Pono Kai in Kapaa, Kaua’i, Hawaii

Pono Kai (constant seas) resort in Kapa’a, Kaua’i was established in 1975 on lands previously occupied by a famous Pineapple processing plant. This Japanese garden and pond with abundant Coy fish honors the ingenuity and engineering they brought to the...

How to Set Garde Digital Chess Clock, 30/90, SD60, D5

Let’s say you want to use the clock for USCF tournament with 1st time control 30 moves in 90 minutes, 2nd time control, Game in 60 minute, all with a 5 second delay. Setting time controls that work for USCF tournaments is a bit tricky on the Garde clock, until...

Finishing Brooklyn Castle Chess Movie

BROOKLYN CASTLE from Rescued Media on Vimeo. Amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts I.S. 318 in Brooklyn, New York has assembled the best junior high chess team in the nation. Brooklyn Castle follows five chess team members for one year,...

Popup chess set: innovative work of chess art

Perfect gift! I love the way these pieces pop up and use a magnetic base to stay rigid. It’s an impressive work of chess art, every aspect cleverly designed from the pieces, to the folding chessboard and gift box. Virtuoso paper engineer and illustrator Sam...