Chess comes with almost as many stereotypes (the nerd, the genius, the poorly adjusted savant) and cliches (the pawn, checkmate, knights and chivalry) as it does pieces. But director Rod Lansberry isn't interested in any of them.
Tomorrow, he and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will ... More >>
Bobby Fischer was one of the greatest chess players of all time, and he was also one of the craziest -- not that he didn't have competition on both counts. In fact, the history of chess reveals a long legacy of crazy-ass chess masters, a legacy Thorin Klosowski took a look at last week in his ... More >>
Fast Geek BoutiqueThe monthly transitional weekend is one of our favorite types of weekends. It's like you enter the weekend thinking to yourself, "Gee, April is great," and by the end of it you're like, "Shit, it's May already?" It's a bit jarring, really. While you're busy writing out those ... More >>
With The Simultaneous Chess Exhibition being hosted by Todd Bardwick in the Colorado Mills Mall this weekend, we've been thinking a lot about the weirdness that is chess dorks. While not exactly worthy of the cover of People, these often reclusive weirdos have been involved in their fair shar ... More >>
Robert Snyder had all the wrong moves.Chess masters are adept at manipulation, which is fine when it involves game pieces. But not when children are the ones being manipulated.
Like the ones unlucky enough to have been taught by Robert Snyder, who this week was sentenced in Larimer County Co ... More >>