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FlakeySnowballer
11-04-2010, 20:49
So the next guy on the hot seat is Shurale. I think he is very talkative person and he will be glad to join to the hot seat, over and above he agreed on my proposal to do it.

Let me start...

1. When did you start play chess?
2. Have you ever won chess competition?
3. What do you do for fun?
4. Which universities have you finished?
5. What kind of sport do you prefer?
6. Do you watch "ProjectorPerisHilton"?
7. What is your favorite movie?
8. Do you like winter with snow?

Scatterling
11-04-2010, 21:24
Let's see.....

1) Have you ever shouted chess phrases during a moment of passion?
2) If somebody confronts you in a dark alley will you fight or run away?
3) What language do you prefer for swearing?:11363:

shurale
11-04-2010, 22:59
So the next guy on the hot seat is Shurale. I think he is very talkative person and he will be glad to join to the hot seat, over and above he agreed on my proposal to do it.

Let me start...

1. When did you start play chess?
2. Have you ever won chess competition?
3. What do you do for fun?
4. Which universities have you finished?
5. What kind of sport do you prefer?
6. Do you watch "ProjectorPerisHilton"?
7. What is your favorite movie?
8. Do you like winter with snow?

First of all, I have to prepare today
to my lessons tomorrow.

1. My Dad taught me when I was 6.
2. Yes, I have. But there are competitions and competitions.
3. What is fun?
4. I should have gotten my legal degree. What I have is pretty useless.
5. Chess is a sport, and my favourite one. I used to do a score of other sports in order to be fit and play chess better.

http://www.playboy.co.uk/life-and-style/interview/77583/1/Playboy-Interview-Garry-Kasparov/

"Kasparov: Are you crazy? Let me tell you a secret: Chess is the most violent of all sports. I'm a pretty good soccer player and a long-distance swimmer, and recently, I've taken up tennis, but I can tell you that there's no sport as competitive--yes, I'll say as rough--as chess."

"
Playboy: Is championship-level chess as tough physically as it is mentally?

Kasparov: Absolutely. In serious competition, if you lose your energy or if you have psychological problems, you can be destroyed. Before a world-championship match, I have to prepare myself physically with just as much care as for the chess itself. Running and swimming are the best for me--two or three hours every day. I also play soccer and some tennis, but mostly, it's the sea and the sun.

Playboy: You're built more like King Kong than like the garden-variety chess player. Do you lift weights or do strength training? Or do those muscles come from just pushing pawns?

Kasparov: No, I've never lifted weights. My energy comes from the sun and the sea. I develop my arms and shoulders and chest with long-distance swimming. This sort of conditioning is very important for chess marathons. Probably, it's because of that that I didn't lose the marathon match against Karpov, when I was behind 5-0. I was in better shape than he was."

==

7. Not even curious what it is
8. Russian, European or American?
9. I like fresh snow, it covers well canine shite. On the other hand, canine shite and urine is much too visible on old snow. Therefore, grass is better.

shurale
11-04-2010, 23:06
Let's see.....

1) Have you ever shouted chess phrases during a moment of passion?
2) If somebody confronts you in a dark alley will you fight or run away?
3) What language do you prefer for swearing?:11363:

1) What do you mean by 'a moment of passion'? Orgasm?
2) As I grow older I prefer not to walk into dark alleys... unless I want to confront somebody there.
3) I may mix two. An English adjective with a Czech noun or an English adhective with a Russian noun.

Bels
11-04-2010, 23:24
Nice to now you are on the hot seat, due to Flaey introducing you so well in your fondness of Chess. For me I got interested in Chess since the age of 16, when I went to Merchant Navy training. I gave up on it a while untill I decided to teach my children. I have now got interested in it more recently by playing on the computer. I love the game, as it must be one of the few games where you don't play for luc. Hence a brilliant game.

But my first basic question would be is. Why do call football soccer when you are not American?

shurale
12-04-2010, 00:10
sic Why do call football soccer when you are not American?

Do I? Did I? Actually, I don't care what it is called. Firstly, I never liked team games. Secondly, even at school I preferred to run a few kilometers rather than play soccer/football with my classmates.

nbogaard
12-04-2010, 07:49
Let's see.....

1) Have you ever shouted chess phrases during a moment of passion?
2) If somebody confronts you in a dark alley will you fight or run away?
3) What language do you prefer for swearing?:11363:

Oh, Scatterling, you made me laugh so hard!! The idea of shouting chess phrases during a moment of passion! 'Give me the Ruy Lopez opening!!!' You started my day with a good laugh. Thanks.

Scatterling
12-04-2010, 10:34
Oh, Scatterling, you made me laugh so hard!! The idea of shouting chess phrases during a moment of passion! 'Give me the Ruy Lopez opening!!!' You started my day with a good laugh. Thanks.

I aim to please ;) What a pity I know so little about chess. Did you notice I haven't received a conclusive answer to that question? Mmmm, interesting....

nbogaard
12-04-2010, 10:57
I don't want to hijack the thread and if you all think it necssary, I'll start a new one but chess is a sport??? I would have thought not. Interesting, challenging, cerebral and strategic but not a sport.

shurale
12-04-2010, 13:12
I aim to please ;) What a pity I know so little about chess. Did you notice I haven't received a conclusive answer to that question? Mmmm, interesting....

Honey, you're my Byrd!

shurale
12-04-2010, 13:14
I don't want to hijack the thread and if you all think it necssary, I'll start a new one but chess is a sport??? I would have thought not. Interesting, challenging, cerebral and strategic but not a sport.

It's not usually considered sport, because it is not sport for the masses.
Unlike soccer where anybody with legs can kick the ball.

Scatterling
12-04-2010, 13:57
Honey, you're my Byrd!

:Loco: Hahahaha! At last! (Had to Google it) You animal, you!

shurale
12-04-2010, 14:15
Sorry, Bird not Byrd.
My typo...
Bird's Opening - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:Chess_zhor_26.png" class="image"><img alt="Start of chess board." src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4a/Chess_zhor_26.png"@@AMEPARAM@@commons/4/4a/Chess_zhor_26.png

Matt24
12-04-2010, 14:34
Shurale, the crowd wants to know:

Why 'Shurale', you come across as quite a friendly sort?
Do real men eat breakfast? and if so what?
What is the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

Thanks Matt

herald1973
12-04-2010, 15:56
Shurale,

be honest, when you made this "declaration" you were really referring to a chess opening :) ?

Secondly, you did not answer the question ! :)


Honey, you're my Byrd!

MissAnnElk
12-04-2010, 16:35
Tina Turner or Aretha Franklin?

Coffee or tea?

Roller blades or skateboard?

Guitar or drums?

Mountains or beach?

shurale
12-04-2010, 20:28
Tina Turner or Aretha Franklin?

Coffee or tea?

Roller blades or skateboard?

Guitar or drums?

Mountains or beach?

1. YouTube- Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer
2. Coffee
3. Neither
4. The former

shurale
12-04-2010, 20:32
Shurale, the crowd wants to know:

Why 'Shurale', you come across as quite a friendly sort?
Do real men eat breakfast? and if so what?
What is the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

Thanks Matt

Welcome.
1. I like to hear people laugh.
2. What their real women cook for them.
3. Take it easy.

tvadim133
12-04-2010, 20:42
What do you like most of all in living in Prague?

What kind of "habits" of local were pleasant for you and what unpleasant or surprsing?

shurale
12-04-2010, 20:51
Shurale,

be honest, when you made this "declaration" you were really referring to a chess opening :) ?

Secondly, you did not answer the question ! :)

Sorry, I pulled your leg(s). Why should I say anything chess related during sex? It's like Pel would say in the moment of passion, 'Kick the ball!'

Matt24
12-04-2010, 20:57
Sorry, I pulled your leg(s). Why should I say anything chess related during sex? It's like Pel would say in the moment of passion, 'Kick the ball!'

I thought that the other thing that Pele was famous for was coining the phrase 'quando voc se encontra na caixa, caa!' so no time for talking, clearly you have studied this matter thoroughly, well done. Who would make it to your top 10 list of footballing galacticos?

Matt

shurale
12-04-2010, 21:05
I thought that the other thing that Pele was famous for was coining the phrase 'quando voc se encontra na caixa, caa!' so no time for talking, clearly you have studied this matter thoroughly, well done. Who would make it to your top 10 list of footballing galacticos?

Matt

I only know Pele because of the eponymous coffee. It was also the only coffee available at that time in my provincial city.

shurale
12-04-2010, 21:12
What do you like most of all in living in Prague?

What kind of "habits" of local were pleasant for you and what unpleasant or surprsing?

I like that it is a historical city and that it is not overpopulated like Moscow is.
It has considerable chess history connected to it.
Some Czech words have surprising meaning, taken into account that they sound the same or very similar to Russian ones. Pozor means attention. So, you can see a road sign, "Pozor deti".

Bels
12-04-2010, 21:16
Shuralle. The most interesting part of your thread involvement is your chess. And for me , I have reawakened to this interest also. Yes it is a brilliant game, and not a sport. Yet it is is a bhighly respected competition throughout the world. And without doubt the best board game you could ever play, because of the limited requirement of luck. It is mind against mind. And my guess due to this scary when you play. But no! It can't be be compared to football as a sport. But all due respect, it can be very exciting game with those who understand the game and are passionate about it, and believe me ! There are many.

How would rate yourself as a chess player?

Don't know?
You have beaten many enthusiastic players?
You have won many competitions?
You have beaten computers to level 3, for example.

You can beat anyone who challenges you. I think it can be done on internet, if you can do it.

How how good is internet nowadays on chess? For example can chess games be observed and saved to watch again and again? I would imagine so. Perhaps we can do it here.

shurale
12-04-2010, 21:30
Shuralle. The most interesting part of your thread involvement is your chess. And for me , I have reawakened to this interest also. Yes it is a brilliant game, and not a sport. Yet it is is a bhighly respected competition throughout the world. And without doubt the best board game you could ever play, because of the limited requirement of luck. It is mind against mind. And my guess due to this scary when you play. But no! It can't be be compared to football as a sport. But all due respect, it can be very exciting game with those who understand the game and are passionate about it, and believe me ! There are many.

How would rate yourself as a chess player?

Don't know?
You have beaten many entusiastic players?
You have won many competitions?
You have beaten computers to level 3 for example>

You can beat anyone who challenges you. I think it can be done on internet, if you can do it.

How how good is internet nowadays on chess? For example can chess games be observed and saved to watch again and again? I would imagine so. Perhaps we can do it here.

As I don't have an ELO, I cannot say how good/bad I am. I am a cafe level player, that means not really good. I don't make a living playing chess, so it means I am not very good.

I will answer the rest later.

Bels
12-04-2010, 21:33
You come from Taterson, and although I believe I know my Geography. I honestly don't know about this country and their culturel. Can you you tell us a bit about you and your country please, for cultural reasons , and how you feel about your country.

And how you you came to Prague, nice City by the way.

shurale
12-04-2010, 23:13
You come from Taterson, and although I believe I know my Geography. I honestly don't know about this country and their culturel. Can you you tell us a bit about you and your country please, for cultural reasons , and how you feel about your country.

And how you you came to Prague, nice City by the way.

1) The country is known by many names Volga Bulgaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:VolgaBulgaria1200.png" class="image" title="Location of Volga Bulgaria"><img alt="" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/94/VolgaBulgaria1200.png/250px-VolgaBulgaria1200.png"@@AMEPARAM@@commons/thumb/9/94/VolgaBulgaria1200.png/250px-VolgaBulgaria1200.png

But Taterson I am not familiar with.

2) I came to Pague by plane. I think it was a TU.

tvadim133
12-04-2010, 23:34
You come from Taterson, and although I believe I know my Geography. I honestly don't know about this country and their culturel. Can you you tell us a bit about you and your country please, for cultural reasons , and how you feel about your country.

And how you you came to Prague, nice City by the way.


Tatarstan!

If you heard about Kazan, that is exactly the capital of the republic Tatarstan.

Besides it is very ancient and worth visiting.

Moskauerin
13-04-2010, 10:12
Hi, Shurale!
Here are some questions from me.
1. Do you have a family of your own (wife, kids)?
2. Do you have any siblings (brothers, sisters), cousins?
3. Do you get irritated by small children, or do you like them?
4. What do you consider as your greatest achievement in life so far?

Judge
13-04-2010, 10:31
Can you play a musical instrument ?
Do you have a favourite ''local'' pub in prague, why ?

shurale
13-04-2010, 11:36
Hi, Shurale!
Here are some questions from me.
1. Do you have a family of your own (wife, kids)?
2. Do you have any siblings (brothers, sisters), cousins?
3. Do you get irritated by small children, or do you like them?
4. What do you consider as your greatest achievement in life so far?

2. I have two cousins, 1 in Tashkent, another in Russian Federation
4. I remember that question being asked during a job interview...

shurale
13-04-2010, 11:43
Can you play a musical instrument ?
Do you have a favourite ''local'' pub in prague, why ?

1. My parents said quite many times (like many Russian parents do) that I play on their nerves.
2. I play chess in a pub called The Royal Oak. It's owned by two Londoners.
http://www.royaloakprague.com/
However, I prefer cafes to pubs, even though sometimes it's not easy to deferentiate between them.

Moskauerin
13-04-2010, 16:41
Shurale, I did not mean question 4 (reg. achievement) to be so business like. But you need not answer if you don't like it. Same as for questions 1 & 3.

Bels
13-04-2010, 21:18
Do you play chess with a few beers? Or do you think that drinking some alchahol would weaken your game.

For example in Britain they play chess with a few beers. I have tried this against the computer, and I must admit I can only beat the computer completely. Even with a few beers you could make a very stupid move. What do you think? Do you stick to orange juice when playing a serious game. But the point is obviously is that the English pub players believe in playing while both are intoxicated with beer. Very difficult, I can assure you.

What I mean is this game of doesn't come to be a battle of wit and skill in chess, it becomes battle of who can keep their wits about them, whilst drinking beer. Don't you think?

ezik
13-04-2010, 21:41
Shurale, I did not mean question 4 (reg. achievement) to be so business like. But you need not answer if you don't like it. Same as for questions 1 & 3.

Ausgezeichnet, Moskauerin! Spot on!

Shurale, sorry, but I'll zoom in on that question number one:D :
- where did you meet your wife?
- were you high school sweethearts?
- what habit did she tell you to give up?
Don't answer if you don't want to, of course. No need to. It's only the hot seat...

FlakeySnowballer
13-04-2010, 22:12
Have you ever been in Brno, Krshtiny, Ledenize?

FlakeySnowballer
13-04-2010, 22:15
7. Not even curious what it is


YouTube- Прожекторперисхилтон 60 (1/3) (10.04.2010)

8. Russian, European or American?

Russian and European

Moskauerin
14-04-2010, 13:43
Danke, Ezik!
Maybe I just misunderstood the rules? If too personal questions are not allowed, then let's not ask them. I really might have missed smth reg. the rules of sitting in the Hot Seat and answering the questions.

TD
15-04-2010, 02:34
Maybe I just misunderstood the rules? If too personal questions are not allowed, then let's not ask them.

You can ask anything you want, but the person in the seat is under no obligation to answer...

Moskauerin
15-04-2010, 11:17
This is good. Then no one should be afraid of the Hot Seat. I've just had a funny idea of a person sitting in the Hot Seat dumbly throughout the whole time not answering any of the questions because they are too personal. :)

shurale
16-04-2010, 15:32
Hi, Shurale!
Here are some questions from me.
1. Do you have a family of your own (wife, kids)?
2. Do you have any siblings (brothers, sisters), cousins?
3. Do you get irritated by small children, or do you like them?
4. What do you consider as your greatest achievement in life so far?

Yesterday I was going to answer q. 1. when I had to get up and wash the bottom of my delectable toddler and then change browned panties.
I like the saying of a certain Italo-American, 'I'm not married, my wife is'.
I am not irritated by small children. I do however get irritated by the necessity of having to change diapers, general cleaning, dressing, by the inability of enjoying quiet moments in the loo (smth that you take for granted before becoming a parent); I get irritated when the good food I had cooked gets rejected for no apparent reason and some crappy junk (bought by the mother of the child) is consummed.

shurale
16-04-2010, 15:34
This is good. Then no one should be afraid of the Hot Seat. I've just had a funny idea of a person sitting in the Hot Seat dumbly throughout the whole time not answering any of the questions because they are too personal. :)

Nothing was too personal. I was a bit too preoccupied with 1) chess 2) my writing 3) the internet connection was lousy 4) I have to dedicate some time to my child as well

shurale
16-04-2010, 15:45
Hi, Shurale!
Here are some questions from me.
1. Do you have a family of your own (wife, kids)?
2. Do you have any siblings (brothers, sisters), cousins?
3. Do you get irritated by small children, or do you like them?
4. What do you consider as your greatest achievement in life so far?

O.K. That number 4. I was seeking for a job in some company http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boiler_Room_(film)

and the dude asked me what my greatest achievement was. That had to be about three years ago.
He also asked me how much money I want to make and when I gave a conservative answer, he said that the radio in his car cost that much. Which I assume disqualified me from the position.

Moskauerin
16-04-2010, 15:52
Many thanks, Shurale! May I dare one more question: what does "little white flowers" mean in your signature? (I'm too lazy to google it up). :)

shurale
16-04-2010, 15:56
Have you ever been in Brno, Krshtiny, Ledenize?

I've been in Brno as a translator of some writer (3-5?) times and once as a day tripper. It isn't a very interesting city in my opinion. It has to be something like Czech St. Petersburg, only it is much less interesting than St. P. They even shot a film, 'Nuda v Brne' i.e. Boredom in Brno.
Ledenice is not far from Ceske Budejovice, there was a fortress build around 1250... Do you have some relatives in that town? Because it's really an unexciting place.

Moskauerin
20-04-2010, 11:48
The Hot Seat has become totally cold... The frozen seat... :(

MissAnnElk
20-04-2010, 11:51
The Hot Seat has become totally cold... The frozen seat... :(

Oh, dear! Perhaps it is time to find a new [-]victim[/-] volunteer.

dontcallme
20-04-2010, 14:19
The Hot Seat has become totally cold... The frozen seat... :(


Oh, dear! Perhaps it is time to find a new [-]victim[/-] volunteer.

I think a week is enough. Good job Shurale.

BrandonL
20-04-2010, 14:24
So, the hot seat is pretty much, everyone asks as many questions, and you just answer?
Sounds fun.

Moskauerin
20-04-2010, 16:27
Fun it is. The problem now seems to be that Shurale has disappeared. And he has not found any successor (which he should have done by the rules). To say nothing that he has not disclosed the mystery of the "little white flowers" in his signature. I'm quite indignant. :) So now the "Hot throne" is empty for an indefinite time. And it is already Tuesday...

tvadim133
20-04-2010, 16:35
we can make a coup d'etat..... or wait for the king....

MissAnnElk
20-04-2010, 17:08
So, the hot seat is pretty much, everyone asks as many questions, and you just answer?
Sounds fun.

BrandonL: would you like a go?

BrandonL
20-04-2010, 17:10
Sure, why not.
Sounds like fun.

MissAnnElk
20-04-2010, 17:15
Sure, why not.
Sounds like fun.

I'll start a new thread.

Bels
20-04-2010, 23:39
It appears that this thread might be closed very soon as there is already a new one on the horseat. However for me , you continue to be the most interesting member on hotseat. Looking at your profile, you are European. How and when did you learn your English. I ask because your vocabulary and style of English is strongly American. Have you ever lived in America for a period of time? As it appears so to me. A fine example is diapers rather than nappies or Pampers, or Huggies? Now most of the course books are British English, so that is why I ask.


Yesterday I was going to answer q. 1. when I had to get up and wash the bottom of my delectable toddler and then change browned panties.
I like the saying of a certain Italo-American, 'I'm not married, my wife is'.
I am not irritated by small children. I do however get irritated by the necessity of having to change diapers, general cleaning, dressing, by the inability of enjoying quiet moments in the loo (smth that you take for granted before becoming a parent); I get irritated when the good food I had cooked gets rejected for no apparent reason and some crappy junk (bought by the mother of the child) is consummed.