The Ontario Youth Chess Championship took place between April 27-28. I always find that these provincal tournmanets have two types of players, "da experts" and "da nubes". Either you have the top players ranging 2000-2200 or the guys swimming at a... | Read More
So I participated in a recent tournament recently. The players pretty much alternate between really strong and really weak.
The first two rounds were pretty much just a mop up from something like move 6 on.
And I spe... | Read More
I'm an average 1700 strength player so games against titled players are something to be savoured. Even though these games were played in blitz time control, there were good lessons to be learned in each one.
I found out that for unpaid members,... | Read More
Came second in this rapid tournament so I'm guarenteed a palce for the 2013 Canadian Youth Chess Championship. Here are the games
Game 3: The Sicillian Nightmare
Game 4: Against le Troll. Guy was a genius at psychological tort... | Read More
Greed is bad in life and chess as I learned the hard way on a live chess.com game. The game I played was about equal until move 14 when I made the terrible decison to play f6. This allows white to gain control of all the active squares, le... | Read More
Really proud for pulling this one off. My opponent played the dragon sicillian which helped me a lot. As numerous players, including Bobby Fisher have said, the dragon yugoslav attack is so easy. The attack is so straight forward that even beginne... | Read More
One thing every chess player should know: rapid chess tournaments are very different than standard chess tournaments. For one thing, its so much more tiring. Physical preparation like jogging and swimming is essential if you want to do good in the... | Read More
Ever been to a situation where the opponent wins your queen straight off the bat? Most people would resign right? Would you?
Funnily enough, in blitz and bullet, chess is run by psychological emotions more than calculations. After your opponen... | Read More
Lots of people are cheating on chess.com with computers. However, most of them don't. Many are becoming seriously paranoid about these cheaters, to the point where they accuse people of cheating without real evidence.
I've been playing a few ga... | Read More
Here are my games in the HartHouse chess tournament in the under 1900 section. They were very fun and instructive.
Round 1: Jamie Solis vs Stanley Wu
Round 2: Stanley Wu vs Eric Wang
Round 3:Wenyang Ming vs Stanley Wu
Round 4:Stanley Wu vs ... | Read More