Whither the origin of chess — Stabroek News (Reblog)

A senior official of the International Chess Federation, known by its French acronym FIDE, once noted that perhaps the game of chess was devised by aliens. I laughed. How ridiculous! The moment passed. However, as I widened my listening and reading skills, the thought that chess was alien oriented did not seem so far-fetched after […]

Whither the origin of chess — Stabroek News

Review: Foundation or the best chess game ever! — (Reblog)

Hello people! I hope you all are well! Today I am really excited because I am here with the first review for Sci-Fi Month, and I am reviewing a book that took me completely by surprise, so… let’s start! Title: FoundationSeries: Foundation #1Author: Isaac AsimovPage Count: 244 For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has […]

Review: Foundation or the best chess game ever! —

A devastating continuation — Stabroek News (Reblog)

In 1987, the chess grandmaster Evgeny Vladimirov, a native of the then USSR, won a game against his countryman Vladimir Epishin. That game made the list of ‘the ten best chess moves of all time’.  The move was 26. Bh6!! It earned a double exclamation mark by all analysts. Imagine White has a queen to […]

A devastating continuation — Stabroek News

HOW TO GET GOOD AT CHESS [ARTICLE] — slicethelife (Reblog)

With the popularity of Netflix’s -The Queen’s Gambit- and also getting a boost from this years pandemic-the popularity of chess has received a big boom Here is an article from The Guardian with tips on how to get good at chess. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/nov/14/how-to-get-good-at-chess-the-queens-gambit?utm_source=pocket-newtab