Since 2015 I run a Tumblr site on which I collect examples of chessboards in films and other media that are in misorientated or wrong in other ways. Last weekend a long article in Dutch newspaper Parool was dedicated to this annoyance which I share with the author Roelf Jan Duin. A couple of weeks […]
The Dunning-Kruger effect is said to exist among chess players. This is however based on a single study on a small one-day open Swiss tournament. And did the authors of that study fully grasp the effect of that particular pairing system?
From 1985 until 1993 two chess grandmasters, Viktor Korchnoi and Géza Maróczy, played a correspondence game. Quite remarkable because Maróczy had already been dead for more than thirty years when the game began.
Probably every chessplayer recognizes all kinds of errors which are made in films and other media when chessboards are shown. Boards oriented in the wrong way, queens and kings changed their start positions, illegal moves or positions. I started a Tumblr for collecting examples of this serious misbehaviour on http://chessfails.tumblr.com/ Tips can also be left in […]
There are many, many variants of chess. Some variants just add other rules, others involve new pieces and there are some which need to be played on a board with a different shape. Most of these variants are not great to play, maybe fun for a few times. ‘Shrink Chess’ is one of the more […]
I have stopped using this plugin as there are far better and more flexible solutions for using chess games or diagrams in WordPress blogs. You could try: RPB Chessboard Embed Chessboard The Chessflash PGN Viewer is a very nice and easy way to display chessgames on a website. I wrote a simple plugin which makes […]