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Happy Friday Kibitzers! As always you should push the pawn. Kibitzing. The word immediately gets me thinking about chess. I used to play a bit ...
by palantir
Comment Count 73 comments on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 05:00 PM PDT with 49 Recommends
We humans love our metaphors. We think of political struggle in terms of waging wars and fighting battles. We think in terms of games like poker or chess. In particular, we hold chess in high esteem.
by Omir the Storyteller
Comment Count 39 comments on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 02:00 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
This is about the largest chess tournament in the world. The fifth installment of the K-12 Supernationals chess tournament is being held this weekend at the Gaylord Opryland Resort Hotel in ...
by otto
Comment Count 51 comments on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 01:04 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
Phiona is a brilliant, determined, hard-working and respectful teenage girl with an uncertain future. Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers describes her difficult path from street to competing in the ...
by wordmonkey
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 12:20 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
I publish a diary now and again to try to recruit players for our online Kossack chess team. Everyone is welcome to join. We don't care how good you are. We have some top players and then we have ...
by rmonroe
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 02:40 AM PST with 4 Recommends
I publish a diary now and again to try to recruit players for our online Kossack chess team. Everyone is welcome to join. We don't care how good you are. We have some top players and then we have ...
by rmonroe
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 03:04 AM PST with 7 Recommends
How to do we strategize our Progressive victories? We do so by understanding ONCE AND FOR ALL: GOP politicians DO NOT BELIEVE IN THEIR CAUSES! It's all a game of chess. Let me explain....
by liquidstoke
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 01:11 PM PST with 0 Recommends
Not too long ago I read a diary that claimed Pres. Obama was playing chess while the Republicans were playing checkers. Not only was Pres. Obama playing the game, but, he was winning. I jokingly ...
by LWelsch
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 02:39 AM PST with 7 Recommends
I love history. I wargame the American Civil War with 15mm metal soldiers that I hand painted myself. I have also wargamed ancient Romans vs Gauls, 19th century British Army vs Zulus, and World ...
by rmonroe
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 05:27 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Who doesn't love a good metaphor? A metaphor can take a drab or difficult subject, and turn it into something compelling and relatable. So it is with strategic political decision making - ...
by MPociask
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 11:16 AM PST with 3 Recommends
I publish a diary now and again to try to recruit players for our online Kossack chess team. Everyone is welcome to join. http://www.chess.com/groups/home/kossacks Our team has played 21 matches ...
by rmonroe
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 08:16 AM PST with 7 Recommends
This isn't chess. It's not checkers. It is people's lives we are talking about. The GOP is making their hostage taking nihilism the new normal. Republican threats amount to destroying the ...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 713 comments on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 11:37 AM PST with 573 Recommends
There may be logical reasons why Obama deliberately underplayed this. For one thing, it defeats the Hannity "uppity" premise. For another, it activates us -- his base. For another, since the ...
by jginnane
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 12:45 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I publish a diary now and again to try to recruit players for our online Kossack chess team. Everyone is welcome to join. http://www.chess.com/groups/home/kossacks Our team has played 21 matches and ...
by rmonroe
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 11:05 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
The great lady of the English stage...and the Broadway stage too.
by Youffraita
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Jul 02, 2012 at 05:00 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Today, we will pack the family into the car. We don't have a dog, so there is no worry about where the dog will ride. We used to have turtles, but they only got in the car when it was time to go ...
by otto
Comment Count 31 comments on Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 07:39 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
I am a chess player. In mid-June, I will conclude my three-year tenure as my high school's chess club's president and the chess team captain for both years of its existence. Chess seems to be feared ...
by hagagaga
Comment Count 42 comments on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 09:18 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Manyfof you know that Peter Thiel is bankrolling Ron Paul's candidacy. If not, catch up here. I can't really tell you how to stop this, but I can offer some insight. I don't agree with tose who say ...
by MakeChessNotWar
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Feb 26, 2012 at 05:20 PM PST with 1 Recommend
You may know that there is a Kossacks chess team active on chess.com. This diary is a collaborative documentation by two members of the team, OkieLawyer and rhutcheson, of a recent game in which ...
by rhutcheson
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 11:34 AM PST with 5 Recommends
This diary is just a reminder that a group of chess-playing Kossacks is active on chess.com.
by rhutcheson
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 05:49 PM PST with 8 Recommends