Thursday, September 14, 2006

This blog is moving!

This is the 53rd post on this blog and it will be the last under this address. I decided to move the Getting Into Chess blog to my new chess website, Originally, I used only to host my small collection of annotated games and to experiment with content management systems (CMS). However, the more I learnt about CMS and particularly Joomla!, the more I liked it. CMSs are a bit like various blog services like Blogger: content is created and edited with simple web forms and not much knowledge about programming is needed to produce nicely formatted webpages, although the content is stored in a database and the webpages are dynamically generated. In contrast to pure blog platforms, however, Joomla! is extremely flexible and allows to create more complex websites. Therefore, I decided to take this experiment public and move this blog to its new home.

Please update your bookmarks to point to, and if you are running a blog or website yourself and link here, I would appreciate if you could also change the links in your blogroll - thanks!. All old posts have been copied to the new site, but I will not delete the old blog posts here to avoid breaking links to old articles. New material will be posted exclusively at, though. I assembled a link page with the links from the blogroll of this blog and a few more. I hope that I transferred everything correctly, if not, please get in touch with me and let me know.

The RSS feed hosted by Feedburner will continue to work. However, if you belong to one of the very few people who subscribed to my RSS feed before I started using Feedburner in April, you will have to update the feed's address by clicking here and following the instructions to subscribe to the new newsfeed.

Finally, I'd like to thank all visitors of this blog, particularly those who left all the insightful comments - I learnt a lot from you! (Unfortunately, I did not find a way [yet] to move the comments to the new site)

Friday, September 08, 2006

From the news: a brief history of cheating in chess

After the cheating scandal at July's World Open in Philadelphia the chess blogosphere and even mainstream news media were full of reports on cheating in chess tournaments (too bad that bad news always gain more attention than good news). The Sun Star just published an interesting article on the topic giving a brief history of cheating and some pretty funny cheating accusations involving yogurt at chess tournaments.