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  1. Wikipedia's entry for Magnus Carlsen

    Here's the wiki for current world chess champion Magnus Carlsen:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_Carlsen
  2. The chess game featured in the link found in the...

    The chess game featured in the link found in the first post of this thread has finished, after only 9 moves.

    Just for fun, here's another game currently in progress on the same website, again...
  3. Play of chess [variants] by email supported on US-based site

    Here's a link to a game of chess currently being played by email by two people (apparently two lower-rated anonymous Europeans) on chessvariants.com (free membership, anti-bot measures taken for an...
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    Coincidently(?), all 7 of the films mentioned so...

    Coincidently(?), all 7 of the films mentioned so far in this thread by posters feature the use of [almost always Space] flight at some point in their scripts.

    Below are links to wikis re: most of...
  5. Poll: Bumping up this poll thread.

    Bumping up this poll thread.
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    Wiki re: cult status films

    Fwiw, here's the wiki re: cult films (an off-chess-topic that may still be interesting to many/some viewers, though):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_film

    Wikipedia also includes some...
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    Films about chess wiki

    Fwiw, here's the wiki re: Films about chess:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Films_about_chess
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    A recent National Post article re: the situation...

    A recent National Post article re: the situation in Hong Kong:

    https://nationalpost.com/news/world/hong-kong-hits-pause-on-china-extradition-bill-in-an-attempt-to-restore-calm
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    nationalpost.com/opinion: John Robson: You can't...

    nationalpost.com/opinion: John Robson: You can't tame Trump but we can stop provoking him:

    https://nationalpost.com/opinion/john-robson-you-cant-tame-trump-but-we-can-stop-provoking-him
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    nationalpost.com/opinion: Randall Denley:...

    nationalpost.com/opinion: Randall Denley: Trudeau's plastics ban promises results but Ontario's plan is already en route to delivering them:
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    From the nationalpost.com/opinion: John Robson: A...

    From the nationalpost.com/opinion: John Robson: A real debate about climate if that's even possible:

    https://nationalpost.com/opinion/john-robson-a-real-debate-about-climate-if-thats-even-possible
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    A recent BBC article on the high tensions in the...

    A recent BBC article on the high tensions in the Gulf between the US and Iran:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48631320
  13. Poll: So far 4 votes, all cast for the Liberals to win...

    So far 4 votes, all cast for the Liberals to win this year's federal election. Mine included, although I'd much rather it's not going to be the case, and the Conservatives current lead in real world...
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    Here's the wiki on the only Canadian NBA...

    Here's the wiki on the only Canadian NBA basketball team, the Toronto Raptors, who have won this year's NBA playoff Championship (for their first time):
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    Fwiw, here's the wiki on a historical figure from...

    Fwiw, here's the wiki on a historical figure from a couple of centuries ago, who still has a considerable degree of influence on the world to this day:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon
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    Here's the wiki on the NHL team, the St. Louis...

    Here's the wiki on the NHL team, the St. Louis Blues (this year's Stanley Cup Champions, for their first time); it seems to me that the Blues have often been a solid team defensively for much of...
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    Here's an article from the Toronto Sun re:...

    Here's an article from the Toronto Sun re: Captain Stumble lashes out (hypocritically) on national unity:
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    Fwiw, here's Wikipedia's entry on the year 2019,...

    Fwiw, here's Wikipedia's entry on the year 2019, including a summary of notable events that have happened thus far in this year:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019
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    My latest thoughts on getting an (extra) low...

    My latest thoughts on getting an (extra) low maintenance Open Sicilian as Black, with the use of 2...g6 (or 2...d6)... the Maroczy Bind keeps grossing me out, at least if I wish to play for a win at...
  20. The name of the prize seems kind of mean to the...

    The name of the prize seems kind of mean to the Ace, yes. However, I recall that more than one Canadian tournament over the years has had a 'Biggest Upset' prize (no withdrawal on the part of the...
  21. Thought I'd wait a while to see if Dave would...

    Thought I'd wait a while to see if Dave would reply first...

    Aris, I think Dave may be kidding a little here.

    "Ace Kill" is a [semi-retired?] Ottawa organizer Neil James Frarey concept that has...
  22. Poll: Who will win the 2019 federal election

    This is a summertime poll to see which political party respondents think will win the upcoming 2019 federal election (expected, but not necessarily, to be held on October 21, 2019).

    Here's the...
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    2019 Canadian bughouse tournaments

    Just Googling 2019 Bughouse tournaments Canada, looks like there's still at least a handful coming up (especially at scholastic level!?). For anyone into the idea of organizing over-the-board chess...
  24. Maybe a student having (or having already read...

    Maybe a student having (or having already read over) a chess book of some kind, which they purchased on their own could be helpful. As a pre-teen I had only looked at a couple of Reinfeld books back...
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    Not quite news, but fwiw, here's the wiki re:...

    Not quite news, but fwiw, here's the wiki re: near death experiences (seems to be a slow big news week, to me at least):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near-death_experience
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