Chess in Humor II

Humor In Chess II by Dewain Barber and Ralph E. Bowman is a collection of funny chess anecdotes recently published.  The book is the second in the series.  The first in the series was the 2020 Chess Journalists Award Winner in the category of Self-Published Book.  The first book is available at Humor In Chess (Chess […]

On the Inordinate Number of Fischer-Sozin Najdorfs in That TV Series

      Mr. Shaibel was a horrible chess teacher, whose first lessons for Elizabeth Harmon used all 32 units. We don’t begin with 2x2x2x2x2, we begin with 2 + 2.       Despite Mr. Shaibel’s teachings, Harmon beat Burgov at the end, and they all lived happily ever after. Except for real-life chess teachers meeting parents who think their […]