A pic is worth a 1,000 words
James Dean and Perry Lopez playing chess in Dean’s apartment, 1955. LINK I hope that the negative screwed up, because it looks from here that h1 is a dark square! I also like the cushion that Perry is supporting himself up with.
This one is better! Also, the position looks normal…
I like this photo! From an interview with Carlsen’s parents published by WSJ. The proud parents and Magnus looking a bit embarrassed by it all. His expression is exactly what I would have expected to see had circumstances been different and his parents (and himself) been called into the principal’s office! NAUGHTY MAGNUS!
Another one on the theme of advertisements that use chess but crash and burn because the board is set up wrong! But nice (and PRICEY) watch! Perhaps one of the FIDE presidential candidates can put something into his platform about rectifying this issue…
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov on the campaign trail. I recognize the position: Kirsan is playing some kids and defending the Spanish, in the process of completing 3…a6. But what I most like of the photo is how it symbolizes Kirsan’s down to earth re-election campaign: nothing extravagant, little publicity and coming across as very approachable and humble. Unlike Kasparov, who travels around in a photogenic private jet, Kirsan’s spaceship is never insight!
Eastern Ukraine? Surface to surface missiles, disguised as Kings?
LINK I have been meaning to write a short blog about ‘Cheating at Chess’, a piece created in 2010 before ‘cheating at chess’ became Ivanov-ized. This dance show is put on by Sirius Dance. It is an independent Contemporary Dance Company based in Barcelona and formed by the Spanish/British Pilar Dukes Torras, the Brazilian dancer Glaub Da Silva and the Chilean/Spanish Diego Leiva. The multicultural factor is one of Sirius Dance’s particularities as well as the style fusion of the dancers. You can also see a video of the show