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WCC2014-11: Carlsen defends Title 6.5-4.5!

Congratulations GM Magnus Carlsen, World Champion! After Magnus Carlsen won a tense Berlin Ruy Lopez, he could proclaim, “Ich bin ein Champion!” In a game in which he was under serious pressure from Viswanathan Anand, he kept his Nordic cool and waded through the complications… particularly after Anand’s stunning 23…b5!! Later Carlsen capitalized off over […]

5 Reasons I’m Looking Forward to Water Cay

I’m hosting a trip through Angling Destinations to Water Cay on Feb. 7-14. There are five open spots and here are five reasons I’m looking forward to this trip. I love Grand Bahama. I’ve been to this island more than any other and I have some fantastic memories there. It is easy to get to […]

Outstanding Pied Oystercatcher parenting!

When you monitor a species of birds over many years you learn a lot from your observations and you soon...

Carlsen -- Anand, Game 11

3 days agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

Magnus Carlsen is on the cusp of successfully defending his World Champion title. The former champion and challenger, Viswanathan Anand, was able to reach a promising position against Carlsen's Grunfeld Defense in game 10, but released the pressure and the game fizzled out as a draw.Carlsen leads 5.5 - 4.5. Show More Summary

Weekend Photo: First Gun, First AK

Mason sent us a photo of his first gun, purchased this year. He decided to go for an AK rather than an AR-15. He writes … I purchased my first gun this year. I decided a few years back that my first rifle would be an AK platform, and the local gun store had a […] Read More … The post Weekend Photo: First Gun, First AK appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

8 Uncommon Rifle Shooting Tips For Beginners

Title image: This new shooter has exercised proper trigger follow through while shooting my Lithgow Enfield. Unfortunately, one leg of the rest he is using has begun to fall off the table. He will have to readjust his shooting position before he takes the next shot, which may cause his group to open up. Show More Summary

Save the Wild Steelhead on Washington's Olympic Peninsula

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Shane Anderson spent three years and some serious sweat equity making his film Wild Reverence. Now he's asking you to take just 90 seconds to add your voice in support of native wild steelhead on the Olympic Penninsula. LINK If Shane's appeal doesn't do the trick maybe this photo will help inspire you to sign his petition. Show More Summary


3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Charles Witek wishes that he didn't have to write his latest blog post, I wish I didn't have to read it. Striped bass fishermen are learning about the ASMFC’s version of bait-and-switch right now, and they’re learning the hard way. LINK (via: One Angler's Voyage)

Weekend Photo: The ultra-light “Ounces Is Pounds” AR-15

The Battle Arms Development OIP “Ounces Is Pounds” rifle is an ultra-ULTRA-light AR-15.  Its proud owner David writes … It’s the lightest AR-15 ever available- under 3.9 pounds dry with 16? barrel (11? SBR is 3.6 lb). It’s called the OIP, manufactured by Battle Arms Development, and available through Bentwood Gunsmithing. Show More Summary


I was walking to Stanley Park from my hotel in downtown Vancouver on November 10 when I came upon a boat named Velleity. What a perfect name for a boat sitting in a harbor! Of course, the word velleity has always seemed singularly descriptive of me, ever since I discovered it in an Ogden Nash poetry book. Show More Summary

2014 South Sudan Chess Nationals

The South Sudan Africa’s 54th country, is currently having its first ever National Championship. The country is not yet a member of FIDE so its tournament is under the Ugandan auspices. Seventy-two players are listed in this 11-round format with none of the players having a FIDE rating. The country was formed after a secession […]

Sunday Toona - Drive By Truckers

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Drive-By Truckers live at KEXP Studios on April 23, 2014.

Checkmate in 5

White to move and checkmate in 5. No computer assistance please :)7r/4R1r1/5p1k/5Qpp/4B3/p3P1P1/1q1p1PK1/8 w - - 0 1 Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

TEDx talk in St Louis

My TEDx talk in St Louis. Unfortunately, I had a bad cold. I hope you can hear me clearly :) Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

Updated Lowe's Creative Ideas Project: Swing Shelf Planter

Swing Shelf Planter in March 2013 About a year and a half ago, I did a project as a member of Lowe's Creative Ideas Garden Team in which I potted up a trio of herbs in a shelf planter that hung in a window. I designed it and making it and putting it together was a joint effort with my husband. Show More Summary

Black Friday 2014 Gun Deal Roundup

Black Friday is past approaching and it would not be Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) without a Slick Deals roundup of all the gun, ammo and accessory deals to be had. Some sales have already been running and stock has already run out. Show More Summary

Sevian becomes the youngest GM in US history

GM-elect Sam Sevian (3 GM norms) just beat IM Gorovets to break the 2500 rating barrier to officially become the youngest GM in US history! Congratulations to Sam! Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

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