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    • GO Swiss Round 3 -- Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory!

      Dedicated to Lumper who gave me the snappy title!!!!   Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory:  Uh... shouldn't that be the other way around? Well, it would be if my OPPONENT was doing the blog. Unfortunately, it's ME that's doing it!   ... | Read More

    • Op Ed -- The best way to learn

      "Any fool can know.  The point is to understand."  Albert Eintstein.   I recently came across a post in the notes of the DHLC (Dan Heisman Learning Center) where a member questioned the usefulness of a particular form of training.  Some memb... | Read More

    • Calculating incorrectly again -- THIS time in MY favor

      GO Swiss Round 2.  The opponent is still higher than I am but, of course, I'll still try my best and give the best fight I can.  Once again, I have done my homework.  I looked up the games of my opponent as white and it does appear that he pla... | Read More

    • GO Swiss Round 1 -- Homework pays off.. until....

      Alright, here we go again.  Round 1, open pairings.  We all know I'm going to get an opponent who is "out of reach" so to speak.  I'm barely expected to even show up.   Nevertheless, I enjoy playing the stronger playres.  I think I actually p... | Read More

    • Let's learn a tactic!

      I hated tactics for the longest time.  My teammates had to drag me kicking and screaming into them....  I was always getting them wrong.. But practice, practice, practice.  I'm getting them more often now.   I am to a point now where I can so... | Read More

    • Cris Angel CLAWS -- until my favorite blunder....

      For fun, my Art of War teammate, Strickland420, and I decided to meet up in live and have a little game.   We hadn't played each other in a long time and when we played before, he always beat me quite easily. Hehe.  I got a wonderful compliment... | Read More

    • And the moral of the story is (again) -- DON'T PLAY WHEN SICK

      My name is Cris Angel.  I like to hang queens.  (((((sigh)))) I HATE forfeits.  So I didn't want to have to say I was ill and take a forfeit loss.  But I have been ill for over two weeks now. This feels like the virus that will never go awa... | Read More

    • The game as I see it -- Game between Okiemann88 for Team 45/45

      Okieman88 had a nice win for team 45/45 and as an exercise, I offered to annotate it to see what I could learn.  So here we go. | Read More

    • Making lemonade and baiting

      Once again, I find myself in the position of being needed as a sub in the Art of War intramural 3. This time, my opponent is Kskonge, another one of my favorites.  (Who am I kidding?  I pretty much love ALL my teammates!).   KsKonge and I had a... | Read More

    • AOW Intramural 3 -- A sub comes through!

      The DHLC (Dan Heisman Learning Center) often hosts inhouse Swiss style tournaments and in order to mix it up some, some of the earlier Swiss events allowed the players to be on teams.  Some time ago (WOW! It's been over a year and a half already!... | Read More