Realising our full potential

Realising our full pontential

Realising our full potential – Saturday 18th May – Day Course Retreat

To achieve true happiness, we must understand what is holding us back and learn to develop the mind to achieve its full potential. In this day course retreat we will look into our life purpose and learn practical methods to overcome obstacles and to achieve our deepest wishes. Kelsang Tubchen will teach and Kelsang Lobon will guide the meditations.

Please book in advance – Thank you!

The Clear Light Kadampa Buddhist Centre
St. Kongensgade 40H, st. tv.
København K
Denmark

Details, price and booking:
Realising our full potential meditateincopenhagen.org

NB! Guest teacher Kelsang Tubchen who is the principal teacher in Oslo will also be in Copenhagen on the 17th. of May for the evening event “Food for Thought” which includes a meditation and meal in a peaceful and open environment!

Revival of Kings Gambit

The romantics of chess has reason to rejoice. There has been a revival of the Kings Gambit in modern chess. GM’s like Hector, Short and Nakamura plays the Kings Gambit from time to time.

Here is a wonderful example of the Kings Gambit from Reykjavik Open 2013 were white, S. Jensen, with a mere 1909 in rating, plays IM Urkedal, with a rating of 2474. S. Jensen demolishes IM Urkedal in 21 moves! The rating difference is 564 rating points.

Links:
Kings Gambit Accepted chessgames.com

Short demolished in Bangkok

GM Nigel Short was thoroughly outplayed by the young leading indian IM Roy Saptarshi in Bangkok Chess Club Open 2013.

Bangkok Chess Club bangkokchess.com

Magnus on Mount Everst in Chess

I have followed the young Mozart of Chees, Magnus Carlsen, since he entered the world of chess 10 years ago. Magnus is now 22 and he is currently the world number in chess. In january 2013 the young Chess Grandmaster received  a staggering 2861 in rating. This is an all time rating record. Beating Garry Kasparov long time old record of 2851. There is more than 50 points between number one and two on the FIDE rating list! To put this perspective  there is only a handful of players who has been above 2800 in chess history. The the current world champion in Chess, Viswanathan Anand,  has mere 2772 as in rating as number 7 on the list.

In 2012  in Bilbao Masters Magnus Carlsen demolished Viswanathan Anand in the following game:

Update:
Magnus Carlsen further clear in February FIDE Ratings theweekinchess.com

Links:
Homepage of Magnus Carlsen magnuscarlsen.com
Magnus Carlsen wikipedia.org
FIDE Rating list january 2013 fide.com

Magnus Carlsen is going to play 5 of the top 10 players of the world in The 75th Tata Steel Chess Tournament: 11 – 27 January 2013 in Wijk aan Zee