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Member since Oct-20-04 · Last seen Jan-17-18
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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2018 MLB season: Stanton/Judge 86.5 HR, <plang>'s guess is under.


2017-2018 NBA LA Lakers (15-27) Under 33.5 total wins. Current pace: 29.274 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 41121 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-17-18 Jeremy Lim
WannaBe: Apparently a hockey game broke out last night between Minnesota and Orlando. Reading the details, one thing shocked me, Arron Afflalo is still in the league?!!? Wow...
   Jan-17-18 Tata Steel (2018) (replies)
WannaBe: <Nic Olas> Seems every year, forget to create a forum for the Challengers, a.k.a. Group-B section. Simpler if you go to forum page and ask to create one. chessforum
   Jan-17-18 M Matlakov vs Karjakin, 2018
WannaBe: Talk about a GM-Draw...
   Jan-17-18 Robert James Fischer (replies)
WannaBe: Shoot, can't find that book on Amazon, guessin' it has not been translated to English?
   Jan-17-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
WannaBe: <zanzibar: <WannaBe> well, I see how your post generated a productive discussion since last night. One snipe, and a snippet echo. Substantially impressive.> What? Am I (now) responsible for how many people respond and how they respond to my posts?? Here's a link to ...
   Jan-16-18 Kramnik vs Svidler, 2018 (replies)
WannaBe: 18... and 20... according to analysis.
   Jan-16-18 Caruana vs W So, 2018 (replies)
WannaBe: Here you go: 1) +1.43 (26 ply) 24.Re5 gxf3 25.Rxf3 Qg4 26.Bxe7 Nxe7 27.Rg5 Qh4 28.Qe3 Kf7 29.f5 Nxf5 30.Nxf5 Rxe3 31.Nxh4+ Rxf3 32.Nxf3 Kf6 33.Re5 Rh8 34.Kg2 b6 35.b4 Rc8 36.Kg3 a5 37.bxa5 bxa5 38.Kg4 Rb8 39.Re3 a4 40.Ne5 Rb3 41.Kf4 Ke6 42.Nxc6+ Kd6 2) =0.00 (25 ply) 24.Bg5 gxf3 ...
   Jan-16-18 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Round 5 Svidler-Hou 1-0 Carlsen-Kramnik 1/2 Jones-Giri 0-1 Anand-Wei 1-0 So-Adhiban 1-0 Mamedyarov-Caruana 1/2 Matlakov-Karjakin 1/2
   Jan-15-18 Louis Stumpers (replies)
WannaBe: Thanks <TheFocus>, I did not know this was called Einstein's Riddle. Seen this type of puzzle in many different forms.
   Jan-15-18 chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Minor nit-pick... < The amount of "Fuel" received daily for our Analysis Laboratory feature has been upped from 100 to 150. Plus, we just topped off everybody's tank at 2000.> This line on the analysis page need to be updated: "Hello, WannaBe. You have 2000 ...
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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.

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  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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