From Atlanta, GA, Nasmichael loves to play and to study this royal game, likes other games of logic including mancala and shogi, and as of May 2005 is intrigued by chess variants including Transcendental Chess and Gothic Chess. Improving board vision is the primary goal. Also he is working with chesskids locally to improve their understanding of and expand their love of the game and its history.
Speaking of history, give some time to the page of Historical Championship games at Steinitz - Zukertort World Championship Match (1886), and see some of the other great matches of old as they are posted.
Chess variant fan? Take a look at King's Corps Chess at www.chessvariants.com/dpieces.dir/sentinelchess.-
html and play the computer at www.pathguy.com/chess/Sentinel.htm
(For 2006) Thanks to User: takking for compiling the collection of games from Game Collection: GM RAM Game Selection ; Rashid Ziyatdinov, in his compilation of games, wants others to have the 'chess vocabulary' to expand her/his own gameplay. I value the challenge for my own understanding, and the concepts that can be discovered from these games from history are beyond value. Take a look at the inside cover and text: http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/093... .
(For Spring 2007) I am appreciative of the collection Game Collection: hans bouwmeesters 100 briljante partijen
--for good insight into some chess progressions look here to this collection by User: i.abderrahim. Many thanks.
October 2007. Comment on education in general:
"The profit of education is the ability it gives to discriminate, to make distinctions that penetrate below the surface. One may not be able to lay hold of the realities beneath the froth and foam, but at least one who is educated does not take the latter to be the realities; one knows that there is a difference between sound and sense, between what is emphatic and what is distinctive, between what is conspicuous and what is important." -- John Dewey
(for 2008) I am glad to work with so many good folks in promoting chess. Focus now for me is on the power of endgame study. If students can see how valuable review of some great master games (says IM Angus Dunnington) will be to their understanding, they would be eager to sit down and work through some ideas.
(Jan 29 2010, Friday) I am playing with http:www.TeamLeague.org in games with 45 45 time control--45 min. per side, with 45 sec. per move. The games are very civil, and the players really want to improve their chess. I like the community, and in addition to my friends at ŞahMat in Beyazit Mahallesi I get the chance to see some good games. Play a game with a chessfriend today; expand your chess mind.