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|Jun-19-12|| ||Richard Taylor: <ACMEKINGKRUSHER: Howdy,
I just looked at the TAL MEMORIAL results. It is great to see that MAGNUS is on top with NO LOSSES whatsoever. The only participant with NO LOSSES. Congratulations on some fantastic play. No UFF DA games there. Got to see the last 2. What a Fabulous Website! See You all later on!!!>
What's so fabulous about it? Are you an Enthusiast?
McShane didn't play very well against him though his b3 and Bb2 idea was not very good against pawns on f6 and g2. But he did try to attack. I didn't think Carlsen's play is that convincing (mind you of course he has played some great games and I only looked at the two wins he got)...he is good like a Capablanca or a Karpov when he was young... but Aronian seems the more innovative player. But Carlsen grinds out his games like a machine which does the trick!
|Jun-19-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Bob Dylan, "4th Time Around":
|Jun-19-12|| ||L13: I'm not sure where else to ask this, so here we go:
What happened to that player page where people posted humorous skits starring famous chess players? I remember it was quite active several years ago. I'd appreciate it if someone could provide the link because I forgot the name of the unfortunately-named player in question.
|Jun-19-12|| ||tpstar: <humorous skits> City of Moscow|
|Jun-19-12|| ||L13: OH YES!!! It was not a player, but Moscow itself! That's exactly it. Thanks so much!|
|Jun-19-12|| ||technical draw: The highest paid athletes. That's in the last 12 months. Read em and weep:|
1. Floyd Mayweather ($85 million)
2. Manny Pacquiao ($62 million)
3. Tiger Woods ($59.4 million)
4. Lebron James ($53 million)
5. Roger Federer ($52.7 million)
6. Kobe Bryant ($52.3 million)
7. Phil Mickelson ($47.8 million)
8. David Beckham ($46 million)
9. Cristiano Ronaldo ($42.5 million)
10. Peyton Manning ($42.4 million)
11. Technical Draw ($0)
|Jun-19-12|| ||HeMateMe: Where is McShane on that list? Aren't bankers better at holding up people than boxers and footballers? I mean, were talking about the REAL pros, here.|
|Jun-19-12|| ||technical draw: What's missing on the highest paid athletes list above? Special prize to whoever answers correctly.|
|Jun-19-12|| ||boz: <What's missing on the highest paid athletes list above? Special prize to whoever answers correctly.>|
You forgot the 2 before the zero for ahlete number 11?
|Jun-19-12|| ||OhioChessFan: I see three things missing:
1. technical draw's millions.
2. A baseball player.
3. A woman.
|Jun-19-12|| ||Jim Bartle: True, no baseball players, no women. No Lionel Messi, either.|
|Jun-19-12|| ||technical draw: You're all winners but I was thinking: No females. I guess it's true this thing about a gender gap.|
|Jun-19-12|| ||Jim Bartle: I think the highest earning females are usually the top tennis players. Since no one player is really dominating these days, maybe none is earning really big, big bucks.|
I'll bet Serena Williams was in the top ten several times, and Maria Sharapova as well. Sharapova is on her way back now, though.
No race car drivers, either. I always thought the top Formula One drivers earned a ton.
I'd be interested to know how much of that is salary or prize-winning, and how much is endorsements.
|Jun-19-12|| ||technical draw: <I'd be interested to know how much of that is salary or prize-winning, and how much is endorsements.>|
A good guess would be that 80% is endorsements in most excepting the boxers.
|Jun-19-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Boxcar Willie, "This Ole House":
|Jun-19-12|| ||Shams: Maybe a cricketer?|
|Jun-19-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Looks like Maria Sharapova earned about 25 million last year.|
|Jun-19-12|| ||valiant: <Maybe a cricketer?>|
"Soccer Stars Are Paid The Best, And Indian Cricketers Out-Earn NFL Players ...
If you're looking for an up-and-comer among world sports leagues, though, consider Indian cricket. All 10 teams from the four-year-old Indian Premier League show up in the top 75 of Sporting Intelligence's list (which includes 278 teams).
They all were ahead of the NFL's biggest spender ó the Pittsburgh Steelers. That team's $2.9 million average salary made it No. 75."
|Jun-19-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Blonde on Blonde, "Whole Lotta Love":
|Jun-19-12|| ||Jim Bartle: NFL teams are going to have relatively low average salaries because each team has 45 players, almost double that in any other sport. So there will be a number of players earning near the minimum, bringing down the average.|
|Jun-19-12|| ||Calli: Jim, it's even more than double. 45 are active for each game but they have 53 on the roster nowadays.|
|Jun-19-12|| ||waustad: They tend to get hurt quickly too, so most don't ever get to make much. I heard Jody Gerut talking about doing financial about advising with athletes because 80% of football (gridiron variety) players are bankrupt within 5 years of retirement. The number he gave for basketball wasn't quite as bad. Baseball came out better because of the minor leagues, where a player can ease into and out of the bigs so careers tend to be longer.|
|Jun-19-12|| ||waustad: Gerut knows about being an injured jock but has a Stanford degree to fall back on.|
|Jun-20-12|| ||HeMateMe: England beats Ukraine 1-0, next up is France in the quarters, Euro football 2012.|
Wayne Rooney is back from suspension, scores a goal. How do you get suspended from soccer, anyway? Pee on a Ref?
Anyway, the pubs must have been full in the UK yesterday. Don't you chess/footballers get too rowdy. You don't want England to get banned from the Continent, like back in the 1980s.
|Jun-20-12|| ||blazerdoodle: Gentleman, I'm taking notes! Thanks!
*diceman. Thanks. I like that idea.
*moronovich. Thanks, Iím starting to like 1...e5 even more now that I'm reading games.
The Orangutan is an amazing opening alright.
This is the kind of opening that makes me nervous, lol... uh, they all do, I guess, at my lowly level... but I have an idea against quite a few - how to play the Ruy, Q's Gambit, 2 nights, etc., even if poor or hit and miss, I can play them. Some of these orangutan games are out of the blue.
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