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2018 World Chess Championship

08 November 2018 - 11:29 PM

Starts tomorrow 10:00 am EST

 

 

Magnus Carlsen (Norway) is the LeBron James of chess. He’s a dominant force, unquestionably the best in the world, and has been number one for a sustained period of time. He’s chasing GOAT status, and his presence is so imposing that opponents often beat themselves before he needs to.


Fabiano Caruana (USA) is coming for the crown. In 2018 Caruana has established himself as clearly the biggest threat to Carlsen’s dominance, winning the Candidates Tournament by a full point to qualify for the World Championship match and generally operating at a level of sustained brilliance that makes him a serious threat for the title.

 

Carlsen-Caruana is the matchup the chess world was hoping for. It’s No. 1 versus No. 2 and the first World Championship match between the top two since Kasparov and Karpov in 1990.  Caruana only sits three Elo rating points behind Carlsen at 2832 to 2835. If Caruana wins the match within the 12 classical games, he’ll not only take the title but also the world No. 1 spot that Carlsen has held continuously since July 2011—about which Magnus has said “I would like to give you some boring, politically correct answer, but the truth is yeah, it does bother me!”

 

The match will consist of 12 classical games, following a rest day pattern throughout. The World Championship returns to London with the games being played at The College in Holborn.

 

https://deadspin.com...orld-1830208841

 

Caruana is only the second American in history to play for a World Championship since... Bobby Fischer in 1972. 


C0ckfighting streamed live

20 October 2018 - 10:17 PM

I was looking for a football game this afternoon on my normal streams, but couldn't find it. So I started googling and found some Russian site.  So I'm scrolling through to see what they have... baseball, basketball, football, hockey, boxing, tennis, ping-pong, bull-riding, esports, and ................ what the hell - "c0ckfighting".?.

 

Of course I immediately clicked on it.  Sure as hell, live c0ckfighting. I think it was in the Philippines where it's legal. The video was exactly like you'd imagine - dingy looking arena with dirt poor people watching chickens kill each other. The fight didn't last long (about a minute), they jumped up and down kicking each other before one c0ck laid dead on the mat. After it was over, some barefoot kid cleaned up all the feathers.

 

One less thing on my bucket list.  http://videostream.d...iZGlzaA№f№f


$1 RB Lottery Ticket

12 September 2018 - 04:08 PM

Extra roster spot, $1 fee, hello Chase Edmonds (RB ARI).  4th round rookie from mighty Fordham University.

 

 

David Johnson voodoo  :ninja:

 


UFC 225

08 June 2018 - 12:12 PM

I'm not a UFC guy, but I saw Colby Covington's fight in Brazil last year.... never knew who he was until his post fight interview. Skip to 0:30....

 

 

A few days later he apologized saying "I would like to formally apologize to any filthy animal I offended by comparing them to my hosts in Sao Paulo."

 

Covington is an underdog tomorrow night... versus a Brazilian.  Might be interesting.


The 144th Running of the Kentucky Derby

01 May 2018 - 03:54 PM

1. Firenze Fire............... 50-1

2. Free Drop Billy........... 30-1

3. Promises Fulfilled...... 30-1

 

4. Flameaway................ 30-1

5. Audible........................ 8-1

6. Good Magic............... 12-1

 

7. Justify.......................... 3-1

8. Lone Sailor................ 50-1

9. Hofburg..................... 20-1

 

10. My Boy Jack........... 20-1

11. Bolt d'Oro.................. 8-1

12. Enticed.................... 30-1

 

13. Bravazo.................. 50-1

14. Mendelssohn............ 5-1

15. Instilled Regard...... 50-1

 

16. Magnum Moon......... 6-1

17. Solomini................. 30-1

18. Vino Rosso..............12-1

 

19. Noble Indy.............. 30-1

20. Combatant............. 50-1

 

:huh:

 

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After a 30+ year drought, the favorite has won the Kentucky Derby the last 5 straight years.  Bastards.