Friday, May 17, 2013

Articles and Blog Posts on Solitaire Chess

I recently started trying my hand at playing Solitaire Chess - using Pandolfini's monthly column in Chess Life.

Out of curiosity, I searched and found a few links about playing solitaire chess for improvement.

Jeffrey Ashton / Panda Chess
Blue Devil Knight
Mark Weeks
The Path to Improvement (Atkins, Krieder) mentions solitaire chess

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Get Better at Chess With Electric Shock?

Just read this article over at Wired: Electrical Brain Stimulation Helps People Learn Math Faster.

I wonder if this applies to chess as well.  "The new research goes a step farther by showing that electrical stimulation can also improve the ability to perform calculations ..."  Obviously the article is referring to math calculations ... but the brain is still calculating in chess; so maybe it's applicable.