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SOCAR on a roll

DAY 4 – BILBAO CHESS 2014SOCAR (AZERBAIJAN) CONFIRMS FAVORITISM TO WIN THE EUROPEAN CHESS CLUB CUP AFTER SOUNDLY BEATING CURRENT CHAMPIONDuring today’s free day for the Masters Final players, Sestao won their match, while Gros lost theirs. Show More Summary

Norwegian Prime Minister turned down invitation to attend Carlsen-Anand match in Sochi

Solberg in stalemate over Russian chess matchPublished: 18 Sep 2014 00:15 GMT+02:00Updated: 18 Sep 2014 00:15 GMT+02:00Prime Minister Erna Solberg has declined attending the Chess World Championship in Sochi this November, it was announced...Show More Summary

A classic chess tactic

White to move. How should White proceed?8/1r6/5p2/3k2p1/3N4/3P4/2P2K1Q/q7 w - - 0 1Rinck 1904 Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

September 19th – Talk Like a Pirate Day!

yesterdayHobbies / Crafts : Craftster

It’s that time of year again! Are you ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day? You do have a party planned, right? And you’ve sent invitations? And the invitations are as awesome as this pirate card that by blupaisan made, yes? Okay, maybe it doesn’t have to be as great, because that’s a pretty detailed […]

Winner of Craft Challenge #102-MissingWillow

yesterdayHobbies / Crafts : Craftster

This month’s Craft Challenge was Swap & Share 3! The challenge had nothing to do with crafting in the moment but with crafts that you made in the past for a swap and was never posted. The project could not be previously posted in a completed project thread. Our winning entry was created by MissingWillow! […]

Changes of the article 11.3.b. of the Laws of Chess

Changes of the article 11.3.b.of the Laws of Chess To all Arbiters: Dear Colleagues, During the 2014 Tromso FIDE Congress the Rules Commission, in order to reflect to the Anti cheating Committee’s request, altered the wording of the article 11.3.b. Show More Summary

The Ugly Face Game

This is the title of a game my sisters and I have been playing since we were kids. No one gets it but us. I'm not even going to bother sharing the rules with you, because (like my husband and...

September 17, 2014 Featured Projects

yesterdayHobbies / Crafts : Craftster

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by rackycoo. We hope you enjoy them! Wonky Gorey Quilt by MissingWillow First finished piece […]

Ready to take the leadership role

Ariza prepared to take leadership role in second Rockets stintBy Jenny Dial CreechSeptember 16, 2014Trevor Ariza strolled into a middle school gym, stopping to shake hands, give high-fives and pose for pictures.He wore a bright red Rockets...Show More Summary

Iowa Man Creates “Water Walker” to Help Duck Hunters Stay Mobile

Duck hunters let very few things stand between them and hunting season, so when Robert Axtell found himself confined at home due to a knee injury and his upcoming surgery, he decided to take matters in his own hands. The 56-year-old resident of Muscati...

Strong Gun, Ammo Sales Benefit Wildlife as Firearms Industry Settles into “New Normal”

The firearms and ammunition industry is once again returning to normal after a busy and chaotic 2013. Manufacturers found themselves pressed by sky-high demand as customers stocked up on guns and ammo, causing visible shortages in items such as AR-15-s...

Gun Review: Beretta ARX-100 Review

I consider myself very familiar with most modern military rifles. In fact, I am an avid collector of two distinct subsets of firearms; machine guns, and semi-automatic military style 5.56×45/.223 rifles. Collecting the latter has become...Show More Summary

GM Sergey Fedorchuk winner in Villepinte

The 16th International Villepinte Rapid Chess Tournament took place on 14th September 2014 at the Gymnase Victor Hugo, avenue du President Kennedy parc de la Noue 93420, in Villepinte, a commune in the northeastern suburbs of Paris,Show More Summary

Davidson’s Opens New Distribution Center

While some are complaining about the softening of sales in the gun industry, a popular gun distributor is expanding. Davidson’s announced the company is opening a distribution center in North Carolina. Scheduled for a summer 2015 opening,...Show More Summary

Losing Time

Time, that is, efficiency, is a central strategic and tactical element in the game of chess. A player who wastes time quickly finds him- or herself in a worse position even without material loss. Moving one piece repeatedly in the opening usually wastes time.Two games illustrate this problem. Show More Summary

POTD: The “Kaulkinator” or K-441 (DIY .410 Shotgun)

A popular platform for building DIY “zip guns” is the humble staple gun that is easily obtainable at your local office supply store. This is a four shot model (not sure if that means 4 shots fired all at once, or four barrels each fired...Show More Summary

Caruana’s success revisited, interview from the epicenter of Italian chess fans with Piumini Danesi

Piumini Danesi is an Italian company for duvets, pillows, and bed comfort, that has the sport of chess as one oftheir primary research methods. As an Italian company, they had many exciting late night chess experiences with the recent success of Fabiano Caruana at the Sinquefield Cup. Show More Summary

Death Enhances a Garden by Evelyn Hadden

Death plays a significant role in my garden, and in so many ways, it makes the garden more interesting. Death provides comfort. I don’t routinely snip or snap off dead flower heads, not even the large dahlia blooms that stand on their stems brown and bedraggled for weeks. I like seeing different life stages on […]

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