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Keyif's Blog


    • Taming the Bull

      1. The Search for the Bull In the pasture of this world, I endlessly push aside the tall grasses in search of the bull. Following unnamed rivers, lost upon the interpenetrating paths of distant mountains, My strength failing and my vitality... | Read More

      • Keyif
      • | Nov 4, 2010
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      • | 2 comments
    • Think you are strong enough to meditate?

      I saw this this morning and wanted to share it with my friends here. I hope you can apply it to your chess endeavors. Keyif Mark Eckhardt Since 1998, Mark Eckhardt has studied Zen Buddhism under the auspices of Bill Yoshin Jordan Posted: ... | Read More

      • Keyif
      • | Nov 3, 2010
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      • | 5 comments
    • En Passant: Bent Larsen

      I sadly submit this article about Bent Larsen. I wish I had known him. -------------------------- One of the world's best grandmasters of his day, Danish legend Bent Larsen, has died in Buenos Aires, Argentina after a short illness. He was 75.Th... | Read More

      • Keyif
      • | Sep 11, 2010
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      • | 1 comment
    • Live match tonight Chicago Blaze against St. Louis Arch Bishops

      Live match tonight Chicago Blaze against St. Louis Arch Bishops http://174.129.246.109/webGANC/viewer.php?meeting_id=7635368 | Read More

      • Keyif
      • | Sep 1, 2010
      • | 677 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Looking for work?

      I am retired and not looking for work. I got this contact today and figured I'd pass it along. Feel free to contact them if you are in this line of work. Personally, I am glad to be out of it.Job Title:  SQL Server Administrator Location:  Peori... | Read More

      • Keyif
      • | Sep 1, 2010
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      • | 0 comments
    • May Lighting Strike!

      Well today we had a tournament down at the University Golf Club and on the way there I called the manager to ask him to start setting up the tables. He informed me that he no longer worked there!!! You can imagine my consternation. Here I am up e... | Read More

      • Keyif
      • | Aug 29, 2010
      • | 663 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Playoff Match.

      I present to you a fun game I played this morning in a live playoff match.   | Read More

      • Keyif
      • | Aug 21, 2010
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    • Is this a Draw.. updated

      This thursday I played a fun game that came down to the following endgame. I was Black and was able to promote giving me the chance for a perpetual check draw. After looking at the game I wonder if there was a win somewhere. Probably not but I sti... | Read More

      • Keyif
      • | Aug 7, 2010
      • | 638 views
      • | 6 comments
    • July 25th Tournament Results

      This weekend was the first of what we hope to be start of a monthly chess event at the University Golf Club. As usual it had its first tournament issues, late start on the second round, forgotten powercord, confusion on the food and such but ov... | Read More

      • Keyif
      • | Jul 26, 2010
      • | 677 views
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    • My longest game

      Yesterday I had the longest game I have had so far. I was trying to get a Catalan type opening. After looking at his past games I knew if I played 1.d4 he was going to respond d5 which limited my options. He did exactly that and it was in for a lo... | Read More

      • Keyif
      • | Jul 24, 2010
      • | 473 views
      • | 2 comments