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Chess is a narrow way.  I leave all pleasure behind.  It is a time without pleasure, yes.

--Jan Timman, Dutch Grandmaster


    • One More Night in Hollywood

      Here's my summer goodbye to friends I won't see for a while. It's an old one from Counting Crows and features Courteney Cox.  Filmed on Sepulveda Boulevard in Van Nuys...memories. "If you think you might come to California, I think you ... | Czytaj więcej

      • qixel
      • | 31 maj 2010
      • | 834 odsłon
      • | 3 komentarzy
    • Meet Me in St. Louis

      "Meet Me in St. Louis" is the official tagline for this year's U.S. Chess Championship.  The line is a reference, of course, to the great 1944 Vincent Minnelli film of the same name, starring Judy Garland.  The tagline is especially appropriate... | Czytaj więcej

      • qixel
      • | 14 maj 2010
      • | 2592 odsłon
      • | 5 komentarzy
    • US Chess Championship Opening Gala

      Today is the official opening of the 2010 U.S. Chess Championship being held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis.  The first round begins tomorrow, but today at 6 pm CDT the Gala Opening will take place at Plaza Park in downtown.... | Czytaj więcej

      • qixel
      • | 13 maj 2010
      • | 786 odsłon
      • | 4 komentarzy
    • Join a New International Shogi League

      Here's a video by the well-know shogi YouTuber Hidetchi, introducing his new international amateur shogi league.  Hidetchi is a dynamic promoter of shogi to the West, and he has enlisted his considerable talents and those of others to put this l... | Czytaj więcej

      • qixel
      • | 7 maj 2010
      • | 474 odsłon
      • | 3 komentarzy
    • Jennifer Shahade is the Kari Byron of Chess

      Here's a new video introducing the 2010 U.S. Chess Championship that will be held later this month at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis. Hey, they forgot to mention Bhat.  (I'm rooting for the GM House.) And where can y... | Czytaj więcej

      • qixel
      • | 6 maj 2010
      • | 828 odsłon
      • | 4 komentarzy
    • Project Gipf: An Award-winning Series of Abstract Games

      Project Gipf is a set of six abstract games invented by the Belgian designer Kris Burm.  Individual games in the series have won numerous awards including Games magazine's "Game of the Year". Tamsk was originally part of the series, but has si... | Czytaj więcej

      • qixel
      • | 4 maj 2010
      • | 1650 odsłon
      • | 2 komentarzy
    • Commentary: 2010 Arimaa World Championship Game

      Here's a link to the video and commentary on the final game in the 2010 Arimaa World Championship between Karl Fritz Juhnke and Jean Daligault.  This game features an early breakthrough and goal on the c file. http://www.motionbox.com/videos/d49... | Czytaj więcej

      • qixel
      • | 23 kwi 2010
      • | 1379 odsłon
      • | 0 komentarzy
    • Arimaa Commentary: RonWeasley vs Fritzlein

      Here's a video of a nicely commented Arimaa correspondence game.  This video provides some good ideas about Arimaa strategy and tactics, and gives an indication of just how complex the game is.  Commentary is by Karl Fritz Juhnke (Fritzlein)... | Czytaj więcej

      • qixel
      • | 11 kwi 2010
      • | 1759 odsłon
      • | 4 komentarzy
    • 2009 Arimaa World Championship

      Here is a video of last year's title game to determine the Arimaa World Champion. Although to a chess player the moves will probably appear downright bizarre, Arimaa is a serious and deep challenge, with a logic all its own. For more information... | Czytaj więcej

      • qixel
      • | 8 kwi 2010
      • | 1157 odsłon
      • | 4 komentarzy
    • Navia Dratp E-mail Game

      Updated 12 May Here's an e-mail game of Navia Dratp that I'm playing online with a friend. Navia Dratp is a chess-like game inspired by shogi.  I'm basically presenting it without comment, but if you are interested in finding out more about... | Czytaj więcej

      • qixel
      • | 7 kwi 2010
      • | 10255 odsłon
      • | 18 komentarzy