Today’s chess video

I hadn’t seen this before but it is GOOD!  And FUNNY!  I especially like the Soviet-style ‘power to the people‘  marching music.

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Essentially this is an advertisement for a Peruvian cement company, Cementos Lima.  As the video makes clear, cement is–by nature–GREY, UNSEXY AND BORING!  And so the company set out to find something to sponsor that was also GREY, UNSEXY AND BORING:

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The result was to sponsor the Cori siblings.

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Today’s winning beach BUM!

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image002_400x400”Beauty comes from confidence…It’s amazing how attractive confidence is, how easily it can transform someone, as well as how easily it translates through the camera, to a photo. But this applies to real life too: people come in all colors, shapes, and sizes… but having real confidence is the universal aphrodisiac.”–Lucas   LINK
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 Click on photo to enlarge. LINK

Chess, potpourri and other nonsense

Congrats to Natalia Pogonina!

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 The award is very merited!  Congrats, Natalia!

rus-women-2014(L to R: Pogonina, Kosteniuk,(Rublevsky, coach) Gunina,Girya and Lagno)

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Meanwhile, America quietly prepares for 2016!

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IMPROVISED BOWLING?

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BARGAIN!

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Yeah, right!

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WCC Tickets.  The Price is Right?!

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Apparently the price of a single-day ticket is 65 euros.  Given that the average worker in the Sochi area can not easily afford this, one might ask why go to the trouble of discouraging spectators? Apart from journalists and FIDE delegates who probably get in free, who other than the local residents would be interested in spectating?

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ARE YOU A BOOT LOVER?

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She has all the right people skills to become a Kasparov FIDE Election campaigner!

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FOUND ON EBAY!

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Pretty useless?  Not to a boot-fetish. It is rumoured that each country-delegate that voted for Kasparov in the last FIDE election received this as a gift!  Hard to believe…

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Poroshenko body-guard?!

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GOOD NEWS FROM GOD!!!

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CUTE OFFER!

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Today’s chess video

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Minos Nikolakakis is a young film director/writer.  Born in Athens in 1980. In 2003 he made his first professional short film “Ticket to Ride”. His films have participated in festivals all over the world (including LA Shorts Fest, Cinemed Montpellier, Uppsala and Flickers Fest) and had a theatrical release. They have also been used as a teaching medium in seminars he did in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Fine Arts, Film Studies.

Besides from directing films for cinema, he has directed commercial videos. He is a graduate of the University of Patras, department of civil engineering and simultaneously working as a civil engineer to support his passion for film making.

 

MARIONETTE (2007)

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Once upon a time and place, there was a toy-maker, living alone, in a cabin up on a mountain. He created a wooden puppet, as an opponent for his games of chess. But can a puppet become a worthy opponent? Unless…

 

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