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    • My twitch tv channel

      My twitch.tv channel is http://twitch.tv/zenchess.  Subscribe and you can talk to me during my games live.  | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | May 25, 2014
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    • I just beat a GRANDMASTER!

        Finally!  I just beat a grandmaster, by position as well as time.  It was a 5 minute game.  Of course , c5 and Qxc5 was a mistake (allowing me to fork his queen and king), however, he was already about 10 seconds down with 30 seconds left to... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Apr 22, 2013
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    • White side of a najdorf sicilian

        I've been playing a lot of chess this last couple weeks.  Here is a game to show off.  Although it's not the highest rated win I've had during this time, it's a nice game.  The interesting thing is I play this line as black as well (h5 in th... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Apr 22, 2013
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    • +1 Im scalp, in the french defense

        Hi everybody, here's a game I played just now against an international master in the french defense.  The final win is pretty neat I think.    | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Apr 1, 2013
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    • Zenchess game analysis: Game 1

        Here is the first annotated game.  It was played on icc with a 5 minute time control.  The opening went like this:             I played Be2.  Normally you'd see Bc4 or Nc3 from me on this move.  The reason I didn't play Bc4 ... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Mar 26, 2013
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    • New (zenchess) blog feature: Annotated Games

      In an effort to learn more and get better at chess, I'm about to start annotating every chess game I play that is 5 minute or higher.  A wise man once said "Only fools annotate 5 minute chess", however that's what I primarily play and learn from ... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Mar 26, 2013
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    • Im scalp +1

        It's been a while since I played on ICC and got my rating up.  However this last week or so I've been playing more.  I finally have a new game to show off against an IM in 5-minute icc: | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Mar 24, 2013
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    • Hot off the presses

      This one's fresh out of the oven, win against 2155 :)  Woot:)  I got him in a nasty pin early on, but was a little hesitant to pull the trigger.  Some maneuver, a few tactics later, and I came ahead in the fireworks. | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Jan 23, 2013
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    • Pin to win

      Here's a game I won against 2000+ on icc, I think he should have played Rxg7 and Rg8 though to pin (and win) and my bishop , even though it gives back some material.  Instead, I pinned his rook.  :) | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Jan 23, 2013
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    • A high rated win

        Continuing my trend of showing off interesting games or games against high rated players, here is a game I played against a player rated 2111 on ICC 5-minute.  It was pretty sharp, again standard disclaimer: The best moves may not have been pl... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Jan 19, 2013
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