Wednesday, April 18, 2007


For the last few years I've been going to to solve the daily chess puzzle ... I usually do this from my desk at work. Well today that fine tradition has ended ... either Websense or the group in my company that runs Websense has added to the filter.

What is the world coming to?

Friday, April 13, 2007


In light of a few other chloggers waxing political, I thought I'd post this link. When I read the following headline "I Am Plotting a New Russian Revolution", the first person I thought of was Kasparov. But after reading the article, it wasn't about Kasparov - but Kasparov and Berezovsky may be working together.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Chess Around the Net

Intense Focus

When I'm in a chess game, I can usually block out everything else that is going on. My wife or kids might call me, but most of the time I don't hear them. My wife can carry on a whole conversation while I'm playing chess and then ask me a question ... the answer she will get is the deer-in-the-headlights-look on my face. But when I'm done with a game, my attention to family matters and otherwise returns.

Apparently this blogger forgot to return to reality after playing a blindfold game.

Years ago I played a relatively good blindfold game on the computer, then
got in my car to go somewhere and immediately ran a red light. Mentally I
was still busy analyzing the game instead of watching the road…
Most Expensive Chess Set

I'm sure many have seen this, but I thought I'd include it ... here's an article on a chess set worth $9.8 million.

The Blog Bet

I enjoyed the events of The Bet ... see here and here. Because of that bet, I found some new, interesting blogs! Thanks DG and Mark!


I wonder if this man's heart is racing.

Here's a totally scripted chess-shot. Wrong set up. And there's NO WAY the bishop arrived at that position. Plus, it's NOT checkmate.

This shot could be the icon for the Knights Errant ... if these knights aren't errant, then I don't know what is.

Paper Chess

We've seen an edible chess set, now here is a (rather cool-looking) paper chess set. You can click here to read more about it.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Missed Tactic in 15 1 Game

I won this game, but I knew there was a tatic I missed. Here's the position: Black to move and win.

It was pretty obvious once I went back to analyze the game.