Scorched Earth

Posted: October 22nd, 2010, by Lukas Andreas

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Scorched earth policy can be defined as “destroying anything that might be useful to the enemy while withdrawing from an area.” It is a gambit […]

Napoleon Bonaparte

Posted: March 26th, 2010, by Lukas Andreas

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte is one of modern history’s great enigmas. When reading about him, Bonaparte the chess player is also touched on briefly […]

Flying (Part II)

Posted: December 2nd, 2009, by Lukas Andreas

Watch Wingsuits In Action

Throughout the one hundred plus years of aviation history, accidents and fatalities have played an inevitable role. In the early years […]

Why Not Chess?

Posted: December 1st, 2009, by Lukas Andreas

Poker vs Chess

Nothing drives me crazier than the cliche reasons people use to explain why chess cannot appeal to the masses. Why is it that Joe Sixpack plays […]

Time To Play

Posted: November 26th, 2009, by Lukas Andreas

Watch Sayde Play The Ruy Lopez

Sayde is now 27 months old. Over the last couple of weeks we have been learning about ranks, files, and diagonals. I soon came to realize […]

It Happened In 1997

Posted: November 15th, 2009, by Lukas Andreas

Watch Roberto Carlos Freekick

A sharp report erupts as two pieces of hardened plastic clash together. A dull thud follows and one body disappears into another […]

Flying (Part I)

Posted: November 15th, 2009, by Lukas Andreas

Picture by Karin Shaw

Teaching another human being to fly is a great privilege and a serious responsibility. When a student learns how to fly, he  or she sits […]

The Wheat Problem

Posted: November 4th, 2009, by Lukas Andreas

The Wheat Problem

Chess is inextricably linked with Mathematics. Ibn Khallikān, an Arabic scholar was one of the first  to use the chess board in a math problem […]

“Escape”

Posted: October 18th, 2009, by Lukas Andreas

Persistence in the face of failure can be a hard fought battle against one’s inner state of being. A flush of adrenaline and a rise in blood pressure make it […]

The Pieces

Posted: October 13th, 2009, by Lukas Andreas

Watch Sayde Learning Chess

Learning to identify the different chess pieces, the board they stand on, and their individual roles, are the first steps to mastering the great game.

Stanley Kubrick

Posted: October 12th, 2009, by Lukas Andreas

Film Clip from

The great Stanley Kubrick is best known for the movies he directed, such as: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, Clockwork Orange […]

Dr. Feynman Explains

Posted: October 11th, 2009, by Lukas Andreas

One of the best known scientists of the 20th century, the physicist Richard Feinman, won a Nobel Prize for his theory on quantum electrodynamics.

Elegance Restored

Posted: October 2nd, 2009, by Lukas Andreas

Photo by Flickr User: Manuela~

A short exposé examining why so many chess websites have rudimentary “front-end” designs. Published on EzineArticles to promote My Chess Everyday.

Introducing Sayde

Posted: September 30th, 2009, by Lukas Andreas

Sayde's Audition Tape

On August 23rd, 2007 my whole world was turned upside down as my wife gave birth to our daughter Sayde. This fragile helpless being depended on us for her every need.

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