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Cards from Across the Border: Cardinals Edition

A trade so nice I split it thrice. Occasionally I'll get a package of cards in the mail so generous that I can't conceivably do it justice with my typical five-images-and-a-few-comments approach. A package arrived from Sportscards From...Show More Summary

The anglerfish: The original approach to deep-sea fishing

Deep-sea anglerfish are strange and elusive creatures that are very rarely observed in their natural habitat. Fewer than half a dozen have ever been captured on film or video by deep diving research vehicles. MBARI's ROV Doc Ricketts observed this anglerfish for the first time at 600 m on a midwater research expedition in November 2014. It's like a rainbow.... of ugly.

Isolated instances

It was a particular surprise to see this position on the board after White's move nine in game four. Not because the opening was such a surprise (what would be, nowadays?) but because you don't see so many isolated queen's pawns on d5 nowadays. Show More Summary

Quick Crochet Fall Leaf Pattern

I couldn’t resist crocheting these cute little leaves for fall. We have loads of beautiful fallen leaves on our front lawn and I thought I’d crochet up a few more leaves to add to the pile! I found some yarn scraps... Continue Reading ? The post Quick Crochet Fall Leaf Pattern appeared first on Make and Takes.

THANKS, by Ivette Soler

This year is a special year for me. The day after Thanksgiving, I will celebrate half a century on this planet, so I am being extra thankful. I am thankful that one day, 22 years ago, I walked outside of my newly purchased home and started looking at the roses the previous owner left behind. […]

Real game sharp eyes tactic

Black to move. What is the best continuation for black? Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

Setting Traps for Your Opponent ... and more

Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 6 - NM Dana Mackenzie Posted on November 24,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. The Leningrad in the Nimzo! Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 6 - NM Dana Mackenzie, from the ChessLecture series. Show More Summary

FIDE Seminars for International Organizers in Russia

FIDE Seminars for International Organizers in Russia (Vladivostok and Belgorod) - RESULTSTwo FIDE Seminars for International Organizers were held on November 1-3, 2014 in Vladivostok, Russia and November 8-10, 2014 in Belgorod, Russia. Show More Summary

Qatar Masters 2014, World's Strongest Open Tournament

Full list here: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr153113.aspx Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

Anand: Chess, fun and friends, it doesn't get better than that.

It's sad to lose but this was a match where I tried and lost: Vishy Anandby FP Sports Nov 25, 2014 10:18 ISTIt's hard to swallow any defeat but it gets even tougher when you lose to the same person twice in two years. Of course, the fact that it was for the world chess crown also weighs in.For Vishy Anand, few defeats hurt as much as Chennai 2013. Show More Summary

Third Time's the Charm!

On November 5, 1966, a hunter shot a duck out of a flock of four on Lake Reno, in Pope County, Minnesota. It turned out to be a Common Eider—such a rare species that he turned it over to the Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis, where it lies in state in a museum drawer. Show More Summary

Judge Temporarily Halts EPA’s 404(c) Process on Pebble Mine

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

It ain't over till the fat lady sings........ U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland issued a preliminary injunction Monday, temporarily halting the EPA’s 404(c) process regarding the Pebble Mine. LINK (via: Alaska Public Media...

Once a Lost Boy of Sudan, Now a U.S. Chess Master

Majur Juac: Once a Lost Boy of Sudan, Now a U.S. Chess MasterThe Former Security Guard Taught Himself How to Play and Now Teaches the Board Game to Students in New York CityBy RALPH GARDNER Updated Nov. 24, 2014 9:06 p.m. ETA coupleShow More Summary

Putin with Carlsen and Anand at the Sochi WC Closing Ceremony

Closing Ceremony of the World Chess ChampionshipNov 25, 2014President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin took part in the closing ceremony of the 2014 match to determine the World Chess Champion.Press release and photos by theShow More Summary

Jersey cards

This game-used [or was it event worn] swatch from some player's jersey card isn't guaranteed to be from anything - I just grabbed it online to have a picture up. I still like jersey cards but liking them isn't the same as valuing them...Show More Summary

Tute Tuesday: Dark Chocolate Bacon Pecan Pie

2 days agoHobbies / Crafts : Craftster

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and it your job to make dessert for dinner. What are you going to do? You can’t pass off a store bought pie for homemade. You tried that last year. Don’t fret! Najaorama has you covered with her out of this world Dark Chocolate Bacon Pecan Pie. Stop […]

9 Ways Stitch Markers Will Make Your Life Easier

It’s coming up on gift-giving season (lalala let’s pretend there’s more time, lalala), and little gifts for knitters are always a good thing to mention out loud to your gift-giving inclined friends, or to know about to give to other … Continue reading ?

Featured autograph - Buddy Bell

I caught him in the Arizona Fall League and he works as a front office guy for the Chicago White Sox - I've hoarded his cards for a while and was geeked up to finally spot him at a game. However, he only ended up signing one of my cards...Show More Summary

Wilson Combat and Paul Howe Build a Rifle

Wilson Combat has been doing custom builds and firearms mods since 1977, and those 37 years of experience were put to good use with their creation of the Paul Howe Tactical Carbine (PHTC). The PHTC is chambered in 5.56 NATO and has Wilson...Show More Summary

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