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Re:Congratulations Tom - 200 plus
« on: November 12, 2005, 02:54AM »
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Quote from: nuppynup on November 11, 2005, 07:46PM   

All those lovely chess sets piled up (probably hardly ever played). Doesn't it make you feel somewhat of a miser?

There you are wrong!

I agree they don't all play every day. But quite regularly test matches are being held between them - and no cricket!

Reports about some of these matches to be found at:

  http://overtom.nl/weblog/chess&comp.html

Needless to say that if you are around in Amsterdam, you're always welcome to play with any of the computers!

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tom
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Re:Congratulations Tom - 200 plus
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2005, 07:46PM »
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You ought to be ashamed of yourself! All those lovely chess sets piled up (probably hardly ever played). Doesn't it make you feel somewhat of a miser? Now as a psychologist I can help you overcome this addictive habit - just send me one or two sets a week over the next 6 months or so and I assure you that you will feel so much better within yourself (please start with the second row from the left). PM me for address details - together we can knock this destructive addiction to touch.
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Re:Congratulations Tom - 200 plus
« Reply #2 on: November 7, 2005, 10:20AM »
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Quote from: Overtom on November  7, 2005, 06:05AM   

...And what intrigued me was a cable that seemed to enter behind a tile in the ceiling. Looks like an old-fashioned wired network - like mine.
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Hi Tom! You got it right I don't use that cable anymore but it is still hanging there 

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Re:Congratulations Tom - 200 plus
« Reply #3 on: November 7, 2005, 06:05AM »
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Sorry, I should address both Ismenio and Mike, so:

Ismenio,

> And it is organized. Unlike mine.

I don't know why you call it organized. I didn't see much difference with the degree of organization of your collection. I particularly liked the impressive Phantoms. Coloured me almost green with envy

And what intrigued me was a cable that seemed to enter behind a tile in the ceiling. Looks like an old-fashioned wired network - like mine.

Mike,

> Tom what is the one below the Sphinx Sierra please.
> It looks like a mini version of the Mach IV case.

The name of the computer is Super Mondial, bought from the heir of a Dutch chessplayer who must have been extremely careful with it.

If I were so careful, I would have had more functioning computers

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Re:Congratulations Tom - 200 plus
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Ismenio,

> And it is organized. Unlike mine.

I don't know why you call it organized. I didn't see much difference with the degree of organization of your collection. I particularly liked the impressive Phantoms. Coloured me almost green with envy 

And what intrigued me was a cable that seemed to enter behind a tile in the ceiling. Looks like an old-fashioned wired network - like mine.

> Tom what is the one below the Sphinx Sierra please.
> It looks like a mini version of the Mach IV case.

The name of the computer is Super Mondial, bought from the heir of a Dutch chessplayer who must have been extremely careful with it.

If I were so careful, I would have had more functioning computers 

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tom
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Re:Congratulations Tom - 200 plus
« Reply #5 on: November 6, 2005, 04:46PM »
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Great photos chaps. The reality of chess computer collecting, not those posed photos we see all the time. A delight !! 

Ismenio you have lots of space left.

Tom what is the one below the Sphinx Sierra please. It looks like a mini version of the Mach IV case.

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« Reply #6 on: November 5, 2005, 06:01PM »
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Wow! I'm impressed! Well done Tom! And it is organized. Unlike mine. Though I plan on working on that this week.

Here' s what my mess looks like:
(Including a recent non-dedicated chess stuff )











And there's more that I'm too ashamed to show how they are right now

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Re:Congratulations Tom - 200 plus
« Reply #7 on: November 5, 2005, 03:04PM »
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Well, thanks a lot, folks. But I hope you realize two hundred is rather arbitrary. Why not 204 (CC hex), or 255 (FF) or 256 (100)?

Of course, I would gladly have received y'all with a glass of champagne and given you a guided tour of the museum.

But since most of you live too far away for that, all I can do is a cyber-mini-tour. The picture below shows about two thirds of the collection.



I'll raise my glass and if you do too, then cheers!

tom
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« Reply #8 on: November 5, 2005, 08:16AM »
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I want to say the same thing! =)
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Congratulations Tom - 200 plus
« Reply #9 on: November 5, 2005, 06:26AM »
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I noticed on your website Tom that you had sailed through the 200 chess computer mark and are now well on your way to the next....

Congratulations and thank you for the great photographs and information on the website :-

http://www.xs4all.nl/~tluif/chescom/Engindex.html

Mike
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