Category: The Story

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Chess

The Story: Part II

Together we create a story, and narrative themes such as attack and defense are both reduced and reduced to certain movements with certain pieces on certain squares, which we incorporate as stenographers, in our own arcana of algebraic notation.  The climax of a game’s story might be “Brutal counterattack!”,  But the record only reflects the…
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Schaak

The Story: Part I

Chess has been a source of friendship, refuge and growth since I was five, and I have been a grandmaster for twenty years.  The lifetime title is the highest awarded to chess players and is based on achieving three qualification standards at international events that often deliver top performances, combined with an international rating that…
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