Journal of a Programmer
Short notes and essays about stuff that interests me (mostly technical stuff).
Friday, November 16, 2018
Carlsen-Caruana game 6: 0.5-0.5
The match is half over, and it's tied, 3-3. But today's game was full of drama! (As 538 put it, Chess World rattled as someone nea...
Thursday, November 15, 2018
It's not just a game ...
... it's a world of individuals, going about their daily routines, doing their chores, going shopping, cooking dinner, ... .
Carlsen-Caruana game 5: 0.5-0.5
OK, OK, I know: another draw. And only 33 moves, no less: the shortest game of the match to date. But this one was FUN ! Caruana, with t...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Carlsen-Caruana game 4: 0.5-0.5
Do you sense a bit of a storyline growing? 4 games, 4 drawn results. In this game, Carlsen had the white pieces, and opened c4 (the &quo...
Monday, November 12, 2018
A Version of the Truth: a very short review
Somehow, up to the top of my stack of books came A Version of the Truth . The heroine of this romance novel, Cassie, is a bird lover who w...
Carlsen-Caruana game 3: 0.5-0.5
Game 3 started out like game 1, at least for the first 5 moves, then Caruana varied slightly and the remainder of the game was very differe...
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Carlsen-Caruana game 2: 0.5-0.5
Game 2 was considerably quieter than game 1, and considerably shorter. Carlsen had the white pieces for game 2, and opened d4. It seemed ...
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