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Member since Oct-20-04 · Last seen Oct-27-21
Thank you Daniel Freeman and Alberto A Artidiello

Not enough words can describe what you created and what we lost.

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   WannaBe has kibitzed 45892 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-27-21 Jeremy Lim (replies)
WannaBe: A bit of "Strange" history was made tonight, by ATL:
   Oct-26-21 technical draw chessforum
WannaBe: If I were A Rich Man. 'nuff said. Great tune... (Gonna embarrass meself by singing it this weekend at the local watering hole)
   Oct-15-21 A Dueckstein vs Botvinnik, 1958 (replies)
WannaBe: And the player on board #2 for USSR/Soviets/Russians was given a life time vacation in Eastern part of the country, close to the North Pole. Okay, okay, I am merely joking, don't flame me.
   Oct-15-21 Andreas Dueckstein
WannaBe: He was never awarded GM title??? Wow.
   Oct-13-21 Dionysius1 chessforum
WannaBe: Ba-Da-Bum...
   Oct-09-21 J Boyers vs J Feavyour, 1962 (replies)
WannaBe: <domdaniel>!!
   Oct-06-21 chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Do we have an estimated time to restore game analysis functionality back? (Or am I paying for premium and not getting what I paid for?)
   Oct-05-21 suenteus po 147 chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Two Sicilians, I like it.
   Sep-30-21 Daniel Freeman (replies)
WannaBe: Left us way too soon.
   Sep-28-21 WannaBe chessforum
WannaBe: Is it October yet? Already saw the first Halloween candy commercial (M&M) on Monday Night Football. Ugh!! I expect the first Thanksgiving commercial by Oct. 15th and first X'mas commercial by Nov. 1st and first Valentine's Day commercial by Jan. 2nd.
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  WannaBe: Some poor SoB lost over $117,000 on GME Call Options that expires today. Ouch!

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  thegoodanarchist: <WannaBe: Some poor SoB lost over $117,000 on GME Call Options that expires today. Ouch!>

How sad. Derivatives are very risky, unless you REALLY know what you are doing. Even then, they are still somewhat risky.

That person could have just put all the money in VOO or QQQ and would have had a wealth-building investment, instead of a casino experience.

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  thegoodanarchist: The Black-Scholes pricing model for options results in ever-increasing value erosion as the expiry date approaches. I took a class on this stuff, and it was enough to convince me I should just stick to investing in stocks.
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  WannaBe: <TGA> I sell Covered Calls, and once in a while I will do a Cash Secured Put. Otherwise I take my premiums collected and buy more stocks. =))

Covered Calls have been very, very good to me. (I don't do those vertical/diagonal/calendar spread or Butterfly, Iron Condor/PMCC crap...)

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  thegoodanarchist: <WB> I used to write covered calls, but after having shares assigned a few times, only to see the shares keep going up, I decided the premiums were not worth the opportunity cost of just owning the stocks.

Plus, all of mine are dividend growth stocks, so as long as I keep the shares I get paid every quarter.

Cash secured puts are great in principle, but again I would just rather own the stock when I wan to own it.

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  thegoodanarchist: <OhioChessFan: Got my second Pfizer 2 Mondays ago.>

Am I the only one who doesn't want to be vaccinated?

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  technical draw: <tga> I'm not getting the vaccination either. If I get covid I will use it against my enemies. "Excuse me friend. Remember the thousand dollars you owe me? Well, I forgive you. Here, take this handkerchief and wipe away your tears."
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  diceman: I don't, especially with summer coming up.

I've never gotten the regular flu shot.

The only time I've ever gotten the flu is when I was an active OTB chess player, during winter tournaments.

My sister-in-law had Covid in early January 2021. According to my brother, she was coughing right in his face and he didn't get it.

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  thegoodanarchist: Since I made radical changes to my diet, I don't get sick anymore.

I eat foods that are high in vitamins A, B spectrum, D & E. (Not synthetic supplements!)

Plus, I spend time outdoors almost daily, soaking in the sun. Life is good. Thanks be to God!

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  WannaBe: Shot #1...
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  technical draw: <WannaBe> Did it hurt? Don't lie to me, you know it hurt. Don't be acting all macho-man on me. Say it loud, it hurt and I'm proud!
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  WannaBe: <TD> It hurt(ed) less than my own (bad) jokes... Felt the jab and then it was over. I don't even know if it was 10cc or 15cc or one gallon.

Then I sat and waited 15 minutes (I answered 'No' to all the allergy/allergic reaction questions), but some were sent to the 30 minutes section for observation.

Then I left... Stood in line for about 40 minutes, for a 5 minute shot and then waited 15 more minutes.

Good thing I brought "Fierce Patriot: William T. Sherman" biography to read. People probably thought I was nuts, someone brought a BOOK!!

Imagine that.

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  WannaBe: Maybe France and Belgium can settle it the "Old Fashion Way", declare war. 😂

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  WannaBe: What a beautiful day on the (stock) market, almost every stock is down/on-sale. Everything must go, no reasonable offers refused!!

Bargain basement prices!

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  WannaBe: I don't think CG have a player's page for Adewumi yet, so I'll post the news here, anywhere else, it will just get pushed off the page.

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  thegoodanarchist: <playground player: Oh, holy cow...>

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  WannaBe: Got my second shot. Virtually no waiting this time. Empty place... Walked in and got jabbed.
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  WannaBe: Freakin' First World Problem. Internet down for at least 6 hours...
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  Diademas: I feel your pain.
A couple of days ago I went to the store and they were out of my granddaughter's favourite ice-cream.
Oy vey.
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  thegoodanarchist: I'm no computer scientist, but I'm fairly sure even the third world has internet now.

Weird how that works, which stuff gets there and which stuff doesn't.

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  WannaBe: Just came across this quote, I have not confirmed if it is by O. Nash, but I will research into it. (I do like the quote)

I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all.

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  thegoodanarchist: I thought it was Steve Nash.
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  wtpy: TGA, That comment makes me wonder if Steve has read a Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
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  thegoodanarchist: < wtpy: TGA, That comment makes me wonder if Steve has read a Tree Grows in Brooklyn.>

I think it's <A Guard coaches in Brooklyn>, is the book he likes. Or was it <A Tree Grows in Phoenix>?

No, now I remember! He rose from the ashes, like a Phoenix rising from Arizona.

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  thegoodanarchist: <wtpy> why haven't you opened your forum?
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