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Tuesday, November 11, 2008 23:18
FIDE is failing terribly in dealing with the Topalov-Kamsky match in a correct and transparent way. It's also clear to virtually everyone that the FIDE President and his staff have generally ruined the whole system in the past ten years or more, despite their efforts to organize a lot of events. Things have gone horribly wrong ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú it reminded...
Monday, October 06, 2008 2:08
It's well-known that chess is not only a game, not only art, but also science. I myself became fascinated by chess not because you could beat your granddad with it, or because you could play beautiful attacking games, but because you could look things up afterwards. By Arne Moll The fact that you could actually find out what 'theory', an...
Saturday, September 20, 2008 17:24
I was selling books in the windy hallway of De Moriaan in Wijk aan Zee for Chess and Go Shop Het Paard. It was quiet, a regular week day. By Arne Moll There was practically no audience for the games. It was one of the last years of the nineties. I had put my books and chess sets on display on two tables and was reading a study book on the...
Sunday, July 20, 2008 7:06
Chess and math have always slept side by side. But are they a happy couple? I think every chess player has had the experience of someone asking you, in high school, if your math grades were as good as your chess results. Sadly, for me the answer was often 'no'. By Arne Moll In fact, the reason I did so badly in high school math was probably ......
Monday, July 14, 2008 6:29
One of the strangest books I've ever read is Bach en het Getal (Bach and the Number) by the Dutch authors Kees van Houten en Marinus Kasbergen. The main thesis of the book is that within the music of the great composer J.S. Bach, various messages, numerological clues and strange links hide just behind the surface. A recent article on the chess...
Saturday, June 28, 2008 21:57
[lang_en]Yesterday, Peter wrote an interesting article about the Turkish club competition. I was especially fascinated by the team-setup.[/lang_en][lang_nl]Gisteren schreef Peter een interessant artikel over de Turkse clubcompetitie. Ik was met name gefascineerd door de team-opzet.[/lang_nl] [lang_en]By Arne Moll "Teams consist of 10 boards, in...
Thursday, May 22, 2008 17:55
[lang_nl]Zijn remises, of zelfs korte remises, een probleem? Je zou denken van wel, als je de eindeloze stroom artikelen op ChessBase (meeliftend op hun zelfgecre?ɬ´erde hype hebben ze het 'The Great Draw Debate' genoemd) en elders leest over het zogenaamde 'probleem van korte remises'. Het voelt soms als een heuse kruistocht.[/lang_nl][lang_en]...
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Thursday, May 08, 2008 1:18
[lang_nl]Kasparov beweert al jaren dat het leven het schaakspel nabootst. Tot nu toe heb ik dat altijd moeilijk willen geloven, al was het maar omdat het leven er eerder was dan het schaken, en omdat schaken gemodelleerd is naar het leven in plaats van andersom.[/lang_nl][lang_en]For years, Kasparov has claimed that life imitates chess. Until now...
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Wednesday, February 06, 2008 1:55
[lang_nl]Schaken trekt divers publiek aan. In Amsterdamse schaakcaf?ɬ©s tref je boh?ɬ©miens, zwervers, intellectuelen en door de wol geverfde routiniers. Over hen is al veel geschreven, meestal in schrijnende clich?ɬ©s, soms in liefdevolle po?ɬ´zie.Door Arne [/lang_nl][lang_en]The game of chess attracts many different people. In Amsterdam...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 18:11
[lang_nl]Wordt het schaakspel uiteindelijk door vaste regels en logica beheerst, of is het gewoon een ?¢‚ǨÀúrandom' spelletje? Een vergelijking met de wetenschap.door Arne Moll [/lang_nl][lang_en]Is chess ultimately governed by fixed rules and logic, or is it just a 'random' game? A comparison with science.by Arne [/lang_en] [lang_nl]Enige tijd...

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