Statistics for pythagorus On for: 10 Idle: 0
rating [need] win loss d
Wild 1627  1 4
Loser's 1568  0 2
Bughouse 1491  5 13
Crazyhouse 1616  0 1
Bullet 1492  10080 16997 1
Blitz 1854 29581 31934 5
Standard 1979  28 22
3-minute 1348  0 1
1: hello I'm a philosophy professor, social justice activist, and thoroughly mediocre, but enthusiastic chess player
2: the ongoing destruction of Palestinian society is one of the great crimes of the late 20th century, and Americans are paying for it.
3: Americans are also paying for an empire that is going to lead to unimaginable human suffering.
4: It is our duty to oppose it.
5: Corporate sponsorship will not save professional chess. The problem is that you have to be a player to enjoy watching, unlike other professional
sports, so there isn't enough of a fan base for profitable advertising. This won't change
6: the same is true for lots of valuable things that require a major investment of time to appreciate - much music and art, philosophy, non-applied mathematics, etc.
7: 3-0 is 3-0, not increment. If you lose on time in a drawn position, you lost. You played slower and lost. Really, don't complain.
8: Thanks to all the people on ICC who play and give me an excuse to escape the world for a while. (As for those on my noplaylist, well, you were all outrageously rude at one time or another.)
9: my real passions in life are thinking about things like the nature of language, normativity, understanding and logic.
10: that, and my incredible daughter and my wife.