I suggest for maximum enjoyment you play the song below and open the links in new tabs...it really is a wonderful world, that has such people in't!
For instance, GM Nigel Davies. Love his books and his blog, The Chess Improver.
Intermezzo from Hebden Bridge nominated:
Best Blog, Best Moves!
"I simply can't see past Tim Krabbe's amazing "Chess Curiosities". It's the benchmark for any chess blog in my view and his 101 Greatest Chess Moves is still the daddy!"
"From the Hebden Bridge Chess Club site and my own blog I would pick the following:
Most Popular Post
Statistically our best ever post was Lenin vs Hitler: Who Won? This post has spawned a series of spin offs and I was recently amazed to find that the game featured in this post has been put on You Tube badged as the genuine article. The internet is a wonderful place!
I wish I could always produce posts like this one about visualization Don't Look Now with interesting content gathered from across the internet and served up with my own perspective. Sadly time rarely permits such strenuous efforts!
Not many candidates here! I still have a spot for this ancient game. I've certainly not played many better in the intervening years. Bit of a sad indictment really." (make sure and check this game out, it's a blast! RP)
Fabror the Guru: "I would like to contribute in my humble ways": The Act of Learning
|Tommyg's tournament coffee cup|
Tommyg of The Prodigal Pawn is an expert musician and teacher, and he got that way the same way one gets better at chess. PRACTICE! So we appreciate his perspective on chess improvement, as in Chess: A Fresh Perspective
He also came through with:
The difference between Practicing Chess Tactics and Practicing the Application of Chess Tactics, some software reviews and the WORST advice I ever received about chess openings!
"And without a doubt one of my favorite games I have ever played": Another ICC Win!! A Lesson Learned from Capablanca!
NM Dana (Mackenzie) Blogs Chess submitted as his best posts: Jerry Hanken on Reshevsky vs. Fischer, "A little-known piece of chess history from the Fischer-Reshevsky match, which I heard from Jerry Hanken."
Pruess Parties Like It's 1899, "A great game from IM David Pruess, played in true 1800s style."
Adventures of Rabin (NM) gave us as his five favorites:
Chess Adventures in Vietnam (published by the USCF)
Chess Struggles in Amish Land (Sturbridge torunament)
Boylston Quads Today
Liberty Bell Open/Back to Brandeis
National Chess Day (Boylston Chess Club Piece)
Rolling Pawns - "Here is my contribution":
Playing Home Game
Actually, Rolling Pawns has published many, many interesting games on his site and you should look some more of them over.
|James Stripes in an earlier career.|
Chess Skills by James Stripes - James writes, "I'm fond of Pillsbury's Mate (a piece of history that Edward Winter found worthy of mention is his notes)."
Chessmaster vs. Fritz: Analysis ("a clear comparison of the analysis features of two popular computer programs").
Chess on the iPad ("my most popular post: over 12,000 page views")
Best of the Best: Chess Informant Reader's Contest ("my list of the ten best games since 1966--submitted in a contest that won me $800 worth of CI disks")
Five sites well worth your perusal whose authors didn't submit any particular posts (or perhaps never heard of this madness:
Steve Giddins' Chess Blog
From Patzer to Master
The Awsomeness that is Blunderprone! (See his sidebar "popular posts" for a start)
I originally found Mark Weeks as the chess guy at about.com. He used to do a monthly blog digest there and was kind enough to link this blog several times and that really helped increase readership. In 2008, for whatever reason, Mark and that site parted company and he began blogging at Chess For All Ages. If I may say, about.com blew it! He also does the World Chess Championship Blog and Chess960 (FRC). Mark has spent quite a bit of time archiving his hundreds of articles from About here.
As far as his blogs go, he chose for this collection to gather the three posts from his three blogs and link them at My Most Popular Posts. You, the reader, can take it from there. Mark Weeks has produced enough quality chess reading to fill several books and I hope you enjoy just browsing around his sites.