“Searching for Bobby Fischer” is a good movie

Searching for Bobby Fischer became one of my favourites when I first saw it in a theatre in 1993. I was hooked after the opening narration by 8-year-old Max Pomeranc that recounts Bobby Fischer‘s rise to fame as one of the best chess players in the world and ends with the whispered words: “He disappeared.” Then we discover the narrator is a child prodigy, a genius chess player who some

Online Chess With GameKnot

I recently started playing chess again, joining GameKnot after receiving an invitation from a co-worker. From GameKnot‘s site: An online chess community where you can play chess even if you only have 10 minutes. You choose when to move and how often to move in your chess games. They use the ELO rating system: All players starts off with the same rating (1200), which gets adjusted based on your completed

Bobby Fisher Is Dead

Chess champ Bobby Fischer died at age 64 yesterday, Jan. 17, 2007. He was a nut in his later years, but he’s considered one of the best chess players ever. His greatest legacy is probably his influence on chess for young players, inspiring generations to learn chess at an early age, like me. Related posts: – Playing Chess At The Office – Game Over – Bobby Fisher – A Chess

Books I’ve Read Recently

The Road by Cormac McCarthy  (9/10) Yes, this is an Oprah pick, but I read that it had a science-fiction element to it, and it was cheap (at Costco). It’s a depressing novel about a father and son wandering America after civilization has been destroyed. It’s violent, touching, and memorable. The author doesn’t follow the rules of grammar for the most part, helping to set the somber tone and chaos

Playing Chess With Boxing Gloves

World Chess Boxing Organization: In a chessboxing fight two opponents play alternating rounds of chess and boxing. The contest starts with a round of chess, followed by a boxing round, followed by another round of chess and so on. They’re serious. It was started by a “radical free thinker” who was bored one day, according to an interview. (via Found on the Web)