Last week I played in the Motor City Open, held at the Motor City Casino in downtown Detroit over Thanksgiving weekend.
I drew a 1950 rated player in round 1, after hanging a piece for nothing in the early middlegame (Now you know why I am #1 on ... | Read More
There is a great video report on the Saint Louis Classic which can be found here on YouTube.
The rounds this weekend are 11AM and 5PM local time (CST).
Here is my favorite game from round 2, in which the pre-tournament rating favorite, GM Bykho... | Read More
The 2013 Saint Louis Classic is taking place at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
The tournament takes place from Nov 21-27 and features two ten player round-robin sections, one which offers GM norms and one which offers IM no... | Read More
Um, did you ever notice that Russia never wins team events? World Team Championship, Olympiad, European Team Championship. What's up with that?
When is the last time they won one of those events? I would expect them to win about half of them, sin... | Read More
What do my readers think will be the first move choice in the opcoming match?
(A) 1.e4 every game
(B) 1.d4 every game
(C) 1.c4 every game
(D) 1.Nf3 every game
(E) He will change it up and play different stuff
(A) 1.e4 every... | Read More
Peter Svidler was just chosen as the wildcard for the 2014 Candidates tournament. Since the tournament is in Russia, people expected a Russian to be chosen, but most people probably expected Grischuk. I think Svidler is also a good choice. The... | Read More
My girlfriend, Nikki Carter, and I recently played in a tournament in Michigan. Nikki, rated less than 1000 USCF, scored 1 win, 1 draw, and 2 losses, paired WAY up every round in the U1400 section. She gained 54 rating points! Click here for USCF ... | Read More
I have not posted a blog in a while (other than MY blog at http://finegoldchess.blogspot.com/ ) but I wanted to share my thoughts here regarding the match.
Danny Rensch and I will have a wrap-up show here at chess.com after each game, starting ... | Read More
Ok, I was asked for more lists, so, I will try to be as controversial as possible! ;)
Top 10 Americans as of April 22 2013:
10 Hess | Read More
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