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2 weeks agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

Lesson of the Week The after-school chess club that I run at a small private school in my city is divided into two groups--beginning and advanced. Acceptance into the advanced group requires participation in last year's scholastic tournaments or my permission. Show More Summary

Fried Liver Attack

2 months agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

In the second week of after school chess club, my beginning group doubled in size and includes several who have never played chess. While emphasizing how the pieces move and other first things, I showed the group Gibaud -- Lazard 1924,...Show More Summary

Lesson of the Week

2 months agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

A new scholastic chess season has begun. The first tournament for Spokane's youth will be held October 22. My chess clubs started this week. For my beginning students, we looked at three instructive miniatures from the Encyclopedia of Chess Miniatures (2014). Show More Summary

Meek Mill Asked Philly Goons To Run Up On Drake & Clubs Not To Book OVO After Parties

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Drake is a masterful troll, and Meek Mill is seemingly falling victim to all of his chess moves. Sources confirm that the 540 Grand chain rocker made calls for his friends to show up in mass numbers while Drizzy was

Chess Missing Persons Bureau

Are there any people whom you used to see regularly at chess tournaments or chess club, but don’t see any more? Of course, when somebody vanishes from the chess scene, it’s not necessarily a big deal. Lots of players decide that chess isn’t for them. Even very good players like Stuart Rachels or Ken Rogoff […]

TV Club: A game of chess almost destroys everything on Mr. Robot

“‘I declare it’s marked out just like a large chessboard!’ Alice said at last. ‘There ought to be some men moving about somewhere—and so there are!’ she added in a tone of delight, and her heart began to beat quick with excitement as she went on. Show More Summary

TV Club: Power resets its chess board in a busy season premiere

Power is in an especially precarious position as it begins its third season. After an impressive sophomore year, the show is the best it’s ever been, not to mention the most consumed, as it holds the title of Starz’ most-watched original series. Show More Summary

Tournament @ Baltimore’s Hollins Market on 6-18-16!

6 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Sophia Lynn of “Chess R US” is known for her stunning drawings and t-shirt designs, but she is rallying support to start a new chess club in the Baltimore area. The area has a long chess history and many legendary players have come through the area. Lynn is trying to revitalize the chess scene. On […]

Monday assorted links

1. Arbitrage against gay dance clubs (NYT). 2. Improving password fields: small steps toward a much better world. 3. Armpit sniffing as the new frontier in assortative dating and mating. 4. How St. Louis became a major chess hub. 5. Incompetent robot waiters in China. The post Monday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Straight Outta Delaware

Today was Tuesday, my regular day for Aptos Library chess club. A photographer came to take some pictures, because the library is preparing promotional material for a bond measure to support the public libraries in Santa Cruz. They wanted pictures of the good things that the library does for the community, and they sure picked the right […]

Exclusive Interview: Director James Napier Robertson for ‘THE DARK HORSE’

Genesis Potini was definitely one of the most interesting persons out of the chess lore. The story of Potini was a chess advisor to children who led a local New Zealand chess club to many tournaments and championships. However, he faced many adversities, including family issues with a violent gang and controlling his bipolar disorder. Show More Summary

Sensational Chess Club Battle

At present the two strongest players in the Aptos Library Chess Club are named Luke and Alex. It’s so interesting to watch them play, because they have contrasting strengths. I think Luke overall has a more solid understanding of the game. He has actually done some reading on his own. I don’t think Alex ever […]

“Today in Chess” launches!

9 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis have produced their first segment titled, “Today in Chess” which is hosted by GMs Yasser Seirawan, Maurice Ashley, Alejandro Ramirez and Canadian GM Eric Hansen. The segment primarily focused on the ongoing Candidate’s tournament currently taking place in Moscow, Russia. There was in depth coverage and […]

Tennessee School Board May Block All After-School Clubs to Stop Gay-Straight Alliance from Meeting

If you ever wonder why it's legal for public high schools to have Bible clubs, the answer is simple: The Equal Access Act.Simply put, if a school allows the formation of any extra-curricular club (Chess club, Drama club, etc.), thenShow More Summary

Les Chesseurs Britanniques de Paris: Part 6 The Addendum

Just a quick addendum on the British Chess Club of Paris while Part 5 is still hot off the press and fresh in the memory, and before the series disappears from view to find its final resting place somewhere in the depths of the Blog's...Show More Summary

Les Chesseurs Britanniques de Paris: Part 5 The Robot

So far in the series we have tracked the fortunes of the British Chess Club of Paris (1926 to 1938/9) and some of its more famous, and infamous, members. In this final post we continue to dog the footsteps of one of them: George Langelaan. Show More Summary

Les Chesseurs Britanniques de Paris: Part 4 The Beast

In this series we have tracked the fortunes of the British Chess Club of Paris and its members for the 12 years or so up to its demise when war was declared in 1939 (though the serious fighting didn't start until 1940). In this episode...Show More Summary

Les Chesseurs Britanniques de Paris: Part 3 The Match

In the first post on this series about the long-forgotten British Chess Club of Paris (1926 to 1938/9) we looked at some of the personalities involved in its activities. Part 2 looked at its impact on the Parisian chess scene of the time. Show More Summary

Les Chesseurs Britanniques de Paris: Part 2 The Opposition

The first part of this series introduced the British Chess Club of Paris that was founded in 1926. It remained active until the declaration of war in 1939 brought the curtain down on much chess activity both at home and on the continent...Show More Summary

Good Mistakes and Bad Mistakes

12 months agoHobbies / Chess : Dana Blogs Chess

One of the kids who has been coming longest to the Aptos Library Chess Club is named Alex. He’s maybe 12 or 13 years old. Over the years he has gotten more interested in chess and less interested in making trouble, and he has now reached the point where he is definitely the #2 and possibly (at […]

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