Some quick tidbits….
His historical match against IBM’s Deep Blue inspired me to get into chess!
I was in Philadelphia attending the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) conference when the first match was held in 1996. I was a computer science student at Allegheny College at the time. I remember tickets were about 10 dollars for students, but I was so broke, I couldn’t afford to go! I wish I had!
I am going to see “Chess: A Musical” tonight at the Arvada Center with my friend Paul Grimm.
I listened to “One Night in Bangkok” this morning to get in the mood
- Just added a cool new promotional video on my main page – let me know what you think!
Here is a copy of my Easter broadcast Chess Tactics Newsletter that I sent out in case you missed.
I include an “egg” I laid against Jeff Baffo at the Colorado Class tournament, where he sprung a neat “trap” with the Dunst Opening 1. Nc3! his pet opening, and I walked right into it!
- This is “Tim Brennan” week for Paul Anderson’s chess e-mail newsletter. You can read his newsletter here. Every year he does a “Tim Brennan” week, and I write a guest column. Paul writes a great chess e-mail newsletter, and I encourage you to sign up for it! (it’s free!)
- I was chatting with one of my customers, Matt Shannon, who makes really cool USB chess boards, and carves his own pieces from wood. Here is a beautiful pawn that he just designed and carved. Here is a cool video he made showing him playing on his board. Check out his very nicely designed website at: http://sishchess.blogspot.com/
- I watched the movie “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo this past weekend. I thought it was really cool that she was reading Bobby Fischer’s “My 60 Memorable Games” at the beginning of the movie.
- I just signed up to play “Fantasy Chess” at www.uschesschamps.com, which should be interesting. I have played Fantasy Football for years, and this is my second year playing Fantasy Baseball, but this is my first time doing Fantasy Chess It is free, and looks like it might be fun.