Blog Post #46: Chess Gems Galore from Thinkers Publishing!

Dear Readers,

The rapidly-growing collection of high-quality chess books from Thinkers Publishing (thinkerspublishing.com) includes very new works by International Grandmasters Alexey Dreev, Romain Edouard, Ivan Salgado Lopez, Daniel Fernandez and others, writing about diverse topics such as middlegame play, calculation training, gambit openings, and the combative yet solid and trustworthy Caro-Kann Defence. Continue reading “Blog Post #46: Chess Gems Galore from Thinkers Publishing!”

Blog Post #42: Happy Anniversary!

Dear Readers,

To a certain degree, the number 360 has been in my mind this week due to zooming round circles with some of my Maths students! Now today, I realise that it’s been 360 days since the previous birthday of my youngest brother-in-law who, many years ago, precisely on his 30th birthday, married my youngest sister. Continue reading “Blog Post #42: Happy Anniversary!”

Blog Post #41: We Can All Be Winners

Dear Readers,

Hello again, and welcome to my 41st blog post. With my first 40 posts, I happily started a tiny tree, and now to start off today I have a quick puzzle coming for you!

TINY TREE

Make a proper eight-letter English word using all the letters of TINY TREE. Continue reading “Blog Post #41: We Can All Be Winners”

Blog Post #37: Iedereen Is Belangrijk

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Two days ago, despite the icy weather conditions, it was a great pleasure for me to drive to Kortrijk Chess Club, where I met up with several friends whom I hadn’t seen for many years, as well as getting to begin numerous new friendships. Continue reading “Blog Post #37: Iedereen Is Belangrijk”

Blog Post #34: LOVING DAY

Dear Readers,

As my previous post was given on February 6, it was just slightly tempting from a mathematical point of view to wait until we had had February 7, 8, 9 and 10 before publishing Blog Post #34=7+8+9+10, but love will always be far more important than logic, and we should never wait until tomorrow to kindly offer the good that we could give today.

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