Nice piece by former World Champion of chess, Garry Kasparov about 8-year-old chess prodigy Tanitoluwa Adewumi and how to create more chess champions.
If you’ve watched my one second everyday video, you know that I’ve been playing quite a bit of chess lately. I’m excited to say that the activity level at the chess club in Lethbridge has been picking up and they’ve even secured two Grandmasters for an event next weekend.
Grandmaster Eric Hansen and GM Robin van Kampen will be in Lethbridge on Sunday, March 30, from 1:00 – 4:00, at the Galt Museum.
Eric has graciously volunteered to play as many players as we can muster. We will pack the house and have 25+ adult players and 10-15 juniors play him simultaneously.
The fee to play will be $10 for adults and free for junior players. All players are welcome!
See more details on the Lethbridge Chess Club’s page.
I broke down and decided to try Angry Birds on Google+. Most surprising was how I was immediately compelled to try and outdo my contacts’ high scores. It didn’t take long until I moved up into first place.
Here is my technique:
How many of the top 100 most common English words can you guess?
I got more than I expected with 72.
(via j-walkblog.com [http://j-walkblog.com/index.php?/weblog/posts/guess_100_words/])
Careful, World Wars is a great little flash game, similar to Risk, that may keep you coming back for more—it’s very addictive.
You’ve listened to backwards music, now check out Jump on Mushroom, a mind-bending video game that’s played in reverse. Trust me when I say, it’ll force you to rethink the way you learned to play Mario Bros.
I never read the instructions very carefully and didn’t figure this out until the level 1 (the last level): you can skip the rewind (or forward) sequences by hitting Esc. Good luck.
It’s a terrible time waster, but if you’re looking to kill your afternoon, try Whiteboard Tower Defense.
Warning: The following link leads to an extremely addicting flash game. Luckily there are only 20 levels and then you can go to sleep. At least, that’s what I did.