chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

 
Chessgames.com User Profile Chessforum

WannaBe
Member since Oct-20-04 · Last seen Sep-19-18
Thank you Daniel Freeman and Alberto A Artidiello

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

>> Click here to see WannaBe's game collections.

Chessgames.com Full Member
   Current net-worth: 902 chessbucks
[what is this?]

   WannaBe has kibitzed 43013 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-18-18 Jeremy Lim
 
WannaBe: Good to see that G. Easterbrook's back with Tuesday Morning Quarterback: https://www.weeklystandard.com/greg... I think the link need longer URL! =))
 
   Sep-18-18 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
WannaBe: <zanzibar: I think the question is what will be the nest tournament > That's one for the birds... Or maybe Bird Opening thematic tournament. =)))
 
   Sep-17-18 City of Moscow
 
WannaBe: Here is a great SNL spoof on Shake Weight TV commercial. Hilarious, guaranteed to bust a (beer) gut. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtd...
 
   Sep-14-18 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
 
WannaBe: This should, <SHOULD>, put an end to the Theranos saga, but man, what a story it was... https://www.marketwatch.com/story/t...
 
   Sep-09-18 technical draw chessforum (replies)
 
WannaBe: You?! Making (this) stuff up? Never!
 
   Sep-08-18 Radoslav Dimitrov (replies)
 
WannaBe: Player card says Licensed FIDE. Not a specific country https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml...
 
   Aug-29-18 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
WannaBe: That's nothing!!! Theck this article out. https://www.denverpost.com/2018/06/...
 
   Aug-28-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
WannaBe: ACLU disagrees with a new(ly) passed California law (To take effect Oct 1, 2019) !!!!!!!! https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/28/us/b... Plenty of time for counter law suits.
 
   Aug-28-18 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
 
WannaBe: Thanks <lostemperor> for doing the contest! I see that I need to get another Ouija board, apparently. Congrats to the winners! =)
 
   Aug-28-18 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
WannaBe: Shoot, no one told me there was a Bunny Rabbit Special, would have thrown in 10cb just for the heck of it! =))
 
(replies) indicates a reply to the comment.

于士明

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 657 OF 657 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Aug-10-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Absolutely fascinating story:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/10/us/k...

Aug-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: 11 felonies, some of them violent, and guess what the judge gave him?

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea...

Aug-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I really like that ABCD.... list of chess players. Very clever and pretty funny!
Aug-12-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: < WannaBe: 11 felonies, some of them violent, and guess what the judge gave him?

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea...

"Workers" paradise!

Aug-14-18  Caissanist: Just saw your update about your job search. This sounds like pretty blatant age discrimination to me--lots of tech companies have an "up or out" attitude towards workers over 40. The unrealistic job requirements are probably there so they can discriminate against people based on age and other illegal things.

You probably should get rid of anything on your resume that indicates your age, and I would definitely look favorably on the government jobs. Government agencies tend to be more open to older workers, since they are more likely to be using older technologies.

Aug-14-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi <WannaBe>,

<<>2018 Sinquefield Cup<>>

Less than 4 days to go!

Countdown to the 2018 Sinquefield Cup:

https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘St. Louis♘2018 Sinquefield Cup♗St. Louis♗

https://grandchesstour.org/2018-gra...

This tournament will run from August 18th thru August 27th 2018. (9 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave, Anand, Aronian, Karjakin, Grischuk, Nakamura & So

Average rating: 2788 (as of 8/6/18) - Category XXII

*****
*****

<<>2018 Sinquefield Cup<>>

Schedule - https://grandchesstour.org/2018-gra...

Round 1 is Saturday, August 18th & it starts @ 13:00hrs (1pm) St. Louis, USA time(2pm chessgames time). All rounds begin @ 13:00hrs (1pm).

< 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(He) can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

ChessBookie Game

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

*****

Aug-15-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Yeah, good job (no pun intended) Apple...

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/appl...

I've never liked your company, or your products.

Aug-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Again??!!??!!

https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/16/ne...

Aug-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Aretha, the one, and the only!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FO...

(What, you didn't think I would not post anything after her death??)

=)

Aug-18-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: < WannaBe: Yeah, good job (no pun intended) Apple...

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/appl...

I've never liked your company, or your products.>

US Government should move to purchase those Apple buildings under eminent domain, and then see how much Apple lawyers try to claim for the building's value.

Then drop the eminent domain maneuver, and assess the buildings for the amount Apple argued they are worth

Aug-18-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Facebook's trouble continues. Federal complaint!!

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/m/2e59c5...

Aug-18-18  JimNorCal: WannaBe: "So, I have held back, and here is a bit of input..." (main forum)

Well said.

Aug-19-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

<MannBee> I'm no fan of <facebook> but that is government meddling in private enterprise and it is <Stalinism>.

Why can't the government keep its nose out of private enterprise?

Every ad ever made is "targeted" towards some group.

This is not unjust discrimination, this is called the "ad business" and if they don't like it they should take a time machine and go back to <Stalin's Russia>.

Also, why don't these social justice meddlers take a break. Do they have to be oppressive whiners every single day? Can't they take a few days off now and again?

Aug-19-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Pyke: <WannaBe: I hope you are OK!?>

... two years later ...

Hi, yes I am. I owe you an apology, a big one at that and about two years late.

Judging by the time of the post that was around the time when I had my final exams at training to become a chef.

Went well, love my job, though demanding and long hours.

Hope you are well as well, and please accept my sincere apologies.

Take care.

Pf course it's sad to come back and then Daniel dies ... chessgames.com is his legacy. I really hope it continues on and on ...

Aug-19-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: So, apparently there is a remake of Papillon. The original had McQueen and Hoffman. Remake will hit theatres Friday.

Think I will wait for DVD...

Aug-23-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <WannaBe: So, apparently there is a remake of Papillon. The original had McQueen and Hoffman. Remake will hit theatres Friday.

Think I will wait for DVD...>

True facts:

Henri Charrière (author of <Papillon>) was a smoker.

Steve McQueen, the actor who portrayed Papillon in the movie, was a smoker.

"Smoke Breaks" figure prominently in the book <Papillon>. Sometimes, in the worst of circumstances, it is his only form of pleasure in life.

The original movie, <Papillon>, was filmed back when smoking (even indoors!) was nearly ubiquitous. For example, the movie <All the President's Men> from 1976 shows in one scene the characters in the WAPO news room, at their desks, smoking cigarettes.

Many restaurants were just beginning to feature "No Smoking" sections, where people could, by special request, be seated to avoid the main sections where everyone smoked.

And the point of all of this?

There are NO SCENES AT ALL of Papillon smoking in the original movie <Papillon>!

What's up with that???

Aug-23-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <There are NO SCENES AT ALL of Papillon smoking in the original movie <Papillon>!>

Or so I've heard! It's been too long since I saw the movie myself, so I really don't remember.

Aug-23-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Just re-watched the original 3 days ago, dont remember any smoking scenes.

Necer read the book, so I dont know if tobacco was even available to prisoners.

He did 2 and then 5 years of solitary for his escape attempts, too. So again, not sure if tobacco was available.

Since he was in solitary and not working, maybe trading with guards was not possible.

Funniest thing while watching that movie, when he was locked up, I keep expecting a glove and a baseball. (The Great Escape)

=))

Aug-23-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <He did 2 and then 5 years of solitary for his escape attempts, too. So again, not sure if tobacco was available.>

The book is a great read. Very easy, a page-turner.

There is a lot more going on in the book, it covers everything in the movie but with more detail. And it covers a lot that wasn't in the movie, with good detail.

And there is a LOT of talk about smoking in the book. It's prominent.

That said, the book was highly embellished. Overly dramatized. Much of it was pure fiction.

Aug-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Technology, what can go wrong?

https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/28/te...

Aug-30-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Pink Caddies!!

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/p...

Very fitting.

Aug-31-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <DrDum> Sent me this, thought I'd share:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/things...

Sep-09-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: I have never, ever, never, heard of isochronous curve!!

Now, this is a very, very, very old video, but man, is it cool!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBc...

Sep-14-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: This should, <SHOULD>, put an end to the Theranos saga, but man, what a story it was...

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/t...

Sep-15-18  JimNorCal: An interesting sidelight on Theranos.
Fusion GPS used its skillz to protect the company. https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/283...
Jump to page #   (enter # from 1 to 657)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 657 OF 657 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific user and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.

You are not logged in to chessgames.com.
If you need an account, register now;
it's quick, anonymous, and free!
If you already have an account, click here to sign-in.

View another user profile:
  


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC