Boris Gelfand’s musings in a recent interview on the benefits of children playing chess for its own sake - “Only a fraction will play professionally, but the rest will acquire the skill of strategic planning and the habit of thinking, ... | Read More
Pokémon Go is the fastest-growing smartphone game in history, and it's been dominating the news since its launch in July, at least in the gaming world.
But is it a better game than chess? We don't think so.
While both games have their f... | Read More
As a man that has many interests (UFOs, martial arts, philosophy, various forms of history [chess and non-chess], literature, art, film, music, and even criminology), I recently began reading an excellent book entitled "Shady Side: The Life and Cr... | Read More
Miles of String by Marcel Duchampfrom the "First Papers of Surrealism" exhibition New York 1942,
for the benefit of the French war relief societiesPhoto by John Schiff hangs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Untitled scul... | Read More
When you see a good move, don't play it. Look for a better one.
This is the number-one principle in chess. Over the years, I have also told my students:
You are trying to find the best move you can in a reasonable amount of time.
I... | Read More