Personal Notes

Currently teaching chess in the NYCity area. On staff with Premier Chess , chess tutor with Wyzant, and teach privately. Send message if interested in lessons. USCF rated expert,current rating 2039.

I started the Standard League on ICC several years ago . It later became the 45 45 league i am very proud of my accomplishment. No one else had ever attempted such . To me , it was an unqualified success, with no visible reward , except in the knowledge that i gave something to ICC that it had NOT before


i tried to get assistance from ICC administration, but unfortuantely they chose not to assist in any way. Perhaps , they wanted to see if the initail event could work. I DID set up a committee to help me, i received literally hundreds of messages in helping to create teams. I even created a web-page

NEWS 812 (8-Nov-97) Team ICC versus kasparov match results! Garry Kasparov played two teams live on ICC, as part of a larger promotional event in London. (See news 800 and news 811 for more info.) Team 1 consisted of: Knightrunner (captain) Catarina Minstrel RA and Torr. They put up a great fight ...

from GM Talion's notes ( i totally agree) : Ok, i'm fed up with all computer operator nonsense about going to the top of the rating charts at all costs, including limiting humans ability to an increment of no more than 1. 5: This is chess, not a speed or mouse contest. More? see his note 5

Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him a super callused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis;)

"ICC requires me to state that I am not an official vendor, and you should read the third paragraph in 'help Services'."

I give chess lessons online . Also if you are in NY City area I can meet you in the city. For rates online or in person, message me with your email address preferably and i will send u an email with all pertinent information

This note i shall put in a different quote every day( for a limited time only:) "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." - Dalai Lama

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