Thursday: more interesting chess!
How do you engage effectively with the internet while avoiding the trap of letting the internet become a part of who you are as a person? How do we keep our humanity while we increasingly interact with machines?
The internet – as an information tool – can provide for an amazing learning opportunity. In online chess today you can find out virtually anything you want to know with a click or two. Free, almost all of it. Real time tournament updates. Videos of your favourite games. PDF versions of opening chess books that came out last week. Chess history. Chess politics. Everything.
It all depends on what you are looking for and what you want it for. Becoming a better chess player. Better informed. Wiser. Harder to be anyone’s fool…it is just a click away if you are serious.
If. A big ‘if’ for some of us. How to become part of the internet without letting the internet become part of you…don’t become that person in the image above. Keep your humanity…while you still have some choice in the matter.
Chess tactics for today!
There is an interesting tournament taking place right now in . GMs Speelman, Hebden and Hillarp amongst other participants. A nine round Swiss, the tournament concludes this weekend.
Some 5-second tactics
Some nice games from the tournament