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Old 01-20-2020, 12:36 PM   #7176
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Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

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Yeah, Short is a bellend, that's nothing new.
highlights of nigel short sitting next to one of the most talented people in the world.

Oh, you actually study things at Oxford?

(later, hou makes a comment)- Well that's not an amazingly stupid idea. (pause)...I mean that in a good way, it is how English people talk and joke and I was hinting you are very smart.

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Old 01-20-2020, 01:18 PM   #7177
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I mean, he does (or rather: did) have his moments. As an 18 year old, playing in a tournament in France, he made the following hilarious comment.

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More to the point, Short has a history of graceless behaviour. Interviewed for the tournament bulletin of the World Junior Championships in Belfort, the eighteen-year-old Nigel delivered this view of his host country: ‘France represents everything I detest most in life. Your country’s only useful products are porn films.’
Which is pretty boss.
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Old 01-20-2020, 03:07 PM   #7178
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To be funny it has to have some essential element of truth, which it doesn't.

Short has always been a wanker.
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Old 01-20-2020, 04:36 PM   #7179
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I don't disagree. Still I laughed pretty hard when I first read it. The ridiculousness of it, plus imagining his hideous mug saying this just did me in.
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:29 PM   #7180
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Food and wine, in addition to porn films, sounds like the exhaustive list.
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Old 01-20-2020, 11:55 PM   #7181
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Um, en passant?

Seriously the menage a trois though. And the Paris Hotel and Casino.

He's garbage and is super lucky Hou is both agreeable and misses some of the creepiness he brings out in the back-and-forth. Plus he talks to her like she's a dog when she continually shows him up.

"That's actually brilliant - yes it is, oh yes it is! You're such a good girl!" - not verbatim
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Old 01-21-2020, 05:06 AM   #7182
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Food and wine, in addition to porn films, sounds like the exhaustive list.
Yeah sure - never mind the art, music and lit.
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Old 01-21-2020, 06:28 AM   #7183
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france invented the oboe and roulette

carlsen vs alireza in 2 hrs
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Old 01-21-2020, 06:37 AM   #7184
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Yeah sure - never mind the art, music and lit.
OK, so nothing since World War 1 then, except Daft Punk?
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:47 PM   #7185
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Food and wine, in addition to porn films, sounds like the exhaustive list.
Don't forget cognac and Alizée
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:33 PM   #7186
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Man, I had no idea Short was such a d-bag...
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Old 01-22-2020, 03:22 AM   #7187
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carlsen vs alireza in 2 hrs
FA tanked and looked off into space after 3.Nf6 (Berlin), and then Carlsen left the board after connecting his pawns on the fourth move. Kind of expected, a skinny Mike Tyson would fair similar in a heavyweight title fight. Alireza one of the freakiest kids I've ever seen.
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Old 01-22-2020, 03:37 AM   #7188
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Man, I had no idea Short was such a d-bag...
How did that escape you? He's an obnoxious **** in pretty much every interview ever. Even if I wanted to (which I don't really, what with Wijk and Gibraltar on, and there's only so much chess one can watch), I couldn't bring myself to listen to this **** for hours on end on the Women's WC broadcast, which (as is par for the course for official FIDE stuff of course) also happens to be the worst broadcast from a production value perspective. What the hell is that sound? I'm getting nostalgia vibes to the Mexico 1986 World Cup with the commentators connected via phone lines.
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Old 01-22-2020, 05:28 AM   #7189
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OK, so nothing since World War 1 then, except Daft Punk?
Make that WWII and drop the dreadful Daft Punk and we might agree.
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:31 AM   #7190
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Anyone know how puzzle battle ratings compare to strength?

I just hit 2200 in puzzle battle and I think it's pretty good but I dont know if that format has inflated ratings
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Old 01-23-2020, 01:31 AM   #7191
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Women's 'last' match starts right away.

I have a dumb question: do they use seconds that are better than them?

Also does Hou Yifan like older, Canadian white guys that suck at chess? Cause my friend is wondering...
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Old 01-23-2020, 01:32 AM   #7192
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Hmmm d4 d5 Nc3
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Old 01-23-2020, 06:08 AM   #7193
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Well tiebreaks tomorrow after a complete shellacking
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:55 AM   #7194
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Women's 'last' match starts right away.

I have a dumb question: do they use seconds that are better than them?

Also does Hou Yifan like older, Canadian white guys that suck at chess? Cause my friend is wondering...
It wasn't my impression when I met her at IOM chess.
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Old 01-23-2020, 12:17 PM   #7195
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Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

I think I just expanded my mind!

I'm playing a fun King's Gambit game that actually went to plan... got a development tempo and a pretty sharp attack going.

Then I came across this position that seemed really complicated, and I stared at the board for 30-45 actual minutes spread across my day at work on my chess app.

I came up with a move I was happy with, then ran that position with Stockfish, and it agreed with me!

I think it might make for an interesting puzzle for all you sharps.

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Old 01-23-2020, 12:40 PM   #7196
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Old 01-23-2020, 12:44 PM   #7197
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:20 PM   #7198
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Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

I also didn't know Svidler was a 2+2er - but it makes sense given his affinity for poker
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:02 AM   #7199
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I definitely would assume he has at least lurked 2p2 given his involvement in poker. Grischuk too.

Did he mention that in a broadcast? I don't suppose he outed his screen name?
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Old 01-26-2020, 12:46 PM   #7200
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Didn't mention screen name but mentioned it the other day in Tata Steel coverage
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