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The US Chess Championships are coming to a close. Today is Championship Day, however, the possibility exists for a playoff scenario. Let me be blunt - I am a crappy chess player. In the chess ...
by otto
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 09:59 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
"Mr. Obama is like a championship chess player, always several moves ahead of friend and foe alike. He’s smart, deft, elegant and subtle" and of course the usually derisive term 11-dimensional ...
by annieli
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 09:00 AM PST with 10 Recommends
People have been playing board games for thousands of years. The oldest known board game is probably Mancala, an African game which moves pieces of seed, beans or pebbles around a series of pits. ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 01:15 PM PST with 26 Recommends
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
by nervousnellie
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Sep 14, 2014 at 07:02 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
I have nothing against chess. But for those of you following the big chess tournament here in St. Louis, it might be interesting to know that Rex Sinquefield, the man who named the tournament after ...
by gloriasb
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Sep 05, 2014 at 11:14 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
If I can be permitted to set aside, just for this moment, the overpowering grip that temporizing has on him, never seen more clearly than in his first debate with M. Romney during the 2012 election, ...
by Sofarsogoo
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Sep 01, 2014 at 08:11 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Chauncey wrote an EXCELLENT diary titled The 'Niggerization' of Michael Brown by the Ferguson Police Department and the Right-Wing Media . If you haven't read it, please go check it out. It's ...
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 01:16 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
playing chess with people's lives. Don't you wonder why Israel and Hamas are playing the same game that kills many and accomplishes little? What's it all about? Behind the scenes is just your ...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 12:41 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Every well thought out revolution has is a Nuclear Option . Dmytro Yarosh , the leader of the Ukrainian Political ...
by Silky Humble
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 09:40 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Take a good look at the screenshot below (click for a full-size version):
by Brainwrap
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 11:11 AM PST with 12 Recommends
At only age 22, [Magnus Carlsen http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/chess/Magnus-Carlsen-beats-Viswanathan-Anand-to-win-the-World-Chess-Championship/articleshow/26219177.cms] has defeated ...
by Ed Tracey
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 06:43 AM PST with 15 Recommends
Magnus Carlsen won game 9 of the 12 game World Chess Championship match against Vishwanathan Ananda, in the match now now taking place in Chennai, India. This is Magnus third win in this match and ...
by Sharkmeister
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 06:24 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Magnus Carlsen won a 2nd victory in the World Chess Championship over Vishwanath Anand, finding a way to win in a drawish looking rook and pawn ending. It's looking like Anand is getting tired ...
by Sharkmeister
Comment Count 21 comments on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 07:03 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Magnus Carlsen was able to provoke an error out of Vishwanatha Anand in a complex endgame to score the first win and take the lead in their 12-game World Chess Championship match. This was game 5,
by Sharkmeister
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 10:03 AM PST with 8 Recommends
What sport is the rest of the world (other than the USA) watching this year? Not the Super Bowl, not the World Series, not the Sprint Cup, not March Madness... and not even the World Cup (that's ...
by Dr of Chaos
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 03:46 PM PST with 26 Recommends
Nothing better than smart, tough Obama. The guy that took the odds and got Osama bin Laden. The guy that took a losing hand in Syria and turned it into a big win. Everyone was waiting for Obama and ...
by mattinjersey
Comment Count 45 comments on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 07:57 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Ever since the 2008 primaries, the meme that Barack Obama is playing 11-dimensional chess has been out there. I have to say that I think the President is one of the wisest, smartest, and most ...
by Dragon5616
Comment Count 90 comments on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 07:00 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
These scenes are less than a block apart—which looks more troublesome? Recently there has been much ado about chess in San Francisco. When police dispersed the open-air chess games on Market ...
by ksdrucker
Comment Count 36 comments on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 10:01 AM PDT with 54 Recommends
Is Obama about to achieve an historic Checkmate? Image Courtesy of caricature artist Donkey Hotey, licensed CC2.0 On the eve of the 12th Anniversary of 9/11, are we witnessing a masterful game of ...
by Edward Lynn
Comment Count 24 comments on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 09:08 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
This is just a short diary with very little substance, but given that I've failed on the stock market, failed at sports betting, and failed at pretty much anything that requires a combination of ...
by Sucker Politics
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 07:34 PM PDT with 1 Recommend