Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Collection Of Black Chess Pieces (Minus Rook)

Collection Of Black Chess Pieces (Minus Rook):

Image: from TinyPic.com
Tags: Black - Chess Pieces - Rook
Posted by ALCHEssMIST - Alchemipedia - Cetacographer - Nirvana - Tags alliance.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

GM Maurice Ashley The Bruce Buffer (UFC Fame) Of The Chess World

The following video is from the recent (May 2010) launch party & fundraiser for Anatoly Karpov's bid to become President of FIDE. The function was held at the Trump SoHo Hotel in New York, with Karpov, Kasparov and Carlsen in attendance.

The winners of an auction to raise funds for Karpov's FIDE president campaign played blitz games against Garry Kasparov & Magnus Carlsen (they each played 2 blitz games simultaneously).

The Master of Ceremonies for these blitz games was GM Maurice Ashley who performed his role with great style. Maurice is the closest the chess world has to the legendary Bruce Buffer, fight MC for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Tags: Anatoly Karpov - Blitz Chess - Bruce Buffer - FIDE - FIDE President - Garry Kasparov - Magnus Carlsen - Maurice Ashley - New York - Trump SoHo Hotel - UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship
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Thursday, 29 April 2010

Life and Chess - Benjamin Franklin Quotation

"Life is a kind of chess, with struggle, competition, good and ill events."
~ Benjamin Franklin

"This portrait statue of Benjamin Franklin overlooks the former site of Boston Latin School which Franklin, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock once attended. Franklin's place of birth was just one block away on Milk Street, across from the Old South Meeting House."

Image background information (in quotation marks) by Tony the Misfit (cc)
Tags: Benjamin Franklin - Chess - Chess Quote - Competition - Events - Life - Struggle
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Sunday, 30 August 2009

Chess Search On Intute.ac.uk - A British Bias

Intute is a relatively new free online service that helps internet users to find good quality web resources for studies and research. Their subject specialists review and evaluate thousands of resources to find the key websites in your subject interest(s). The site can also help develop your Internet research skills through Virtual Training Suite tutorials. Intute is created by a consortium of seven universities and is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

The Intute consortium is:
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • The University of Manchester
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
A search for the term CHESS gives the following results:
(A distinct British bias)

British Chess Magazine

English Chess Federation

British Federation for Correspondence Chess

Scottish Correspondence Chess Association (SCCA)

Chess Scotland

Welsh Chess Union

Braille Chess Association

Braille Chess Association of Ireland

International Correspondence Chess Federation

European Chess Union (ECU)

Chess : the mechanical Turk

British Chess Problem Society

British Chess Variants Society (BCVS)

Chess problems

Chess Rules

British chess game archive

Man vs. Machine : a New Era in Computer Chess

World Chess Federation (FIDE)

Chess Systems Ltd

ICCF Amici

ICCF Europa

Game theory : G13GAM

Climate, hydrochemistry and economics of surface-water systems

Landsbokasafn Islands - haskolabokasafn

Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source

X-ray Vision Brochure

AI Topics: games & puzzles

Justine Cassell

British Go Association

Jews in Sports Online

Pastimes and paradigms : games we play

Koninklijke Bibliotheek : Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland

Arte rupestre gallego

Roman board games


Centre for Health Equity Studies

Sensei's library

Tags: British - Chess - Heriot-Watt University - Intute - JISC - Manchester Metropolitan University - The University of Manchester - University of Birmingham - University of Bristol - University of Nottingham - University of Oxford
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Saturday, 29 August 2009

Action Chess Photography From XKCD.com

This idea had never occurred to me prior to seeing this page - People playing chess on rollercoasters from XKCD.com. The inspiration comes the cartoon (thumbnail above) found here.

Tags: Action Photography - Cartoon - Chess - Chess Photography - Chess Pieces - Picture - Ride - Rollercoaster - XKCD.com
Posted by ALCHEssMIST - Alchemipedia - Cetacographer - Nirvana - Tags alliance.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

K9 Plays Chess - Classic Doctor Who - But Non Legal Game

K9 Plays Chess:

The Doctor (Tom Baker) and K9 playing a game of chess in the BBC 'The Sunmakers' episode of Doctor Who.

What about the game?

Here is the starting positon with white to move.

Astonishingly The Doctor now plays an illegal move.

1. Qd4 (illegal) Qb3

2. axb4 Bd3+

K9 now announces - "Machine mind computes mate in 6 moves."

Well there is no mate in 6 moves.
This game however is still most likely a win for black.
Though K9 must still work hard to convert the win.

A disappointing chess game to have on this cult TV show.

Tags: BBC - Chess - Chess Game - Cult TV - Doctor Who - Dog - Illegal Move - K9 - Machine Mind - Robot - The Doctor - Tom Baker
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Sunday, 19 July 2009

ALCHEssMIST Chess Blog

A new blog by ALCHEssMIST about Chess.