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Drapes and Pictures

Well this weekend rain was predicted so I decided it was time to hang a few more pictures and drapes. Our living room has 3 large windows on a 16 ft. 307 more words


It was a game of wits. The king had already lost his queen, but he had an entire entourage of knights and bishops. Which unknown pawn in his game will he choose for a queen this time? 1,412 more words

Short Stories

Close fought battle but Horfield B's luck eventually runs out (17/10/17)

On board 4, Horfield’s Jon Fisher with white got a strong position but misjudged a sacrifice (20. Rxf5??) to lose all his initiative and ultimately the game. 263 more words

Horfield D slowly start to climb Division 3 (17/10/17)

Another curate’s egg performance from the D team. Graham and Mike seemed always to have preferable and improving prospects but Lee was in an aggressive mood from the outset. 101 more words

Self-taught AI is best yet at strategy game Go : Nature News & Comment

Self-taught AI is best yet at strategy game Go : Nature News & Comment: http://www.nature.com/news/self-taught-ai-is-best-yet-at-strategy-game-go-1.22858

Reposting this, after a “cohort” in the politics forum I frequent linked it this past week. 295 more words


Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #472

Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”.
White to play and mate Black

Carlsson v Eberlein, Biel 1979
Not too hard today. 1 Rf8… 33 more words