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|Aug-14-19|| ||WinKing: Hi WannaBe,
Coming Saturday, August 17th (Less than 3 days to go!)
<<>Sinquefield Cup 2019<>>
Countdown to Sinquefield: https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...
♘St. Louis♘Sinquefield Cup♗St. Louis♗
Official site: https: https://grandchesstour.org/2019-gra...
This tournament will run from August 17th thru August 28th 2019. (11 Rounds)
Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Ding Liren, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, So, Nepomniachtchi,
Aronian, Mamedyarov, Anand, Karjakin & Nakamura
Average rating: 2781 - Category XXII
Schedule - https://grandchesstour.org/2019-gra...
Round 1 is Saturday, August 17th, & it starts @ 13:00hrs(1:00pm) St. Louis, U.S.A. time & @ 14:00hrs(2:00pm chessgames EDT) ***All 11 rounds start @ 13:00hrs(1:00pm) St. Louis,
< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >
(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 12th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2019 -
12 years running)
(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. ;)
Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!
|Aug-15-19|| ||WannaBe: Both Pliny the younger and elder are real beer, they tend to sell out quick(ly) as both are popular in NorCal.|
Great to see Pearls give a shout-out to Russian River (Yes, it's a real place in NorCal) breweries!!
|Aug-18-19|| ||thegoodanarchist: < Count Wedgemore: American Football is surely a much better cure for insomnia.|
I mean, 10-15 seconds of action, then 1-2 minutes break in the play. Then the action commences again..for up to 10 seconds!! >
The breaks in the action in chess last much longer, sometimes up to an hour or more. Yet you still watch?
The breaks in football are not usually 1-2 minutes. The play clock is only 40 seconds.
|Aug-18-19|| ||diceman: <Count Wedgemore:
I mean, 10-15 seconds of action>
When a 300+ pound guy hits you, you'll probably feel like you put in more than an 8-hour day. :)
|Sep-07-19|| ||WannaBe: Just heard this from my (hispanic) friend at the watering hole:|
Do you know my favourite Mexican book??
|Sep-07-19|| ||thegoodanarchist: Good one! LM_F_AO!|
|Sep-13-19|| ||technical draw: Hello my good friend <WannaBe>! Have you noticed that the New York Yankees are on a pace to win 100 games and the American League Pennant?|
But do not despair! Your LA Dodgers are also on pace to win 100 games!
Let's hope for a Yankees/Dodgers world series. That would be awesome.
Cheers my good friend and cheers to all my friends here at chessgames.
|Sep-14-19|| ||Boomie: ->
We got our baby back, baby back, baby back, ribs.
|Sep-14-19|| ||WannaBe: Hello <TD>, good to hear from you. Hope all is well and please stop by more often(er)!!|
|Sep-20-19|| ||technical draw: Crazy situation in Israel these days. The elections far from mending fences have made the fences harder to mend. The surprise showing of the Arab joint list will twelve or thirteen seats make it the largest party after Netanyahu's Likud and Benny Gantz's Blue and White.|
Right now the BW have 33 seats to Likud's 31. However Benny Gantz is adamant against forming a government with Netanyahu.
That means that Netanyahu's idea of a broad right leaning coalition is almost dead. Netanyahu will have to convince Yamina, Israel Beiteinu which is Avigdor Liberman's party and some of the lessor parties to form a coalition.
The danger is that Gantz will probably make a deal with the Joint Arab list and that will be the end of Israeli progress.
Dangerous times ahead for Israel.
|Sep-23-19|| ||WannaBe: Today's Pearls Before Swine is a good one!
|Sep-23-19|| ||paavoh: <The breaks in the action in chess last much longer, sometimes up to an hour or more. Yet you still watch?>|
Most of chess action is in calculating the variations. That is not a break, IMO.
|Sep-28-19|| ||thegoodanarchist: < paavoh: <The breaks in the action in chess last much longer, sometimes up to an hour or more. Yet you still watch?>|
Most of chess action is in calculating the variations. That is not a break, IMO.>
That isn't a legitimate criticism because a similar argument can be made for football.
In fact, the argument for football is <better>, because the calculation of chess variations is not observable (it's all in your head) yet the activity involved in getting the next play called <is> observable.
|Oct-06-19|| ||WannaBe: Elizabeth Holmes (of Theranos 'fame') is now being accused of not paying her lawyers.|
|Oct-08-19|| ||WannaBe: Saw this plate while driving to work:
|Oct-08-19|| ||WannaBe: In a (group) Darwin Award...
4 drowned in India, include the bride and members of the immediate family when they fell into a dam while attempting to take a selfie.
Google it if you dont believe me. =)
|Oct-09-19|| ||technical draw: Yankees in. Dodgers need to win!|
|Oct-10-19|| ||technical draw: Sorry, <WannaBe>.|
|Oct-10-19|| ||WannaBe: ALL your fault. <TD>!!|
|Oct-12-19|| ||technical draw: Um, excuse me but I think the Yankees just won their first game against the Astros. I'm not sure, uh, let me check. Yes, confirmed. Yankees shut out the Astros 7-0. Thank you <WannaBe> for being an honorary Yankee by letting me use your forum for informational purposes only.|
|Oct-13-19|| ||technical draw: If the Yankees win the world series I'm bringing back the baby.|
|Oct-17-19|| ||playground player: <WannaBe> I must appeal again to your expertise,if you don't mind.|
One of my regular blog readers says she suddenly can't comment there, she says "everything has changed," including her Wordpress avatar. I checked to see if she wound up in my spam folder, but it's currently empty.
I'd give you more details, only I don't have any. It's also hard for me to pose questions properly because I'm so ignorant about computers. All I know is she can't post comments anymore and she says the whole page "looks different." But at my end, nothing has changed so I can't figure out what she's talking about.
Thank you in advance!
|Oct-19-19|| ||WannaBe: This is way tooooooo funny!!!
|Oct-19-19|| ||OhioChessFan: You sure that wasn't in The Onion?|
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