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    • Tactics Problem #3

      Easy Tactic Problem. | Read More

      • Vtan
      • | Nov 8, 2011
      • | 675 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Tactics Problem #2

      Friday Night Blitz, 9/9/11. White to move and win. Post your solution in the comments below. | Read More

      • Vtan
      • | Sep 10, 2011
      • | 515 views
      • | 5 comments
    • The Power of the Passed Pawn

      This was a game played in live chess that demonstrates the power of the passed pawn.  Feel free to comment.   | Read More

      • Vtan
      • | Aug 5, 2011
      • | 642 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Tactic Problem #1

      Simple tactics problem.  Post your answer in the comments below.  Multiple solutions BTW, Fritz doesn't find the best answer. | Read More

      • Vtan
      • | Aug 4, 2011
      • | 638 views
      • | 6 comments
    • First Tournament

      OK, so I was just fine even though getting there and parking the car wasn't the easiest or most pleasant.  Just get to the location and everything should be fine right?  Well, not quite. We were still early enough that the registrati... | Read More

      • Vtan
      • | Aug 6, 2007
      • | 790 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Son, Go Train Thyself

      Actually it was more like I did lots of research into trying to understand the chess culture and particularly those aspects of it that applied to children - in this case, my young one of 8 years of age. Actually, he got his start with chesskids.co... | Read More

      • Vtan
      • | Jul 16, 2007
      • | 496 views
      • | 1 comment
    • The Lazy Chess Dad

      OK, So I don't really play chess - or rather I learned it as a kid and it was a social thing and never played it often or got any good.  Was intrigued with the idea of playing computers but always got beaten - badly - even in the good old... | Read More

      • Vtan
      • | Jun 29, 2007
      • | 610 views
      • | 4 comments