Friday, January 18, 2008

Bobby Fischer is dead

Bobby Fischer has died.

He was not a great person, but was a great chess player.

Read about it here (NY Times) and here (BBC) and here (CNN).

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A chess game

Here's a link to a game that I play last week. I think I played reasonably well, and ended up drawing an 1850 (and I'm 1384, right now). Although I was up material at the end of the game, I was pretty low on time, so I offered a draw.

This was played at International Master Dean Ippolito's new chess school in Branchburg, NJ, at a time control of G/55 + 5 second delay. Dean has a clean and attractive school in a strip mall, next to a deli and a pizzeria. Dean and his wife Dawn run the place, and they are a friendly and generous couple. I encourage you to check it out!