GREAT BOOK COVER!!
‘EVERYBODY PLAYS CHESS’ by Felipe Morris. LINK Nice book cover! I would like to see some real chess books show such creative imagintion when choosing book covers.
‘It doesn’t matter if a person is good or evil, corporate or street, church girl or prostitute, we all want the same things out of life, love, happiness and success. We all are willing to make moves to destroy someone else if it means that we will succeed, and then there are some who chose to give their all to make sure that someone else succeeds. Even when we think that we are in total control, we may just be a pawn in someone else’s game. “Everyone Plays Chess” is an urban novel based in Cincinnati, Ohio that details the subtle maneuvers that we all make behind the scenes to ensure that we emerge victorious at the end of the game. Written by Felipe Morris .’
MEANWHILE, BACK IN NYC…
CHESS AND FASHION
I am impressed with how regularly videos dealing with (non) fictional chess themes, chess clubs, chess-personalities, tournaments and what not are uploaded onto vimeo. Here is a short video put on just a few hours ago…ENJOY!
The 2nd round of the Spanish Tch in Linares continued with more surprises yesterday, as one can see from the crosstable below. Lots of fighting chess and decisive results. And , ofcourse, its fair share of blunders adding to the excitement. If I was not a player then I would love being a spectator, just savouring the atmosphere.
Ljubojevic–who has made Linares his home for the past 2 decades–has shown up each day and stays for hours. Still a very strong grandmaster, I am always interested in his opinions of my games…usually he is more right than I am!
My game with Bacrot yesterday was a solid, uneventful affair.
POSITION AFTER 22 MOVES:
After the first round’s unfortunate result, I decided to play solidly and regain my confidence. Avoiding the French star’s well prepared Spanish, I played the Italian game, improving over an earlier Fressinet vs Bacrot game and managed a small theoretical advantage of the two Bishops. In the position above I have an isolated pawn, which diminishes the advantage of the Bishops. On top of this, Bacrot’s position is super solid and without weakness. We made a draw on move 30 in a completely level position, Bacrot neutralizing my two Bishops.
Bacrot is France’s best player.
Eric, meanwhile, made a solid draw with the Black pieces. Hansen is suffering from a slight cold that he got last week, and spends most of his free time in bed, trying to recover.
SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
At minute 4:20 it is predicted that in 1989 the Berlin Wall would be torn down!
SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
The subject of how to defeat players who are your equals is little studied. One pragmatic approach, introduced into modern tournament chess by the great Emanuel Lasker, is based on psychology: help your opponent to beat himself!