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    • SLOW Down to Make the BEST Moves

      My youngest son ran track a couple of seasons during high school. He often ran longer distances, like the mile and half mile. I remember one early mile race when for some reason he decided to sprint to the front of the pac... | Read More

      • kbcbishop
      • | Mar 2, 2008
      • | 1445 views
      • | 11 comments
    • LSU Football, Dancing, and Chess

      I travelled to Lexington, Kentucky, in mid-October to watch one of the best football games I have ever witnessed. No, it was not just good because the Kentucky Wildcats beat the then #1 ranked LSU Tigers (and now national champions). It was t... | Read More

      • kbcbishop
      • | Jan 9, 2008
      • | 745 views
      • | 2 comments
    • What to Say: Pork Chops, Shoplifting, and Chess

      I was nineteen and working at a grocery store. I was stocking at the end of an aisle close to the meat counter when I saw him. He was a large man looking at a large package of pork chops. He slid the package into his coat and began walking. I bega... | Read More

      • kbcbishop
      • | Dec 26, 2007
      • | 871 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Winning at Life and Chess Requires Learning

      I was the first on either side of the family to finish college, and the only one to receive a masters (besides my youngest sister a few years later) or a doctorate. Dad valued education even though he only completed his G.E.D. Mom finished high sc... | Read More

      • kbcbishop
      • | Dec 20, 2007
      • | 754 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Growth as a Person and a Chess Player Requires Wise Use of Time

      When I began thinking about my trip to Montana in May, I looked at the schedule for the two meetings I would attend (back to back without a break in the middle). One began Monday at 1:00 and the other ended Friday at Noon. I realized there would b... | Read More

      • kbcbishop
      • | Dec 18, 2007
      • | 613 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Bits of Advice to Win! Win! Win!

      There are bits of advice for winning at chess. Some of these bits, though small, can be the difference in winning or losing. Some can help a beginner take the next step toward a more solid game and improved play and rating. Consider some of the fo... | Read More

      • kbcbishop
      • | Dec 13, 2007
      • | 536 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Invest in Others Your Love of Chess

      I was the first on either side of the family to finish college, and the only one to receive a masters (besides my youngest sister a few years later) or a doctorate. Dad valued education even though he only completed his G.E.D. Mom finished high sc... | Read More

      • kbcbishop
      • | Dec 12, 2007
      • | 421 views
      • | 2 comments
    • In Chess You Cannot Afford to Be Off by 5 Degrees

      Here is one of those dreaded word (story) math problems: PROBLEM: You and a friend set out walking 100 miles through the snow. You had an hour head start. You walk the same speed for the entire distance. You both had compasses and were told to hea... | Read More

      • kbcbishop
      • | Dec 9, 2007
      • | 356 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Use All of Your Senses to Win at Chess!

      When touring Yellowstone back in May, I was on sensory overload. There was so much to see: geysers everywhere; volcanic rock; trees I'd never seen before; eagles; osprey; bison; elk; jagged rocks; snow (yes, on the highest elevations--I even s... | Read More

      • kbcbishop
      • | Dec 7, 2007
      • | 391 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Great Chess Requires Imagination

      Great chess requires imagination somewhat like that we see in children. Children love to imagine. They see faces and trees and animals in the clouds. They like faces. They see other children. They like movement. They see numbers and letters. ... | Read More

      • kbcbishop
      • | Dec 6, 2007
      • | 357 views
      • | 0 comments