Saturday, October 29, 2011

Chess Typesetting with LaTeX

So, I've spent a good part of my night typesetting chess. Yes - a ridiculously wonderful waste of time and energy one might say. Alas! I have created a wonderful product of typesetting (non)-mastery - behold:

Springergabel Typesetting Test Layout

Friday, October 28, 2011

Welcome to Springergabel

I'm going to keep this post short, as I don't have too much time to get into many details. This blog's purpose is three-fold:

  1. Chart my progress and learning as an individual player.
  2. Serve as a resource to other chess players looking to improve their play.
  3. Provide a medium, through which guest editors of all levels can express their ideas, tips, and, most importantly, passion for the game of Chess.
Why the name Springergabel? First off, the name Zugzwang was already taken (damn)! Due to the fact that I live in Germany now (born in the States), I wanted a cool sounding German chess term for the site. The next best thing I could think of was Springergabel - translated as "knight-fork" - a very powerful chess tactic indeed! A fitting title, no?