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The brilliant Rick Andreoli Montreal was a friend of my fathers and I can remember when I was growing up that they would be often stuck to the chess board. My father would often be cursing and that is because, as I later learned, Rick was an incredibly high level player. In fact Rick was kind enough to give me a few lessons when I was growing up and whilst I can play well, I am nowhere near the level of this guy, he really is brilliant. If you look at a player who s playing at around the 2,000…

Gambling many years ago became a part of the enjoyment of human life. One of the first ways to gamble was a game of dice, which is described in the ancient Indian story “Mahabharata”. The dice were made fo bones and it is said that an unnamed and probably embarrassed Indian prince lost a game of bones to his wife. In ancient Europe, there were countires and cities where gambling was forbidden. One of these was Sparta where there was a stiff penalty if you gambled. In other Greek cities however, gambling was almost revered, and Kings and royalty did…

Do you have dreams of one day becoming a writer? If so then you may have found yourself discouraged by the times in which we live, where just about everyone with an internet connection is able to become an author in their own right. It is true that it is more challenging in the modern age to become a writer but the old adage very much remains, if you are good enough, you will make it.  Something which many young writers are seemingly unaware of is the many places where writing can take you to, beyond simply books or journals.…

For any parents out there who are having a tough time thinking up things to do for your kids we have a couple of suggestions here which may just help you out. This is off course a strange time for us all and my  heart goes out to parents who are trying to work and entertain their kids 24/7 at the same time. In line with  our partners at the brilliant PLAY Preschool we have some simple suggestions here for what you could be doing with the kids, if you’ve already done them then fear not, we’ll be updating this…

The range of slot games that online casino enthusiasts have access to these days is phenomenal, and there many different kinds. It would be a difficult task to describe every variant of online slot game, however there are four evident categories of very popular casino slots. These can be described as video slots, classic slots, progressive slots and mega spins slots. Within each category, the variants extend further, providing very different games both functionally and aesthetically for players to enjoy. This is why many premium online casinos, such as Gold Rush Slots, offer large games catalogues which include a huge…