The Army and Games

  The Army and Games:   • The Army is spending almost $13,000 on board and card games. Specifically, the Pentagon is purchasing 200 copies of the Trivial Pursuit board game, 230 cribbage board sets, 300 checkers and chess games (but instructions insist that the boards may not contain backgammon),… Continue reading

TATA Steel 2015 / Round 13 – Final

  Magnus Carlsen wins the tournament.  By a half point – but against extremely strong opposition.   The three decisive games in the final round came from: Aronian (White) lost to Ding in a ferocious fighting King’s Indian. (Left Diagram) Caruana (White) lost to Vachier-Legrave in a Najdorf Sicilian. (Middle… Continue reading