65th Anniversary of his death!
When I was a young and developing player in Montreal, I learned much by studying the books, games and analyses
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An Un-obstructed View
“A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.” ― Sophia Loren. Jane Mansfield being … Read the rest
Of course I know many of Kavalek’s best games. Some even by heart! Following his death last month, I have taken a renewed interest in … Read the rest
A song about the ‘Queens’ of chess. Why not? Apparently Vera Menchik is mentioned, and Alexandra Kosteniuk helped in writing it. Can’t wait … Read the rest
Tata Steel a Big Success!
Congratulations to the organizers of this year’s Tata Steel (Wijk Aan Zee) tournament! It was definitely a challenge given the … Read the rest
Are animals offended?
Proof that the world is quickly reaching terminal stupidity velocity. In trying times like these, our only salvation is laughter. Take advantage … Read the rest
Spassky turns 84 years old today!
Happy Birthday, Boris!
Boris Vasilievich Spassky was born January 30, 1937 in Leningrad Boris was the tenth World Chess
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Senator Rand Paul calls for Mask Rebellion
Alex Jones explains what Senator Rand Paul meant when he said it was time for people to stand … Read the rest
Tragedy and Genius
I need not remind the more experienced players among my readers that there is nothing more painful than losing a won game. … Read the rest
Kavalek Part 2
Following up on last week’s Tactics à la Kavalek today I continue with Part 2. This mostly consists of tactics from Kavalek’s … Read the rest
The WHO and the games they play
Can we really trust the WHO? Or is it just a vehicle for the pharmaceutical industry and vested … Read the rest
Carlsen goes down in flames
When a master loses his sense of objectivity he often also loses the game. Today Magnus Carlsen demonstrated that this … Read the rest
The Fatal Glance
“The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few … Read the rest
Chess board Passion
The French musician Jason Kouchak needs no introduction to my blog readers. A genius pianiste with a passion for chess, Jason has … Read the rest
Some Biden supporters have written that Washington throws out the trash today. That may be, but Obama 2.0 will probably not be any better and … Read the rest