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Piss easy shit

I started the shit up. No one pissed off even.

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A benefit of chess

Chess warps your mind. Would I have fell so in love with such obscure music in 1989 without chess being ever-present? Probably not. Here’s a take of 1989, which might not have been so without chess warping my mind.

Olcmarcus

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Unstoppable force

Memory tells us the parallels between placing yourself at a table to play a competitive game of chess against an opponent past his prime, and strutting onto a stage overrun with stagedivers with a massive machete, covered in fake blood and looking like you aren’t drunk aren’t off your face instead, and aren’t very good at pulling freakish facial expressions intended to make yourself look deranged are closer than people realize but only within the minds of those with an over-active imagination, such as yours truly. Most would agree there’s no discernable difference in your mindset…well not that I’ve ever noticed, and when your taste in music is as bad amazing as mine so fucking what, fucking party, and party fucking hard. Agent Steel is the outfit, and yes I know you, might not have a life, good sir, may never have heard of them.

It would be too erotic to reflect upon last night’s affairs and see myself, albeit fleetingly, as an unstoppable force. Although I am rather inclined to jest, delusions of grandeur can fuck right off for a working-class philosopher like myself. Socrates was once told at the oracle of Delphi ‘Know thyself’ Had he gone to Luton for such advice he would have been told ‘Know thyslf, now fuck off you cunt’. I just won on auto-pilot pretty much, nothing more to be said other than it was instantly forgettable as I shut things down almost asleep.

The prospects of another tournament that night, my third in two days woke me out of being propa fucked, and once I got going I was gaining decisive advantages that weren’t difficult to convert. It was called:

‘Some fucking internet tournament.’

With no sense of community and no knowledge of your opponent to focus with aplomb with satanic music in the background and about 30 bottles of coke running riot in the blood, the whole thing was a little hedonistic for an academic layabout like myself, then I floated off into another world, courtesy of A Flock of Seagulls and their inspiration of out-space phenomenon.

The track that propelled me to victory:

Olcmarcus

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The game lost to GM Bogdan. https://www.chess.com/live/game/5619363470

Olcmarcus

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Olcmarcus

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Results possible?

I’m white and unlikely to lose, so I tell myself. But just how many results are possible and which is most probable with correct play/technique?

Black to move.

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So 2020

I’ve taken a penchant to the St. George’s Defence this year, although in truth it’s been brewing for some years now. Perhaps I shouldn’t post this but in the diagrams below my opponent has approached it correctly (but don’t ask me why he put has bishop on b3!). The 300+ games with it this year have taught me that the pawn chain f3, e4, and d4 is a tough nut to crack, and compounds the rather passive nature of the opening, forcing play upon the flank…oh and btw, I don’t like to say such things but you might want to forego the only publication on The St.George’s Defence for the title is misleading, as it isn’t primarily a book about The St.George’s Defence.

Naturally, I had to play 16. …b4. Deny his queen’s knight developing squares, liberate my bishop onto the f1-a6 diagonal then consider …d5.

Olcmarcus

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on-off/off-on

…if it’s true that the Covid-19 pandemic is just a hoax aimed at reducing chess down to nothing more than a computer game -online my exploits shall be then…

…still proud of my county though (who I represent online now)…

…in taking inspiration from the song ‘Become a Machine’, by Chicago’s Harm’s Way, I may have a memory card implanted into my neck in order to assist with opening preparation…

…never slip up in the opening again…

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Ye olde fb…

Some late night thoughts from someone with a wandering mind…

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…come rain or shine tonight I shall be off to the chess club…

…an attempt to provide pictures of the route shall be made…

… (six hours on)…and here they are…

…me play only da six games afore de weather taketh a turn for thy worst in thee city centre beseeched by da protests, and moi a slow journey home above de riots…

Marcus McCreadus

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