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My team at the chess tournament won both rounds today, thanks mostly to its youngest and only female member. Julia is certainly younger then my eldest and played tough opponents brilliantly for two wins.

As for myself, I sealed the deals in both rounds. In round 1 we were at 50% from two boards and Julia's opponent kept playing in a lost position. When her opponent finally resigned, I offered mine a draw from a favourable queen ending (equal pawn but I had a passer)

In round two, we were down a draw and a loss, but Julia played on to win a complicated game game after many hours to level the score. Later, my opponent finally broke down in a rook ending and I was able to shepherd a point home.

In both games I had interesting position but was unable to find convincing lines at key points (I have not yet consulted the computer oracle though) but nevertheless fought well and did my part. Clearly, I lack OTB tournament practice, but still have some good assets.
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Part two: chess tournament with a first round draw for myself and win for the team
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Thanks +Clint Fudge , this does indeed define customer service logic by many degrees ;-)
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I got a challenging match on the tennis court this evening. My result is undeservedly good, but my serves were lousy even though I got broken only once. The back-hand is so-so: the slice still works petty well and quiet reliably, the topspin is a random event.
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Bamberg on the river Regnitz - Upper Franconia - Germany - Its historic city center is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bamberg has more than 2400 listed buildings.
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Chess tournament update: We got crushed in round three, the first today with three losses though I drew in a slightly worse position. In round four, my game was still pretty unclear when it went one win, one loss, one draw. Since a draw was as useless for the team as a loss, I went for complications in the early ending but with very little time missed a win and even lost.

I can't be too happy with a 50% score. But, I didn't play too badly and it is representative of my lack of practice and discomfort with these faster time controls.

It's only 20:00 and I am not too sure what I'll be doing now. I thing I had enough chess for today.
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Are you productive or just busy? 11 differences.  In pictures.
Full article here: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/11-differences-between-busy-people-and-productive-people.html Spend less time talking about what you will do and dedicate that time to creating the first step. What can you do now that requires the approval of nobody else? What can you do with the resources, knowledge and support that you have now? Do that. It is amazing how the universe rewards the person who stops talking and begi...
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Saturday part one: tennis league
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Former world champion Topalov finishes first, ahead of former world champion Anand with all the young would-bes left behind and current world champion Carlsen on seventh place. Who would have predicted that? 
It comes as no big surprise that Topalov, with white, managed to neutralize Anand to take sole first, but there ended the expected. Nakamura and Giri both fought hard to win with black in their games, and while Giri missed a chance to beat Caruana and take second, the American outplayed Aronian for a great finale. Still, the surprise was Hammer-Carlsen, with Carlsen losing again! Round Nine report.
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An anthropologist reviews the human origins series "First Peoples," which premieres on PBS on June 24, 2015.
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