Tim Krabbé's CHESS CURIOSITIES"The moment was still there when he had seen two boys playing chess,
and there had been an explosion of certainty that he wanted that too, forever,
whatever it would turn out to be."
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9 February 2016: The furthest position - Harry Goldsteen's amazing world record
30 September 2015: PSs to #396 (the Rxb2 mystery) and #382 (Hendriks, Wei and 12.Qg3)
14 September 2014: New discovery in the Rxb2 mystery: who played it, Sanz, Wojchiechowski - or Karlin?
28 August 2014: Dear Sinquefield Cup, could this nonsense about ´the strongest chess tournament in history´ please stop?
2 April 2014: Fischer Random, anyone?
27 January 2014: New Endgame Tables record: mate in 549 moves
22 January 2014: An obvious, hard to see breakthrough
18 December 2013: Carlsen castles
13 December 2013: Emmser Hesse
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The 110 Greatest Moves ever played My most frequently emmsed page MASTER JACOBSON Short story The sons of Babson All the Babson Tasks Diagram of the century Chess Query Language The Kuwait immortal Obsessions around an old gem Defending humanity's honor The continuing story of how computers can't play chess The Mother of all Forks The intricacies of a simple tactic The Horse Concoction For those who thought they knew what chess is A Breeze in the Sleepy Four Knight's Game The possibilities of 4.Nxe5 Striker grandmaster The two sports careers of Simen Agdestein A genius' bad luck Mitrofanov anticipated - and not quite rehabilitated Dream combination Promotion to Rook and Bishop in games Over 40 serious examples The ultimate blunder Resigning in winning positions Strangest coincidence ever - or hoax? The case of the Polish Rxb2 De Ronde - NN A Dutch immortal unearthed Migrating to the South Another Dutch chess vanishing. Alekhine's five Queen game Loman's move, Jan Timman, and the double Proke The discovery of the Saavedra - the original 1895 Weekly Citizen columns The messenger The Saavedra myth exposed and reinstated A love story with a diagram A walk with Garry Kasparov | Nederlandse versie Willi Schlage - the only unknown in chess to become immortal twice On Fischer Openings Theory: The Platypussy Trap The Intergalactic Chess Café The early days at ICC Stiller's Monsters or Perfection in Chess Dear Pitt Chess Club Please correct that mistake Pawn in reverse A romantic and witty Georgian endgame study Check! The consecutive checks construction task A Tragedy in Elista Disaster strikes in the match United Arab Emirates - Turkmenistan Two moves by Geller that I should have included in the 'Greatest Moves' Probleemjaren (Dutch; about my chess problems) Makruk Chess in Cambodia Open Chess Diary - part 1 20 April - 14 August 1999 Open Chess Diary - part 2 22 August - 3 December 1999 Open Chess Diary - part 3 8 December 1999 - 8 April 2000 Open Chess Diary - part 4 22 April - 3 December 2000 Open Chess Diary - part 5 7 December 2000 - 9 March 2001 Open Chess Diary - part 6 10 March - 30 May 2001 Open Chess Diary - part 7 9 June - 26 September 2001 Open Chess Diary - part 8 30 September 2001 - 10 January 2002 Open Chess Diary - part 9 24 January - 7 July 2002 Open Chess Diary - part 10 14 July 2002 - 19 January 2003 Open Chess Diary - part 11 30 January - 11 July 2003 Open Chess Diary - part 12 22 July 2003 - 25 February 2004 Open Chess Diary - part 13 25 March - 6 October 2004 Open Chess Diary - part 14 10 October 2004 - 23 March 2005 Open Chess Diary - part 15 3 April 2005 - 6 November 2005 Open Chess Diary - part 16 21 November 2005 - 1 August 2006 Open Chess Diary - part 17 6 August 2006 - 27 April 2007 Open Chess Diary - part 18 13 June 2007 - 13 October 2007 Open Chess Diary - part 19 16 October 2007 - 2 May 2008 Chess quotes Comments, suggestions, questions Bio- & bibliography
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