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  • The 17 Funniest Chess Pictures

    The Internet is full of memes and funny pictures for virtually all subjects, including chess. We've already looked at the weirdest chess sets, the best chess GIFs, and the 11 worst chessboard photos. We even found 14 chess couples who fell in ... | Read More

  • Great Early Chess Libraries of the United States

         Once again I'm indebted to my dear friend Deb for finding this.  We were searching for the whereabouts of a certain chess board and chess set that once belonged to E. B. Cook and was used when Frederick Perrin, Thomas Frere and Willard ... | Read More

  • A Chess Engine Is NOT Your Friend!

    Several years ago I was visiting a friend and he was online looking at live games in a team match event. One game was between a grandmaster (who had the Black pieces) and an international master. A zillion people were using a zillion chess engin... | Read More

  • All About Mary

          Mary Weiser Bain always seemed to have gotten lost in the shadows of Mona May Karff and Gisela Gresser.  But this pioneer of women's chess in the United States played no less a role.  While Gresser was home-grown, Mary Bain was born in... | Read More

  • 5 Reasons Losing a Chess Game is Good

    No one sets out to lose a chess game. Before the opening moves, chess players want to win, or at least save a draw if winning chances slip away. But losing is part of the game. Even the best players in the world lose. Play enough games and los... | Read More

    • Chess Bishops vs Human Bishops: Who Travels Farther?

      In the comments of a Vote Chess game I am participating in, BlargDragon posted an interesting question: "Also, has anyone ever wondered whether more physical distance has been travelled by chess bishops or human religious bishops? Like, if you ad... | Read More

      • YtterbiJum
      • | Apr 11, 2015
    • Gibraltar, Zurich, Jerusalem, Reykjavik

      A long period of traveling is behind me. I'm finally back home after attending the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, the Zurich Chess Classic, the European Championship in Jerusalem and the Reykjavik Open. Yes, in just two months I've crossed Eu... | Read More

    • First serious study day.

      I had to get my tires changed today (potholes ate them), and it occured to me that 1) I would have a big chunk of time waiting for the tires,  and that 2) the self study plan IM Lilov wrote for me calls for spending a big chunk of time going over... | Read More

      • AnnaEA
      • | Mar 17, 2015
    • Plateaus and walls: Asking the right questions

      A couple posts back I touched on the topic of George Leonard’s work on Mastery. The Dabbler, Obsessive and Hacker were mentioned.  Just revisiting this made me more aware lately on how I approach things when I hit the wall or am stuck on a plat... | Read More

    • Played my first "rat ho"

      Played my first "ratings whore" or "rat-ho" as I call them.  Here's the jist of what happened. First, about me.  I'm a total hack.  My ratings reflect my skill level.  I hopefully "may" get better with time but fairly certain I'll never appro... | Read More

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