Books

Logical Chess, Move by Move

Logical Chess, Move by Move

Logical Chess, Move by Move (Irving Chernev) – This book contains 33 well annotated chess games played by various chess masters in the years 1889 to 1945. The complexity of the games increases towards the end and the comments frequently refer back to previous games. Therefore, it is advisable to go through the games in the order they are presented, although the annotations are comprehensive enough to start with any game if you are particularly […]

Carl Haffner's Love Of The Draw

Carl Haffner’s Love Of The Draw

Austrian author Thomas Glavinic produced a book in 1999 entitled “Carl Haffner’s Love Of The Draw”. The book is predominantly a fictional account of the 1910 match for the world chess championship between Emanuel Lasker and Carl Schlechter. The main character in theory is Schlechter, but his name has been changed to Carl Haffner for the purposes of the book. All other players (Lasker, Albin, Janowski, etc.) and accounts of the match seem to be […]

The Queen's Gambit

The Queen’s Gambit

When I first heard of actor Heath Ledger’s recent and unfortunate death, I was very sad as he was one of my favorite movie actors. His performances in “A Knight’s Tale” and “The Patriot” were remarkable and have lured me into watching these two movies over and over again. I was additionally happy to hear that he would be playing the role of the Joker in the Batman Dark Knight movie sequel, which I believe […]