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Title: FIDE World Chess Championship 2012
Post by: Vortex on May 22, 2012, 03:30:00 AM
World champion Viswanathan Anand of India vs Challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel

Here, you can follow the games :

http://www.anand-gelfand.com
Title: Re: FIDE World Chess Championship 2012
Post by: dedndave on May 22, 2012, 04:07:46 AM
didn't know you were into chess, Erol   :P
i was into it about 30 years ago
USCF ~1600
Title: Re: FIDE World Chess Championship 2012
Post by: Vortex on May 22, 2012, 04:19:53 AM
Hi Dave,

Chess, the combination of art and science is a very nice game teaching how think analytically powered by strategy and tactics. While I am a modest hobby player, I try to follow the latest chess events on the net.
Title: Re: FIDE World Chess Championship 2012
Post by: dedndave on May 22, 2012, 05:04:39 AM
like i say - i was ~1600 - lol
i am so out of practice now, i'd be lucky to make 1200   :P
Title: Re: FIDE World Chess Championship 2012
Post by: hutch-- on May 22, 2012, 11:27:44 AM
My young brother was a chess fanatic when he was younger where I finally don't have enough patience for it. Years ago when I played a little chess I always ended up playing deviations of the Cicilian defence with varying degrees of success.
Title: Re: FIDE World Chess Championship 2012
Post by: dedndave on May 22, 2012, 07:38:08 PM
when you raise children, you have to give them a sense of moral direction, of course
that may mean sending them to a church you don't even believe in - lol

you have to educate them - send them to school, of course

teaching them chess will give them a handle on certain aspects of life that aren't covered in church or school
besides the obvious strategy and thought processes, it can teach them:
always have a plan/plan ahead - even a bad plan can be better than no plan at all
actions have consequences - it's like Newton's law extended to everyday life
self-confidence - choose a direction and go with it - no matter the outcome, you did what looked right
learn from your mistakes - you will learn much more from losing a game than winning one
Title: Re: FIDE World Chess Championship 2012
Post by: dedndave on May 22, 2012, 08:48:25 PM
...and, if they learn it from me, one more thing...

misdirection isn't just for magicians   :biggrin:
i have won more than one tournament game by making my opponent question one side of the board when my mistake was on the other   :t