Most people are fascinated by optical illusions. Indeed it is a very strange feeling that what you see with your own eyes is not exactly what it is.
This reminds me of the punchline to the old joke that I already mentioned in this article: "who ... | Read More
The chess world gasped when in game six of this year's world championship match, both Carlsen and Anand missed a simple tactical shot 26...Nxe5! (see #10 in the second part of this series).
Some reporters even rushed to call it "the bi... | Read More
Despite the War, the 1940s were an exciting time in American chess, especially in New York. The USCF, newly formed, still seemed vibrant and "Chess Review," Horowitz' somewhat self-serving periodical, reflected the vivacious... | Read More
How to Mate Your Opponent
"Winning Chess" by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld gave the following three quotes that inspired this presentation:
As soon as a true thought has entered our mind, it gives a light which makes us see a crowd of o... | Read More
Professor: Hello, class.
Idris: Hello, professor.
A number of people were smiling.
Rachel: So, is there a plan for today?
Wei: What kind of chess player plays without a plan?
Zephyr: I never thought of the professor as being a player.
Lucian... | Read More