Yeah, he is the youngest in his group. He is smart and learned to think a little like a real chess player but he is also talking non-stop, wasting his attention on everything that happens in the room, obsessed with stuff like doing the castling, taking the opponent's queen, making himself as many queens as possible from pawns or taking a bigger number of pieces, etc..... I'm not sure yet that he knows that the goal is the mate not taking from the opponent as many pieces as possible
I was intrigued with enpassant, less so with castling. I liked stripping the entire army of the opponent, leaving him only with the king, didn't care about promoting so much. And I didn't like the queen, wanted to exchange it as soon as possible. But I loved taking off the opponent's queen.
The aim of the game will come to him in time
I think electric heat was promoted a lot here too but that was way back in the 70s. Gas is cheaper and widespread. Are you thinking that gas is dangerous? Not in my experience. I would never buy a house with electric heat, only gas. I hope solar panels become more widespread.
I have a gas stove (for cooking). That's not as common as electric stoves but I prefer gas, mostly because that's what I grew up with.
Gas is great, the problem is that most buildings here use oil for heat burners. I guess it is a legacy from the times when oil was cheap, then again the heating requirements during the Greek winter are not that severe. But now we have access to natural gas but we have been too slow building the network to get the gas to retail consumers and due to the recent problems we tax the gas too much
By the way, natural gas in the U.S. is too cheap. At this time it is better to buy in the U.S, liquify, transfer to Europe and sell it here than to buy in Europe. It is a combination of Russians exercizing pricing power and a supply glut in the U.S. But I strongly suspect that the the environmental regulations for "fracking" are not complete. Natural gas is not priced correctly and then the extraction technique uses too much water and water is not priced correctly either.
Ellison can do whatever he wants but isn't Passarel the tournament director?
I blame star for all this. She refused to take Nalby (
) photos and expressed extreme hatred towards him. As a result Rafito had to pay for all that bad karma.
Hmmm... time to change the thread title.
Ah, question about thread title answered.
I was searching for Rafa's car ads and found this.
What a beautiful Kia
. Gotta ask about it at my dealer's.
Good to see Rafa still staying low key and the people's person unlike that hairy Swiss businessman player who is sucking up to fat corporate pigs all the time.
A white Ferrari hurts my eyes
No, I think the title refers to Rafa's loss. But it's not true, of course
Thanks Evita, I saw it