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    I got your first message but nothing after.
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    ok I found you and opened a chat but it says you're off line. Sorry I'm here and there, i'm also watching SG
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    yeah I'm on there - Nikolai88 - but unused to the interface
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    (Part 2)...Seurat's Pointillist Grand Jette (which you may remember from Ferris Bueller's Day Off ), Grant Wood's American Gothic and Edward Hopper's Night Hawks. There are so many other great pieces in there that it would take too long to name, and quite lovely collections from Asia and other world regions as well. Mainly I would urge you to regard a visit to a museum as an exploratory venture. Walk around. See what interests you. Read the little plaques if you want to know more, and if you want to know even more, you might want to think about taking an Art History class while you're still in college.

    I'm a member at the AI and can get one friend in for free when I visit. I often enjoy running up there for a bit of a respite on weekends and sometimes show friends and students around the collections, so I would be happy to give you a brief tour of some highlights some afternoon after I get back into town in mid September if you like.
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    Hi ktm--Not a problem. I've been more than busy myself for the last several weeks.

    Dear me, don't feel "deep regret" when you discover a lack in your knowledge. This is always an occasion for excitement at what you are about to discover! The Chicago Art Institute is indeed an excellent place to start exploring art. They only have a few good pieces from the Italian Renaissance, which is a shame, but their Impressionist collection is absolutely first rate. You would want to start with the big room at the top of the main stairs. That room, and the ones leading straight ahead off of it contain the most famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist pieces, including works by Renoir, Van Gogh, Monet, Cezzanne, etc. The museum is packed with beautiful and famous paintings, but there are three that you're almost guaranteed to recognize from popular culture:...continued in part 2.
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    Well, I was on last Thursday.. I guess... if you do want to play, we should just play it by ear... Next time you're free and can play, and if you see me online, just ask me if I'm free.

    If we can't that's okay too. How is everything going with you?

    Ttyl
    Nik
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    Hi,

    What's up?

    I just finished the tournament a few hours ago... I played very poorly. I've been playing very well in short games (10 minute + 10 increment), in fact I beat my mentor 8 games before losing one in the last two weeks! But I played poorly this tournament (relatively)... For instance, I outplayed this guy and won a pawn but then made a positional blunder that restricted my King-side bishop (as Black)... Then I ended up resigning prematurely in an unclear position (ugh!), but oh well..

    I am thinking these days that I will take a break from playing, and only help out in tournaments or perhaps organize them... and in the meantime simply study. That way I can get stronger until I can win games more easily... I am excited about it though.
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    Hi, ktm,

    How are you?

    I am playing in the OK State Championship this weekend, the Jerry Spann.. it's fun so far. And someone donated a box of old NIC's, I took four of them..

    Anyway, do you want to play a game?
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    hi do you want to play now? or are you just dropping in between other things?
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    Hm.. Never paid anyone for lessons myself. My mentors taught me that the best way to get better is to memorize games.. And that really worked for me. Once I met Grandmaster Gufeld, and he told me that if someone studied 1 hour a day for 6 months but didn't play, and met someone who had played 23 hours a day for 6 months but didn't study, the person who studied would completely crush the person who didn't.

    I could be wrong but I seem to vaguely recall that 2 bishops and a king should win against a single knight and a king. I'd be interested to see the game if you'll send it to me.

    Wednesday unfortunately doesn't work for me.. Thursday I am doing something in the day but I should have time to play. I don't know exactly what time... perhaps around 5 though.. I'll try to find out if I can commit to that.

    How was your day? I guess it was a busy one
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