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 Moons Over MiamiIn the quest to work at Tactics and I've landed in a b(l)og?! Agape and agog while not slogging through the fog of existence today. Just finished the last bit of coffee so will my prep for the next Opening Operation prepare me for the withdrawal f...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/moons-over-miamiMon, 25 Feb 2013 13:10:36 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/moons-over-miamiUndressing States All Trippies Everlasting'The' United States Amateur Team EAST finished up last night. A festivus of CheSS fighting spirits shared among IV Boards. You can say what you wanna but only the fairest warriors will be willing to drop the gloves and put IT on the Offensive line...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/undressing-states-all-trippies-everlastingTue, 19 Feb 2013 13:27:49 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/undressing-states-all-trippies-everlastingHow Wicked is Your WitchMy Witch bad my Witch hood My Witch do things wit her broomstick that youse wish yours would. I said My Witch Bad my Witch Hood my Witch put her green tounge in my mouth and I pop woodpusher. Who else is Proud to be a Woodpusher? Push it Good. No ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/how-wicked-is-your-witchMon, 11 Feb 2013 20:52:33 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/how-wicked-is-your-witchA Morrison for your Sins...Fellow Internet Go-ers I say Hello...I hate you...let me yell out my name. Hello...it's late and this blog post is totally lame. Hello...oh WTF why should I even continue? Now that is a stupid question to put on the tip of my hoe. Hello. Jim Morri...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/a-morrison-for-your-sinsFri, 01 Feb 2013 21:03:17 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/a-morrison-for-your-sinsIn a Pelican State...My bowl needs a cleanin but the Super Bowl is better believin this Sunday on the horizon effect on the American electorate will be what it is. Oh Ray used deer juice oh so what he's a real hunter and that's just what they gotta boo...are you scare...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/in-a-pelican-stateWed, 30 Jan 2013 20:15:07 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/in-a-pelican-stateSnowby the TownDo y'all remember Homie the Clown? From the show In Living Color? So MF funny that clown. I've known some people that are afraid of clowns. How can you be afraid of a clown? Humor is usually disarming...that's what I was taught. Honestly I am ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/snowby-the-townFri, 25 Jan 2013 19:29:55 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/snowby-the-townFor Whom the Liberty Bell Tolls...Played in the U1900 Section of the Liberty Bell Open this past weekend. Rolled three zeros to start the 3-day schedule. Painful my friend very painful. But also necessary, nyet? One should not expect the Road to ultimate success to be easy rider. ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/for-whom-the-liberty-bell-tollsWed, 23 Jan 2013 09:37:05 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/for-whom-the-liberty-bell-tollsBarely Able to ContainDon't have a topic selected but I just wanted to Pound Some Keys so here goes. Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm....ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh...lol....hurumph. Lol. This is great. Apparently (it's always so difficult to spell that word) Round 5 at TaTa my dear was full of f...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/barely-able-to-containThu, 17 Jan 2013 22:07:21 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/barely-able-to-containPatriot Acts of Terror...I believe that the New England Patriots should be stripped of their 3 Super Bowl Titles against the St. Louis Rams, Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles. They were caught breaking a rule that was on the books. They beat the Eagles and Panther...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/patriot-acts-of-terrorTue, 15 Jan 2013 11:45:19 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/patriot-acts-of-terrorCircus of the KnightShould the Knight be an attraction at the Circus? All the other pieces move in imaginable ways. The Rook is a duffer who sows the seeds of Hades when he creeps into your backrank. The Bishop acts like it's so proper but then snipes and skewers you...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/circus-of-the-knightSun, 13 Jan 2013 21:08:29 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/circus-of-the-knightStalingrad Variation...I've been reading the book Stalingrad by Antony Beevor and it is incredible. The utter abandon that both the Nazis and the Russians fought wit on the Eastern Front can only be lionized. Check-out this passage : "Richthofen's massive bombing raid...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/stalingrad-variationFri, 11 Jan 2013 18:47:20 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/stalingrad-variationSimply Simagin...Ladies and Beasts of the Night. Today I bring you Vladimir Simagin. A renowned tactician who happily went toe-to-toe with some of the Heavyweights of Chess Past such as Tal and Korchnoi. A player for whom creativity perched high above the actual b...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/simply-simaginFri, 11 Jan 2013 07:37:42 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/simply-simaginRunning Against Guns Empathy...Making moves when you're enraged is difficult. My emotions control me often. It damages my Chess but helps it too. OTB I just want to knock my opponent out. And it doesn't matter if he's say, 10 years old. Now I don't do it. But I want to. And Che...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/running-against-guns-empathyThu, 10 Jan 2013 17:26:21 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/running-against-guns-empathySaban Earns Championship...So Alabama and the SEC cannot be denied history. Notre Dame was kaput after the 1st Quarter. I heard this on-the-fly since it was Kickoff for the Roller-Hockey Season last night. Uh-huh...I know...not the only Hockey kicking off of late. I did wat...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/saban-earns-championshipMon, 07 Jan 2013 22:53:49 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/saban-earns-championshipNFL Playoffs...Have to admit that the N.F.L. Playoffs will take precedence over a weekend Chess tournament this year. Unless it's a Boxing/UFC Superfight or a Candidates/World Championship Match nobody can touch the N.F.L. Playoff system. OK Game 7's are compara...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/nfl-playoffsMon, 07 Jan 2013 08:19:16 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/nfl-playoffsUnapologetic Opponents...Chess Players don't apologize to each other. Nope. When your opponent runs into a landmine so carefully and cleverly laid nobody says Sorry. Isn't that a great part of our game? It hurts more when they actually do. Cause then it's pity. And no sel...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/unapologetic-opponentsFri, 04 Jan 2013 00:59:37 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/unapologetic-opponentsDying for Chess...Would you die for the Game? For one beautiful miniature against a strong player? For immortality? I definitely would. A lot of my favorite players are Dead...and that much better because of that Simple fact. Yeah...I have a lot of favorite Dead Pl...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/dying-for-chessMon, 31 Dec 2012 09:23:46 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/dying-for-chessThe Daily Dirt Redux...Does anyone else really miss Michael Greengards' The Daily Dirt. That column was par excellence up until about 2011. He had a kid and some health issues but Nobody could speak Caissa like Mig. He was a savant. I know he pals around with Gazza and ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/the-week-in-chess-reduxThu, 27 Dec 2012 18:04:20 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/the-week-in-chess-reduxChess/PokerWhat is the comparison/contrast between Poker and Chess? Both are related by strong players as being 'Games' comparable to Life itself. Vladimir Kramnik once said that he thought Poker was too two-dimensional (not a direct quote and please comment...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/chesspokerThu, 27 Dec 2012 09:58:49 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/chesspokerCunning DevikDavid Bronstein was one smart player. Too smart. Having just finished his famous 1953 Candidates Memoir one learns WAY more than just about the Middlegame. The way the Soviets unified to impede the progress of the Westerner Samuel Reshevsky is sim...http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/cunning-devikTue, 25 Dec 2012 10:49:15 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Bustyness21/cunning-devik