Lots of Chess Will Shrink Your Brain!

Lots of Chess Will Shrink Your Brain!…………………… The idea that localised brain shrinkage isn’t necessarily bad is brought home wonderfully by a new brain scanning study of elite chess players. Jürgen Hänggi took structural MRI scans and diffusion tensor imaging scans of 20 male expert players (including three grandmasters and seven… Continue reading

THE ECONOMIST Sept 6-12th /The Long Game

THE ECONOMIST Sept 6-12th /The Long Game The sad reality is that Vladimir Putin is winning in Ukraine. The West must steel itself for a lengthy struggle       Sep 6th 2014                          IN HIS undeclared, unprovoked, grisly war in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin enjoys several telling advantages. Unlike the bickering Western leaders… Continue reading


When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead.. {Alice the pawn mates in 11} 1.Alice meets Red Queen. Red Queen to King’s Rook’s 4th2.Alice through Queen’s 3rd (by railway) to Queen’s 4thTweedledum and Tweedledee White Queen to Queen’s Bishop’s 4th (after shawl) 3. Alice meets White Queen (with shawl) White… Continue reading

Webster University’s Billboard

Webster University’s  Billboard: ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A tongue in cheek billboard has become an eye catching advertisement for Webster University this month.  The sign is posted along I-70 about ten miles east of a series of billboards promoting University of Missouri football.  This one celebrates Webster`s national championship chess… Continue reading