Is FIDE burning?
When Arkady Dvorkovich became the new FIDE president in October of last year, everyone (or almost everyone) felt confident for FIDE’s immediate … Read the rest “FIDE in Crisis?!”
Following up on Saturday’s blog article with the same title, I continue with three distinct perspectives on Chess and Education. All from the … Read the rest “Modern Perspectives on Chess & Education”
Follow the Money
We all instinctively play the whore role when it is convenient to do so. It is our nature as social animals. Being … Read the rest “Keene, FIDE, political shit & other sexy nonsense”
Dvorkovich: ‘out-sourcing’ discrimination?
Did FIDE president Arkady Dvorkovich conspire not only to subvert FIDE’s anti-discrimination statutes (1.2) but also the IOC Charter’s sacred ‘Principle 6’? … Read the rest “St.Petersburg Blitz & Rapid; UNPLUGGED”
Maybe it is already too late. Todd M. Adams is a typical, respected sports journalist in America, and as with any non-player journalist, his impressions … Read the rest “Time to reconsider WC match before it is too late”
Let me tell you a secret…
”Be yourself; don’t take anyone’s shit, and above all, never let them take you alive.” – Gerard Way. Sounds … Read the rest “Today’s Insight into the meaning of LIFE”
The World Champion Title: An Anachronism?
When Steinitz decided one day that he was the ‘World Champion’ way back in the 19th century, he started, … Read the rest “Time for FIDE to drop the World Champion title?”
What Makes a Chess Game Memorable?
Drama, of course! Preferably a well played game, but it MUST contain some element of drama. Sometimes that drama … Read the rest “Chess, drama and dreaming of a billion spectators”