La Bourdonnais' death-mask
Instead of a portrait, we only have a sad caricature drawn from a dreadful mask moulded after death. -Gabriel-Éloy Doazan writing to Prof. Geo. Allen
Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais followed D... | Read More
Here I'll give a quick review of the important events of rounds 1-4 of Wijk aan Zee, along with a few cool chess moments explained.
To me the big story here was Aronian failing to convert a good position against Van Wely.
I would r... | Read More
Games at odds were quite common in the 19th century for establishing a hierarchy and for allowing players of disparate skills to play together with interest and even for stakes. Sometimes the games are rather ponderous with the more skil... | Read More
Hey,I played about 12 years in a club and participated in a lot of youth tournaments. Right before I started studying at university I stopped playing chess. Now after nearly 5 years I recently started playing a few Blitz games here. I noted some p... | Read More
I don't cheat. I think the idea of cheating here is absurd. Its like lying about your alergies at a doctors appointment. I do feel a bit annoyed that if i win over a higher rated player, i sometimes get smart comments about how "fast i learn" or h... | Read More