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04-03-2021, 15:42   #1651
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d4,d5;
c4

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Check mate?
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04-03-2021, 15:43   #1652
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This one has been missed. Any takers? Need a clue or two (or three)?
Cuba? Chile?
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04-03-2021, 15:47   #1653
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d4,d5;
c4

What is it?
That’s the Queens Gambit, a chess sequence. Recently popularised by Netflix, of all things!
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Cuba? Chile?
No. Try again.
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That’s the Queens Gambit, a chess sequence. Recently popularised by Netflix, of all things!
Correct. Your question please.
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04-03-2021, 18:39   #1656
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The Philippines?
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04-03-2021, 19:15   #1658
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No. Try again.
Argentina?
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04-03-2021, 19:27   #1659
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France?
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04-03-2021, 19:38   #1660
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Uganda? Idi Amin sounds like a possibility.
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This one has been missed. Any takers? Need a clue or two (or three)?
I was thinking about America for that one, about a native insurrection or something.
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I was thinking about America for that one, about a native insurrection or something.
You have it. Robert E. Lee has been commemorated on U.S. stamps at least five times, most notably in 1955. Others confederates have also appeared on stamps including Jefferson Davis and Stonewall Jackson.
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To continue the chess theme - where does the phrase “Checkmate” originate?
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To continue the chess theme - where does the phrase “Checkmate” originate?
Shah mata, Persian I think, meaning the king is dead or at least in difficulties.
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Shah mata, Persian I think, meaning the king is dead or at least in difficulties.
Correct - “shah mat”, Persian for “the king is dead”

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