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    • First Place (32 years ago)

      This past week Hope, Arkansas held its annual Watermelon Festival. Lots of games and activities. Thirty-two years ago I organized a chess tournament as one of the activities during the festival. I'm the guy in the background with the beard. | Read More

      • Jabbok
      • | Aug 15, 2010
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    • Cheating My Way to the Top!

      I've only been a member of Chess.com for a couple of months and I would say that I'm like everyone else, I didn't read the fine print before I gave them my money and they didn't refuse my money while insisting that I read the fine print first. Th... | Read More

      • Jabbok
      • | Aug 9, 2010
      • | 441 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Is It A Draw?

      I'm not always certain as to when I should offer a draw. I don't think any of my opponents have ever offered me a draw. But, I'm in favor of offering and accepting a draw if I believe the game is truly a draw. There are three basic ways that a ga... | Read More

      • Jabbok
      • | Aug 5, 2010
      • | 732 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Chess Books

      Once upon a time I owned several chess books. I can't remember the titles or the authors but I remember reading each of these books several times and I believe I benefited from them. These books are history. I don't know what happened to them but ... | Read More

      • Jabbok
      • | Aug 3, 2010
      • | 254 views
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    • David Bronstein and the King's Gambit

      GM Gserper has written a couple of articles on David Bronstein. Here are the links to those articles: Part 1 & Part 2. According to the articles, David Bronstein was a large influence in bringing the King's Gambit back into popularity. The a... | Read More

      • Jabbok
      • | Aug 1, 2010
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    • Watermelon Festival

      It's nearly time for Hope's 34th annual Watermelon Festival. I was 19 when Hope had her first festival and I remember it well. The mother of a good friend of mine was the director of the Hope Chamber of Commerce at the time and the Watermelon F... | Read More

      • Jabbok
      • | Jul 26, 2010
      • | 293 views
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    • Gambit's Parlor

      I have created a new group: Gambit's Parlor. The purpose of the group is to help all players study different Gambit Tactics and Strategies. There are many gambits so if you are a student of one in particular then join the group and share your kno... | Read More

      • Jabbok
      • | Jul 17, 2010
      • | 350 views
      • | 1 comment
    • King's Gambit (Accepted)

      I really enjoy playing the King's Gambit. I especially enjoy it when it is accepted by my opponent. Here is a youtube video that explores Fischer's use of the Gambit. It's very educational and I think you will discover why it is such a powerful op... | Read More

      • Jabbok
      • | Jul 1, 2010
      • | 253 views
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    • Hope, Arkansas

      Hope, Arkansas is known for several things. First, we are the home of the world's largest watermelon which weighed in at 268.8 pounds. Here is a video from YouTube of Ivan Bright out in his melon patch. Mr. Bright has since passed on but his son i... | Read More

      • Jabbok
      • | Jun 18, 2010
      • | 285 views
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    • A Little About Me

      I am 53 years old. I live in Hope, Arkansas and I teach Truck Driving at a local Junior College. My father taught me to play chess before I turned 10 years old and I've been playing since that time. I enjoy the game and I am just now beginning to ... | Read More

      • Jabbok
      • | Jun 11, 2010
      • | 281 views
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