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- - By Felix Kling (Gold) Date 2009-08-02 23:48
http://rybkachess.com/index.php?auswahl=Mainz+2009

Big thanks to Eric van Reem, who kindly allowed us to use his pictures.
Parent - - By keoki010 (Silver) Date 2009-08-03 00:09
Felix, great report, nice pictures.  Tell Vas he should buy you a camera so you don't have to beg pics from other people!  :lol:
Parent - - By Felix Kling (Gold) Date 2009-08-03 00:33
I could buy one myself, but I don't usually need it. Actually I'm a fan of Diogenes, not having much needs makes you happy. Also I've got some excellent old cameras (my father collected them) and a scanner would in fact be enough, but taking photos is an art and I would need to learn it.

Anyway, I could get even much more pictures, there's really no need to make them myself.
Parent - - By keoki010 (Silver) Date 2009-08-03 14:29
Yes, I know what you mean.  I bought a nice digital one; it sits on a shelf gathering dust.  I use it maybe once or twice a year. :smile:
Parent - By Felix Kling (Gold) Date 2009-08-03 14:53
well, that's how our economy system works :)
Parent - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2009-08-03 07:36
Very nice Felix. :)

Vas
Parent - - By TGO (**) Date 2009-08-03 14:53
Hmm...so I guess the big question is how did the blitz between you and vas go? :)
Parent - By Felix Kling (Gold) Date 2009-08-03 15:06
You seem to be really interested in those results :)
Parent - - By Highendman (****) Date 2009-08-03 15:37
Great report, very nice pictures.
Were the computer blitz games recorded somewhere, btw?
Parent - By Felix Kling (Gold) Date 2009-08-03 15:39
They should be recorded, I'm quite sure about that. But I have no idea where to find them.
Parent - - By Banned for Life (Gold) Date 2009-08-04 04:58
By the way, you did a really good job cropping the picture on the main web page to cut out the shorts, white socks, and sandals, thus making Vas look presentable! You deserve kudos for getting lemons and making lemonade! :-)
Parent - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2009-08-04 06:12
We aim to please. :)

Vas
Parent - By yanquis1972 (****) Date 2009-08-04 06:32
vas should start up a fashion line of rybka nerdwear(tm) for us fanatics. id totally buy (srsly).
Parent - - By TGO (**) Date 2009-08-04 16:47
Good lord yes, sandals and white socks?!...
Parent - - By Felix Kling (Gold) Date 2009-08-04 17:37
My favourite is still :)
Parent - - By TGO (**) Date 2009-08-04 18:22
beyond words.
Parent - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2009-08-05 05:26
As long as my computer doesn't care .. :)

Vas
Parent - - By Dragon Mist (****) Date 2009-08-05 06:49
This socks&sandals thing is spreading like a virus ...
Parent - By Eelco de Groot (***) Date 2009-08-08 12:29
I think Vas needs a little more colour, but wearing sandals in front of the computer won't help. Too little radiation from the screen nowadays! Except for certain members which still have a CRT! Also it is Deep Solor Minimum, meaning quiet weather, it is safe to go outside and collect some UV! Soon winter will be there again in Poland, having a continental climate. The Mexican flu may come back for real, it is not impossible, you never know because the Spanish flu did that, and need to build up some resistance! Doctor's advice, schedules can wait, just buy some better testcomputers in autumn and let members test R4- earlier, speed up things ten-fold. Doctor's advice :)

Regards, Eelco
Parent - - By Eelco de Groot (***) Date 2009-08-08 19:58 Edited 2009-08-08 20:01
To help Nelson Hernandez recover from the shock of seeing those pictures and as an example for Vas, how he could have dressed for that prize giving ceremony in Mainz, some pictures of what chessplayers used to wear, back in the good old days:


World champion Mikhail Botvinnik and Alois Nagler, Zürich 1956


Paul Keres and Mikhail Tal, Zürich 1959


Tigran Petrosian, 1953


Max Euwe, imagine him wearing shorts, perspiring or not, always dressed as a gentleman :)


Alexander Aljechin, Mannheim 1914

Eelco
Parent - By Nelson Hernandez (Gold) Date 2009-08-08 23:28
Petrosian is too casual in that photo.  Looks careless.  Imagine if he got a proper haircut and wore a dark suit, white shirt and skinny necktie.  Much better.  Euwe on the other hand is excellently dressed and his spectacles are clearly quite stylish.
Parent - - By Nelson Hernandez (Gold) Date 2009-08-08 23:26
I have already berated Vas on this pro-communist garb of his.  But just look--LOOK!!--at my friend Jeroen here.  What an appalling spectacle!  Good God, it beggars description.  Think what a wonderful example these men would be for us all if they were both decked out in stylish suits straight out of Gentlemen's Quarterly.
Parent - - By Dragon Mist (****) Date 2009-08-09 06:18
And just immagine trying to tell to someone outside of chess comp world that those 2 characters on the above picture are able to produce the most powerful chess playing skill in the world. Yeah, right.
Parent - - By GCP (***) Date 2009-08-09 08:38
Revenge of the nerds!!
Parent - - By Dragon Mist (****) Date 2009-08-09 13:10
Dude, where's my car?
:-)
Parent - By yanquis1972 (****) Date 2009-08-09 21:01
i have to say, they do both look a little blissed out on something...
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