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Posted: 21st February 2000

This week we bid a fond farewell to Schulz.

We received quite a few tributes, and have bundled them all together for you to read. The Wowbagger cartoon is also dedicated to the Peanuts strip... can you spot the join?

Cruising around the web I found the first online, high-level, chess tournament, hosted by Garry Kasparov. The format consisted of 16 players taking part in a knock-out, with 2-game matches and a time limit of 1 hour for all the moves. Players had to partake from wherever they were in the world, supervised by an arbiter.

The competitors included the 2 top English Grandmasters; Adams and Short, Kasparov himself, and a strong computer programme written by 2 Israeli programmers; Deep Junior. The surprise is that a Dutchman, Jeroen Piket, has defeated both Morozevich and Svidler and will now face Kasparov himself to decide the overall tournament winner.

It's that time of the year again! Here, in England, we prepare for another evening of excrutiating music and lyrics as we are asked to vote for our 'Song for Europe 2000' The only thing worse then having to sit through the entertainment is spending the night with Terry Wogan, who tries to be funny, but ends up being

I recommend, to those of you who have the luck to be able to watch the actual 'Eurovosion Song Contest', that you turn the sound down and the subtitles on! I had the luck one year to catch a drunken inputter who couldn't manage to translate any words correctly except La, la, la, la, la and wo, wo, wo, wo, wo! I haven't laughed so much in years!



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