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I’m becoming concerned here as I prefer to engage in the workings of machinery rather than the appearance of them. What lies below isn’t an accurate reflection of how things are. Representing my county online and being the top player in the team depicts the absence of those who count more so than show who is present.

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The confectionary I couldn’t play chess without once upon a time. Cost -55p: rating increase +5.

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I posted the following on fb nine years ago to the day.

White plays the counter-intuitive c5 and wins since the black king is too far to do anything.

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A mere 26 years on, since I ran away from the responsibility of being Tournament Organizer at my home club, I’m back at it again. The difference is, this time its all on-line quickplay stuff, which is a damn site easier to do than club championships where more than half never even shown up once!

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Sometimes I play chess without the right thinking cap on.

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Apologies for the somewhat pretentious title. Carpe Diem refers to seizing the moment and the question particle ‘na’ is both informal and something used in speech in the Thai language. But who in their right mind thinks that below is worth illustrating? Titillation aside, what could the motive possibly be for showing this chess porn? It comes form a side line in the Vienna Gambit. And what on earth could be gained from studying this? This is one example where chess theory is best abandoned.

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A better word, better because it isn’t a term, is persistence. Swindling is, courtesy of modernity, becoming something of an anachronism me thinks.

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I suppose an apt description is ‘not your average xmas present’.

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