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Paul Morphy RIP
Better late news than no news! Paul Morphy died on Thursday July 10, 1884. According to the calculations of PLANETCALC that makes it exactly 48,496 days ago. That is a LONG time. One hundred and 32 years, 9 months and 10 days. My condolences to surviving family members…
A good question! Back in 1859 this is what one learned scholar wrote:
But what would he know about it! Chess-haters are not lacking in arguments to rationalize their own frustrations in pursuit of excellence in chess…besides, Susan Polgar says the chess is good for us for a number of reasons:
(1) Chess keeps us young in spirit!
(2) Chess keeps our mind alert and sharp!
(3) Chess is fun for the whole family!
Tits and how to increase your ”ELO”
Chess boosts your sexpower!
The Ying and Yang of Ass:
”Every asshole is entitled to his/her beliefs. That’s the ying and yang of democracy.”
”Here’s looking at you,kid.”
A real clASSic !
Today’s recommended reading:
Only in Trump’s America:
Online Chess Idol Victim of April Fools?
Players of my generation do not go to Twitch or some of the more popular games-streaming sites. It is not a question of the silly-ness or dumbed-down content.
My generation grew out of the 3-Stooges style of slap stick by age 6…On the other hand, when surfing the chess websites it is impossible not to catch glimpse of some image pertaining to Twitch’s idols.
But I would hope that this image of Alexandra in black lingerie and a chess set on an unmade bed is just some asshole’s idea of an April 1st joke. Because sooner or later — probably sooner than later — provocative and playful idols might be mistaken for something that they are not.