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New Fischer Biography
A new Fischer biography, this time in the form of a graphic novel, is scheduled to be published in April by Abrams Comicart.  Titled Black & White - The Rise and Fall of Bobby Fischer, the book is wri...

Started 01/26/23 at 21:39:10 by Nernstian59
2 113 Last Post Yesterday at 02:27:00
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Guess the Opening!
A remarkably neutral book blurb for an upcoming book. Can you guess the opening and author?
The [OPENING] arises after the opening moves [...], and is an ideal weapon based on sound principles of...

Started 01/11/23 at 14:14:11 by Kerangali
2 197 Last Post 01/11/23 at 15:50:31
By: Kerangali
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A smart trick
I was thinking of ways we could keep re-using deals and offers, but unfortunately some require a phone number and we can't keep re-using a phone number, so I did some research and it turns out you can...

Started 12/05/22 at 03:58:04 by IssyLA
0 130 Last Post 12/05/22 at 03:58:04
By: IssyLA
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Sale at Mondern-Chess
60% off on all 1d4 databases.
They are on a great variety of lines at a reduced price. So you might want to check it out and see if there is anything you want to pick up.

Started 11/08/22 at 14:50:55 by FreeRepublic
2 330 Last Post 11/19/22 at 15:09:16
By: emary
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Garry Kasparov in Graphic Novel
Garry Kasparov will be appearing in Blitz, a chess-themed graphic novel from Ablaze Publishing slated for release in September.  The book cover on the publisher's site shows a prominent image of GK al...

Started 04/17/22 at 20:03:50 by Nernstian59
1 407 Last Post 11/19/22 at 03:27:40
By: Nernstian59
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Be Careful What You Ask For
An elderly couple is out to dinner to celebrate their 50th Anniversary and also having 10 children.
But the old man is agitated and restless. Finally, he asks his elderly wife,
"I hate to ...

Started 08/27/22 at 12:24:12 by cathexis
0 237 Last Post 08/27/22 at 12:24:12
By: cathexis
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Spassky Tells a Joke About Korchnoi
You may have seen this, but it is still funny:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3WWHW3OfM0&list=PL-k9QPNOKHpXSEPq9IhPtNIbEBLyG2...
And here's a link to Spassky making fun of Karpov:<br ...

Started 06/12/22 at 13:47:43 by cathexis
2 489 Last Post 06/14/22 at 23:25:25
By: cathexis
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Invasion of Ukraine
Yesterday I posted the following on the Durham County Chess Association website. I have nothing against individual Russian players, provided they don't support Putin, but this is one more way of getti...

Started 03/02/22 at 16:22:03 by Ken Neat
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By: cathexis
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Message from Dragon Expert Mikhail Golubev
Our Ukrainian army and Odesa people are prepared to defend the city and we are continuing all necessary preparations. Odesa will stay strong! The situation is tense. I’m directly involved in supportin...

Started 03/18/22 at 18:58:07 by Victor Reppert
7 1149 Last Post 03/23/22 at 23:27:59
By: Mikhail_Golubev
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Karjakin's Ethics Violations
Russia and Belarus banned from holding world chess events, Karjakin to face ethics case
Russia, the biggest superpower in chess, has been effectively banned from the game it considers its own, al...

Started 03/01/22 at 08:58:29 by TopNotch
5 825 Last Post 03/14/22 at 16:53:53
By: Jupp53
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Why did the Green Pepper fail at Archery?
Because it didn't habanero.

Started 03/13/22 at 01:17:55 by cathexis
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By: cathexis
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Some puns can make me numb -
But math puns make me number.

Started 03/10/22 at 17:41:50 by cathexis
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By: cathexis
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A Question
Q: Why should you always carry an extra pair of sox when you go golfing?
A: In case you get a hole-in-one.

Started 03/06/22 at 16:40:59 by cathexis
0 252 Last Post 03/06/22 at 16:40:59
By: cathexis
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You can never explain puns to a kleptomaniac
They take everything literally.

Started 03/03/21 at 14:18:37 by cathexis
2 838 Last Post 03/02/22 at 14:03:09
By: cathexis
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Kasparov on Ukraine
One of the best interviews on this topic I have heard so far:
   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYhsloRid_c

Started 03/01/22 at 22:23:56 by cathexis
0 235 Last Post 03/01/22 at 22:23:56
By: cathexis
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Truely the Most Bizarre Chess Story Ever
No humor this time. But I decided to put this link here in chit-chat.
I happened on this You-Tube vid yesterday and here is the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBU1YBManq8
Now the astute vie...

Started 02/22/22 at 14:20:53 by cathexis
0 385 Last Post 02/22/22 at 14:20:53
By: cathexis
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"Imagine You're 2400+ and Beaten by a Drunk Guy"
A quote from one of the comments to this clip of Magnus playing smashed:
   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Kz7bo5tKE
Enjoy!

Started 01/02/22 at 13:25:06 by cathexis
0 468 Last Post 01/02/22 at 13:25:06
By: cathexis
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I for one,
I for one, enjoy a good Roman Numerals pun.
Merry Christmas!

Started 12/24/21 at 15:13:27 by cathexis
1 417 Last Post 12/24/21 at 21:23:58
By: pirx
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How can I display my own posts?
That is,
How can I bring up a list of prior posts I made historically in order to go back over them? The Search function allows for "my own posts" but requires a search string. I just want a clic...

Started 10/06/21 at 13:38:53 by cathexis
4 863 Last Post 10/30/21 at 08:42:03
By: Jupp53
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GM Nona G. sues Netflix for $25Million
Just saw this and thought I'd put up a link here.
GM Nona Gaprindashvilli sues Netflix for $25 million claiming they trashed her legacy in "Queen's Gambit." I'm not sure how defamation suits work...

Started 09/29/21 at 18:21:40 by cathexis
0 499 Last Post 09/29/21 at 18:21:40
By: cathexis
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