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I just donated to Wikipedia. Help keep it free! #wikipedia   #keepitfree  
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The "Downfall" meme has been done to death, but I really enjoyed this one. 😂
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Remarkable footage! It would be interesting to hear from someone who was caught in this!
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An online Blitz event featuring Carlsen, Nakamura, Caruana, Grischuk and more, with live commentary? Yes please +Chess.com. I can't wait for April and the fun to begin! 
Nakamura. Vachier-Lagrave. Grischuk. Aronian. Caruana. $40000 in prizes. Blitz. Bullet. What could make Chess.com's Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship better? We offered the final open slot to World Champion Magnus Carlsen, and he said yes. Carlsen will be the top seed in the hunt for the ...
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Help Beethoven arrange his masterpieces in today’s #GoogleDoodle
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This should be good to watch - the Sinquefield Cup players (some of the best chess players in the world) let their hair down and relax after the main competition! A certain Mr. Garry Kasparov joins in the fun...
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Fun! Chess needs more of this kind of thing.
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The 3rd Sinquefield Cup starts this Sunday in St.Louis and it should be a cracking tournament, featuring the current 7 top ranked players in the world.
With eight players from the current top 10, the third edition of the Sinquefield Cup will yet again be one of the strongest tournaments ever held. It is the second of three tournaments in the inaugural Grand Chess Tour. The third Sinquefield Cup will be held August 22-September 3 in St. Louis.
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It's not over 'till it's over...I live in hope that the UK can and will reconsider.
 
"The Brexit debate is far from over: there will have to be a further vote" http://bit.ly/28UwtCU #EURef

I'm not sure about the likelihood of this, but it's certainly a distinct possibility. One thing about this stupid referendum: it's still not clear what a vote for Leave was actually a vote for. #tw   #fb  
Britain has voted for Brexit. What comes next is remarkably unclear. James Strong argues that four questions remain: whether to invoke Article 50, what mandate the Leave campaign possesses, what so…
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I remember watching a documentary about this and being amazed. A follow up show would seem to be needed!
 
Scientists Decipher Ancient Text On 'World's Oldest Computer'

A team of international scientists, over more than a decade, have managed to decipher much of the original text inscribed on the inside of the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient Greek artifact known as the world's oldest discovered analog computer to-date.

Named for the Greek island it was recovered near from an ancient shipwreck in the early 20th Century, the Antikythera Mechanism was able to display the phases of the moon, the positions of the known planets, and even to predict solar eclipses, a sort-of primitive 'Planetarium-In-A-Box'.

A worn inscription on the device long held hope of scientists better explaining the origin and purpose of the mechanism, but could only be substantially recovered using modern imaging techniques. The translation revealed thus far suggests that it was likely a teaching tool, perhaps used by ancient Philosopher Scholars. Its probable function was to help the Philosopher instruct students in Cosmology and its relation to mankind with the help of a visual aid, rather than as an astronomical calculation tool or a tool of the astrological arts.

The artifact predates any known devices of comparable technological sophistication by over a thousand years.

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Scientists have deciphered Inscriptions on a mysterious 2,100 ancient Greek astronomy tool that bolster the theory that it is the world's oldest mechanical computer and reveal what it was likely used for.
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Another game falls to the machines as a computer beats the European Go champion. How far can artificial intelligence go? (pun intended!)
An artificial intelligence program developed by Google beats Europe's top Go player about a decade earlier than had been expected.
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Learn from my mistakes...an occasional but never-ending series! WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN.

I'm white and I've sacrificed a rook for two pawns and an attack. My opponent has just escaped check with 25...Kf8-e8. I lost the game, but analyzing afterwards Rybka found a win here that I missed. Can you find it?
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The key move that I missed was a5! clearing the square a4 for my Queen.
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Navara's King march up the board to h8 has to be seen to be believed!
 
Navara played one of the most amazing games in recent years in Biel!
David Navara stole the show in round four of the Biel Chess Festival's Grandmaster Tournament with an amazing king walk. The Czech GM beat Radek Wojtaszek and leads alone. Mickey Adams lost again, this time to Pavel Eljanov. This year's Biel tournament doesn't have a top 10 player but ...
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I think he had done some analysis before the game using a computer, but even so it takes some guts to play it!
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Part-time writer. Full-time geek.
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I grew up in the South Wales Valleys in the 1970s and haven't strayed very far away, now living in the rapidly expanding commuter belt in Church Village.

I fell into finance because I was good at maths in school, and I've been working for the local authority (almost) ever since.

Outside of work, I'm married to a wonderful woman who puts up with my chess addiction with infinite patience.

I'm a godless, left-wing libertarian who likes Stephen Fry, The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, and barbecue sauce.
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