I'm not getting much training lately. School, church, social life, major crick in the neck have been conspiring against me. I'll be at it tomorrow, though. SQUATTING. And then I'll be doing a lot of school work and studying. I should put in at least an hour every day of study from here on out in preparation for nonsense.
Here's a hint: don't produce something in a foreign language, even if it's just one sentence, if you don't speak the language well enough to know if it's wrong. In some cases this requires near-native fluency, or at least very good idiomatic fluency - particularly if you're saying something that is likely to be idiomatic. This pretty much discards the idea of using something like Google Translate unless you are desperate. It should also give you pause before volunteering a translation unless you're pretty good with the language.
I started Yusupov's book (Build Up Your Chess Volume 1) and am enjoying it so far. It's fairly tough.
We should make vegetarian chili. We have the dry beans instead of canned beans. There are pros and cons. Pros: cheaper. Cons: have to remember to soak them beforehand, have to make choices about how much to make. With cans, you just grab a couple cans of black beans, a couple cans marked chili beans, grab a couple onions, maybe some tomatoes, and go to town with the seasonings.
Anyway, I got a bunch of work done today.
A match between what was stereotypically known as the best chess engine for a few years (and which has now been shown to have stolen large amounts of code from a GPL engine) against a genuinely free (and open source? not sure...) engine that has recently climbed to the top of the charts. Incidentally, I use Houdini for my own chess analysis because it's free. Houdini seems to be creaming Deep Rybka as of the third game.
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