18604 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I enjoyed your tale....trying to remember the phrase for chess blindness cause that's what i suffer from :).....love your memorabilia....do you collect a lot of chess antiques?
HI and thanks for reading and the comment.
The phrase is in the story. Grim says it when he losses the game to me. Better go back and check it out.
okay got it...amaurosis scacchistica......my latin word for the day. Thank you for expanding my chess vocabulary--I learn something here everyday!
Great story. Read both parts. You have talent for writing. Continue!
Thanks so much for reading both parts.
That was 10.000 words or so.
Denver, I bought "The Chess Companion", by Chernev, and that story is NOT there. Do you have any idea which book it might be in?
I don't know I would like to read it also. I will keep my eye and ears out for it.
Awesome! Can't wait for part three! Message me wen it comes out!
Hmmm. . . I never thought of a third part. I used to think that part was when
The Grim Ripper would come and get me for real.
I guess I will write the third part. Good Suggestion.
Good story DenverHigh. So now I got to be wondering if the kids are ringing the doorbell is the reaper awaitin'! LOLOh well, he is not there for me, can't see him right. heheKnowing the rules go a long way, eh. Knowing where you going go has it's benefits too, would it not? You better keep practicing, you just never know.
Thanks for reading and the great comments.
"What the heck is that 'Amaurosis Scacchistica?'" I asked.
"It's just the name for chess blindness. I was there when TChigorin invented it in 1892 when he lost to Steinitz.."
Great story!!! Loved it :-)
10/22/2016 - Disjointed
by sourcecodewizard 5 minutes ago
Ponziani opening traps
by pfren 5 minutes ago
How good is it?
by MyRatingis1523 11 minutes ago
Weird opening ay..?
by leklerk1 12 minutes ago
Chess clock set wrong in OTB tournament, Do I have rights to object to result?
by zasdf 12 minutes ago
I need a Black repotoire agianst 1.e4
by exnos 14 minutes ago
G Butterman Chess Board
by Candidate35 17 minutes ago
Being Rude in chat is Healthy?!
by With_every_step 20 minutes ago
by exnos 23 minutes ago
Any good books/instruction on the French Exchange?
by FrogCDE 27 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
Try the new Chess.com!
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!