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by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Visualisation
Replies: 18
Views: 4241

Re: Visualisation

I vaguely recollect reading in a Rowson book (I think it was one of his) that as the players got stronger, that which they were visualising became increasingly more abstract until it became nothing like a board or set at all, but more a map of interlinking ideas. Without the passage to hand, i can'...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Tactical improvement
Replies: 22
Views: 3158

Re: Tactical improvement

Really it's just an argument about which is better for the student of the game. Book & board and join a chess club. or Computer and monitor and stay in your bedroom. Can't you do both? Having said that, I may, based on some of the comments here, analyse my games over a board at home, rather than pu...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Potential Olympiad format - comments welcomed
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Re: Potential Olympiad format - comments welcomed

Looks interesting. How many teams tend to enter the Olympiad?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Twitter Feed
Replies: 9
Views: 1495

Re: Twitter Feed

Alex Holowczak wrote:It's no more a privacy problem than, say, Google. Nothing to worry about at all.
Oh, OK. As long as no-one tries to claim that I've joined Twitter or anything like that...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: How interested are you in seeing your grading details?
Replies: 84
Views: 5858

Re: How interested are you in seeing your grading details?

What do the recent posts have to do with "How interested are you in seeing your grading details?"?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: Chess Development
Topic: Chess Word of the Week
Replies: 36
Views: 9814

Re: Chess Word of the Week

Gavin Strachan wrote:Yes I am a beginner and like to get the rooks out early. Scientifically proven after a study of 10,000 patz...beginners.
I read somewhere that playing the a-pawn and/or h-pawn forward and bringing the rooks out *really* early sometimes works...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: A Game at Chess (16th century play)
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: A Game at Chess (16th century play)

Middleton wrote another play, Women Beware Women, which contains a chess scene. This was recently staged by the National Theatre. My brother, who is a drama and English teacher, went to see it. You can find out more, and discover Streatham & Brixton CC's involvement, here . Incredible. Thanks for t...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: TV at the British
Replies: 70
Views: 6828

Re: TV at the British

Christopher Kreuzer >does anyone have a list of TV documentaries that were made about chess, and which ones are available and worth trying to watch if they do come up. Not just ones about junior chess, and not just English chess, but any factual programme-making about chess anywhere in the world. Y...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: A Game at Chess (16th century play)
Replies: 3
Views: 744

A Game at Chess (16th century play)

While looking up some other things recently, I came across this: A Game at Chess (Wikipedia article) " A Game at Chess is a comic satirical play by Thomas Middleton, first staged in August 1624 by the King's Men at the Globe Theatre, notable for its political content." I had never heard of this befo...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: TV at the British
Replies: 70
Views: 6828

Re: TV at the British

I know this is a thread about a chess documentary that didn't get made, but does anyone have a list of TV documentaries that were made about chess, and which ones are available and worth trying to watch if they do come up. Not just ones about junior chess, and not just English chess, but any factua...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:38 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Graves of famous chess players
Replies: 17
Views: 11411

Graves of famous chess players

Following on from something in another thread, I managed to come up with a list of locations for graves of famous chess players. I was hoping it would be of interest to others here, and maybe people can provide more details as well. The sources I used were the following: Graves webpage from Edward W...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess tourism
Replies: 20
Views: 2615

Re: Chess tourism

So does anyone know of any other graves of World Champions or famous players that are easy to get to (i.e. not in some obscure place, though details of even those would be useful). Here Wow! Thanks for that, Richard. Some are in London, I see, and would be easy for me to get to, though goodness kno...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess tourism
Replies: 20
Views: 2615

Re: Chess tourism

http://saintlouischessclub.org/ might be worth a visit? Indeed, as it seems that the museum pointed out in another thread is moving there! http://www.uschesstrust.com/2009/11/01/world-chess-hall-of-fame-sidney-samole-museum-to-relocate-in-2010/ "World Chess Hall of Fame & Sidney Samole Museum to Re...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess tourism
Replies: 20
Views: 2615

Re: Chess tourism

Are there any chess museums around the world worth visiting? There's a Max Euwe museum and library in the centre of Amsterdam, I think the square it's on is even called Max Euweplein. There's a giant chess set outside too. You have to press the buzzer to get in to the museum but they were very frie...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Universities Chess Association (BUCA)
Replies: 66
Views: 8409

Re: British Universities Chess Association (BUCA)

Fascinating stuff about current university chess and how it is organised and where funding comes from for student activities. It doesn't sound like things have changed that much since the last time I knew anything about this (over 10 years ago now). Organising a chess congress (especially while at u...