Archive for category: Site News

Speedcubing Guide Update…and Feliks Zemdegs

22 May, 2011 (09:35) | Site News | By: James Yates

As I approach the final stages of the long-awaited Speed Cubing Guide, I came across this video featuring one of my favorite speed cubers, Feliks Zemdegs. Hailing from Australia, Feliks has set the bar for the speed cubing world with his lightning fast solves with a current best of 6.24 seconds at press time. You […]

I Own Jig-a-loo

5 April, 2009 (11:42) | Site News | By: James Yates

For those of you not “in the know”, Jig-a-loo is THE preferred spray-on lubricant used by Speed Cubers. What are Speed Cubers? Well, they are the entirely not-geeky individuals that have developed methods for solving the Rubik’s cube in a staggeringly fast manner, usually in less than 1min and frequently less than 20 seconds! I […]

So What Can I Say

22 March, 2009 (14:38) | Site News | By: James Yates

I’m just in the blogging mood for some reason! I’ve recently redone the look of our dormant blog and am really looking forward to sweeping the dust off of it and actually doing some posting this year. Yeah, I know I’ve said it many times before but let’s face it: You weren’t here to read […]

Another New Guide!

7 August, 2008 (19:09) | Site News | By: James Yates

We’ve added another great guide to the site, which can be found on our homepage menu: the Tower of Hanoi guide! This is one tough puzzle and I hope our guide sheds some light on the techniques used to solve it and helps out those of you who have been stumped by it in the […]

Big Name Stars Taking Home Bracelets

14 June, 2008 (09:02) | Site News | By: James Yates

The games most recognizable pros are winning bracelets by the bushel this year, and we’re only several tournaments into the long schedule that unfolds throughout the month. Here are some of the more notable wins: Nenad Medic: Previously described as an amazing Cash game player, Nenad came into the tournament spotlight when he won the […]

New Guides!

10 June, 2008 (20:21) | Site News | By: James Yates

Two new strategy guides can be found on the ChessandPoker.com homepage: Solutions to the Fifteen puzzle and Einstein’s problem!! We have lots more in production as well so keep your eyes peeled for more additions to the site!

WSOP Final Table Delay, Say What?

17 May, 2008 (11:02) | Site News | By: James Yates

In case you haven’t heard, the WSOP officials have decided to attempt something entirely new for this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event. They’re going to allow the tournament to carry on as usual until the enormous field of players is reduced to only the nine-player final table, but once it is established….the tournament […]

Back on Track

13 April, 2008 (17:40) | Site News | By: James Yates

    After a semi-exhausting training regimen, which involved lots of time deep in study and mucho reading, I feel like I’m now back on my Poker game and sharper than ever. It never ceases to amaze me what I can accomplish after I am thoroughly fed up with something, walk away for a few […]

New Guide Released!

11 March, 2008 (22:05) | Site News | By: James Yates

I’m so glad I got around to finishing this guide since it is one that has been hanging around in the back of my head for quite some time. Now found in the main menu at the ChessandPoker.com homepage…….the Peg Solitaire guide!! If you’ve ever come across this puzzle, and really who hasn’t at this […]

Chess and Poker Store Launched!

24 January, 2008 (19:03) | Site News | By: James Yates

We’ve partnered with Amazon.com to launch the Chess and Poker Shopping Center! I think it’s very cool to be able to shop for all the items I’m searching the web for right here on the ChessandPoker.com site. Browse some of our favorite selections and the full Amazon.com catalog, which is one of the most comprehensive […]