Every Sunday from 15:00 onwards we play Chess in Shanghai at Oscar's
Bar - since 2009. Fot joining the chessclub in Shanghai, pls check
out our site:
Shanghai Chess Club
Playing chess in Beijing. Don't know if there is still chess in Beijing
chess venue. Zi Shi Yuan Restaurant tel.84002215, located on No. 139
Drum Tower East Str. (Gulou Dong Dajie) or contact Illian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Me playing the Bulgarian Emil - the best player in Beijing.
Some say the best in China at John Bull.
Chad playing Emil.
Stephen, Emil, Chad, Randolf, Mark & Stephane at the Hidden Tree,
old and gone San Li Tun South street.
We really are a friendly chess club
stephane at Souk
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by Dennis Breuker
Bangkok Open - Pattaya
I learned to play chess as a kid. My level was pretty high until I
grew fonder of girls and drugs at age 12. I kind of picked up chess
again in my late twenties, but never was able to rise from the level
of mediocrity or come close to my earlier level - so I quit
again until I reached my forties. Its my personal aim to play
gambits (give a pawn away in order to develop quicker) in every opening
to avoid boring games. Although I heard some people who play very
attractive might have a boring life and visa versa - so sometimes
I play a boring game in order to make my life more interesting. Since
1994 Im also into playing Chinese chess. The game has different
pieces and rules, but the goal is the same checkmate the other
king. Although in Chinese chess its called a general, whilst
its actually an emperor. This happened to be like this during
one of Chinas many dynasties in which Chinese chess was forbidden,
coz the emperor said there is only one emperor and thats me!
Everybody who plays chess is a rebel and should accordingly be decapitated
hence the renaming in general by his successor and the present
day big population of China. More recently Im trying to learn
Go or WeiQi. This game has the easiest rules but the hardest strategies
and techniques. Its played on the crossings of a 19 by 19 board
using only black and white stones not to be mistaken with candies.
Somebody brought over Japanese chess one night which was very interesting
either, don't know all the rules though.
aim is to get an official Chess Elo-rating of about 2000 or anything
higher then my good old friend from Holland, Dennis Breuker.