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Death does not become us

a. Leontxo García tweets: Of the three most read articles in El País, two are about chess. Thank you!The top piece, one of the two to which he refers: Another chess player found dead at the Chess Olympiad.b. Stephen Moss tweets: Esther...Show More Summary

Aug 2014 SOTM Entry: Verkhnystan Bow

Brian Adamson was lucky enough to make a recent visit to the peninsula. And ran into this beast.

Ozzie #503 Comes to the 503

Another Listia win becomes one of my lower numbered Wizard cards. At this point, I'd probably make a better player collector than a team collector. It's much easier to rationalize a single card pickup here and there, but I've always had a hard time with buying singles because the thrill factor isn't really there for me. Show More Summary

2014 SPICE Cup - $13,000+ prizes including $5,000 1st prize

2014 SPICE Cup Open Sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation St. Louis, Missouri October 21-26, 2014 GM/IM norm opportunity - Minimum rating (FIDE) 2100 Limited to first 50 entries (Free entry to all players FIDE...Show More Summary

Zhukova Berates Lagno

Fourth board for Ukraine's women, Natalia Zhukova, had some pretty nasty things to say about ex-compatriot Kateryna Lagno.Zhukova: "Getting rid of the parasites is always painless. Well, love cannot be forced. If she doesn't want to play for Ukraine, why do we need such people? We didn't communicate at the Olympiad, she avoided it. Show More Summary


A short film documenting the creation of Derek DeYoungs latest painting, "Redfish Confetti".

Checkmate in 3

White to move and checkmate in 3.8/8/7b/8/1NpN4/2p1p3/2p1P3/kbK5 w - - 0 1Loyd, 1792 Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

Refractometer - Is the honey Grade A?

To sell honey it has the be Grade A.Grade A honey is defined as: it has to taste like honey and the moisture has to be18.6% water content or less. To find out the water content of honey it needs to be measured with an instrument called a refractometer. Show More Summary

More mining spills

It's been a rough few weeks for the open pit mining industry. A toxic leak from Grupo Mexico’s Buenavista copper mine has contaminated the Bacanuchi and Sonora rivers in Northern Mexico. The Buenavista mine, one of the largest copper mines in the world, is located in Cananea, Sonora, about 25 miles south of the U.S. Show More Summary

Trek Light Tattoos – The Insanely Awesome Fans of TLG

Three years ago we had a contest. And as a final, late minute addition to that contest I decided to include an ‘instant win’ option. […] The post Trek Light Tattoos – The Insanely Awesome Fans of TLG appeared first on Trek Life. Related...Show More Summary

Asian Schools Chess Championship 2014

The 10th Asian Schools Chess Championship 2014 are set to take place from 23-30th August in Taichung, Taiwan.The event is organized by the Chinese Taipei Chess Association and co-sponsored by the Taiwan Intelligent Ironman Creativity...Show More Summary


RUSSIA TELLS AMERICA “THANK YOU”Andrey Filatov, President of the Russian Chess Federation, has expressed his gratitude to the U.S. law firm Quinn Emanuel for assistance in resolving an incident with the Organizing Committee of the Tromsø...Show More Summary

Another MAIG mayor in hot water

This time its Gordon Jenkins, of Monticello, NY, arrested for taking bribes and intimidating the witnesses. We need to bust MAIG for RICO violations! Where are DoJ's Organized Crime Task Forces when you need them?...

Top 10 finished for Kazakh women

Kazakh women's chess team in Top-10 of Chess OlympiadMonday, 18.08.2014, 15:50 Kazakhstani women’s chess team is ranked 6th in the overall rating of the Chess Olympiad in Norwegian Tromso, Tengrinews reports citing the final round, the Kazakh chess players won the Czech team with the score of 3:1. Show More Summary

2014 French Championship

The 89th French Individual Chess Championship for men is taking place on 17-28th August 2014 in Nimes, a city located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cévennes mountains in Southern France.Twelve of the best French players are vying...Show More Summary

Larry Turns It Off

Vickers Tactical YouTube channel has these segments called “Larry Turns It Off”. It is gratuitous use of slow motion video cameras showing all the beautiful detail when Larry destroys objects with firearms. In his latest video, Larry turns off a Coffee Maker with a M3 Greasegun. Show More Summary

USDA Announces Farm Bill Funding for Increased Access, Wildlife Conservation

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced an additional $20 million in grants to increase access for hunters and anglers, protecting wildlife, and enhancing business opportunities for rural economies. The funding comes as a part of the US De...

Massive 1,000-pound Alligator Harvested in Alabama, Potential World Record

Last weekend a group of hunters in Alabama took what may be the largest American alligator ever harvested. The behemoth 15-foot-long, 1,011.5-pound beast was bagged by a family from Thomaston. According to the Daily Mail, Mandy Stokes, her husband John...

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