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Scorched Earth

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

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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

Friday, March 26th, 2010

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 […]

The Wheat Problem

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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 […]

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