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BorgBlog

I figure I should at least be able to say that "yes, I have made a blog before", so I started this blog as a bit of an experiment.

If I find people actually bother to read it, I'll extend it to include stuff that might be interesting to others.

If you would like to see something here, please post!  If you have some suggestions about blogging and why it's useful, please post!


    • Going Into Study Phase

      Hi everyone, Just thought I'd let you know that I am winding down my activities on chess.com so as to give me the time I need to do the chess studies I want to do. I am planning on studying at least these two books: My System, by Nimzowitsch. D... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Nov 22, 2013
      • | 1263 views
      • | 29 comments
    • Back to Back!

      Our club, Modbury, specifically the Modbury Marauders team, which I am in, has won the Interclub tournaments here in Adelaide for the second year running! Back to back champs! And there's one round to go and we have the bye.  The closest team n... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Jun 19, 2013
      • | 1182 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Epic Fails

      Seriously, how can people be this stupid?! Recently e-mailed to me... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Jun 13, 2013
      • | 2213 views
      • | 24 comments
    • Bit of a smashing!

      Well, ok, it's a bit of a poor performance from black, but I was very happy to do so well in this game.  No real mistakes from me, a few inaccuracies, but nothing too bad. Played at Interclub matches in Adelaide tonight (28 May 2013). Time cont... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | May 28, 2013
      • | 937 views
      • | 7 comments
    • Why does the US refuse to go metric?

      Shared on  facebook to millions: It's pretty hard to argue against the logical nature of metric, so I always wonder why the US sticks to the stupid imperial system... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Dec 8, 2012
      • | 6558 views
      • | 165 comments
    • Victory!

      The club I belong to has been competing in this year's Interclub matches.  Last night was the final round.  It was a nail-biter for all of us!   A Grade We're 0.5 points ahead of the competition.  The team just behind us (Ninjas) are our f... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Jun 26, 2012
      • | 1120 views
      • | 7 comments
    • Take More RISKS!

      Tonight, I played black against a King's Gambit.  I lost but if I had "taken the risk" the win was there!! This is more of a note to self, that I need to take more risks -- be brave and just see how it pans out!   I find this to be a frequent ... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Jun 19, 2012
      • | 1515 views
      • | 16 comments
    • How to throw a win away...

      This is a championship game I just played.  I did quite well, except for a couple of moves, one of which I'd call the blunder of blunders.  Thowing away a perfectly won game. Sorta funny, but I am still annoyed at myself for allowing it to happ... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Jun 1, 2012
      • | 1751 views
      • | 15 comments
    • Chess.Com Daily Puzzle QA

      TBH, I am very dissappointed with the way chess.com is handling daily puzzles.  Two times in a row, the daily puzzle has been stuffed up. WTF is wrong with the QA here?  Surely whoever is in control of the daily puzzles should be checking thei... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | May 27, 2012
      • | 1475 views
      • | 10 comments
    • Let's Get It On!

      Well, crunch time is here for me this year.   The two most important chess events for the year both start this week.  One is the Interclub matches where the clubs in South Australia compete for the pennant.  My club came very close last yea... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | May 1, 2011
      • | 5145 views
      • | 93 comments