Chess is an old game, and didn't always used to look like
chess. So, last week we learned
about Shatranj, and tried to solve Dilaram's
mate (an old
Shatranj puzzle), and invite you to try playing Shatranj
"Games like this [Penrose-Botvinnik] (and there were plenty in this tournament) impressed on me that 'wanting to win' was perhaps more important than 'playing good moves'."
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