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Member since Oct-20-04 · Last seen Jul-19-18
World Cup Prediction Contest is conducted in two stages, group winners and match-play winner.

<Stage 1>

Maximum 16 points possible. Current Prediction Standing:

14 -- <chessmoron>, <Keyser Soze>, <Morfishine>

13 -- <Valiant>, <technical draw>, <TheAlchemist>, <paavoh>, <Golden Executive>, <Count Wedgemore>

12 -- <juan31>, <NakoSonorense>, <Winston O Boogie>, <zborris8>

11 -- <offramp>, <optimal play>, <Penguincw>, <Diademas>

10 -- <sodal>

<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.

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

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


Round 16: Winner1, Winner2, Winner3, Winner4, Winner5, Winner6, Winner7, Winner8

Quarter-Finals: Winner2, Winner3, Winner6, Winner8

Semi-Finals: Winner3, Winner6

Final: Winner3

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

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   WannaBe has kibitzed 42809 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-18-18 WannaBe chessforum
WannaBe: If this is the 'New', how come everyone in the audience look so 'not new'?? =))
   Jul-18-18 Jeremy Lim (replies)
WannaBe: Must be an all time record, 15 perfect games today.
   Jul-14-18 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Whats this Discard Ticket?? 4 of them?!!? Ugh.
   Jul-13-18 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: <Penguincw> Yes, this is a 'friendly' to use football term. =)))
   Jul-10-18 James Mason (replies)
WannaBe: bunchapervs. =))
   Jul-10-18 technical draw chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Okay, (I am a freakin' idiot...) after moving and listening to SF Giants on radio play-by-play since 2012. I have <FINALLY> realized that J. Miller is the straight man of the two men broadcast team. Ugh!! I am so embarrassed.
   Jul-08-18 offramp chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: In 1987, the Tour started in West Berlin! Wow.
   Jul-06-18 chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: I did a reboot, the issue seem to have gone away with IE logging me out. Unless did something on their side, too.
   Jul-04-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
WannaBe: 🍎🍰🍎🍰🍎🍰⚾⚾⚾🏉🏉🏉
   Jul-02-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
WannaBe: Seriously, technology, what can go wrong?
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Oct-06-08  whiskeyrebel: Wager accepted; Dodgers vs. Phil's for a bottle of the finest 2009 Budweiser..payable at the 2009 National open. Good luck my friend.
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  brankat: A whole bottle?! You guys sure know how to live it up. As some say, "Go big, or go home" :-)

Good luck to both!

Oct-06-08  whiskeyrebel: I used to have the slothful habit of drinking before noon in Vegas, but I got over it. Now I sleep 'til 6 or 7 pm like WannaBe.
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  WannaBe: And so, about the best record in baseball and how the team(s) perform in post-season?
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  WannaBe: I, being a resident of California, a citizen, and passport carrying rabbit of United State of America. And also a permanent absentee voter, have received the ballot, (in the mail) and have already casted my vote.

I voted for that guy, and that guy, and her, and it. I also voted no, no, no, maybe, maybe, maybe, yes, yes, yes, and Rxd2 on the state/county/city measures.

Oct-10-08  whiskeyrebel: It was a nice fighting ballgame last night. This series is gonna go to 7 games I bet.
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  WannaBe: Getting our rear-end kicked right now, and it's only the bottom of the 3rd inning! =(
Oct-11-08  whiskeyrebel: Wow, a 4 hour marathon. It was kind of weird seeing coaches Bowa and Lopes working against their old clubs. Watching the games from L.A. on TV will make me nostalgic for Dodger-dogs and some of the worst parking lot traffic jams I can remember.
Oct-13-08  just a kid: From your post on Anand-Kramnik page<1.a3 1/2-1/2.>1.e4 e5 2.Ke2!!!! 1-0 Black realizes he has a forced loss.=)
Oct-14-08  just a kid: What are Caissar Nominations?
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  Open Defence: its a rigged event that was hijacked by <Red October> last year :)
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  WannaBe: <just a kid> An annual event, where we pat ourselves on the back. Much like Hollywood's stars do.
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  WannaBe: I know the series aren't over yet, but are we going to see a Tampa-Philly World Series??
Oct-15-08  whiskeyrebel: We still have to hear the fat ladies sing. Do the Dodgers have the testicular fortitude to come back? My son Elvis says stick a fork in 'em, tommorow night will be a time for raised fists and bellowing South Philly style accompanied by cheesesteaks and beer of yer choice drank out of big muggs with shotglasses of amber fluid dropped into the foam. Personally, I think it still might take 'til game 6 or 7 to finish the job.
Oct-15-08  just a kid: <Wannabe<That is what I want to see.I originally wanted a brewers-rays even though that is not good for TV ratings.
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  WannaBe: Since it's a rest day in the Kramnik/Anand match, and since I'm so full of original ideas. (I'd never <STEAL> anything!)

Identify the song title of the following (partial) lyrics, and as a hint, they are all from Three Dogs Night. <AND NO CHEATING!!> =)

1. Ooooh... yeah Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah (Palin?)

2. Who care about evil and social injustice (Obama?)

3. As it slowly rambles on and on (McCain?)

4. I stand alone... (G.W.?)

5. I just wanna be (WannaBe?)

6. They don't abuse it (Liberman?)

7. The beautiful sight (End of election ads?)

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  WannaBe: 'Less Boston pulls <THE> greatest come back <EVER>, and wins the series (Not just game 5, mind you), it will be Philly-Tampa for the World Series.
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  WannaBe: Holy Guacamole, it's a one-run game now!!
Oct-17-08  NakoSonorense: And they have won! Unbelievable.
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  norami: Just got back from Kenmore Square. You never know with a team that is no longer cursed.
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  WannaBe: I take credit for the BSox's comeback, without my kibitz'n, they would have lost the game.

They read my post, and really got their acts together!

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  WannaBe: Wheeee!!! I am the wiener of the 49th, Intermediate section, group 343!!

I'm gonna take on the winner of Anand-Kramnik Match!!

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  brankat: <WannaBe> In that case, congratulations! Maybe You could start kibitzing some of my games at GK & QA :-)

I just lost 2 games at GK on time, after 2 moves. On Wednesday I thought it was Tuesday :-)

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  WannaBe: <brankat> After only 2 moves, that doesn't count as an official game... If I remember the rules of GK correctly...
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Funny thing that, I too thought it was Tuesday on Wednesday. Luckily I'm so far removed from real life this didn't cause me any problems :-)
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