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RC_Wood's Chess Hustling

Hi there! I'm a hobby player rated anywhere between 1450 and 1650, depending on the weather. (OTB ~1550) 

In my blogs, you can expect not just moves, but also the story behind them. Sometimes the story may be rather dumb, but it takes a lot of dumb moves to play a perfect game Wink.

Enjoy the blog!


    • My first tournament - Part 1

      Hello everyone, welcome back again! Last weekend I played in my first actual chess tournament, which was great fun. I won't bother you with a long introduction this time and shall just share with you my experience from a per... | Read More

      • RC_Woods
      • | Mar 25, 2014
      • | 1067 views
      • | 15 comments
    • The moves that we didn't play

      Hello and welcome to the reboot of my blog! There's three chess puzzles below!   During the last  years I've been slightly less involved with chess, but I'm coming back to it, as chess players always seem to do. Therefore, it also made se... | Read More

      • RC_Woods
      • | Jan 31, 2014
      • | 787 views
      • | 14 comments
    • Playing the Computer

      Just a short blog:   As the live chess servers are currently down to maintenance (wondering what the site staff has in store for us.. exciting stuff!) I was coupled with a silicon partner on medium strength. A quick game ensued (I think it took 5... | Read More

      • RC_Woods
      • | Feb 12, 2011
      • | 4971 views
      • | 23 comments
    • Picking up 'serious' play again

      It has been a serious while since my last blog post. I have been taking it easy as a chess player. In fact, I'm getting the impression that it is like that for many of us: periods of frenzy alternate with periods of relative calm. I guess because... | Read More

      • RC_Woods
      • | Dec 8, 2010
      • | 2227 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Post Mortem Chess Snacks

        Post Mortem Chess Snacks & My return to Live Chess. About 1,5 month ago I was frustrated by bad results in live chess (standard time controls) and at the same time other things in life demanded attention. I decided it was time for a brea... | Read More

      • RC_Woods
      • | May 9, 2010
      • | 1484 views
      • | 5 comments
    • A fun coffehouse game

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      • RC_Woods
      • | Apr 22, 2010
      • | 1076 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Sticking to a plan in chess

      When reading chess writings, you will be often find yourself presented with the following wisdom: "When playing, you have to come up with a plan and stick to it". Now of course this is a general rule - and sometimes it may not work. Many things ... | Read More

      • RC_Woods
      • | Mar 5, 2010
      • | 1818 views
      • | 4 comments
    • My 250th live game

      The game below is my 250th 'standard' game since the introduction of live chess 2.0, which is why I'm blogging it. It may not be one of my best games, but it was quite entertaining in its own right. Playing white I encountered a Sicilian defense.... | Read More

      • RC_Woods
      • | Feb 15, 2010
      • | 785 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Fire on the board

      In the game beneath I played an exchange french to ensure myself (being white) of open play. It is not known to be a very ambitious line, but I'm thinking it may suit my style better. After going for the exchange french I did play ambitious moves... | Read More

      • RC_Woods
      • | Feb 9, 2010
      • | 709 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Sexy development

        Most chess players know there are three widely recognized stages in a chessgame, chronologically being: the opening middle game endgame Since the opening is where it all begins it seems sensible to start improving there, but many titled pl... | Read More

      • RC_Woods
      • | Feb 9, 2010
      • | 1263 views
      • | 1 comment