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    • Warning when about to lose on time?

      I just lost another game on time.  This is what drives me nuts about chess.com.  I have lost a TON of my games on chess.com on time.   This recent game, there was no 8 hour warning that the game was about up on time.  On ... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Apr 6, 2008
      • | 583 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Changing my lesson rate from $15 to $10

        I am changing my lesson rate from $15 an hour to $10 an hour.  I used to get alot of people asking me about lessons, when I posted my rate as being $15 an hour, the interest seemed to die down.     Well now you can have... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Mar 19, 2008
      • | 907 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Game from mansur's dream

      Here is an interesting game that I played.  Or at least, I played some of it.   The game started in my friend Mansur's dream.  He's a strong 2000+ player and I was playing him in his dream.  We played about 10 mov... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Mar 10, 2008
      • | 599 views
      • | 4 comments
    • The king's wanderlust

      I recently played a game in which my king - to my dismay - decided to go wandering to the other side of the board.  I couldn't stop him and even though I asked him to come back when he had the chance, he decided to keep going forwards. &n... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Mar 4, 2008
      • | 857 views
      • | 7 comments
    • A successful tournament

      Today I had a good tournament result.  I went 4-0 to win the tournament, beating a 1300, 1500, and 2 1800 players.  My rating at the time was 1836 so now it ... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Mar 1, 2008
      • | 532 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Dogmatism in chess

        Today I would like to talk about a topic that I think is really important for any chess player to consider.  It goes far beyond chess.      Dogmatic thinking in chess goes way back.  For the most obvious e... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Feb 29, 2008
      • | 994 views
      • | 9 comments
    • Just a game I played

      Grand prix attack goes down , sicilian fans rejoice Zenchess vs quickbolt     | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Feb 24, 2008
      • | 1265 views
      • | 12 comments
    • My first GM scalp!

      Today is a great day for me, for I have finally beat a GM in an even game.   It was a 5 0 (5 minute game with 0 second increment) game.   I was rated about 2000 at the... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Feb 23, 2008
      • | 978 views
      • | 15 comments
    • Collecting data

      At various times in my chess progress I have felt as if I was at a wall.  I was beating higher-rated players, yet sometimes losing to players that I should beat consistently.    I've taken a more analytical approach to discoveri... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Feb 19, 2008
      • | 799 views
      • | 9 comments
    • My new years chess resolution

        When I first signed on to chess.com I was excited and started many games.   My interest died down and I lost alot of games on time losing around 200 points because of this.       I was spending less time per m... | Read More

      • Zenchess
      • | Jan 27, 2008
      • | 516 views
      • | 4 comments