Party with Deep Fritz

Tired of reliving the epic battle between Kasparov and Deep Blue? Take this strategic approach to Internet partying. Chat with your chess buddies and watch the game live on the ‘Net as Kramnik takes on Deep Fritz in Bahrain. Oily fingers on your keyboard? Never again, with our chess party menu.

Things that make whole wheat pita breads appetizing. Yes, we know, a miracle.

White filler
10-12 asparagus stalks, trimmed and boiled for 3 minutes.
1 cup Brie cheese, sliced or cubed
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 cup cream cheese, room temperature
1 medium jicama root, julienned

2 cups alfalfa sprouts

Layer into pita bread that has been halved horizontally. Add salsa if desired.

Black filler

4 tablespoons tapenade (olive paste)
10 small black Chinese/shiitake mushrooms, soaked and sliced
1 sole, cod or other white-fleshed fish fillet
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon coriander, cumin, dill and parsley each
1 leaf purple cabbage, shredded thinly
juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

Roast mushrooms with fish sprinkled with salt and pepper, spices and olive oil in 400F oven for 15 minutes, or just until fish is cooked through. Toss cabbage with lemon juice to prevent staining. Meanwhile, spread tapenade on pita and fill with shredded cabbage. Remove fish from oven and let cool for 1 minute. Stuff into pita and spread with more tapenade if desired.

P(r)awn b7
Pawn b7 is a most unforgettable chess piece. Used correctly, it can be of immense aid in the endgame, but used without forethought, pawn b7 can stick in your memory as the curse o’ castling. These prawns, however, will remain in your memory as the most delicious of minor seafood ‘pieces’ with its huge taste. It’s serve a small chess club party as a main dish.

2 small onions, peeled and coarsely chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced 1 medium leek, cleaned and cut into thin rings Olive oil 2 cups prawns, shelled and deveined, reserving the shells 2 medium carrots, diced 2 stalks of celery, diced 1 large fennel bulb, diced 1 teaspoon crushed dried chilli 1 level teaspoon saffron threads 3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped A strip of orange zest Juice of 1 orange 2 cups water A handful of flat parsley leaves, chopped Cook the onions, garlic and leeks slowly over a moderate heat in olive oil, stirring occasionally. After 10 or 15 minutes they will have softened but they should not color. Stir the carrots, celery and fennel into the onions and leeks and continue cooking until they start to soften. Add the chili and saffron, stir and leave for a minute, then add the tomatoes and white cooking wine if desired. Simmer for 10 minutes over a low heat, stirring occasionally. This slow cooking will give plenty of juice. Place prawn shells in a cloth bag and drop into the pot after tying or otherwise closing bag. Stir in the orange zest, orange juice and water and bring to the boil, then turn it down to a simmer for a further 20 minutes, covered with a lid, before introducing the prawns. After about 12 minutes, add parsley. Freezes well, if cooled to room temperature first, then covered.

For alcoholic toasts, try our Tipsy drinks section.
Here are some non-alcoholic yet super-yummy drinks. Throw semi-colons and colons for confetti and rice if you like when either Deep Fritz or Kramnik comes out as champion, but there are no ‘toasts’ over the Internet!

Cranberry Juice

Board Chaos
2 oz Cranberry juice 2 oz Grapefruit Juice 2 oz Orange juice 2 oz Pineapple Juice Combine all juices in a tall glass filled with ice, stir well.


Stormy Queen side
1 can Cola 5 cubes Ice 2 spoonfulls Milk Put milk into a large glass. Put in the ice cubes. Open cola can and pour cola in glass. While pouring, stir it hard until brown cloud appears.

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