Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Moving to Paper...Just signing in one last time here to note that I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, it is just that a week or so ago I decided to move to pen and paper instead of the blog here on chess.com. I had a few glitches occur when trying to post a...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/moving-to-paperSun, 31 Mar 2013 16:23:24 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/moving-to-paperOne Down...3/19/13 Polgar 5334: 368, Chess School 1a: 719 - DONE!, Logical Chess: 7, Winning Chess: 60, Bain: 155, Gillam SCM: 334, Pandolfini BC: Completed, Silman Endgame: Starting Part 3, Mueller DVD: Recap Beginning of Chap. 2 Lost track of what day num...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/5225Wed, 20 Mar 2013 05:49:26 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/522545 to 50 + Attila3/11/13 Polgar 5334: 368, Chess School 1a: 617+, Logical Chess: 5, Winning Chess: 60, Bain: 155, Gillam SCM: 200, Pandolfini BC: Completed, Silman Endgame: Starting Part 3, Mueller DVD: Recap Beginning of Chap. 2 Things have been hectic the last ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/45-to-50--attilaMon, 11 Mar 2013 06:13:59 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/45-to-50--attila43, 443/6/13 Polgar 5334: 368, Chess School 1a: 617+, Logical Chess: 5, Winning Chess: 60, Bain: 155, Gillam SCM: 160+, Pandolfini BC: 270+ Silman Endgame: Completed Part 2, Mueller DVD: 2.6 http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/43-44Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:05:43 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/43-4440, 41, 423/4/13 Polgar 5334: 362, Chess School 1a: 606, Logical Chess: 5, Winning Chess: 60, Bain: 134, Gillam SCM: 150, Pandolfini BC: 250 Silman Endgame: Completed Part 2, Mueller DVD: 2.6I noticed three problem areas when doing these puzzles in the morn...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/40-41Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:50:43 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/40-4136 37 38 and 393/2/13 Polgar 5334: 384, Chess School 1a: 600, Logical Chess: 7, Winning Chess: 60, B: Chap 5, GSCM: 120, PBC: 134 Silman Endgame: Completed Part 2, Mueller DVD: 2.6 Also went over the Scandavian Defense collection of games, that Attila sent to m...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/36-37-38-and-39Sun, 03 Mar 2013 11:18:23 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/36-37-38-and-3934 + 352/26/13 Polgar 5334: 378, Chess School 1a: 569, LC: 3, WC: 60, B: Chap 4, GSCM: 50, PBC: 100 Silman Endgame: Started Part 2, Mueller DVD: 2.3 http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/34--35Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:40:05 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/34--3531, 32, 33 + 1st OTB Tournament in years2/24/13 Polgar 5334: 378, Chess School 1a: 545, LC: 3, WC: 60, B: 3, Silman Endgame: Started Part 2, Mueller DVD: 2.3 Not much progress on the puzzle and book/DVD fronts. Ran into busy spell trying to get proposal done for work, date night on Fri...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/31-32-33--1st-otb-tournament-in-yearsSun, 24 Feb 2013 19:26:19 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/31-32-33--1st-otb-tournament-in-years28, 29, 30 + 3rd Lesson with Attila Turzo 2/21/13 Polgar 5334: 378, Chess School 1a: 527, LC: 3, WC: 40, B: 2, Silman Endgame: Part 1, Mueller DVD: 2.3 Had my third lesson with Mr. Attila Turzo, IM. I have to say that I am really liking these lessons and they seem to get better as I ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/28--3rd-lesson-with-attila-turzoThu, 21 Feb 2013 16:27:16 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/28--3rd-lesson-with-attila-turzo26 & 272/18/13 Polgar 5334: 372, Chess School 1a: 503, LC: 3, WC: 40, B: 1, Silman Endgame: Part 1, Mueller DVD: 2.3 Played over two games that I played yesterday and annotated them. Played black in both of them and also ran some computer analysis to fi...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/26-amp-27Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:14:20 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/26-amp-2723, 24, 25: Trio2/16/13 Polgar 5334: 360, Chess School 1a: 485, LC: 3, WC: 36, Silman Endgame: Chapter 1. (Restart Mueller DVD Chap 2 tomorrow). All going well. Found a couple of old Convekta tactics CDs and played with the for about an hour while watching the n...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/23-24-25-trioSat, 16 Feb 2013 18:20:55 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/23-24-25-trio222/13/13 Polgar 5334: 348, Chess School 1a: 472, LC: 1, WC: 20, Reviewed Mueller Endgame DVD Chapter 1. (Begin Silman Book Tomorrow) Also watched a video on the French Defense. Loving the Sigma Chess and Stockfish combomeal. Went through the 1st c...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/22Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:26:29 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/2220, 21 + Mac Setup2/11/13 and 2/12/13 Polgar 5334: 342, Chess School 1a: 466, LC: 1, WC: 20 Man these puzzles are getting hard. The Ivanschenko mate in twos aren't too bad since they look like a game and you are given a hint, mate w/ queen, etc. But with the Polga...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/20-21--mac-setupWed, 13 Feb 2013 09:05:23 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/20-21--mac-setup18 & 192/9/13 and 2/10/13 Polgar 5334: 336, Chess School 1a: 460, BF: Done, LC: 1, WC: Begin Had rough game with MicMic early this morning. He played some weird defense that I hadn't played before and before I knew it I was a pawn or two down. I didn't ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/18-amp-19Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:52:32 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/18-amp-1915, 16, 17 Tough2/6/13 and 2/8/13 Polgar 5334: 324, Chess School 1a: 448, BF: 220 Things are getting tough with the puzzles. Moved into section 3 in the Ivanschenko and 2 move mates in Polgar. Will have to cut back to 6 per day from each book, they are taking lo...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/15-16-17-toughFri, 08 Feb 2013 20:58:58 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/15-16-17-toughDays 13 & 14 + 2nd Lesson w/ Attila Turzo2/4/13 and 2/5/13 Polgar 5334: 271-306 (now moving into the 2 move mates), Chess School 1a: 403-419, BF: 195 Had my 2nd lesson with IM Attila Turzo yesterday morning and it went well. The plan is to continue with the Polgar and Ivanshenko puzzles...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/days-13-amp-14--2nd-lesson-w-attila-turzoWed, 06 Feb 2013 08:53:37 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/days-13-amp-14--2nd-lesson-w-attila-turzo11 & 122/2/13 and 2/3/13 Polgar 5334: 228-270, Chess School 1a: 391-402, BF: 140   Friday night lost in a terrible game against TheChessorcist. It was part of the Dan Heisman 45/45 slow chess quad thing. It's like I wasn't down materially but TheChess...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/11-amp-12Sun, 03 Feb 2013 12:48:00 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/11-amp-12Day 10.2/1/13 Polgar 5334: 211-228, Chess School 1a: 376-390, BF: 80 Played through and commented on 1/2 hour game I played last night. http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/day-10Sat, 02 Feb 2013 04:54:41 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/day-108 & 9 a blur1/30/13 and 1/31/13 - Polgar 5334: 163-210,   Chess School 1a: 361-375 With the long night, the days are a blur. Started playing a handful of correspondence style online chess here for the first time. Not so bad. With all the talk about Cherne...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/8-amp-9-a-blurThu, 31 Jan 2013 14:30:21 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/8-amp-9-a-blur6 & 71/28/13 - Polgar 5334: 109-132,   Chess School 1a: 337-348 1/29/13 - Polgar 5334: 133-162,   Chess School 1a: 349-360 500 Master Games: #2 Tarrasch - Alekhine (Baden-Baden, 1925) http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/6-amp-7Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:44:18 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marsalone/6-amp-7