Nov 182018

I want to dedicate a 1TB HDD i own to an install of Linux purely for the use of emulators (lot's of them) retro gaming & sort of an arcade unit but on PC hardware.
The PC i have specs:
Intel HD 3000 iGPU
At the moment i run Windows 10 on a separate SSD and wish to be able to still boot into Windows 10 for my desktop needs purely down to software i use.
I want something like Retropie but according to what i have researched that is only for Raspberry Pi systems?
Thanks for…

Need help from the Linux community (i am new)
Need help from the Linux community (i am new)

Nov 182018

GM Anton Smirnov has won the 2018 Vikings Weekender, with an impressive 6.5/7. Holding a full point lead entering the final round, he resisted the temptation of a quick draw, instead playing 88 moves to score the win. He finished a point ahead of IM Junta Ikeda, and FM Brandon Clarke.
Ikeda, who had started the second day equal with Smirnov, lost to Clarke in round 6 to end his hopes of a share of first place. The win for Clarke was very impressive, as the round before he played a 100+ mover against Largo Bengt, which eventually finished in a drawn R+N v R ending.
Apart from Ikeda, Canberra players who picked up prizes included Tim Pearce and Matt Radisich (Under 2000), and Albert Winkelman (Best Junior).
The Minor (Under 1600) saw a run away victory for top seed Bazli Karattiyattil. He collected another 3 wins on the second day to finish on 7/7. 2 points back in second place were Yifu Wu and Aaron Nguyen. Paul Dunn and Clyde Robins shared the Under 1150 prize, with Athena Hathiramani wining the Best Female prize.
The new venue (Vikings Club Lanyon) proved very popular with the players, providing more space and light than previous years. While the total number of players (50) was around the same as previous years, the strength of the Open was significantly stronger, with half the field rated above 2000.
Full results plus replayable games from the top boards od the open can be found at (NB Not all games were recorded correctly due to technical issues)

Yin,Wenlin – Smirnov,Anton
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2018 Vikings Weekender – GM Smirnov wins
Source: Chessexpress

Nov 172018

Chess is booming in the USA now with the help of the current challenger for the highest honour in chess, Fabiano Caruana, who was born in Miami, grew up in Brooklyn, NY and lives in St. Louis. Currently, he is in a 3-3 tie with the incumbent, World Champion Magnus Carlsen, after a week of intense play. GM ELSHAN MORADIABADI — seen here either practising his 70s disco skills or calling on one of the kids — reports on his recent travels in South Carolina. | Photos: David Grimaud
Moradiabadi's travels in South Carolina
Source: Chess News