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Kenny Solomon wins African Championship, becomes 1st South African to earn GM title

Full standings here: Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

Rilton Cup Starting List

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Benko Accepted - IM Andrew Martin ... and more

Playing against the Higher-Rated Opponent: Part 3 - Practical Examples: Posted on December 26,2014 By GM Levan Aroshidze in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles, Beginner's Corner. Practical Examples: Provocative Strategy Let's see the various examples of playing against the higher-rated opponent by using different playing strategies. Show More Summary

13th Khazar International Open Chess Tournaments

13th Khazar International Open Chess TournamentsDec 27, 2014Chess Association of “Gilan” province on behalf of I.R. Iran Chess Federation has the honor to invite all players from national federations to participate in the 13th Khazar...Show More Summary

XLIV RILTON CUP Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

Seattle Steelheads

5 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Seattle has been represented by many franchises in a variety of sports, none as short-lived as the Seattle Steelheads of the West Coast Negro Baseball League. LINK (via:Sportspress NW)

The Moped Diaries

5 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

This weeks not entirely fishing related video. When a new bridge is built connecting his island to the mainland a boy has to come to grips with the change and opportunities that come along with it. Love of home, love of a partner, and...Show More Summary

SALT 365 Official Trailer

5 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Two lifelong surfers living in Orange County California, and from opposites ends of the earth, forge a strong, late in life friendship through their shared passion for the obscure sport of saltwater fly fishing. A peek behind the Orange curtain into the Southern California ocean lifestyle through the lives of Capt. Vaughn Podmore & Keith Munemitsu.

Hummingbirds at Catarata del Toro, Costa Rica

No, you’re not going crazy. This is the second post on 10,000 Birds about hummingbirds at Catarata del Toro in...

My Chess Life

I don’t mean to alarm you or anything, because my chess life isn’t over. I am planning to play next weekend, in fact. However, I have definitely played my last rated game of 2014, and that inspired me to go to my member page at to see how I did this year. The answer: […]

Airbrushed Classics: Tom Seaver

I'm off to the Blazers game tonight, so here's a look at a previously featured airbrushed gem. Enjoy!

Difficult brain challenge

White to move. What should White do to hold this game? No computer please! Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

Rocky start saved by American Airlines

The national title defense of Webster University got off to a rocky start. Our 1st flight from St. Louis to Dallas was delayed for more than 35 minutes. Because of this, we would have missed our connection to Brownsville, TX.Luckily for us, American Airlines stepped up to the plate. Show More Summary

Cinnamon Persimmon ( Hyakume) – Description

Q: What can you tell me about cinnamon persimmons? A: The ‘Hyakume’ Asian persimmon is sometimes called Cinnamon Persimmon or Brown Sugar Persimmon. It is said to be one of the sweetest persimmons. It sometimes has flecks of brown in the light-colored flesh, which some say give it a cinnamon taste. However, there is controvery […]

Staghorn Fern – Scale Insects

Q: I have a staghorn fern that has developed a bug on it. I have lost several leaves. Can you advise what this is and what I need to do to get rid of it. A: Probably brown soft scale or hemispherical scale. Scale insects are hard to control when numerous…typically you spray with horticultural […]

Pine – Damaged by Termites and Rodents

Q: This tall pine has termite damage at the base that we just discovered last week. I’m worried that the tree could become weak and fall down and hit our house. A: Tree health specialist Chris Hastings says that once a tree is damaged all sorts of insect, fungi, and other critters take up […]

What Chess Means To Katherine

What Chess Means To MeBy Katherine Du, Greenwich Academy ’17I was eight years old and scared out of my wits when I picked up my first chess piece whilst attending primary school in England. At the school chess club, our coach, an intimidating...Show More Summary

GM Gaioz Nigalidze wins Al Ain Chess Classic 2014

Georgian Grandmaster Gaioz Nigalidze won the 2014 Al Ain Chess Classic after edging the opposition on additional criteria.Gaioz Nigalidze, Tigran Petrosian (Armenia), Vladimir Onischuk (Ukraine) and Sergei Zhigalko (Belarus) finished...Show More Summary

FM Andrew Kayonde about African Individual Championship

FM Andrew Kayonde about African Individual ChampionshipDec 26, 2014by Oliver Shalala2014 National Chess Champion FM Andrew Kayonde has observed that Zambia has a lot of talent in chess going by its past and current performance but reiterated...Show More Summary

MAIG and Mastercard planned to intimidate gun makers

I discovered that Judicial Watch used NY Public Records laws (and a lawsuit) to get the city-maintained records of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which was from the outset hosted on NY City servers. There are some interesting documents in there...

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