Tag Archives: Jeremy Silman

Mating : the overtones as most important pieces on the chess board

The chess world is a fairly conservative culture;  open to women competing with men, yet strangely patriarchal in terms of history.   It is not gaming pe se, but rather considers itself a sport, or more precisely bigger than any description … Continue reading

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chess: Just a pawn in her game

Chess has a lot of metaphors associated with it. It given rise to passions that make Jimmy Connors or John McEnroe arguing over line calls seem positively benign. Chess pieces have been used as murder weapons and the clergy in … Continue reading

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enchanted chessmen: passion and mayhem

It is an Island, in the outer Hebrides, that has left behind a legacy of ghosts and spirits that centuries of  austere, harsh and sometimes reactionary Christianity have been helpless in extinguishing. They are called the Lewis Chessmen and their … Continue reading

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Finding bobby fisher: Back to Iceland?

Maybe the celebrated American chess champion knew something, a secret on the game he never disclosed. On the isle of Lewis on the outer fringe of the Northern Hebrides, the existence of giant chessmen does not go unnoticed. Here, as … Continue reading

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