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Tuesday, December 09, 2008 3:01
Should mind drugs be allowed or forbidden in chess competition? Less than two weeks after super GM?Ǭ†Vassily?Ǭ†Ivanchuk missed a doping test at the Olympiad, scientists in Nature published an article that says 'cognitive enhancement' should be allowed in modern society. In their commentary on the website of?Ǭ†Nature -?Ǭ†one of the most...
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Saturday, November 01, 2008 16:34
What are the effects of amount of practice, coaching and age of starting chess on chess skill? And how do we chess players view such notions as skill and talent? Dr Robert Howard of the University of New South Wales in Australia carried out a survey and its preliminary results answer a few of these questions. On June 15 we invited you to take...
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...
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 ......
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Saturday, July 19, 2008 16:15
Being a chess fan can be quite tough. We've already had so many super tournaments this year, the latest of which, Poikovsky, just having finished. And so many are yet to come: Sochi, Mainz, the Tal Memorial, the Grand Slam Final in Bilbao, the Olympiad and God knows what else. By Michael Schwerteck Ah yes, isn't some World Championship match...
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...
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...