Monday, September 03, 2007


I haven't played chess in years, and was never very good, but...

Here's a cool video of some grandmasters playing "speed chess":

Here are some MT links:

MSU University Chess Club
Montana Chess

A bonus link: One night in Bangkok


Trish said...

Speed chess may be interesting for some folks, but I would lament that it is over way too soon. I Think it's important to slow down and take time to consider and savor savor each move.

big mike said...

According to Wikipedia, an average game of chess lasts up to an hour. And a tournament game can last 7 hours. I think you have to be very good (great) to savor a 7 hour game. The advantage of hour-long games (I would guess) is that you can rest for a bit, then play another game.

Trish said...

I would think an hour would be more than enough time to satisfy anyone's love of playing chess, especially if it were intimated that a second game may in the offing.

big mike said...

Let's play a game of backgammon first (5 to 30 minutes). Then, chess.

"Variety is the spice of life" as the cliche says.