As a chess reporter I attend many chess festivals and top tournaments, but last week I was reminded that many times the game is enjoyed on a small scale. I played the Geraardsbergen Open and liked it just because of that: as a small and ... | Read More
Hari itu, saat saya sedang duduk-duduk sambil makan-makan dan minum-minum, tiba-tiba Ahab raja Israel datang dengan helicopter terbarunya dan lalu menyapa seperti biasa:
Ahab: “Pagi Bot, gimana kabar kamu hari ini, masih hidup?”
Saya: “K... | Read More
Rounds 2 and 3 of the World Open happened yesterday. Have you ever been minding your own business, playing good chess, when someone comes out with the stupidest, least sound opening since the orangutan? Surely that's happened to all of... | Read More
I apologize to everyone who enjoys reading my blogs for not posting in a long time. Due to the personal implications that writing these blogs have on my personal psyche, I struggle to write them sometimes. Long breaks are necessary for ... | Read More
I wish to express my great sadness at such a senseless act of violence. My condolences are extended to everyone affected by this tragic event.
To be honest, I am rather avoiding discussions and reports revolving around this horrible event. I am d... | Read More