as offered up by Rincewind)

Rincewind
10-03-2008, 07:46 PM
Falstaff (as offered up by Rincewind)

This was inspired by your reference to your shout

However, given the Gunners' precarious position at THE TOP of the ladder, perhaps I should remain silent prefering the better part of valour.

Which was (indirectly it seems) inspired by the following line from Henry IV pt I, spoken by Falstaff.

The better part of valour is discretion; in the which better part I have saved my life.

Basil
15-03-2008, 11:18 PM
Meldrew

Adamski
24-03-2008, 11:35 PM
Hi all, and especially mods.

I have been asked (very nicely) to change my handle, due to confusion between myself and Jono being easily possible, and actually occurring.

Therefore, mods, please change my handle to "Adamski". I can't see anywhere in Chess Chat where I can do this myself.

Is it sufficient just to post this here or is a more official request required?
Thanks,
Jonathan

Basil
24-03-2008, 11:49 PM
Hi all, and especially mods.

I have been asked (very nicely) to change my handle, due to confusion between myself and Jono being easily possible, and actually occurring.

Therefore, mods, please change my handle to "Adamski". I can't see anywhere in Chess Chat where I can do this myself.

Is it sufficient just to post this here or is a more official request required?
Thanks,
Jonathan
Hi Jono/Adamski/Jon
Why Adamski? How about asking for public submissions?! I did.

Garvinator
24-03-2008, 11:51 PM
I did.
And you almost got stuck for six months with Boris's suggestion of ploppy underpants :P

Basil
24-03-2008, 11:52 PM
And you almost got stuck for six months with Boris's suggestion of ploppy underpants :P
Don't laugh. I must be due for another name change soon! I always liked 'Ploppy'.

Adamski
25-03-2008, 12:31 AM
Hi Jono/Adamski/Jon
Why Adamski? How about asking for public submissions?! I did.Years ago there was a Polish IM called Adamski, and (as an Adams) I always liked his name. Even more so when I started to play the Polish Opening (1. b4) - less often nowadays except v weaker players. So from now on you can call me Adamski. (I did consider Michael Adams, but thought that could be considered pretentious, since he is a Super GM.) And it's good night from me (Jono A) and maybe it's good night from him (Adamski) too...{This time I have used the apostrophe correctly.:) }

Capablanca-Fan
25-03-2008, 12:35 AM
Don't laugh. I must be due for another name change soon! I always liked 'Ploppy'.
From Blackadder 2?

Basil
25-03-2008, 04:55 AM
From Blackadder 2?
Good work. Yes, the Ploppy family (and that scene) is burned in my memory it seems :)

Garrett
25-03-2008, 07:07 AM
I think just 'Gunner' would be best.

To add a qualifier (or anything) after it implies there are other worthwhile and relevant 'Gunner's out there.

Cheers
Garrett

Axiom
25-03-2008, 04:32 PM
I think just 'Gunner' would be best.

To add a qualifier (or anything) after it implies there are other worthwhile and relevant 'Gunner's out there.

Cheers
Garrett
or "The Gunster" as in Stormin' Norman Gunster

Metro
25-03-2008, 05:10 PM
And you almost got stuck for six months with Boris's suggestion of ploppy underpants :P
How about :
Poopy nappy?
Ploppy nappy?

Garvinator
29-03-2008, 12:17 AM
Considering changing handle to Garvinator

What do you guys think?

Adamski
29-03-2008, 09:44 AM
Considering changing handle to Garvinator

What do you guys think?Like it, though I also like the symmetry of your current handle...

Capablanca-Fan
29-03-2008, 10:47 AM
Considering changing handle to Garvinator

What do you guys think?
What does the verb "to garvinate" mean?

Basil
29-03-2008, 01:11 PM
Considering changing handle to Garvinator. What do you guys think?
I've had a little think. And I think no. Can't put my finger on why. Perhaps 'Gray'. Perhaps handle that is not related to your name but your personality :eek: ;)

Rincewind
29-03-2008, 03:37 PM
Perhaps handle that is not related to your name but your personality.

Just a reminder that there are no cuss words allowed in handles. ;)

Basil
29-03-2008, 03:44 PM
Just a reminder that there are no cuss words allowed in handles. ;)
Sorry Garvo, but the man collects $20 HCDs!

Rincewind
30-03-2008, 10:12 PM
"Gunner (more chins than a Chinese phone book) Duggan"

Garvinator
30-03-2008, 10:22 PM
"Gunner (more chins than a Chinese phone book) Duggan"
Unacceptable as my handle, sorry.

Igor_Goldenberg
31-03-2008, 10:01 AM
Considering changing handle to Garvinator

What do you guys think?

Reminds me of a joke:

A man comes to a rabbi for a talk and during the conversation asked
"Do you think I should invest into real estate or share market?" Rabbi said it's a difficult question and he'll have to think. At the time young woman comes to see him and asks: "I am getting married tonight. What should I wear?". Rabbi answers: "It'd easy. Whatever you do, you are going to get ######". Then turns to a man: "Same applies to you"

Sorry Garvin, nothing personal, just couldn't help myself.
What about "Garvin Gray" as a handle?

Garrett
31-03-2008, 06:08 PM
Considering changing handle to Garvinator

What do you guys think?

perfect.

Basil
08-04-2008, 11:37 PM
Gunner_Meldrew-McMurphy

Trent Parker
15-04-2008, 01:51 PM
OK time for a change

Rincewind. I formally wish to change my handle from TCN to Dilly Boy!!!

Thanks in advance!

TCN/Dilly Boy

Rincewind
15-04-2008, 05:46 PM
OK time for a change

Rincewind. I formally wish to change my handle from TCN to Dilly Boy!!!

Thanks in advance!

TCN/Dilly Boy

Oh Dilly Boy
The name change, the name changed is call-ll-ing
From TCN to Dilly Boy and down the mountain side

<ok bad idea>

Change made.

Trent Parker
16-04-2008, 09:20 AM
Thanks RW! lol

Basil
07-05-2008, 05:20 PM
Harold (from Brizzie)

Basil
21-05-2008, 02:41 PM
Gunner_Smirnov_Duggan

(for the purposes of ratings points acquisition)

ER
21-05-2008, 04:17 PM
Gunner_Smirnov_Duggan

(for the purposes of ratings points acquisition)

Gunner_Smirnov_Vodgan?

Basil
03-06-2008, 01:02 AM
Online Construct 0001

Basil
09-06-2008, 11:25 PM
Would this (http://www.chesschat.org/showpost.php?p=167513&postcount=38) get up, if requested. Spiny did double-dare me.

I'd like a damn good flogging for the spelling of independently here (http://www.chesschat.org/showpost.php?p=139078&postcount=13). I've just revisited the beginning of this thread and have completed the requisite 'dying a thousand deaths'.

Zwischenzug
27-06-2008, 08:25 PM
I would like to change my nickname from 'Zwischenzug' to Space Cadet (a tongue in cheek reference to the fact that I am an INFP :D).

Basil
13-07-2008, 11:52 PM
Dr Knickerbocker

http://youtube.com/watch?v=7sDWSSeteYk

antisense
03-09-2008, 09:44 PM
antisense

(my usual name on forums)

Basil
04-09-2008, 01:04 AM
antisense

(my usual name on forums)
Cha ching! (for me anyway) :clap:

Rincewind
04-09-2008, 08:57 AM
antisense

(my usual name on forums)

prodollar?

Trent Parker
04-09-2008, 01:00 PM
lol gunner I was going to write something to that effect! lol

Vlad
04-09-2008, 03:10 PM
Gunner_Smirnov_Duggan

(for the purposes of ratings points acquisition)

Now I understand why Anton's rating went up just by measly 25 points last period. It must be the case that Bill instead of taking 10% off the increase for Gunner (leaving healthy 90% for Anton), took 90% off the increase for Gunner (leaving measly 10% for Anton). ;)

Rincewind
04-09-2008, 03:31 PM
Now I understand why Anton's rating went up just by measly 25 points last period. It must be the case that Bill instead of taking 10% off the increase for Gunner (leaving healthy 90% for Anton), took 90% off the increase for Gunner (leaving measly 10% for Anton). ;)

Don't worry, you can purchase the rest from the Ratings Baron. ;)

Basil
04-09-2008, 07:04 PM
Now I understand why Anton's rating went up just by measly 25 points last period. It must be the case that Bill instead of taking 10% off the increase for Gunner (leaving healthy 90% for Anton), took 90% off the increase for Gunner (leaving measly 10% for Anton). ;)
I wish. Gunner plummeted.

Trent Parker
08-09-2008, 12:24 PM
"the poster formerly known as"

Trent Parker
08-09-2008, 12:25 PM
awonderingishallgo.

Trent Parker
20-10-2008, 09:39 AM
Hi Barry.

I very officially would like to change my handle to "Trent Parker"

Rincewind
20-10-2008, 02:09 PM
I very officially would like to change my handle to "Trent Parker"

Done.

Miranda
20-10-2008, 04:18 PM
I would very officially like to keep my handle as Miranda

:P

Rincewind
20-10-2008, 04:47 PM
I would very officially like to keep my handle as Miranda

Be careful what you wish for...

Sinister
10-11-2008, 09:27 PM
I Nexus request that my account name be changed to Doc:D

eclectic
10-11-2008, 09:32 PM
there is already a Doc here

http://www.chesschat.org/member.php?u=894

Sinister
10-11-2008, 09:35 PM
there is already a Doc here

http://www.chesschat.org/member.php?u=894
on second thought i choose Westerling

Space_Dude
10-11-2008, 09:36 PM
I would like to get my Username changed to tonyisthecoolestpersononearthandthesmartestpersoni ntheentireuniverseandtealcrules01 nah i like my username

Sinister
27-11-2008, 02:27 PM
I have done to many possts as nexus to change so I am happy to keep this username

Spiny Norman
19-12-2008, 07:44 AM
Unfortunately this thread has somewhat deteriorated to a non-official requests thread ... but let me set it back on track.

I officially request to have my name changed from "Spiny Norman" to "The Snail King".

Rincewind
19-12-2008, 07:49 AM
How's that for service?

Spiny Norman
19-12-2008, 07:59 AM
Top stuff ... thanks!

Adamski
19-12-2008, 08:11 AM
Steve if you are the Snail King what is Kevin? The Snail Mikado???

Spiny Norman
19-12-2008, 08:16 AM
He can be my science advisor ... although the reality is that I am just a puppet king, and KB is pulling the strings behind the scenes!

Space_Dude
19-12-2008, 04:23 PM
I officially want my handle changed to DeMann

Rincewind
19-12-2008, 04:30 PM
I officially want my handle changed to DeMann

Also done. You are aware (I hope) that it is only one handle change per 6 months.

Space_Dude
19-12-2008, 04:31 PM
Also done. You are aware (I hope) that it is only one handle change per 6 months.
Thanks rincewind. I Am aware of it.

Sinister
21-12-2008, 07:50 PM
I would like to have my handle changed to Sinister

Desmond
22-12-2008, 07:29 AM
May I ask what was Nexus a reference to?

Rincewind
22-12-2008, 08:30 AM
May I ask what was Nexus a reference to?

Maybe the plural of Nexu (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Nexu)

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/thumb/5/55/Nexu2.jpg/250px-Nexu2.jpg

Although more like just Nexus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexus_(comics))

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/78/Nexuscomic.jpg

Aaron Guthrie
29-12-2008, 10:48 PM
I request A

Metro
30-12-2008, 03:05 PM
I request A
I don't like your chances. How about AA?;)

Rincewind
30-12-2008, 03:33 PM
I don't like your chances. How about AA?;)

In the shoutbox I suggested that ΑΩ would be a cool handle. Not sure if Manga saw the comment.

Desmond
30-12-2008, 05:07 PM
Maybe the plural of Nexu (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Nexu)



Although more like just Nexus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexus_(comics))

Yes I was aware of a few possiblities (more besides the ones you suggested) which is why I asked.

Adamski
30-12-2008, 07:04 PM
In the shoutbox I suggested that ΑΩ would be a cool handle. Not sure if Manga saw the comment.I don't know if Manga would be happy with that - Alpha Omega is a well-known Christian education curriculum used by homeschoolers (including in the past my wife).

Aaron Guthrie
30-12-2008, 07:28 PM
I don't know if Manga would be happy with that - Alpha Omega is a well-known Christian education curriculum used by homeschoolers (including in the past my wife).I am guessing because A is the first letter of the alpha-bet, and omega the last.
In the shoutbox I suggested that ΑΩ would be a cool handle. Not sure if Manga saw the comment.Indeed, but I still request A.

Adamski
30-12-2008, 07:39 PM
I am guessing because A is the first letter of the alpha-bet, and omega the last.Indeed, but I still request A.Right on the first point. Jesus said "I am the Alpha and the Omega, The Beginning and the End". From the last book of the Bible, Revelation. But you just want to be first in alpha searches don't you? In that case why not ask for 0000 (assuming username searches work here by returning numbers before letters).:hmm:

Oepty
30-12-2008, 07:42 PM
I am guessing because A is the first letter of the alpha-bet, and omega the last.Indeed, but I still request A.

It is used in the Bible
Revelation 1:8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty."

Scott

Aaron Guthrie
30-12-2008, 07:58 PM
Right on the first point. Jesus said "I am the Alpha and the Omega, The Beginning and the End". From the last book of the Bible, Revelation.
It is used in the Bible
Revelation 1:8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty."The alphabet thing is common education theme, e.g. "ABC learning", or "A to Z education". I am guessing the idea of the alpha omega thing was to do that type of thing, but reference the religion at the same time.

But you just want to be first in alpha searches don't you?Nope.

Capablanca-Fan
30-12-2008, 09:23 PM
It is used in the Bible
Revelation 1:8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty."
Referring to Jesus Christ (http://www.tektonics.org/guest/ddwao.html). If the Christadephians and JWs were right, Jesus would be the Beta and Omega.

Oepty
30-12-2008, 10:00 PM
Referring to Jesus Christ (http://www.tektonics.org/guest/ddwao.html). If the Christadephians and JWs were right, Jesus would be the Beta and Omega.

This is hardly the right place to enter into a discussion on this. I might start a thread on this, and the genral topic, next year.
Scott

Rincewind
30-12-2008, 10:00 PM
There is also a reference to it in Beneath the Planet of the Apes movie where they find the doomsday bomb which is being worshiped by the mutants complete with Alpha and Omega decals.

Adamski
30-12-2008, 10:51 PM
Rincewind, does Mangafranga get his wish of changing his handle to an Indefinite Article?

Rincewind
31-12-2008, 01:40 AM
Rincewind, does Mangafranga get his wish of changing his handle to an Indefinite Article?

User names should be between 3 and 15 characters in length, inclusive. So perhaps if the request was to change the user name to "one" or "any" then that would be ok and they are indefinite articles of sorts.

Aaron Guthrie
31-12-2008, 02:19 AM
I request THE
That is with all capitals.

Rincewind
31-12-2008, 08:39 AM
I request THE
That is with all capitals.

Ok Manga, I mean THE.

Adamski
31-12-2008, 02:45 PM
Ok Manga, I mean THE.Well, a definite article has to be an improvement on an indefinite one!

Desmond
31-12-2008, 04:02 PM
I request THE
That is with all capitals.Well I never! Even God doesn't need them all capitalised.

Spiny Norman
31-12-2008, 04:02 PM
I'm not sure I can recall THE being definite about anything in particular, other than being definite about being indefinite. Maybe he's skeptically definite?

Space_Dude
31-12-2008, 04:03 PM
Mine has De not THE so...

Oepty
01-01-2009, 07:05 PM
I offically request that my user name be changed to my real name Scott Colliver.
Thank you
Scott Colliver

Rincewind
01-01-2009, 07:27 PM
I offically request that my user name be changed to my real name Scott Colliver.
Thank you
Scott Colliver

No worries Scott. The change has been done.

ER
01-01-2009, 07:44 PM
Welcome to the forum Scott:) clap: :)

Oepty
02-01-2009, 01:09 PM
No worries Scott. The change has been done.

Thank you Barry.
Scott

Space_Dude
18-02-2009, 09:04 PM
is it possible to change my handle before the 6 month??

Rincewind
18-02-2009, 09:20 PM
is it possible to change my handle before the 6 month??

It's possible in the sense that should I or anyone else with admin privileges wish to change it there would be nothing stopping them. However the general policy is to have a 6 months gap between name changes so that people aren't changing so frequently that less regular posters have trouble keeping up and also to help deter frivolous handle changes.

Space_Dude
18-02-2009, 10:07 PM
It's possible in the sense that should I or anyone else with admin privileges wish to change it there would be nothing stopping them. However the general policy is to have a 6 months gap between name changes so that people aren't changing so frequently that less regular posters have trouble keeping up and also to help deter frivolous handle changes.
Then can I change my username to 'That_guy_overthere'?

Kevin Bonham
18-02-2009, 10:10 PM
I won't be making any name changes inside the 6-month window unless there are very unusual circumstances to justify it.

Garvinator
18-02-2009, 10:28 PM
I won't be making any name changes inside the 6-month window unless there are very unusual circumstances to justify it.
I would take it that one of those very unusual circumstances would be is if someone wanted to change their handle to their real name :lol:

Kevin Bonham
18-02-2009, 10:29 PM
I would take it that one of those very unusual circumstances would be is if someone wanted to change their handle to their real name :lol:

Possibly - if they were willing to do so permanently. :lol:

Space_Dude
19-02-2009, 03:35 PM
Possibly - if they were willing to do so permanently. :lol:
My very first Username was Tony.K which is my name but got too boring...

Basil
19-02-2009, 04:46 PM
My very first Username was Tony.K which is my name but got too boring...
I don't think so. I think everyone's name is special. In fact I think you should change yer nic to Special K!

Space_Dude
21-02-2009, 04:46 PM
I don't think so. I think everyone's name is special. In fact I think you should change yer nic to Special K!
I dont like that cereial they taste all blank

Space_Dude
21-02-2009, 04:49 PM
It's possible in the sense that should I or anyone else with admin privileges wish to change it there would be nothing stopping them. However the general policy is to have a 6 months gap between name changes so that people aren't changing so frequently that less regular posters have trouble keeping up and also to help deter frivolous handle changes.
so... what is that that is stopping you??

Desmond
21-02-2009, 05:44 PM
DM: I officially want my handle changed to DeMann

RW: Also done. You are aware (I hope) that it is only one handle change per 6 months.

DM: Thanks rincewind. I Am aware of it.

Rincewind
21-02-2009, 07:31 PM
so... what is that that is stopping you??

I'm a slave to my own conventions. ;)

Space_Dude
23-02-2009, 06:52 PM
DM: I officially want my handle changed to DeMann

RW: Also done. You are aware (I hope) that it is only one handle change per 6 months.

DM: Thanks rincewind. I Am aware of it.
i remember that and i WAS aware of it, but i was wondering if I CAN change my handle. Just wondering... and if i could... what the hell.

Basil
09-03-2009, 06:18 PM
Pheasant Plucker.
Gary Baldi.
Captain Underpants (again).

Rincewind
09-03-2009, 07:22 PM
Captain Underpants (again).

Tra-la-la!

Basil
14-03-2009, 08:59 PM
Bootlicker
HDs

Spiny Norman
25-03-2009, 03:44 PM
Due to an impending change in my work circumstances, combined with the death of most of my snails, I am in the market for a name change here. 'tis but 3 months since my last change, so I am in the hands of the admin/mods in this regard.

May I enquire as to the likely outcome of such a request? If it will be considered favourably, I will apply myself to choosing an appropriate moniker.

eclectic
25-03-2009, 03:55 PM
i think the change is usually once every 6 months

why not keep your present moniker for another 3 months while you are "on probation" at your new job

;)

ps:

they could reinterpret the rules as "twice in a calendar year" :hmm:

Spiny Norman
25-03-2009, 05:17 PM
why not keep your present moniker for another 3 months while you are "on probation" at your new job
Not a bad suggestion that ... :hmm: ... :uhoh: ... :doh:

Rincewind
25-03-2009, 05:26 PM
Due to an impending change in my work circumstances, combined with the death of most of my snails, I am in the market for a name change here. 'tis but 3 months since my last change, so I am in the hands of the admin/mods in this regard.

May I enquire as to the likely outcome of such a request? If it will be considered favourably, I will apply myself to choosing an appropriate moniker.

It is not an arduous job in terms of work involved in changing names. So the six month limit is somewhat arbitrary. However, I would like to see users even one user change their handle so often as other posters have trouble keeping track of who's who. So unless you have a clear and present cause to change I suggest waiting out the next 3 months as a courtesy to your fellow poster.

The trouble with making an exception is that you usually end up making the new rule by reason of precedence. :)

Kaitlin
25-03-2009, 05:45 PM
Its been some months since it was rejected before (probably on a technical point since I asked in in Shoutbox and not here and this being the offical thread) so I re-submit the request as follows:

I offically request that my user name also be changed to Scott Colliver.

Thanks
Kaitlin :P

Spiny Norman
25-03-2009, 06:19 PM
I shall wait. It will make the revealing of my new job and my new username so much more delicious ... like roasting tomatoes in the oven to concentrate the flavour!

Kaitlin
25-03-2009, 06:58 PM
I shall wait. It will make the revealing of my new job and my new username so much more delicious ... like roasting tomatoes in the oven to concentrate the flavour!

:umm: ..are you going to be a Chef ?

Rincewind
25-03-2009, 07:38 PM
I offically request that my user name also be changed to Scott Colliver.

I'm disappointed... what's wrong with "Rincewind"? PS Don't answer that!

Request denied.

Kevin Bonham
25-03-2009, 07:45 PM
Request denied.

Yes, it would violate the impersonation rule!

Rincewind
25-03-2009, 09:57 PM
Yes, it would violate the impersonation rule!

There is that too. I was more worried about the prospect of the database adding a duplicate value to a field with a unique index. :)

Basil
30-03-2009, 11:06 AM
Bettagetta Mack

Garvinator
30-03-2009, 09:13 PM
The only handle I would consider changing to is Garvinator.

Garrett
31-03-2009, 08:05 AM
The only handle I would consider changing to is Garvinator.

but that would scare small children.

Kaitlin
31-03-2009, 10:57 AM
I'm disappointed... what's wrong with "Rincewind"?

I would consider it if it was hypernated... Ive decided I want a hypernated name .. to make my name even longer <- that would look good when i have to sign stuff :D


The only handle I would consider changing to is Garvinator.

Originally Posted by Garrett
but that would scare small children.
Im only a bit affraid of Escalators.. rofl

Basil
25-04-2009, 05:23 PM
Mr Stevens - Head Of Catering

Fenguin
07-05-2009, 09:12 PM
I officially want my username to be Fenguin! I always get confused between the 2... and Fenguin makes more sense that Fenguins :)

Rincewind
07-05-2009, 09:22 PM
I officially want my username to be Fenguin! I always get confused between the 2... and Fenguin makes more sense that Fenguins :)

I assume the exclamation mark was just punctuation and not intended to be part of your username.

Saragossa
07-05-2009, 09:36 PM
I request that my handle stays the same but the pronunciation is changed. It shall be spelt: Saragossa but pronounced CAPTAIN CLARKE, CAPTAIN O' THE NUTRITION BOAT! the capitals imply that it must be yelled when you read it in your head.

Oepty
07-05-2009, 11:00 PM
Its been some months since it was rejected before (probably on a technical point since I asked in in Shoutbox and not here and this being the offical thread) so I re-submit the request as follows:

I offically request that my user name also be changed to Scott Colliver.

Thanks
Kaitlin :P

Why?

Saragossa
08-05-2009, 06:28 PM
I assume the exclamation mark was just punctuation and not intended to be part of your username.

If not I'm afraid you have to wait another six monthes before you get your exclamation mark :P :lol: :P :lol:

Space_Dude
08-05-2009, 06:58 PM
has it been 6 months since i changed my username yet??

Kevin Bonham
09-05-2009, 03:34 PM
has it been 6 months since i changed my username yet??

Nope. 19 June.

antichrist
09-05-2009, 04:43 PM
has it been 6 months since i changed my username yet??

wht was your name before? Hitman?

Space_Dude
09-05-2009, 06:05 PM
wht was your name before? Hitman?
Nah, simply Tony.K

Sinister
09-05-2009, 09:35 PM
I'm stuck waiting until 21 june

Basil
09-05-2009, 10:17 PM
I'm stuck waiting until 21 june
That's probably the worst suggestion for a name yet. Quirky, but no legs.

AzureBlue
11-05-2009, 09:17 PM
That's probably the worst suggestion for a name yet. Quirky, but no legs.
LOL
when did i change mine? i dont remember at all... a few months back?

Rincewind
11-05-2009, 09:24 PM
LOL
when did i change mine? i dont remember at all... a few months back?

1-Feb-2009

AzureBlue
23-06-2009, 05:18 PM
1-Feb-2009
So my next handle change can be in August?

Rincewind
23-06-2009, 05:28 PM
So my next handle change can be in August?

If 2 + 6 = 8, then yes. ;)

AzureBlue
23-06-2009, 05:29 PM
If 2 + 6 = 8, then yes. ;)
Hmm...
I'm pretty sure 2+6 was 26 the last time I checked.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
LOL

Basil
27-06-2009, 05:23 PM
Norm

Rincewind
27-06-2009, 09:42 PM
Perhaps TheRealDeal -> ImTheRealDeal
:lol:

Kevin Bonham
28-06-2009, 12:08 AM
Perhaps TheRealDeal -> ImTheRealDeal
:lol:

Yeah, I nearly edited the thread title of his corro game with antichrist to show him as "TheRealDeal (IM)" yesterday.

TheRealerDeal? ;)

ER
28-06-2009, 02:00 AM
Norm
Norm Sawfty???:hmm:

Basil
10-07-2009, 10:08 AM
Phani Tikkala (http://scottdouglas.wordpress.com/2007/11/29/so-whats-in-a-name-youll-have-to-ask-mr-phani-tikkala/)

Other interesting names (http://scottdouglas.wordpress.com/2007/12/17/worse-than-yours-and-all-the-funnier-for-it-phani-tikkala-part-2/)

Basil
13-07-2009, 03:41 AM
Monty Anderson-Staunch

Basil
16-08-2009, 08:57 PM
Prince Manvendra

AzureBlue
17-08-2009, 01:02 PM
Is it possible for a handle to have no letters, like <space> or _ ?

ER
17-08-2009, 01:19 PM
-_+&<>@ :p

Basil
17-08-2009, 02:01 PM
Matthew Perkovic

Rincewind
25-08-2009, 03:46 PM
[25-08-2009 05:11 AM] The Snail King: At the time of your shout, it was 2:29am in Melbourne. 5:11am now.

The Talking Clock?

aransandraseg
25-08-2009, 05:35 PM
I really do want to have my handle changed.
It's a bit dull
???

Miranda
25-08-2009, 05:56 PM
I really do want to have my handle changed.
It's a bit dull
???
In that case, what do you intend to change it to?

Basil
01-09-2009, 01:29 AM
Nora Baty or Edie Pegden

Tony Dowden
03-09-2009, 07:46 PM
... Tony Dowden

Thanks!

Adamski
03-09-2009, 11:08 PM
... Tony Dowden

Thanks!How practical. No way people can confuse you and Tony Davis (e.g.) once this change is implemented!

Basil
05-09-2009, 07:52 PM
Akeep Mateef Inajah Besidthbed

Adamski
05-09-2009, 07:56 PM
Akeep Mateef Inajah BesidthbedPersonally. I keep my teeth in my mouth. I assume you don't really want to change your nic to that nac, Gunner?

antichrist
05-09-2009, 08:55 PM
I ask that my handle be changed to Jesus Christ please. thanks very much

Basil
05-09-2009, 08:55 PM
You do know , that is the name of one of the most wanted Taliban terrorists ? :eek:
I wonder if his parents got inspiration from Billy Birmingham.

Kevin Bonham
05-09-2009, 09:33 PM
I ask that my handle be changed to Jesus Christ please. thanks very much

I granted this request ...















....for about two minutes.

PPWPFL
06-09-2009, 06:16 PM
I request to have my handle changed to AXXX

Adamski
06-09-2009, 06:50 PM
I granted this request ...
....for about two minutes.Good one, Kev. There have to be some sensible restrictions on people's handles. One has to wonder why ac would want to change to JC.

Kevin Bonham
06-09-2009, 07:58 PM
I request to have my handle changed to AXXX

The only thing your handle can be changed to is "Purple-Piffle".


Good one, Kev. There have to be some sensible restrictions on people's handles. One has to wonder why ac would want to change to JC.

So he can troll and pretend Jesus was saying it.

However let it be known that when he was among us for two minutes yesterday, Jesus was utterly mute! His presence was, however, witnessed by Kaitlin (and probably others).

antichrist
06-09-2009, 09:10 PM
So he can troll and pretend Jesus was saying it.

However let it be known that when he was among us for two minutes yesterday, Jesus was utterly mute! His presence was, however, witnessed by Kaitlin (and probably others).

[I] I did not know my hour had cometh till it was over, I was solemnly in soliditary prayer- you deceiver. (was getting OT so cant really complain)

Garvinator
16-09-2009, 10:08 PM
Garvinator

Kevin Bonham
16-09-2009, 10:10 PM
Note: I'll usually assume requests to this thread to be serious unless clearly silly or posted by Gunner Duggan. If I ever make a mistake on this score the victim of my error has a week to ask me to change it back.

Garvinator
16-09-2009, 10:13 PM
Note: I'll usually assume requests to this thread to be serious unless clearly silly or posted by Gunner Duggan. If I ever make a mistake on this score the victim of my error has a week to ask me to change it back.
So you are saying that you do not take Gunner seriously in this thread :lol: or is that the whole board.

Desmond
07-10-2009, 12:07 PM
iBoris

Miranda
07-10-2009, 01:38 PM
iBoris
Not iBoris 2.0?

Basil
07-10-2009, 01:41 PM
Not iBoris 2.0?
:lol: Good one.

Adamski
07-10-2009, 09:21 PM
:lol: Good one.Gunner, your new avatar in combination with the "trash" sig gives me a lovely mental image of rushing businessman, carrying briefcase in one hand, and putting out the garbage with the other. Tricky!!

Kevin, I note that the iBoris request has yet to be actioned...(I am not going to change to iRobot. For a moment I considered changing to "J Michael Adams" but that might be a bit presumptuous...)

Kevin Bonham
07-10-2009, 09:26 PM
Seeking clarification on seriousness for "iBoris".

Desmond
07-10-2009, 10:08 PM
Seeking clarification on seriousness for "iBoris".Nah not really, but I could have lived with it.

Basil
08-10-2009, 12:10 AM
Note: I'll usually assume requests to this thread to be serious unless clearly silly or posted by Gunner Duggan.
For the record, this thread was intended to be used for various silliness such as mad musings (I call my child ..., and I wonder ...) as well as calls for assistance as Tony, Garvin and I have done.

To assist the mods in detecting the real from the rubbish, I presented a requisite form in post #19 of this thread (http://www.chesschat.org/showpost.php?p=153371&postcount=19).

Of course the thread may be used however (site rules permitting), but I offer this for the benefit of historians and my disciples.

Carry on!

ER
08-10-2009, 09:46 AM
errorist!

Space_Dude
08-10-2009, 08:34 PM
hmm... I miss being THE MAN, made me special... but there was no novelty in it... but that_guy has a nice ring to it, and helps me BLEND IN!! Nobody ever mentioned me except Sinister!! (as far as I know...)

Trent Parker
09-10-2009, 11:52 PM
Trent from picton

antichrist
12-10-2009, 03:12 PM
hmm... I miss being THE MAN, made me special... but there was no novelty in it... but that_guy has a nice ring to it, and helps me BLEND IN!! Nobody ever mentioned me except Sinister!! (as far as I know...)

The Man made you sound like Anthony Mundine. I would be changing that guy very quickly after Gunnar mauled you the other day in 1337 lounge.

Adamski
27-10-2009, 06:18 AM
I got a "new" second hand chess book, J B Howson, 200 Modern Chess Traps in the Fianchetto Openings. Had browsed it a little bit. Picked it up to look at first trap and who is the first player to feature (as he was White)? None other than my namesake Polish IM J Adamski! A game that he lost to GM Geller in the King's Indian Defence in 1968 Olympiad. Also curious is that Geller beat another player, the Danish player Holm, 2 rounds later, with exactly the same variation!!

Must admit that apart from on Chessbase I have not found many references to wins by Adamski....

Rincewind
27-10-2009, 07:06 AM
I got a "new" second hand chess book, J B Howson, 200 Modern Chess Traps in the Fianchetto Openings. Had browsed it a little bit. Picked it up to look at first trap and who is the first player to feature (as he was White)? None other than my namesake Polish IM J Adamski!

I am currently reading The Last Continent which is the first book for a while where my namesake has a large role. It has been some time since reading a "Rincewind" story and it is a little weird reading the book.

Trent Parker
28-10-2009, 04:35 PM
hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

to scare myself away from this place! :lol:

EDIT: (hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the fear of long words)

Adamski
28-10-2009, 04:46 PM
hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

to scare myself away from this place! :lol:OK, Trent. Now you have to define it and put it in Word of the day!

ER
28-10-2009, 07:19 PM
hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

to scare myself away from this place! :lol:

EDIT: (hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the fear of long words)

It's spelled hippopotamonstrosesquipedaliophobia actually, although you can also find it in your original form!
that's just in case you want to use it as your new handle!

Redmond Barry
29-10-2009, 07:55 AM
patrick bateman

Capablanca-Fan
29-10-2009, 09:22 AM
I got a "new" second hand chess book, J B Howson, 200 Modern Chess Traps in the Fianchetto Openings. Had browsed it a little bit. Picked it up to look at first trap and who is the first player to feature (as he was White)? None other than my namesake Polish IM J Adamski! A game that he lost to GM Geller in the King's Indian Defence in 1968 Olympiad. Also curious is that Geller beat another player, the Danish player Holm, 2 rounds later, with exactly the same variation!!
There was yet a third time; shortly after the Olympiad, Geller went to the Karseladz Memorial tourney in Gori, where he caught Cikovani as well! Long before the rapid spread of game we have today.

Jan Adamski vs Efim Geller, Lugano Ol., 1968 (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1049344)
Sejer Holm vs Efim Geller, Lugano Ol., 1968 (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1049345)

This had started after Geller lost the previous year to Reshevsky (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1049258), and couldn't pull this combo off because Reshevesky had lost a tempo with Be3-g5. Home analysis worked out when the trap would work. (From his excellent game collection, The Application of Chess Theory, 1984).

But closer to home, see the same trap work out in Peter Wykeham Stuart vs Arthur Pomeroy, NZ Champs, 1985 (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1433074)—I believe you were there.

Adamski
29-10-2009, 12:59 PM
Many thanks, Jono. Terrific stuff. I appreciate the research. Not surprising I guess that others were caught, but in the same tournament two rounds later is hard to believe! And, yes I was there when Stuart played Pomeroy. I knew Arthur particularly well. As a school-boy he stayed with me for Otago-Southland School Pupils. Still plays in Wellington, I believe. Indeed, didn't he play there when you and I did ?

ER
29-10-2009, 01:41 PM
But closer to home, see the same trap work out in Peter Wykeham Stuart vs Arthur Pomeroy, NZ Champs, 1985 (Peter Wykeham Stuart vs Arthur Pomeroy)—I believe you were there.

Hi Jono and once again thanks for the very good information. However, could you please fix this link? It appears to be broken!

Capablanca-Fan
29-10-2009, 01:50 PM
Many thanks, Jono. Terrific stuff. I appreciate the research. Not surprising I guess that others were caught, but in the same tournament two rounds later is hard to believe! And, yes I was there when Stuart played Pomeroy. I knew Arthur particularly well. As a school-boy he stayed with me for Otago-Southland School Pupils. Still plays in Wellington, I believe. Indeed, didn't he play there when you and I did ?
You're most welcome. Indeed, Prof. Pomeroy would have been in Wellington when both of us were. He's the only one who stayed there; a leading Classical scholar at Victoria Uni who has won teaching awards (http://www.victoria.ac.nz/Classics/staff/arthur_pomeroy/career_summary.html). I didn't realize that your connection goes that far back.

Rincewind
29-10-2009, 03:00 PM
You're most welcome. Indeed, Prof. Pomeroy would have been in Wellington when both of us were. He's the only one who stayed there; a leading Classical scholar at Victoria Uni who has won teaching awards (http://www.victoria.ac.nz/Classics/staff/arthur_pomeroy/career_summary.html). I didn't realize that your connection goes that far back.

That link gives me an idea for my next signature line (when I'm sick of Mark Twain).

"When we have asked ourselves seriously whether we really know anything at all, we are naturally led into an examination of knowing, in the hope of being able to distinguish trustworthy beliefs from such as are untrustworthy."
- Bertrand Russell

Capablanca-Fan
29-10-2009, 11:48 PM
Hi Jono and once again thanks for the very good information. However, could you please fix this link? It appears to be broken!
Fixed now, thanx!

Adamski
31-10-2009, 10:49 AM
There was yet a third time; shortly after the Olympiad, Geller went to the Karseladz Memorial tourney in Gori, where he caught Cikovani as well! Long before the rapid spread of game we have today.

Jan Adamski vs Efim Geller, Lugano Ol., 1968 (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1049344)
Sejer Holm vs Efim Geller, Lugano Ol., 1968 (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1049345)

This had started after Geller lost the previous year to Reshevsky (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1049258), and couldn't pull this combo off because Reshevesky had lost a tempo with Be3-g5. Home analysis worked out when the trap would work. (From his excellent game collection, The Application of Chess Theory, 1984).

But closer to home, see the same trap work out in Peter Wykeham Stuart vs Arthur Pomeroy, NZ Champs, 1985 (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1433074)—I believe you were there.I have just looked up Geller's book and Pomeroy's win. Holm resigned on move 12! I have posted the foillowing Kibitz on Chess Games.com to the Pomeroy win. Thanks again to Jono for pointing me to the existence of more info on this fascinating (if simple) trap in the Averbakh KID:

In this game in the New Zealand Championship, Arthur Pomeroy caught Peter Stuart in a version of the famous trap that GM Efim Geller successfully sprung 3 times! Against IM Jan Adamski (Poland), Sejer Holm (Denmark, who resigned on move 12 recognising the position from the Adamski game)) and Cikovani. The first 2 games were both in the Lugano Olympiad 1968 - the Holm game only 2 rounds after the Adamski game. Holm recognised the position after move 12 from the Adamski game and then stopped the clock, 0-1! See Geller's, The Application Of Chess Theory, 1984, game 56 v Adamski, and J B Howson, 200 Modern Chess Traps in the Fianchetto Openings, 1970, very first trap!

Kaitlin
31-10-2009, 11:23 AM
hmm if I only had the energy to work out what that is all about.. it would probably be good

Adamski
31-10-2009, 11:41 AM
hmm if I only had the energy to work out what that is all about.. it would probably be goodIt all started as an interesting (to me) coincidence that I should pick up a newly acquired 1970 (even descriptive notation) chess book and the very first player to feature in the book should be my handle namesake, Adamski. With Jono's post I got interested to look into it a bit more. And it turns out to be quite a story!