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Published: 2012/04/04

Joan Osborne and James Maddox at City Winery

On March 28 Joan Osborne and James Maddox shared a bill at City Winery. Here are Vernon Webb’s images from the evening.


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Adrein April 22, 2012, 14:57:59

1. I wish to know what the right balance (in terms of time spent) bwteeen over the board play (tournaments) and study time for best chess improvement in young kids. Could you reflect it from your childhood as in how many tournaments (games) did you play in a month until the time you became a master and then after upto IM and GM compared with amount of time spent studying and analyzing games. 2. In teaching kids chess is it best to have proper chess trainer at the very beginning so that they learn it the right way or whether this can be introduced once the kid reaches a particular level (if so what level). When did you first have a proper trainer?3. For those whose chess strength is bwteeen 1500 and 2200 and who seek to improve, what is the best way to utilize computer (specifically computer engines) for analyzing your own games? Is it better to first analyze them yourself manually and make notes and then check with the computer? Is it detrimental if you just run the computer first and let it tell you what mistakes you made. In what way did you most benefit from chess engines when you were developing your chess?4. Did you have a smooth rise in your ELO right from the start of your chess career? Which rating mark (was it 1800, 2000, 2200 etc. ) was the toughest to cross and what special efforts were required?

Guu April 24, 2012, 00:44:26

Das unterstreicht ffcr mich wideer, dass Fischer nicht einer der genialsten, sondern einer der spezialisiertesten Denker war.Da finde ich Menschen wie Emanuel Lasker, Mark Taimanov, Simen Agdestein oder John Nunn, die jeweils auf mehreren Gebieten Grodfartiges geleistet haben, wesentlich beeindruckender.

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