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      • VuduChile
      • | Nov 11, 2013
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    • Final Fate, for the faithful...

      It's worth mentioning once more that I post these OTB games in tribute to the many lessons taught by my persecutors on this site. So in the ultimate round (7), of our Thursday "Knight's" 2013 Open Swiss, with several players FI DE rated>2000, ... | Read More

      • VuduChile
      • | Jun 6, 2013
      • | 609 views
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    • Abominably bad loss, suggestions?

      To Jimvger20 as requested... For any who have not read the initial post please follow this link:- http://www.chess.com/blog/VuduChile/exceptionally-pleasing--otb-game This is the game- | Read More

      • VuduChile
      • | May 22, 2013
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    • "Royal Fork" Ends OTB Game

      The annual Thursday night OTB tournament in which I participate is on the way, it is a 7 round Swiss if you recall. Several of my club-mates entered this year and one fellow in particular has been carrying away the under 1700 title I previously w... | Read More

      • VuduChile
      • | May 3, 2013
      • | 559 views
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    • To Swap Idle Rook for Invading Bishop ending with Mate-in-4 puzzle.

      My friend " ruelasker " recently compared "giving up the exchange" to "a bit early resignation". This brought to mind this game from my current OTB tournament when post analysis advised against doing just that.     | Read More

      • VuduChile
      • | Oct 12, 2012
      • | 673 views
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    • Chess on the Beach US VI Day5 Rd 9

      I cannot remember mentioning it before that the US VI Chess Federation had organised this 'ratings development tournament' for members of their team going to FIDE Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey. If Istanbul is anything as well-kept as Christi... | Read More

      • VuduChile
      • | Aug 26, 2012
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    • Chess on the Beach US VI Day5 Rd8

      Up until this round my toughest game was the 5th round war versus Niceguy. Until the unfortunate blunder on the 40th move, ...f5. The game was exhausting, both clocks running down in single digits and remained a strategic stalemate.   At 5 - 2 ... | Read More

      • VuduChile
      • | Aug 26, 2012
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    • Chess on the Beach US VI Day4 Rds 6&7

      It had to happen. You could read the omens too if you had been attacked by one of the creatures pictured while on your dawn swim. Seems me and this native 'Cruzan' reef dweller have grown so attached to each other that I'll be taking a part of it ... | Read More

      • VuduChile
      • | Aug 21, 2012
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    • Chess on the Beach US VI Day3 Rd 5

      Life in a state of nature is full of struggle and sudden hidden danger. Chess imitates life; or is it the other way around? But life can also be a thing of beauty, thankfully! | Read More

      • VuduChile
      • | Aug 18, 2012
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    • Chess on the Beach US VI Day3 Rd 4

      Dawn on a slightly overcast morning and the accustomed idyllic view from my balcony, normally deserted, was inhabited by an elderly couple. The man, leaning on a cane, appeared exhausted from the beach trek, his lady ...encouraging.  After a whi... | Read More

      • VuduChile
      • | Aug 18, 2012
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