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    • 2 exchanges and a piece

        Hi everyone!  I played a tournament last weekend in my home state of Nebraska.  It was a team tournament.  Overall the result for me was pretty poor - I had 2 losses during the event and will probably lose my expert rating status.      ... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Oct 1, 2012
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      • | 2 comments
    • Second times a charm, right? Not against GM

      So I played another GM , this time in 5-minute.  It looked like I was giving him a tough time, also he had a lot less time on the clock.  However as the game progressed my "advantage" was neutralized and then he equalized time!  GM's are tough ... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Sep 18, 2012
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    • Power of the bishop in ze endgame!

      Zenchess vs alfie ~1930 | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Sep 18, 2012
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    • Me vs Grandmaster game 15

      Thought I had him!  GM Frank Holzke ~2500 | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Sep 18, 2012
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    • Ghost of morphy

      I couldn't believe it. | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Sep 16, 2012
      • | 408 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Journey from Expert to Master

      Hi everyone!  This is my blog post on another site from about 3 months ago.  I decided to continue the series here on chess.com instead of the other site, so I'm reposting the original post here.  I will add a follow up post in a couple hours e... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Apr 4, 2012
      • | 971 views
      • | 2 comments
    • New blog - Journey to becoming a master

      Hi everyone.  I am moving my blog to http://zenchess.blogspot.com.  And possibly soon you will be able to just go to http://zenchess.com (but I am having issues with it) My goal is to become a master within 2 years.  It may seem like a crazy ... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Dec 14, 2011
      • | 906 views
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    • Live youtube blitz chess

      Hey everyone.  Please check out my video of me playing blitz chess while commentating on the games at:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zKOfxVIN48&feature=youtu.be | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Dec 13, 2011
      • | 705 views
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    • Live annotated games attempt #2

        I just bought Fritz 13.  2 reasons:  One, it has automatic analysis of games you played (which is similar to chess assistant's feature, but chess assistant is always crashing on me because of bugs).    Two, there's some new "let's check" f... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Dec 6, 2011
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    • Speed chess analysis session

        I am going to try something new.  A while back, I bought a copy of chess assistant 9.  It's a neat piece of software, which, when it doesn't crash - has some interesting features.   The feature I am going to use today is the live commentary... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Dec 6, 2011
      • | 555 views
      • | 1 comment