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Forum: Chess 07-17-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,897
Posted By Minnesotah
I won against 1695814. He dropped a piece in the...

I won against 1695814. He dropped a piece in the opening (the often loose bishop on g5 in a Cambridge Springs) and resigned right after.

My other two games are going okay and on track to finish...
Forum: Chess 03-23-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,153
Posted By Minnesotah
Wowww... Nepo with a another win, this time over...

Wowww... Nepo with a another win, this time over Ding. Some cool tactics at the end spotted by the computers that could have salvaged a draw for Ding.
Forum: Sports 03-12-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 15,956
Posted By Minnesotah
IF it happens I'd expect fewer upsets than usual....

IF it happens I'd expect fewer upsets than usual. My experience attending regionals is that *everyone* cheers for the underdog... they'll get lucky and be up by 2 in the first half and the place...
Forum: Chess 03-12-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,153
Posted By Minnesotah
I wonder if they'd ever do a tournament as...

I wonder if they'd ever do a tournament as important as this remotely? Seems like something they might consider if the other option is to cancel entirely / postpone indefinitely. It wouldn't be...
Forum: Life 03-11-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 151,596
Posted By Minnesotah
Where is the 3% floor for life specified in the...

Where is the 3% floor for life specified in the SVL? I was not aware of that. Using the formula below with W = .35 and R = 1.5% would produce a rate of 2.5%.

3% + W * (R1 - 3%) + (W/2) * (R2 -...
Forum: Chess 03-10-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,820
Posted By Minnesotah
Good game! Very well played. I particularly...

Good game! Very well played. I particularly liked Nd2, which is obvious to the computer but I thought was a very nice resource for you, and something I had missed entirely. After that I'm just...
Forum: Chess 03-09-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,153
Posted By Minnesotah
Yep! Sounds like he didn't think FIDE took...

Yep! Sounds like he didn't think FIDE took enough steps to prepare for potential coronavirus issues.

Everyone can change their picks. Here are my new ones...

Caruana
Nepo
Ding
MVL...
Forum: Chess 03-04-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,153
Posted By Minnesotah
Let's make this into a prediction contest... we...

Let's make this into a prediction contest... we can use the same scoring as the EPL prediction contest.

Rules: Rank the 8 candidates in the order you think they will finish in the tournament. If...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-04-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 13,340
Posted By Minnesotah
We just canceled a family trip to Spain scheduled...

We just canceled a family trip to Spain scheduled for the first week in April. We weren't worried about getting sick. Our main concern was getting over there and having nothing to do. If major...
Forum: Chess 12-02-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,934
Posted By Minnesotah
I won against devilrox. Must have forgot to...

I won against devilrox. Must have forgot to report it - sorry!

I'm in a K + Q + 3 pawns endgame against CR. I'm slightly worse but a draw via perpetual soon seems likely.

I have three...
Forum: Sports 11-27-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 48,106
Posted By Minnesotah
538 has their usual CFP Nightmare Scenario out. ...

538 has their usual CFP Nightmare Scenario out.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/welcome-to-the-college-football-playoff-committees-nightmare-scenario/

It's okay, but I actually think there...
Forum: Chess 11-13-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,934
Posted By Minnesotah
I lost against abstractactuary. Interesting...

I lost against abstractactuary. Interesting game. You played very well throughout. I underestimated the entire Kg2->h4->h5 idea, and thought I'd have time to create some counter-play on the queen...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-05-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,293
Posted By Minnesotah
My goals are VP level (and head of a pricing or...

My goals are VP level (and head of a pricing or valuation area) by 40ish. Prove myself enough over the following decade to get a shot at C-suite (CRO or CFO) by 50. Leave a mark. Retire at age 59....
Forum: Chess 10-24-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,934
Posted By Minnesotah
I drew against JimF. Interesting game where both...

I drew against JimF. Interesting game where both made a couple of errors early on. Got very sharp towards the end and I felt like the position wouldn't be possible for me to hold much longer, so I...
Forum: Chess 10-18-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,934
Posted By Minnesotah
I won against Notus. I had the black pieces...

I won against Notus. I had the black pieces against the fried liver attack and was able to mount a quick attack. It was the 8. Be2 old main line, which is still perfectly solid (though I think the...
Forum: Chess 08-21-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,076
Posted By Minnesotah
Nicely done. I was sloppy early, fell behind,...

Nicely done. I was sloppy early, fell behind, and you never let me back in. I promise a better fight next time!
Forum: Chess 08-21-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,076
Posted By Minnesotah
Ugh. Sorry about that. Wish I could have...

Ugh. Sorry about that. Wish I could have finished the game. I was camping in northern Minnesota with no cell service, so I didn't get my usual reminder email that I was low on time. Looking...
Forum: Sports 08-02-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 37,593
Posted By Minnesotah
Man City Liverpool Tottenham Man United ...

Man City
Liverpool
Tottenham
Man United
Arsenal
Leicester
Chelsea
Everton
Wolves
Newcastle
Forum: Chess 07-17-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,076
Posted By Minnesotah
Another week for both my games? I like my...

Another week for both my games?
I like my chances against JimF. Rook + minor piece + pawns endgame.
I'm getting smoked by MacroMan. Ugh. I expect to lose in the not too distant future.
Forum: Sports 07-08-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,160
Posted By Minnesotah
TBF, Allianz and Children's Mercy only hold about...

TBF, Allianz and Children's Mercy only hold about 20k.
Forum: Chess 07-01-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,076
Posted By Minnesotah
I won against JonasGrmby and CynclRelst. ...

I won against JonasGrmby and CynclRelst.

Still in the middle game and all square against Macroman. It will take a while yet to finish this one.

I got lucky with a cute tactic in a lost...
Forum: Sports 06-19-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,160
Posted By Minnesotah
Fun game. Did what they needed to do. I'm a bit...

Fun game. Did what they needed to do. I'm a bit embarrassed to say it was my first time finally making the 5 mile trek to Allianz Field, though admittedly I'm not an MLS fan at all. I thought...
Forum: Chess 06-13-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,076
Posted By Minnesotah
Good game! You defended that backward pawn...

Good game! You defended that backward pawn really well, and then even grabbed some initiative when I over-pressed a bit. I was really happy to have found that little Rxd5 tactic (looks like Rg6...
Forum: Chess 05-28-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,939
Posted By Minnesotah
New personal best last night... 37! (Okay,...

New personal best last night... 37!

(Okay, my excitement around this just makes me think of Tobias Fünke saying something like "it's a Memorial Day miracle!")
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 04-29-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9,328
Views: 447,010
Posted By Minnesotah
The group I was watching with all seemed to think...

The group I was watching with all seemed to think that the wight who they showed briefly before the NK stabbing was Arya wearing a wight face. I guess I like that version much better than her just...
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