Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Percy and Sparkle Our two snails in class - they are not aware of our random experiments we do with them! Our current experiment: to see how much weight they gain over a period of two weeks. The previous experiment - to see which food they like best and the winne...http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/percy-and-sparkleWed, 26 Nov 2014 12:58:02 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/percy-and-sparkleThe two kingsCarlsen vs Anand - Who do you think is going to be the champ this time? http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/the-two-kingsSat, 01 Nov 2014 18:09:58 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/the-two-kingsOwls! Super Duper experience   The owl in the top photo is Daisy. The owner was in a car accident and with serious brain damage, he couldn't look after Daisy and his wife didn't want her. So she got rescued. I had a super experience by holding my favourite bird yesterday!...http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/owls-super-duper-experienceSun, 07 Sep 2014 02:47:53 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/owls-super-duper-experiencePlease help RajuThank you to Leila from the group: Anita's Biker Angels - who made me aware of Raju's horrible situation. It's so sad to know that we as humans are so unkind to animals like the rhinos and elephants - and so many more other animals. They don't hav...http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/please-help-rajuSun, 13 Jul 2014 03:25:05 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/please-help-rajuGame of Turrets When I looked at this mansion, with such beauty, I couldn't help playing a game of chess in my mind, moving turrets around like chess pieces on a board, whilst thinking about the conversations of noble men and women who walked about this place. http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/game-of-turretsSat, 28 Jun 2014 12:49:44 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/game-of-turretsHappy New Year! To everyone! May 2014 be a year filled with peace to all. http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/happy-new-yearTue, 31 Dec 2013 11:01:06 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/happy-new-yearPlight for the rhinos Read about Thandi's horrific attack on this link - March 2012 and she, a fighter and brave rhino, survived miraculously.  Save the rhinos and help them - Thandi - on this link. She was also 'attacked' by a bull rhino, after some skin grafts ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/plight-for-the-rhinosSat, 21 Dec 2013 06:54:10 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/plight-for-the-rhinosRhino sufferingMore people need to be aware how low some other people's intelligence is by poaching these poor animals for their horns and think their horns can cure diseases. Their horns are like your finger nails, so those stupid Chinese must start chewing up ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/rhino-sufferingSat, 12 Oct 2013 14:05:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/rhino-sufferingDreaming http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/dreamingSat, 16 Feb 2013 13:56:26 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/dreamingHappy Valentine's Day .....and enjoy lots of Chess! http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/happy-valentines-daySat, 09 Feb 2013 02:45:38 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/happy-valentines-dayHappy New Year!/Gelukkige Nuwe Jaar! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! Gelukkige Nuwe Jaar aan almlal! To TeamSA: Sorry for not playing, studies taking up lots of extra time and will be busy over the next two years.  My picture [own 'creation'] of last year, just a little bit spruced u...http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/happy-new-yeargelukkig-nuwe-jaarMon, 31 Dec 2012 02:21:41 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/happy-new-yeargelukkig-nuwe-jaarChristmas Eve ...and playing chess in the woods!  http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/christmas-eveMon, 24 Dec 2012 11:30:13 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/christmas-eveMerry ChristmasMerry Christmas to all! Beautiful art by Richard Earl. 'The four knights opening' http://www.nationalartsprogram.org/users/richardearl/four-knights-opening http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/merry-christmas2Sat, 22 Dec 2012 15:41:36 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/merry-christmas2Chess Grandmaster - for South Africahttp://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/western-cape/cape-man-is-sa-s-first-chess-grandmaster-1.1380191#.UFIwtrJlQg1   South Africa's first Chess Grandmaster - see the link - Kenny Solomon 11th September 2012 Cape Town - A Mitchells Plain...http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/chess-grandmaster---for-south-africaThu, 13 Sep 2012 12:23:31 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/chess-grandmaster---for-south-africaParalympicsParalympics - Friday 7/9/2012 Men [ less severe] 800 m We went to the Paralympics today. - KS2 - Y3-Y6 [Children age 7-11] It was an exciting experience for the children, but for an adult I think it's just the 'thrill' that you are actually at ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/paralympicsFri, 07 Sep 2012 13:51:06 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/paralympicsChess Teacher- woman of the year 9th August is National Woman's Day in South Africa. This year, for the Woman of the Year-award, in the Education category - Marisa has been the winner. Read more about her in this entry - and the source link, which is at the bottom of this entry...http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/chess-teacher--woman-of-the-yearSat, 18 Aug 2012 14:04:06 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/chess-teacher--woman-of-the-year'Home' Pawn becomes Royalty Image: National Science Foundation See this article - warning: it's about termites! and not chess... http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=115680 http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/home-pawn-becomes-royaltyWed, 15 Aug 2012 10:11:25 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/home-pawn-becomes-royaltyMandeville http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoke_Mandeville_Hospital On this link you can read about the origin of Mandeville's name. http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/mandevilleFri, 03 Aug 2012 16:04:40 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/mandevilleLet the games begin This article has been copied from the link at the bottom. It was last night on chessdom and suddenly 'removed' or 'deleted' - that's why I copied it this time. According to Wikipedia: Chess has been acknowledged as a sport by the IOC since 1999....http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/let-the-games-begin3Wed, 01 Aug 2012 14:22:56 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/let-the-games-begin3The Torch Today - about 4:40-ish [Day 69] - near Marble Arch and Hyde Park [one of about 10 photos] These 'guards' are very protective - as you can see - like ant soldiers, ready for anything from left, right or centre. http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/the-torchThu, 26 Jul 2012 16:09:34 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Annabelle/the-torch