1. A worthy idea for a New Year’s resolution, courtesy of Oliver Sacks.
2. 2010: The year in chess.
3. A world record in simultaneous chess in India.
4. The dream of creating a good Go program is closer to being achieved.
5. “Nasty, brutish and not that short” is right.
6. An excellent remembrance of Alfred Kahn.
7. Just in case you were on pins and needles about this issue, Governor Bill Richardson will not–repeat, will not–pardon Billy the Kid.