A Year Goes By

Taking a solid look at the Gregorian calendar, which the western world has, mainly out of historical reasons, opted to use, it does not take a brilliant man to spot some shortcomings. Its months are ill arranged, and “September”, “October”, “November”, “December”, which literally mean 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, are actually numbered 9th, 10th, 11th, … More A Year Goes By

Random Chess Conquests

In our last statistical analysis of chess, we looked at the relative frequencies on which the different squares of the chessboard are stepped on, by any pieces. The games analyzed were carried out by masters and grandmasters, who exhibit remarkable intuition and control of the game. I speculate that the distribution amongst amateur players and … More Random Chess Conquests