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Yukle

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About Yukle

  • Birthday 07/31/1989

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  • Aurelian, Restorer of the World, and Progenitor of 2018 Champs
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    Basking in Croatia's 2018 glory
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    Imagining, learning, wondering, sharing and loving.

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  1. We're looking forward to having you all! BTW, you've picked a funny time; much of the userbase aren't using their regular names due to the World Cup. Normalcy will return soon.
  2. Interesting stat: Carlsen's rating is back to 2851, level with Kasparov's peak.
  3. Despite the name, they're not pigs and they're not from guinea.

  4. I promise you, I am reading it, but I don't remember every terminology off the top of my head. A couple I've had to lookup, because I have forgotten them. If nothing else I reckon the opening 11 moves or so were a solid - but not perfect! - opening, and I don't think it was an accidental Queen's gambit declined. ETA: Took a while. but I went through Grischuk vs Kramnik. 0-0 isn't until turn 11, but is that what you're suggesting Roeder should've done, too?
  5. I'm not supremely good, but I thought it was really 12 that was the death knell. Roeder was determined to get a check but didn't seem to have thought much further ahead than that. I don't mind it, but I'm a bit bored with it. The app on my phone looooooooves using it. 23 was my favourite sequence here: en passant to force check. That's elegant.
  6. ... Your cover photo on your profile is... interesting... ? :P 

  7. Oliver Roeder of 538 and 14 other people faced off against Magnus Carlsen simultaneously. Carlsen's clock was set at 30 minutes and was never allowed to stop. Predictably, he completely cleaned up. The article has a great diagram of the precise moment where it all went wrong for Roeder, the article's author. You can read the full recap here.
  8. Skeptical about whether the hokey pokey is truly what it is all about.

  9. Based on recent form, though, those prizes will go to Donald Trump, for his use of Twitter, and the writers of The Avengers.
  10. You've come to the right place, then! Enjoy yourself!
  11. Oh... Well, fingers crossed for the next time, Lily!
  12. All the feels for you, and I am glad things have worked out. I heard a dry quip from one of my close friends, "A bisexual man robbed a bank. Nobody could find him. Why? Once he walked into society he was invisible." It really cut through with me. I don't have a ready answer about how to remedy things, but I am always trying.
  13. Many warm fuzzy thoughts your way, Lily! Hope it all works out well! Such happy news. Fingers crossed for you too, Theda.
  14. Wow! The book is now #1, #3 (in audiobook) and #6 (ebook version)! It takes up three spots in the top 10!
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