Newsletter January 2003 – JAX Chess News

Newsletter January 2003 – JAX Chess News

G-d Bless America
The editor Bradley Zang would like you to know that some of these stories are so unbelievable he doesn’t even believe them.

 Jacksonville Chess Club Scholastic  Saturday Feb 22, 2003

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Scholastic Section

Our Jan 25 Jacksonville Scholastic at Panera’s Bread  had 30 participants
The K-5 section had a 3 way tie for first between Christine Scott, David Weinstein and Sarah Calhoun with perfect scores of 3.
In the 6-12 Flecher Martin and Sarah Oliphant tied for first with 2 our of 3.
The Jax Chess Club now has its own rating system. To see how you improve at our tournaments. Just check out our website at
Next Weekend Jan 31 – Feb 2 – is the FCA Scholastic State Championship is in Ft. Lauderdale.
In two weeks Feb 14-16 their is a Scholastic Team Tournament in Orlando
The next tournaments scheduled in Jacksonville are
Feb 22 Jax Beach Scholastic Tournament
March 15 ScholasticTournament (We may run USCF tourney for adults along with it.)
at Atlanta Bread Company on San Jose
March 29 Pinedale elementary is having a tournament
Other Tourneys to look out for
Mar 20-23, 2003: National High School Championship. Columbus, Ohio.
Apr 24-27, 2003: National Junior High School Championship. Kissimmee (Orlando), Florida.
May 8-11, 2003: National Elementary Championship. Nashville, Tennessee

Strange News by Elliote Wisanski

The Newtonians Strike Back
We received a lot of complaints about  Liebnitzians and the Monadian Chess Club. We couldn’t get to all of them in this issue. One came from a British E Bay trader. (E Bay is a World Wide online Auction house). His complaint was so unique we decided to include it in the Strange Chess News.
Let Burt Morland tell his story in his own words. “Dear Sir: Your last Strange Chess News had many erroneous assumptions. Gottfried Wilhelm von Liebnitz was not the innocent naive persecuted figure the Monadians would like you to think. Your editor Bradley Zang was biased.  Did you know what type of world Liebnitz and his follower were trying to create?  Leibnitz once outlined plans for making a selfaware machines to oversee a  society, based entirely on mathematically-encoded concepts.
Your article presumed that British Newtonians hounded Leibnitzian to the point where they only felt safe in Hungary.  Then why are most Leibnitzian English? Augusta Ada Byron (First to write software applications of the Analytical Engine died 1852) was a English champion of the Leibnitzians goal.  Her father Lord Byron  (George Gordon Byron  was an estranged English Whig nobelman and an Icon to Romantic poets.) hated the Newtonian.  Lord Byron a cheiftain of the Monadian of Chess most far-reaching words were “Good company ‘s a chess-board–there are kings, Queens, bishops, knights, rooks, pawns; the world ‘s a game.” Lord Byron despite what the Monadians claim was not an angel. He was whispered to be the lover of Mary Schelley ( Writer),  probably her husband Percy’ certainly her sister Clair and his own married half-sister. Oh, Percy was also the lover of Clair. (If your confused  remember the British just made an Opera about the people on the Jerry Springer Show, to make fun of American culture).
Mary Schelley’s book Frankenstein was her way of showing contempt for the Liebnitzian cult led by Byron.
You want more British Monadians of Chess? Piggybacking on Augusta Ada Byron work Alan Mathison Turing (died 1954) ascended as the most prominent of them.  Alan Turing invented the computational monad, you called artificial monad. (He is considered to be the founder of  modern computor science, but more importantly wrote the first chess software.)
When you chat with people on line, do you know if it is a real person you are talking to, or is it a conversation-simulator as proposed by Turing? (Turing Test) Think about it, not only can the computer pretend to be someone romantically interested during online chatting, it can choose someone else, romance them in your name, then arrange them to meet you thus controlling who we mate with;  In other word, selective breeding to create better computer service people. Another British Monadian is Dr. Chris Winters of the famed Telecom Team. Telecom plans to develop a chip to be placed behind the eye to records people’s experiences. Then after creating a DNA replica (Clones) they will encode the information on the new brain giving people some kind if immortality. Don’t believe that is all the chip will do. It will limit our understanding to lie within  mathematically-encoded concepts. Leibnitz’s dream!!! They will promise us immortality but take away what? Well, they call the chips Soul Catchers.
The Monadians of Chess need watching!!! Look how they have screwed up in the past.  Did you ever here of Mephisto? Named after Mephistopheles a German medieval demon often associated with Leibnitz’s pursuit of knowledge, trading knowledge for peoples souls. (Faust Legend)  Mestipho was a chess-playing machine or maybe a chess-playing cyborg.  ( London 1876). Some skeptics thought some guy was hidden somewhere,  perhaps inside the machine deciding its moves, but it won too many games against the great men of chess, to be just some guy. (Maybe Isador Gunsberg but he denied it.)
Extraordinarliy it never beat a women.  Then in 1883 it played and beat Mikhail Ivanovich Chigorin , perhaps the strongest player in the world. (Founder of the Russian school of chess. See game below) . How was Mephisto designed? From diagrams  in a secret document written by Augusta Ada Byron. You can wonder how, computer chips weren’t invented yet. Part of the project was proposed by a Dr. Claus Zukertont a great monadian chess player and mortician. His theory was, If you could create a strong magnetic fields around a person at the time of his death, whatever escapes in the form of electrical neural patterns could be captured and then transferred to a disembodied brain.  Many scientist have proposed that consiousness is a merly a reverberating cuircuit on the thalmus region of the brain.
But what type of brain? A human brain, perhaps that of Howard Staunton kept alive partly by adding pig fetal brains stem cells to replace cell as they died. It was what we would call today the central processor of Mephisto. The Monadians don’t care what they do to create their Utopia or promote chess! Then on a rainy, foggy spring night in London while standing in a magnetic field generator he was tweaking, Dr Zukertont was struck dead by lightning.  His assistant,  Igo,  discovered the body in the morning. He must have felt lucky to be able to transfer the captured neural pattern to the cyborgs brain. Then Igo got Charles Gumpel a man who did experiments with artificial limbs to help finish Dr. Zukertont’s work, perfecting the robotics of its mechanical arms. Mephisto brought Gumpel fame and fortune which allowed him to travel the world. He even found happiness in France through the sparkling eyes of Angelique a beautiful dancer he met wheh she starled him by kicking his hat off at a party. Angelique delighting in the opulent lifestyle he provided eventually became his mistress.
She even shared in his interests like chess.  Then in 1899 Mephisto claimed it was dyeing. It couldn’t hold Dr. Zukertont reverberating cuircuit any longer because it would eventually dissipate. It required another mind to take its place. It begged in the name of chess save it! Or did it feel all alone in that Brain? Gumpel wanted to help. He needed money to maintain his mistress in the life style she was accustom to. But he asked Mephisto, “How could you find a person, know exactly when they would die and envelope their body in a magnetic field?”  Mephisto said the logical thing was to electrocute someone during a chess game.  Our intuitive concepts of right and wrong are not mathematically-encoded. People wondered why Mephisto alway lost to women and offered to shake their hand.
Was it to find a soul-mate? It is said Gumpel refused Mephisto’s plea, sent Igo away and locked the machine in a closet while on tour of Paris. When he returned, he found the closet door ajar Angelique electrocuted, her chard lifeless hand still stuck holding Mepisto’s mechanical hand. Fearing no one would believe him and that he might be charged with murder, he disposed of her body in the Seine river. (French tradition) This is the Legend of Mephisto. It is said Gumpel, broken hearted disassemble Mephisto and sent its parts to the four corners of the earth.
 Now the parts are being found and auctioned off on E Bay. Worse monadians associated with Telecom artificial life team are buying all the parts to reassemble it. Please Investigate! It’s easy I have records of the sales.”
Our editor Bradley Zang refused to allow us to form an investigation committee. He said, “How does Mephisto work? Electricity, Magnetic feilds that’s not an answer. Also this anti- artificial intelligence stuff is worse than that nonsense the Newtonian of Chess Godel, Dreyfus and Penrose have put out. This is crazy stuff. If this guy thinks I’m biased why should I investigate. I’m not Newton.”

Elsewhere in Chess News :

The New St. Augustune Chess Club very first meeting FEB 8TH 2003.  From Noon until 5 p.m.  St. Augustine Library Conference room. Mike Phone: 904-829-5702
Alexander Shabalov won the US Chess Championship that took place in Seattle, Washington on Jan 19 2003. Anna Hahn won the womens championship. Info
The University of North Florida Chess Club is alive.  The UNF Chess Clubs new  location on Wed night is in the same place as before (2707 in Building 14) except in a small secret alcove behind a new wall in the center of the old room. The entrance may be on the outside?
65th Corus Chess Tournament is taking place in a Holland beach resort called Wijk Aan Zee. It’s very cold there now but Anand seems to be sweating.
Gary Kasporov plays Deep Junior in New York starting Jan 26. The WCN has promised live internet coverage
Openings:by Bradley Zang
Mephitso Shock Opening
Mikhail Ivanovich Chigorin was reported to have claimed he felt a shock during this game probably because he lost. ( Maybe it was static electricity from the carpet?) Anyway that is why this type of Vienna Game is called the Mephitso Shock Opening (MSG). Some have asked we include a non annotated game version for easier play through. (bottom)
Mephisto vs Mikhail Ivanovich Chigorin London 1883 Vienna Game
1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 (Now a days 2…Nf6 if then 3.f4 d5 also 2…Bc5 Nf3 3d6) 3. f4 (also Bc5 or Nf6) 3… exf4 4. Nf3 g5 (Also 4…Be7 then 5 … Bh4+ Would take you into a Cunningham type position)5. h4 (also 5.d4 and 5Bc4 allow Pierce gambit) 5… g4 6. Ng5 ( This is called the Mesphisto Shock Gambit (MSG) It is a Delayed Allgaier Kings Gambit (DAKG). In Ruben Fines opinion the Undelayed Allgaier Kings Gambit is unsound but never mentions the MSG. Another words, If this were a undelayed Kings Gambit the knights on c3 and c6 would not be there. Ie < 1e4 e5 2f4 exf4 3Nf3 g5 4 h4 g4> Then whites best move would be 5.Ne5, Not 5 Ng5 the AKG) (6… Ng1 is interesting) 6… h6 (d6 is stronger and became book five years later) 7. Nxf7 Kxf7 8. d4 f3 9. gxf3 Be7 10. Bc4+ Kg7 11. Be3 Bxh4+ (It looks a little greedy but correct because Blacks Bishop can then go to g5) 12. Kd2 d5 13. exd5 13… Na5 (If 13…Ne2 then the bishop at h5 hangs. If 13… Nb1 maybe to stop knight trap but black loses more development) 14. Bd3 Be7 15. fxg4 Nf6 16. Bxh6+ Rxh6 17. g5 Rxh1 18. Qxh1 Qh8 (Nc4+ might distract the bishop at d3) 19. gxf6+ Bxf6 (Suddenly 20. Rg1+ Kf7 21. Qe4 (Sets bate for trap) 21… Qh6+ 22. Kd1 Bd7(Maybe b6 to give the knight an escape route.) 23. b4 Re8 (Takes the bait. This must be were Chigorin felt the shock, better is c5) 24. Qg6+ Qxg6 25. Bxg6+ Kf8 26. Bxe8 Bxe8 27. Rf1 Ke7 28. d6+ cxd6 29. Nd5+ Kd8 30. Nxf6 1-0 

Non Annotated version 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 exf4 4. Nf3 g5 5. h4 g4 6. Ng5 h6 7. Nxf7 Kxf7 8. d4 f3 9. gxf3 Be7 10. Bc4+ Kg7 11. Be3 Bxh4+ 12. Kd2 d5 13. exd5 Na5 14. Bd3 Be7 15. fxg4 Nf6 16. Bxh6+ Rxh6 17. g5 Rxh1 18. Qxh1 Qh8 19. gxf6+ Bxf6 20. Rg1+ Kf7 21. Qe4 Qh6+ 22. Kd1 Bd7 23. b4 Re8 24. Qg6+ Qxg6 25. Bxg6+ Kf8 26 Bxe8 Bxe8 27. Rf1 Ke7 28. d6+ cxd6 29. Nd5+ Kd8 30. Nxf6 1-0
Book Review:by BradleyZang
Gambit Opening Repertoire for White, written by Chess Master Eric Schiller
        IF you feel as I do playing numerous types of openings adds color to the Game. Then this book will look like a rainbow to you.  Don’t get me wrong some Gambiteers like the Blackmar Deimer Gambit (BDG) players actually play it to keep the game in familiar territory but some of us are Swashbucklers. I recommend it to the latter. On the other hand Mr. Schiller has also authored a book on the BDG. 
          As an aside Mr Schiller and some other great chess writers are active in a Yahoo News Group called Unorthodox Chess Opening. In that forum he has shared his opinion that their is nothing wrong with declining  gambits. We of coarse feel doing so is an act of cowardice.
          Clearly Mr Schiller is also classical opening player. I know this because I accidentally stumbled across one of his games while looking at a classical line of the Max Lange Attack. ( Perhaps I will show  it to you next month.) A line I felt was unfairly neglected by masters.
Also Eric Schiller wrote us ( see below) to tell us he is a Master not a Grand Master as we mistakenly published . It may have been a prophetic faux pas?
Correction: Thanks to our readers we found out that, while nobel prize winning physicists Roger Penrose is a chess player and uses chess examples in many of his lectures, he is not a master. His Brother Jonathan Penrose is a Grand Master and 10 times  British Champion. We will bring you some of his games in the future.
Joshua Hardee writes: I’m looking for anyone who might be interested in taking part in a live-action role-playing game I’m setting up. Our little community has been dwindling due to lack of care lately, and so I’m hoping to attract some “new blood” so to speak. I thought chess-players might have some sort of affinity for the machiavellian politics of the undead.
Wil Ransome writes: I think Elliote [?] Wisanski has it wrong. Jonathan Penrose was the chess master; Sir Roger is his brother. So far as I know Roger is not a chess player.Yrs, Wil Ransome (secretary, Muswell Hill Chess Club, London UK)
Eric Schiller writes: Thanks for the usual fascinating read, but the exalted GM title is something I have not achieved. (Well, I have played some grand games as a Master, so maybe that will do 🙂 By the way, since you have a club that meets in Borders, keep an eye out for my new books, which should be there. Gambit Chess Openings is another huge volume, little kids can use it as a high-chair… BTW, the link to the Castro article didn’t work, and I’d really like to read the article, in case you have a copy or a different link. If notI’ll google it. I think it fair to say that your newsletter is the “most unique” in the chess world.
Noel Cruz writes: Thank you for sending me a news and greetings to you also I appreciate i
Beji Annaman write: Was Geza Marcozy a Monadian of Chess? He ran a Math and Philosopy school in Hungary and wrote alot about Monads.
John Stuart writes: Come on chappie tell the truthe about Newton. He was a great man!
William Harrow writes: I can’t believe you would put down the man who invented physics snd calculus. Newton would never decieve people.
Thomas Fremont write: Unsubscribe me you Monadians! Everyone know the Raliens are a sect of Leibnitzians.
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