This series is all about attacking chess and combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny b... | Read More
I had stumbled across the archived "New York Times" obituary notice for Edmar Mednis (February 22, 2002, by Dylan Loeb McClain). The obit, of course, reviews his life, but pivots on the point that, although Mednis (pictured left in 19... | Read More
The Internet is full of seemingly elegant chess pictures, whether they are stock photographs or staged poses by individuals who want to appear interesting and cerebral.
Unfortunately, the chessboard positions in many of these photographs do not ... | Read More
The Vieux Carré or French Quarter, cradled in the crescent of the Mississippi River, was the original site of La Nouvelle-Orléans. Although during the 19th century New Orleans expanded and become more Americanized eroding th... | Read More
Professor: What do you say, class?
Class: (Mumbled voices.)
Professor: It’s great that I have a captivated audience.
Hale: Captivated or captive?
Professor: Now that I’ve captured your attention, let’s talk a... | Read More