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Sunday Chess Problem [EvolutionBlog]

This week I want to build on something I discussed near the end of last week's problem. I mentioned that a problem's genre should in some way complement its theme.


Related Topix: Chess, Prison

Sun Sep 14, 2014

High rollers: Australia's big gamble

NEW casinos in Queensland and Sydney are going all out to attract extremely wealthy Chinese high-rollers, but could these billion-dollar casinos become a haven for crime? ALMOST one in five adults in Australia rarely or never have any money left at the end of a pay cycle, a new study has found. TECHNOLOGY has made becoming a share investor easier and faster than ever, with first-time investors buoyed by solid price growth among many major stocks.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Poker


New Game: Cheat

Cheat! is an adaptation of the card game Cheat, available on the virtual pet website Neopets. It is a four-player game, with all three opponents controlled by the computer.


Related Topix: Card Game, Toy, Neopets

Bendigo Advertiser

Good morning Bendigo 14.09.2014

Partly cloudy today with patchy fog early this morning. A possible shower tonight and light winds with a top of 19 degrees.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Poker, Oceania, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel


Work on new International Bridge toll booth going well

The International Bridge Administration is breathing a collective sigh of relief as the summer peak traffic season progresses without major congestion issues from the two-year, $8.9-million Toll Plaza construction project. "We are very pleased with the safe and smooth traffic flow through the toll plaza project," said IBA General Manager Phil Becker.


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People who are in control of their gambling habits play for fun and like the idea of possibly winning big. They set limits on how much money and time they can spend, and they are likely to gamble on the internet.


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Romantic comedies sweeten fall's TV lineup

And so it begins. Throughout September and October, you'll encounter the traditional onslaught of new network TV shows, along with their countless weekly stories - murder mysteries propelled by flamingly false clues and Pollock-esque blood spatter, superheroes charging through bleak urban landscapes in impractical leather onesies, and byzantine legal cases whose lawyers specialize in last-minute chess moves.


Related Topix: Chess, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Drama, Happy Endings, The Office

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

'Outlander' recap: 'The Garrison Commander'

Though we're only six episodes deep into a 16-episode first season, I'd bet a dozen of the Laird's finest horses that Outlander producers will submit "The Garrison Commander" for Emmy consideration. Indeed, it's a quality hour of television: artful directing, strong writing, and rousing performances by both Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies.


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Blackjack

The Age

Clubs 'could fill childcare shortfall'

More than 1000 licensed clubs can fill the childcare shortfall by opening childcare centres on their premises in exchange for tax breaks on gambling profits, the poker machine lobby says. Clubs Australia executive director Anthony Ball has written a submission to the Productivity Commission's childcare inquiry, urging it to consider the clubs offer as a "credible solution".


Related Topix: Poker

The Republic

Indiana inventor's game explores origins of life

His newest invention is a 3-D board game called "Mutation," a clicking, clacking puzzle ball. It's best described as tic-tac-toe on the surface of a sphere, but players are limited only by the rules and games they create.


Related Topix: Board Game, Inventions, Science / Technology, Indiana


McAlester Firefighter Arrested for Hosting Poker Tournaments

Aaron Boatright, who's in his 30's, was arrested for reportedly using a building solely for the purpose of gambling, which is a felony in Oklahoma. The building where the poker games were being played is located in McAlester at 9 North A Street, which is not where Boatright lives.


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Poker sees growth in Asia, Europe and Brazil

Oldford Group has agreed to sell popular U.S. online cardrooms PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker to Canada's Amaya Gaming Group for $4.9 billion in cash. The acquisition makes Amaya the world's largest online gambling company.


Related Topix: Card Game, Poker


Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards.


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Party like a rock star - Dominican Republic

Michael Jordan spent his bachelor party at this fabulous 5-bedroom villa at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. With an infinity pool and a card table that can handle late night blackjack there was plenty of room to spread out.


Related Topix: Card Game, Blackjack

Chess tournament attracts players across the world

THE first Appletreewick and Skyreholme International Chess Tournament attracted players from all parts of Britain, Ireland, Holland and the USA. It was held at the Old Schoolhouse at Skyreholme, which has been restored by chess enthusiasts Jon and Moira Jordan.


Related Topix: Chess

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Boy Genius

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free

This has been a huge week for iPhone and iPad app sales. BGR has picked through hundreds of paid apps gone free and shared more than $300 worth of solid iOS apps that were all on sale for free.


Related Topix: Chess, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, iCloud, Science / Technology

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Vintage toy store offers trip down memory lane

Tom Klopfenstein doesn't mind stepping on the haunting black-and-white image of Han Solo frozen in carbonite on the rug inside his new store. "Some people step around it like this," he tells the South Bend Tribune , leaping from one side to the other.


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Gambling charges remain against detective, firefighter after mortician is convicted of running Texas Hold 'Em game

The conviction of Staten Islander Joseph "The Undertaker" Fumando, 42, of operating an illegal gambling den in the borough, leaves 10 defendants remaining in the high-profile case, including a detective, firefighter, retired firefighter and retired police sergeant. Fumando, who arranged funerals, was among 13 suspects arrested in 2011 in a probe of the gambling operation, in which a Texas Hold 'Em game rotated between four locations in the borough .


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Mark Calaway, Brooklyn, NY, Poker

'Outlander': Tobias Menzies teases Black Jack's return in 'The Garrison Commander'

In "Outlander" Season 1, episode 6 "The Garrison Commander," Tobias Menzies' villainous Black Jack Randall returns to make the life of Claire Beauchamp even more difficult. The episode contains a tense 20-minute-long conversation between just Jack and Claire that left this Zap2it writer crushing on the sadistic Black Jack more than Scottish hero Jamie.


Related Topix: Tobias Menzies, Chess

Lowell Sun

Don't get hung up on wall decoration by Debbe Daley

Deciding what to hang on your walls can be a very exacting, difficult, nerve-wracking process for some. And the anxiety might increase in direct proportion to the size of the wall! The art or accessory you use to adorn a space should relate in scale to the size of the wall.


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