Scaccarrium

The name of the theme used for this Drupal site is Scaccarium, designed by one BWPanda, to whom are due many thanks.  The word scaccarium comes from medieval Latin scaccarium 'chessboard', from scaccus, itself a derivation of the Persian shah ('king'). By another route, scaccarium led to the Old French word eschiquier, and from there to the
Exchequer, the Norman department of state dealing with the royal revenues, named the  from the chequered tablecloth on which accounts were kept by means of counters, and of which we still have a Chancellor in No.11. 

Chess Quotes

I have formulated a rule for myself which I call the principle of the worst piece:
"In positions of strategic manoeuvring (where time is not of decisive importance) seek the worst-placed piece. Activating that piece is often the most reliable way of improving your position as a whole."
— Mark DVORETSKY & Artur Yusupov, Positional Play [and see below!]