Rapid chess tournament at the Brúixola

A group of chess enthusiasts gathered for a rapid chess tournament at the local Bar tucked behind the Mediterrani Urbanización of Cambrils. We were about 20 participants with all levels including beginners, young and older experienced club players, to Grand Master. The winner took home the Spanish Ham. This being my first chess tournament, I … Read more

Cambrils Xmas Charity Match

The Cambrils Chess Club organized a Marathon Charity match during the Christmas break. Between 40 to 50 people attended the event at the Nou Espantall bar, of all age groups and with a healthy mix of genders too. The standards of play varied equally from earnest beginner, through keen club players, to chess masters. For … Read more

Moving to online chess

There I was, just beginning to get a grip on the regular weekend matches in the Catalan chess league. Not that I mean I was winning more, just that I was becoming used to the idea of playing a game within a one and a half hour time-frame. I’ve played a few games of chess … Read more

Remote perl developers amid the CoViD-19

We’re in the middle of a *global* pandemic with the coronavirus running riot around the world. Most countries have implemented some form of “lockdown”, forbidding their citizens to gather in large numbers, or congregate together. There was a time when self-satisfied westerners looked askance at the Chinese tourists wandering around European cities with their face … Read more