Archive for September, 2019

The Cry of the Constipated Democrat Party

September 30, 2019

Haven’t done much with commenting on the political scene.  After a long rest from it, I viewed last night the Levin news hour.  Did you happen to view it?  I hope you did because there was a sharp difference between what the general media portrays, getting the story from those Dems and one or two in particular whose hatred for the Donald Trump family reminds me of those constipated apes I wrote about years ago! Mostly however it reminded me of what brought Donald Trump to decide to run for office and the Presidency.  THE DEEP SWAMP has been exposed once more but you only find the political garbage spewed from the Democrat Schiff.  Doesn’t the D&C reporters ever study why the garbage stinks so?  Much of the Washington cronies of the past and current century have left our country a huge mess. That is according to Levin and company who exposed the truth of what many have been privy to despite it being blotched out from public scrutiny.  I am not sure it was ever different if you look at the way President Abraham Lincoln was discredited by the Democrats of old including some within our Founding Fathers convention.  They probably even cursed George Washington.

Well, it was all laid bare folks last night of what many have long known but have no say in what Washington graft over the years was so exposed but wholly ignored before and since last night’s TV broadcast.

I have only one thing to say to the pollution crowd–look for the rot coming from the garbage in California and Washington.  Which smells worse–I don’t venture a guess.  But the smell comes mostly from one political party and it spewed by the new socialist-democrat fringe and deep seated bench warmers.

Donald J. Trump is my President.  He is your President.  He has exposed the years of discord in Washington, DC that fosters the hatred of those whom have been exposed for the garbage seen across our cities.  I am sad to see Pelosi a double talking and double dealing political hack.  Her facelift?  I am disgusted to see how Mrs. Trump was attacked for her Lord’s Prayer talk. But mostly disappointed in the American people for putting up with those who work diligently to tear down our national American beliefs.

Don’s Bible Study Guide : The Holy Spirit

September 30, 2019

The Holy Spirit is a direct connect with the Father in Heaven.  It is important to study the Bible because you learn what The Holy Spirit’s inspiring message or sermon conveys through understanding such biblical study.  That is why the Bible is God’s direct connect with humans and further why evangelism is important to reach round the world bodies from many lands.

The Christian Faith is made up of sects having different messages but with one principle of Faith in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.  Prayer is the one thing that binds this diverse audience of Faith.  It is the one essential that unites peoples’ belief in God and encompasses various forms of religious beliefs.  This is the direct link with the Holy Spirit through the teachings Jesus taught in the New Testament to his Life and Death on the Cross.  He is the Son, God is the Father and the Holy Spirit is the eternal helper of those alive in the struggle for life and death versus the evil Satan who sits on a worldly mountain of hatred and bears the title as the angelic LIAR.

He is the teacher who provides us that the biblical story—that of life, death and eternal salvation.  It is his gift that through Christ Jesus, we have the means for eternal life in Heaven.  But. too. Jesus reminds us that failure to seek truth and be ignorant of blessings bestowed upon us, that falling into temptations can warp our brain to accept evil because of being blind to the Holy Spirit’s teachings coming from ignorance of Bible Study.

Don’s Coffee & Tea Break

September 28, 2019

The news on TV stations old saying: “People love to knock others with glee.” I was amazed to read the comments by critics who in times past seemed to worship the media stations and their hosts and invited commentators. Governor Cuomo lambasted people like Pelosi and leftist politicians and media and with good reason.

Give and take is what makes life worth living. If people all thought the same, it would not be meaningful. Life would be a drag.

Garfield and Jon are together in a panel and Garfield lets out a huge YAWN to which Jon says: “Sleepy?” Garfield replies, “No, that was my boring yawn!”

2014 Electronic Knights Final Chris Lewis 2340 takes first.

September 24, 2019

The 58 year-old from Lynchburg, Virginia axed his way through two final sections of the Electronic Knights Final, with the final postings beyond reach by runner-ups.

The English Opening A33

Chris Lewis (2340) versus Timothy Schoessler (1994)

l. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. g3 c5 4, Bg2 Bb7 5. O-O g6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. d4 c:d4 8. Q:d4 d6. 9. Rd1 Nbd7 10. Be3 Rc8 11. Rac1 O-O,

English popularized by Howard Staunton from the famous England-French Chess Match between Staunton and St. Amant has been a very popular opening system where Staunton found the Bishop fianchetto system on both sides of the board to be especially potent weapons.

In correspondence play both adversaries use literature and computers during the opening stage. How can one win a game with so much researched play fine tuned by the players involved and data at their fingertips? Quality play and research is the answer and adds to a player’s skill and potential rating climb. The study of middlegame and endgame positions anticipated will benefit quality for both players. Time and effort combined with research and personal technique are essential and rewarding. The study of Petrosian games is an excellent research source and his own games afford really great background in combination with my square count theory and other studies. A player’s personal style reveals a great deal in discovering hidden resources.

12. Qh4 a6 13. b3 Re8 14. Bh3 Ba8 played in Nakamura/Karrjakin, the winner believed it to be a waste of time.

15. g4! The use of this pawn will limit Black’s future counter play.

15. …. b5 16. g5 Nh5 17. c5! Rc7 18. b4 d:c5 19. b:c5 e6. 20. Ne4 B:e4? Both 20…. Qc7 or 20. ,,,, Qb8 were tries with fighting play of equal tries. White cleverly gains inroads by 21. Q:e4 Qc8 22. c6 Nb8 23. Ne5! This brings a pawn sac which must be accepted further weakening black defense of he kingside.

23. …. B:e5 24. Q:e5 R:c6 25. Bd4 f6 26. Qe3 f5! 27. Bb2!! e5 28. Bg2 e4 29. f3! No rest is given.

A square count bust effecting the central diagonal-files.

29. …. f4 30. Qd4 Kf7 31. f:e4 R:c1 32. R:c1 Qd7 33. Qb6 Rc8 34. R:c8 Q:c8 35. e5 Ke8 36. Ba3 f3 37. Qd6 Black Resigns.

The final nail in the coffin and dread to receive in the mail,

This is the art of correspondence play!!


Don’s Coffee & Tea Break

September 23, 2019

Sometimes your energy seems drained. Does it come from an intense emotional lift? That could signal a change in feelings about events that effect future prosperity. The old saying is true: “Ignore history and you will regret it since it often is seen repeated.” Logic is often shredded in favor of a false premise that cripples families trying to keep ahead of the boogey man.

How this crazy world survives is beyond understanding. I guess the cartoon sums it up for readers of SHOE when we look in on the garage where the boys have lifted the hood: “It’s even worse than I thought, Cosmo—This job is going to put me in a higher tax bracket!”

And Charlie is off the pitchers’ mound being forlorn, head down apparently suffering another loss. “I so wanted to be the hero…I could have been the hero but instead find myself to just be THE GOAT. Oh my–oh my?!” His alter-ego tells him: “Good news, Chuck! Goat now stands for GREATEST OF ALL TIME!”

ZIGGY is seen on the psychologist’s couch who is telling his doctor: “I don’t think I’m paranoid…but I am afraid paranoia may be out to get me.”


The Amateur Eye – Nurturing Child Talent/ Media Ignores

September 22, 2019

The August 2019 CHESS LIFE magazine, the ancient organ of the US Chess Federation renamed CHESS LIFE embodies the spirit of nurturing a love for chess as a game and its practice. This issue highlights a new technical book that is authored by Dr. Kenneth Kiewra that deals with nurturing the talented child. This interview by Dr. Alexey Root, WIM investigates youthful inquisitiveness wherein the parent-child relationship is explored in developing that child interest and talent. This involves deep interest of a child, parent, teacher, coach—- family ties toward meeting goals.

The media tends to promote sensationalism in reports but rarely ever examines the issues by educated professionals. This is accomplished in this report appearing in CHESS LIFE and skillfully discussed in a setting that is seen through the eyeglass subject CHESS. It is often pushed to the backburners of news worthy of publication and study if seen at all.

The Amateur Eye – Reply to a reader’s comments re Google.

September 19, 2019

Google via my WordPress has always been more than fair. You say that the reason they do not rank me high is because some of my material are repeats. I get news from various time periods, repeats or additional comments so I am responding to those beyond the original stories where seeming repeats are not repeats. My commentary is often different or made broader because of perhaps some additional research I might have made. Some of my columns are not written in stone. Chess is not written in stone because chess has a type of unique flavor. What I mean is that a story may be very similar but a different body. I do not look for those who make the rules nor really care about what position I hold by those in control of my PC writings as to ranking. I do not try to compete with others who I am sure have much more to offer viewers. My site is a bit uniquely mine I gather from those especially who charge a fee or offer a wider range of use. My joy is chess and mix with odds and ends in reviewing news or comics. I look at theory of chess as a picture of the human spirit and all it encompasses. My site is free and those who want to pay me can do so by giving to a worthy charity. Thank you for pointing out why Google will not rate me higher. But you see–I really do not have my site except for my reader base and visitors who I hope find my material worthy of their time and interest. If I can even partially provide more joy and happiness in the printed word, that is joy enough for me. God Bless! Don/Kindredspirit.

The Amateur Eye – Language

September 17, 2019

Am I getting smarter or just more educated in how and what my PC can accomplish in feeding my readers via my flighty fingers and brain power. Most what I write is new coming from my mind to you my readers. With me, it is the written word, not a pile of fancy stuff. It makes me work to see to it that language is important still to learning and enjoying the language of English which is my primary language so even in that you are helping to acquire knowledge, new words and comprehension of topic interest is broadening your learning sphere— the trip we take together.

It is the cartoons I enjoy sharing wherein I try focusing attention on the topic of the day. It gives me often a chuckle and a bit of learning from the usual opinion, sports and world-local news. The political haranguing bores me especially when it is filled with the political garbage too many teachers, professors and reporters depend on daily for what I would call “their marching orders”—ignoring our history by the political hacks who fib and denigrate our personal and national integrity– but more, our heritage of our Founding Fathers through the ages, distorting history in favor of a band of social doctrines proven to be hauntingly repetitive in false and illogical whims that neglect historical fact from the dream land of hipsters. Whatever happened to the teaching profession given freedom to seek isms of truth wherever they led and the ability to recognize fact from fiction and the rudiments coming as seen in many isms round the world proven to be faulty in practice as well as their doctrines.

We learned long ago to see and bear witness that God’s creatures are capable of reason and feelings. Birds, cats, dogs and horses are seen as typical family oriented pets fully able to experience bonding. Farm animals likewise are nurtured by farm owners. The hippopotamus whose best thought of as being oddly stupid and clumsy because of their size and shortsightedness are so depicted in adventure movies. Elephants are huge and for hundreds of years have been the workhorses among various peoples having a keen sense of achievement through training and great bonding with offspring. Various animal life help maintain a balance in the natural world. Even sea life exhibits life cycles and having benefits to the natural bondage for the young or as food.

Yet, in all of this grand scale of and for life or death, humans exhibit the best and worse in life’s expectations. Human bondage was a novel type that spells a little of good and evil within the human spirit. Maybe that is why God put before us the bonding for life and liberty of the HUMAN SPIRIT given to man. Through the evolution of time, the Bible was given to aid our understanding and love relationship culminating in TEN COMMANDMENTS given us for purity of thought and life’s walk. It was the first means for God to handle the evil angel, Satan. He put on Earth his own Son we in Christianity call Jesus in the English language. He bears other titles in name sake but no matter the language used, HE IS THE SON OF GOD and will rule the World and wield Justice at the end time when all will have to answer in the Judgement Day. In that time of tribulation, man will come to know what is in each heart and be answerable of his or her sins or righteousness.

If we look at modern times, programming like TBN and others who spread the Gospel round the World, make it possible by human ingenuity and blessing given authors the first real opportunity to reach peoples from every nation and background to benefit from a wealth of technology in reaching and spreading the GOOD NEWS of biblical teachings. Certainly I see this good versus evil awakening the Satanic rebellion even greater than ever before for Satan must be shivering knowing his eventual FATE now being carried out.

I am not a scholar of religious training other than to read my Bible and try to come to grips with the happenings of the day. It is enough to think one day at a time as I have no thought to influence anyone’s belief structure. For me, it matters not if folks are Christians, Agnostics, Jews, Muslims, Buddists, or Devil worshipers of any stripe because the background and nature of life across the Planet Earth is at its very core a sham of living and death whether it manifests itself accidently or intentionally. This broad spectrum carries with it such descriptions as suicide — war— murder— diseases. All conclude at some point in time as DEATH. One’s life is what one can make of it. I do not believe we should ever take one’s own life intentionally but firmly believe that life’s traumas can expedite such feelings coming from despair. That is the time to turn to our Lord and Savior for help. How? In one word: Prayer. That is the Lord’s door to our Salvation. It is really the only door that gives people a hope for a better Life is walk with the Lord who I believe helps carry you through whatever trials you face. With the Holy Spirit all things can be made right with and by Faith. That is the yoke of God’s blessings to all in need.

The Amateur Eye -danger in castling on opposite wings.

September 15, 2019

Players are always looking to new ideas in the opening play. The following example is taken from Amateur Team play from Feb. 2007.

White: Stein Black: Casella Opening: King’s Indian Defense/Averbakh Var.

l. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6.Bg5 Na6 7. Qd2 e5 8. d5 Nc5 9.f3 a5 10.h4 c6 11. Nh3 c:d5 12. c:d5 Bd7 13. O-O-O The question to ask is with black likely castling king-side with White’s aim to attack that sector: who will get there first and with forces to damage the king positions. An earlier idea tried was from 1998: 13. Nf2 Qe8 14. g4 b5 15. h5 b4 16. Ncd1 Bb5 with unclear play for both sides.

13. …. b5 14. B:b5 B:b5 15. N;b5 Qb6 16. Na3 Rab8 17. Nf2 Rfc8 18. Kb1 Na4 19. Nd3

Black’s square count is booming with both rooks on open files biting into the enemy endangering the King position.

19. …. Rc3 20. Be3 Qb7 21. Qf2 R:a3 22. Ka1 Qb3 23. b:a3 Q:c3+ 24. Nb2 R:b2 25. Rc1 White resigned (0-1).

As I said in the past, it can be dangerous on opposite wings especially for the Q-side castle. The reason is that the King remains relatively in the central files c/d region that can prove weaker than when castled on the kingside. When castling on the Q-side, analysis should be carefully weighed as to the dangers present to both kings.

The Amateur Eye – Dutch Warfare From the Trenches

September 10, 2019

When I first was acquainted with the Dutch Defense my mentor George Switzer at the chess and check club located in the YMCA on Gibbs St. Rochester, NY introduced me to this vintage opening to which I was wholly ignorant. But it fascinated me. I remember playing blitz, then called skittles with him exchanging many ideas he had passed on to me as a young pre and teen.

Years pass and my old cohort of sorts led me strangely enough to a modern era. As black I had decided to play the Dutch which we were examining at the time. The thought today of viewing this battle reminded me of that old skittles game that we enjoyed and debated in analysis. There were close similar ideas which this review found similar which makes my “Is anything ever really new” article I wrote many years later strikes a memory.

After 1. d4 f5 2. c4 e6 transposed from the current game by choosing 1…e6 first in this GM game from Shirov vs. Ivanchuk. 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 c6 aiming for a white square build up of pawns to offset the white fianchetto. I do not recall the skittles beyond a few more moves perhaps so I go now with the above game play leading to dynamic structure where black gains good central play for his units.

5. Nf3 d5 6. O-O Bd6 7. b3 Qe7 8. Ne5 O-O 9. Nd2 Nd7 White aims to bring the Knight to the f3 square toward the center and king wing pawns nearer to the enemy King.

10. Ndf3 Ne4 11. Nd3 b6 12. Nfe5 Bb7 13. N:d7 Q:d7 14. f3 Nf6 15. c5 b:c5 16. N:c5 B:c5 17. d:c5 e5 Might this position remind one of Donald Trump’s wall on the border?

18. e4 One square to far. Better was 18. e3 with unclear chances for both.

18. …. Ba6! Howser!! Look at square count for this bishop hop to a6.

19. Re1 f:e4 20. f:e4 d4!!

This hampers the heavy weapons in White’s arsenal.

21. Qd2 With the bishop controlling from a6 the f1 square confirms the weakness in White’s position.

21, ,,,, Ng4 22. Bh3 h5 Defense.. The Knight is defended and frees the Q for infiltration.

23. Ba3 Qf7! 24. Bb4 Rae8 25. Ba5 Again control of a vital square shows the value of squares in chess play.

25. …. Re6 26. Bf1 Nf2 27. B:a6 Qf3 28. Resigns (0-1)

While I won my battle due mostly to the time clock I do remember oddly enough my getting similar strong central play and the pawn structure. Chess games are won and lost I tend to believe by pressure chess. If you can build up pressure on squares, attack files and diagonals in conjunction with pawn structure and or blunting a route for counterplay, then you have prospects for a positive result.