Sorry for the delay! Work got crazy combined with a string of fairly poor submissions and then after a week or so without a new blog, the game submissions stopped and blah blah blah...
Anyway, here we are.
This is a bit of a misleading title b... | Read More
Another interesting game with an instructive ending!
My notes in regular text. Player's notes are in (brackets).
So... A few lessons:
- Again, a very solid opening, but solid can mean passive if you aren't careful.
- In a position where whi... | Read More
Here it is! My first "Your Games Analyzed" blog. Enjoy!
Player's notes in (brackets). My notes in regular text.
In conclusion, I don't believe black was ever better. We do learn several lessons:
Trading your 'good' bishop in an o... | Read More
Okay so just a clown NM with no talent ;).
If you look through my blog you'll notice I've posted a whole bunch of my own games with notes and variations and little tidbits that I think are educational. But now I'm sick of my own games and would... | Read More
I've decided to introduce a new concept here on chess.com. We'll see how it goes...
This is an online tournament with a cash prize fund!
Here's the flyer:
Super Saturday Showdown
When: Saturday, May 2 - Starts at 9PM EST
Where: chess.com... | Read More
Neat little game. First time I've faced the Chigorin since getting my title a couple years back and I've never taken the time to prep it.
It was fun playing a game that took me out of book so early.
My hope is that this post starts a lit... | Read More
Full disclosure, there is no actual theoretical novelty in this game. Technically the 'novelty' has been played a few times before. I will take credit for being one of the first to have an opportunity to demonstrate the correct interpretation,... | Read More
So I've taken a few months off chess. Dove into a few other hobbies of mine for a bit (squash, poker, stock markets, and a few others)...
But now I'm back! Joined a fancy little game-a-week event in Sudbury and played my first round today. ... | Read More
I don't have a game for you guys to look at in this blog, but I wanted to take a minute to comment on Magnus Carlsen, the undisputed World Champion who looks poised to defend his title with relative ease.
I watched a couple of the games live and ... | Read More
This is very exciting for me. I was just told that my latest tournament victory at the Sudbury Championship moved my rating from 2300 to 2314, putting me in the top 50 in Canada!
A few of my best games along the way...
... | Read More