Wingnut Chess

Mar 18, 2011, 3:03 PM |
You know things are serious when the tragic events happening in the real world intrude on the chess world. When I saw the article on Chessbase, Japan: is the big one coming? (), I realized that just as reality invaded  Castalia in my favorite novel, The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel by Hermann Hesse, the world of Caïssa is, unfortunately, just a very small part of a larger Reality. The fact that there is a link to what my roomate calls one of my 'wingnut' websites, is astounding! I never thought I would see a link to a website like on any chess website!
My roomate considers me to be a 'wingnut' because I listen to and surf websites like & just to mention a few. He knows one of my favorite television programs is Jesse Ventura's Conspiracy Theory on Trutv ( His worldview does not consider anything other than what the government, by way of the 'lamestream media', tells him. Nothing happens behind the scenes, or in the shadows; everything being above board and out in the open.Yeah, right! For a picture of the 'real' wingnut' go to
The other night Major Ed Dames, a Remote Viewer Extraordinaire ( was on Coast to Coast AM and predicted the next 'Big One' would hit St Louis, with many thousands of deaths That could possibly be a death blow to USCF, since the St Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center would be in the cross-hairs. It is not just a showpiece for USCF, but has become the center of what is left of adult chess in the US.