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 2014 Washington International BlitzThe Washington International Blitz was lots of fun as are most other blitz tournaments. The nice thing about playing in this tournament is that you are almost bound to play against titled players. In rounds 1 and 2 I played against GM Chirila (258...http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/2014-washington-international-blitzSat, 09 Aug 2014 05:54:43 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/2014-washington-international-blitzBest game ever playedThis was a game that I played on the Internet Chess Club against my friend Abhinay who is normally around 1900 strength: http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/best-game-ever-playedTue, 05 Aug 2014 18:30:43 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/best-game-ever-playedWorld Open 2014Warning: This blog will have minimal commentary since there are nine games to showcase. I will only comment on critical moments or other interesting points in the game. So, as most of you know, I did exceptionally at the World Open U2000 section,...http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/world-open-2014Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:14:21 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/world-open-2014How I beat a CM in 1-minute chessRemember that this game is 1 minute per side so please do not take this game too seriously http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/how-i-beat-a-cm-in-1-minute-chessFri, 27 Jun 2014 14:45:04 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/how-i-beat-a-cm-in-1-minute-chessArlington Action May 2014G/45 D/5 3.5/5 Rd. 1: Rd. 2: Rd. 3: Rd. 4: Rd. 5: http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/arlington-action-may-2014Sun, 01 Jun 2014 05:56:36 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/arlington-action-may-2014My last day of the Cherry Blossom ClassicThe Cherry Blossom was a great tournament in general. All of the playing conditions were great but the only problem I had was how poorly I was playing. In the first two days I scored a measly 1/4 (the one point coming from a full-point bye!) I was...http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/my-last-day-of-the-cherry-blossom-classicTue, 27 May 2014 12:24:16 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/my-last-day-of-the-cherry-blossom-classicBest Tactics Problem?I was using tactics trainer today and I came across the following problem which had a rating of 2134 (my rating was 2115 at the time). The conclusion is truly beautiful. http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/best-tactics-problemWed, 16 Apr 2014 18:33:19 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/best-tactics-problemA funny checkmate in a 1-minute ICC gameThis is a game that I played on the ICC today. Please excuse the poor quality of play as it was a 1-minute game. The checkmate at the end is quite amusing though. http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/a-funny-checkmate-in-a-1-minute-icc-gameSat, 12 Apr 2014 17:56:53 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/a-funny-checkmate-in-a-1-minute-icc-game2014 Maryland Junior Open 3/4So, I tied for first place at the Maryland Junior Open with a score of 3/4. Some of my games are more interesting than others but what can you do. Rd 1. I played against Justin Hung who I have never played before but I was fairly confident that I...http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/2014-maryland-junior-open-34Sun, 06 Apr 2014 10:31:01 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/2014-maryland-junior-open-342014 MD HS ChampionshipsI just realized I didn't post my blog lol: Rd 1 Time control: 45/30 So far so good. Now I just need to keep it up Rd 2: I play against an opponent that I have played against many times now. I have only lost to her once when I was around 800 US...http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/2014-md-hs-championshipsTue, 25 Mar 2014 19:43:32 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/2014-md-hs-championshipsWhy you should develop your pieces Part 3This game that I am about to show you was from round 1 of a tournament in Virginia where I was paired up against an expert and I was rather worried but I managed to play one of the best games of my life. Even experts sometimes don't develop their ...http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/why-you-should-develop-your-pieces-part-3Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:33:48 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/why-you-should-develop-your-pieces-part-3Why you should develop your pieces Part 2At the exact same tournament I played a respectable opponent and he also decided that it would be a good idea to procrastinate his development against me. I go down a pawn again but my compensation is palpable. So remember kids, always develop y...http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/why-you-should-develop-your-pieces-part-2Sun, 23 Mar 2014 15:56:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/why-you-should-develop-your-pieces-part-2Why you should develop your pieces Part 1This is round 2 of the MD High School Championships http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/why-you-should-develop-your-piecesSat, 22 Mar 2014 17:21:09 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/why-you-should-develop-your-piecesThe Only Decent Game I played in the whole Sweet 16Round 2 vs Andrew Mao (Triphoria on chess.com) http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/the-only-decent-game-i-played-in-the-whole-sweet-16Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:45:56 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/the-only-decent-game-i-played-in-the-whole-sweet-16Baltimore Open Rounds 3 and 5This blog was mainly meant for round 5 but just for fun, I decided that I would post my win against my friend as well as I found a couple nice moves to win. Rd. 3: Okay, now on to the more important and interesting game:   http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/baltimore-open-rounds-3-and-5Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:14:49 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/baltimore-open-rounds-3-and-5First Blindfold Game on the siteTitle says it all. This was my first blindfold chess game on the site. It was a 5/2 game in order to avoid flagging. I'm actually rather surprised at how decently I played.  http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/first-blindfold-game-on-the-siteWed, 29 Jan 2014 18:35:03 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/first-blindfold-game-on-the-siteCAC January FIDE Open Rd. 5My opponent was Michael Spencer, a very difficult opponent as I have seen him play very well before. I had 2.5/4 going into the round and I knew that I should try for a win in order for any hope at prize money. Here is the game which I am very pro...http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/cac-january-fide-open-rd-5Sun, 26 Jan 2014 14:39:41 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/cac-january-fide-open-rd-5My 7 Draw-streak at the 40th Annual Eastern Open12/26-29/2013 Open Section 3.5/7 Rd. 1 Rd. 2   Rd. 3   Rd. 4   Rd. 5   Rd. 6   Rd. 7   http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/my-7-draw-streak-at-the-40th-annual-eastern-openMon, 30 Dec 2013 08:21:36 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/my-7-draw-streak-at-the-40th-annual-eastern-openNorthern Virginia Open Rd. 5Round 5 was against WFM Jennifer Yu who is also the #2 girl U-12 by rating in the United States. In the World, she is #15. The game was rather uneventful after I missed one chance for advantage. Well, here's the game: http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/northern-virginia-open-rd-5Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:12:53 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/northern-virginia-open-rd-5Northern Virginia Open Rd. 3In round 3 or the Northern Virginia Open, I played against someone who I have a 0% score in Over The Board Chess. His chess.com username is ChessLegend28. I was very lucky to win this game: http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/northern-virginia-open-rd-3Sun, 10 Nov 2013 17:33:08 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/northern-virginia-open-rd-3