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Elwood's Blog


    • Forcing Moves 2.0

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      • Elwood
      • | Aug 4, 2008
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    • History & Lessons

      As I mentioned is a previous blog, I recently started a chess club at work.  My first challenge was to give a talk at the first meeting that would be instructive to beginners and and interesting to the rest.  I chose to lecture on the hi... | Read More

      • Elwood
      • | Dec 30, 2007
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    • My first online Game

      I finished my very first online game of chess today.  Here is the result:             It was touch and go for a while.  chess180's style really threw me for a loop.  I tried to stick to the basics ... | Read More

      • Elwood
      • | Dec 18, 2007
      • | 452 views
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    • My chess stlye

      I just realized this week what my true chess "Style" is.  Openings are pretty book. Middle game I build up a material, positional or both advantage. End Game is marked by a blunder that makes the wheels fall off & then I resign.... | Read More

      • Elwood
      • | Dec 10, 2007
      • | 456 views
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    • Chess Thoughts by Jack Handy not

      You only get 8 pawns.   Seems like a lot when they are lined up all the way across the board.  When you get to the endgame down a pawn, it might not seem like enough.  You can get another queen, another knight, but there... | Read More

      • Elwood
      • | Dec 5, 2007
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    • My chess history

      I wrote this for my profile, but it was too many charachters, so I'm bloggin' it.  My dad started to teach me chess when I was 6(?)  I was bad at it and never won a game.  I quickly lost interest. Throughout my chi... | Read More

      • Elwood
      • | Nov 15, 2007
      • | 483 views
      • | 2 comments