On to the large playing hall that seated a large group of chess school children each day.
Globe trotting John Brezina has wrote an excellent summary of the 2018 London Chess Classic. Of course, he has also provided great pictures for us to enjoy. Mr. Brezina once again allowed me to select and caption the photos used in this report. See all of John's photos from this event here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/a4e5T2wBvo4kLkaM8 I went back to London for the final leg of the Grand Chess... Read more >>
12/30/2018 at 4:16pm Views: 84
The international attention given to the recent World Chess Championship belies the claim that chess is not a spectator sport.
I imagine the heading photo to be a giant chessboard floating in space. Where alien star travelers occasionally stop to play a game. I am sure they consider chess to be an art, and also a science, as well as a sport. Chess is art because it is creative and has inspired countless works of art. Chess is science because it provides a field of study, and has a big part in the... Read more >>
12/27/2018 at 8:44am Views: 402
I consider it an absolute privilege that I am able to travel to these events and share my experience with all of you... and share the joy chess brings to me.
John Brezina has produced a superb report from the World Championship that was held recently in London, England. Of course, he also took some great pictures. John allowed me the liberty of inserting and captioning the photos. See all of Mr. Brezina's terrific photos from the event here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/o67jVf4EkXYbs9HR8 The setting is London, November 9-28,... Read more >>
12/8/2018 at 8:07am Views: 407
Played sometimes with beautiful artistic pieces on fantastic boards. Sometimes played with stones and bottle caps on a board scratched in the dirt.
Having been invited by Sunil Weearmantry, and his son, GM Hikaru Nakamura; John Brezina was off to Sunrise, Florida this month. Where he attended the local Mayor's Chess Challenge. Quoting Mr. Brezina, "Sunil and Robert McLellan, both with the National Scholastic Chess Foundation, have put together a great community chess outreach program down there. I had a great time helping teach a... Read more >>
11/2/2018 at 10:33am Views: 400
It was weird seeing NM Wall not touching the floor as he was walking around the playing room :-)
The Autumn season is my favorite time of the year. Warm days and cool nights, The tree leaves changing colors and football is back. Of course none of that matters to chess players. We play indoors regardless of the season. The 2018 Fall Classic up and running First, I'm pleased to report that we exceeded our attendance goal of 60 players. Only by a couple but nevertheless... Read more >>
10/15/2018 at 7:19pm Views: 397