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Sunday, October 12, 2008 1:21
Last week the legendary Bent Larsen played in his first tournament since 2004. Avoiding theory in every game, the famous Dane only played very exotic openings and scored... 0 out of 9. We urge Hans-Walter Schmitt to invite Larsen for his Chess960 tournament in Mainz next year. It was Hans Ree's column in the Dutch newspaper NRC that brought our...
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Wednesday, October 01, 2008 17:00
It's the first public chess match between someone in space against an opponent on earth: since last Monday astronaut Gregory Chamitoff, floating 210 miles (about 340 kilometers) above earth, is playing a chess game in space against a group of school children in the United States. NASA and the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) are involved in the first...
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...
Sunday, January 20, 2008 21:32
[lang_nl]De perschef van Corus heeft zojuist bevestigd dat ze een geschreven excuus van Ivan Cheparinov hebben ontvangen. Op dit moment is het nog niet duidelijk of de partij Short-Cheparinov nog wordt gespeeld. We houden je op de hoogte.[/lang_nl][lang_en]The Corus press officer has just confirmed that the tournament committee have received Ivan...
Wednesday, January 09, 2008 17:12
[lang_nl]Het verhaal van de Nederlandse schaker die tijdens een partij PocketFritz bestudeerde, ging eind vorig jaar de hele wereld rond en leidde tot heftige reacties. Valsspelen moet immers zo veel mogelijk uitgebannen worden, daar is iedereen het wel over eens. Maar wat te doen als een onschuldige schaakster beticht wordt van valsspelen? Is dat...