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Member since Oct-20-04 · Last seen Apr-26-18
2006 Most Helpful Caissar Award Winner.
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2007 Most Helpful Caissar Award Winner
2011 Best Avatar Caissar Award Winner.
2014 Most Helpful Caissar Award Winner.
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2016 Triple Clown Gashimov Memorial (hosted by


2018 MLB season

Stanton/Judge 86.5 HR, <plang>'s guess is under. Currently combined 5 HRs

C. Sale v C. Kershaw (more Ks), I wagered on Kershaw


2017-2018 NBA Season Total Wins (Under)

LA Lakers 33.5 (34-44) L


2017 NFL Season Total Wins (Under)

JAX 6.5 (10-5) L
NYJ 4 (5-10) L
SF 4.5 (5-10) L
CLE 4.5 (0-15) W

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   WannaBe has kibitzed 42217 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-26-18 Jeremy Lim
WannaBe: <Penguincw> Yeah, NBA changed it, after POR won the Northwest one year and had less than stellar record. But was automatic #4 seed. (Reminds you of NFL doesn't it? 9-8 division winner is guaranteed #4 seed...) Now, if you compare that to ...
   Apr-26-18 chessforum
WannaBe: Last release CM XI, was 11 years ago...
   Apr-26-18 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Round 8 Ding-Mamedov 1/2 Giri-Carlsen 1/2 Mamedyarov-Navara 1-0 Radjabov-Karjakin 1/2 Topalov-Wojtaszek 1-0 Round 9 Navara-Radjabov 1-0 Mamedov-Mamedyarov 1/2 Carlsen-Ding 1-0 Wojtaszek-Giri 1/2 Karjakin-Topalov 1-0
   Apr-25-18 US Championship (Women) (2018) (replies)
WannaBe: Annie Wang, any way you can, win this tournament!! That's the best pun I can do with her name... =)))
   Apr-25-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
WannaBe: Seriously, if I am Michael Jordan, I'd stop with the Nike sheet, and stop being making money for/to a white man with my image/logo... I'd go at it alone, keep the money myself, not some honkey white-assed person living in Oregon. (Forefather probably owned slaves... Maybe, possibly,
   Apr-25-18 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Just lost my bet on "No". Next step is to disown her. =))
   Apr-25-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
WannaBe: Don't think reducing mine would help my bowling score...
   Apr-25-18 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: WeWork owes $18<BILLION> in rent?!!?
   Apr-25-18 Rauf Mamedov (replies)
WannaBe: Could be Kappa Gamma <???> Beta, Gamma, Epsilon, Eta, Iota, Kappa, Mu, Nu, Pi (long shot), Rho. Rho, Rho, Rho your boat, gently down the Volga...
   Apr-24-18 US Championship (2018) (replies)
WannaBe: <chancho> Thanks for that link, just finished watching the video. =))
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  technical draw: <diceman><The first wheel I saw was on a billboard, so your bet had no chance. You really need to rethink your wheel selection method)>

Haha! You fell for the dumbest tourist trap in Vegas. The old billboard roulette. The dumb tourist sees that the ball is painted on number 3 and still they bet on other numbers. By the way if you're ever in Brooklyn let me know. I have a hot real estate deal for you.

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  diceman: <technical draw:

Haha! You fell for the dumbest tourist trap in Vegas.>

No, that was your bet.

I had already lost my money at the
Craps Table billboard.

Being an experienced gambler, I like to
play the billboards with lower house

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  WannaBe: More trouble for Facebook as Australia officially opened investigation, and Indonesia is considering doing the same:

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  thegoodanarchist: <diceman> do you go to Reno, or just Vegas?
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  diceman: <thegoodanarchist:

<diceman> do you go to Reno, or just Vegas?>

Never been.
Atlantic City/Foxwoods/Mohegan Sun
have been my gambling.

By the time I get as far as Arizona, I know too many gun owners, and opt for shooting guns vs craps!

At least on the east-coast there's nothing else to do. :)

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  zborris8: On MLB's Venditte, 2015:
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  thegoodanarchist: <WannaBe> If I ever meet you in person, and you are NOT wearing a red velvet robe as in your avatar, I think I will be disappointed.
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  WannaBe: Wear my Ralph shirt from Simpsons. =))
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  WannaBe: Another round (third one) of layoffs at Theranos, reports say around 100 of the 125 employees were let go:

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  WannaBe: iOS 11.3 update causing problems:

I am almost at the point, where I think Apple do this intentionally...

Look for iOS 11.3.1 in about 2 weeks.

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  WannaBe: Today's chess quote:

"The laws of chess are as beautiful as those governing the universe -- and as deadly. " by Katherine Neville

Since I've never heard of her, had to look it up.

Her novel "The Eight" involved chess.

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  WannaBe: Just found out, there is a company with trading symbol WFT.

Had to do a double-take on that. =))

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  WinKing: <WannaBe> please check your picks in <lostemperor>'s forum. You have Radjabov listed twice. You need to fit Wojtaszek in there somewhere.
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  WinKing: Almost forgot...get a refund on that Ouija board. ;)
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  WannaBe: Thank you, <WinKing>.
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  WannaBe: WSJ journalist, that exposed Theranos, have a book coming out May 21st. Can't wait to get a copy!

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  thegoodanarchist: < WannaBe: ...

Her novel "The Eight" involved chess. >

I prefer "Ate"

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  thegoodanarchist: < WannaBe: Just found out, there is a company with trading symbol WFT.

Had to do a double-take on that. =))>

It's better than having "FUD" as your symbol!

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  WinKing: Hi WannaBe,

<<>Gashimov Memorial 2018<>>

3 days to go!

Countdown to Gashimov 2018:

♘SHAMKIR♘Gashimov Memorial 2018♗SHAMKIR♗

This tournament will run from Apr. 19th thru Apr. 28th 2018. (9 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Mamedyarov, Karjakin, Ding Liren, Giri, Topalov, Radjabov, Wojtaszek, Navara & Mamedov

Average rating: 2767 (as of 4/10/18) - Category XXI


<<>Gashimov Memorial 2018<>>

Schedule -

Round 1 is Thursday April 19th & it starts @ 15:00hrs(3pm) Shamkir, Azerbaijan time(7am chessgames time). All rounds begin @ 15:00 hrs. except for the 9th round which begins one hour earlier @ 14:00 hrs(2pm).

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

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User: OhioChessFan (Moves Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in). This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.


Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

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Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!


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  WannaBe: Looks like Russian hackers are on the loose, again...

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  WannaBe: JRE 1.8 Update 171 b11 works great with CVD! =)
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  WannaBe: News that if you use "Sign in with Facebook" on non-facebook sites/apps, third party can gather/get your info:


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  WannaBe: On 4/10/2018 I predicted iOS patch for 11.3 would be released in a couple of weeks...

Today, iOS update 11.3.1

Man, I called it! =))

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  WannaBe: WeWork owes $18<BILLION> in rent?!!?

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  diceman: <WannaBe:

WeWork owes $18<BILLION> in rent?!!?>

No problem.
They'll just change their name to,"WeOwe."

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