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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

19 Best Games of the Masters

ChessBase has published a piece by Edward Winter in which he gathers some of the best games from many of the great masters from previous generations. A nice touch is that the selections were not made by Winter, but by the greats themselves, as expressed in their writings.

Part 1 can be found here, with Part 2 to follow soon. All 19 games from this article are replayable at this page.


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Don't Forget There's a Beautiful World Away from the Chess Board

I'm on the left, with my father

I'm on the right, with my wife and children.
Can anyone tell what my shirt says?


Monday, June 23, 2008

Major New Chess Club Nearly Ready to Open

Over a million dollars are going into the construction of the new St. Louis Chess and Scholastic Center, scheduled to open July 17. I stopped by yesterday to peek into the windows, and it finally looks like it's nearly ready.

I'm told that GM Maurice Ashley was given a private tour recently and was quite impressed with what he saw. More updates as they become available!


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

A Must-Read Josh Waitzkin Article

Josh Waitzkin at the 2008 Elementary School Championships
Photo: Betsy Dynako, Chess Life Online

Pretty much anything Josh Waitzkin writes is special, and this article excerpt at Chess Life Online is no exception. In it, Waitzkin decries the "multi-tasking virus" of today's generation of students. If you haven't already read it, his The Art of Learning is another must-read.


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