Chess 2

I certainly don't think that chess has somehow become "boring," but that won't stop me from following this development with great interest: Chess is one of the most enduring games in the world. Is it time for a sequel? “Chess 1 was a big hit, no question there,” wrote game designer David Sirlin in a blog post …

Magnus Carlsen’s Got Game

And Joe Weisenthal examines exactly what kind of game Carlsen's got, calling it part of a modern trend that involves "building crushing, airtight, positional superiorities against their opponents, grinding them down and forcing a resignation. The chess is amazing, although frequently less of a high-wire act." Regarding the games that have occurred in the world championship …

Brainbuilding

For those among us who want to make sure that we remain sharp, there is bookreading, chess, Go, crosswords, exercise, and this. I played n-back games for a while a couple of years ago, and have fallen off the wagon. I need to get back on it.