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 New Blog!I have recently started up a blog where I will be posting more about chess and my trek to Class A and beyond. It is at: www.thechessblogger.blogspot.com Please just walk over and check it out. If you like it, make sure to subscribe! http://www.chess.com/blog/Gpod/new-blogMon, 16 Sep 2013 20:42:19 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Gpod/new-blogSeattle Chess Club Sunday TornadoA couple days ago I played in the Seattle Chess Club's Sunday Tornado. I finished with a score of 1.5 out of 4- not the greatest, but acceptable. In the first round I played an 1800 player- almost 500 points higer rated than me. I ended up eking o...http://www.chess.com/blog/Gpod/seattle-chess-club-sunday-tornadoTue, 13 Aug 2013 16:34:52 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Gpod/seattle-chess-club-sunday-tornadoThe openings I play as WhiteHere are the openings that I like to play as White:     http://www.chess.com/blog/Gpod/the-openings-i-play-as-whiteFri, 26 Jul 2013 17:32:23 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Gpod/the-openings-i-play-as-whiteThe Seafair OpenOver the last couple days I participated in the Seafair Open at the Seattle Chess Club. 82 players competed in the 5 round event, with Tian Sang and Joshua Sininan tying for first with 4.5 points.  In the first round I played Toshihiro Nagase, a...http://www.chess.com/blog/Gpod/the-seafair-openTue, 23 Jul 2013 14:27:24 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Gpod/the-seafair-openChess Trap #1: The Blackburne-Shilling GambitThe Blackburne-Shilling Gambit is one of the more famous chess traps. Legend says that the famous English master Joseph Henry Blackburne played this trap against amatuers in games for money, thus the name. The main variation in the trap leads to a...http://www.chess.com/blog/Gpod/chess-trap-1-the-blackburne-shilling-gambitSun, 07 Jul 2013 19:53:02 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Gpod/chess-trap-1-the-blackburne-shilling-gambitChess Opening Spotlight #1: The Dynamic Scotch GambitThe Scotch Gambit  is one of those openings that has been around a long time, yet has not been used often in major tournament play. One of the main characteristics of it is that it sacrifices the "d" pawn for a lead in development. After Bc4, B...http://www.chess.com/blog/Gpod/chess-opening-spotlight-1-the-dynamic-scotch-gambitThu, 04 Jul 2013 18:00:19 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Gpod/chess-opening-spotlight-1-the-dynamic-scotch-gambit