If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What I wrote about endgames for another chess player.

The most important part of the game is the endgame. Too many chess players spend too much time studying openings when they should be spending virtually all their time studying the endgame. I recommend this book because it helped me know what moves to make in the opening and the middle game to be able to have an advantage in the endgame.
"Capablanca's Best Chess Endings: 60 Complete Games" by Irving Chernev
Chernev made the games interesting instead of tedious.
Also helping me improve my endgame skills is the free computer analysis of my games at Lichess.org which is the best place to play chess.
My favorite endgames have pawns on both sides. I have the bishop pair and my opponent has a bishop and a knight. Almost always I'm able to win this endgame even though the material is even. If my opponent in the opening or middle game exchanges his bishop for my knight I know I have a won game because the bishop pair is enough to win.

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