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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
  8. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  19. 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
  21. Wikipedia's entry for computer chess

    Here's a link to the wiki re: Computer chess:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_chess
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    Meanwhile, here's a link re: the latest on a...

    Meanwhile, here's a link re: the latest on a colossal boondoggle that may be shaping up for the city of Ottawa - the initial phase of LRT (Light Rail Transit) is now not expected to be completed and...
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    Fwiw, here's the wiki re: Accelerated Dragon that...

    Fwiw, here's the wiki re: Accelerated Dragon that describes it as generally more positional than many Open Sicilians:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicilian_Defence,_Accelerated_Dragon

    Also...
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    Interestingly the Maroczy Bind is rated only 0.18...

    Interestingly the Maroczy Bind is rated only 0.18 (i.e. in favour of White) by Chess Assistant 16 (though it gives the human evaluation symbol as +=). Compare that to the Yugoslav Dragon with 9.0-0-0...
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    With the Toronto Blue Jays now all but officially...

    With the Toronto Blue Jays now all but officially 'buried' this season (i.e. currently 10 games back of the last available playoff spot, as occupied by Texas), there's not much entertainment for me...
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