Monday, February 28, 2011

Last call for Chess Carnival the Third

Submit by the end of March 1 (tomorrow) if there is anything that you feel should be included in the Third Chess Improvement Carnival, hosted by Blunderprone (call for submissions is here).

Also, we need volunteers to host future editions. If you want the carnival to continue, and want traffic at your site, give it a shot! It's just a matter of posting links to the content that people send in that month.


Anonymous Liquid Egg Product said...

Seriously, if no one is going to pick up April, I will. And the chess world will probably regret it.

Thanks for getting the ball rolling on all this!

3/09/2011 05:26:00 PM  
Blogger Heuristical said...

Dear Eric, you have done a reMarkable job. In the end, as WB Yeats said, Things Fall Apart, The Center Does Not Hold.

Which leading bloggers in the English Speaking World have lasted? Himm, tell me?

It takes energy, REAL energy.

For what? Improvement? Ego? reCogniton? Delight? Search? Communities of knowledge?

Temposchlucker has lost his luster, once mighty, like an oak. Burning Castles by Wormwood too sporadic. Me, chess improvement subsumed by the deep pull of joblessness and now the selfless effort to lift the West Orange Chess Club up to it level of excellence. The Kennelworthian, indicative of a great club but a tired blog. The Boyleston Chess Club, the best of breed blog, but who is there now?

What do you want, and what are you trying to do???????? Where is your chess?

And how, if at all, can ANY of us not fail to make, thus, blogging less important than deep study of tactics, endgames, classics, and planning?

I gave up blogging, by any measure, when I understood A. that I did not need the attention, and B. as a natural conSeqence of that, that I had ALREADY met many amazing persons already.

in the end, even Michale de Maza, is it his name, ever in his preternatural MIT perspicacity, had left chess, for SCRUM consulting??? He did that.

The Zen master grabs the best student by the throat (we do not know, 900 years latter, Koan or not) whether this is approchrophal or real, but whatever it is, it is now time for you.

Who are you? What is chess for you.

Chess is discomfort, really.

I had a 2:45 minute game versus a truly strong unrated, the worst combination--loose great ELO if you loose, and win close to nothing if you win, minimal risk-reward ration, and I tell you our good Eric, aks BDK, that i am not mentally spent, but physically drained.

As my guru Joy always said, enlightenment is embody in the physical.

Love to all being, dk

3/10/2011 01:26:00 AM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Chess is below science and family right now, so basically a few blitz games before bed, plus the chess improvement carnival I started because it seemed the community was flagging (though it seems to have been resuscitated recently).

I.e., no serious improvement on my part, just fun and relaxation.

LEP, that is great I was worried! I will email you.

3/10/2011 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger Heuristical said...

I feel like the Grinch that stole Christmas.

But seriously, you are all the entire Occidental chess Bloggesphere has left, so glad you keep at it BDK!

Thank you, Best, dk

3/10/2011 12:07:00 PM  

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