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World Cup Prediction Contest is conducted in two stages, group winners and match-play winner.

<Stage 1>

You have to pick 2 teams that will advance out of group play (does not matter first place or second place)

For each correct pick, you will be awarded (handsomely) <ONE POINT>.

16 points possible for this round.

<Stage 2>

Knock out!! Once the bracket is set, you will be asked to predict each game's winner, all the way to the final. (Round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final game)

Round of 16 <TWO POINTS> for each correct pick

Quarter Finals <FOUR POINTS> for each

Semi-Finals <EIGHT POINTS> for each

Final <SIXTEEN POINTS> for picking the winner

In other words, 16 possible points will be up for grabs for each round, for a total of 80 points.

*** *** *** *** *** *** *** ****

Sample Prediction:

Group A: Egypt, Saudi
Group B: Iran, Morocco
Group C: France, Australia
Group D: Iceland, Nigeria
Group E: Serbia, Switzerland
Group F: Sweden, Mexico
Group G: Tunesia, England
Group H: Japan, Colombia

<You do not pick knock out winners until bracket is final>

Round 16: Iran, Morocco, Australia, Nigeria, Switzerland, Mexico, Tunesia, England

Quarter-Finals: Morocco, Australia, Mexico, Tunesia

Semi-Finals: Australia, Tunesia

Final: Tunesia

<Group play prediction must be made before Russia-Saudi Arabia game starts>

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   May-28-18 Jeremy Lim (replies)
WannaBe: In the waning minute/seconds of the game, many BOS fans were heading for the exits. It is really 'sad' that they did not stay round and appreciate what this team did with the injuries and a coach that did not receive <A SINGLE VOTE> for coach of the year. I am guessing those ...
   May-27-18 technical draw chessforum
WannaBe: Ah, yes. That explains 'Witness' and the 'Raiders of the Lost Deposition'
   May-25-18 Altibox Norway (2018) (replies)
WannaBe: Great, now we have to hunt down <pdjjb> and 'take care of the leak'. =))
   May-24-18 Team White vs Team Black, 2017 (replies)
WannaBe: Anyone mentioned "Wrong Side of the Trax", yet? =)
   May-24-18 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: <thegoodanarchist> Thanks buddy for the encouraging words. =)
   May-23-18 Penguincw chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: TB losing at home (game 7) 3-0 with about 11 minutes left in the game. I'd say pull the goalie when the situation is right... Whaddayagottalose? =))
   May-23-18 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Learned something new today, rounding to odd. =))
   May-21-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
WannaBe: I would like to introduce this article, from 2015 (Gee, who was in the White House at that time? Hmmmmmmm....) Why not an executive order and make it paid position??
   May-21-18 TheAlchemist chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Just curious, have you heard, or are you familiar with American TV show 'Breaking Bad'?
   May-21-18 Louis Stumpers (replies)
WannaBe: No, I mean I am lost, I was looking for the Kenneth Rogoff page. Knew I shoudda made a left turn at Albuquerque.
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Mar-17-18  Caissanist: I'm afraid that Phil died recently: . Any memories you want to leave on his page here would be a nice touch.
Mar-19-18  suenteus po 147: <WannaBe> I'm moving to California at the end of April. I got a new job in Oakland. I'll try not to be such a stranger now that I'm on the West Coast.
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  WannaBe: <suenteus po 147> Great news!! You can join <JimNorCal> for some Friday night games at Palo Alto.

Do know this, it is very expensive to live NorCal. =(

If you got any questions, or anything I can help, drop me a line. Do you still have my email address?

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  WannaBe: Previous post deleted, as it had personal email address. Privacy. =))
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  WannaBe: Another dumb criminal:

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<I've heard Elizabeth Holmes speak, and she is incredibly impressive. She authentically believes in her mission and her talents.

And she speaks passionately and directly to people's experiences. She can raise the hairs on the back of your neck. It's a valuable talent.>

See 1930s Germany.

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  zborris8: Have some carrots, Bugsy! XD
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  WannaBe: Market down 400+ pts, great day to buy!!
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  diceman: <WannaBe:

Market down 400+ pts, great day to buy!!>

The amazing thing is they're now
1 to 2% moves!

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  WannaBe: Market now down 680+ points! Red Tag Sale on everything! =))
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  WannaBe: Today's finally tally, Dow -724.42 (-2.93%), S&P 500 -68.24 (-2.52%), Nasdaq -178.61 (2.43%)
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  WannaBe: Today's "Magic Number": 23,955

If Dow closes below that number (currently at 23,706.70) it will be a "Correction". (10% off high)

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  WannaBe: My Lakers under bet is all but done, 2 more wins and I'm finished.

Lookin' at the remaining games, I can see Lakers winning 2 more games.

March 28th home game vs Dallas, April 1st at Sacramento; and then the final 2 games vs Houston and/or Clippers. (Will be meaningless game for Houston, resting starters and possibly for Clippers)

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  WannaBe: Bad news just keep coming for Facebook:

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  WannaBe: Greetings from Reno. Will be here until Friday. 😀
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  technical draw: <Greetings from Reno. Will be here until Friday. 😀>

Put $10 on number 27 at the first roulette wheel you see. Give your winnings to charity.

Signed: TD Charities Inc.

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  WinKing: Hi <WannaBe>,

<<>Grenke Chess Classic 2018<>>

Less than 2 days to go!

Countdown to Grenke 2018:

♘Baden♘Grenke Chess Classic2018♗Baden♗

This tournament will run from Mar. 31st thru Apr. 9th 2018. (9 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Aronian, Caruana, Vachier-Lagrave, Anand, Vitiugov, Naiditsch, Hou Yifan, Meier & Bluebaum.

Average rating: 2736 (as of 3/28/18) - Category XX


<<>Grenke Chess Classic 2018<>>

Schedule -

Round 1 is Saturday March 31st & it starts @ 15:00hrs(3pm) Baden-Baden time(9am chessgames time). All games for the 9 rounds are @ 15:00 hrs.

<***The only Prediction game that has confirmed they will be up & running is <Golden Executive>'s 'The Game Prediction Contest'. This may change though so stay tuned.***>

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

*** User: lostemperor (FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS) - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in) ***

**User: Golden Executive - (The Game Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in)

This year will be the 11th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2018 - 11 years running)**

*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. She can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

ChessBookie Game

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


Apr-01-18  NakoSonorense: Baseball is back!
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  thegoodanarchist: <technical draw:

Put $10 on number 27 at the first roulette wheel you see. Give your winnings to charity.>

Number 27?!?! What the??

That number is for losers! You should go with 28!

<28, greatest number in the world All other numbers are liked by little girls
28, number one number in the world
All other numbers are inferior to 28>

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  thegoodanarchist: <NakoSonorense: Baseball is back!>

And better than ever!

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  WannaBe: Panera Bread left customer info in plain text on web site:

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  diceman: <WannaBe: Greetings from Reno.>



<technical draw:

Put $10 on number 27 at the first roulette wheel you see. Give your winnings to charity.>

Number 27?!?! What the??

That number is for losers! You should go with 28!>

21 is the only "real" number in the twenties.

Fibonacci baby!

<technical draw:

Put $10 on number 27 at the first roulette wheel you see.>

I really, really, wanted to help the poor.
So I bet $500 dollars. You lost!

(The first wheel I saw was on a billboard, so your bet had no chance. You really need to rethink your wheel selection method)

You can send me a check for the $490
you owe me.

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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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