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  1. Manley-Dorrance, Nova Scotia Open 2022

    by , 05-17-2022 at 01:19 PM (Games from the Maritimes)
    This past weekend was the return to the chess calendar of the Nova Scotia Open for the first time since 2019, and the first over the board CFC event in Nova Scotia since February of 2020. Despite the long gap, the event was highly successful, drawing 36 players including several playing in their first event. Competitively, the tournament would be decided in the final round, by the following game:

    [Event "Nova Scotia Open"]
    [Site "Fredericton"]
    [Date ...
  2. Games From The Maritimes: Manley-Dorrance, 2016 Nova Scotia Open

    by , 05-07-2022 at 11:16 AM (Games from the Maritimes)
    With the summer in chess in the Maritimes filling with events for the first time since 2019, I've been looking back at games from past summers ahead of a busy few months, tournament-wise. With the 2022 Nova Scotia Open starting in a week, here's a roller-coaster ride of a key game from back in 2016:

    [Event "Nova Scotia Open"]
    [Site "Halifax"]
    [Date "2016.05.15"]
    [Round "4.1"]
    [White "Manley, Jason"] ...

    Updated 05-08-2022 at 12:12 PM by Jason Manley

  3. Larsen's Opening

    by , 06-29-2021 at 12:53 PM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Larsen's Opening (1.b3) is an offbeat flank opening that can lead to many different types of positions. Often White can try to make something of a microscopic edge. In the following game, play takes a wilder turn - the position after Black's odd-looking 4th move is often considered the main line of this opening these days:

    [Event "Internet"]
    [Site "Game Courier"]
    [Date "2016.11.?"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White ...

    Updated 06-29-2021 at 01:19 PM by Kevin Pacey

    Opening analysis and observations
  4. Some past issues re: CFC Governors (aka Voting Members)

    by , 02-11-2021 at 11:49 PM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Nowadays the modern NFP act leaves the CFC less flexible in the way it can make changes - at the least a payment to the federal government may be required to change important CFC regulations. Hence at the moment there would seem little appetite for changing the way people become CFC VMs (e.g. One [CFC] Member One Vote, or possibly new qualifications to become/stay a VM), or to change the %/number of VMs chosen annually, notably so that there are less of them, proportionally, compared to the total ...

    Updated 02-19-2021 at 01:26 AM by Kevin Pacey

    Chess issues
  5. Whether to ask a girl if she has a boyfriend

    by , 09-15-2020 at 06:04 AM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    I haven't had much dating experience in my almost 60 years, and I still am single. However, there is a dating advice question I've given some thought to recently, as prompted by a memory from my youth. Regarding the question of whether a guy should ever ask a girl if she has a boyfriend, I've seen a variety of answers when doing some web searches. After trying to apply some logical thinking to the issue, the correct answer seems clear to me now. Namely, after some sort of introductory conversation(s) ...
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