Posts Tagged ‘House of Staunton’

Anand-Topalov Game 5

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Game 5 of the World Chess Championship saw Anand repeating the Slav of game 3 as Black. He was the first to vary with 15…h5 versus the more modest …h6 of the third game.

It looked as though Anand was tempting and provoking Topalov to overpress the position, and he nearly succeeded before white was forced to take a draw by three-fold repetition. Overall a solid game by both combatants.

Tomorrow is the mid-way point of the match, and a little color shuffle now has Topalov facing two black’s in a row a point down.

Staunton Chess Set Is Here!

Monday, February 16th, 2009

So, that Staunton chess set I won from the House of Staunton through the ICC has arrived, and I’m quite pleased. :)

First of all, it came very well packed. These pics really don’t do it justice, but you get the idea.


And here they are lined up for battle on a well-worn field.

(By the way, that’s Dangerous Weapons: 1.e4 e5 by John Emms, Glenn Flear, and Andrew Greet peeking out there.)

Jacob Aagaard – Soren Bech Hansen, Copenhagen 1994

And now they’re really going at it! The Attacking Manual Volume 1, by Jacob Aaagard, the winner of the above and one of my favorite chess authors, providing the marching orders.

The verdict? While I’m used to playing with a slightly larger set, these feel great. So, put away the database for a while, crack open a book, and push some real wood around again.

What a concept!  

House of Staunton Chess Set Winner

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

I’ve been keeping up with the Corus Chess Tournament on the ICC and especially their Game of the Day with its attendant trivia contest.

The games have been interesting, of course, but this post is just a quick celebration. You see, I won a House of Staunton chess set the other day.

I’ll let you know when it arrives. :)

Serious chess. Serious fun!