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Member since Oct-20-04 · Last seen Jan-21-22
Thank you Daniel Freeman and Alberto A Artidiello

Not enough words can describe what you created and what we lost.

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   WannaBe has kibitzed 46039 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-19-22 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: <juan31> Thanks for the update and very happy to know that <GE> is doing well.
   Jan-19-22 Jeremy Lim (replies)
WannaBe: So Boston Bruins retired Willie O'Ree's number, being the color-line breaker for NHL, (of course everyone knows Jackie Robinson for MLB). So that got me thinking, who broke the color barriers for NBA and NFL? And why we don't hear about them? The first question can easily answered ...
   Jan-16-22 WannaBe chessforum
WannaBe: I subscribe to this channel, because he is a great cook, and speak Chinese (he lived in China), but this episode is up there in history. Coca-Cola, Fanta, WWII, and Germany.
   Jan-13-22 chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Either good or bad opinions, all workers from all countries are the same, you get the really go-getters and you get the run-of-the-mill. Seen some smart/brilliant IT professionals/engineers and seen some that makes me want to face-palm.
   Jan-12-22 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
WannaBe: <OCF> NFL's other option was me and <TD> doing one-liners...
   Jan-12-22 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: I only read the <National> Enquirer. OK, time for me to exit stage left and leave this forum to serious chess discussions.
   Jan-11-22 technical draw chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ€£
   Dec-12-21 Carlsen - Nepomniachtchi World Championship Match (2021) (replies)
WannaBe: <chancho> if you are still using Windows System (if my memory serves, your computer is Win10), use the Windows Key + period key, and that will bring up emoji menu. πŸ˜œπŸ˜πŸ––πŸ€‘πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
   Dec-11-21 Chukaev vs Tal, 1956 (replies)
WannaBe: Just one H-column away from a "Phony" Benoni. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈπŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜œ
   Dec-10-21 Tarrasch vs Alapin, 1892 (replies)
WannaBe: <Teyss> LOL, Funny.
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  WannaBe: I freakin' love today's Pearls Before Swine!

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  WannaBe: Something I did not know/realize before, I probably seen "The Great Escape" 3 times, decades apart of course.

Finally paid attention to the opening credit (unlike today, where the credit roll are at the end of the movie)

James Clavell is one of the script writer!! He is (more) famous for Sho-Gun, Nobel House and many other novels.

The movie is free on YouTube (with ads), but if you use ad-blocker (I use it on my Chrome), you don't see any ads. If you need to go bathroom, just pause the movie. =))

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  chancho: Gracias! 😁😁😁😁😁
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  WannaBe: Oh, boy, <chancho> now knows how to use/post emojis.
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  WannaBe: Oh, goodness gracious, watching "No Time to Die" the latest Bond movie... But this time at home on laptop instead on big screen because of Covid and now Omicron.

Wonderful intro, that motorcycle scene is absolutely amazing (What else does one expect from Bond movie??)

Best line so far, and there have been so, so, so, so, many is when James Bond (retired, no longer have the moniker 007) says "The desk is the same size.

That is just about as British insult/humour as one can be (my opinion). I had to pause the video and really laughed out loud for a solid minute.

Think I will watch that scene again. Ralph F. does do a good/great job as 'M'.

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  WannaBe: Right after that scene, instead of throwing the usual hat onto the rack, well, he threw something else into the something else... Quite cheeky, as our distant cousin across the 'pond' would say...

(I am trying to not ruin the movie for others)

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  WannaBe: "She is not yours"
"But the blue eyes..."
"She is not yours"


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  OhioChessFan: Hilarious PBS today.
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  WannaBe: <OCF> Totally, agree.
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  WannaBe: Personal log/opinion, maybe it's just me, but Star Trek Discovery just keep getting better and better, with the ethical side of the coin (much like the original) and the over-all script and story (line).

Can't wait for Season Two of Star Trek Picard. Also Matrix 4.

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  WannaBe: Oh yeah, just noticed also, the computer voice now have a name and it's got a hint of British accent, maybe Welsh, or Irish, could be Aussie, or New Zealand or South African or Nigerian or Kenya or Egyptian or Jamaican or any of the previous British holdings.

It's definitely not American, Boston, New York, Alabama, North Carolina, California, Dakotas, Minnesota, or Texan.

Definitely not Texan... Definitely, Definitely not Texan (to quote Rain Man)

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  WannaBe: πŸŽ…πŸŽ„β„
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  WannaBe: Interesting how U.S. and our northern neighbour handles holiday (with focus on stock market)

<Thursday, December 23, 2021 Bond markets will close at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Friday, December 24, 2021
All U.S. markets will be closed.
There will be no Pre-Market or After Hours trading sessions. Canadian markets will close early at 1:00 p.m. ET. If you would like to place a trade to an international market that will be open, please call Charles Schwab’s Global Investing Services at 800-992-4685. Please note, any international trades placed on will not route until the next day U.S. markets are open. Please contact Charles Schwab's Global Investing Services at 800-992-4685 for international holiday trading days and hours.

Monday, December 27, 2021
U.S. markets will be open and Pre-Market and After Hours trading sessions will take place as usual. Canadian markets will be closed in Lieu of Christmas Day. Dually listed Canadian stocks will trade in the U.S. markets on Monday, December 27, 2021. Any mutual fund orders placed after market close on December 23, 2021 or while markets are closed on December 24, 2021 will receive a trade date of December 27, 2021.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Canadian markets will be closed in Lieu of Boxing Day. Dually listed Canadian stocks will trade in the U.S. markets on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.

Friday, December 31, 2021
U.S. equity, options, mutual fund and futures markets will be open as usual. The Pre-Market and After Hours trading sessions will take place as usual. Bond markets will close early at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Canadian markets will be open as usual.

Monday, January 3, 2022
U.S. markets will be open and Pre-Market and After Hours trading sessions will take place as usual. Canadian markets will be closed in Lieu of New Year’s Day. Dually listed Canadian stocks will trade in the U.S. markets on Monday, January 3, 2022.>

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  Penguincw: Hi there <WannaBe>. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!
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  WannaBe: Westminster have cancelled the annual doggie competition. Guess I'd have to watch "Best in Show" to make up for it.
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  WannaBe: Star Trek Discovery (STD) season 4 episode 7 is something else (in a good way). Wow, a whole combination of old scripts presented in a modern day world.

AI (Zora?) is not aware of herself and try to protect the crew. The idea of need of many outweights the need of the few.

This episode have literally no action scenes what so ever, no fighting (hand to hand) or space ships firing at each other, but the tension and the messages were delivered pretty loud and clear.


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  WannaBe: Happy 2022!!!
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  Diademas: A happy and safe new year to you and all the other wabbits from a rainy Bergen.
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  WannaBe: Cello Project #16 "The Nutcracker", by Tch'sky about his ex-wife.

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  WannaBe: Sydney P. passed away. =((
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  WannaBe: This gotta be one of the best Pearls Before Swine, <EVER>.

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  OhioChessFan: I was going to post it if you didn't. Hilarious.
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  WannaBe: Not sure which school of philosophy this should be filed under, but I'm all for it. Pastis at his best.

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  WinKing: Starts Saturday, January 15th

<<>Tata Steel Masters 2022<>>

Countdown to Tata Steel :

♘Tata Steel♘Wijk aan Zee♗Tata Steel♗

Official site:
This tournament will run from January 15th thru January 30th 2021. (13 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Giri, Rapport, Mamedyarov, Duda, Karjakin, Vidit, Esipenko, Dubov, Shankland, Van Foreest, Grandelius & Praggnanandhaa

Average rating: 2736 - Category XX

Schedule -

Round 1 is Saturday, January 15th, & it starts @ 14:00hrs(2:00pm) Wijk aan Zee time & @ 08:00hrs(8:00am chessgames EST)


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

User: lostemperor (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 14th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2021 - 14 years running)

User: OhioChessFan (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>.


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  WannaBe: I subscribe to this channel, because he is a great cook, and speak Chinese (he lived in China), but this episode is up there in history. Coca-Cola, Fanta, WWII, and Germany.

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