Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Rebels are we, though heavy are hearts shall always be..

My brother sent me these online tests. Of course there not totally accurate..but definately amusing and make for good conversation. Thought Id post.

You scored as Kantianism.

Your life is guided by the ethical model of Kantianism: You seek to have consistent laws rule your actions, and your will is directed by reason.

"I do not, therefore, need any penetrating acuteness to see what I have to do in order that my volition be morally good. Inexperienced in the course of the world, incapable of being prepared for whatever might come to pass in it, I ask myself only: can you also will that your maxim become a universal law?"
--Immanuel Kant

Divine Command



Justice (Fairness)



Strong Egoism




You scored as Christianity.

Your views are most similar to those of Christianity. Do more research on Christianity and possibly consider being baptized and accepting Jesus, if you aren't already Christian. Christianity is the second of the Abrahamic faiths; it follows Judaism and is followed by Islam. It differs in its belief of Jesus, as not a prophet nor historical figure, but as God in human form. The Holy Trinity is the concept that God takes three forms: the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Ghost (sometimes called Holy Spirit). Jesus taught the idea of instead of seeking revenge, one should love his or her neighbors and enemies. Christians believe that Jesus died on the cross to save humankind and forgive people's sins.











Friday, February 16, 2007

2/7/07 Dan V Paul

At the UWmilwaukee chess club on the union second floor I sat down for a brutal two hour game against an unknown but equally skilled opponent named Paul. It was a freindly game, we discussed some aspects of play a few times throughout, but it had its intense moments. Paul is a tank of a chess player. His style of play isnt overly aggressive or defensive and their were no brilliant combinations or wild gambits. But every phase and situation that he was in was answered solidly, a good opening defence against the English or the Botvinnik variation as I was playing it, a queenside push in the middle game with a closed center (I disagree with bringing the queen to Qa5+ in the early middle game however) and an endgame that worked his bishop, queen and pawns somewhat smoothly in conjuction with eachother. He made only one major mistake by hanging the rook on h1 but even that is debatable. It could also be interpreted as a sacrifice for position as it really evened up material and gave him an advantage of time and position. The annotated game follows:

Dan Paul
  1. c4 Nf6
  2. g3 e6
  3. Bg2 c6
  4. Nc3 d5
  5. e4? d4
  6. Ne2 e5
  7. Ngf3 Bd6
  8. d3 Qa5+?
  9. Bd2 Qb6
  10. Rb2 a5
  11. o-o Bg4
  12. Qc2 Bb4
  13. Bg5 BxNf3!
  14. BxBf3 Nbd7
  15. a3 Bc5
  16. b4! axb4
  17. axb4 Bxb4
  18. c5 Qa5
  19. Rfc1 Ra7
  20. Bg2 Bxc5
  21. BxNf6 pxB
  22. bh3 Bd6!
  23. BxN KxN
  24. Qd1 h5
  25. Rba1 Qb6
  26. Rab1 Qc7
  27. Rb3 b5
  28. Rb1 b4
  29. Nc1 c5
  30. Ne2 Ke7!
  31. Qc1 Ra2
  32. Kf1 Qd7
  33. Ng1 h4
  34. Rba1 RxRa1
  35. QxRa1 hxg3
  36. hxg3 Rh1
  37. Rb1 Qh3+
  38. Ke2 Qh5+
  39. Kd2 f5
  40. Qa7+ Ke6
  41. Qa2+ Kf6
  42. Qd5 Be7
  43. e4xf5 Qxf5
  44. QxRh1 Qxf2
  45. Kc1 Qe3+
  46. Kc2 Qf2+
  47. Kd1 Kg7
  48. Ne2 c4
  49. Qe4? Qf1+
  50. Kc2 b3
  51. Kb2 Ba3+
  52. Kxa3 QxR
  53. Qxp+ Kf8
  54. Qh8+ Ke7
  55. Nxd4 Qa2+
  56. Kb4 b2
  57. Qe5+ Kf8
  58. Qd6+ Kg8
  59. Qd8+ Kh7
  60. Draw offered and exepted