• Chess,  Various

    Café Finance Chess

    Hi there! If you are interested in Finance and/or Chess, you can join my initiative on lichess.org to play friendly chess. It takes place every Saturday at 10:00 am (Central European Time) and currently open to anyone. There are no fees and no rewards. We are just playing for fun and therefore matches will not be rated. If you are too strong for us, you can still join. However then we expect you give us some post match analysis, so we learn from our mistakes and improve ourselves. You can find our tournaments under Café Finans Satranç Arena. My user name at lichess is FriedrichWeber and you can also join…

  • Chess

    Chess – Performans 2020

    Classic Bugün ekonomi ve finans dışında; uzun süredir ihmal ettiğim, satranç alanında bir durum değerlendirmesi yaptım. Her ne kadar yatırım anlayışım ve satranç için ortak noktalar olsa da bence bu ikisi arasında farklılıklar çok daha fazla. Zaten yazının finans işlemlerimle benzerlik taşıdığı tek yönü; dönem başı plan ile dönem sonu performans karşılaştırması. Bakalım 2019/2020 Satranç Sezonu benin için nasıl geçmiş. Bundan yaklaşık bir yıl önce yayımladığım Road to 2.000 başlıklı yazımda iddialı bir hedef koymuş ve buna ulaşmak için detaylı bir program oluşturmuştum. Bu kapsamda okuduğum kitaplar arasından beğendiklerimi de yine internet sitemde tanıtmıştım. Bugün geride kalan sezonun ve yaptığım resmî maçların puanlarıma yansımasına bakacağım. Buna göre de sorunları tespit…

  • Book Reviews,  Chess

    The Science of Strategy

    After the last Grenke Chess Tournament I have analysed my games and among many others, I have detected two problematic areas to improve: The first one was on pawn structures and the latter on calculation of variations. As it is sometimes best to return to the beginning, I have read Hans Kmoch’s Pawn Power in Chess, which is very elementary in context, but highly advanced in technique. When it comes to calculation of variations, I have realised that the problem not only lies on the lack of knowledge, but also in the way we think. So I have applied the principles of behavioural finance to chess through Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking,…

  • Book Reviews,  Chess

    Pawn Power in Chess

    After the last Grenke Chess Tournament I have analysed my games and among many others, I have detected two problematic areas to improve: The first one was on pawn structures and the latter on calculation of variations. As it is sometimes best to return to the beginning, I have read Hans Kmoch’s Pawn Power in Chess, which is very elementary in context, but highly advanced in technique. When it comes to calculation of variations, I have realised that the problem not only lies on the lack of knowledge, but also in the way we think. So I have applied the principles of behavioural finance to chess through Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking,…

  • Chess

    Chess Tournament 8

    GRENKE Chess Open 2020 As being the major open chess tournament in Europe, GRENKE Chess Open has an important place for me and the challenge is now out there! In addition to playing at the same venue with the World Chess Champions and other top class players, quality of the tournament – from opponents to materials and conditions – is unparalleled. This year it will be held for the fifth consecutive time and I am glad to participate previous ones and getting ready for the 2020. You can find my comments, observations and experiences from the first hand on the last event as well as the current tournament here on…