There is much debate over who is, or was, the greatest chess player in history. The chess federation FIDE has a finely calculated complex algorithm to check a players rating (sometime an ELO rating figure is quoted). This score is based on competitive games won, drawn or lost. Although a Grand Master may have the highest possible FIDE rating he or she may not be the best player of all time. A lot of has to do with the era in which they played in and the opponents available to them.
Going to the grocery store directly after the death of a loved one was one of the hardest things I have ever done. Hearing people laughing made me cringe; I wanted the world to stop for my pain. Standing in line and hearing a mom yell at their child; made me angry, didn’t they know how fragile life is?
It is always a good idea to know a little about the history of your chess sets. Every set has a story, particularly antique sets made by notable chess manufacturers. Not only does it make a great caption for your set but it also adds to the lore of your collection. People who aren’t into chess might be drawn into it due to your efforts to gather your collection’s history.
Cap*Rock Winery, located on the outskirts of Lubbock Texas, features 8 of their wines, red, white and blush, for complimentary tasting. The staff was helpful in giving you some information about each wine detailing its age, grape varietal and what flavors and aromas to expect. I highly recommend the Palo Duro Canyon White for a citrus crisp clean taste; it’s from a perfect blend of Chardonnay and Pinto Grigio. Also try out the Cabernet Sauvignon to enjoy a lightly sweet full bodied wine. If you are looking for something refreshing on hot summer’s day, pick up a bottle of their blush. Get your taste buds dancing with this fruity and lightly sweet full bodied wine and relax on a patio some where as you cool down. These three were our absolute personal favorites out of the 8 we tasted.
For the lovable teen, try the twilight saga Scene it, such as electronic Chess Company! And last but not least, for those who are just kids at heart, treat them to a football table, air hockey table, or marshmallow shooters to let them rip loose and have fun!
Sure nothing will replace typical entertainment items like swimming pools, trampolines, or horseshoes, but oversize toys and games are incredibly novel and quite uncommon. After all – that’s what we’re after, right? Lots of people know how to play chess, but how many have ever played at the scale of say rooks twelve inches tall? If you’re planning a backyard get together you’re guaranteed lots of interest and involvement with such an unusual item. In fact, you may find your guests playing it in teams!
Gifts are secondary to listening when tragedy strikes. But there is something about the power of a these tiny tokens that can alter the depth and damage a tragedy can render. Gifts don’t have to cost much to have lasting impact. A yogurt, a flower, a piece of used kitchen equipment, a smile, each of these is priceless to me because of the thought behind them.