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Tag Archives: chess
But what about the Comet?
A flashback into the good old times… Continue reading
Posted in Germany, Life, Technology, Time Tagged Amberg, Ammerthal, chess 10 Comments
The allure of chess
In a civil registry office in the Soviet Union, some time in the 1960s: The men are immersed in a game of chess. The brides are bored, most of them have already fallen asleep. So, the long waits in government offices … Continue reading
Posted in History, Sports Tagged chess, Soviet Union, USSR 2 Comments
A few years ago, I installed the Chess application on Facebook and played rather regularly with people from all over the world. With one of these virtual chess partners I played almost every day, sometimes for hours on end, often … Continue reading
Posted in Life, Philosophy, Sports, Time Tagged chess 7 Comments
A new Chess War?
Alik Gershon has set a new world record for the most chess games played simultaneously by one player: He played against 523 people, moving from one board to the next in a Tel Aviv square. He only lost 11 of … Continue reading
Posted in Cold War, Iran, Israel, Politics, Sports Tagged Alik Gershon, Bobby Fisher, Boris Spassky, chess, Cold War, Gershon, Mahjoob, Morteza Mahjoob, Shimon Peres, world record 2 Comments