Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chess Goddess

Did you know about the

"Chess Goddess" and

"Mars invention of Chess"?

1763 Caissa Chess Goddess
Mars teaches Caissa chess

The invention of Chess by Mars:

Caissa is the "patron goddess" of chess players.


Garry Kasparov uses this reference now and again, especially in his epic
five-volume work My Great Predecessors. It is used as a substitute for being
fortunate – "Caïssa was with me" – especially in unclear situations, for example
in sacrifices. Caïssa as a concept has also been explored by some who seek the
evidence of the sacred feminine in chess.

The first (Russian) computer
program that won the World Computer Chess Championship (in 1974) was also named

Music for today:

Greenback Boogie by Ima Robot

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now, that takes the cake or is it the cupcake?