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Magnus Carlsen: Will he make the calculator?

Friday, November 22, 2013

I wish that in Magnus Carlsen, a man would be grown, which could compete with the best chess programs and the so fed supercomputers that consume three million times as much energy as he.

So that there are long sheds until the computer out of sheer frustration finally dies just yet.

Carlsen, terrific finished him in a difficult endgames, rook endgame, or knight against bishop, perhaps even two knights and three pawns against queen, finally, mercilessly, in their own way ahead.

That would be a feast!


In a split second billion variants against a few! Good luck Magnus!

Shogi: Japan Good luck!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Today I played for the first time "Shogi", so to speak (roughly simplified), Japanese form of chess.

As I struggled more with me almost not quite familiar icons on the counters and the understanding of the rules and basic strategies, I had nevertheless been great fun to be in the games tory tasks.

Shogi is a popular sport in Japan and cult. (more ...)

The rotor

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Last night I dreamed of a chess game.

My position was already plenty of baseless, expected to hit hardly farmers on board, but sufficiently well-positioned opponent's major pieces myself quickly.

Nevertheless, I managed some trains of time, not to come in the last decisive disadvantage.

Then I pulled out my remaining runners intuitively on the long diagonal, and my opponent suddenly seemed pretty clueless. (more ...)

Of good decisions and chess

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I've decided - knowing full well what my better decisions are sometimes worth - from up to old age and to play chess seriously (because I should be one someday granted).

I know so far hardly a better way to take even spiritual holiday than by exercise myself for several hours in a strict rules following thought, which is so different than my usual standard.

And to sit a talented fifteen year old over, (more ...)


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Caissa, the goddess of chess was weighed me properly today.

That is, they confused my opponents at blitz chess game with the club comrades not particularly, so I just 1.5 points (won one, one draw) from 6 Short Games could achieve.

So I was in this little tournament under fours (against each twice) Although last, but I had beaten me, given my comrades experienced respectable.

"Caissa was kind to me!", Says chess player when the good opponents unawares makes heavy fighting in an error that still brings a draw or victory.

Interestingly, one does not say "Caissa today was not kind to me," if you missed his advantage by a Idiotenzug or several small errors themselves, even lost.

Caissa is thus a special kind of happiness goddess of chess player, (more ...)

Aphorisms 95

Monday, March 22, 2010

If you lose at chess, was always the other's fault.


Monday, March 01, 2010

Should you want to visit a bizarre male Assembly solemn earnestness, in which the proportion of women is as good as not arrived, prevail in the strange manners and a unique language is maintained, together with a very quirky sense of humor, nevertheless not wish to enter into a Masonic Lodge, which is in good hands with tournament chess players.

After nearly 25 years of abstinence, I now again let me out, spend some Sunday afternoons in this setting after in my early student days the morning appointments had but too much geschlaucht me, I also saw it that I do with even more trouble if need be in a league could create, where still would not discount bread with margarine.

It makes but again some fun (more ...)