When Vera Menchik dominated women’s chess in the late 1920s and through the ‘30s, she was thought to be almost a type of chess anomaly that could never be repeated. So strong a player she was that she was invited to and participated in a number of Grandmaster men’s tournaments, scoring respectably. Her dominance of […]
The only novel things about real coffeehouses were Voltaire, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky—often in person
That chess is probably the most complicated and challenging game in the world is accepted
This game of chess will provide a welcome respite and a veritable vaccine against cynicism
Dear teacher, Focusing solely on structure and form Brings no good but a storm That drowns learners’ motivation Suffocates any source of inspiration Increases inhibition and frustration Impedes language learning progress Causes failure to perform and express Oneself in target language with success Dear teacher, Think of first language acquisition Its environment and conditions Create […]
Zukertort had been a notable musician, a medical doctor, a valiant and oft-decorated soldier, an accomplished linguist
There is a remarkably interesting chess term, which can actually apply to other games as well as some general life situations
When one thinks of the cultural history and achievements of the Netherlands, most often coming to mind is the largest city and capital, the beautiful, exciting, and historic Amsterdam.
The 9/11 catastrophe had seemed to take the path of many other national mysteries like JFK’s assassination, but now Lt. Col. Shaffer accuses Former CIA Dir. Tenet for blocking the military’s efforts to stop 9/11 terrorists. Many books, documentaries and Internet videos clearly present the unresolved issues about the 9/11 attack. The official report says […]
A stalemate refers to a position in which one player cannot make a legal move, although his or her King is not under direct attack (that would be checkmate, a loss), and the game is declared a draw.