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New Contest Coming Soon! 
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Speculate.

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Post Re: New Contest Coming Soon!
JoshSpecht wrote:
Speculate.

Strip-Chess perhaps? or...
Most embarrassing blunder in a live commentary game and related to this, most entertaining string of involuntary expletives in a live commentary game.
Most entertaining excuses for a blown game (i.e. the dog ate my database and that perennial favorite "I'm so tired" etc.)
Biggest upset in rating points (see also involuntary expletives)
Funniest video (not including strip chess, of course!)
Best imitation of Josh Specht or Curtains etc.

Am I warm yet?

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uhh...you're in the right ball-park. The chess ball park ;)

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How about one for best interview already conducted and posted with a minor chess celebrity? :-P

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Decent idea. Although I have a few conversations with curtains which might compete.

Also: What is the deal Josh---Where is the contest!?!?!?


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best songwriter :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Only if it's best song about or concerning Chess... this is a chess website after all. :-)

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this can be done - :mrgreen: - I don't usually write without inspiration, but might be a nice challenge - RB

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whiskeytown wrote:
this can be done - :mrgreen: - I don't usually write without inspiration, but might be a nice challenge - RB


Make sure to mention chessvideos.tv in it somewhere.

PS: I've added Las Vegas Blvd to my regular playlist, its good stuff!


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- Drunkest live video?
- Most chess pieces you can fit in your mouth at once?
- Create-a-caption for random chess pictures?
- Ugliest relative contest?
- the Curtains imitation video idea was great
- best singing voice while winning a blitz game?
- worst opening converted into a legitimate win video?
- chess bloopers? (i.e. putting your eye out with a bishop)

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Glad to see the speculation continues! This contest was announced a while ago, but don't worry. Details are coming by Monday.

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it's Monday - cough it up -

wait, it's tuesday, now you definately owe us a lung :)

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I admit it, we are late. But its coming! We are just finalizing the details and its going to be very fun. I might even enter :o


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It's here! *Does a dance* Though I'm sad that I most likely won't be entering as I don't play games that short I look forward to seeing people's entries.

I just hope the next contest will involve interviewing Jeremy Silman or Josh Waitzkin.

Edit: This contest actually reminds me of the awesome commentary Bkildahl used to do of other people's games he was watching back during our FICS tourney.

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We need to make it to 10 entries !!! Post whatever game you have...even 1 second games will do ! 8)
I want to see admin play !

p.s.: my mic is broken otherwise I would have already posted (yea lame excuse but thats the way it is^^)

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