Sunday, 13 July 2008

Making chess friends

I have had the pleasure of corresponding with many fellow chess players, both in the blogosphere and at specific chess sites, but today was the first time I actually got to meet one of them in the flesh.

Waldemar is from Amsterdam in the Netherlands and is currently visiting my country, Wales. He was kind enough to take time out of his holiday with his friend Erik to meet up with my wife and myself in Cardiff for a chat and a drink. He is a qualified chess teacher and it was fascinating to hear what he had to say about the game. If you are interested, then check out his Chessedelic blog!

It was great to be able to make a friend through chess, and it got me wondering how many other chess bloggers have met up as a result of first discovering one another online?

Tell me your stories... :)

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Moved home...

Hello world! Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated! My blog here has been dormant for a number of months, but I'm still posting semi-regularly at my blog which you can find here.

I also play correspondence games at and contribute regular news items. It's free to join, so if you're not already a member what are you waiting for? :)

If my ramblings are not frequent or hardcore enough to satisfy your chess urges, then try visiting, which is an excellent blog with improvement tips and video reviews of top chess games!

Also well worth a visit is GM Boris Alterman's blog which can be found here.

That's all for now, but watch out for more posts here - I might not abandon this blog completely after all!