This is my game from Round 1 of the New South Wales Country Teams Championships which my team won and I dedicated to my 19yr old sons memory. If you know any teenagers who seem gloomy just ask them if they are okay ok?
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Many many years ago I played the Grunfeld Opening and was able to put a piece on pris which could not be taken .
My next move I put another piece on prise and my opponent would lose if either piece was captured .
Then on my next consecutive m... | Read More
Okay. So why the picture of the Elephant with a ball?
Well I was just contemplating that in Chess you must "keep your eye on the Ball".
It is simply not enough to learn openings like a parrot. Parrots dont play top chess.
If your opponent makes... | Read More
Chess Poem Battlefield of Life I make this pledge to you alone, that I shall serve your royal throne. My silver sword, I gladly wield. Squares eight times eight the battlefield. With knights upon their mighty steed the front line pawns have vowed... | Read More
I purposely tried to be creative and a wee bit entertaining in my notes.
In this 3 minute game I drew on my early memory of Irving Chernevs book " Logical Chess Move By Move and emulated his teachings.
I also used the tip I got from former Au... | Read More
My good chessfriend 'Girusp' from India wrote today 5 May
"you enjoy this being a titled player and higher rating we have to be content with whatever comes our way"
Truth is Girusp, I worked extremely hard to get my Fidemaster title... | Read More
A recent reply to criticisms of playing the Smith Mora Gambit -general discussion.
I play that in Lightning Chess because often with a Space advantage and black not having an attacking plan , white can dominate, rattle off moves. gain time etc ... | Read More
Elephants dont forget..so I put a pic up cause I DO forget my chesslines at 58yrs.
A recent Chess Friend asked hoew to improve his game...I sent this (kidding) reply.
My Dear Friend Girusp, you said
"so pls guide me to how can i improve also ... | Read More