Archive for March, 2008

Home Alone

March 28, 2008

Well, here I am folks. Family in Villiersdorp. Me enjoying the fake singleton life for a few days. yesterday I swam, played squash, chessed while eating out, almost went to late movie, but went to long Street instead and had drinks and ice cream.

Herman, tema (didn’t pitch), Gregor, Ben and Oesta were the combabtants, while Lucy and Jo entertained me while the latter lost themselves in the crowd. I thank you all.

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Noah’s Arc

March 17, 2008

I was showing Noah some chess moves yesterday. He knows Fool’s mate, pins, forks. I got him to set up some diagrams using the book ‘Encyclopedia of Chess Wisdom’ by Eric Schiller.

After setting up the game Turner vs Voloshin from Lilie, 1997 (p.28) as in the diagram, I asked Noah to make the next move for Black (move 11). His move coincided with the move from the book…