This has been a rough few weeks for me in online and correspondence chess. I recently matched my live chess losing streak of eight games in standard time control (15|10), which was incredibly disappointing given that I had improved so much over t... | Read More
Chess sets that I own. I would like to see other sets. Please post pics of what you have in the comments section.
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Read part 1 here.
In 1905, I visited Warsaw and Lodz.
In Warsaw, I visited the Semadani Cafe, the city's chess center.
I remember meeting Poland's strongest players.
First of all, I should name the elderly chess veteran Szymon Winawer. He was ... | Read More
To avoid the long bus journey, in the morning I take a cab to the railway station. Tomáš Bajcar, a young Czech player, joins me. When I tell him about the garden chess sets and chess tables outside the shopping mall, he seems equally surpris... | Read More
We talked a lot with my opponent in the seventh round, Mr. Jan Klimeš — about Polish and Czech singers, films, about chess in general, and about many other things. It was a good talk, indeed. After we have finished our game (I won), we also ... | Read More