Personal Notes

Censor list cleared. I am curious how quickly it will fill up. / Update: only about 20. I am surprised.

Anyone objecting to the use of "foreign" languages on ICC in a stupid fashion (i.e. 99 % of cases) will be censored. I cannot stand such idiocy. "There are affinities of privation, though grimly different in degree, between the monoglot and the mute." - George Steiner

RIP David Ionovich Bronstein. There was never a greater Grandmaster.

I am not able to enjoy toilet jokes. But I am gradually beginning to forgive GM Topalov and feel good about it.

I am a bit sad that the annotational punctuation marks "(!)" and "(?)" have disappeared over the years.

"The man who does not know other languages, unless he is a man of genius, necessarily has deficiencies in his ideas." - Victor Hugo Required reading for the people who will not understand what I mean.

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