For the past week, the chess world has been abuzz with reports of GM Wesley So's involuntary forfeit at the recent US Chess Championships. For the non-chess readers of my blog, the short version of the story basically goes like this: So, the numbe... | Read More
Cars and chess players sometime don't make very good mates. Here are a few items about cars, car accidents, and chess players.
In 1901, Johannes von Minckwitz (1843-1901) committed suicide by stepping in front of a street car near Biebr... | Read More
Just recently a GM was caught cheating in a tournament using a mobile phone which he hid in a lavatory.His opponent became suspiciuos because he is always going to the lavatory. He reported this to organizer who followed him secretly | Read More
Ten rules for the opening
Get your pieces out into the centre quickly. The opening is a race to see who can get their pieces out first while keeping at least a share of control of the centre.
This is the main point to remember; all the other rul... | Read More
What’s new? Good question! The answer is “plenty!”…
The (Current) Website
Since most of our development efforts are focussed on Version 3 (aka “V3” - see below), there’s not a lot t... | Read More