Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Derek Slater is BACK! And (Perhaps) Me Too...

At Reassembler:

I think I will blog again here, and see what happens. Many an excellent conversation in the comments in years (strangely) gone by.
Almost exactly two years since i last posted.
It took us a long time to buy a house in California, and I changed not only jobs but professions—sort of. I’m sure I’ll belabor that point later.

Most of this applies to me, too, almost exactly. Amazing, perhaps we were separated at birth? Except his peak rating was 2150 and mine was 1825. If chess ability is around 50 percent genetic, as with so many other qualities and abilities, I guess that's within a reasonable range.

This almost has the feel of "Let's get the band back together!"

More to come...

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Recent Chess Improver Posts

Just for now. I am working on some projects in a different field these days and may or may not continue regular articles at Grandmaster Davies Chess Improver.

But here is "What have you done for me lately?":

An All-Round Role Model (Euwe may be a good example to follow)

Loving Chess Reality (Includes a hard-fought, annotated game of mine)

On Embracing the Suck (Buddhist concepts that apply to chess success. Get your Samadhi on, people!)

The Good Old Days!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

I'm Back (Yet Again)!

After a professional odyssey more strange than can be described using terms suitable for this (PG-rated) blog, I have begun writing for "pleasure" again. I've posted Fischer and You at GM Nigel Davies' The Chess Improver and will be coming through here at home with some original content in the next few days.


Thursday, January 03, 2013

Recent Chess Improver Columns

The Chess Human Condition

Best Games v. Own Games

Simple Meditation That Works

All at GM Nigel Davies' The Chess Improver.

I haven't written anything original here for some time, but that will change shortly when I start to publish my own games that (hopefully) contain some instructive points. Also, amusing ones...

The King of two crowns - lenticular clouds over Mt. Shasta, California.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Testing My Theories on Myself

I think you will find this of interest.

May have gotten a little out of sequence...