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Talent is universal, but opportunity is not

Nice piece by former World Champion of chess, Garry Kasparov about 8-year-old chess prodigy Tanitoluwa Adewumi and how to create more chess champions.

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Two Grandmasters in Lethbridge

If you’ve watched my one second everyday video, you know that I’ve been playing quite a bit of chess lately. I’m excited to say that the activity level at the chess club in Lethbridge has been picking up and they’ve even secured two Grandmasters for an event next weekend.

Grandmaster Eric Hansen and GM Robin van Kampen will be in Lethbridge on Sunday, March 30, from 1:00 – 4:00, at the Galt Museum.

Eric has graciously volunteered to play as many players as we can muster. We will pack the house and have 25+ adult players and 10-15 juniors play him simultaneously.

The fee to play will be $10 for adults and free for junior players. All players are welcome!

See more details on the Lethbridge Chess Club’s page.

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Angry Birds 1-1 High Score

I broke down and decided to try Angry Birds on Google+. Most surprising was how I was immediately compelled to try and outdo my contacts’ high scores. It didn’t take long until I moved up into first place.

Here is my technique:

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100 Common Words

How many of the top 100 most common English words can you guess?

I got more than I expected with 72.

(via the now defunct j-walkblog.com [http://j-walkblog.com/index.php?/weblog/posts/guess_100_words/])

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World Wars Flash Game

Careful, World Wars is a great little flash game, similar to Risk, that may keep you coming back for more—it’s very addictive.

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The Bros Mario

You’ve listened to backwards music, now check out Jump on Mushroom, a mind-bending video game that’s played in reverse. Trust me when I say, it’ll force you to rethink the way you learned to play Mario Bros.

www.hempuli.com/JoM.zip

I never read the instructions very carefully and didn’t figure this out until the level 1 (the last level): you can skip the rewind (or forward) sequences by hitting Esc. Good luck.

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Play Auditorium

A beautiful physics flash game: Auditorium.

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Whiteboard Tower Defense

It’s a terrible time waster, but if you’re looking to kill your afternoon, try Whiteboard Tower Defense.

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Crappy Cat

A short time waster, Crappy Cat isn’t the kind of flash game that rewards dexterity and reflexes, but instead curiosity and morbidity.

Crappy Cat

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Fantastic Contraption

Warning: The following link leads to an extremely addicting flash game. Luckily there are only 20 levels and then you can go to sleep. At least, that’s what I did.

Fantastic Contraption.