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Mass Regicide

Mass Regicide is the blog of "RegicidalManiac." My real name is Fred. Everyone is welcome to read my blog. I post things that I find interesting or educational about chess. You are also invited and encouraged to enter anything that you like in comments. Please keep comments respectful of others, I use my blog to help teach my nephews and neices to play and they do not need to see any trash talking(teenagers do that enough!) If you have a similar situation in a recent game that you would like to share, or if you have something interesting to post this is the place to do it. ENJOY!


    • USCF calendar of events

      Here is the USCF calendar of events: For any other information use the link(s) provided below. http://www.uschess.org/content/view/8329/95 Plan Ahead Calendar North American Directory of Major Tournaments If you have a major event (a USCF Nat... | Read More

    • Henry's Mind Blast Chess Tournament

      I will share an article that I read in the Watertown Daily Times. Attorney Henry Leader is sponsoring his annual "Mind Blast" chess tournament in Gouvernuer New York on Saturday 9 March at 10:00am. At the community center in Gouvernuer on Trinity ... | Read More

    • O.C.D.??

      I have self diagnosed my problem: Obsessive Chess Disorder. I think many of my friends have this problem also. It can be detected quite easily.  If you have any or all of the listed symptoms then you likely have O.C.D. also. Feel free to add ... | Read More

    • What is this spider??

      This was in my garden with a web over a green pepper plant. Any clue what type of spider it is? Never seen one before. The one in my garden was about the size of my thumb. I have big hands too!! | Read More

    • voting signs

      PLEASE DO NOT VOTE YET. LET'S DISCUSS ALL OF THE OPTIONS; AND REACH A CONSENSUS BEFORE WE GO IN TO THE VOTING BOOTH. THANK YOU.          PLEASE VOTE FOR: | Read More

    • Klokov-Lomov, Leningrad 1973

      I found this game/puzzle in the book "Imagination in Chess" by Paata Gaprindashvili. All of the puzzles in this book are extremely good. (I highly recommend this book!!) They are designed to teach you to make certain that what seems obvious is a g... | Read More

    • How to Create a PGN Game File

      How to Create a PGN Game File Go to the Chess.com Analysis Board and Editor. Then, click on "Game Editor" on the right side of the browser. After clicking on "Game Editor", press the "Set Begin" button below and then you can start entering all t... | Read More

    • 1000 game simul "1000 Bright Minds" with IM Attila Turzo

      I am posting this to help IM Attila Turzo to gather 1000 opponents 1000 Bright Minds  Would you like to join to the Challenge of the New Year? Be one of the 1000 Bright Minds!  I am International Master Attila Turzo and I will play a si... | Read More

    • GM Serper's tactical super test

      GM G Serper wrote a couple of great articles with tactical tests. These links will find them: tests: http://www.chess.com/article/view/classical-games-everybody-should-know-tactical-super-test http://www.chess.com/article/view/tactical-super-te... | Read More

    • Rook lift

      This article in chessopedia shows a few great examples of a rook lift.  http://www.chess.com/chessopedia/view/rook-lift | Read More