I don’t recall exactly how I learned to move the chess pieces. Given that I lived in a small suburb of Boston in the late 1970s, I’m sure it was from reading a book in the local library. Around the time I was in fifth grade, my dad saw something in the newspaper about a [...]
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Just thought I would share some random musings on various chess apps I’ve used for the iPhone. I have an iPhone 3G running OS 3.1.3 (the upgrade to iOS 4.x slowed down the phone too much), which somewhat limits me as some of the apps are only compatible with iOS 4.x.
I’ve started playing Chess with Friends on the iPhone. While the user interface is not the greatest in terms of finding opponents, etc., it works well if you already have chess friends with iPhones. I played a lot of tournaments over twenty years ago, but I “retired” due to other commitments. Now that online play [...]
I’m looking for ways to play “turn-based” correspondence-style chess that I can play from my iPhone. My idea is to play a slow-paced game with friends, making moves at my convenience during “dead time” such as waiting in line. The ones I have found are the following:
Here’s another old chess game for your enjoyment! Following the “post-game recap”, a friend had given a copy of the scoresheet to Jack Peters (yes, that Jack Peters), and he annotated it for the weekly LA Times chess column! Unfortunately (for me), some major international tournament had just finished at the same time, and my [...]
I found the Embed Chessboard plugin for WordPress and figured that would be a good excuse to move a couple of my old chess games from my old HTML pages over to here on the blog. (For some reason I was originally having problems with version 1.0.6 which was released today, so I reverted to [...]