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   Jan-18-17 Jeremy Lim (replies)
WannaBe: Last season, GS did not lose their 6th game until March 6th vs LAL. If they lose tonight vs OKC, it will be their 7th already. The game's still early.
   Jan-18-17 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Lookin' ahead to next year's newly eligible players: Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Scott Rolen, Andruw Jones, Omar Vizquel, Johan Santana, Johnny Damon and Jamie Moyer.
   Jan-18-17 WannaBe chessforum
WannaBe: Berkshire have $85Billion, that's right, <BILLION> as of last September, sitting around collecting minimal interest, (So it's probably higher than 85 by now.) I mean, to put that in perspective, according to Forbes, Dallas Cowboys are the
   Jan-18-17 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: <Mr. President> Will you be tweeting your picks after your swear-in?
   Jan-17-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
WannaBe: <TheFocus> Okay, he got it for $1.25 =))
   Jan-17-17 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: I am probably one of the few people who still use Chess Viewer Deluxe II (Java), the "Move of the Year" doesn't work, so I have to read the URL and see which move. Just a very minor gripe from the minority of member(s) who still use Java here. =))
   Jan-17-17 chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Java update 121 confirmed, works with Chess Viewer Deluxe II.
   Jan-17-17 Tata Steel (2017) (replies)
WannaBe: In case anyone's curious, here's the rest of the opponents for Eljanov: Elj - Aronian Elj - Karjakin So - Elj Elj - Woj Andreikin - Elj Elj - Wei Nepo - Elj Elj - Carlsen Giri - Elj
   Jan-17-17 Biographer Bistro (replies)
WannaBe: <OCF> Neat, I wonder if any Ph.D. student(s) are brave enough to study if Taz Devils or wolverines fart.
   Jan-17-17 Sarasadat Khademalsharieh
WannaBe: Wow, such a lovely young lady!
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  WannaBe: Simpsons 2016 Christmas with Wayne Gretzsky, A+++

Freakin' hilarious.

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  WannaBe: Apple did a WatchOS update/upgrade.

Guess what happened?

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  WannaBe: Yahoo now says in 2013 1 Billion users' accounts were hacked.

That must be a typo, there's no 1 <BILLION> users on yahoo. It's more like 10 people with duplicate accounts.

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  WannaBe: 11PM Eastern, W. Michigan at #2 Ucla (Pauley Pavilion). Wonder how much money is paid to WMU to come and visit SoCal, in December, away from the freezing cold and snow.

Maybe WMU should pay Ucla, instead. =))

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  Penguincw: So Canadian like:
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  WinKing: Merry Christmas to you <WannaBe>! :)
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  Penguincw: Hello there Bugs Bunny. Got a message for you. ;)

Well, Happy Christmas and Merry New Year.

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  WannaBe: <WinKing> Merry X'mas!

<Penguincw> Hehehehe... that's the same message from 2 years ago. And that guy's still a terrible shot. I'm still here


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  WannaBe: Consumer Report have rated the new MacBook Pro, and recommendation is to not buy it:

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  WannaBe: Alright, gonna bite the bullet and upgrade my iPad to 10.2

See if that breaks anything...

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  NakoSonorense: Hey, <WB>! Looks like you decided to stick your your old avatar. You were considering changing it, right?

Anyway, I went down to the motherland a couple of weeks ago and brought back with me my old chess set. It's a small wooden set, but it does the job. I was going to purchase a set to take down to Santa Monica beach, but I haven't seen one that I like yet.

The last time I went I put on a beating on this guy called Jack. We have played a few times over the last couple of years, almost with mixed results. The last time, however, I put on such a beating that I actually felt bad. I think the score was 11-2, or somewhere in the ballpark. Usually he beats me or I beat him by no more than 2 games.

I finally went to check my PO Box and got your card. Thanks! Happy Holidays!

Let me know next time you're in LA so that we can play a couple of games and have a few beers.

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  WannaBe: <NakoSonorense> Beer sounds good, it 'improves' my chess playing. =))
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  Annie K.: Happy New Year, <WannaBe>! :)
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  WinKing: Happy New Year <WannaBe>! 😊
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  WannaBe: Thanks <Annie K.> & <WinKing>. The very same right back at ya. =)
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  Penguincw: Hi <WannaBe>. Happy New Year to you.


I'm sure you've been following the 2017 WJC. If you want to make predictions for the playoff games, just do so before Jan/02/2017 10:00 am PST on my forum.

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  WannaBe: <Penguincw> Not really following the World Jewish Championship, but I'll take Fischer to win it all.

On the other hands, how about US beating Canada to win their hockey group? =))

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  Penguincw: < On the other hands, how about US beating Canada to win their hockey group? =)) >

First time in a while USA has beaten Canada. :)

However, Canada's biggest loss wasn't the match itself, it was top defensemen Philippe Myers, who could miss the rest of the tournament due to a concussion.

I do think the US has a good chance to win it all, but let's see what happens.

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  saffuna: At ASU-Cal game, waiting for start. Sitting courtside. Said hi to Bill Walton.
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  WannaBe: Theranos laying off more people, sold their office at Palo Alto:

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  WinKing: Hi <WannaBe>!

3 days till Tata Steel - Saturday Jan. 14th 2017!!!

♘Tata Steel♘ Tata Steel Masters ♗Tata Steel♗

This tournament will run from Jan. 14th thru Jan. 29th 2017. (13 Rounds)

Participants include Adhiban, Andreikin, Aronian, Carlsen, Eljanov, Giri, Harikrishna, Karjakin, Nepomniachtchi, Rapport, So, Van Wely, Wei & Wojtaszek.

Average rating: 2753 - Category: 21 (FIDE-ratings of December 2016)


<<> Tata Steel Chess 2017 <>>

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

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

User: Golden Executive - 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 2017 - 11 years running)

User: OhioChessFan - 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. ;)

ChessBookie Game

This is the Championship Leg for the ChessBookie game. Nice prizes given out to the top(10) finishers.

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

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  WannaBe: Have to see:

Resident Evil, and Lego Batman...

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  chessmoron: <WannaBe> Just finished watching Netflix's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" with NPH as Count Olaf. Really good but man...some of the adult characters are beyond gullible.
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  WannaBe: Gonna be wet, windy and wild here at NorCal.

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  WannaBe: Berkshire have $85Billion, that's right, <BILLION> as of last September, sitting around collecting minimal interest, (So it's probably higher than 85 by now.)

I mean, to put that in perspective, according to Forbes, Dallas Cowboys are the valuable team in the NFL at $4.2B with an annual revenue of $700M

I mean Warren Buffeft probably sneezes $700M... If he wants, he can buy 19 Dallas Cowboys with that $85B sitting around.


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