World-class chess is largely a celebration of great moves (Topalov-Shirov: 47…Bh3!!!). For most of us, though, it’s a series of decent moves punctuated by total stinkers. Boldi (1750) – Slater (2130). Here I found a powerful calculation: 21…Qf6 22.Rf3 Qxd4! 23.Qxd4 Re1+!! winning the queen on d4! [Psst: Derek, you gave up your queen too. So you’re … More Howlers

An accidental time capsule

Some boxes have remained unopened since we moved from Massachusetts in 2013… The top cover features art from Red Nose Studio. He creates those little miniature scenes and then photographs them. The second photo shows The Image Issue, for which Lew McCreary wrote cover lines in the style of Cosmopolitan. We did get at least 1 … More An accidental time capsule