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Member since Oct-20-04 · Last seen Mar-18-18
2006 Most Helpful Caissar Award Winner.
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2007 Most Helpful Caissar Award Winner
2011 Best Avatar Caissar Award Winner.
2014 Most Helpful Caissar Award Winner.
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2016 Triple Clown Gashimov Memorial (hosted by


2018 MLB season: Stanton/Judge 86.5 HR, <plang>'s guess is under.


2017-2018 NBA LA Lakers (31-38) Under 33.5 total wins. Current pace: 36.8 wins


2017 NFL Season Total Wins (Under)

JAX 6.5 (10-5) L
NYJ 4 (5-10) L
SF 4.5 (5-10) L
CLE 4.5 (0-15) W

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   WannaBe has kibitzed 41811 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-18-18 Jeremy Lim
WannaBe: Another #1 seed fell (Xavier to FSU), two #1 seeds left (Kansas, Villanova). Two #2 seeds left (Duke, Purdue), Two #3 seeds left (Mich and TX Tech). How you like them Madness?! (I see Kansas flame out again, against Clemson, or the game after that...)
   Mar-18-18 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Round 8 Grischuk - Kramnik 1/2 Mamedyarov - Karjakin 1-0 Ding - Aronian 1/2 So - Caruana 0-1
   Mar-18-18 technical draw chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: El el Al, him the Al.
   Mar-18-18 Philip Irwin
WannaBe: Marla answered back, Phil left us on Feb. 8th 2018, she did not say anything else in the email. But on whiskeyrebel site, last diary entry was 2015. I am guessing long bout of illness.
   Mar-18-18 Kramnik vs Ding Liren, 2018 (replies)
WannaBe: <Gypsy: < whiteshark: Allowing Kramnik to get an a-passer might not be the best idea in the long run > Kramnik is White, Ding is Black> Ding is Asian. (I'll move along now...)
   Mar-17-18 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: <Caissanist> Why yes I have many fond memory of Phil, a.k.a. <whiskeyrebel>. Have not heard from him for 2+ years, I do hope he is fine. Last I know him and the Mrs. were living in TX, don't recall the name of the city. We were at Vegas tournament (National Open) held at
   Mar-16-18 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Think Franklin Stove is an US invention, going back even further...
   Mar-16-18 Grischuk vs Mamedyarov, 2018 (replies)
WannaBe: March 17th also happens to be St. Patrick's Day, wonder if they will have green beer in Berlin. =)
   Mar-16-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
WannaBe: Only if your name is William Wallace and being out-numbered 100-1. =)))
   Mar-16-18 chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Whatever voodoo, white/black magic, chicken sacrifice, rubbing lucky wabbit foot, you did. It's working <GREAT>!!!
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  WannaBe: #12 is deeply disturbing...

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  WannaBe: And they are good eatin'!!

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  WannaBe: #3 is just hilarious.

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  Travis Bickle: Here's a song for you.

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  WannaBe: <Travis Bickle> Did you know, that at least 2 songs by the Ramones, have the words Wanna Be in the title?!

I should get 'some' royalties out of it.

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  WannaBe: I want to go to this class/university.

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  Travis Bickle: I can name at least 2, I WanneBe Sedated & I WannaBe Well. I think you may have a case! ; P
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  tpstar: If the songs came out first, then <WannaBe> owes them royalties.

Same with Michael Jackson and the Spice Girls. :P

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  WannaBe: Most interesting interpretation of "The Ride of the Valkyries" that I have seen...

Have to do more diggin' into this...

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  WannaBe: Hellooooooooo Elina, my future-future ex-ex-ex-ex-wife!!

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  WannaBe: Uncle Joe would have been proud of this:
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  technical draw: <Hellooooooooo Elina, my future-future ex-ex-ex-ex-wife!!>

That's how men get hooked on opera. They go to see the pretty mezzo but stay for the music.

Feb-17-12  Stonehenge: Two future ex-wifes :)

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  WannaBe: Is this why Target sent me buy one get one free Right Guard?

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  TheFocus: <WannaBe> < Most interesting interpretation of "The Ride of the Valkyries" that I have seen...>

I'm partial to this one myself.

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  WannaBe: Bacon?!

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The ESPN's ombudsman (Did I spell that correctly?) have written/posted about the latest 'incidents' regarding Jeremy Lin. The usage/phrase 'Chink in the Armour', and others.

Okay, being an Asian, and Chinese, who came to the U.S. in the early '80s, I think I 'can/allowed' say a few (serious) words upon this matter.

Media, if you stop spot-lighting Jeremy as Chinese/Asian/White-Men Can't Jump Mentality you'd not have this problem.

The issue(s) is/are self created, you, are your own worst enemy, end of story. If Jeremy does good, and is an 'undiscovered' gem, so be it, report it as such.

Don't report it as some Asian-American Smart Economist Harvard Graduate who made it to the NBA where the players are One and done from some basketball-player factory. You created this monster, now stop feeding it.

As far as the 'name' is concerned, Jeremy is born in the U.S. of A. and hence, he is American, do you (the media) write about Tiger Woods as Asian-African-American? No.

Do you write about S. Johansson as Scandinivian-European actress? No...

Why push the fact that Jeremy is Asian basketball player, and not just as NBA Player?

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  brankat: Well said Jim. Right on!
Feb-24-12  BadKnight: Thank you so much. I think i can handle manual pairing now. I am guessing all of the players will be unrated, so i will do random pairing.

Now the difficult part is handling odd number of players, in case final number is slightly more or less than eight.

<If after round 1, they are all 0.5, I'd just lock the door and go home. =))>

ha ha ha!! Probability of this happening is slightly more than 0 percent though, so i pray i do not fall for it.

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  WannaBe: Aliens have landed! Aliens have landed!
Feb-24-12  NakoSonorense: Can you beat him? Please say you can!

I got to "myself," which is around 70 wpm, I guess. I did make one mistake, though.

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  WannaBe: <NakoSonorense> Can't watch while I am 'busy', will do so later.

As a side note, have been using this picture: for their article.

Notice that picture is really 'strange'???

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  WannaBe: I think the Raiders will draft a DB in the first round.


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  WannaBe: Some people just have too much time on their hand... (Vide on right hand side. =))

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  WannaBe: I saw 'The Artist', and thought it was alright, cutesy movie, nothing too super-duper.

Then again, I did not see all the nominees, maybe it was a weak field this year?

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