When completed, this section will offer annotated games, chess lessons, some opening theory, a few political issues, assorted trivia and perhaps some chess world news. If we become particularly ambitious, Quixote's Horse may even offer an annotation service for club strength players for a modest fee. Check back occasionally for updates.
Quixote's Horse has updated the annotated games by adding a graphic PGN reader to the site. Not only can the games be played over with annotations, but the widget also offers a button that connects to an online analysis engine provided by ChessBase. The engine's output appears beneath the board. Last but not least, the download button will provide the game with the Quixote's Horse notes for saving to your computer.
Quixote's Horse has taught students on and off for approximately 40 years. This section will feature some of the material used in a few of those sessions.
Here you will find some intermediate level theory on a few openings that have interested me over the years. Of particular interest might be a multi-part look at a structure based opening that can be played against virtually anything and is actually becoming quite trendy among even the top Grandmasters.
There seems to be controversy just about everywhere one looks these days. Of course chess is no exception. Canadian visitors might be particularly interested in the ethics based disgrace that eventually prompted yours truly to boycott our national chess federation and the Kingston Chess Club. Stay tuned - we will name names and offer more than sufficient documentation. This stain on Canadian chess needs to be finally exposed.
News, Offers and Misc.
Here you will eventually find any chess related material that did not fit into the other sections. One of the projects in the works is a .pdf of annotated games including historical context that has been assigned a working title of 'Tales from the Attic (and other shortcuts). It will not rival Bobby Fischer's '60 Memorable Games' of course but perhaps it will be of some interest to other club players who may have once dreamed of that GM or Master title until life somehow managed to get in the way. For example - there was the time that I was playing on first board in an Ontario tournament with an all expenses paid trip to Amsterdam and lessons from the world's elite up for grabs ... and I was winning! That was a memory that one does not soon forget. :-) Keep dropping by. I may finish that book yet.