How many checkmates have you seen before? How many variations? Well, if you played chess for quite some time, you answer should be a big number! But have you ever fell for basic and well known checkmastes? How embarrassed were you? Now, back to th... | Read More
The Zen of Chess
From The Dhamma Encyclopedia
Dr. David Snyder with one of his chess sets
Note: The following is adapted from articles that were previously written and published in Chess publications, authored by Dr. David N. Snyder.
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Chess in China has been on a meteoric rise, with the ascendent Chinese men's team winning the Olympiad this year. Today, let's take a look at the system that discovered and nurtured all those distinguished chess players.
He Zhizhou - one of the ... | Read More
As luck would have it the Virginia Chess Federation's "David Zofchak Memorial Open" would be held in Norfolk over the weekend of November 22,23, 2014. I had played in an open Quad tourney in Virginia Beach back in the spring, a one day thing wher... | Read More
November 16th 2014.Here is my first official game since 7 years. I've recently joined my chess club, and they asked me for a championship team game on Nationale V this sunday. I was a bit stressed at first sight, cause absolutely not prepared yet.... | Read More