Friday, August 28, 2009

Biggest Chess Set in the World?

Check it out. Though, I'm not sure if the pieces can be moved.

Aug 31 UPDATE: Just found this link at Chessbase explaining what this is all about.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Chainmail Chess

Tired of cheap, flimsy chess pieces and boards?

Consider a chainmail chess set.

Source: Chainmail Chess Set Is Suited For Battle (GIZMODO)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

FSC: 25 Aug 2009

I'm hoping that now school is back in session people's schedules (including mine) will be more regular. Perhaps more can join in the fun at the FSC every Tuesday and Thursday evening.

I logged into FICS just after 18:00 FICS time and checked channel 111. There were only a handful of people there. I asked if anyone was there for FSC, but no one responded. I posted a 60 0 seek and then fired up some music ... Vince Guaraldi ... to calm my nerves a bit.

I saw chessloser log on. Looked like he played three 5 o's and logged off. Someone finally accepted my seek. It went to 37 moves before I finished it off.

I'll try to be there again Thursday night. Stop on by to play or chat or just to say 'hey'

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Chess Player Look-a-Likes: Tomilova-Green

It's been awhile since I've done this, but I found one while reading Chessbase this morning.

WIM Elena Tomilova & Eva Green.