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Torben (CoT otb)
Submitted by Torkil on February 9, 2012 at 8:31 AM.
My blog is turning more and more into a personal Modern Benoni blog. Well, I guess there could be worse things.
Last week has been one of my worst for a long time - fortunately only chesswise. After losing quite badly in the FICS teamleague, I conti...Read more »
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I have been playing chess for 25 years now, and have experienced times where things went brilliantly well as well as times where I simply hated the game or rather myself for not being able to master what seemed like the most trivial detail at that time.
Yet chess is one of the most wonderful pastimes which in my view combines important elements of:
sports: by its undoubted competitiveness and the adrenaline you spend when playing a really exciting game.
art: in the beauty of a combination, a surprising tactical blow or the clarity of a good strategical plan, and the creativity required to devise it.
science: in the attempt to find the ultimate truth, if there is such a thing, which may be at the heart of a given position.
Apart from chess, I enjoy good music (mostly, but not exclusively Classical), good books, different kinds of sports and a glass of Scotch Single Malt now and then.
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