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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 2:19
During his game against FM Benjamin Bok at the Dutch Championship in Eindhoven, GM Loek van Wely today was involved in an experiment to measure his stress levels. And indeed, in a game that saw a repetition of the position between moves 14 and 37, clear signs of arousel on the side of Van Wely were measured, but for an unexpected reason... The...
Thursday, February 04, 2010 17:00
There’s a picture of Mikhail Tal that has always seemed to me the ultimate chess player’s pose: Tal's looking at the board, chin on his thumb, his other arm folded under his fist, utter determination in his eyes. But what was Tal actually thinking at the time the picture was taken? When I was just starting out as a chess player, I noticed my...
Friday, May 22, 2009 19:23
If you have kids, you've probably thought hard about how to name your child. Should you choose a 'special' kind of name, or rather a very trendy or well-known one? Popularity is an important aspect when it comes to choosing virtually anything. The same goes for chess openings: do you want to go for popular main lines or for 'off beat' variations...
Thursday, February 12, 2009 15:00
Why do we play chess at all? Why bother? Today is an exceptionally good day to ask yourself that question. You'll probably answer: ' Because I like it!' Well, yes, but that was not the kind of 'why' I meant. Why do people have sex? Because they like it - doh! But why do they like it? This is the question Charles Darwin, who was born exactly 200...
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009 18:11
25, 26 and 27 February in Turin (Torino - Italy) there will be an international conference on Chess in School. The opening ceremony will be attended by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and among the speakers there will be many GMs and representatives of FIDE and federations, and obviously Italian teachers and experts. Announcement. The theme of...