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Gpod’s Chess Point of View


    • New Blog!

      I have recently started up a blog where I will be posting more about chess and my trek to Class A and beyond. It is at: www.thechessblogger.blogspot.com Please just walk over and check it out. If you like it, make sure to subscribe! | Read More

      • Gpod
      • | Sep 16, 2013
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      • | 2 comments
    • Seattle Chess Club Sunday Tornado

      A couple days ago I played in the Seattle Chess Club's Sunday Tornado. I finished with a score of 1.5 out of 4- not the greatest, but acceptable. In the first round I played an 1800 player- almost 500 points higer rated than me. I ended up eking o... | Read More

      • Gpod
      • | Aug 13, 2013
      • | 689 views
      • | 3 comments
    • The openings I play as White

      Here are the openings that I like to play as White:     | Read More

      • Gpod
      • | Jul 26, 2013
      • | 570 views
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    • The Seafair Open

      Over the last couple days I participated in the Seafair Open at the Seattle Chess Club. 82 players competed in the 5 round event, with Tian Sang and Joshua Sininan tying for first with 4.5 points.  In the first round I played Toshihiro Nagase, a... | Read More

      • Gpod
      • | Jul 23, 2013
      • | 493 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Chess Trap #1: The Blackburne-Shilling Gambit

      The Blackburne-Shilling Gambit is one of the more famous chess traps. Legend says that the famous English master Joseph Henry Blackburne played this trap against amatuers in games for money, thus the name. The main variation in the trap leads to a... | Read More

      • Gpod
      • | Jul 7, 2013
      • | 1991 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Chess Opening Spotlight #1: The Dynamic Scotch Gambit

      The Scotch Gambit  is one of those openings that has been around a long time, yet has not been used often in major tournament play. One of the main characteristics of it is that it sacrifices the "d" pawn for a lead in development. After Bc4, B... | Read More

      • Gpod
      • | Jul 4, 2013
      • | 1871 views
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