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My 41th birthday

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  1. robocop (actually)

    robocop (actually) Well-Known Member
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    So tomorrow's my 41th birthday. My chess.com chess ratings are at all-time highs except bullet because I can't move the mouse fast enough. 14-day per move is 1733.

    Also, I've read 50 books since my last birthday exactly. That makes at least 1050 in my life.

    I have 6 published books now, many in multiple editions.

    I have a zoom job tutoring students with bachelor's degrees from other countries for the GRE/GMAT in math so they can get visas.

    Thank you for reading this.
     
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  2. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    I pat myself on the back now and then

    it feels good

    at 65...I still out perform my co workers

    when I was sooooo much younger I was set about reading the World Book Encyclopedia
    didn't quite get that done
    nowadays I scan for science on youtube......and yes you can

    yesterday I discovered the quotes of Confucius
    good stuff

    btw....your reading speed seems quick
    is that natural....or did you learn a technique?
     
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  3. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    oh....and

    happy birthday
     
  4. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Happy birthday.

    A long time ago in a forgotten age, I would have noted that next year you'll learn the secret to life, the universe and everything. But let's see what 2021 brings.
     
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    Happy birthday, and keep up the good work.
     
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    Happy birthday !
     
  7. Cooky

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    Do you have a designated reading spot, or do you read books wherever you find yourself to be?

    Happy birthday, BTW. :)
     
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    Happy birthday!

    And may the best be yet to come!
     
  9. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Happy birthday. Take a break from chess, maths, books and general, all round success for half an hout and enjoy the cake

    Another-Year-Older-800x800.jpg
     
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  10. robocop (actually)

    robocop (actually) Well-Known Member
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    I read the old huge Guniess Book of World Records when I was young with a very good, almost photographic memory that I still kind of have, but memories fade after a while.
     
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    Sitting down in my apartment or lobby and reading on my Kindle or a printed book. I'm a poor reader, or maybe I should say I'm a good reader but slow, but if I spend a lot of time it's OK.
     
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    robocop (actually) Well-Known Member
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    I peak at things later in life because my neurotransmitters started out too high, so they're balanced at things when other people may age are low already.
     
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    You have achieved many thresholds. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

    I like chess. :) But don't have time to play.
     
  14. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Here's yer cake....
    [​IMG]

    Btw, yer avatar looks like Andrew Martin, not Robocop.
     
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  15. robocop (actually)

    robocop (actually) Well-Known Member
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    I don't know if you mean BiCentennial Man with Robin Williams, but that's who I was going for.
     
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    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    He's the guy.
     
  17. Gargovic Malkav

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    Happy birthday!
     
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    Just my experience with Chess.com

    I manage to get my rating above 1800. First tournament @ 1800-2000 I got my backside thoroughly handed to me. Seems a completely different level of chess player past 1800.
     
  19. robocop (actually)

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    My USCF is 1809 standard and 1665 quick.
     
  20. robocop (actually)

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    You probably studied a lot like I have. My secret is to play 14-day per move and then think 12 moves ahead if necessary or more if necessary.
     
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