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Member since Oct-20-04 · Last seen Jan-22-19
Thank you Daniel Freeman and Alberto A Artidiello

Not enough words can describe what you created and what we lost.

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   Jan-21-19 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: <juniper anole> Of course! [Event "CG Tournament I"] [Site " "] [Date "2019.01.17"] [Round "-"] [White "wannabecg"] [Black "jackals"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "1555"] [BlackElo "1814"] [TimeControl "604800+432000"]
   Jan-21-19 Jeremy Lim (replies)
WannaBe: So... We have Rams v Pats for LIII or 53. Since Super Bowl XXXVI or 36, this will be a 'rematch' between Rams, (then St. Louis) and New England. Rams were 14-2 that year, Pats 11-5, and 14 points underdog to the 'Greatest Show on Turf'. Q1: Who was the starting QB for NE in that SB
   Jan-20-19 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: <jith1207> mid-30s vote count as/are normal. I double checked previous years when it was held on my forum.
   Jan-20-19 playground player chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: <PP>?? Your agent or publisher did not notify you?
   Jan-15-19 Doll (replies)
WannaBe: Re: LA Times link. Good thing they won't have to worry about having 5+ queens on the board. Just take (an extra) one off the shelf!!
   Jan-15-19 J C Meyer vs A Ruehmann, 1967 (replies)
WannaBe: Second worst pun on this site ever, next to "Michael Rhode Your Boat Ashore" =)))
   Jan-11-19 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Round 1: Ding - Carlsen 1/2 Vidit - Duda 1/2 Van Foreest - Anand 0-1 Fedoseev - Rapport 1/2 Shankland - Mamedyarov 0-1 Radjabov - Kramnik 1/2 Giri - Nepomniachtchi 1/2
   Jan-11-19 J Therien vs E Hoehn, 1949 (replies)
WannaBe: <lunchwithgina> Carlsen have also beaten his father, too. =)
   Jan-09-19 Jose Ferrer (replies)
WannaBe: Incredible Hulk??!! =))
   Jan-06-19 AlphaZero (Computer) (replies)
WannaBe: King's Gambit is a bust, but Queen's gambit are busts! Ok, I'll move along now....
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  TheFocus: 40??

You baby!

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  catlover: <WannaBe> Your "Dear Santa" post is hilarious!
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  WannaBe: <catlover> Thanks, I do it every year. =))
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  Penguincw: Hi <WannaBe>. I hope you enjoyed your Christmas yesterday, and have a happy rest of holidays.
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  WannaBe: Fascinating...

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  brankat: Hope You will have a very Happy New Year!
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  moronovich: Thanks for your New Year wishes <brankat> And the same to you.To good health and a year with good fortune and meaningfull challenges !
Dec-31-18  falso contacto: best wishes captain have a happy new year!
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  WannaBe: Thanks everyone. =))
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  WannaBe: How to tell if your phone's been hack'd by Ruskies:


Jan-06-19  falso contacto: My niece stole my phone and she's beating 5yo Magnus app time and time again. She's convinced he's called Maximus and he's a pretty distracted guy. 6yo to be in about a week.
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  WannaBe: <falso contacto> =))
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  WannaBe: Started working today as Information Technology Associate at California Institute for Men.
Jan-09-19  technical win: <Information Technology Associate> All the best, but in my days they just called it "prison inmate."
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  WinKing: Hi WannaBe,

<<>Tata Steel Masters 2019<>>

2 more days!

Countdown to the Tata Steel Masters 2019:

♘Alkmaar♘Wijk aan Zee♗Leiden♗

This tournament will run from January 12th thru January 27th 2019. (13 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Giri, Kramnik, Anand, Nepomniachtchi, Radjabov, Duda, Rapport, Shankland, Fedoseev, Vidit & Van Foreest

Average rating: 2753 (as of 1/7/19) - Category XXI


<<>Tata Steel Masters 2019<>>

Schedule -

Round 1 is Saturday, January 12th & it starts @ 13:30hrs(1:30pm) Wijk aan Zee time(7:30am chessgames time)

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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: <technical win: <Information Technology Associate> All the best, but in my days they just called it "prison inmate.">

LOL, sometimes, and some days, I do feel like an inmate! =))

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  WannaBe: Personal log

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  thegoodanarchist: <WannaBe: How to tell if your phone's been hack'd by Ruskies:>

Do they demand ransom paid in Vodka?

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  WannaBe: Star Trek Discovery (STD) Season 2, episode 1. A+


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  WannaBe: Took some pics of the Lunar Eclipse tonight:

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  Count Wedgemore: Hi, <WannaBe>. Beautiful pictures, my compliments! Nice documentation of the different phases of that lunar eclipse.
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  Diademas: < WannaBe: Took some pics of the Lunar Eclipse tonight:

Nice work on Photoshop there WannaBe.
We all know the earth is flat! ;)

Jan-21-19  juniper anole: WannaBe, my computer broke and I don't remember what my gameknot password was. Maybe we can continue here?
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  WannaBe: <juniper anole> Of course!

[Event "CG Tournament I"]
[Site ""] [Date "2019.01.17"]
[Round "-"]
[White "wannabecg"]
[Black "jackals"]
[Result "*"]
[WhiteElo "1555"]
[BlackElo "1814"]
[TimeControl "604800+432000"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Termination "unterminated"]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e5 4. dxe5 dxe5 5. Qxd8+ Kxd8 6. Bc4 Bb4 7. Bd2 Ke8 8. f3 Be6 9. Bxe6 *

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Jan-21-19  juniper anole: 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e5 4. dxe5 dxe5 5. Qxd8+ Kxd8 6. Bc4 Bb4 7. Bd2 Ke8 8. f3 Be6 9. Bxe6 fxe6 *
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