The chess-board is the world; the pieces are the phenomena of the Universe; the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient. But we also know, to our cost,that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance. 
 T. H. Huxley (1870) 

I found this wounderful seamless background on the net and just had to find an appropiate way to use it on my website. I recently bought a computer chess program to try and hone my skills and I have begun playing against my father via email. I thought people who are devotees of the game may find some interest in the games so I'm listing them on the net. Throughout the games I have placed board layouts at points I found particulary interesting. Games I am currently playing all end with a board layout of the current state of play. As yet I haven't played that many games, but I will put up more as I play them. If you would like to start playing chess with me via email send me a note.

Now about the little grid below. The date is the day that I began that particular game. The light coloured cells are when I was white and the dark when I was black. The cells where the date is flashing are the games that I won. The cells where the date is in bold are games I'm still in the middle of playing. And the other cells are the games that I lost or stalemated in. I think that's explained everything.

The Games
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5/3/04 7/3/04